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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

Apple iPhone X tips and tricks: Master Apple's greatest iPhone

Apple iPhone X tips and tricks: Master Apple's greatest iPhone

By Stuart Miles

The Apple iPhone X is here, but with such a huge change to the design of the phone, including the ditching of Touch ID and the introduction of Face ID, how you control and use the new iPhone changes to.We've put together a number of tips and tricks... 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

Best iPhone X cases: Protect your new Apple device

Best iPhone X cases: Protect your new Apple device

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple's iPhone X features a lovely design made up of a surgical-grade stainless steel frame coupled with a glass rear and an all-screen glass front. It's the kind of finish you really don't want to cover up with a case but you know if you don't, it's... 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

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

Win an iPhone X with PureVPN

Win an iPhone X with PureVPN

By Pocket-lint Promotion

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

Last minute Christmas bargain: Nintendo Switch with Ninjango and Joy-Con grip for £279

Last minute Christmas bargain: Nintendo Switch with Ninjango and Joy-Con grip for £279

By Max Langridge

Do you still need to get someone a last minute gaming-inspired Christmas present, or perhaps you just want to treat yourself for the festive period? Tesco may just have the perfect deal for you.From now until 8 January, you can get a Nintendo Switch in... Read more

OnePlus 6 to get more secure facial recognition technology

OnePlus 6 to get more secure facial recognition technology

By Max Langridge

The OnePlus 5T has been available to buy for a little over a month and yet the rumours surrounding its successor, the likely named OnePlus 6 are already coming in. The latest refers to OnePlus' Face Unlock feature that debuted on the OnePlus 5T. OnePlus... Read more

Google Play Christmas deals give you movie rentals for 99p, 80% off games and much more

Google Play Christmas deals give you movie rentals for 99p, 80% off games and much more

By Rik Henderson

Google has started its annual sales across the Google Play store. There are thousands of amazing deals, including any movie rental for just 99p (or 99 cents in the US), £3 off any book priced over £3, an extended trial period for Google Music of 4-months... Read more

Now Walmart is planning its own Amazon Go-like cashierless store

Now Walmart is planning its own Amazon Go-like cashierless store

By Elyse Betters

Walmart is trying to compete with Amazon by working on its own Amazon Go-like store, though it's still in the early stages of doing so.According to Recode, Walmart is developing a cashier-less store that you can walk into, browse goods in, and cash out... Read more

Future Apple Watches could have an EKG reader to detect heart illness

Future Apple Watches could have an EKG reader to detect heart illness

By Elyse Betters

Apple is developing new versions of the Apple Watch with EKG capabilities, according to a new report.Bloomberg has reported that new versions of the Apple Watch could feature souped-up heart-monitoring technology. More specifically, they could use electric... Read more

Is Amazon working on its own version of YouTube to spite Google?

Is Amazon working on its own version of YouTube to spite Google?

By Elyse Betters

AmazonTube. Doesn't really roll off the tongue.Well, get used to it, because Amazon has applied for an “AmazonTube” trademark, according to a USPTO filing spotted by TV Answer Man. Keep in mind Amazon's application follows Google’s abrupt decision... Read more

The best science images of the year: Astounding photos from the Royal Photographic Society

The best science images of the year: Astounding photos from the Royal Photographic Society

By Adrian Willings

Each year the Royal Photographic Society runs a competition to select the best international images for science. The winner is selected from an astounding range of images submitted by students, amateur photographers, professionals and smartphone users... Read more

What is Kodi and why should cord cutters try it?

What is Kodi and why should cord cutters try it?

By Elyse Betters

If you've ditched traditional cable and are looking to set up your on home media center, look no further than Kodi.The service has been around since 2002, when it was known as XBMC. You can use it to access streaming media content, like videos and music,... Read more

Doubling up on Google Home: How and why to use multiple Google Home devices

Doubling up on Google Home: How and why to use multiple Google Home devices

By Adrian Willings

Not to be left behind, Google is pushing hard with the company's various smart home speaker devices - the Home, Mini and Max. Although perhaps not currently popular as the Amazon Echo line-up, these are smart AI-assistant devices that should not be overlooked... Read more

Amazon bins its music upload storage service

Amazon bins its music upload storage service

By Rik Henderson

For a fair few years, Amazon has offered free and paid music storage options - where you can upload up to 250,000 of your own mp3 tracks to its cloud and listen to through Amazon Music.This includes tracks bought on other music services, including iTunes.However,... 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

By Pocket-lint Promotion

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

Nokia 9 could get dual front-facing cameras according to the latest render

Nokia 9 could get dual front-facing cameras according to the latest render

By Max Langridge

The Nokia 9 will likely be one of the, if not the first flagship device to be unveiled in 2018, as it's expected to show its face at an event in China on 19 January. We've heard plentiful rumours regarding the device and now thanks to a render posted... Read more

Apple might merge iOS and MacOS apps starting next year

Apple might merge iOS and MacOS apps starting next year

By Elyse Betters

Apple must like Microsoft's "universal apps" approach, because it's apparently doing the same thing.The company might finally begin to merge iOS and MacOS apps sometime next year by allowing developers create a single app that will run across both operating... Read more

Controversy: Apple responds to claims that it throttles older iPhones with degraded batteries

Controversy: Apple responds to claims that it throttles older iPhones with degraded batteries

By Elyse Betters

 There has always been crazy conspiracies about electronic manufacturers deliberately slowing down their old products in order to get consumers to upgrade to their newer products, but as a turns out, this may actually be true - or at least it seems to... Read more

Amazon Fire TV devices now let you browse the web via Silk and Firefox

Amazon Fire TV devices now let you browse the web via Silk and Firefox

By Elyse Betters

Amazon has opened up web browsing to Fire TV users.The online retailer announced that, starting 20 December, all owners of the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick will be able to browse the web on those devices via Amazon's Silk browser or Mozilla's Firefox... Read more

Pokemon Go now uses ARKit to offer souped-up AR features on iOS

Pokemon Go now uses ARKit to offer souped-up AR features on iOS

By Elyse Betters

Pokemon Go now leverages Apple’s ARKit.ARKit lets iOS developers tap into the iPhone and iPad's hardware and software in order to create games that let you place virtual objects in the real world. (You can read more about it from here.) Now, Niantic... Read more

Magic Leap One Mixed Reality headset looks like cyberpunk sunglasses

Magic Leap One Mixed Reality headset looks like cyberpunk sunglasses

By Rik Henderson

Magic Leap has unveiled its first Windows Mixed Reality headset and it looks quite unlike anything else on the market.While Mixed Reality headsets from brands such as Asus and HP look more like virtual reality rivals, the Magic Leap One headset resembles... Read more

Samsung NW700 Soundbar Sound+ is a skinny soundbar sans sub that will be unveiled at CES

Samsung NW700 Soundbar Sound+ is a skinny soundbar sans sub that will be unveiled at CES

By Max Langridge

Samsung has announced that it will be taking its brand new soundbar to CES in Las Vegas in January. Called the NW700 Soundbar Sound+, it replaces the MS650 Sound+ from 2017. A number of changes have been made since the MS650, including a serious diet,... Read more

10 reasons to buy the Garmin Vivoactive 3

10 reasons to buy the Garmin Vivoactive 3

By Pocket-lint Promotion

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

You'll soon change your mobile network with a single text, here's how

You'll soon change your mobile network with a single text, here's how

By Rik Henderson

British communications regulator Ofcom has announced major reforms to the way customers can switch between mobile networks in the UK.After a lengthy consultation period, it found some unnecessary difficulties in the process of switching providers. Two... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ2 specs leak reveals SD845 processor and dual-lens rear camera

Sony Xperia XZ2 specs leak reveals SD845 processor and dual-lens rear camera

By Max Langridge

Sony Mobile is expected to release a successor the Xperia XZ1 in the not-too-distant-future, following a recent render leak that shows an Xperia handset with incredibly slim bezels. Now, some official-looking images have appeared on Reddit that reveal... Read more

Full Nokia 9 specs leaked in FCC filing: OLED screen, SD835 and dual-lens camera

Full Nokia 9 specs leaked in FCC filing: OLED screen, SD835 and dual-lens camera

By Max Langridge

The Nokia 9 is expected to be unveiled at a media event in China on 19 January and now, thanks to an FCC filing, we know pretty much all there is to know about the upcoming flagship. Nokia 9: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know We've... Read more