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Apple now uses Google search results instead of Bing in Siri and Spotlight

Apple now uses Google search results instead of Bing in Siri and Spotlight

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Goodbye, Bing. Hello, Google.Apple no longer uses Bing as the default search engine for Siri web search results in iOS and in Spotlight on the Mac. Instead, it uses Google. Apple even issued a statement on the switch (via TechCrunch): “Switching to... >>

Google Pixel 2 details leak out: Bokeh blur, redone launcher, and more

Google Pixel 2 details leak out: Bokeh blur, redone launcher, and more

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Google's upcoming Pixel 2 flagship will apparently look very similar to the original model, but that doesn't mean it won't have new features.Artem Russakovskii‏, founder of Android Police, posted new details about the Pixel 2 on Twitter. He said the... >>

Nokia 9: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Nokia 9: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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Long before the Nokia 8 was launched, there was a lot of talk of there being two flagship handsets. Some went as far as saying that the Nokia 8 was going to launch in two sizes which didn't happen: we were given one Nokia 8 and the rumour cycle was reset. But... >>

When is Android Oreo coming to my phone?

When is Android Oreo coming to my phone?

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Google releases a new version of Android each year. For 2017, that's Android 8.0 Oreo, the name revealed on 21 August during the solar eclipse in the US.Like last year's Nougat update, Android Oreo was initially launched as a developer preview as Android... >>

Apple iPhone X vs iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6S: What's the difference?

Apple iPhone X vs iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6S: What's the difference?

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Apple announced the iPhone X during its September event alongside the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The X device brings with it a more exciting design, alongside a number of hardware differences compared to the more standard 8 and 8 Plus.How does it compare... >>

Best UK SIM-only deals: 20GB data for £16 offer

Best UK SIM-only deals: 20GB data for £16 offer

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Over the past few years, SIM-only contracts have seen something of a resurgence in the consumer market. There are at least two reasons for this. Firstly, carriers (or networks) don't make much money on selling phones, and so they can make practically... >>

Never lose iOS data again with PhoneRescue

Never lose iOS data again with PhoneRescue

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When you update your iOS software, Apple always insists you make a backup. You're welcome to ignore this message, but do so at your own peril, as some data can be lost during the migration to the new software.If that happens to you, then fear not, as... >>

Samsung Galaxy X foldable smartphone closer to launch following certification

Samsung Galaxy X foldable smartphone closer to launch following certification

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Samsung may be stepping up efforts to produce and release its long-rumoured foldable smartphone, the Galaxy X, after appearing in a filing in its home country of South Korea. Samsung Galaxy X foldable phone now likely shelved until 2019 According to SamMobile,... >>

Nokia set to release two more smartphones before the year is out

Nokia set to release two more smartphones before the year is out

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Following the leak of the Nokia 2 entry-level smartphone last week, fresh rumours have surfaced online, via PhoneArena, to suggest it won't be the last Nokia handset to be released in 2017. Nokia 2 budget phone with massive battery appears in leaked image... >>

How to use iOS 11's new Quick Start set up: It's a kind of magic

How to use iOS 11's new Quick Start set up: It's a kind of magic

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There are plenty of changes in iOS 11 to discover. So much so, we've created a large, extensive tips and tricks guide that detais all the nitty-gritty things you can do. One of the more useful changes is the Quick Start setup option. When you buy a... >>

Best iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus cases: Protect your new Apple device

Best iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus cases: Protect your new Apple device

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The Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus were announced alongside the iPhone X and Apple Watch Series 3 at the company's event in September. The two devices succeed the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, bringing improvements in hardware as well as a glass rear over aluminium... >>

EE supports a new 'Enhanced HD Voice' feature, starting with iPhone 8

EE supports a new 'Enhanced HD Voice' feature, starting with iPhone 8

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EE has announced it supports "the next generation of voice service".So, you've probably heard of HD Voice before. If not, it's also called Voice over LTE (VoLTE). And it is designed to enhance phone conversations so that people sound more natural and... >>

Is HTC working on a U11 Plus phone with a nearly bezel-less screen?

Is HTC working on a U11 Plus phone with a nearly bezel-less screen?

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Google's $1.1 billion deal with HTC made a lot of headlines this past week while another bit of HTC news seemed to fall flat.HTC confirmed that it is "currently working on the next flagship phone, following the successful launch of the HTC U11 earlier... >>

Best accessories for iPhone 8, 8 Plus

Best accessories for iPhone 8, 8 Plus

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The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are out today and there is already a plethora of accessories for both smartphones. Here, we roundup all the best accessories that are available for your new iPhone from wireless chargers, battery packs, and cases to protect... >>

Asus Zenfone 4 Pro preview: The true flagship of the Zenfone family

Asus Zenfone 4 Pro preview: The true flagship of the Zenfone family

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Asus has launched a full family of Zenfone 4 devices and it's serious about gaining some traction for these devices in the UK and across Europe. Different devices are launching in different territories and while the UK is slated to get the Zenfone 4... >>

Netflix HDR and Dolby Vision streaming comes to iPhone 8, iPhone X and iPad Pro

Netflix HDR and Dolby Vision streaming comes to iPhone 8, iPhone X and iPad Pro

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Netflix has confirmed that Apple's latest smartphones, the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X will be able to stream Netflix content in HDR and Dolby Vision. Streaming in HDR has been made possible with the introduction of iOS 11 and the hardware technology... >>

Best UK contract deals: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X

Best UK contract deals: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X

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We roundup the best Apple iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X contract, upgrade and SIM free deals here.The Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are now available today. iPhone X is due for release at a later date on October 27th. All the major UK networks... >>

Asus Zenfone 4 bringing its affordable dual camera skills to the UK

Asus Zenfone 4 bringing its affordable dual camera skills to the UK

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Asus is making a march back into the UK and Europe, setting the price of £450 against its Zenfone 4 model, launching into Europe at the company's We Love Photo event in Rome.Asus has had a marked absence from a number of smartphone markets, with the... >>

Asus Zenfone 4 preview: A dual camera attack on the mid-range

Asus Zenfone 4 preview: A dual camera attack on the mid-range

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The Asus Zenfone 4 is a mid-range handset that comes with the addition of dual cameras on the back of the phone. Asus is shaking things up in the smartphone race, bringing a second wide-angle lens to the party.The Zenfone 4 has launched in a number of... >>

Can I watch the Asus Zenfone 4 launch online and what should I expect from the We Love Photo event?

Can I watch the Asus Zenfone 4 launch online and what should I expect from the We Love Photo event?

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Asus is preparing itself for a huge international launch event in Rome. It has dubbed the event "We love photo" and it has been quite clear that this is for the Zenfone 4, its latest smartphone.Asus has something of a chequered history with smartphones.... >>

iPhone battery tips and tricks: How to fix iOS 11 battery problems

iPhone battery tips and tricks: How to fix iOS 11 battery problems

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Apple has just released the latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 11. Some iPhone owners have noticed that following the update, battery life has taken a considerable hit. The iPhone's battery gets complaints at the best of times, but some... >>

iOS 11 battery problems causing iPhone issues, there is a fix but...

iOS 11 battery problems causing iPhone issues, there is a fix but...

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If, like us, you downloaded iOS 11 as soon as it became available on Tuesday 19 September will most likely have noticed that same as we did a day later; battery life now sucks.As with most new Apple operating system releases, battery life seems to drain... >>

Google will make own future Pixel phones after buying part of HTC

Google will make own future Pixel phones after buying part of HTC

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Google's rumoured acquisition of part of HTC's phone business is now official. It has paid $1.1 billion to take on some of HTC's staff and hardware expertise, including the team assigned to designing Pixel smartphones.It has also signed an agreement for... >>

Meizu Pro 7 review: Flicking two screens up at smartphone uniformity
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Meizu Pro 7 review: Flicking two screens up at smartphone uniformity

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Meizu isn't a company that's very well known in Western markets, but over the past couple of years it has pushed beyond its Chinese market roots.Like most smartphone makers, Meizu is battling against a race towards uniformity. In other words: making a... >>

Live Photos in iOS 11: How to use Loop, Bounce and Long Exposure effects and share them

Live Photos in iOS 11: How to use Loop, Bounce and Long Exposure effects and share them

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One of iOS 11's coolest new features is the built-in ability to create different effects in Live Photos. Rather than just have the one standard effect that's been with us since the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus launched in 2015, we now have three effects. What... >>

LG V30 preview: A flagship that's not just for creatives

LG V30 preview: A flagship that's not just for creatives

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LG has officially launched the LG V30, the third iteration of its V series with the aim of changing the opinion of this family of phones. The thing that's always been slightly strange about the V models is the limited availability and the strong focus... >>

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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The Google Pixel was Google's attempt to create a premium Google phone, one that could stand-up against the best in the market, ask top prices and deliver pure Android with a couple of exclusive twists. That's very much been a success, with the Pixel... >>

How to disable or customise Do Not Disturb While Driving in iOS 11

How to disable or customise Do Not Disturb While Driving in iOS 11

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One of the new highlight features in iOS 11 is the iPhone's ability to detect when you're in a car, and then automatically switching Do Not Disturb on. This means your notifications will no longer distract you while you're driving (a very good thing),... >>

Apple iPhone X vs iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone 8: What's the difference?

Apple iPhone X vs iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone 8: What's the difference?

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Apple announced three iPhones at the beginning of September in the form of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X, which has also been called the iPhone 10.The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are similar to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, but the iPhone X changes... >>

Apple iPhone 8 vs iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6S: What's the difference?

Apple iPhone 8 vs iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6S: What's the difference?

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Apple's new iPhones have finally been announced following months and months of speculation. They come in the form of the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and a more premium model called the iPhone X but Apple is still selling the iPhone 7 models and the iPhone 6S models.That... >>

iOS 11 review: Exploring the cool new features coming to your iPhone and iPad
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iOS 11 review: Exploring the cool new features coming to your iPhone and iPad

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iOS 11 is Apple's latest software update for iPhone and iPad users, and this year - particularly for the latter - it brings many important changes. There's an all-new Control Centre, better multitasking for iPads, a new one-handed keyboard, better Siri... >>

Google Pixel 2 launch event: How to watch it online and what to expect

Google Pixel 2 launch event: How to watch it online and what to expect

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Google is set to unveil the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL in just under a month. The new smartphones will be some of the last flagships to be revealed in 2017, and they'll come hot on the heels of the iPhone X announcement. But when is the Pixel 2 launch and... >>

Huge leak: Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL colours, pricing, and more

Huge leak: Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL colours, pricing, and more

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Google is holding an event soon, and nearly everything it plans to announce has just leaked out, including images of its Pixel 2 phones.Droid-Life posted images of what they look like, as well as information on how much they cost and feature. First up:... >>

Apple iOS 11 tips and tricks for iPhone: Master your new software

Apple iOS 11 tips and tricks for iPhone: Master your new software

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Apple packaged a tonne of improvements in iOS 11 including updates to Maps, keyboard, App Store, Siri and Control Centre.The new OS from Apple brings a host of new features, tips and tricks. We've worked our way through the operating system in order... >>

Can I get iOS 11 on my iPhone or iPad?

Can I get iOS 11 on my iPhone or iPad?

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Apple will be launching the full version of iOS 11 from 6pm BST today, 19 September, but will your phone or tablet be able to run it?Well, if you have an iPhone from the iPhone 5s and above you should be okay. In addition, you should be covered if you... >>

Google app code all but confirms squeezable sides for Pixel 2

Google app code all but confirms squeezable sides for Pixel 2

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Further information regarding the Google Pixel 2's squeezable sides have emerged thanks to 9to5Google. The tech site has carried out an APK breakdown of the latest beta version of the Google app and found some lines of code that refer to Active Edge.... >>

5 things to look out for when buying a refurbished phone

5 things to look out for when buying a refurbished phone

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So you want a new mobile phone, but you've decided you want a refurbished phone instead. After all, it's less expensive and, assuming it comes from a reputable source it offers a lot of benefits, such as being checked over for any blemishes, tested, cleaned... >>

Samsung Galaxy S9: What's the story so far?

Samsung Galaxy S9: What's the story so far?

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ only hit shelves a few months ago but that doesn't stop speculation for their successors. As is always the way, as soon as one great device appears, there are always those wanting more. Here are all the rumours relating... >>

Huge Huawei Mate 10 leak shows press pic of 6.1-inch behemoth

Huge Huawei Mate 10 leak shows press pic of 6.1-inch behemoth

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With a 16 October launch planned, we've heard plenty about the Huawei Mate 10 recently and are bound to hear much more on the build up.You're unlikely to see a better leaked picture, however, than the press image posted on twitter by @evleaks - himself... >>

You can now disable the Bixby button on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8

You can now disable the Bixby button on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8

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Samsung has released an update for the Galaxy S8, S8+ and Galaxy Note 8, that will let users change the function of the side-mounted Bixby button. What is Bixby? Samsung's smart AI explained Up until recently, when Bixby Voice was finally rolled out... >>

Huawei G10 with front and rear dual-lens cameras destined for China

Huawei G10 with front and rear dual-lens cameras destined for China

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Huawei is set to unveil the Mate 10 flagship on 16 October at an event in Munich, but it now seems that's not the only phone the smartphone manufacturer has for 2017. Photos of a G10 smartphone have appeared online via PhoneArena, which also claims the... >>

Samsung Galaxy S9 could be a slow-mo superstar with 1,000fps camera

Samsung Galaxy S9 could be a slow-mo superstar with 1,000fps camera

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Rumours surrounding Samsung's next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S9, are already churning away. The latest refers to the camera, which according to a report from Korean publication ET News, could feature a 1,000fps image sensor, capable of shooting... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 tips and tricks: The S Pen is mightier than the sword

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 tips and tricks: The S Pen is mightier than the sword

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the most advanced phone that Samsung has ever made. Not only does it offer all the features of the Samsung Galaxy S8 devices, but it debuts the dual camera as well as enhancing the S Pen.For some, the Note 7's early withdrawal... >>

Huawei Mate 10: What's the story so far?

Huawei Mate 10: What's the story so far?

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Like Samsung and LG, Huawei also releases more than one flagship smartphone a year. Samsung's comes in the form of the Note series, LG's in the form of the V series and Huawei's in the form of the Mate series.The Mate 10 is therefore the next device... >>

Huawei teases Mate 10's facial recognition features with subtle dig at Apple

Huawei teases Mate 10's facial recognition features with subtle dig at Apple

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Huawei is set to unveil the Mate 10 flagship at an event in Munich on 16 October. The company has kept tight-lipped as to what features and specs it will come with, and rumours in general have been relatively thin on the ground. Huawei Mate 10: What's... >>

How to pre-order the iPhone 8, 8 Plus

How to pre-order the iPhone 8, 8 Plus

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Apple have announced the newest addition to the iPhone family in the forms of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. It is now available to pre-order, and you can expect to be able to buy the handset in store from 22 September. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus is... >>

Best upcoming smartphones: The future phones of 2017

Best upcoming smartphones: The future phones of 2017

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With the pace of smartphone evolution moving so fast, there's always something waiting in the wings. No sooner have you spied the latest handset, then there's anticipation of something else, the next big thing.We've rounded up the best smartphones for... >>

Apple Face ID works with sunglasses, can be disabled by gripping sides of iPhone X

Apple Face ID works with sunglasses, can be disabled by gripping sides of iPhone X

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Apple announced new details about how Face ID works... via an email.The iPhone X's exclusive facial-recognition feature will work with most sunglasses, according to Apple's software engineering chief, Craig Federighi, who has replied to an email from... >>

Essential is making a high-end audio jack accessory for its PH-1 phone

Essential is making a high-end audio jack accessory for its PH-1 phone

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Essential is developing more modules for its phone.The company has confirmed it is actively developing a high-end audio accessory to support a 3.5mm jack -- something it didn't include on the Essential Phone at launch. The Essential team revealed the... >>