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Best iPhone 6 Plus apps: Best apps for the 5.5-inch monster (and 3D Touch)

Best iPhone 6 Plus apps: Best apps for the 5.5-inch monster (and 3D Touch)

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So, you now own an iPhone 6S Plus and want to know if there are any apps available specifically for your new Apple-made phablet? Why, yes...yes there are quite a few good apps to choose from. Many of them simply take advantage of the phone's 5.5-inch... >>

Pets riding robot vacuums

Pets riding robot vacuums

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Cats and dogs and other pets - for reasons unknown to mere humans - love to hitch rides on the backs of robot vacuums. We had the LG Hom-Bot roaming around our house last year, for instance, and while it did its thing, our red tabby cat, Luther, loved... >>

Best Apple TV apps to try right now

Best Apple TV apps to try right now

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Apple unveiled the new Apple TV in September during its iPhone 6S event, and now that set-top box is widely available to buy online or through Apple's retail stores. That means it's time to start figuring out which Apple TV apps you want to download first.... >>

21 fantastic photo and video apps for capturing family moments

21 fantastic photo and video apps for capturing family moments

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Whether it's Christmastime or your kid's birthday, chances are you'll be ready to capture your next family moment with an iPhone or Android. After all, most people don't own a fancy DSLR, but they do have access to a smartphone. And thanks to photo and... >>

20 Snapchatters to follow for their awesome Snapchat stories

20 Snapchatters to follow for their awesome Snapchat stories

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It's easy to find famous or interesting people to follow on all sorts of social networks, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Vine, but Snapchat is the exception. It's not even remotely close to easy. To add Snapchatters on Snapchat, you have... >>

7 Snapchat tips and tricks you probably had no clue about

7 Snapchat tips and tricks you probably had no clue about

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Snapchat is easy to learn and use, as long as you have someone around to show you the ropes. You can take a photo or a video, then add a caption or a doodle, and send it to a friend (or add it to your story to broadcast with select friends). Your friends... >>

Google's best Android apps and games of 2015

Google's best Android apps and games of 2015

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It's that time of year when companies announce year-end statistics and name their "best of" award winners, and Google is the latest to join the crowd, with its annual round-up of the best Android apps, games, and more. The company didn't specifically... >>

What's the point of Snapchat and how does it work?

What's the point of Snapchat and how does it work?

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You've probably heard about Snapchat. It's the popular mobile app that allows you to send videos and pictures, both of which will self destruct after a few seconds of a person viewing them. Snapchat is also a fun messaging app. You can take a photo or... >>

9 tips for recording better video with your smartphone

9 tips for recording better video with your smartphone

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Thanks to smartphones, recording video has never been so easy or effortless. Everyone has a powerful video camera in their pocket: a smartphone. And with a little practice and access to a few key tips, even you - yes, you - can start recording great footage,... >>

How to transfer app and game data between iOS devices

How to transfer app and game data between iOS devices

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Congratulations! You own a new iPhone or iPad. Although you're happy to be an owner of a new iOS device, you're likely losing sleep over whether all your app data and game saves have transferred between your old device and the glorious new one. Well,... >>

Making the switch? How to change from Android to iPhone 6S or 6S Plus

Making the switch? How to change from Android to iPhone 6S or 6S Plus

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We're leaving Android. For iOS. More specifically, for the iPhone 6S. We're not platform-prejudice, as we've used everything from the Nokia Lumia 1020 to the Nexus 6P, but lately we've strictly been toting around an Android phone. We're also using a LTE-enabled... >>

64 of the best Christmas movies you can stream right now

64 of the best Christmas movies you can stream right now

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If you're anything like us, you plan to watch as many Christmas films as possible over the holiday season. There are tonnes of films to choose from, after all, including cult classics, cute newbies, and of course the occasional oddballs that you secretly... >>

Norad Tracks Santa vs Google Santa Tracker: Which tracks Father Christmas best?

Norad Tracks Santa vs Google Santa Tracker: Which tracks Father Christmas best?

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It's Christmas Eve and that means the big man is almost here to deliver presents. There are two really good options for the young and old to keep abreast of the movements of Father Christmas online. One is from NORAD and Microsoft combined, while the... >>

5 best laptops for Windows 10: The best available to buy today

5 best laptops for Windows 10: The best available to buy today

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Windows 10 has been out since last summer, and by the looks of things, it's a massive improvement to the previous version of Microsoft's operating system. In a nutshell: it's completely refined and packed with new features. If you've already taken advantage... >>

Which is the best movie streaming service in the US? Netflix vs Prime Instant Video vs PlayStation Vue vs Sling TV vs Hulu Plus and more

Which is the best movie streaming service in the US? Netflix vs Prime Instant Video vs PlayStation Vue vs Sling TV vs Hulu Plus and more

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Pocket-lint has already detailed the best media streaming services available in the UK, and now we've done the same for the US. Such services have become increasingly important to the way that we consume our content, and fortunately, there are so many... >>

FAA has started making US drone owners register: Here's how to do it

FAA has started making US drone owners register: Here's how to do it

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We've officially reached peak drone... in the US, anyway. Starting now, anyone who wants to fly a drone in the US must register. The FAA has made it mandatory for all drones and their owners to be formally registered - presumably to bring more accountability... >>

Kim K's bum and other assets have been emoji-fied

Kim K's bum and other assets have been emoji-fied

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Sometimes you just need to use Kim Kardashian's arse as a response in a conversation. No? Never? Oh. Guess it's just us then. Anyway, thanks to the reality star's latest product for iPhone and iPad, we now have an easy way of inserting her, um, goods... >>

Sleepy from binge-watching? These Netflix socks pause the TV if you doze

Sleepy from binge-watching? These Netflix socks pause the TV if you doze

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Netflix has invented smart socks that can determine when you fall asleep. Not only that but they'll also pause your show so you don't miss a single thing. But you can't buy these socks. You have to make them yourself. Last autumn, Netflix published instructions... >>

Experience Christmas at the White House thanks to virtual reality

Experience Christmas at the White House thanks to virtual reality

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Christmas is a pretty big deal at the White House. There's an official indoor Christmas Tree - and it's given a new and specific theme each year. Plus, there are a tonne of holiday traditions and interesting decorations, which you can read about here.... >>

Moto 360 Sport: When can you get it and for how much?

Moto 360 Sport: When can you get it and for how much?

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The Moto 360 Sport debuted a few months ago at IFA 2015, but Motorola weren't as forthcoming with its details as the standard Moto 360. We were told it would release after the second-gen Moto 360 but other than that, information was pretty thin on... >>

Self-driving cars: 14 automakers betting on driverless vehicles

Self-driving cars: 14 automakers betting on driverless vehicles

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Stop thinking about self-driving cars as something far-off or futuristic. They're here. They're now. They're being made and tested and shown off by companies like Google, BMW, and Tesla - the latter of which has already released self-driving features... >>

Hyundai Ioniq: This is what Hyundai's first all-electric vehicle looks like

Hyundai Ioniq: This is what Hyundai's first all-electric vehicle looks like

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Hyundai is getting ready to debut its first all-electric vehicle, the Ioniq. To get you pumped for the big reveal, the South Korean car maker has published new teaser shots of the car and announced details about it. The teasers are two renderings, both... >>

Facebook Messenger now lets you hail an Uber: Here's how it works

Facebook Messenger now lets you hail an Uber: Here's how it works

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Facebook and Uber have just teamed up to integrate the ride-hailing service into the Facebook Messenger app. While at first you might think "whatever", it's actually a neat setup. For instance, say you're using Messenger to chat with a friend who is about... >>

How to lose belly fat… Ask Google, everyone else did in 2015

How to lose belly fat… Ask Google, everyone else did in 2015

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The results are in, and it looks like people both in the US and outside of the country were really interested in the welfare of Lamar Odom. And in the UK specifically, people were super concerned about how to lose belly fat. Google releases a series of... >>

Google with its driverless cars wants to become an Uber

Google with its driverless cars wants to become an Uber

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Google is making an entire, standalone business for its self-driving cars, and the purpose of this unit is to offer Uber-like rides. According to Bloomberg, Google's ride-for-hire business will launch under its parent company, Alphabet Inc, sometime next... >>