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Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs Galaxy S6 edge: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs Galaxy S6 edge: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung announced its flagship Galaxy S6 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last year but that wasn't the only device to be unveiled on the stage. The South Korean company also revealed the Galaxy S6 edge.One year on and once again, two handsets... Read more

LG G5 vs LG G4: What's the difference?

LG G5 vs LG G4: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

LG launched its G4 flagship smartphone in April 2015 and with it came a lovely leather finish, fantastic display, competitive price and a great camera. The South Korean company has now announced the successor to that perfect balance of phone meet phablet... Read more

Which Windows Phone is right for you? Microsoft Lumia 650 vs 550 vs 950 vs 950 XL

Which Windows Phone is right for you? Microsoft Lumia 650 vs 550 vs 950 vs 950 XL

By Britta O'Boyle

Microsoft has announced another Windows 10 smartphone to its portfolio in the form of the Lumia 650. The device is the first to appear with the operating system in 2016, joining three existing handsets that launched in October 2015.If you are after a... Read more

Which Withings activity tracker is right for you? Go vs Pulse Ox vs Activite

Which Withings activity tracker is right for you? Go vs Pulse Ox vs Activite

By Britta O'Boyle

Withings is a company dedicated to helping you live a healthier life. It not only has numerous activity trackers to monitor how much you move, but it also has a sleep system, smarthome camera, baby monitor, blood pressure monitor and Wi-Fi scales within... Read more

Best tech of the London Bike Show 2016

Best tech of the London Bike Show 2016

By Luke Edwards

The London Bike Show, also home to adventure and triathlon, is back for 2016 to show off all the latest gadget innovations for the active types.Apart from a whole host of carbon, lycra and carbs the show is also home to gadgets that help make adventuring... Read more

Best Super Bowl gadgets: Future tech the NFL uses now

Best Super Bowl gadgets: Future tech the NFL uses now

By Luke Edwards

The NFL is one of the most advanced field sports in the world when it comes to technology. So the biggest event of the year for the sport, the Super Bowl, is the pinnacle of field based gadgetry.A lot of the technologies you've probably got on you right... Read more

Best iPhone photography and editing apps

Best iPhone photography and editing apps

By Britta O'Boyle

Can you remember your first camera phone? If you can, you'll probably also remember it was pretty rubbish. Luckily technology has moved on significantly since the first camera phones appeared and smartphones these days are actually, well, pretty good... Read more

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II vs 1D X: What's new?

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II vs 1D X: What's new?

By Mike Lowe

In 2016 it's the year of the pro DSLR once again: the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II follows hot on the heels of the Nikon D5, which was announced a month earlier at CES 2016, but how does this full-frame pro-spec DSLR compare to its 1D X original?We handled... Read more

Best language and translation apps

Best language and translation apps

By Britta O'Boyle

The world is a big place, full of people who speak hundreds of different languages so if you need to speak to someone in China, but only know English, you might run into a few problems. There are a couple of options available to you when it comes to... Read more

Best designer handbags for work: Here are 11 for carrying your tech in style

Best designer handbags for work: Here are 11 for carrying your tech in style

By Britta O'Boyle

It doesn't matter what profession you are in, many of us need a practical bag for work and for some that means carrying a laptop, tablet or some other form of tech around with you on a daily basis.Just because you need to carry a laptop, doesn't mean... Read more

HTC Sense 7.0 vs Sense 6.0: New features, tweaks and changes reviewed

HTC Sense 7.0 vs Sense 6.0: New features, tweaks and changes reviewed

By Chris Hall

HTC Sense 7.0 made its debut on the HTC One M9. The M9 was announced at MWC 2015, hitting stores at the end of March 2015. HTC Sense 7.0 follows Sense 6.0, one of the first times we've stepped forward without an incremental point upgrade between Sense... Read more

Best Apple iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus camera accessories

Best Apple iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus camera accessories

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple's more recent iPhones are pretty good in terms of smartphone camera performance, some of the best in fact. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus both offered decent snappers, while the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus took things up a notch and improved... 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 is impossible to organise. Well, almost. Within the last few years, several new email apps have popped... Read more

7 best apps for planning your vacation or holiday

7 best apps for planning your vacation or holiday

By Britta O'Boyle

January is a pretty depressing month all in all. It tends to be cold and wet and many of us have the added bonus of having very little cash to our names. But let's forget about that money situation for a minute and focus on cheering ourselves up. We could... Read more

Fujifilm X-Pro2 vs X-Pro1: What's the difference?

Fujifilm X-Pro2 vs X-Pro1: What's the difference?

By Mike Lowe

Four years in the making, the Fujifilm X-Pro2 is the company's highest-ranking compact system camera. But have those four years been worth the wait, or is the latest model barely different to its X-Pro1 predecessor?We've handled both cameras to break... Read more

10 best comedy streaming services: Funny cat clips, dangerous stunts, stand-up and more

10 best comedy streaming services: Funny cat clips, dangerous stunts, stand-up and more

By Rik Henderson

As streaming video becomes more popular and conventional TV takes a back seat, growing amounts of online channels and apps emerge hoping to grab your attention with a TV show, movie or even short clip or two. How then can you sort out the wheat from the... Read more

Best of the Detroit Auto Show 2016 in pictures

Best of the Detroit Auto Show 2016 in pictures

By Luke Edwards

The annual Detroit Auto Show is here for 2016 and with self-driving autonomous cars, intelligent smart car systems, and of course electric sports cars, gadget and motor lovers are about to get a glimpse of the awesome future.We've trawled the show floor... Read more

Best of CES 2016 - Drones: DJI, Parrot, Lily and more

Best of CES 2016 - Drones: DJI, Parrot, Lily and more

By Luke Edwards

Drones may once have been a term associated with mindless machines and flying kill-bots, but now its fast becoming about fun. Quadcopters equipped with cameras are growing more and more popular.From the likes of DJI to Parrot, every drone manufacturer... Read more

Oculus Rift: The best experiences and games available right now

Oculus Rift: The best experiences and games available right now

By Elyse Betters

Virtual reality has been making a bit of a comeback recently, but not just for gaming.Oculus Rift - the much-discussed super sensitive goggles that put you into a 3D environment - has the potential to let you wander about without actually navigating... Read more

Couch to 5K run: Best apps and wearables to get you fit

Couch to 5K run: Best apps and wearables to get you fit

By Luke Edwards

It's that time of year when fitness is everyone's goal. But getting going and keeping up momentum isn't always easy. Apps and wearables can help make the process a whole lot easier by helping with motivation.Getting fit is not easy. The thought of sitting... Read more

Panasonic Lumix TZ80 vs TZ70: What's the difference?

Panasonic Lumix TZ80 vs TZ70: What's the difference?

By Mike Lowe

When it comes to what some call "travel zoom" compact cameras, Panasonic is on top form. Its Lumix TZ70 from 2015 combined a wide-ranging 30x optical zoom lens with built-in electronic viewfinder and general all-round top performance.For 2016 the updated... 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 have rounded up some of the best fitness apps out there, some free and some paid, to help you get moving... 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 apps for messaging, mailing, drawing, editing, writing, mapping, playing, gaming, listening,... Read more

Best Apple TV games: What to play first

Best Apple TV games: What to play first

By Stuart Miles

You've got a new Apple TV (2015) and now you are looking for some games to play on it. It might be able to stream Netflix at 1080p, but app support means it's a somewhat fully-fledged games console, albeit one that isn't as powerful as the Xbox One or... Read more

Best iPhone 6 Plus apps: Best apps for the 5.5-inch monster (and 3D Touch)

Best iPhone 6 Plus apps: Best apps for the 5.5-inch monster (and 3D Touch)

By Elyse Betters

So, you now own an iPhone 6S Plus and want to know if there are any apps available specifically for your new Apple-made phablet? Why, yes...yes there are quite a few good apps to choose from.Many of them simply take advantage of the phone's 5.5-inch screen,... 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 retail stores. That means it's time to start figuring out which Apple TV apps you want to download first.That's... Read more

50 best iPad apps and games of 2015

50 best iPad apps and games of 2015

By Rik Henderson

We are rapidly approaching the end of 2015 so it's time to look back on some of the great things we were treated to in the last 12 months.The iPad, for example, has had one of the biggest additions to its family, both figuratively and literally, in the... 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, with its annual round-up of the best Android apps, games, and more.The company didn't specifically... Read more

Best Apple Watch apps: 31 apps to download that actually do something

Best Apple Watch apps: 31 apps to download that actually do something

By Britta O'Boyle

The Apple Watch is no longer the new kid on the smartwatch block. It's been kicking around for nearly a year now and in that time, the apps available for it reach over 10,000.Of course, not all these apps are great, useful or even suited to the Apple... Read more

Best iPhone selfie apps

Best iPhone selfie apps

By Rik Henderson

From such humble beginnings, where an arms-length self-shot picture was simply the by product of not having anybody else around, the selfie has become a global sensation. Everybody is doing it.Ellen DeGeneres, James Cordon and Prince, Barack Obama and... Read more

50 best iPhone apps and games of 2015

50 best iPhone apps and games of 2015

By Rik Henderson

Each year Apple reveals which iPhone apps and games were big smashes in the preceding 12 months and this year is no exception. It has been an excellent year for gaming and productivity software, so there were plenty of options when it came to narrowing... 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 that combines up to 10 photos in one directly through the Layout app, which is accessible through... Read more

Best iPad Air 2 cases: Protect your Apple tablet

Best iPad Air 2 cases: Protect your Apple tablet

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple offers five iPad options with display sizes ranging from 7.9-inches in the mini models to a huge 12.9-inches in the largest iPad Pro. The portfolio starts with the iPad mini 2 and it includes the newer iPad mini 4 followed by the iPad Air 2, the... 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 than is normal for four people to consume let alone one, and then bang, it's Boxing Day and you're... Read more

Best Windows 10 laptops: The best available to buy today

Best Windows 10 laptops: The best available to buy today

By Elyse Betters

Windows 10 has been out since last summer, and by the looks of things, it's a massive improvement to the previous version of Microsoft's operating system. In a nutshell: it's completely refined and packed with new features.If you've already taken advantage... Read more

Which is the best movie streaming service in the US? Netflix vs Prime Instant Video vs PlayStation Vue vs Sling TV vs Hulu Plus and more

Which is the best movie streaming service in the US? Netflix vs Prime Instant Video vs PlayStation Vue vs Sling TV vs Hulu Plus and more

By Elyse Betters

Pocket-lint has already detailed the best media streaming services available in the UK, and now we've done the same for the US.Such services have become increasingly important to the way that we consume our content, and fortunately, there are so many... Read more

Christmas cooking: 5 best apps

Christmas cooking: 5 best apps

By Britta O'Boyle

Christmas can involve months of preparation, from the endless weeks of shopping for gifts, to the pre-ordering of the turkey and stocking up the fridge.The dinner itself can be a mammoth task and although every extra helping hand is useful, there can... Read more

Best 10 gadgets for a more connected home

Best 10 gadgets for a more connected home

By Britta O'Boyle

Connected homes used to be something you'd associate with the future but that's no longer the case. Over the last few years we have seen several smarthome gadgets and devices appear and they have really come into their own in 2015.Smart heating and lighting... Read more

Best 8 gadgets for entertaining the kids this Christmas

Best 8 gadgets for entertaining the kids this Christmas

By Britta O'Boyle

This year has seen some amazing gadgets and devices make their way through the Pocket-lint offices, from the new Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV with 4K capability to the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge and the Apple iPad mini 4.Whether you are looking for the... Read more

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium vs Samsung S6 edge Plus: Which is better?

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium vs Samsung S6 edge Plus: Which is better?

By Britta O'Boyle

At the top of Sony's Xperia Z5 family is the Z5 Premium. It steals headlines with its 4K display, putting itself forward as part of the new breed, the next generation of super smartphones.It runs headlong into the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+, Samsung's big-screened... Read more

Google Pixel C vs Apple iPad Pro: Which is the best tablet for you?

Google Pixel C vs Apple iPad Pro: Which is the best tablet for you?

By Chris Hall

There's been a theme to recent tablet launches and that theme is productivity. No longer is the tablet just about providing a second screen experience, or easy access to something you might have previously quickly done on a laptop. Now your tablet wants... 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 perfect gift for loved ones this festive season.Last year, mobile commerce firm Weve claimed 88... Read more

Best 10 gadgets for entertainment on the go

Best 10 gadgets for entertainment on the go

By Britta O'Boyle

There are some amazing devices out there for keeping you entertained when you're out and about. Whether you want to work on the go, catch up on your favourite TV show or play a game on your commute every morning, you've come to the right place.We've... 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 and now however and you'll find apps on smartphones directing people around, more specifically in... Read more

OnePlus X vs OnePlus 2 vs OnePlus One: What's the difference?

OnePlus X vs OnePlus 2 vs OnePlus One: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

OnePlus introduced two smartphones in 2015 to deliver a now three-strong portfolio. The second "flagship killer" OnePlus 2 launched at the end July, followed by the cheaper and smaller OnePlus X at the end of October.The OnePlus X is brings with it... Read more

HTC One A9 vs One M9: Which is the best for you?

HTC One A9 vs One M9: Which is the best for you?

By Chris Hall

HTC has faced tough competition in 2015, with the flagship HTC One M9 - launched in March - not getting quite the reception that HTC had hoped for, despite offering plenty of refinement.A new entry into HTC's line-up is the HTC One A9. It's a new class... Read more

Xbox One vs Wii U vs PS4: Which console should you buy?

Xbox One vs Wii U vs PS4: Which console should you buy?

By Rik Henderson

It's that time of year again where the sales of games consoles are sky rocketing and it must be said that there has rarely been a time where the choice of which to buy has been harder to make.After two years into their lifespans (three for the Wii U),... Read more

Google Pixel C vs Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet: What's the difference?

Google Pixel C vs Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

As Google unleashed Marshmallow on the Android world, it also introduced the Pixel C, a new premium tablet, designed by Google as a shining example of what Android tablets should be.With a perfect partner keyboard, the Pixel C was pitched at productivity,... Read more

Nexus 5X vs Nexus 6P: Which is the best Nexus for you?

Nexus 5X vs Nexus 6P: Which is the best Nexus for you?

By Britta O'Boyle

Google announced the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P in September, a pair of new Nexus handsets, the latest in the Android hardware story and debut devices for Android 6.0 Marshmallow.But faced with making a choice between these two devices where should you turn?... Read more