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What is two factor authentication and why should you use it? Plus how to enable for Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter and more

What is two factor authentication and why should you use it? Plus how to enable for Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter and more

By Cam Bunton

Over the past few years you may have heard a number of companies, app makers and service providers announce that they're launching two factor verification or two factor authentication, often abbreviated to 2FV.If you ever wondered what the heck it even... Read more

Beginning of the end for Freesat? Channel 4 pulls HD channel and All4 catch-up from platform

Beginning of the end for Freesat? Channel 4 pulls HD channel and All4 catch-up from platform

By Rik Henderson

Freesat has always found it hard to be mentioned in the same breath with the other free terrestrial programme platform Freeview, even though it appears as an option on hundreds of different television models.YouView is also more widely known, it seems.Yes,... Read more

Spotify smart speaker could be on the way following job listings

Spotify smart speaker could be on the way following job listings

By Max Langridge

Spotify could soon mount a challenge to the likes of Apple, Sonos, Google and countless other speaker manufacturers, after MusicAlly (via The Guardian) spotted three adverts for an "operations manager", "senior project manager: hardware production" and... Read more

Motorola Moto G6 specs, news and release date plus G6 Plus and G6 Play: Everything we know so far

Motorola Moto G6 specs, news and release date plus G6 Plus and G6 Play: Everything we know so far

By Dan Grabham

The G5 and G5 Plus were two of our favourite budget phones in 2017, and now thanks to leaks from Droid Life, the G6, G6 Plus and even G6 Play look set to take the budget crown once again. And we might be seeing the Moto X5 as well... Motorola G6 release... Read more

Moto X5 news, rumours and release date: everything you need to know

Moto X5 news, rumours and release date: everything you need to know

By Dan Grabham

Motorola Mobility has been part of Lenovo for four years now and has made several Moto X devices over that time, the first having been made in 2013 when Google owned this particular chunk of the classic Motorola company.However the last non-Moto Mod X-series... Read more

Nokia 9 or Nokia 8 Pro specs, release date, news and rumours: everything you need to know

Nokia 9 or Nokia 8 Pro specs, release date, news and rumours: everything you need to know

By Chris Hall

Before the Nokia 8 was launched, there was a lot of talk of flagship handsets from Nokia or, more accurately, HMD Global. HMD is the licensee for the Nokia name on phones.Some went as far as saying that the Nokia 8 was going to launch in two sizes which... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 specs, release date and news: the next Galaxy is nearly here

Samsung Galaxy S9 specs, release date and news: the next Galaxy is nearly here

By Chris Hall

We know that Samsung's next flagship smartphone will be called the Samsung Galaxy S9 and will be joined by the S9+, a larger model. Samsung hasn't been shy about sprinkling mentions of the names about; they were recently confirmed in Samsung's quarterly... Read more

LG G7 specs, release date, news and rumours: What's the story so far?

LG G7 specs, release date, news and rumours: What's the story so far?

By Britta O'Boyle

LG normally releases two flagship phones a year, one in the form of the G-Series at the beginning of the year and the other in the form of the V-Series towards the latter half of the year.With that in mind, the LG G7 is the next smartphone expected to... Read more

10 top tech toys for 2018: Hot Wheels Rocket League, Animatronic Chewbacca and more

10 top tech toys for 2018: Hot Wheels Rocket League, Animatronic Chewbacca and more

By Andy Robertson

There are always slew of gadget and toy shows at the beginning of each year, as inventors, toy makers and franchise creators set out their stalls for the coming months. Literally.New York Toy Fair is one of the very biggest conventions around, with hundreds... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ Pro specs, release date, news and features: Plus Sony Xperia XZ2 latest

Sony Xperia XZ Pro specs, release date, news and features: Plus Sony Xperia XZ2 latest

By Chris Hall

Mobile World Congress (MWC) starts next weekend and it will play host to the unveiling of the next Sony flagship. Having ditched the Xperia Z naming, Sony has moved to the XZ name for its top line of phones. We're expecting some action in the XZ family... Read more

Leaked Xperia XZ2 Compact image all but confirms a curved future for Sony

Leaked Xperia XZ2 Compact image all but confirms a curved future for Sony

By Max Langridge

Sony's Mobile World Congress press conference has been confirmed for 26 February where it will likely unveil the Xperia XZ Pro, Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact. The latter has now been subject to a leak and it confirms a feature that was recently teased... Read more

Mobile World Congress 2018: What to expect from Samsung, Sony, Nokia, Huawei, Moto and more at MWC 2018

Mobile World Congress 2018: What to expect from Samsung, Sony, Nokia, Huawei, Moto and more at MWC 2018

By Chris Hall

Mobile World Congress is the biggest mobile event of the year, seeing the launch of many of the top smartphones, smartwatches and tablets, as well as seeing the emergence of the hottest new trends in mobile. such as 5G. Generally speaking, all the big... Read more

Entry-level HTC Desire 12 could show face at MWC

Entry-level HTC Desire 12 could show face at MWC

By Max Langridge

HTC is likely to be working on a U12 flagship for release later this year, but before that, we could see an entry-level Desire 12, possibly as soon as next week at Mobile World Congress. HTC U12 specs, release date, rumours and news: Everything you need... Read more

Does this Sony teaser hint it will unveil curved phones at MWC 2018?

Does this Sony teaser hint it will unveil curved phones at MWC 2018?

By Elyse Betters

Sony is teasing its MWC 2018 event, and the tease itself is weird.Let's back up for a moment: Sony has an event scheduled 26 February at the Mobile World Congress show. It's expected to announce three flagship smartphones there: the Xperia XZ2, Xperia... Read more

How to make and receive phone calls with Amazon Alexa

How to make and receive phone calls with Amazon Alexa

By Elyse Betters

Amazon allows you to make phone calls through Alexa on Echo devices and the Amazon Alexa app, as well as the Echo Connect accessory.Last year, the company introduced a new feature, called Alexa Calling and Messaging, and then it followed that up with... Read more

Best Pokemon Go tips to master the Pokemon mayhem

Best Pokemon Go tips to master the Pokemon mayhem

By Chris Hall

The basics of Pokemon Go are simple and fun. You walk, you catch Pokemon, you collect as many as you can and you visit Poke Stops to load your backpack up with goodies to help your Trainer along the way.But when it comes to mastering the game, there's... Read more

Galaxy S9 price and pre-order info: What will Samsung's new handset cost?

Galaxy S9 price and pre-order info: What will Samsung's new handset cost?

By Dan Grabham

It seems certain that the Samsung Galaxy S9 price will be more than last year's S8.Last year's Galaxy S8 went on sale for £689, so we're expecting the S9 price to be around that point. We'd expect the US Galaxy S9 price to be around $699. Some reports... Read more

Best drone photos ever: Stunning images taken from up high

Best drone photos ever: Stunning images taken from up high

By Max Langridge

Drone photography has soared in recent years, with the number of and quality of drone photos increasing every year. There are so many photos in fact that drone photography even has its own official awards programme.In 2014, the National Geographic in... Read more

Incredible award-winning aerial photos from the Skypixel photo contest

Incredible award-winning aerial photos from the Skypixel photo contest

By Adrian Willings

Skypixel, in partnership with DJI, has announced the winners of its competition marking "The Best Aerial Photos of 2017". This contest is now the largest and most well-known aerial photography contest in the world and brings a range of breath-taking submissions.These... Read more

Compare the best mobile phone deals and offers

Compare the best mobile phone deals and offers

By Hassan Mohammed

Looking for the best mobile phone deal for you? Look no further as our comparison table below enables you to select the contract phone deal that's right for you. Not sure what phone will suit you? our handy guide to the best smartphones in 2018 break... Read more

Sony discounts PSVR bundles by more than 30% for just two weeks

Sony discounts PSVR bundles by more than 30% for just two weeks

By Elyse Betters

Two months after Christmas, Sony is discounting its PSVR bundles.If you're like us, you probably hunted for the best deals around Black Friday and Christmastime this past year, but, unfortunately, it was hard to find great sales on several gaming consoles... Read more

Compare the best SIM only deals in February 2018: Flash sale 100GB for £20

Compare the best SIM only deals in February 2018: Flash sale 100GB for £20

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

Huawei P20 or P11 specs, release date, rumours and news: Everything you need to know

Huawei P20 or P11 specs, release date, rumours and news: Everything you need to know

By Cam Bunton

Fewer companies have grown in stature as rapidly as Huawei. On a global scale, it's gone from being a company that builds devices for other companies, to being its own brand - with its own popular sub-brand (Honor) - within a few short years, and one... Read more

Nokia 9 could now be the Nokia 8 Pro instead, come with penta-lens camera

Nokia 9 could now be the Nokia 8 Pro instead, come with penta-lens camera

By Rik Henderson

Nokia could have scrapped the Nokia 9 it was planning to launch later this year in favour of a Nokia 8 Pro instead.Either that or the Nokia 8 Pro could be the fabled Nokia 10 with an all-new name. Whichever is the case, Nokia Power User claims its sources... Read more

Full details and images of Samsung Galaxy S9 leak a week ahead of launch

Full details and images of Samsung Galaxy S9 leak a week ahead of launch

By Max Langridge

Samsung is due to unveil the much-anticipated Galaxy S9 and S9+ duo of smartphones this Sunday at Mobile World Congress. We already know pretty much all there is to know about the phones, but some information from Winfuture.de fills in the final few gaps.... Read more

Huge Harman Kardon Invoke sale: Cortana speaker is now 50% off

Huge Harman Kardon Invoke sale: Cortana speaker is now 50% off

By Elyse Betters

Those of you who want to try Microsoft's assistant outside of your PC will be happy to hear that the Harman Kardon Invoke is now half off.The smart speaker, which debuted last year with a $230 price tag, currently costs $108 on Amazon (US), a 53-per cent... Read more

40% off Huawei Watch 2 Sport Smartwatch

40% off Huawei Watch 2 Sport Smartwatch

By Hassan Mohammed

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

Wow! You can get this mammoth 75-inch 4K HDR TV for under £1,500

Wow! You can get this mammoth 75-inch 4K HDR TV for under £1,500

By Rik Henderson

Hitachi is a brand clawing its way back into the TV business, taking on the likes of Hisense in the low to mid-price points, yet offering the latest television technologies.And if its latest set is anything to go by, it'll certainly carve a very nice... Read more

National Grid vehicle charging plans could see us all getting electric cars

National Grid vehicle charging plans could see us all getting electric cars

By Max Langridge

The UK National Grid is looking to install an entire fleet of superfast electric car charging points along Britain's motorways that would get their power from the country's electricity network. The best electric cars 2018: Top battery powered vehicles... Read more

Xbox One X and One S will soon support 1440p

Xbox One X and One S will soon support 1440p

By Rik Henderson

Xbox will soon add 1440p support to the Xbox One X and, intriguingly, the Xbox One S.Program manager for the Xbox Platform Partner Group, Kevin Gammill, revealed on Twitter that One X and One S gamers signed up to an early tier of the Insider preview... Read more

Samsung to unveil Galaxy Tab S4 at MWC?

Samsung to unveil Galaxy Tab S4 at MWC?

By Max Langridge

Samsung may unveil more than just the Galaxy S9 and S9+ at MWC this coming weekend, as a GFXBench listing reveals the South Korean tech giant may have a new Galaxy Tab S4 up its sleeve as well. Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 review: Perfect entertainment...for... Read more

Huawei Mate SE is a rebranded Honor 7X destined for the US

Huawei Mate SE is a rebranded Honor 7X destined for the US

By Max Langridge

Huawei has quietly launched the Mate SE in the US, although it's not exactly the brand new device it makes out to be. The Mate SE is essentially a rebranded Honor 7X, but with an extra gigabyte of RAM. Honor 7X initial review: Adding 18:9 screen X factor... Read more

Amazon Alexa Easter Eggs: Your complete guide to funny Alexa commands

Amazon Alexa Easter Eggs: Your complete guide to funny Alexa commands

By Elyse Betters

Alexa isn't just helpful. She's also funny.Amazon's virtual assistant, which is found on many devices, like Amazon's own Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Show, has an answer for just about everything. And, at the same time, she's loaded with hilarious responses... Read more

The best Apple HomePod tips and tricks: Plus how to set up HomePod

The best Apple HomePod tips and tricks: Plus how to set up HomePod

By Stuart Miles

So, you've got a new HomePod. Great! But aside from saying "Hey Siri, play me some music" there is plenty more the smart speaker can do.Here we've detailed a load of HomePod tips and tricks to get you started and show you what your new Apple smart speaker... Read more

Microsoft wants you to use Cortana - so it added IFTTT integration

Microsoft wants you to use Cortana - so it added IFTTT integration

By Elyse Betters

Despite all of Microsoft's efforts, its Cortana assistant is just not as ubiquitous as Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri, or Google Assistant.It seems like every new smart home device or appliance in the market supports just about every assistant, except for... Read more

Stunning new Essential Phone model debuts as an Amazon exclusive

Stunning new Essential Phone model debuts as an Amazon exclusive

By Elyse Betters

Essentially really wants you to buy its phone.So, here's the deal: Essential just announced limited-edition colours of the Essential Phone, which are called Ocean Depths, Stellar Gray, and Copper Black. And they're gorgeous. Now, the company has announced... Read more

LG's next flagship is codenamed Judy and might show up this June

LG's next flagship is codenamed Judy and might show up this June

By Elyse Betters

LG's mobile strategy is confusing.It's supposedly now working on a new smartphone design, which is codenamed Judy, and it will be a follow-up to the LG G6 and LG V30.Let's back up for a minute: In early 2018, LG Vice Chairman Cho Sung-jin announced that... Read more

Pokemon Go Eevee evolutions: How to get Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon, Espeon or Umbreon

Pokemon Go Eevee evolutions: How to get Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon, Espeon or Umbreon

By Chris Hall

Eevee is one of the most interesting Pokemon characters. Not only is it ridiculously cute, but it doesn't have a defined evolution path - and some of the Eevee evolutions have been the best Pokemon to take into battle - like Vaporeon. Right from the... Read more

Why Intel's work on quantum computing is in a spin

Why Intel's work on quantum computing is in a spin

By Dan Grabham

Intel always likes to reveal details of the bleeding edge stuff it works on and we’re now seeing the glimpse of some quantum computing tech that a research program embarked on back in 2015.Quantum computing is the ultimate in parallel computing; the... Read more

Amazing Nokia 7 Plus hands-on pic leaks

Amazing Nokia 7 Plus hands-on pic leaks

By Rik Henderson

With Mobile World Congress only a couple of weeks away, more is being revealed about the Nokia phones we expect to launch there.One of those is the Nokia 7 Plus, which has been subject to a couple of great leaks recently.We've seen a list of specifications... Read more

Starlink explained: How SpaceX will blanket Earth with superfast internet

Starlink explained: How SpaceX will blanket Earth with superfast internet

By Elyse Betters

Elon Musk and his space company recently received a lot of attention for putting a space suit-wearing dummy, dubbed Starman, into a Tesla car and shooting the two into space. While that is exciting, their plans for an internet-beaming satellite network... Read more

Nike and Xbox made three Air Jordan III Xbox One X consoles, and you can win one

Nike and Xbox made three Air Jordan III Xbox One X consoles, and you can win one

By Rik Henderson

Nike is putting itself about a bit. Not content with signing up PlayStation for an exclusive pair of PS4-inspired trainers, it's not working with rival Xbox for a competition to win one of three exclusive Air Jordan III inspired Xbox One X consoles.The... Read more

Uber UK unveils swathe of new safety measures to avoid London ban

Uber UK unveils swathe of new safety measures to avoid London ban

By Rik Henderson

Uber has published a mighty list of changes in its safety measures in the UK, in the hope of avoiding operating bans in London and other British regions.Many of the new practices directly address concerns cited by Transport for London and other regulators... Read more

You can finally get the Moto Z2 Play with Gamepad mod in the UK, exclusive to Three

You can finally get the Moto Z2 Play with Gamepad mod in the UK, exclusive to Three

By Rik Henderson

Three has announced that it will be exclusively ranging the Moto Z2 Play with the Gamepad mod to make it into a handheld games console.We reviewed the Moto Z2 Play in July last year. It impressed us how well it runs for a reasonably priced device, but... Read more

The supercharged 15-inch Surface Book 2 is now available in the UK

The supercharged 15-inch Surface Book 2 is now available in the UK

By Dan Grabham

The 15-inch version of the Surface Book 2 is now available to buy in the UK from the official Microsoft Store, John Lewis and Currys PC World.We've played with this thing and it is a beast, with up to 17 hours of battery life and Intel's latest generation... Read more

Free PS4 with an Xperia phone on Sky Mobile from £25 a month

Free PS4 with an Xperia phone on Sky Mobile from £25 a month

By Rik Henderson

Sky Mobile is offering an amazing exclusive with its Sony Xperia tariffs. If you take a Sony Xperia XZ Premium, Sony Xperia XZ1, Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact or Sony Xperia XA2 phone plus a Sky Mobile price plan, you are eligible for a free PlayStation 4 console... Read more

Virgin Media ups fastest consumer broadband speeds to 350Mbps

Virgin Media ups fastest consumer broadband speeds to 350Mbps

By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media has announced that it is upping its top level broadband speeds to 350Mbps.It will roll out ultrafast broadband services capable of speeds of up to 350Mbps from spring. Around 15 million UK households now have the infrastructure to receive... Read more

iPhone XI or iPhone X2: What's the story so far with the new 2018 iPhone?

iPhone XI or iPhone X2: What's the story so far with the new 2018 iPhone?

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple announced three iPhones last year in the form of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X and now it's time to think about this year's new iPhones! The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus followed the traditional iPhone design and were essentially 'S' versions... Read more

2018 iPhone X will come with smaller notch, claims Barclays

2018 iPhone X will come with smaller notch, claims Barclays

By Rik Henderson

The Apple iPhone X refresh for 2018 will have similar TrueDepth facial recognition on its front facing camera but with a smaller notch, claim analysts working for Barclays bank.Based on reports and meetings they had during CES in January, analysts Andrew... Read more