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How to set up a VPN on your desktop

How to set up a VPN on your desktop

By Steve Dye

If you are looking to set up a virtual private network (VPN) on your PC or laptop computer and don't quite know how, you've come to the right place. Here, we take a look at the steps required to do just that.Whichever VPN service you choose to use, all... Read more

How to upgrade your PS4 hard drive to 4TB or more

How to upgrade your PS4 hard drive to 4TB or more

By Rik Henderson

If you own, have recently bought or received a PS4 and downloaded a game you might already be aware that 500GB is a woefully inadequate amount of storage. That's the amount of space a standard PS4 has to play with and considering games can top 50GB apiece,... Read more

Awesome Amazon reviews that are bound to amuse

Awesome Amazon reviews that are bound to amuse

By Adrian Willings

Isn't Amazon great? From humble beginnings, the e-retailer has gone from strength to strength and now you can pretty much buy anything and have it delivered to your door in a matter of hours (sometimes same day if you really can't wait). With so many... Read more

Save £60 on B&O Play A1 and get the party started this Christmas

Save £60 on B&O Play A1 and get the party started this Christmas

By Chris Hall

Of all the small Bluetooth speakers out there, the B&O Play A1 has to be near the top of our list. It's small, round, sounds great - and it's now £60 cheaper for for a limited time.That's right, the BeoPlay A1 has hit Amazon's Lighting Deals, meaning... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

By Britta O'Boyle

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ launched in spring 2017, but speculation for their successors is already in full flow. As is always the way, as soon as one great device appears, there are always those wanting more. Here are all the rumours relating to... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 could come with a larger 3,200mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy S9 could come with a larger 3,200mAh battery

By Max Langridge

Rumours and leaks surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S9 have really ramped up in the last few days. We've seen some renders that reveal a repositioned fingerprint scanner and a new dual-lens camera, and its launch date may be pinned down to Mobile World Congress... Read more

Last minute Christmas bargains: Blue Planet II for under £15

Last minute Christmas bargains: Blue Planet II for under £15

By Hassan Mohammed

Welcome to Pocket-lint deals of the day where we scour the internet to find you the very best Christmas deals that are available in the UK today.Looking for a Christmas or birthday gift? check out Amazon's curated list here.We will be regularly updating... Read more

Fitbit tips and tricks: Get more from your Alta, Flex, Charge, Blaze, Surge and Ionic trackers

Fitbit tips and tricks: Get more from your Alta, Flex, Charge, Blaze, Surge and Ionic trackers

By Britta O'Boyle

Fitbit brings one of the best fitness platforms out there when it comes to presenting how much or how little you move in an easy-to-understand format. It not only delivers the data, but it does so in a simple and user-friendly way so you aren't swamped... Read more

Best SIM only deals : The best Christmas SIM only deals available right now

Best SIM only deals : The best Christmas SIM only deals available right now

By Hassan Mohammed

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... Read more

CES 2018: What is it and what to expect from the technology show

CES 2018: What is it and what to expect from the technology show

By Britta O'Boyle

Consumer electronics show CES is one of the biggest tech events of the year and we expect CES 2018 to showcase a truck load of new gadgets, TVs and initiatives that'll take your breath away.The one thing that defines CES is that virtually all the world's... Read more

What is HDR, what TVs and devices support HDR, and what HDR content can I watch?

What is HDR, what TVs and devices support HDR, and what HDR content can I watch?

By Chris Hall

The television and display industry never stands still, with manufacturers introducing new technologies every year to improve their TVs and convince you that now is the time to upgrade.Over the past few years we've seen the move from CRT to thin TVs,... Read more

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

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

By Pocket-lint Promotion

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

Huawei P11 could launch at MWC in February and feature 3D depth-sensing camera

Huawei P11 could launch at MWC in February and feature 3D depth-sensing camera

By Max Langridge

Huawei's next flagship smartphone, the P11, could see the light of day at Mobile World Congress at the end of February 2018, according to usually reliable Twitter tipster, Roland Quandt. New Huawei P-series smartphone could be the best camera phone yet... Read more

Deezer Songcatcher takes on Apple's Shazam, helps you find songs in-app

Deezer Songcatcher takes on Apple's Shazam, helps you find songs in-app

By Rik Henderson

It seems that app-based song recognition is a hot topic at the moment. Not only has Apple's acquisition of Shazam rocked the market of late, Deezer has announced its own intelligent track gathering service.In some ways, it sounds like a tidier solution... Read more

Which P5 and Ambilight Philips TV is right for you?

Which P5 and Ambilight Philips TV is right for you?

By Pocket-lint Promotion

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

Don't want to unfollow a friend? Facebook now lets you 'snooze' them

Don't want to unfollow a friend? Facebook now lets you 'snooze' them

By Elyse Betters

We've all had to unfollow a friend on Facebook.You like them, sort of, but they're a little annoying with the a) political posts b) baby photos c) ALL CAPS statuses, or some combination of the three. Anyway, in order to avoid seeing their stuff, you can... Read more

This will be the first phone to use an in-screen fingerprint sensor

This will be the first phone to use an in-screen fingerprint sensor

By Elyse Betters

Vivo, a little-known Chinese phone maker, will apparently be one of the first to launch a smartphone with an in-screen fingerprint sensor.When smartphone manufacturers moved to infinity-style displays in 2017, virtually removing all bezels around the... Read more

Google Tango explained: What could it do and why was it shut down?

Google Tango explained: What could it do and why was it shut down?

By Elyse Betters

Google is well-known for working on exploratory products and services.From internet-carrying balloons to cars that drive themselves, and everything in between. One such innovation was Project Tango - which was rebranded to just Tango. It was part of the... Read more

Goodbye Google Tango: We hardly knew... Oh wait, we have ARCore now

Goodbye Google Tango: We hardly knew... Oh wait, we have ARCore now

By Elyse Betters

RIP Tango.Google has announced it is shutting down Tango on 1 March 2018. The project was one of Google's first attempts at making augmented reality possible on mobile phones. It was introduced in 2014, then became available through developer kits, and... Read more

Last minute Christmas stocking fillers from Maplin

Last minute Christmas stocking fillers from Maplin

By Pocket-lint Promotion

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

Do VPNs work with Netflix?

Do VPNs work with Netflix?

By Steve Dye

A virtual private network, or VPN, can help you disguise your IP address when accessing the internet and can be a useful, legal tool. However, you might find that while protecting your online privacy, you also struggle to do some of the more fun things... Read more

Cambridge Audio Yoyo (L) is a Chromecast-enabled audio system for your home

Cambridge Audio Yoyo (L) is a Chromecast-enabled audio system for your home

By Max Langridge

British audio manufacturer Cambridge Audio has revealed the Yoyo (L), the latest and largest model within the Yoyo range of wireless speakers. Whereas the Yoyo (S) and (M) are purely Bluetooth wireless speakers, this new (L) model adds some extra connections... 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

By Pocket-lint Promotion

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

Amazon Echo tips and tricks: The ultimate guide to Alexa

Amazon Echo tips and tricks: The ultimate guide to Alexa

By Elyse Betters

The Amazon Echo needs no introduction, that gateway to a world of connected fun. Posing as a cylindrical speaker, the Amazon Echo is was one of the hottest gadgets of 2016, and with a continuously expanding set of Alexa skills, it's a hot product for... Read more

16 fun things to ask Alexa this Christmas

16 fun things to ask Alexa this Christmas

By Rik Henderson

Considering the amazing bargains on Amazon Echo speakers during Black Friday and on the build-up to Christmas, you may well have treated yourself or a loved one to an Echo, Echo Plus or another Alexa-enabled device already.Or you might be hoping to find... Read more

EE partners with Internet Matters to make your kids' mobile browsing safer

EE partners with Internet Matters to make your kids' mobile browsing safer

By Rik Henderson

EE and Internet Matters have partnered to help parents who plan to give their children mobile devices this Christmas.The aim is to inform parents of the dangers of mobile internet browsing and how to ensure their kids do so safely.The partnership results... Read more

Sky Sports channels explained: What they are and how to get them

Sky Sports channels explained: What they are and how to get them

By Rik Henderson

In the summer, Sky Sports rebranded its TV channel line-up, adding a new stations in the process. Now TV also offers them through its streaming platform too.Sky Sports subscribers through Sky, Now TV, Virgin Media and other providers, have access to them... Read more

BT finally gets all of Sky Sports and Now TV for Sky Atlantic and more

BT finally gets all of Sky Sports and Now TV for Sky Atlantic and more

By Rik Henderson

One of the biggest quibbles many BT TV customers have had for years is that they couldn't subscribe to the main Sky Sports channels. There is a Sky Sports Main Event channel for some live action, including the occasional Premier League match, F1 coverage... Read more

Indoor Maps for Apple Maps: What are they and how can you use them?

Indoor Maps for Apple Maps: What are they and how can you use them?

By David Phelan

In the last couple of days, Apple has added indoor maps for airports and shopping malls in the UK. We've been give exclusive backstage access at London's Heathrow Airport to find out what it can mean for your air travel.It's a timely release, too: 15... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 will be unveiled at MWC 2018, and this is what it will look like

Samsung Galaxy S9 will be unveiled at MWC 2018, and this is what it will look like

By Max Langridge

Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S9 and S9+ on 27 February at Mobile World Congress, according to Korean news outlet The Bell, and translated by MySmartPrice. The site has a small table showing the unveiling and launch dates of the previous Galaxy S flagships... Read more

Apple imagined a version of Siri that can whisper responses to you

Apple imagined a version of Siri that can whisper responses to you

By Elyse Betters

Siri sucks to use in public.Think about it: whether you're in a library or a grocery store, it's awkward to use Siri. She's loud. But, imagine if she could whisper. Would you use it more then? Apple seems to be asking itself this very question, according... Read more

Samsung's Bixby smart speaker: What's the story so far?

Samsung's Bixby smart speaker: What's the story so far?

By Elyse Betters

Leaks and rumours from the past year will have you believe that a Bixby-powered smart speaker is on the way.Samsung is reportedly developing such a device, and if the latest news is true, we'll see it arrive sometime in 2018. It's early days still, so... Read more

Axiim Link HD includes the first wireless audio transmitter for Xbox

Axiim Link HD includes the first wireless audio transmitter for Xbox

By Elyse Betters

Want to make your 4K gaming experience even more immersive? AV brand Axiim has just announced its Link HD speaker system for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. It includes a magnetic transmitter that'll provide you with 7.1 wireless audio channels and uncompressed... Read more

Nintendo Switch tips and tricks: How to get the most from your new console

Nintendo Switch tips and tricks: How to get the most from your new console

By Rik Henderson

The Nintendo Switch has been a massive success since its launch in spring 2017 and still regularly sells out across multiple retailers.It has also already played host to some amazing games, including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario... Read more

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

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

By Pocket-lint Promotion

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

Are VPN services legal?

Are VPN services legal?

By Steve Dye

A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, allows you to surf the web and browse anonymously by hiding your IP address (your digital ID) and data traffic to external snoopers.Many people use a VPN to trick some streaming services into believing they are in a... Read more

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

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

By Chris Hall

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... 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

By Pocket-lint Promotion

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

Ataribox pre-orders and launch delayed: Price, specs, release date and more

Ataribox pre-orders and launch delayed: Price, specs, release date and more

By Rik Henderson

Pre-orders were meant to start for the all-new Atari console today, 14 December 2017, but Pocket-lint has been informed that it has been delayed.In a statement sent to us by email, the manufacturer claims that it needs more time to create the "platform... Read more

Sky revamps its TV package offerings, making them more flexible and cheaper

Sky revamps its TV package offerings, making them more flexible and cheaper

By Max Langridge

Sky has quietly rolled out a completely revamped TV package offering, making its products and services a lot more flexible than before and cheaper, too. Sky Q review: 4K, multi-room support, apps and more Gone are the three tiers of Original, Variety... Read more

Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 9 3C certification adds weight to January launch

Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 9 3C certification adds weight to January launch

By Max Langridge

A recent 3C certification in China for the Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 9 now all but confirms the two phones will be unveiled at Nokia's media event in China on 19 January. The 3C certification is the China Compulsory Certificate, and is China's version... Read more

Disney buys Fox's TV and film businesses, including majority stake in Sky

Disney buys Fox's TV and film businesses, including majority stake in Sky

By Rik Henderson

It seems that 21st Century Fox's £11.7 billion takeover of Sky could mean that Disney will own the UK satellite broadcaster lock, stock and barrel.That's because Fox itself has decided to sell almost its entire TV broadcasting assets and film production... Read more

Amazing Christmas Fire tablet deals: Get a Fire 7 for just £35 or Fire HD 8 for £50

Amazing Christmas Fire tablet deals: Get a Fire 7 for just £35 or Fire HD 8 for £50

By Rik Henderson

With Christmas just around the corner, Amazon is offering a little bit of extra help by discounting its own devices, the 4K Fire TV is £55 for example.The deals have extended to the Fire tablets too: they were cheap before, but now they're silly cheap.The... Read more

The Amazing Mind-Bending Art of Instagram Legend Mimi Choi

The Amazing Mind-Bending Art of Instagram Legend Mimi Choi

By Max Langridge

With so many different make up products out there, their potential can go a lot further than just a bit of foundation and mascara for a night out. Vancouver, Canada based make up artist Mimi Choi is someone who is all too aware of the looks make up can... Read more

Grab yourself an Amazon Fire TV Stick for just £30 or 4K Fire TV for £55

Grab yourself an Amazon Fire TV Stick for just £30 or 4K Fire TV for £55

By Chris Hall

It's almost Christmas. And as we rush headlong to the day itself, tech deals across all types of devices are emerging to help you make last minute gift purchases. Some are certainly too good to miss out on: the discounted Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa... Read more

Amazing Echo bargains! Amazon Echo just £70, Echo Plus £110 and Echo Dot £35 for Christmas

Amazing Echo bargains! Amazon Echo just £70, Echo Plus £110 and Echo Dot £35 for Christmas

By Rik Henderson

Christmas is almost upon us and the sales are kicking off already. That means you can save big on great tech pressies for loved ones: especially if they want an Amazon Echo device.Amazon is now offering its bestselling Amazon Echo Dot for just £34.99 -... Read more

Nokia camera app APK points to telephoto and wide angle dual-lens camera for Nokia 9

Nokia camera app APK points to telephoto and wide angle dual-lens camera for Nokia 9

By Max Langridge

Nokia's upcoming Nokia 9 flagship could be one of the first phones ever with a telephoto and wide-angle dual-lens camera system, if a recent leak is to be believed. Nokia has recently pushed out a beta version of Android Oreo to the Nokia 5 and with it,... Read more

New LG Gram laptops coming to CES 2018, will have “longer battery life”

New LG Gram laptops coming to CES 2018, will have “longer battery life”

By Rik Henderson

As is tradition, LG has started to announce its CES 2018 launch products early - almost a month early in this case. CES is the world's largest consumer electronics trade show and takes place in Las Vegas in January each year. The next one starts on Tuesday... Read more

When is Android Oreo coming to my phone?

When is Android Oreo coming to my phone?

By Cam Bunton

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... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 schematics reaffirm repositioned fingerprint scanner

Samsung Galaxy S9 schematics reaffirm repositioned fingerprint scanner

By Max Langridge

Just a day after we finally saw some renders of the Samsung Galaxy S9, some schematic drawings have appeared on Chinese social site Weibo, often the source of many accurate smartphone leaks, that confirm the next flagship will get a new-look back panel.... Read more