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50 best iPhone apps and games of 2015

50 best iPhone apps and games of 2015

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Each year Apple reveals which iPhone apps and games were big smashes in the preceding 12 months and this year is no exception. It has been an excellent year for gaming and productivity software, so there were plenty of options when it came to narrowing... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: Hitman Agent 47, Fungus the Bogeyman...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: Hitman Agent 47, Fungus the Bogeyman...

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Yeah, we know it's Christmas Day and that there's loads on the telly. There's the Doctor Who Christmas special, Downton Abbey finale and, of course, you can't miss the Queen's Speech. But what are you going to watch on the weekend to follow while you... >>

How to upgrade your Xbox One storage by 2TB and more: That’s up to 100 games

How to upgrade your Xbox One storage by 2TB and more: That’s up to 100 games

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It cannot be disputed that the new generation of gaming has been an outstanding success, with more consoles shifted than ever before and more games in the first couple of years after launch than many could have dreamed of. However, there is one issue... >>

PS4 improves entertainment line-up with new All 4 app

PS4 improves entertainment line-up with new All 4 app

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Although the PlayStation 4 has always been the current generation console most targeted at hardcore gamers, even that community has bemoaned the lack of certain entertainment and streaming apps over its two-year lifespan. In particular, while BBC iPlayer... >>

The Beatles finally arrive on music streaming services from Christmas Eve: Spotify, Apple Music and more

The Beatles finally arrive on music streaming services from Christmas Eve: Spotify, Apple Music and more

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Although The Beatles' vast selection of albums and songs have been available to purchase digitally for a while, none of them have been available to stream as part of a subscription. However, that is about to change; the remaining members of the band have... >>

Google and Ford teaming up to create the self-driving cars you could own

Google and Ford teaming up to create the self-driving cars you could own

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During the CES trade show in January, it is rumoured that Google and Ford will announce a partnership to build autonomous, self-driving vehicles for the future. The companies have individually been active in the field for a while, with Ford revealing... >>

4K Netflix comes to YouView thanks to BT: Watch Ultra HD shows and films on your box

4K Netflix comes to YouView thanks to BT: Watch Ultra HD shows and films on your box

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BT's YouView has become the first pay TV service to get access to 4K Netflix content through a set-top-box. That means BT subscribers who also pay for top tier Netflix membership can access Ultra HD versions of shows like Narcos, Better Call Saul and... >>

Sky Broadband porn filter will be switched on by default for every customer, here's what it does and how to turn it off again

Sky Broadband porn filter will be switched on by default for every customer, here's what it does and how to turn it off again

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After successful trials of a "default on" approach with its Sky Broadband Shield service for some customers, the company has made the bold step of switching on porn and adult content filters for every customer by default. From 2016, new customers who... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: Christmas special!

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: Christmas special!

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It's Christmas time, there's no need to be afraid... of the lack of quality Chrimbo shows and films on telly. Not if you have a streaming box, such as a Roku, or have access to multiple streaming services and apps. You can rest assured that on the build... >>

Caught by Canary: Burglars, cats and funny moments caught on the smart security camera

Caught by Canary: Burglars, cats and funny moments caught on the smart security camera

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Thanks to being able to place it anywhere in your home, smart security system Canary is a doddle to set-up and will send HD video to your smartphone whenever it captures something it thinks you should be alerted by. That can often include a home intrusion... >>

Nintendo Wii U owners get music streaming option thanks to Napster

Nintendo Wii U owners get music streaming option thanks to Napster

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From today, Nintendo Wii U owners will be able to stream music through their consoles thanks to a partnership between Nintendo and Napster. Xbox One owners have had access to Groove Music for a while, with the latest dashboard update integrating the subscription... >>

Nelson’s Column turns into a giant lightsaber and other crazy pictures from the Star Wars: The Force Awakens London premiere

Nelson’s Column turns into a giant lightsaber and other crazy pictures from the Star Wars: The Force Awakens London premiere

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You'd have to be living under a rock not to realise that Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens is now in cinemas. And that the star-studded European premiere took place in London last night, 16 December. As part of the celebrations, Disney turned... >>

Your EE Power Bar could be unsafe, EE will swap it for £20 as part of mass recall

Your EE Power Bar could be unsafe, EE will swap it for £20 as part of mass recall

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You know that thing that no matter how good an intention might be, it can sometimes come back to bite you on the derrier? Well, EE is in that position as it is having to recall every one of the free Power Bars it handed to customers as part of a promotion.... >>

The Climb preview: Virtual hands hanging-on with Crytek's Oculus exclusive VR game

The Climb preview: Virtual hands hanging-on with Crytek's Oculus exclusive VR game

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We've experienced plenty of games and demos on Oculus and other virtual reality headsets over the last couple of years, but few have left us in a puddle of sweat quite so capably as Crytek's new game. And we mean that in a good way. The Climb is an Oculus... >>

Twitter Moments comes to the UK, you'll never need regular news channels again

Twitter Moments comes to the UK, you'll never need regular news channels again

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Twitter has announced that its Moments feature is coming to the UK soon. Already established in the US, Twitter Moments presents trends and news events in a content-rich fashion, that you can see without hundreds of other tweets and scan through quickly.... >>

The Great Christmas Giveaway Day 12: Win an Xbox One Elite Bundle with Rise of the Tomb Raider

The Great Christmas Giveaway Day 12: Win an Xbox One Elite Bundle with Rise of the Tomb Raider

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Welcome to The Great Christmas Giveaway 2015, giving you the chance to win some great prizes in the run up to Christmas right here on Pocket-lint. We'll be giving away a great piece of kit every single day, with something for everyone, from smartphones... >>

Is this the Samsung Galaxy S7? Pictures reveal iPhone-like chassis

Is this the Samsung Galaxy S7? Pictures reveal iPhone-like chassis

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Pictures have appeared online - on Chinese website Weibo - that are of an alleged chassis for the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S7. Common belief is that the handset will be announced in February or March, which makes sense considering Samsung's traditional... >>

Apple TV gets BBC iPlayer at last

Apple TV gets BBC iPlayer at last

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The BBC has finally released a dedicated iPlayer app for Apple TV, with the service now available to download on the fourth generation player from today. All of the BBC iPlayer content is accessible from the new Apple TV but those used to the app's layout... >>

This is the best Star Wars movie you’ll see this year, Battlefront running in 4K 60fps

This is the best Star Wars movie you’ll see this year, Battlefront running in 4K 60fps

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At the end of November, we published a series of screengrabs said to be taken in-game of Star Wars Battlefront running the Toddyhancer 2.0 mod, and we thought they were spectacular. However, as amazing as they still are we think there's a better example... >>

Japanese police creates special squad to take down 'nuisance' drones

Japanese police creates special squad to take down 'nuisance' drones

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The Tokyo police force is to launch a special unit to locate and capture nuisance drones, including those flown by members of the public. It is part of new counter terrorism measures being put in place in the Japanese capital, with the threat of piloted... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Ridiculous 6...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, NOW TV and more: The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Ridiculous 6...

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Another week has flown by and we're at the point where many of us get to put our feet up, ready for some prime TV viewing. However, unless you're a sucker for reality shows, is there anything on terrestrial telly that floats our boats these days? That's... >>

The Great Christmas Giveaway Day 8: Win an Nvidia Shield Android TV and Shield Tablet K1

The Great Christmas Giveaway Day 8: Win an Nvidia Shield Android TV and Shield Tablet K1

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Welcome to The Great Christmas Giveaway 2015, giving you the chance to win some great prizes in the run up to Christmas right here on Pocket-lint. We'll be giving away a great piece of kit every single day, with something for everyone, from smartphones... >>

77,000 Steam accounts hacked every month, make sure you protect yours

77,000 Steam accounts hacked every month, make sure you protect yours

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Valve has revealed that a staggering 77,000 Steam accounts are hacked each month, with the problem multiplying dramatically since the introduction of Steam Trading - the ability to trade away gift copies of games, in-game items and Steam Trading Cards.... >>

Here are the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailers all in the one place

Here are the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailers all in the one place

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In a galaxy not so far, far away a certain movie hits UK cinemas on 17 December and we don't know about you, but we're hugely excited. Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens will finally be released and we'll be first in the queue to see it. However,... >>

Pebble Classic and Steel owners also get timeline and unlimited apps

Pebble Classic and Steel owners also get timeline and unlimited apps

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Pebble is bringing its new firmware and timeline feature to the older smartwatches in its line-up. Pebble Time, Time Steel and Time Round users have been enjoying Pebble Firmware 3.0, with the handy way to see notifications, events and calender entries... >>