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Snow photos: Top tips for taking great shots in the snow

Snow photos: Top tips for taking great shots in the snow

By Stuart Miles

The UK is covered in snow again which many might curse as they have to trudge to work, but it can also present some fun opportunities too. So before the sun rears its head you can grab your camera and get shooting. The snow makes for some great photos,... Read more

Why ambient light is key to your TV viewing experience

Why ambient light is key to your TV viewing experience

By Pocket-lint Promotion

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

Android Oreo rolling out to Android Wear devices now, full list of supported watches revealed

Android Oreo rolling out to Android Wear devices now, full list of supported watches revealed

By Max Langridge

Google announced late last week that Android Oreo is now rolling out to Android Wear devices, bringing with it various new features and more supported languages. At the time, it wasn't clear which Android Wear watches would be in line to receive the update,... Read more

GymKit tested: What is Apple GymKit and how can you use it?

GymKit tested: What is Apple GymKit and how can you use it?

By Stuart Miles

GymKit is the latest technology to come out of Apple. It, as the name suggests, allows Apple Watch users to connect to various bits of kit at the gym. But what does it do, how does it work, and what kit will wit work with?We've used one of the first installations... Read more

HTC U11 EYEs with dual selfie-cam could be unveiled soon

HTC U11 EYEs with dual selfie-cam could be unveiled soon

By Max Langridge

HTC may not be done with smartphone releases for 2017, or we may already have a glimpse at what to expect come the turn of the New Year. The Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer is expected to go back to its 2014 roots and resurrect the Eye branding for... Read more

Apple's TV app explained: How does it work and where is it available?

Apple's TV app explained: How does it work and where is it available?

By Elyse Betters

Apple's TV app is the replacement for its decade old Video app and can be used on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. The TV app, originally available in the US, now now available in the UK and essentially adds universal search to Apple TV and iOS devices... Read more

Apple TV app finally arrives in the UK, get all your TV streaming from the one place

Apple TV app finally arrives in the UK, get all your TV streaming from the one place

By Stuart Miles

Apple's march towards creating a better TV experience in the UK has arrived.Previously only available in the US, now all UK iPhone, iPad and Apple TV users have access to the Apple TV app. On iOS, it replaces the Videos app that has been on the Apple... Read more

Is the Sea of Thieves Xbox One controller the best you've ever seen?

Is the Sea of Thieves Xbox One controller the best you've ever seen?

By Rik Henderson

We've seen some great Xbox One controllers in latter times, including the Minecraft piggy and the customisable wonders of the Xbox Design Lab, but we have to say that the special limited edition Sea of Thieves Xbox Wireless Controller is our favourite... Read more

When is The Grand Tour on TV and how can I watch it?

When is The Grand Tour on TV and how can I watch it?

By Rik Henderson

The Grand Tour, an Amazon exclusive show, is back for its second season. The car show, starring ex-Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May has relaunched today, 8 December, with a new episode released every Friday for the next... Read more

YouTube to launch a music streaming service in March...again

YouTube to launch a music streaming service in March...again

By Max Langridge

YouTube, one of the companies owned by Alphabet Inc. (also the owner of Google) is said to be launching a new music streaming service in March, according to sources speaking to Bloomberg. What is YouTube Red is now live: What is it and is it worth paying... Read more

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845: Everything you need to know about Qualcomm's new mobile platform

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845: Everything you need to know about Qualcomm's new mobile platform

By Chris Hall

Qualcomm has announced its next-gen mobile platform, the Snapdragon 845. Introduced at the company's Snapdragon Summit it is aimed squarely at 2018's most exciting devices.This platform takes the Snapdragon 835, which powered over 120 different devices... Read more

Fitbit Ionic's first major software update adds new apps and watchfaces

Fitbit Ionic's first major software update adds new apps and watchfaces

By Elyse Betters

Fitbit has rolled out the first major update to Fitbit OS, the software that powers its Ionic smartwatch.The update adds more than a dozen third-party apps, including: British Airways, Clue, Flipboard, Game Golf, Hue Lights, Nest, Surfline, The New York... 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

By Pocket-lint Promotion

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

Nintendo Game Boy Heat Change Mug brings back gaming memories

Nintendo Game Boy Heat Change Mug brings back gaming memories

By Stuart Miles

Nintendo fans can now show their fondness and nostalgia for the Game Boy with a mug than changes colour when you put hot water in it.The Nintendo Game Boy Heat Change Mug from Paladone (£8.99) has been designed to reflect the distinctive original 1989... Read more

Apple TV gets Amazon Prime Video app at last, Mr Robot here we come

Apple TV gets Amazon Prime Video app at last, Mr Robot here we come

By Rik Henderson

The latest 4K HDR-enabled Apple TV is one of the best media streaming boxes around, but it’s been lacking something important since the day it launched: Amazon Prime Video. The Apple TV series has pretty-much always featured Netflix, on its many iterations,... Read more

Ikea and Sonos join forces for all-new smart home music products

Ikea and Sonos join forces for all-new smart home music products

By Rik Henderson

Furniture designer and retailer Ikea has announced a partnership with Sonos to create new products in the future.Ikea recently moved into the smart home sector with intelligent lighting and other connected home gadgets, but this latest collaboration could... Read more

Nissan to test self-driving taxis in Japan in 2018, full launch planned for 2020 Olympics

Nissan to test self-driving taxis in Japan in 2018, full launch planned for 2020 Olympics

By Max Langridge

Nissan has announced it will begin trialling self-driving taxis as part of its Easy Ride service in Yokohama, Japan from March 2018, with a plan to have a fully-fledged service up and running in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games.  The Japanese car... Read more

Google pulls YouTube support from Echo Show, Fire TV to lose access in New Year

Google pulls YouTube support from Echo Show, Fire TV to lose access in New Year

By Max Langridge

Is Google being petty, or are its reasons completely justified. That's what we're wondering after it's been announced that Google is removing YouTube access from the Echo Show as of today and the Fire TV device from 1 January 2018. Amazon Echo Show: Release... Read more

New Huawei P-series smartphone could be the best camera phone yet

New Huawei P-series smartphone could be the best camera phone yet

By Rik Henderson

Huawei has been focusing a lot on the photo-taking abilities of its handsets in latter times, but its next P-series smartphone is sure to be the best yet - if a range of leaked ad creatives are anything to go by.Details on an alleged "Huawei PCE Series"... Read more

Pocket-lint moves to https

Pocket-lint moves to https

By Stuart Miles

If you're a regular reader of Pocket-lint you might notice something different to your browsing today when on our site.We've been working hard behind the scenes for a number of months to not only make the site easier to use, but also make it more secure... Read more

HP Envy x2 is an always-connected Snapdragon-powered Windows 10 2-in-1

HP Envy x2 is an always-connected Snapdragon-powered Windows 10 2-in-1

By Chris Hall

Joining the always-connected Windows 10 PC party, Kevin Frost from HP took to the stage at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit to announce the HP Envy x2, a Snapdragon twist on its detachable 2-in-1 PC.Frost claimed that HP choose a detachable format because... Read more

Asus NovaGo makes Qualcomm's Snapdragon-powered Windows 10 PC a reality

Asus NovaGo makes Qualcomm's Snapdragon-powered Windows 10 PC a reality

By Chris Hall

Asus CEO Jerry Shen took to the stage at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit in Hawaii, to announce the first Snapdragon-powered "always-connected" Windows PC, the Asus NovaGo.Qualcomm and partners have been talking about the always-connected PC for the past... Read more

Freeview Play connected TV platforms lands on select Sony TVs

Freeview Play connected TV platforms lands on select Sony TVs

By Max Langridge

Freeview and Sony have made the joint announcement that the Freeview Play connected TV platform is being rolled out to select Sony TVs. The service, which is now supported by three of the four major TV manufacturers and 18 in total, provides quick, easy... Read more

Nokia could finally unveil the Nokia 9 in 2018, alongside a new Nokia 8

Nokia could finally unveil the Nokia 9 in 2018, alongside a new Nokia 8

By Max Langridge

The Nokia 9 may finally see the light of day in early-2018, according to Chinese media site MyDrivers.The flagship smartphone has received its fair share of rumours during 2017, with many expecting it to launch before the year was out, but that doesn't... Read more

Honor View 10 is a 6-inch flagship with facial recognition and other Apple-esque talents

Honor View 10 is a 6-inch flagship with facial recognition and other Apple-esque talents

By Rik Henderson

As well as the much-anticipated Honor 7X, the Chinese manufacturer also announced a 5.99-inch device that it terms its first “AI smartphone”.It’s similar to parent company Huawei’s Mate 10 – certainly aiming for the same sector – and is powered... Read more

OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition phone announced - see it here

OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition phone announced - see it here

By Elyse Betters

If you love OnePlus and Star Wars, prepare to lose your mind.With Star Wars: The Last Jedi about to hit cinemas in two weeks, we’re seeing all sorts of merchandise pop up, and that includes tie-ins with tech companies such as OnePlus, which has just... Read more

Facebook Messenger Kids: How does it work and where is it available?

Facebook Messenger Kids: How does it work and where is it available?

By Elyse Betters

Facebook has launched a new version of Messenger for kids.Appropriately called Messenger Kids, it’s a new messaging app designed specifically for kids between the ages of six and 12. It does not require a Facebook account, which makes sense, considering... Read more

Zizo Bolt explored: It's one tough case

Zizo Bolt explored: It's one tough case

By Pocket-lint Promotion

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

Best tech toys 2017: Connected toys, robots and more

Best tech toys 2017: Connected toys, robots and more

By Stuart Miles

For many, the days of just building a spaceship out of Lego or playing a game of Monopoly are long gone.Today, kids want interactive tech toys that are powered by an app or that connect to the internet. They want animals that learn and grow as you play... Read more

Google reveals the best Android apps of 2017, did your favourites make the list?

Google reveals the best Android apps of 2017, did your favourites make the list?

By Max Langridge

As 2017 comes to an end, Google has announced the most downloaded Android apps of the year, along with various other 'top five' lists. But have your favourites made the cut?The most downloaded list only takes into account new apps that were released on... Read more

Google made a computer vision kit so your Raspberry Pi devices can see

Google made a computer vision kit so your Raspberry Pi devices can see

By Elyse Betters

Google has unveiled a new add-on for Raspberry Pi.At Google I/O earlier this year, Google wasn't shy about discussing technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning and how it is committed to integrating them into its products and services.... Read more

Forget your password? No worries, just let Samsung scan your palm

Forget your password? No worries, just let Samsung scan your palm

By Elyse Betters

Samsung is looking into a new way of verifying your identity and, oddly, reminding you of your password should you ever forget it.The company, which already offers biometric-based unlocking technologies on its devices, ranging from facial recognition... Read more

The co-founder of Vine says he's working on a 'follow-up' app to Vine

The co-founder of Vine says he's working on a 'follow-up' app to Vine

By Elyse Betters

A follow-up to Vine is in the works.Vine was a mobile app that allowed users to share six-second videos. Founded in 2012, it became hugely popular almost overnight, which led to Twitter buying it and, well, letting it flounder and fail within a few years.... Read more

Apple Heart Study launches as FDA clears first Apple Watch EKG reader

Apple Heart Study launches as FDA clears first Apple Watch EKG reader

By Elyse Betters

Apple has launched a new app.It isn't a productivity app or video app or note-taking app or any of that usual app stuff. Instead, this new app will allow the company to collect your heart rhythm data, as long as you're wearing the Apple Watch. Called... Read more

Like Microsoft's Edge browser? Now you can use it on iOS and Android

Like Microsoft's Edge browser? Now you can use it on iOS and Android

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft unveiled a beta version of its Edge browser for iOS and Android last month, but now, it is officially launching the app for anyone to try.Microsoft's mobile strategy over the past couple years has been all about developing quirky-yet-useful... Read more

Can't buy a SNES Classic Mini? How to build your own retro console for just £50

Can't buy a SNES Classic Mini? How to build your own retro console for just £50

By Rik Henderson

Like vinyl records, The Crystal Maze and seaside holidays, retro gaming is in the middle of a resurgence. There are reimagined machines based on both the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64, and the Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo download stores are crammed... Read more

How Xbox One backward compatibility works: The Xbox 360 and Xbox games list and more

How Xbox One backward compatibility works: The Xbox 360 and Xbox games list and more

By Rik Henderson

One of the big selling points for the Xbox One, Xbox One S or Xbox One X is that, as well as more than 1,000 dedicated games, you can also play an ever-increasing library of Xbox 360 titles. Great for those with a large collection of older games and those... Read more

20 tech fails that ruined people's lives

20 tech fails that ruined people's lives

By Rik Henderson

We all rely heavily on technology these days and why not? Most gadgets are enablers that aid us in our daily lives. Where would we be without our smartphones, tablets, TVs, the internet or an electronic back scratcher?However, overuse of tech can be... Read more

99 of the worst Photoshop errors ever, you won’t believe your eyes

99 of the worst Photoshop errors ever, you won’t believe your eyes

By Rik Henderson

Technology can be a wonderful, glorious thing. It can also be totally and utterly misused, especially when in the hands of buffoons.Adobe Photoshop is a prime example of a tool that can make photos and images look spectacular, yet also create the most... Read more

EE Hawk is a £150 smartphone capable of 300mbps download speeds

EE Hawk is a £150 smartphone capable of 300mbps download speeds

By Max Langridge

EE has introduced the Hawk smartphone, a wallet-friendly device at £150 that is Cat 6-enabled, meaning it can support 4G+ download speeds up to 300mbps. The Hawk has already proven to produce download speeds of 238mbps at London's Wembley Stadium on... Read more

Apple iPhone X problems: Common problems and how to fix them

Apple iPhone X problems: Common problems and how to fix them

By Elyse Betters

Now that people are getting their hands on the iPhone X, many are struggling to understand some of the new features and gestures, while others are realising that that there a few problems to overcome too.The iPhone X is undoubtedly the biggest and boldest... Read more

Lego AR-Studio brings Lego bricks to life in a digital world

Lego AR-Studio brings Lego bricks to life in a digital world

By Max Langridge

Lego has just launched a new AR app for iOS 11 devices that will let Master Builders the world over combine real-life Lego sets with virtual ones to create a brand new way of playing. Apple's AR platform: These demos show what ARKit can do Lego Boost... Read more

Is HMD working on a new Nokia 5? Leaked benchmark suggests yes

Is HMD working on a new Nokia 5? Leaked benchmark suggests yes

By Elyse Betters

HMD Global appears to be working on a new Nokia phone.There is currently a lot of excitement about the company's yet-to-be-announced Nokia 9, which is expected to launch next year as a high-end flagship device, but little has been said so far about HMD's... Read more

YouTube Reels explained: How the Snapchat Stories-like tool works

YouTube Reels explained: How the Snapchat Stories-like tool works

By Elyse Betters

YouTube has announced a new feature: Reels.The Google-owned video platform revealed in a blog post, which mostly discussed the expansion of the Community tab, that it is introducing Reels as a way of giving its users the ability to share content in the... Read more

MacOS High Sierra 'root' bug allows admin access without a password: Who is affected and how to fix it

MacOS High Sierra 'root' bug allows admin access without a password: Who is affected and how to fix it

By Elyse Betters

A massive security hole affecting Mac computers running the latest version of MacOS High Sierra has been discovered.This is a critical bug that allows anyone on a Mac to log in and change the admin settings - using just the username "root" with no password,... Read more