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Apple iPad mini 3 review: A tablet that struggles to find its place
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Apple iPad mini 3 review: A tablet that struggles to find its place

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When the iPad mini with Retina display launched alongside the iPad Air in 2013 the biggest choice you had to worry about was whether or not you wanted a 7.9-inch or a 9.7-inch screen. The message from Apple was clear: you get the same power either way.... >>

Pet perspective: The best animal actioncam videos

Pet perspective: The best animal actioncam videos

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We've all seen the amazing actioncam footage of surfers or base jumpers, but what about from the point of view of man's best friend, or a bird? In what appears to be a growing trend, companies like GoPro are launching dedicated accessories to attach your... >>

Apple iPad family photo: Just how skinny is the iPad Air 2?

Apple iPad family photo: Just how skinny is the iPad Air 2?

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The Apple iPad Air 2 has gone on sale in the UK and thousands of customers will be either upgrading or getting into the world of iPad for the first time. Apple has come along way since the launch of the first iPad in 2010 creating a device today that... >>

Apple iPad Air 2 review: Lighter, faster, thinner, better
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Apple iPad Air 2 review: Lighter, faster, thinner, better

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The original iPad Air is a fantastic tablet. Perfect for the home, upon its launch in 2013 it shared the stage with the more portable iPad mini with Retina display, offering equal power in different sized packages. One year on and it's the turn of the... >>

Apple iOS 8.1 review: New powers for your old iPhone
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Apple iOS 8.1 review: New powers for your old iPhone

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It's that time of year again, the time when Apple updates its software, giving iPhone and iPad users on new and old devices a breath of life, saving them from the heartache of not being able to afford the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (they are lovely and... >>

Judges for the O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards announced

Judges for the O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards announced

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The nominations for the O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are still pouring in but who will be deciding the best gadgets of 2014? We can now reveal which elite judges will be helping us decide the winners for the O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2014. The judges... >>

OS X Yosemite tips and tricks: See what your Mac can do now

OS X Yosemite tips and tricks: See what your Mac can do now

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Mac OS X Yosemite is out and with it you get a host of new features to master. While the new desktop operating system looks roughly the same there are plenty of new tips and tricks to learn. We've worked our way through the operating system to try and... >>

Close up with the 5K iMac, and boy is it crisp

Close up with the 5K iMac, and boy is it crisp

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Apple has updated its iMac range to create a flagship model that delivers a crisp 5K image. The move, which well and truly takes it from the spare computer to a powerhouse for professionals, signals Apple's intent to deliver a "Retina display" on all... >>

Mac OS X Yosemite review
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Mac OS X Yosemite review

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Apple's new operating system, OS X Yosemite, has arrived with a number of design and feature changes in tow and the promise of being the best version of OS X yet. But it is really that simple? Can it really be just a case of pressing the download button... >>

OS X Yosemite Continuity and Handoff review: You can put your phone away, but not completely

OS X Yosemite Continuity and Handoff review: You can put your phone away, but not completely

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Continuity. It's a word you are likely to hear a lot of from Apple over the coming weeks and months. But what does it mean, and why should you care? Seen in the bigger picture, it is the move by Apple to connect all your devices together. Whether that's... >>

Apple iPad Air 2 preview: Thin is in, but is it enough?

Apple iPad Air 2 preview: Thin is in, but is it enough?

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Apple has updated its iPad range with new features to entice those yet to buy an iPad, or those feeling the urge to upgrade. Questioning how you make the best tablet on the market even better, Apple's response is to make it thinner and faster. Given... >>

Indie developers able to produce Apple Watch apps too, WatchKit SDK coming in November

Indie developers able to produce Apple Watch apps too, WatchKit SDK coming in November

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Apple has confirmed that it will allow all developers to develop apps for the Apple Watch from November rather than just a select few.  The SDK, called WatchKit, will be added to the developer preview programme next month and means that it isn’t just... >>

Smarthome category added to O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards

Smarthome category added to O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards

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You spoke, we’ve listened, and following feedback from readers, the industry, and close friends of Pocket-lint, we’ve added a Smarthome category to the O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards. The working long list features some great products as we celebrate... >>

Lomography Lomo'Instant hands-on: Instant film camera gets retro makeover

Lomography Lomo'Instant hands-on: Instant film camera gets retro makeover

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After a successful Kickstarter campaign, the first batch of Lomography Lomo'Instant cameras have arrived in the UK and Pocket-lint was on hand at the company's store in London's Carnaby Street district to have a play. The camera, which is fairly large,... >>

Skype Qik to challenge WhatsApp with 42-second video messaging app

Skype Qik to challenge WhatsApp with 42-second video messaging app

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Skype has announced a new messaging app: Skype Qik. The move, clearly a response to the popularity of apps like Whatsapp and Snapchat, will be a standalone app that will allow users to send short video messages up to 42 seconds long to each other via... >>

Honeywell Evohome adds ifttt support, now you can control your heating via an email

Honeywell Evohome adds ifttt support, now you can control your heating via an email

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Honeywell has teamed up with internet of things site If This Then That to offer access to the company's connected thermostats in its Evohome range. The new options, which go live today, will allow ifttt users the chance to set up a number of sequenced... >>

Philips LivingColors Iris review
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Philips LivingColors Iris review

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As the Philips Hue - the intelligent lighting setup that you can control via your smartphone - continues to grow, there are more product options for providing the light. The Iris is yet another one of those options but it also has the benefit of working... >>

Parrot Jumping Sumo review
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Parrot Jumping Sumo review

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Parrot, the company behind a number of flying drones, is now offering land-lovers something get excited about: the Jumping Sumo. Is this land-locked gadget with integrated camera enough to get us excited? Land not air Unlike the company's Rolling Spider,... >>

Hello Thermostat: Honeywell creates a heating system you can talk to

Hello Thermostat: Honeywell creates a heating system you can talk to

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We doubt that Jean Luc Picard ever had to ask the computer to turn up the heating on the Enterprise, but Honeywell is about to make that a possibility for any would be captain at home with a new thermostat that you can control with your voice. The voice... >>

HTC Desire Eye: Where can I get it? Simple, Three bags UK exclusive

HTC Desire Eye: Where can I get it? Simple, Three bags UK exclusive

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Don't worry about trying to hunt down the best HTC Desire Eye deal on the high street in the UK. You won't find it anywhere as Three is the only operator stocking it, and it's exclusive to them for the foreseeable future. "Three is the only UK operator... >>

We need bigger guns: Nerf Mega Thunderbow and the Nerf Demolisher 2-in-1 review

We need bigger guns: Nerf Mega Thunderbow and the Nerf Demolisher 2-in-1 review

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Nerf has released two new top of the range Nerf weapons, but which one should you go for? We've been shooting to find out. Nerf Mega Thunderbow Katniss Everdeen has a lot to answer for doesn't she? The latest Nerf weapon, you see, is a bow and dart combo... >>

Elgato Smart Power review: The portable charger that comes with an app

Elgato Smart Power review: The portable charger that comes with an app

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Let's face it, no matter how good your phone's battery is, the chances are come about 8pm you are running on vapour, especially if you've had a busy day. There are plenty of mobile portable chargers on the market that range from giving you just enough... >>

Tado 2.0: A new thermostat that brings home control to the app-based heating system

Tado 2.0: A new thermostat that brings home control to the app-based heating system

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Tado has moved beyond the smartphone with its latest intelligent heating thermostat, the 2014 version of Tado. Slamming the need for a "Retina display on the wall that is sometimes round", the new system will be simple to read and use. It also promises... >>

O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards long list goes live, vote for your favourite gadgets

O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards long list goes live, vote for your favourite gadgets

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We're proud to announce the O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards, our 11th awards and the UK's longest-running awards dedicated to gadgetry, entertainment technology and gizmos. As in the past 10 years, the aim is to find and celebrate the best tech and gadgets... >>

Microsoft: Consumers should wait for Windows 10 Consumer Preview out early 2015

Microsoft: Consumers should wait for Windows 10 Consumer Preview out early 2015

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Microsoft has warned against consumers downloading the new Windows 10 technical preview which has come out this week, telling Pocket-lint that this is very much an enterprise led experience rather than something that is ready for the general public to... >>