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OnePlus 6 Android Pie update rolls out with new gestures
OnePlus 6 Android Pie update rolls out with new gestures By Maggie Tillman

Google released Android Pie last month, and now OnePlus has announced it is rolling out its version of the update to OnePlus 6 users.Dubbed OxygenOS 9.0, the update is essentially a customised version - or "fork" - of Google’s mobile operating system.... Read more

Google might unveil this Pixel Stand for the Pixel 3 next month
Google might unveil this Pixel Stand for the Pixel 3 next month By Maggie Tillman

Google is a few weeks away from unveiling its next flagship phones, and thanks to a new leak, we know it might come with a charging stand.This stand has been rumoured before, but new evidence has been found buried in a beta version of the Google app.... Read more

Amazon Echo Show (2018) vs Amazon Echo Show (2017): What's the difference?
Amazon Echo Show (2018) vs Amazon Echo Show (2017): What's the difference? By Maggie Tillman

Amazon has updated its year-old Echo Show (2017) with a gorgeous new model that has a fresh look and beefier sound.But how do these devices really stack up? We're comparing the established Echo Show (2017) with its new sibling, the Echo Show (2018), spec... Read more

Amazon Echo event: All the announcements that matter
Amazon Echo event: All the announcements that matter By Maggie Tillman

Amazon announced 70 new devices. Here's each one. Kidding. Kind of. From an updated Echo Show with a gorgeous 10-inch HD screen to an Echo Wall Clock (seriously), no stone was left unturned. Amazon joked at the start that it would cover about "70 news... Read more

Amazon Fire TV Recast lets you send recorded live TV to your devices
Amazon Fire TV Recast lets you send recorded live TV to your devices By Maggie Tillman

Amazon has announced the Fire TV Recast, a new addition to its line-up of home entertainment devices.This is a box that can stream shows from an HD antenna to your home. The idea is that you hook-up the box in your home and you can record and stream content... Read more

Amazon Echo Show reimagined for 2018 with better sound and 10-inch screen
Amazon Echo Show reimagined for 2018 with better sound and 10-inch screen By Maggie Tillman

A new and improved Amazon Echo Show has been announced during the company's special launch event in Seattle.Like the other "new" devices Amazon is showcasing, the latest Echo Show model is being pitched as "all-new". It features "new speakers", a "new... Read more

Amazon trots out an Echo Wall Clock and Microwave (seriously)
Amazon trots out an Echo Wall Clock and Microwave (seriously) By Maggie Tillman

Amazon is announcing probably 70 new devices right now at a surprise event in Seattle, including an Alexa-enabled wall clock and microwave.Starting with the Echo Wall Clock, it's an Echo-branded accessory for displaying timers you’ve set with Alexa.... Read more

Amazon Smart Plug adds Alexa voice control to any electrical device
Amazon Smart Plug adds Alexa voice control to any electrical device By Maggie Tillman

Although there are several third-party equivalents, Amazon is bringing its own-branded smart plug to market.The Amazon Smart Plug is interesting because it can add Alexa voice control to any electrical socket - the first such device from Amazon itself.... Read more

Amazon’s new Echo Input is like a Dot but without a speaker
Amazon’s new Echo Input is like a Dot but without a speaker By Maggie Tillman

Amazon is rattling off updates to Echo devices at a surprise event in Seattle, where it's now announcing a new Echo Input product.With this device, you can plug it into any existing speaker and essentially turn it into an Amazon Echo. It appears to be... Read more

New Amazon Echo Plus gets temperature sensor and Dolby speakers
New Amazon Echo Plus gets temperature sensor and Dolby speakers By Maggie Tillman

Amazon's major Echo speaker refresh for 2018 includes a new version of its Echo Plus speaker.Similar to the other updated Echo devices announced, the "all-new Echo Plus" will bring an improved sound experience. It kicks things up a notch with premium... Read more

Amazon Echo Sub arrives to beef up your Alexa speakers
Amazon Echo Sub arrives to beef up your Alexa speakers By Maggie Tillman

Amazon is making its Echo speakers sound even better, by matching them with a new Echo Sub. The Amazon Echo Sub is designed to deliver down-firing, 100W deep bass sound through a woofer.It's designed to pair with an Echo or Echo Plus, which are sold separately,... Read more

New Amazon Echo Dot now has "full sound" and better mics
New Amazon Echo Dot now has "full sound" and better mics By Maggie Tillman

Amazon has launched a line-up of new Echo devices, including a new Echo Dot.Dubbed the "all-new Echo Dot", the new model comes with sound improvements and a fresh design.The original Echo Dot, a hockey puck-sized version of the Echo, was Amazon's most... Read more

Meet GoPro's new cameras: Hero7 Black, Hero7 Silver, and Hero7 White
Meet GoPro's new cameras: Hero7 Black, Hero7 Silver, and Hero7 White By Maggie Tillman

GoPro is updating its action camera lineup with a new flagship device as well as two new "active-lifestyle" cameras.Starting with the flagship, the GoPro Hero7 Black, GoPro said it "sets a new bar" for video stabilisation, thanks to a HyperSmooth feature... Read more

Amazon might open 3,000 Amazon Go cashier-less stores by 2021
Amazon might open 3,000 Amazon Go cashier-less stores by 2021 By Maggie Tillman

Recently, we were watching The First on Hulu and saw a character in the show walk into a store, pick up bed sheets, quickly checkout herself by scanning the item with her wrist-worn device, and walk out. It reminded us of Amazon Go, and it made us wish... Read more

Samsung code leak reveals Galaxy S10 will include 5G support
Samsung code leak reveals Galaxy S10 will include 5G support By Maggie Tillman

Samsung recently said its next Galaxy flagship won't be its first 5G phone, but that doesn't mean it still won't come with 5G support.You see, the South Korean company merely confirmed it is working with South Korean carriers to launch its first 5G phone.... Read more

What is Amazon Alexa calling and messaging and how does it work?
What is Amazon Alexa calling and messaging and how does it work? By Maggie Tillman

Did you know you can use Alexa to call and message others?Amazon's Alexa calling and messaging feature enables you to make and receive calls, as well as send messages between Echo devices, the Amazon Alexa app for iOS and Android, and Fire tablets. It's... Read more

The best Alexa tips and tricks: Get more from Amazon's assistant
The best Alexa tips and tricks: Get more from Amazon's assistant By Maggie Tillman

Those of you who own an Amazon Echo might be surprised to learn how much it can really do. It's loaded with features and hidden settings.The Amazon Echo can make to-do lists, set alarms, stream podcasts, play audiobooks, read PDFs, provide weather forecasts,... Read more

How to group multiple Amazon Echo devices for music
How to group multiple Amazon Echo devices for music By Maggie Tillman

Amazon's Echo devices support multi-room audio, but you need to use the Alexa app to group them up.This feature lets you play music across multiple Echo devices in your home at the same time. But there are caveats: the feature is only available in a few... Read more

Change this Twitter setting to see tweets in reverse chronological order
Change this Twitter setting to see tweets in reverse chronological order By Maggie Tillman

Twitter a couple years ago randomly decided to mess up how it shows tweets from people you follow in the timeline.It took the reverse-chronological feed and applied an algorithm meant to surface tweets it thinks you'd care about most. The goal was to... Read more

Google Home Hub: What's the story so far?
Google Home Hub: What's the story so far? By Maggie Tillman

Google might unveil a device that's designed to rival Amazon's screen-equipped Echo Show. It'll supposedly be called Google Home Hub.Google currently offers three different Google Home-branded devices that showcase its assistant, Google Assistant. They... Read more

Here are the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL side by side in new leak
Here are the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL side by side in new leak By Maggie Tillman

We're weeks away from Google unveiling its Pixel 3 smartphones. But, thanks to a new leak, we can already look at them, side by side.The company's next flagship smartphones, the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, have appeared in several credible leaks over... Read more

Google Pixel 3 event: How to watch online and what to expect
Google Pixel 3 event: How to watch online and what to expect By Maggie Tillman

Google is holding a "Made by Google" event in October, when it'll likely unveil new smartphones, a new smart speaker, a new laptop, and more.The company recently invited the media to the event in New York City, and although it didn't provide any specifics... Read more

Will Google launch this display-equipped Home Hub next month?
Will Google launch this display-equipped Home Hub next month? By Maggie Tillman

Google is holding an event next month, when it's supposed to unveil the Pixel 3, but it might also debut a new Google Home device.The company has been rumoured to be working on its own "Smart Display", and now, that device has leaked online as the “Google... Read more

Microsoft could launch Surface Laptop 2 in black next month
Microsoft could launch Surface Laptop 2 in black next month By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft is getting ready to launch new Surface hardware next month, and one of those devices could be a black Surface Laptop 2.The company has avoided using black colours since it launched the Surface RT years ago in a black “VaporMg” magnesium... Read more

Amazon might launch eight new Alexa devices, including a microwave
Amazon might launch eight new Alexa devices, including a microwave By Maggie Tillman

Amazon is developing an entire new range of Alexa-powered smart home devices. To be clear, these likely won't be new Echo speakers.According to a report from CNBC, Amazon is working on new voice-controlled devices, including a microwave oven, an in-car... Read more

What are Siri Shortcuts and how do they work?
What are Siri Shortcuts and how do they work? By Maggie Tillman

Apple has released a new feature alongside iOS 12. It's called Siri Shortcuts, and it's supposed to speed up actions you take in apps, and it lets you add those actions to Siri. There's also a dedicated Shortcuts app, so you can create and manage multiple... Read more

What are Memoji? How to create an Animoji that looks like you
What are Memoji? How to create an Animoji that looks like you By Maggie Tillman

Apple is bringing fun effects to the Messages camera, in the form of a new type of Animoji called Memoji.Let's back up: Messages, also known as the iMessage app, is Apple's messaging platform across iOS devices and Mac devices. With the introduction of... Read more

It's here! Apple officially releases iOS 12 for iPhone and iPad users
It's here! Apple officially releases iOS 12 for iPhone and iPad users By Maggie Tillman

Apple is officially releasing iOS 12, the latest major software update for iPhone and iPad. Check your Settings app to see if it's arrived for you.Staff at Pocket-lint has received the update. Apple previously said it's coming 17 September, and that it... Read more

iOS 12 release date, news and features: Everything you need to know
iOS 12 release date, news and features: Everything you need to know By Maggie Tillman

iOS 12 is rolling out to compatible iPhones and iPads from today, 17 September 2018.This next major update to the iPhone and iPad mobile operating system was initially rumoured to be all about improvements to quality and performance, but Apple had a few... Read more

Amazon Echo vs Echo Plus vs Echo Tap vs Echo Dot vs Echo Show vs Echo Spot: What's the difference?
Amazon Echo vs Echo Plus vs Echo Tap vs Echo Dot vs Echo Show vs Echo Spot: What's the difference? By Maggie Tillman

Amazon's Echo lineup is insane at this point, spanning smart speakers, video devices and Alexa Gadgets.The Echo family of products has grown rapidly over the last couple of years - there really is an Echo for everyone!Here are all the Alexa-enabled Amazon... Read more

Samsung releases new AKG wireless headphones and neckbuds
Samsung releases new AKG wireless headphones and neckbuds By Maggie Tillman

Samsung has launched three wireless headphones under the AKG brand: the Y100, Y500, and N700NC.Unveiled at IFA 2018 earlier this month, the Y100 are neckbuds, while the Y500 are on-ear headphones, and the N700NC are over-the-ear headphones. The first... Read more

Google will launch its Pixel 3 phones in these three colours
Google will launch its Pixel 3 phones in these three colours By Maggie Tillman

Google has revealed the colours of its next flagship.The company is gearing up to launch its Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones next month, and we've seen several leaks about the devices, leaving little to the imagination. But the colours these phones... Read more

Razer sends out invites to 10 October event likely for Razer Phone 2
Razer sends out invites to 10 October event likely for Razer Phone 2 By Maggie Tillman

Razer is sending invites to the media for an event on 10 October at its headquarters in Hollywood, California.The event invite mentions “flagship gaming" and shows a green silhouette of what looks to be a smartphone. In other words, it is safe to assume... Read more

We want Nintendo's new Super Smash Bros Ultimate bundle
We want Nintendo's new Super Smash Bros Ultimate bundle By Maggie Tillman

If you've been thinking about buying a Switch, Nintendo's latest bundle might finally convince you to do so.It's not unusual to have special-edition versions of consoles released in bundles with big game titles, but few have us salivating as much as Nintendo's... Read more

Nintendo Direct is today: How to watch it
Nintendo Direct is today: How to watch it By Maggie Tillman

Nintendo has confirmed the new date and time of its first Nintendo Direct since E3 2018 this past summer.The company originally intended to stream the show on 6 September but, due to the devastating earthquake in Hokkaido in its homeland of Japan, it... Read more

Nintendo is launching a wireless NES-style controller for the Switch
Nintendo is launching a wireless NES-style controller for the Switch By Maggie Tillman

Nintendo is holding its first Nintendo Direct presentation since E3 2018, and during the prerecorded broadcast, it is announcing game updates as well as new hardware, such as NES-style controllers for the Switch. Nintendo Labo review: Crazy cardboard... Read more

This Razer Phone 2 leaked render looks super familiar
This Razer Phone 2 leaked render looks super familiar By Maggie Tillman

Razer recently confirmed it's making a new smartphone, a second-generation Razer Phone, and a render of it has now surfaced.Android Headlines shared a leaked image of a supposed Razer Phone 2 phone. It received the image from a “reliable source”.... Read more

OnePlus announces £16 USB-C Bullet earbuds - see them here
OnePlus announces £16 USB-C Bullet earbuds - see them here By Maggie Tillman

OnePlus has announced a new device. It's not a new smartphone, but rather, a pair of affordable USB-C headphones.Android users who own smartphones with no headphone jacks have been clamoring for a pair of high-quality USB-C buds that won't break the piggy... Read more

Apple Event: All the announcements including iPhone XS, plus how to watch it again
Apple Event: All the announcements including iPhone XS, plus how to watch it again By Maggie Tillman

Another year, another round of iPhone refreshes.Apple's Gather Round event in Cupertino is done and dusted, and we are left with three new iPhone models, as well as a new Apple Watch and more details about upcoming software updates. The two-hour-long... Read more

How to get the MacOS Mojave public beta running on your Mac
How to get the MacOS Mojave public beta running on your Mac By Maggie Tillman

The next version of MacOS is close - the final version of MacOS Mojave will be available on 24 September as a free update via the Mac App Store.MacOS Mojave is an update to Apple's popular operating system formerly known as OS X. Mojave includes many... Read more

Polar goes after Garmin with Vantage V and M multisport watches
Polar goes after Garmin with Vantage V and M multisport watches By Maggie Tillman

Polar has announced a couple multisport watches, called the Vantage V and the Vantage M. You can pre-order them now from Polar.com. The best smartwatch 2018: Top smart wristwear available The best GPS running watch 2018 Apple Watch Series 4 initial review:... Read more

MacOS 10.14 Mojave features, release date and more
MacOS 10.14 Mojave features, release date and more By Maggie Tillman

Apple's latest version of macOS, called macOS Mojave (version 10.14), will officially come to Macs soon.You can download the public beta of the new software now (see how here), but as always, we don't recommend installing it on your main Mac. If you want... Read more

Apple HomePod adds multiple timers, lyric search, and calls
Apple HomePod adds multiple timers, lyric search, and calls By Maggie Tillman

Apple is on stage at the Gather Round event in Cupertino, where it is unveiling several new devices, as well as new HomePod features.That's right. Apple didn't forget about its Siri speaker. CEO Tim Cook featured the product during the final minutes... Read more

What is Apple Watch Nike+? And how is it different to the standard Apple Watch?
What is Apple Watch Nike+? And how is it different to the standard Apple Watch? By Maggie Tillman

Apple has revealed a new Apple Watch, the Apple Watch Series 4 and again it's available in a Nike+ version.The Series 4 Nike+ Edition is essentially the same as the standard Apple Watch Series 4 but it features redesigned Nike watch faces that match... Read more

It's official! Apple unveils new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max
It's official! Apple unveils new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max By Maggie Tillman

Apple is live on stage in Cupertino, where it is announcing a full slate of hardware refreshes, including a new 5.8-inch iPhone XS smartphone, as well as a 6.5-inch version called iPhone XS Max.CEO Tim Cook, predictably, has described the new models as... Read more

What are Animoji? How to create and use Apple's animated emoji
What are Animoji? How to create and use Apple's animated emoji By Maggie Tillman

When Apple introduced its iOS 11 software update in 2017, it also announced a new feature for iPhone X users: Animoji.Apple's Animoji are custom, animated versions of popular emoji characters. The feature uses the new Face ID facial-recognition system... Read more

Amazon's next big Prime perk? Real full-size Christmas trees
Amazon's next big Prime perk? Real full-size Christmas trees By Maggie Tillman

Amazon is known as a disruptor. From books to retail, it takes an industry and turns it upside down. But its next target is, well, unusual.The online retailer plans to sell and ship 7-foot-tall Christmas trees to customers this holiday season, according... Read more

Huawei will release 5G phones next year, starting with Honor brand
Huawei will release 5G phones next year, starting with Honor brand By Maggie Tillman

Huawei-owned Honor has confirmed it will embrace 5G technology by introducing a Honor 5G smartphone sometime next year.On 8 September, while at the World INS conference in Beijing, Honor president Geroge Zhao, who was one of the speakers at the event,... Read more

What is Android One, what does it feature, and which devices run it?
What is Android One, what does it feature, and which devices run it? By Maggie Tillman

Android can get confusing. There are not only "sweet treat" names - Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, etc - but there are version numbers too. The latest version of Android is Android 9 Pie. So what is Android One?Android One was originally designed... Read more

Apple's 6.1-inch LCD iPhone XC pictured in red, white, and blue
Apple's 6.1-inch LCD iPhone XC pictured in red, white, and blue By Maggie Tillman

Apple’s “Gather Round” event is this week, and from what we can tell, there will be three iPhone models announced, including an iPhone XC.This 6.1-inch LCD model is also thought to be called iPhone XR. Either way, it's the only one of the three... Read more

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