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52 of the best tech life hacks

52 of the best tech life hacks

By Elyse Betters

You may not know this... but there are several websites and technology-related tips and tricks out there that can totally simplify your daily routine and make your life much easier in general.For instance, Apple's charging cords for iOS devices and Macs... Read more

How to upgrade your Xbox One storage by 2TB and more: That’s up to 100 additional games

How to upgrade your Xbox One storage by 2TB and more: That’s up to 100 additional games

By Rik Henderson

It cannot be disputed that the new generation of gaming has been an outstanding success, with more consoles shifted than ever before and more top quality games made available than many could have dreamed of. However, there is one issue we've had with... Read more

Wire-free charging could become a reality in 2018 with WattUp

Wire-free charging could become a reality in 2018 with WattUp

By Max Langridge

Wireless charging has still yet to completely take off. A handful of Android phones and now the Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone X support the technology, which requires you to place the phone on a charging mat to recharge without connecting a cable. Future... Read more

Android for beginners: Tips and tricks for your new smartphone

Android for beginners: Tips and tricks for your new smartphone

By Chris Hall

If you're holding your shiny new Android smartphone and wondering how to get the most from it, then you've come to the right place.Whether this is your first smartphone, you've just hopped over from an iPhone, or you've had a number of Android handsets,... Read more

Boom! Save £120 on Ultimate Ears wireless Megaboom speaker in Boxing Day sales

Boom! Save £120 on Ultimate Ears wireless Megaboom speaker in Boxing Day sales

By Max Langridge

Amazon is going all-out with its Boxing Day sales. After hosting several deals before Christmas, the online retail giant is now slashing prices on selected products even further until 31 December.That's none more apparent than with a big chunk of money... Read more

LG reveals 2018 audio products, including Dolby Atmos soundbar and Google Assistant speaker

LG reveals 2018 audio products, including Dolby Atmos soundbar and Google Assistant speaker

By Max Langridge

LG has revealed some details regarding a range of new speakers and home entertainment devices that it will officially unveil at CES 2018 next month. Among the new products are a Dolby Atmos soundbar, some portable Bluetooth speakers and LG's first speaker... Read more

Should your iPhone battery be replaced? How to tell and where to do it

Should your iPhone battery be replaced? How to tell and where to do it

By Elyse Betters

Apple has confirmed it slows down old iPhones.Technically, the company admitted it slows down processors used in iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, iPhone 7, and iPhone SE. These have aging lithium-ion batteries that might cause random shutdowns. So, to prevent your... Read more

How to set up and use Drop In on Amazon Echo devices

How to set up and use Drop In on Amazon Echo devices

By Elyse Betters

Christmas is done and that likely means you have new Echo devices.Whether you have an Echo speaker or an Echo with a screen, you can take advantage one of Amazon's coolest Alexa features: Drop In. With Drop In, you're able to instantly connect to any... Read more

Michael Kors Access Sofie tips and tricks: Master your new sparkly smartwatch

Michael Kors Access Sofie tips and tricks: Master your new sparkly smartwatch

By Britta O'Boyle

The Michael Kors Access Sofie is the second smartwatch to appear from the fashion giant, following in the footsteps of the chunkier Access Bradshaw.The new device brings all the bling, along with a fully-round display, smooth performance, an excellent... Read more

Mega console deal: Xbox One S limited edition Minecraft console bundle for £234.99

Mega console deal: Xbox One S limited edition Minecraft console bundle for £234.99

By Adrian Willings

Gamers rejoice! Christmas might be over, but there are some really great gaming deals out there in the post-Christmas run-up to the New Year. If you've been looking for an excuse to treat yourself, then the slashed prices might be just the excuse you... Read more

The best Amazon deals: Grab yourself a post-Christmas tech bargain

The best Amazon deals: Grab yourself a post-Christmas tech bargain

By Adrian Willings

Christmas is over but if you didn't get what you were hoping for then there's good news. Amazon has a number of Boxing Day deals worth looking at with post-Christmas sales running until 31 December. We've been through the site to hunt down the best tech... Read more

Got an Amazon Echo for Christmas? Here's how to get music playing for £3.99 a month

Got an Amazon Echo for Christmas? Here's how to get music playing for £3.99 a month

By Max Langridge

With Amazon recently refreshing its Echo lineup and offering some decent discounts before Christmas, there's a good chance you found one underneath your Christmas tree this year. Now that you've stuffed yourself silly with turkey and done the rounds with... Read more

Apple iOS 11 tips and tricks for iPhone: Master your new software

Apple iOS 11 tips and tricks for iPhone: Master your new software

By Stuart Miles

Apple packaged a tonne of improvements in iOS 11 including updates to Maps, keyboard, App Store, Siri and Control Centre.The new OS from Apple brings a host of new features, tips and tricks. We've worked our way through the operating system in order... Read more

OnePlus 5T tips and tricks: The essential guide to the all-screen flagship killer

OnePlus 5T tips and tricks: The essential guide to the all-screen flagship killer

By Cam Bunton

OnePlus 5T has just been launched, and while it's pricier than its predecessors, it's still a good amount of phone for the £449 price tag. It's comfortably cheaper than the likes of the Pixel 2 XL, iPhone 8 Plus and Galaxy S8 Plus, and offers a true... Read more

Fantastic Fitbit Alta HR deal saves you a fabulous £49.99

Fantastic Fitbit Alta HR deal saves you a fabulous £49.99

By Chris Hall

If you missed out at Christmas and didn't get the fitness tracker you were hoping for, then don't despair. There's a great deal on the Fitbit Alta HR today in the Amazon Boxing Day sales.These deals are only going on until 31 December so you better be... Read more

Amazing bargain! Amazon Kindle Unlimited free for three months

Amazing bargain! Amazon Kindle Unlimited free for three months

By Adrian Willings

Amazon is currently running Boxing Day/Post-Christmas sales that include a veritable number of tech deals and gadget bargains. In scouring the companies offers pages we've found some that might interest the bookworms out there. Amazon's Kindle Unlimited... Read more

LG and Here to collaborate on advanced telematics for self-driving cars

LG and Here to collaborate on advanced telematics for self-driving cars

By Max Langridge

South Korean tech giant LG and Here, the company behind Here Maps, have signed a partnership agreement that will see LG's telematics technology combined with Here's mapping data from its Open Location Platform, to create a secure data communications hub... Read more

Get two UE Boom 2 speakers for £129 in the Amazon post-Christmas sales

Get two UE Boom 2 speakers for £129 in the Amazon post-Christmas sales

By Adrian Willings

Amazon's Boxing Day/Post-Christmas sales are well underway, with a multitude of tech bargains to be had. One such deal that we feel can't be missed is two Ultimate Ears Boom 2 wireless speakers for £129.The Boom 2 is consistently one of our favourite... Read more

Lenovo Mirage Solo standalone VR headset could be unveiled at CES 2018

Lenovo Mirage Solo standalone VR headset could be unveiled at CES 2018

By Max Langridge

Lenovo has a standalone virtual reality headset, i.e. one that doesn't require a smartphone to be inserted, that runs on Google Daydream in the works. It's expected to be unveiled early-2018, most likely at CES in January after it recently passed the... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 tips and tricks: The S Pen is mightier than the sword

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 tips and tricks: The S Pen is mightier than the sword

By Chris Hall

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the most advanced phone that Samsung has ever made. Not only does it offer all the features of the Samsung Galaxy S8 devices, but it debuts the dual camera as well as enhancing the S Pen.For some, the Note 7's early withdrawal... Read more

Google Home bargains: Unmissable Google Home and Google Home Mini deals

Google Home bargains: Unmissable Google Home and Google Home Mini deals

By Chris Hall

Google is keeping the Christmas deals going until 2018. Not only is the company offering movie rentals from 99p, it's also carrying on the device discounts too. The Google Home smart speaker is currently discounted to £89 (or $79) from the original... Read more

Amazing Echo bargains: Post-Christmas deals on the Amazon Echo Dot

Amazing Echo bargains: Post-Christmas deals on the Amazon Echo Dot

By Adrian Willings

Christmas is over now and if you didn't find an Amazon Echo device under your Christmas tree then you might be disappointed. There's no need to fret though as Amazon is running post-Christmas sales so there's still a chance to snap up a bargain.Amazon... Read more

Huawei's next flagship will be the P20, will launch early 2018

Huawei's next flagship will be the P20, will launch early 2018

By Max Langridge

It seems assumption could have got the better of the majority of industry analysts that said Huawei's next P-series flagship will be called the P11. That's because some new evidence has been brought to the table to suggest it will be called the P20 instead.... Read more

WhatsApp will drop support for these phones on New Year's Eve

WhatsApp will drop support for these phones on New Year's Eve

By Elyse Betters

WhatsApp has announced it will abruptly stop supporting many older smartphones in the New Year.The decision mirrors WhatsApp's announcement from last year, when it said it planned to drop support for many mobile platforms. Jump forward to now, and the... Read more

Garmin Vivofit 4 has a year-long battery life, always-on colour display

Garmin Vivofit 4 has a year-long battery life, always-on colour display

By Elyse Betters

There are so many activity trackers available, it's hard to figure out which one to buy. Here's a hint: Go for the one with the better battery.No one wants to be out for a run and then see their activity tracker is dead and has not properly tracked their... Read more

Google Chromecast: How to set up Chromecast and get started with it

Google Chromecast: How to set up Chromecast and get started with it

By Elyse Betters

Google's Chromecast might seem complicated, but it isn't.The whole purpose of Google's HDMI dongle is that it's easy: easy for you to watch a YouTube video on your phone or a Netflix stream on your tablet and then wirelessly fling it to your TV so you... Read more

How to watch 4K Ultra HD content on TV and online

How to watch 4K Ultra HD content on TV and online

By Max Langridge

When 4K TVs were first announced, they promised to be the future of home entertainment and "the next big thing". They also arrived with sky high prices that meant many of us couldn't justify buying one.Since then, specifications have been deliberated... Read more

Xbox One X tips and tricks: How to get the most from your new console

Xbox One X tips and tricks: How to get the most from your new console

By Rik Henderson

The Xbox One X is the latest and, arguably, the greatest games console around. You might even find one under the tree this Christmas. Now what?If you're an Xbox newbie, or even if you've upgraded from an Xbox One S or original Xbox One, there are plenty... Read more

How to setup an Amazon Kindle for children: Kindle for Kids and FreeTime explained

How to setup an Amazon Kindle for children: Kindle for Kids and FreeTime explained

By Chris Hall

Amazon's Kindle has established itself as a leading reading device and where you have reading, you hopefully have eager children. Although real books, on paper, as well as using public libraries, should be something that all children experience, there's... Read more

Doubling up on Alexa: How to use multiple Amazon Echo and Dots

Doubling up on Alexa: How to use multiple Amazon Echo and Dots

By Adrian Willings

Amazon is pushing the Echo and Echo Dot hard, in a bid to dominate the connected home market before too many players - like Google - can catch up.The Amazon Echo got off to a flying start, establishing itself as one of the hottest smart home devices,... Read more

The Pocket-lint guide to smartwatch etiquette

The Pocket-lint guide to smartwatch etiquette

By Chris Hall

We're entering a brave new world. A world where you're not (just) covertly alerted by the buzzing in your pocket, but overtly, visually and audibly by the device on your wrist.The shifting sands of technology bring sweeping changes in social behavior.... Read more

Best iPad Pro 10.5 cases: Protect your new Apple tablet

Best iPad Pro 10.5 cases: Protect your new Apple tablet

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple announced the iPad Pro 10.5 at its WWDC developer conference in June 2017. The slightly redesigned iPad bridges the gap between the now discontinued iPad Pro 9.7 and the larger iPad Pro 12.9, bringing a 20 per cent increase in display size but a... Read more

66 best Christmas movies you can stream in the US right now

66 best Christmas movies you can stream in the US right now

By Elyse Betters

If you're anything like us, you're trying to watch as many Christmas films as possible over the holiday season.There are tonnes of films to choose from after all, including cult classics, cute newbies, and of course the occasional oddballs that you secretly... Read more

How to get rid of unwanted Christmas presents

How to get rid of unwanted Christmas presents

By Max Langridge

Christmas Day has been and gone in the blink of an eye. You've unwrapped your presents, spent far too much time with the in-laws and (probably) drunk too much. It's only once the food or drink hangover has cleared that you realise some of the gifts you... Read more

Best Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus cases: Protect your new Samsung smartphone

Best Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus cases: Protect your new Samsung smartphone

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus offer stunning designs, huge displays and plenty of power. They come with IP68 waterproofing, super slim bezels, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and 18.5:9 ratio curved screens.As with all smartphones though, they won't... 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

Best Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL cases: Protect your new Google smartphone

Best Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL cases: Protect your new Google smartphone

By Britta O'Boyle

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL feature lovely designs with solid aluminium bodies and glass detailing on the rear. Both are IP67 water and dust resistant and both offer front-facing stereo speakers.The Pixel 2 XL is the more exciting of the two in... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S8 tips and tricks: An expert's guide

Samsung Galaxy S8 tips and tricks: An expert's guide

By Chris Hall

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are Samsung's most ambitious phones yet. While the switch to a 18.5:9 aspect display is likely to be the thing that draws you in, with its luscious infinity curves, there's a whole lot packed into the phone that... 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

Best iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus cases: Protect your new Apple device

Best iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus cases: Protect your new Apple device

By Britta O'Boyle

The Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus were announced alongside the iPhone X and Apple Watch Series 3 at the company's event in September. The two devices succeed the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, bringing improvements in hardware as well as a glass rear over aluminium... Read more

PS4 Pro tips and tricks: How to get the most from your new 4K PlayStation

PS4 Pro tips and tricks: How to get the most from your new 4K PlayStation

By Rik Henderson

When the PS4 Pro was launched in the tail end of 2016, it heralded the beginning of 4K HDR console gaming. And while it has now been joined by the Xbox One X, it is still an amazing, flagship games machine - especially for its price, often found below... Read more

Best Christmas films to watch on Netflix, Amazon and Now TV in the UK

Best Christmas films to watch on Netflix, Amazon and Now TV in the UK

By Max Langridge

Christmas is a time for eating too much, visiting in-laws and more wrapping paper than you know what to do with, but it's also one of the best times of the year to watch some great films and TV shows.The broadcasters in the UK will have their own Christmas... Read more

Sonos tips and tricks: Get the most out of your multi-room speaker system

Sonos tips and tricks: Get the most out of your multi-room speaker system

By Britta O'Boyle

Sonos has one of the strongest multi-room offerings out there. Its speaker line-up is not only plentiful, with several combinations possible, but the platform that controls everything is one of the best out there, if not the best.If you've opted for Sonos... Read more

Apple iPhone to Google Pixel 2: How to transfer contacts, messages, calendars and media

Apple iPhone to Google Pixel 2: How to transfer contacts, messages, calendars and media

By Cam Bunton

With the Pixel and Pixel XL, the company's first home-made smartphones, Google decided to make part of the usual pains of phone setup disappear. Considering how useful it is, the same feature was also included in the 2017 Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. For... Read more

Tips for low light photography: Capture every Christmas moment

Tips for low light photography: Capture every Christmas moment

By Britta O'Boyle

Christmas tends to be a time of pretty lights and low-lit rooms to take full advantage of those lights, which in turn results in images full of random shadows and colours.To help you out, we have compiled a few tips to give you better photo results when... Read more

Amazon Fire TV tips and tricks: How to get the most from your Fire TV Stick or 4K box

Amazon Fire TV tips and tricks: How to get the most from your Fire TV Stick or 4K box

By Rik Henderson

Amazon offers two different Fire TV streaming devices these days: the dongle-like Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD and the second generation Fire TV Stick.Both of which come with an Alexa Voice Remote, so not only do they access streaming services including BBC... Read more

Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL tips and tricks: Master your pure Android Oreo phone

Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL tips and tricks: Master your pure Android Oreo phone

By Chris Hall

Google has changed its approach to software updates. Android 7 Nougat and Android 8 Oreo both went through extensive public betas, so those with compatible phones (Nexus and Pixel devices) could sample the software through its development until it hit... 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

Best Christmas 2017 apps: Elf Yourself, Santa Video Call, and more

Best Christmas 2017 apps: Elf Yourself, Santa Video Call, and more

By Elyse Betters

There's an app for almost anything these days, including Christmas.You can download an app that turns you and family into a bunch of goofy-looking virtual elves, and then you can use that same app to share with the world a festive video clip of you all... Read more