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Google Coach: Google's new health system for Wear OS revealed in leak
Google Coach: Google's new health system for Wear OS revealed in leak By Rik Henderson

Google is planning a major overhaul in the way it helps you track health and wellbeing on smartwatches and Android phones.A new service, potentially called Google Coach, is in the planning stage and Android Police has received a whole stack of details... Read more

Harman Kardon Citation 500 smart speaker comes with Google Assistant and be at IFA 2018
Harman Kardon Citation 500 smart speaker comes with Google Assistant and be at IFA 2018 By Rik Henderson

Harman Kardon will show the Citation 500 smart speaker to the public for the first time at IFA 2018 from 31 August.The high-end speaker comes with Google Assistant built in, so works like a Google Home or other voice controlled speaker using the same... Read more

The best photo places in Newcastle: spots you’ll want to snap
The best photo places in Newcastle: spots you’ll want to snap By Pocket-lint Promotion

One of the biggest, most-populous and diverse cities in the UK, Newcastle is famous for so much more than just its Geordie residents.We’ve teamed up with Panasonic Lumix and Jessops to showcase some of the best UK photo locations, with top photo spots... Read more

WhatsApp backups to be free and unlimited on Android, not so iPhone
WhatsApp backups to be free and unlimited on Android, not so iPhone By Rik Henderson

Thanks to a deal with Google, WhatsApp backups to Google Drive will be free and unlimited from 12 November 2018.That means, if you use an Android handset and want to backup your entire chat history to a Google Drive account, they will no longer take up... Read more

Denon reveals next-gen AH-D5200 wooden earcup headphones
Denon reveals next-gen AH-D5200 wooden earcup headphones By Dan Grabham

Denon has revealed its latest AH-D5200 wired headphone with the company's distinctive wooden earcup styling coupled with an aluminum headband. The wood used is zebrawood, says Denon. According to the company there is an acoustic purpose since they reduce... Read more

How the Microsoft Cortana and Amazon Alexa integration works
How the Microsoft Cortana and Amazon Alexa integration works By Maggie Tillman

It's clear that people use many digital assistants in their lives.They might own a PC with Cortana, an iPhone with Siri, an Fire tablet with Alexa, and a Google Home with Assistant. These assistants live on their own devices and respective ecosystems.... Read more

Motorola P30 looks like an iPhone X and Huawei P20 Pro mashup
Motorola P30 looks like an iPhone X and Huawei P20 Pro mashup By Maggie Tillman

Motorola has launched a new phone in China, and it pretty much looks like an Apple iPhone X but with a Huawei P20 Pro paint job.This is a beautiful-looking phone featuring a 6.2-inch display, complete with an iPhone X-like notch and dual rear camera on... Read more

The first Android 9 Pie (Go edition) phones will arrive this autumn
The first Android 9 Pie (Go edition) phones will arrive this autumn By Maggie Tillman

Google has just announced an update to Android Go. Called Android 9 Pie (Go edition), the biggest change is increased storage. Google said the OS now takes up less space on a device, giving device owners up to 500MB of extra storage compared to Android... Read more

How does Google Drive work and how much are Google One plans?
How does Google Drive work and how much are Google One plans? By Maggie Tillman

Google has reduced the cost of Google Drive and is promising to add some really neat features to the online storage service.Drive has been around for years now but has changed relatively little since launch; it lets you upload files, create files, share... Read more

Fitbit Charge 3 and its new touchscreen revealed in leaked pics
Fitbit Charge 3 and its new touchscreen revealed in leaked pics By Maggie Tillman

Fitbit is working on a new Charge 3 fitness band, and leaked photos of the device were just posted by Android Authority.The images show the wearable’s redesign, which includes a new touchscreen display. The last Charge device was only tap-enabled.... Read more

20 years of the iMac: looking back at Apple's legendary iMac G3
20 years of the iMac: looking back at Apple's legendary iMac G3 By Dan Grabham

The iMac G3 is one of the most iconic computers that has ever existed - and while it was announced by Steve Jobs on 6 May 1998 (see video below), it was released on 15 August. So happy release birthday iMac!The iMac brought several major innovations,... Read more

Vodafone free roaming now in 29 more countries
Vodafone free roaming now in 29 more countries By Dan Grabham

If you sign up for a Red Entertainment Vodafone plan, you'll also get free roaming to 29 more destinations than previously including the USA, Canada, South Africa and Australia - 77 destinations in all. New and upgrading Red Entertainment signer-uppers... 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

Hands on with the stunning Oppo F9, the phone with a notch you won't hate
Hands on with the stunning Oppo F9, the phone with a notch you won't hate By Cam Bunton

Oppo has taken the wraps of its latest creation, the Oppo F9 which - while not too similar - takes plenty of inspiration and technologies that makes the innovative premium Find X so desirable.  15 best smartphones 2018: The best phones available to buy... Read more

Huawei Mate 20 specs, release date, rumours and news: What's the story so far?
Huawei Mate 20 specs, release date, rumours and news: What's the story so far? By Britta O'Boyle

Huawei may have already won several hearts over this year with its beautiful P20 Pro but the Chinese manufacturer isn't done yet. Like rivals LG with its V series and Samsung with its Note series, Huawei also releases two flagship smartphone ranges a... Read more

Nuu's good-looking G3 is now available in the UK for £200
Nuu's good-looking G3 is now available in the UK for £200 By Dan Grabham

Chinese brand Nuu has just released the blue version of its G3 smartphone in the UK at a £200 price point. It's also available in the US for $200. We saw the G3 back at Mobile World Congress - it's a good-looking 9mm-thick phone with a large 5.7-inch... Read more

IFA 2018: What to expect from Berlin's giant tech show this September
IFA 2018: What to expect from Berlin's giant tech show this September By Chris Hall

IFA, or Internationale Funkausstellung, is Europe's biggest tech show. Held in Berlin over the first few days of September, it's one of the most significant spots on the calendar for product launches.The show started in 1924 as a radio convention and... Read more

Check out this trendy translucent Xbox Wireless Controller
Check out this trendy translucent Xbox Wireless Controller By Dan Grabham

Two new Xbox controllers are available to pre-order from the Microsoft Store. In addition to a sleek blue and black edition for £60/$65, there's also a super-looking translucent version - the Phantom Black Special Edition - which is also available... Read more

Samsung Galaxy X: What's the story on Samsung's phantom phone?
Samsung Galaxy X: What's the story on Samsung's phantom phone? By Britta O'Boyle

The Samsung Galaxy X has long been rumoured as Samsung's foldable smartphone. Until very recently, at least, when rumours suggested the Galaxy X would in fact be a gaming phone, while the Galaxy F will be the foldable phone.So will it be the Galaxy X... Read more

More details emerge about Nikon's Z6 and Z7 full-frame mirrorless cameras
More details emerge about Nikon's Z6 and Z7 full-frame mirrorless cameras By Mike Lowe

When it comes to marketing, Nikon is going all out for its next camera. The upcoming camera will be Nikon's first full-frame mirrorless. The company's official statement mentioned a lot of buzzwords and hype, saying things like the new camera will “enable... Read more

HQ Trivia now has an Apple TV app so you can play on the big screen
HQ Trivia now has an Apple TV app so you can play on the big screen By Maggie Tillman

HQ Trivia exploded in popularity earlier this year, and now, you can finally play it on the TV.Although millions of people have used the live game show, it's clear that the mobile app, which was founded by the co-creators of Vine, had room to grow. Now,... Read more

Apple's new job listings show it wants to make custom health chips
Apple's new job listings show it wants to make custom health chips By Maggie Tillman

Apple is developing yet another custom chip for its various devices, according to job listings spotted by CNBC.The company appears to be working on a dedicated custom health chip. Such a chip would help its devices handle biometric data. Apple is no stranger... Read more

Please let this happen: Apple could add multiuser support to Siri
Please let this happen: Apple could add multiuser support to Siri By Maggie Tillman

It's no secret that Siri is trailing way behind its younger competitors at this point - and lack of multiuser support is a prime example.Not only do Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant offer multiuser support, but they can recognise users by voice and automatically... Read more

Microsoft's new app lets you mirror an Android phone to your PC
Microsoft's new app lets you mirror an Android phone to your PC By Maggie Tillman

UPDATE: Microsoft has pulled the Your Phone app from the Windows Store for now. According to a Microsoft spokesperson they jumped the gun on it, but it will be available for general consumers soon. Original story below:Microsoft has quietly launched... Read more

Apple might launch three iPhones in 2018 with Apple Pencil support
Apple might launch three iPhones in 2018 with Apple Pencil support By Maggie Tillman

Apple might extend support for the Apple Pencil to its next iPhone, according to industry analysis by TrendForce.The company said Apple wants to introduce three iPhones for its 2018 lineup: a 5.8-inch OLED model, a 6.5-inch OLED model, and 6.1-inch... Read more

New Apple AirPods 2: When will we get the second-gen earphones?
New Apple AirPods 2: When will we get the second-gen earphones? By Dan Grabham

Is it time for new AirPods? Although we're not sold on the look of the existing Apple AirPods, there's no denying that they're one of the best new gadgets of the last couple of years. Completely wire-free? Check. Compact charging case? Check. Seamless... Read more

Apple iPhone SE2 specs, news and rumours: Will we get a new iPhone SE?
Apple iPhone SE2 specs, news and rumours: Will we get a new iPhone SE? By Dan Grabham

We'll get a new iPhone XI and iPhone X Plus in September, but we're still thinking there will probably be an iPhone SE update in the interim. Apple is still selling plenty of iPhone SE, despite the phone now being two years old and the basic chassis... Read more

New iPad Pro 2018 specs, rumours and news: What's the story so far?
New iPad Pro 2018 specs, rumours and news: What's the story so far? By Dan Grabham

Here we round up all the speculation surrounding the new iPad Pro, together with some of our own thoughts about what super Apple tablet we might get during the latter half of 2018.Apple's Field Trip event in late March yielded a new standard 9.7-inch... Read more

Is the Apple AirPower wireless charge mat release date soon?
Is the Apple AirPower wireless charge mat release date soon? By Dan Grabham

The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X all feature wireless charging. They work with hundreds of Qi charging mats and accessories already available - including in-car charging stations.But Apple is also soon to come out with its own AirPower mat for... Read more

JBL Tuner is the portable radio for the Bluetooth generation
JBL Tuner is the portable radio for the Bluetooth generation By Rik Henderson

Contrary to many expectations, radio is still going strong in the age of digital music streaming. It still manages to capture our attention, whether we are millennials, old farts or somewhere in-between. And it shows no signs of stopping.However, streaming... Read more

iPhone XI (iPhone 11) and iPhone X Plus specs, release date, news and rumours
iPhone XI (iPhone 11) and iPhone X Plus specs, release date, news and rumours By Dan Grabham

Now we know about - and have used - the forthcoming iOS 12, it seems a safe bet that the new iPhone will be with us when the new iPhone software is released in September. Three iPhones arrived last year in the form of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and... Read more

Apple Watch Series 4 rumours, specs, release date and news
Apple Watch Series 4 rumours, specs, release date and news By Dan Grabham

The Apple Watch Series 3 was launched last Autumn and was a critical hit. We also think it has sold quite well, but we don't really know since Apple refuses to outline the numbers sold.That's probably because the numbers wouldn't look that great up against... Read more

Huawei's upcoming Kirin 980 processor specs revealed in leak
Huawei's upcoming Kirin 980 processor specs revealed in leak By Dan Grabham

We've been able to surmise for a while that Huawei will reveal the Kirin 980 at IFA 2018 at the end of August. And now specs have leaked that reveal some impressive details. The silicon will come to the new Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro that will... Read more

Here's the Huawei Mate 20 Lite in all its leaked glory
Here's the Huawei Mate 20 Lite in all its leaked glory By Rik Henderson

There's no doubt that Huawei will be unveiling a new series of Mate phones soon - it even sent us a coded safe screaming with spoilers.What we don't know exactly is how many phones will be announced. We can take a guess, though, that there will be a Huawei... Read more

Cheaper Apple MacBooks to enter production soon, report
Cheaper Apple MacBooks to enter production soon, report By Rik Henderson

Could we finally see the long-awaited Apple MacBook Air refresh soon? A report from inside the production chain suggests so.Digitimes claims that Apple partner Quanta has received "orders for Apple's new inexpensive notebooks". That is said to include... Read more

Leaked Motorola P30 renders show notch is not going away
Leaked Motorola P30 renders show notch is not going away By Rik Henderson

Critics of the notch need look away now. Leaked images of the Motorola P30 show the brand owned by Lenovo is continuing to embrace the design.Posted by Android Pure, several renders of the alleged handset give the impression that Motorola is continuing... Read more

HTC U12 Life won't be made by HTC itself, crikey!
HTC U12 Life won't be made by HTC itself, crikey! By Rik Henderson

Rumours of a new mid-range HTC phone are ramping up, suggesting it could be announced soon. Or, at least, a HTC badged phone.The HTC U12 Life has been touted since spring this year, and we fully expect to hear something official on it in the next couple... Read more

5 reasons to buy the Sonos Beam
5 reasons to buy the Sonos Beam By Pocket-lint Promotion

Sonos produces tremendous multi-room speakers, wireless apart from a power cable. Easy to set up and great-sounding, they have become the speaker of choice for millions. So, when a new addition to the range is revealed, the Sonos Beam, it's worth finding... Read more

LG Styler ThinQ: Now you can even talk to your bedroom wardrobe
LG Styler ThinQ: Now you can even talk to your bedroom wardrobe By Rik Henderson

LG will show smart, connected, artificially intelligent bedroom furniture at IFA 2018 in a couple of weeks.The LG Styler system is already available in the US and several other regions, but the new models are far smarter and offer voice control.It effectively... Read more

How to install Fortnite on Android
How to install Fortnite on Android By Cam Bunton

Fortnite has finally made its long-awaited appearance on Android. Sadly, however, it's not a straightforward case of downloading the app from the Google Play Store on absolutely every Android phone available. It's currently in beta, has a waiting list,... Read more

Michael Kors adds new Runway Wear OS watches to Access collection
Michael Kors adds new Runway Wear OS watches to Access collection By Maggie Tillman

When we think about Wear OS watches, we honestly think about fashion watches first.From the Kate Spade New York Scallop smartwatch to the Louis Vuitton Tabour Horizon smartwatch, fashion brands have fully adopted Google's smartwatch OS, and Michael... Read more

Samsung says S10 won't be its first 5G phone, foldable phone is coming
Samsung says S10 won't be its first 5G phone, foldable phone is coming By Maggie Tillman

Samsung's first 5G mobile device won't be the Galaxy S10.The company launches a handful of devices every year, including two flagships lines. For instance, the Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S9 were this year's flagship updates. Samsung has begun previewing... Read more

How to stop Google from tracking you on the web
How to stop Google from tracking you on the web By Maggie Tillman

Google is apparently very sneaky.If you turn off Google’s Location History option (see how, from here), you probably assume the places you go are no longer stored, or that Google is no longer tracking your movements. Wrong. Google still collects location... Read more

Apple just pushed pause on launching Group FaceTime
Apple just pushed pause on launching Group FaceTime By Maggie Tillman

Apple has quietly removed a major feature coming to iPhones, iPads and Macs: Group FaceTime calls.The Cupertino, California-based company removed Group FaceTime from the latest iOS 12 and MacOS Mojave betas, which were rolled out on 13 August, and it... Read more

You can now download Virgin Media shows to your phone or tablet
You can now download Virgin Media shows to your phone or tablet By Dan Grabham

Virgin Media customers can now download TV shows and box sets to their phones and tablets thanks to an updated Virgin TV Go app for iOS and Android. The best Blu-ray players to buy today More than 2,000 episodes of catch-up and on-demand box sets are... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 price and pre-order info: Check out the latest Note 9 deals
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 price and pre-order info: Check out the latest Note 9 deals By Dan Grabham

The Galaxy Note 9 is here and we've got the latest pricing and pre-order info for you. The Galaxy Note 9 release date is 24 August.Note 9 pre-orders are live now and you can also trade in your device on Samsung.com should you wish. Check out the Note... Read more

Higher-end Chromebooks will be able to run Windows 10
Higher-end Chromebooks will be able to run Windows 10 By Dan Grabham

Macs have been able to run Windows for some time and now it appears Google's Chromebooks will also get the same capability thanks to a new capability called Campfire. Some investigative work by XDA Developers has uncovered some code that is intended... 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

Virgin Media gets back Dave, Gold and other UKTV channels
Virgin Media gets back Dave, Gold and other UKTV channels By Dan Grabham

After an uncertain couple of weeks, Virgin Media and UKTV have reached a long term agreement which will restore all of UKTV’s channels and services to Virgin TV.These will return as soon as possible. Dave HD and Gold HD channels will be added to Virgin... 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