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Apple Move to iOS Android app to make switching from Google easy

Apple Move to iOS Android app to make switching from Google easy

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Apple is planning to make it even easier to switch to iOS 9 from Android with a new app out later this year.  Although not announced on stage at the company's WWDC keynote, Apple has detailed a new app called Move to iOS that will allow Android users... >>

Apple Music takes on Spotify: Free for three months and out on 30 June, plus Android from 'fall'

Apple Music takes on Spotify: Free for three months and out on 30 June, plus Android from 'fall'

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Apple has announced the launch of its own music streaming service, Apple Music, at the company's annual developer conference in San Francisco. The new service, which is a product of the company's Beats Music acquisition last year, will focus on three... >>

HTC new "hero" smartphone planned for October

HTC new "hero" smartphone planned for October

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Cher Wang, HTC’s chairwomen and CEO, has said that the company plans to launch a new "Hero product" in the smartphone segment in October. Talking at the company’s annual general meeting, the CEO apologised for the company’s poor performance of late,... >>

No Apple TV at WWDC claim sources

No Apple TV at WWDC claim sources

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Apple has supposedly cancelled plans to launch a new Apple TV device at the annual developer conference, WWDC, next week, if the latest rumours are to be believed. According to "sources" talking to The New York Times, the set-top box, which was widely... >>

Monster SuperStar Backfloat Bluetooth speaker review: Making a splash?
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Monster SuperStar Backfloat Bluetooth speaker review: Making a splash?

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There are so many Bluetooth speakers on the market that picking the best one can be a tough decision. Price, sound quality, portability - they all matter. Monster's approach with the SuperStar Backfloat is to add a two distinct selling points into the... >>

Shazam Visual now augments pictures as well as audio

Shazam Visual now augments pictures as well as audio

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Imagine pointing your phone at an advert for a music album and instantly being able to hear tracks on your phone, or maybe be greeted by the cover star of your favourite magazine. Shazam from today will offer its users just that and more with a new image... >>

Checking-in at the W with Apple Watch, is it the future for hotels?

Checking-in at the W with Apple Watch, is it the future for hotels?

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As we walk back to the hotel from dinner at a nearby restaurant it suddenly dawns on us that we don't have our room key. Having travelled to numerous hotels around the world, the key, now normally a card, is a stable addition to our back pocket. Tonight... >>

Land Rover creates unique Defender to show off rugby's Webb Ellis Cup

Land Rover creates unique Defender to show off rugby's Webb Ellis Cup

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Land Rover has created a "Trophy wagon" to show off the Webb Ellis Cup ahead of the Rugby World Cup 2015 in September. The vehicle, which is a customised Defender 110 station wagon, has been modified by the company's Special Vehicle Operations team to... >>

Why aren't all USB cables like this?

Why aren't all USB cables like this?

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Why has nobody ever thought of this before? That's the question we've been left asking ourselves after seeing a new USB cable that ditches the need for it to be the right way up. While USB-C promises to work regardless of which way you put it into the... >>

PopSlate review: Adding a second screen to your iPhone

PopSlate review: Adding a second screen to your iPhone

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Born from a successful Kickstarter campaign, the PopSlate is an iPhone case that features a mono 4-inch E-Ink display that allows you to connect to your iPhone and "pop" pictures from the dedicated app to the slate on the back. Like a poor man's YotaPhone but... >>

Forget head tracking on Oculus Rift, Fove VR headset can track your eyes

Forget head tracking on Oculus Rift, Fove VR headset can track your eyes

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When you read you don't move your head from side-to-side, just your eyes. And when you are looking around in your normal field of vision, you are not expected to make sharp and distinct head movements either. But that is what we are expected to do when... >>

Best iPhone battery chargers: Portable power on the go

Best iPhone battery chargers: Portable power on the go

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The iPhone is great, but if you use it all the time, then you'll be constantly looking for a wall socket to charge it. That's even more the case if you use the Apple Watch, because all that invisible talking between the two has one serious effect: your... >>

Apple MacBook review: Is port-free the future?
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Apple MacBook review: Is port-free the future?

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With its 12-inch super glossy Retina display and ultra portability, the new Apple MacBook promises users the chance to live the future of computing not tomorrow, but today. But by stripping out all the standard ports, has the company refined this particular... >>

Gramofon will connect your existing Hi-Fi kit for Spotify Connect, multiroom streaming, more

Gramofon will connect your existing Hi-Fi kit for Spotify Connect, multiroom streaming, more

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A new box that will let you turn existing Hi-Fi kit into an internet connected solution for around £45, has gone on sale in the UK, bringing streaming music services to thousands of new homes. Called Gramofon, the black box plugs into your existing... >>

Apple Watch apps: This is the experience Apple sells you

Apple Watch apps: This is the experience Apple sells you

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The Apple Watch launch has come and gone. If you're still debating buying one you probably want to know what you get from the Watch. Unlike Google's Android Wear found on smartwatches from Motorola, LG, Asus and others, Apple and third-party developers... >>

Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit: Stimulating, lightweight, but tough on your calves

Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit: Stimulating, lightweight, but tough on your calves

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Barefoot running has seemingly come and gone. But if you look closely, brands are still supporting the idea of running as close to barefoot as possible, but without all the hype. Nike's approach is to offer three different running shoes as part of its... >>

Apple Watch: You won't be able to buy in Apple store on day one

Apple Watch: You won't be able to buy in Apple store on day one

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If you're thinking you'll just walk into an Apple store on the 24 April and pick up an Apple Watch, think again. Apple has confirmed to Pocket-lint that the only way you'll be able to buy an Apple Watch is online or have an assistant at an Apple Store... >>

Why are Apple users suddenly seeing alien emoji everywhere?

Why are Apple users suddenly seeing alien emoji everywhere?

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If you are suddenly seeing lots of "Aliens" in messages you are receiving or tweets on Twitter, don't panic it's not that planet Earth has been invaded, it is that you haven't updated your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8.3, or your Mac to OS 10.10.3 yet. With... >>

DJI Phantom 3 rises to the sky bringing new features for aerial photographers

DJI Phantom 3 rises to the sky bringing new features for aerial photographers

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DJI, one of the leading drone makers in the market, has unveiled its latest aerial device, the Phantom 3. The new drone, which the company says pushes "accessible aerial creativity to new heights, providing greater image control, portability, performance... >>

Apple Watch Edition gold hands-on: What to expect from Apple's £8,000 smartwatch

Apple Watch Edition gold hands-on: What to expect from Apple's £8,000 smartwatch

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Apple Watch is almost here. After months of speculation following the Cupertino announcement in September last year, we now have almost all the details of the new smartwatch from Apple: how it will work, how much it will cost, what the battery is going... >>

Roku 2 refreshed, new search software coming to all users

Roku 2 refreshed, new search software coming to all users

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Roku has updated its Roku 2 TV streaming box, however the new package loses certain features to kept the cost down. The new on demand box that gives customers access to over 1400 channels, will now be identical to the Roku 3 box in terms of performance,... >>

LG G4 smartphone screen revealed, rest of the phone still MIA

LG G4 smartphone screen revealed, rest of the phone still MIA

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LG has taken the interesting approach of announcing the screen it will be using in its new LG G4 flagship smartphone ahead of the launch of the phone later this month. The company's display arm, LG Display, has confirmed that its new shiny 5.5-inch... >>

Volvo wants cyclists to stand out more by painting their bikes and clothes

Volvo wants cyclists to stand out more by painting their bikes and clothes

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A spray-on reflective paint to help make cyclists more noticeable on the roads has been developed, and by a car company no less. That's right, cyclists worried about being seen at night by drivers will soon be able to turn their bike and themselves into... >>

Blurred lines: Up close with the Frédérique Constant and Alpina smartwatches at Baselworld

Blurred lines: Up close with the Frédérique Constant and Alpina smartwatches at Baselworld

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First came the Withings Activité with its analogue approach and intelligent invisible smart capabilities. Now more Swiss companies are offering smartwatches with similar technologies, but are they as good? We caught up with watch makers Frédérique... >>

2015 Under Armour compression gear put to the test

2015 Under Armour compression gear put to the test

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We’re only 6 minutes in to our training session and already we want to stop. We can’t take it any more, but we plough on for another 3 minutes, before resting for a further three. And then the pain starts again. Why? We’ve agreed to test Under Armour’s... >>