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Which cloud storage service is right for you? iCloud vs Google Drive vs OneDrive vs Dropbox
Which cloud storage service is right for you? iCloud vs Google Drive vs OneDrive vs Dropbox By Maggie Tillman

To help you optimise your mix-and-match approach, or better understand the pros and cons of each service, Pocket-lint has answered all your questions.... Read more

Which is the best music streaming service in the UK?
Which is the best music streaming service in the UK? By Max Langridge

See our list of the best music streaming services to use. Which music app or streaming subscriptions is best for you? All the best compared.... Read more

Best broadband deals in November 2018: Free £100 Mastercard, 67Mb speeds for £31 a month on EE
Best broadband deals in November 2018: Free £100 Mastercard, 67Mb speeds for £31 a month on EE By Rob Kerr

Best broadband deals 2018: Free £100 Mastercard, 67Mb speeds for £31 a month on EE Read more

Amazon Music Unlimited vs Spotify: Which is best?
Amazon Music Unlimited vs Spotify: Which is best? By Max Langridge

Spotify has long been the streaming service of choice, but with the rise of Amazon, is it time to switch to Amazon Music Unlimited?... Read more

The best Amazon UK Prime Day deals 2018: These deals are still on!
The best Amazon UK Prime Day deals 2018: These deals are still on! By Dan Grabham

Prime Day is on now! And we'll bring you all the best Prime Day UK deals right here.... Read more

Apple Music vs Spotify: What's the difference?
Apple Music vs Spotify: What's the difference? By Elyse Betters

When Apple Music launched it was with a massive marketing campaign and several celebrities touting how amazing it is, especially when compared to Spotify,... Read more

Best Web Hosting Services 2018: 10 of the best cloud, VPS and web hosting providers
Best Web Hosting Services 2018: 10 of the best cloud, VPS and web hosting providers By Roland Moore-Colyer

Designing and running your own website, whether for business or pleasure, is now easier than ever thanks to myriad tools and services available. From WordPress... Read more

Microsoft Office 365: Should you subscribe to Microsoft's Office suite?
Microsoft Office 365: Should you subscribe to Microsoft's Office suite? By Elyse Betters

Should you subscribe to Office 365 or buy Office 2016 as a one-time purchase?  What is Office 365? Microsoft's Office 365 subscription service enables... Read more

Best budgeting apps: 6 apps to take control of your finances
Best budgeting apps: 6 apps to take control of your finances By Britta O'Boyle

Keeping track of finances can be a tricky thing to do, especially if you have more than one account or any kind of credit or store card. Money comes in,... Read more

Best dieting apps: 8 apps to help you lose weight
Best dieting apps: 8 apps to help you lose weight By Britta O'Boyle

January is here which means you'll probably have started drawing up a long list of New Year's resolutions that you have every determination of sticking... Read more

Best DNA testing kits: From ancestry to genetics, these are the ones to buy
Best DNA testing kits: From ancestry to genetics, these are the ones to buy By Elyse Betters

Most everyone wants to know where they come from or whether their susceptible to diseases linked to their family's health history. Unfortunately, not everyone... Read more

RingCentral vs Grasshopper vs Vonage: What's the difference?
RingCentral vs Grasshopper vs Vonage: What's the difference? By Pocket-lint Promotion

RingCentral isn't the only cloud-based phone system available for small businesses.There's also Grasshopper and Vonage, for instance. But how do they compare... Read more

7 best encrypted messaging apps for all the Edward Snowdens out there
7 best encrypted messaging apps for all the Edward Snowdens out there By Elyse Betters

Love him or hate him, Edward Snowden made many of us more aware.We now pay close attention to our online privacy and care about things like metadata, surveillance,... Read more

Gennady Golovkin VS Kell Brook: Watch boxing live
Gennady Golovkin VS Kell Brook: Watch boxing live By Pocket-lint Promotion

There isn't a person who would not like a good action sequence. Movies are something else but what's your position on the real action? Real action as in,... Read more

Google Play Awards 2016 winners: Best Android apps and games of the year
Google Play Awards 2016 winners: Best Android apps and games of the year By Rik Henderson

During its Google I/O developers conference, the software giant hosted the inaugural Google Play Awards, a celebration of the most outstanding achievements... Read more

Best Samsung Gear VR Oculus apps
Best Samsung Gear VR Oculus apps By Luke Edwards

Samsung and Oculus have released their combined effort to bring virtual reality to your face in the Gear VR. The result is an affordable virtual reality... Read more

15 of the best email apps to help you achieve inbox zero
15 of the best email apps to help you achieve inbox zero By Elyse Betters

Email. Ugh.Just seeing that word can bring a wave of stress upon us like nothing else.It wastes time, clutters both professional and personal lives, and... Read more

Best fitness apps: 9 apps to get you moving in 2016
Best fitness apps: 9 apps to get you moving in 2016 By Britta O'Boyle

New year, new you. Make of that what you will, but if it is getting fit with the help of your trusty smartphone then you've come to the right place. We... Read more

Best Windows 10 apps to download or try right now
Best Windows 10 apps to download or try right now By Elyse Betters

Microsoft's Windows 10 has been available since summer, and the overall message is that it's cool. But, to be frank, it's nothing without apps.We use desktop... Read more

Best Apple TV apps to try right now
Best Apple TV apps to try right now By Elyse Betters

Apple unveiled the new Apple TV in September during its iPhone 6S event, and now that set-top box is widely available to buy online or through Apple's... Read more

Google's best Android apps and games of 2015
Google's best Android apps and games of 2015 By Elyse Betters

It's that time of year when companies announce year-end statistics and name their "best of" award winners, and Google is the latest to join the crowd,... Read more

How to create a photo collage: Six best apps
How to create a photo collage: Six best apps By Britta O'Boyle

It wasn't until quite recently that Instagram made it much easier to create a photo collage of several images in one. It's now possible to upload one image... Read more

Best apps for capturing Christmas fun
Best apps for capturing Christmas fun By Britta O'Boyle

You wait 364 days for Christmas Day to come round for it to all be over in 24 hours. Countless days of shopping, hours of cooking, more food and drink... Read more

Christmas shopping: Best apps to help you find the perfect gift
Christmas shopping: Best apps to help you find the perfect gift By Britta O'Boyle

Some enjoy the hustle and bustle of the high street as Christmas approaches, while others of us will be turning to our mobile devices to help us find the... Read more

5 best navigation apps: Helping you get around as quick as possible
5 best navigation apps: Helping you get around as quick as possible By Britta O'Boyle

A few years ago sat-navs were a big thing. Go back another couple of years before those and you'd find physical maps in cars. Fast forward to the here... Read more

Google's best Android apps of 2014: The most downloaded games and utilities of the year
Google's best Android apps of 2014: The most downloaded games and utilities of the year By Elyse Betters

It's the end of an exciting year for tech and Google has unveiled its “best of” list for 2014, which includes Android apps and games.The list is quite... Read more

Spotify free vs Spotify premium: What's the difference?
Spotify free vs Spotify premium: What's the difference? By Elyse Betters

Spotify has made some big changes to its platform in recent years, revamping the way its desktop and mobile applications work in order to attract more... Read more

Best iPhone accessories and apps to get for Christmas
Best iPhone accessories and apps to get for Christmas By Rik Henderson

Christmas is but a hair's breadth away and it's time to decide what to give granny/little Johnny/sis/the cat as an annual token of affection. And that... Read more

5 best alternatives to Skype: Apps with IM, video calls and file sharing
5 best alternatives to Skype: Apps with IM, video calls and file sharing By Luke Edwards

We use Skype on a daily basis but of late that's starting to become an arduous task. To call Skype glitchy would be an understatement. Even since Microsoft... Read more

Best apps for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: The first iOS 8 apps you must download
Best apps for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: The first iOS 8 apps you must download By Rik Henderson

Whenever a new iPhone is released there are obviously those who are upgrading on an annually or bi-annually basis, but there are also a flood of people... Read more

Best Google Glassware: Here's the top 10 Glass apps to download first
Best Google Glassware: Here's the top 10 Glass apps to download first By Elyse Betters

Google expanded its Explorer Programme to the UK today. That means Brits across the country are thinking about buying their very own headset, and they're... Read more

Best World Cup apps for Brazil 2014: iOS, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry
Best World Cup apps for Brazil 2014: iOS, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry By Rik Henderson

You only need turn on the TV and you're are inundated at the moments by advert after advert featuring a football or Brazilian flavour, or both. Yep, it's... Read more

Google Now voice search vs Siri: Battle of the personal assistants
Google Now voice search vs Siri: Battle of the personal assistants By Elyse Betters

As big players in the mobile phone industry look to outperform each other on certain features, voice has become one of the biggest go-tos as they hope... Read more

Best Android movie player apps
Best Android movie player apps By Stuart Miles

There are lots of options when it comes to watching video on your Android phone. Nearly every manufacturer has some sort of offering unique to its take... Read more

Secret Skype: Best Skype apps
Secret Skype: Best Skype apps By Pocket-lint Promotion

Welcome once again to the Secret Skype section of our Skype Week on Pocket-lint. As part of five things you may not know you could do with Skype, right... Read more

Best iPad games: Arcade
Best iPad games: Arcade By Hunter Skipworth

What makes the iPad such a great arcade gaming device is its bigger screen. Pick up something like the iCade and you even have a fully fledged arcade machine.... Read more

Best Olympic apps for following the London 2012 Games
Best Olympic apps for following the London 2012 Games By Dan Sung

The London 2012 Games is something you’ve either got tickets for or not. As it goes, you’ve still got a chance to get some Olympics tickets, but what... Read more

Best iPhone games: arcade
Best iPhone games: arcade By Hunter Skipworth

The arcade will always be the spiritual home of gaming. A place of 50 pence coins, spilt Slush Puppies and smoking grannies playing on one-armed bandits,... Read more

Best Android productivity apps
Best Android productivity apps By Libby Plummer

Productivity apps form the core of every smartphone experience. They are the reason that most of us invest in one, along with mapping and music. The useful... Read more

Best Android utilities apps
Best Android utilities apps By Dan Sung

These are the apps that should be the bread and butter of your smartphone. They speed up the day-to-day happenings of your mobile and aid you in going... Read more

Best Android music apps
Best Android music apps By Hunter Skipworth

The smartphone is the ideal music player. With plenty of storage, a headphone jack and a near constant connection to the internet, it is the ideal device... Read more

Best Formula One apps
Best Formula One apps By Hunter Skipworth

The first qualifying session is about to start. Engines are revving up at 17,000 rpm, tyres are screeching and the likes of Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian... Read more

Best Android apps for TV and movie fans
Best Android apps for TV and movie fans By Chris Hall

One of the most popular uses for tablets and phones is watching videos or catchup TV. From BBC iPlayer in bed, to movies on your travels, having a good-quality... Read more

Valentine's Day special: Best online dating websites
Valentine's Day special: Best online dating websites By Ian Hughes

If you’ve woken up this morning knowing full well that you needn’t stick around for the postman to arrive, take heart - you’re not alone. Well, you... Read more

Best Android apps for learning and reference
Best Android apps for learning and reference By Dan Sung

Smartphones apps aren't just about games. There's some educating to do out there if you'd care to tear yourself away from Fruit Ninja for just two minutes... Read more

Best skiing and snowboarding gear
Best skiing and snowboarding gear By Jamie Carter

There's one very big problem with winter sports and that's the winter. Winter is, by its nature, a pretty cold and wet affair and if there's two things... Read more

Best Android navigation apps
Best Android navigation apps By Dan Sung

One of the best things to come out of the smartphone revolution was that we got to throw away all those bits of paper in our pockets along with the 10... Read more

Best Windows Phone 7 apps
Best Windows Phone 7 apps By Stuart Miles

So you've got a Windows Phone 7 phone, and now you need to fill it with lovely Windows Phone 7 apps. But with over 45,000 apps available for the Microsoft... Read more

Best Android news and weather apps
Best Android news and weather apps By Hunter Skipworth

The Web is awash with news and it's already hard enough to keep up with it all when you're sitting at your desk. Fortunately, the mobile phone is an excellent... Read more

Best Android cooking apps
Best Android cooking apps By Dan Sung

Whether it's on a tablet or from your mobile phone, cooking with Android is a powerful tool. The Market is teeming with apps to help you out with timings... Read more

Best Android shopping apps
Best Android shopping apps By Dan Sung

The best Android shopping apps come for free. After all, why would someone charge you for one when you're about to spend so much money with them because... Read more

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