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Five reasons you could use Elgato’s Eve Button instead of a smart speaker

Five reasons you could use Elgato’s Eve Button instead of a smart speaker

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The smart home takes many forms. You can control your lights, music, heating, doors and so on from your mobile phone. But what about situations when your phone isn’t there? When you’re out, say, but somebody else needs to turn the smart lights on?... Read more

5 great reasons, that you’ve probably not thought of, to use a smart plug in your home

5 great reasons, that you’ve probably not thought of, to use a smart plug in your home

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The smart home is a wonderful place, packed with so many innovations and ideas that it can be hard to know where to begin. One of the most popular ways into making your home smarter is through the smart plug - a simple device that slips between the plug... Read more

Hot EE Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ deals from £53/m

Hot EE Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ deals from £53/m

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Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 + were announced at MWC and is now available to purchase SIM free, upgrade your existing contract, or get a new contract. READ: Five reasons to buy the new Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ on EE The new phones feature a similar design... Read more

How to upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy S9

How to upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy S9

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You've decided to to upgrade to the new Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9 +, but what happens now? How do you trade in your current phone, and what's the best deal to go for? has your contract run out and you want to upgrade to a better plan that suits you?We've... Read more

Seven best Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ accessories at EE

Seven best Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ accessories at EE

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The new Samsung Galaxy S9 is one of the most important phone releases of 2018. It comes in two sizes, the Galaxy S9 with a 5.8-inch display and the larger S9+ with a whopping 6.2in screen.Once you've chosen it, you'll need to equip the phone to make the... Read more

How to connect and control your radiators via your iPhone

How to connect and control your radiators via your iPhone

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Keeping warm at home is important, especially at winter when a sudden snow flurry or rainy day means you arrive home bedraggled. Stepping into a cold house and waiting for it to warm up will not be what you had in mind.The joy of a connected home system... Read more

Great Galaxy S9 and S9+ accessories at Carphone Warehouse and Mobiles.co.uk

Great Galaxy S9 and S9+ accessories at Carphone Warehouse and Mobiles.co.uk

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Enjoying your Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus? The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are without a doubt, beautiful smartphones, and chances are you probably want to keep them that way.It's not just about keeping them safe from knocks and bumps either. There are... Read more

5 reasons to buy the new Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ on EE

5 reasons to buy the new Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ on EE

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The new Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are the most advanced Galaxy smartphones yet. They are both available on EE. Here are five good reasons why you should choose EE over other networks for your next Galaxy phone.1. It's a far-reaching networkThe comprehensive,... Read more

What is a VPN?

What is a VPN?

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In a world where government snooping, data harvesting, and cyber crime make browsing the internet and accessing online services a less private and safe undertaking, virtual private networks (VPNs) are becoming more popular to get back unrestricted and... Read more

Win a Philips Quantum Dot 8602 TV worth £1250

Win a Philips Quantum Dot 8602 TV worth £1250

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Great news for TV fans - courtesy of ao.com and Philips TV, Pocket-lint is giving you a  chance for you to win a fantastic 55-inch, Philips Quantum Dot 8602 TV, worth £1250!The picture quality for most 4K TVs is good but on the Philips 55-inch 8602... Read more

Quick Mobile Fix vs high street repair shops: Which is better?

Quick Mobile Fix vs high street repair shops: Which is better?

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When it comes down to where people end up choosing to shop, it’s often a matter of convenience and price. For instance, according to the UK Cards Association, in 2016 around £154 billion was spent on the internet, which is an increase by a quarter in... Read more

How to watch the Winter Olympics

How to watch the Winter Olympics

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The XXIII Olympic Winter games are upon us. It's the biggest winter sporting event in the world - and it's all going down this year in South Korea.More than 2,500 athletes from 90 nations will travel to the country to compete in ice and snow, and estimates... Read more

5 reasons to sell your old phone with Quick Mobile Fix

5 reasons to sell your old phone with Quick Mobile Fix

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If you’re thinking about upgrading your phone, now’s the perfect time. For Apple fans we’ve just had the iPhone 8 and iPhone X launches, while Android users can look forward to a bevy of new smartphone announcements from Samsung, Huawei, Sony, LG,... Read more

Spytrack Nano: The perfect GPS tracker for tracking people or assets around the world

Spytrack Nano: The perfect GPS tracker for tracking people or assets around the world

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The SpyTrack Nano is one of the smallest and easy to use GPS trackers on the market weighing only 68 grams. Its small size makes it ideal where a portable solution is required. It offers 10 days battery life allowing you to track family members, employees... Read more

Are you looking for a VPN? 5 reasons to consider PureVPN

Are you looking for a VPN? 5 reasons to consider PureVPN

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If you’re looking for a sure-shot way to unblock websites, stream your favorite TV shows and movies, send and receive files anonymously, make online transactions securely and get on the crazy ride of cryptocurrencies, then you are in a dire need of... Read more

7 biggest privacy threats online

7 biggest privacy threats online

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Being online is part of daily life, with Wi-Fi hotspots, mobile internet, and broadband connections spanning almost all of Britain, US and other developed countries.While this gives us an overwhelming amount of information at our fingertips, it also exposes... Read more

Top 5 PDF editors for Mac in 2018

Top 5 PDF editors for Mac in 2018

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PDF documents are ones that are viewed in the same way no matter what device you're using. They don't rely on application software that may not come preinstalled on your device, so can be viewed by anyone. They're a great way to save on printing and paper... Read more

Win an iPhone X with PureVPN

Win an iPhone X with PureVPN

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PureVPN is giving you a chance to win an iPhone X and other Apple goodies in a mega prize giveaway worth $17,000.The The World's Fastest VPN Service is giving away a total of 13 iPhone X smartphones and nine Apple Watches between the 21 December and the... Read more

KeepSolid VPN Unlimited: A closer look at getting started with a VPN

KeepSolid VPN Unlimited: A closer look at getting started with a VPN

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Online privacy is becoming more important to people as incidences of leaked data, cyber crime, identity theft, and general snooping into our internet activity increasingly grabs headlines.Unfortunately it's no easy task to manually keep yourself out of... Read more

10 reasons to buy the Garmin Vivoactive 3

10 reasons to buy the Garmin Vivoactive 3

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Garmin - once a sat nav brand - is now a name synonymous with fitness and health focussed wearables. One of its latest products, the Vivoactive 3, seeks to bring many of the features found in its higher-end watches, and put them in a more affordable package.Garmin's... Read more

RingCentral vs Grasshopper vs Vonage: What's the difference?

RingCentral vs Grasshopper vs Vonage: What's the difference?

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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 or differ? Is one better than the other? Which is more feature-rich? Is one more affordable the... Read more

Omron EVOLV: Blood pressure monitoring on the move with your phone

Omron EVOLV: Blood pressure monitoring on the move with your phone

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Advancements in medical technology in the home are giving us greater access and control over how and where we are able to monitor our health.Whether it's fitness trackers, connected scales, digital thermometers, or basic heart rate monitors, there's never... Read more

Which P5 and Ambilight Philips TV is right for you?

Which P5 and Ambilight Philips TV is right for you?

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Philips has been a premier TV manufacturer for many years and its latest sets are among the greatest in the world. That's thanks to many factors, including premium design and the Android smart TV platform, but two stand out more than most: the P5 picture... Read more

Last minute Christmas stocking fillers from Maplin

Last minute Christmas stocking fillers from Maplin

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Christmas is almost here, but you might be looking for that one last little something either for the stocking, that friend who's invited you around for Holiday drinks, or well just yourself because, hey it's Christmasssss.We've rounded up a number of... Read more

How to use Asante's garage door kit to remotely monitor and control your doors

How to use Asante's garage door kit to remotely monitor and control your doors

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Automatic garage doors are dumb.They haven't changed in decades. You click a button, and they open or close. That technology might've blown the socks off your grandparents at one point, but in a day and age when everything from window blinds to coffee... Read more

Unboxing a refurbished Samsung Galaxy S7 - how new-looking is it?

Unboxing a refurbished Samsung Galaxy S7 - how new-looking is it?

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Previously, Quick Mobile Fix sent us a refurbished iPhone to check out, to see if it looks and feels like a new phone. This time out, it’s a Galaxy S7 in pristine condition bundle.To keep the phone extra secure, the actual phone itself shipped in a... Read more

Last-minute Christmas deals see up to 50 per cent off on drones and other gadgets at Maplin

Last-minute Christmas deals see up to 50 per cent off on drones and other gadgets at Maplin

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Maplin is offering up to 50 per cent some of its most popular drones this Christmas allowing you to take to the skies and catch all the action in 2018.But it's not just drones, there are robotic arms and remote controlled off-road buggies too. Here are... Read more

AA Car Genie, what is it and why should you get one?

AA Car Genie, what is it and why should you get one?

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The AA has launched a new piece of kit for your car that is able to report what is going on under the bonnet, detect faults and help predict up to a third of breakdowns before they happen.How does Car Genie work?The new device, Car Genie, is a self-install... Read more

Christmas Gift Guide: Gadgets for inspiration

Christmas Gift Guide: Gadgets for inspiration

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Not sure what to get that gadget fan in your life for Christmas, or maybe you just want to spoil yourself. Here are some fantastic ideas from stylish backpacks to iPad keyboards to Droid inventor kits.  Christmas Gift Guide: Presents for Drone and VR... Read more

Christmas Gift Guide: Speakers for those Xmas tunes

Christmas Gift Guide: Speakers for those Xmas tunes

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It's Christmas, Last Christmas, Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. There are so many great Christmas songs that you need to enjoy them wherever you go. Here are 10 great speakers to enjoy Christmas tunes now and then so much more after.  Christmas... Read more

Christmas Gift Guide: Headphones for music lovers

Christmas Gift Guide: Headphones for music lovers

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The stress of Christmas shopping can be annoying at the best of times, so why not treat yourself or a loved one this Christmas with a decent pair of headphones so you or they can drown out the noise with something much more soothing. Playing Christmas... Read more

Christmas Gift Guide: Presents for Drone and VR fans

Christmas Gift Guide: Presents for Drone and VR fans

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Take to the skies this Christmas with some great drones from Parrot. Whether it's flying high, at speed, or steady and stable for taking video and photos there is bound to be something to suit. And if the idea of going out doesn't sound up your street,... Read more

Tips and Tricks on how to browse safely using a VPN

Tips and Tricks on how to browse safely using a VPN

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If you want to stay safe online, you may want to consider using a Virtual Private Network (VPN). These services can provide a secure connection across the internet by routing your web browsing through a company server.A good VPN will make it harder for... Read more

Win a Car Genie from the AA and one year’s breakdown cover

Win a Car Genie from the AA and one year’s breakdown cover

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Whether you’re driving home for Christmas or simply picking your next piece of clever technology, why not treat yourself to a Car Genie from the AA this festive season.Pocket-lint has teamed up with the AA to offer two lucky readers in the UK the chance... Read more

Why ambient light is key to your TV viewing experience

Why ambient light is key to your TV viewing experience

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When setting up a brand new television, such as the Philips 9002 OLED TV, you have to be aware of where it will be placed. That's not just so that everyone gets a great view - with OLED's super wide viewing angles, that's less of an issue these days -... Read more

Why the Philips 9002 is the flagship OLED TV you'll want

Why the Philips 9002 is the flagship OLED TV you'll want

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There are some incredible recent television innovations that make the latest TVs the best we've ever had, but of them all, the technology that most impresses is OLED.The display technology is by far and away the biggest breakthrough for picture quality... Read more

Zizo Bolt explored: It's one tough case

Zizo Bolt explored: It's one tough case

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The Zizo Wireless Bolt series is the company's flagship case. It fits not only the latest iPhones, including the new iPhone X, but also other manufacturers leading flagship handsets including phones from Samsung, LG, and ZTE.We take a closer look as to... Read more

Why great sharpness is important for your next TV choice

Why great sharpness is important for your next TV choice

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Unless you've had your head buried in AV sand the past couple of years, you'll know that the world has gone crazy for 4K. Pretty much every TV you can buy now is 4K Ultra HD. There are 4K Blu-ray players and discs. Netflix and Amazon stream in 4K. Even... Read more

What is RingCentral and why should you consider it for your business

What is RingCentral and why should you consider it for your business

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RingCentral is a cloud based phone system that promises to deliver a secure, hosted phone and fax functionality over the internet for your company.Eliminating the need for expensive and complex office hardware, the smart system allows you to use your... Read more

Why great picture source processing is important for your next TV choice

Why great picture source processing is important for your next TV choice

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When it comes to great TV picture quality, it all starts at the beginning.If a TV doesn't immediately recognise the type and quality of the source images it's receiving and deal with any inherent flaws they might contain right away, any subsequent attempts... Read more

Zizo Black Friday deals: Get 50 per cent off all cases

Zizo Black Friday deals: Get 50 per cent off all cases

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Smartphone case manufacturer Zizo is offering 50 per cent off all its cases in the run up to Black Friday.Considered one of the toughest range of cases on the market, the Bolt, Ion, and Static are all 50 per cent off their usual RRP in the run up to Black... Read more

Up to 50% off on refurbished phones this Black Friday

Up to 50% off on refurbished phones this Black Friday

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Quick Mobile Fix is giving you up to 50 per cent off on selected products this Black Friday allowing you to get some of the greatest smartphones on the market for a fraction of their usual price.The site, which specialises in refurbished phones, cases,... Read more

Why great motion is important for your next TV choice

Why great motion is important for your next TV choice

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The single most defining feature of video is motion. In fact, the whole idea of stitching lots of still frames together to make video is to create pictures that move.Unfortunately for AV fans though, as well as being fundamental to the very definition... Read more

Paribus: How to easily find out if stores owe you a refund

Paribus: How to easily find out if stores owe you a refund

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Have you ever bought an item and then discovered that the store later discounted it?It's an annoying problem for most consumers. We all like a good deal, and we all like to get cash back, especially if it takes little to no effort. But, it's not easy... Read more

Why great colour is important for your next TV choice

Why great colour is important for your next TV choice

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The picture quality of any TV you buy depends on five key elements: contrast, colour, sharpness, motion clarity, and source recognition/adaptation.We recently looked at the first of these, contrast, in the context of Philips' stunning new P5 picture processing... Read more

Slim iPhone battery case that gives you more power on the go

Slim iPhone battery case that gives you more power on the go

By Pocket-lint Promotion

The iPhone can do so many things, be a games machine, a navigator, a camera, a work horse, and soon even an AR viewer, but all those things require power, and if you do them too much you'll soon find your battery failing you around 6pm just as your evening... Read more

Charge wire-free with the Zizo Wireless Charging Pad

Charge wire-free with the Zizo Wireless Charging Pad

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Wireless charging has been around for a while on devices from Samsung, Nokia, LG, and others, but has finally come to the iPhone.All this year's new Apple models feature the technology allowing you to simply place your iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or iPhone... Read more

Five apps to help you grow your business

Five apps to help you grow your business

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There comes a time in any startup where things start to get bigger. You can no longer run it from your bedroom or the kitchen table and you have to not only start hiring people, but think bigger than about just being a one-man band. One of the key things... Read more

Why great contrast is important for your next TV choice

Why great contrast is important for your next TV choice

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Philips has a long and proud heritage of using powerful picture processing to improve the picture quality of its TVs. And the stellar work over the years has lead to the pinnacle of image tech in its new P5 Picture Engine.The company has managed for the... Read more

Why Zizo's iPhone X case range is perfect for protecting your iPhone X

Why Zizo's iPhone X case range is perfect for protecting your iPhone X

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The iPhone X is Apple's new flagship phone. It speaks of Apple's intentions of the future, ditching the design we've had for the last three years and delivering us a new shape that's both exciting and fragile.All that power, that glass, that edge-to-edge... Read more