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How does the Eve app compare to Apple Home app?

How does the Eve app compare to Apple Home app?

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Apple Home is the dedicated HomeKit app that comes with iOS 10 allowing you to monitor and control your HomeKit enabled devices from your iPhone, your iPad or your Apple Watch. Apple HomeKit tips and tricks without Apple TV A guide to Elgato Eve HomeKit... >>

Five great deals in the GearBest 11.11 sale

Five great deals in the GearBest 11.11 sale

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Electronic retailer, GearBest, is having an online sale offering huge deals on everything from phones to tablets to laptops and smartwatches.Here are five of the best deals we've found:Xiaomi Redmi Note 3This full metal body phone from Xiaomi features... >>

Leica SL shootout: Four photographers test out the full-frame mirrorless system

Leica SL shootout: Four photographers test out the full-frame mirrorless system

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”Remember, remember the fifth of November”. And not because of gunpowder, treason and plot. But because an explosive Leica Akademie workshop took place, which was attended by winners of a Pocket-lint competition for the chance to get their hands on... >>

Seven ways to protect your gadgets from damage

Seven ways to protect your gadgets from damage

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Here are seven ways to protect your gadgets from damage:1. A case in pointRemember the last time you were taking a photo with your phone? Was that the time when, just as you were marvelling at its pleasing smoothness you also realised it was darned slippery... >>

Five exciting new engineering inventions set to change the world

Five exciting new engineering inventions set to change the world

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The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has just launched its Start Your Story campaign for young engineers and innovators on their journey to becoming entrepreneurs.The IET has highlighted a selection of inspirational winners and finalists... >>

How to solve Sick Building Syndrome at home and work

How to solve Sick Building Syndrome at home and work

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Sick Building Syndrome is a condition caused by volatile organic compounds (VOC) in large quantities. People and pets release VOCs when they breathe, perspire or digest, but they are also released from other common items, such as carpet, paint, furniture... >>

Reflecting on the Leica SL: Three photographers talk about the mirrorless marvel

Reflecting on the Leica SL: Three photographers talk about the mirrorless marvel

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Towards the end of 2015 Leica released a brand new system camera to its lineup: the Leica SL. As the world's first mirrorless full-frame camera it represented a shift in the company's thinking - with advanced autofocus, touchscreen control, advanced electronic... >>

A guide to Elgato Eve HomeKit accessories

A guide to Elgato Eve HomeKit accessories

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Elgato's Eve is all about improving your comfort at home. It wants to help you live smarter by giving you the knowledge and insight you need to do this.There are a number of devices available within the Eve range, all of which connect to the Eve app and... >>

What you need to get started with HomeKit

What you need to get started with HomeKit

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In order to have a smarthome, you don't have to be a homeowner.Think about it: let's say you rent an apartment somewhere or maybe live in a dorm room or are using a house share, you can still take your connected devices with you, from one move to the... >>

Pocket-lint Adventures: Filming and editing video while sky diving with the TomTom Bandit

Pocket-lint Adventures: Filming and editing video while sky diving with the TomTom Bandit

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Jumping out of a plane used to be one of the most extreme things you could do. Then getting it all on film was the next level. Now it's all about not only filming the jump but editing it before you've even landed. We did exactly that using the TomTom... >>

Leica competition: Win a place on an exclusive Leica SL photography workshop

Leica competition: Win a place on an exclusive Leica SL photography workshop

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Ever wanted to get your hands on the Leica SL, the company’s first ever full-frame mirrorless camera, to test it out for yourself? Now is your chance.On Saturday 5 November 2016, from 10am to 4pm, Leica will be hosting a special Akademie workshop in... >>

The most common ways people damage gadgets

The most common ways people damage gadgets

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"Let me ring you back. You've actually, don't laugh, caught me when I'm just, er, in the loo, no, no, I'm just washing my hands." You end the call, but your hands are wet and you know how slippery smartphones are. So down it goes, plonking into the wash... >>

Five reasons to invest in a HomeKit device for your home

Five reasons to invest in a HomeKit device for your home

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Apple's HomeKit technology has many benefits. With support for HomeKit built into some connected devices, such as Elgato's Eve range and its Eve Room indoor sensor, you can turn any home into a smarthome quickly and easily. You can then manage it from... >>

Why buy gadget insurance?

Why buy gadget insurance?

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Why should you shell out for tech and gadget insurance? After all, you might be thinking that providing I’m super-careful and keep a watchful eye on the hundreds of pounds’ worth of phone, tablet, laptop, headphones and/or games consoles and other... >>

Five scenarios for getting more from Apple HomeKit

Five scenarios for getting more from Apple HomeKit

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Apple Homekit is finally here. With over 100 products supporting the ecosystem, including Elgato Eve, there are now tonnes of things you can do to your home to help you enjoy it more.Homekit is a system that allows you to quickly and easily control devices,... >>

Win a Probox2 Android Home Entertainment system

Win a Probox2 Android Home Entertainment system

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Pocket-lint has teamed up with Probox2 to give one lucky reader the chance to win a Probox2 Air Android TV box.The PROBOX2 Air is perfect for home entertainment. It is a revolutionary new way to enjoy all of your favourite movies, music, TV series and... >>

Six reasons to have the Probox2 Air Android TV box in your home

Six reasons to have the Probox2 Air Android TV box in your home

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When it comes to home entertainment, especially the new wave of 4K-enabled products, it gets pretty expensive to kit out your home with equipment. And if you’re in a home with multiple screens, it’s even more so.The Probox2 is the latest Android-based... >>

Lumsing's new wall charger offers USB A, USB Type-C, and Quick Charge 3.0

Lumsing's new wall charger offers USB A, USB Type-C, and Quick Charge 3.0

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Most people charge their phones from a computer or the wall charger they received with their phones.But there are other options - including better, faster, more versatile ones. For instance, Lumsing's 48W dual-port Quick Charge 3.0 and USB Type-C wall... >>

Top 5 reasons why you need Nuance Power PDF Standard 2

Top 5 reasons why you need Nuance Power PDF Standard 2

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Anybody who uses their computer for work in an office or at home, or even to make family newsletters and other personal documents, will come across PDF files on a very regular basis. They are an excellent way of formatting pictures and text in one easy-to-read... >>

Gennady Golovkin VS Kell Brook: Watch boxing live

Gennady Golovkin VS Kell Brook: Watch boxing live

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There isn't a person who would not like a good action sequence. Movies are something else but what's your position on the real action? Real action as in, Mixed martial arts, Judo, Muay Thai, Kick Boxing, or Boxing? Where there is real fight, real blood,... >>

Dr Fone iPhone data recovery: How it lets you recover messages, contacts, and more

Dr Fone iPhone data recovery: How it lets you recover messages, contacts, and more

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There are many ways you can lose data on an iOS device.You can delete it, experience a system crash, forget your password, catch a virus, damage your device, or have your device stolen altogether. Factory resets, iOS updates, jailbreaking/flashing, and... >>

Pocket-lint Adventures: Running the Gung-Ho Obstacle race with the TomTom Bandit

Pocket-lint Adventures: Running the Gung-Ho Obstacle race with the TomTom Bandit

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Obstacle Course Races are all the rage with many event organisers opting to see how muddy and gruesome they can go. Gung-Ho takes a different approach. Instead of mud filled sheep dips and obstacles involving you carrying logs up a hill until you are... >>

Pocket-lint Adventures: Out on the water with the Sea-Doo RXT-X 300 with the TomTom Bandit

Pocket-lint Adventures: Out on the water with the Sea-Doo RXT-X 300 with the TomTom Bandit

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When you think of personal watercrafts, or Jet Bikes as most of us refer to them, you picture sunny times off a beach in the Caribbean going at a slow leisurely pace and looking forward to sipping a Pina Colada once you return to the resort bar.But... >>

PixelPhone app for Android makes light work of phoning people

PixelPhone app for Android makes light work of phoning people

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The default phone and contact apps on Android are good, but they only get you so far. They don't allow a huge amount of customisation for example, nor do they look to support international business travellers in the way that you might need. PixelPhone... >>

My Passport Ultra hard drive lets you store up to 177 hours of 4K footage

My Passport Ultra hard drive lets you store up to 177 hours of 4K footage

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This is sponsored advertising content in association with Western Digital.If you’re into video, you know how quickly your hard drive can fill up. A 1080 shoot here, a 4K shoot there. It soon goes. For most of us, a laptop with 128GB or 256GB of hard... >>

Pocket-lint Adventures: Go karting with the TomTom Bandit

Pocket-lint Adventures: Go karting with the TomTom Bandit

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As keen karters we often visit one of the many TeamSport go-kart tracks in London, so when we decided to expand our Pocket-lint Adventures to take in a few laps, we could think of nowhere better.The fact that we hadn't raced at TeamSport's London Docklands indoor... >>

11 reasons to upgrade your doorbell

11 reasons to upgrade your doorbell

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When was the last time you found a "we tried to deliver" card on your door mat, but you were home? With more and more of us opting to have things delivered to our home, it can be challenging to not only make sure we are are in, but that we also hear... >>

Pocket-lint Adventures: Monkeying around on Go Ape with TomTom Bandit

Pocket-lint Adventures: Monkeying around on Go Ape with TomTom Bandit

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Although there's lots to do at ground level in Alice Holt Forest, Surrey, some of the greatest adventures are to be had in the tree tops. With separate Go Ape courses for both adults and children, there's plenty of monkeying around to be had, for big... >>

10 reasons the Honeywell Lyric Security and Home Control System is amazing

10 reasons the Honeywell Lyric Security and Home Control System is amazing

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Many of us lead busy and sometimes stressful lives, rushing about here, there and everywhere trying to get things done. It is hard enough to fit everything in and keep everything ticking along smoothly, without having to worry about things such as your... >>

Pocket-lint Adventures: Eventing with the TomTom Bandit

Pocket-lint Adventures: Eventing with the TomTom Bandit

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Horse racing, horse riding, eventing, jumping, point-to-point. There are plenty of ways to enjoy riding horses, and for the most part it is one of those sports that not many are not able to do.We visited Plum Park Farm in Northamptonshire, a riding school... >>

8 reasons Sony Bravia TVs are setting the pace in 2016

8 reasons Sony Bravia TVs are setting the pace in 2016

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There’s a lot to take in if you’re thinking of buying a new TV these days. New technologies are revolutionising picture quality, smart features are becoming ever more sophisticated, and there have never been so many content sources to choose from.... >>

Pocket-lint Adventures: Single track riding with the TomTom Bandit

Pocket-lint Adventures: Single track riding with the TomTom Bandit

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Swinley Forest in Surrey has a cornucopia of activities for those who like to enjoy the great outdoors. This expanse of pine forest is part of the Crown Estate, but also home to a great selection of single track routes for riders of all abilities to enjoy.We... >>

Honeywell Lyric ecosystem: What is it and what does it work with?

Honeywell Lyric ecosystem: What is it and what does it work with?

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With so many smart home platforms, ecosystems and products available, the terminology can get confusing, especially as many require an investment of time, money, and brainpower.It's not all complicated though. Honeywell's Lyric system, for instance,... >>

Seven cool features of the Sony XD93 TV

Seven cool features of the Sony XD93 TV

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Television technology is going through an unprecedented period of change right now. The combination of new Ultra HD screens, high dynamic range technology (HDR) and ever-changing, ever-expanding smart TV features has made it harder than ever for consumers... >>

Deal: Get money off these Lumsing chargers that will have you powered up in no time

Deal: Get money off these Lumsing chargers that will have you powered up in no time

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If you are heading off on holiday this year then you'll want to make sure you've always got enough power on your phone to catch that selfie of yourself on the beach or next to an amazing landmark.Lumsing has teamed up with Pocket-lint to bring you a number... >>

What is 4K HDR and how will it change your TV?

What is 4K HDR and how will it change your TV?

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The talk of the town is 4K HDR, arriving with force in 2016, and changing just about everything about home entertainment. It appears in a number of guises and forms, but more importantly, perhaps, than the resolution race of recent years, the HDR side... >>

Why you need a water leak detector

Why you need a water leak detector

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For many of us, our homes are our pride and joy. It doesn't matter what size home you have, whether you own it or rent it, or if it's super clean or super messy. It's home and that means many of us will want to do everything we can to protect it to ensure... >>

Is it time to upgrade your phone?

Is it time to upgrade your phone?

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We live in a world that is rapidly changing when it comes to technology. No sooner have you bought the latest smartphone, a newer, shinier and more advanced device has superseded it.It's pretty annoying. One minute you have the best phone out there with... >>

TPO, the US carrier that gives 10 per cent of your phone bill to charity

TPO, the US carrier that gives 10 per cent of your phone bill to charity

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Hey do-gooder, here's a chance for you to do even more do-gooding. By making sure every month 10 per cent of your monthly phone bill costs go to charity.TPO, aka the The People's Operator, is a mobile network provider that gives back the more you spend.... >>

What is Demand Response, and how it can save you money?

What is Demand Response, and how it can save you money?

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Everybody likes to save money, especially when it comes to bills, and being smarter with your energy could save you hundreds of dollars a year.In the US, a program called Demand Response will help ensure you're being as energy efficient as possible.Here's... >>

The smarthome journey so far

The smarthome journey so far

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The term smarthome has become increasingly common, no longer a phrase we associate with the future, instead become something of the now.The evolution of the smarthome hasn't happened overnight however. It has been a long road to bring us to the present... >>

Honeywell Water Leak and Freeze Detector explained

Honeywell Water Leak and Freeze Detector explained

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Small issues can develop into major problems if they aren't dealt quickly. Spilling red wine on a cream carpet for example, isn't something you want to leave unattended for too long. While in this case it wouldn't be catastrophic if you did, aside from... >>

Best 2015 phones to buy in 2016

Best 2015 phones to buy in 2016

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This year has already seen some excellent smartphones launch and no doubt there will be a few more to follow. We've already seen Samsung's fabulous Galaxy S7 and S7 edge hit the shelves, Apple introduce a new 4-incher in the iPhone SE, HTC step back into... >>

How to get free data, texts, and calls

How to get free data, texts, and calls

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Mobile plans aren't exactly cheap.  However, mobile carrier FreedomPop, which launched in the UK last year after first debuting in the US, is offering customers voice calls, texts, and mobile data at no cost.  More specifically, you can get 200 minutes,... >>

Win two tickets to Goodwood to see the Lexus LC 500 sports coupe

Win two tickets to Goodwood to see the Lexus LC 500 sports coupe

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The amazing new Lexus LC 500 sports coupe is making its first UK appearance as one of the star cars at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed and we are giving you the chance to witness its debut as part of an exclusive prize package courtesy of Lexus. The... >>

How to get your Android phone ready to sell

How to get your Android phone ready to sell

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You've just bought the latest Android superphone so there are two things you need to take care of: firstly, you need to liberate your content and data from your old Android handset and secondly, you need to sell it, to liberate some cash. Android offers... >>

Get money off a Lumsing fast charger with Quick Charge 2.0 that will have your battery back to full power within 80 minutes

Get money off a Lumsing fast charger with Quick Charge 2.0 that will have your battery back to full power within 80 minutes

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We're not sure about you, but for us here at Pocket-lint we can never find enough chargers in the house or office for all our gadgets. It doesn't have to be that way though.The Lumsing Quick Charge 2.0 40W Multi-Port USB Desktop Charger is a five USB... >>

Want to sell your phone? Here's how

Want to sell your phone? Here's how

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These days there are plenty of options for selling your phone but few are as simple as musicMagpie.Although its name doesn't initially scream gadget recycling service and store, that's exactly what it is and selling your phone is as easy as pie (no pun... >>

The hidden value in your house: 30 devices you could turn into cash

The hidden value in your house: 30 devices you could turn into cash

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If you love tech as much as we do, the chances are you have a few old gadgets lying around the house, whether in a cupboard, a drawer or just cluttering up the kitchen table. Those gadgets might not be the latest and greatest, but they aren't worthless... >>

Learn how to take better pictures

Learn how to take better pictures

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Have you ever wanted to get more from your camera, or to understand how to actually use it rather than just using the "Automatic" setting all the time? Udemy's courses are designed to take you through the process of understanding your camera so you can... >>