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Windows 8.1 Update: What's new

Windows 8.1 Update: What's new

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The Windows 8.1 Update was released on 8 April. The first update to Windows 8.1 brings a number of changes and new features to enjoy, but also get used to. Your operating system has changed after that first reboot, but what is new, what do you get, and... >>

Windows 8.1 Update available now, here's how to update your computer

Windows 8.1 Update available now, here's how to update your computer

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The Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update was released 8 April, bringing with it a host of new features for Windows 8.1 users. Better task switching and a more keyboard friendly Start Screen are just two. The update is free and available to anyone running Windows... >>

BBC iPlayer catch-up extended to 30-days from this summer

BBC iPlayer catch-up extended to 30-days from this summer

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The BBC has said that it plans to extend its catch up service from 7 days to 30 days this summer. In a statement from the Beeb, the corporation stated that the response is following requests for more time to "catch-up" with viewer's favourite shows. "People... >>

Take the Pocket-lint survey and help us build an even better site for you

Take the Pocket-lint survey and help us build an even better site for you

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It's been a while since we've done any reader surveys on Pocket-lint, so we've created one to try and give us a better understanding of who you are and what you enjoy or don't enjoy on the site.   We've streamlined the survey to just a handful of questions... >>

Windows Phone 8.1 release - when it is coming to my phone?

Windows Phone 8.1 release - when it is coming to my phone?

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Microsoft has confirmed that Windows Phone 8.1 will be rolling out to current Windows Phone 8 users in the next couple of months. As to when you will get it exactly, will depend of course on your operator and the manufacturer who makes your phone, however... >>

Nest Learning Thermostat UK launch gets green light

Nest Learning Thermostat UK launch gets green light

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After months of waiting and even a couple of false starts, Nest is now available in the UK. The new learning thermostat, which has the ability to change and adapt your heating to how you live, has been manipulated by the company to work with the UK's... >>

Sky Buy & Keep service lets you do just that with new movies

Sky Buy & Keep service lets you do just that with new movies

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Sky has announced it will soon let customers buy HD movies to download and keep via their Sky box as it continues to try and capitalise on the 4.4 million connected Sky customers in the UK with set top boxes in their homes. While Amazon, Netflix, and... >>

Monument Valley: Behind the scenes with ustwo's latest game

Monument Valley: Behind the scenes with ustwo's latest game

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Monument Valley is a new iPhone and iPad game from ustwo, the makers of Whale Trail, that sees you navigate a girl called Ida through a series of puzzles inspired by M C Escher. We visited the company's studio in Shoreditch, London, to speak with the... >>

Photographing Lego with an iPhone: How Andrew Whyte took these stunning pictures

Photographing Lego with an iPhone: How Andrew Whyte took these stunning pictures

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Andrew Whyte is a photographer who specialises in taking long exposure photos, but when he found that he was spending most of his time shooting for work at night, he looked for an interesting passion project to counteract the professional ones. That's... >>

Nokia Lumia 630 expected at Lumia Build event

Nokia Lumia 630 expected at Lumia Build event

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Nokia has scheduled an event at the start of Build, the Microsoft conference in San Francisco, on the 2 April. The company, which is still in the process of being bought by Microsoft, hasn't said what it will be announcing, however has stated that attendees... >>

Philips Google Glass concept for doctors delivers  vital stats as they operate

Philips Google Glass concept for doctors delivers vital stats as they operate

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Philips has shown off a Google Glass concept designed for doctors that would allow them to see patients vital statistics when in surgery without looking away from what they are doing. While the idea of wearing the new wearable might not be accepted on... >>

Hands-on: Sky EPG 2014 review (video)

Hands-on: Sky EPG 2014 review (video)

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Sky is set to release an update to the EPG in the UK this Spring (read April) that will bring a couple of new features as well as pave the way for more features in the coming months. We've been living with the new update to see if it helps improve your... >>

Hands-on: Sonos app 2014 review (video)

Hands-on: Sonos app 2014 review (video)

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Sonos has updated its iPhone and Android controller apps bringing with it a new look and new features including universal search.  We've been playing with the yet to be released iOS version of the app on the iPhone to see how it compares against the... >>

De'Longhi Multifry designed to replace your oven and make the perfect curry

De'Longhi Multifry designed to replace your oven and make the perfect curry

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De'Longhi, the company most famous for coffee machines, has announced that it is taking on Tefal and your humble oven with the launch of a new cooking gadget backed by renowned chef Mark Sargeant. The De'Longhi Multifry is designed to let you ditch your... >>

LG G Watch: LG returns to smartwatches with help from Google and Android Wear

LG G Watch: LG returns to smartwatches with help from Google and Android Wear

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Hot on the heels of the Google Android Wear announcement, LG has announced that it will be one of the first manufacturers to get involved in the new smartwatch and wearables programme and with it create the LG G Watch.  The new LG G Watch will be compatible... >>

Google Android Wear pushes Android to your wrist, LG and Fossil already on board

Google Android Wear pushes Android to your wrist, LG and Fossil already on board

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Google has announced that is it making Android available on smartwatches through its new Android Wear platform. It has confirmed it is already working with companies like LG, Samsung and Fossil to make Android Wear devices in the very near future. ... >>

New Sonos apps bring universal search and streamlined design

New Sonos apps bring universal search and streamlined design

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Sonos has updated its Android and iOS apps to bring new features to the company's wireless music system. The new update is expected to be officially available at the end of April for Android and iOS users, but will be able to be tried by Android users... >>

Sky+ EPG (2014): What's new? (video)

Sky+ EPG (2014): What's new? (video)

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Sky has detailed its new Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) and Pocket-lint was treated to a behind closed doors sneak peak at some of the features ahead of a bigger rollout expected in April. Already being tested by hundreds of Sky employees, the new system... >>

Sky plans to use new EPG to help you decide what to watch next

Sky plans to use new EPG to help you decide what to watch next

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Sky is set to offer a new recommendations service for Sky+ customers later this summer, following the rollout of its new Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). The new feature will recommend and suggest content to watch based on what you have saved in on your... >>

London Mayor forgets Silicon Roundabout as he pushes to make capital a global TechCity

London Mayor forgets Silicon Roundabout as he pushes to make capital a global TechCity

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The London Mayor's Office has ditched the idea of Silicon Roundabout and instead started to focus its efforts on London as a whole, as it looks to push the UK's capital as a global tech city. In a passionate speech to a crowd of journalists, tech ambassadors... >>

Pebble Steel review
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Pebble Steel review

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Pebble has followed up the launch of its original smartwatch with the Pebble Steel, a smartwatch for grown-ups which, as the name suggests, is crafted from stainless steel rather than plastic. Its purpose is simple: to pair with your smartphone to offer... >>

New BBC iPlayer vs old BBC iPlayer: What's the difference?

New BBC iPlayer vs old BBC iPlayer: What's the difference?

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BBC iPlayer has been updated and a new user interface has been introduced allowing you to take advantage of the multiple devices you use, as well as keep up with the shifting changes in viewing behaviour. But what's new and what's going to be the cool... >>

Apple iPhone 5S review
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Apple iPhone 5S review

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The iPhone 5S is Apple's latest flagship smartphone, one that tweaks and enhances the iPhone 5. With almost all of 2013's smartphone models revealed - except for the Nexus 5 - this is where Apple sets out its stall for the next year. The "S" models from... >>

Utinni: Lego Star Wars Sandcrawler set with over 3,000 pieces announced

Utinni: Lego Star Wars Sandcrawler set with over 3,000 pieces announced

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Lego has announced another huge Lego Stars Wars set that will have fans of both reeling with excitement and worrying for their bank account. The Lego Sandcrawler, the massive moving junk yard from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, will consist of almost... >>

Dyson cooling fan becomes quieter than a mosquito

Dyson cooling fan becomes quieter than a mosquito

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It might be cold outside at the moment, but that isn't stopping Dyson from launching its new range of cooling fans in the UK. The new Dyson Air Multiplier fan, the company claims, is up to 75 per cent quieter than previous models without compromising... >>