Archive for Rik Henderson

ITV will soon ditch the ads on ITV Hub, as long as you pay £3.99 a month

ITV will soon ditch the ads on ITV Hub, as long as you pay £3.99 a month

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One of the biggest bugbears we have about the ITV Hub is the proliferation of adverts that play before each catch-up show. Yes, the channel needs to make money somehow and is a commercial enterprise, but there's so many of them you can be forgiven for... >>

PaRappa the Rapper coming to a smartphone near you, time to jump, kick...

PaRappa the Rapper coming to a smartphone near you, time to jump, kick...

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There's a lot of talk about Mario's mobile debut at the minute, with Super Mario Run to be released for iPhone and iPad on Thursday 15 December, but there's one games character coming to smartphone that has us even more excited.Not content with giving... >>

Virgin TV TellyTablet preview: Virgin Media’s 14-incher more telly than tablet

Virgin TV TellyTablet preview: Virgin Media’s 14-incher more telly than tablet

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Although the Virgin TV V6 box was far from a surprise when it was announced in London in November, not least because the company itself had tweeted teasers, a partnering 14-inch tablet device most definitely caught us off guard. Virgin Media has never... >>

New Nvidia Shield Android TV box and controller expected for CES 2017

New Nvidia Shield Android TV box and controller expected for CES 2017

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Nvidia's Shield Android TV box has been around for more than a year but is still the flagbearer for Android set-top-boxes. It was the first media streamer to offer Netflix in 4K and with HDR, and its Tegra X1 processor and 3GB of RAM ensured that it zipped through... >>

Virgin TV V6 box preview: Is Virgin Media's 4K HDR TiVo box a Sky Q beater?

Virgin TV V6 box preview: Is Virgin Media's 4K HDR TiVo box a Sky Q beater?

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When Sky announced a new flagship box and service a year ago it instantly became the best TV device and platform on the market. Sky Q was groundbreaking, fresh and took paid TV in an all-new direction.It made Sky’s own existing systems look outdated... >>

Now all Sonos users can now control their systems from Spotify

Now all Sonos users can now control their systems from Spotify

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Sonos and Spotify have long been associated with each other, but the relationship has become even closer as you now control your connected music system from the Spotify app.Initially available on select devices and as part of the Sonos Public Beta 7.0,... >>

10 best TV shows to catch on Freeview Play this Christmas

10 best TV shows to catch on Freeview Play this Christmas

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It's almost Christmas and that means there's a stack of amazing TV shows coming up on the old gogglebox.All of the major channels will be hosting specials and festive fun, with some major returns and debuts along the way. There's also one or two old faves... >>

Your next Apple Watch could be round, according to leaked patent

Your next Apple Watch could be round, according to leaked patent

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An Apple patent has been unearthed that suggests the company is working on a round version of its Apple Watch. Or, at least, that it has mulled it over in the past year.The patent, titled "Electronic Device Having Display With Curved Edges", shows a circular... >>

How to download Netflix movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet

How to download Netflix movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet

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After years of subscriber requests and insistence that it would never happen, Netflix has finally added offline viewing to its iOS and Android apps.That means users of iPhones, iPads and Android phones and tablets can now download and store Netflix movies... >>

NES Classic Mini controller problem solved, add this Bluetooth adapter

NES Classic Mini controller problem solved, add this Bluetooth adapter

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There's no doubt about it, the NES Classic Mini is a fantastic little games console - hence it's sold out almost everywhere.We've loved revisiting the 30 Nintendo Entertainment System games that come pre-installed. What we don't love, however, is having... >>

Apple adds (Product)Red Beats Solo 3 Wireless headphones and Pill+ speakers to charity line

Apple adds (Product)Red Beats Solo 3 Wireless headphones and Pill+ speakers to charity line

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Apple supports the (Product)Red campaign all year round, but in honour of World AIDS Day will offer special editions of popular iOS apps on the App Store for the coming week. It has also announced four new (Product)Red products, including a couple of... >>

Why choose Freeview Play? 7 reasons to go free for catch-up TV

Why choose Freeview Play? 7 reasons to go free for catch-up TV

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Launched in October last year, the Freeview Play service has gathered momentum of late. Many more supported devices are now available and the free catch-up technology from the UK's major digital television provider is proving an excellent alternative... >>

What Freeview Play TV or set-top-box is best for you?

What Freeview Play TV or set-top-box is best for you?

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There's a revolution happening in TV catch-up. Paid TV services have long offered on demand services, as have individual applications for a multitude of broadcasters, but now there's a subscription free alternative to catching up on television shows you've... >>

Virgin TV V6 box vs Sky Q: What's the difference?

Virgin TV V6 box vs Sky Q: What's the difference?

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Sky Q has been around for just over a year and has been the undisputed king of paid TV in all that time. Now a new kid is on the block, hoping to steal that crown.Virgin TV is the collective name for a new family of devices and services from Virgin Media,... >>

Virgin TV V6 TiVo box is 4K HDR ready and joined by a 14-inch Android TellyTablet

Virgin TV V6 TiVo box is 4K HDR ready and joined by a 14-inch Android TellyTablet

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Virgin Media has unveiled not one device, as expected, but two. The Virgin TV V6 box, powered by TiVo, is now official, but so too is a 14-inch HD TellyTablet that enables you to watch live TV, on demand content and your Virgin TV recordings in any room... >>

What is Virgin TV? Everything you need to know about Virgin Media's Virgin TV V6 box, TellyTablet and more

What is Virgin TV? Everything you need to know about Virgin Media's Virgin TV V6 box, TellyTablet and more

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After a few teases and much speculation, Virgin Media has finally lifted the lid off its new television set-top-box, the Virgin TV V6 box, powered by TiVo.It is half the size of the existing TiVo box, faster, contains more TV tuners and is 4K HDR enabled.It... >>

Sky Mobile will let you roll over your unused data for up to 3 years

Sky Mobile will let you roll over your unused data for up to 3 years

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Sky has officially announced its entry into the mobile network market with Sky Mobile, its first 4G service.It is initially offered with 12-month contracts and SIM only, although phones, such as Samsung devices and iPhones, will become available in 2017.... >>

Final Fantasy 15 Sony Walkman, headphones and speaker will have fans freaking

Final Fantasy 15 Sony Walkman, headphones and speaker will have fans freaking

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Final Fantasy 15 (or XV, as it's officially designated) makes its long awaited debut tomorrow, 29 November, and Sony Japan has crafted some special edition audio products to celebrate.The daddy of three limited edition devices is a Final Fantasy 15 Sony... >>

Best Cyber Monday and Black Friday UK games deals: Amazing PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo and Steam deals

Best Cyber Monday and Black Friday UK games deals: Amazing PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo and Steam deals

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We've had the Black Friday weekend and now Cyber Monday is upon us, so you still have a few hours to snag a games bargain. And not only can you get the best games, you can also get yourself a shiny new console for a song.That's why we've put together... >>

Best Cyber Monday and Black Friday UK tablet deals: iPad, Android, Surface, Amazon and more

Best Cyber Monday and Black Friday UK tablet deals: iPad, Android, Surface, Amazon and more

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With Christmas coming up fast, sales season is picking up the pace, especially with Black Friday and now Cyber Monday upon us.There's no better time to snaffle a quality Christmas present for a loved one or even yourself, and why not a shiny new tablet?Plenty... >>

Huge No Man’s Sky Foundation update makes it well worth visiting again

Huge No Man’s Sky Foundation update makes it well worth visiting again

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No Man's Sky polarised opinion on launch like few games in memory. We loved it, but many didn't feel they got the game they were promised.It was hampered by issues on the PC version and plenty of PS4 gamers found it lacking in gameplay or variety.We were... >>

Amazon goes Black Friday mad with cheap PS4 and Xbox One S consoles from £200 with free games

Amazon goes Black Friday mad with cheap PS4 and Xbox One S consoles from £200 with free games

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Amazon has been offering some great deals on games and consoles over the last couple of weeks but you'd have to go some to better it's special discounts for Black Friday itself.Throughout 25 November, you can nab a 500GB PlayStation 4, a copy of Uncharted... >>

You can nab an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite for £80, but be quick about it!

You can nab an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite for £80, but be quick about it!

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Amazon is one of the biggest drivers for Black Friday deals and you can often find great bargains on its homegrown tech especially.Take its Kindle Paperwhite, for example. The eBook reader that many believe is one of the best on the market (ourselves... >>

Amazing Black Friday deal: Grab an Amazon Fire tablet for just £30, Fire TV Stick just £25

Amazing Black Friday deal: Grab an Amazon Fire tablet for just £30, Fire TV Stick just £25

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Amazon has been heavily discounting its own tech products each day in the build up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and its Fire tablet is now just a penny shy of £30.The Fire tablet, reviewed here, was already a bit of a bargain at £50, but with... >>

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 tipped for early 2017, could have A10X processor

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 tipped for early 2017, could have A10X processor

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Apple is said to be preparing an all-new size for its iPad range. A 10.5-inch iPad Pro is rumoured for release in the first quarter of 2017.At present, Apple has the 7.9-inch iPad mini 4, plus 9.7- and 12.9-inch iPad Pro tablets. The 9.7-inch iPad Air... >>