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  • Oculus who? AirVR straps an iPhone 6 Plus or iPad mini to your face

    18 September 2014, 7:10 am by: Rik Henderson

    Move over Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR, there's a new virtual reality kid in town and it's iPhone and iPad based. AirVR is a cheap virtual reality headset currently going through the Kickstarter funding phase that uses the Retina display on a latest...
  • Amazon Kindle Voyage vs Nook GlowLight vs Kobo Aura H2O: Which eBook reader should you choose?

    18 September 2014, 5:47 am by: Rik Henderson

    With Amazon's announcement of a new Kindle device in time for Christmas this year and major rivals Barnes & Noble and Kobo also revealing their new eBook readers recently, there seems no better a time than to consider that purchase. However, which should...
  • Amazon Fire range refreshed, with new colours for Fire HD and more powerful HDX

    18 September 2014, 4:20 am by: Rik Henderson

    Amazon has dropped the Kindle branding from its tablet ranges and refreshed the line-up for 2014. The new Amazon Fire HD tablets come in 6- and 7-inch screen sizes and five different colour choices - perhaps to tackle the rise of the bright and cheery...
  • Amazon Kindle Voyage official: Top of the line eBook reader with next-gen Paperwhite display

    18 September 2014, 3:54 am by: Rik Henderson

    Amazon has announced a more high-end option to its Kindle Paperwhite eBook reader and, as leaked a day early by the retailer's German and Japanese sites, it's called the Kindle Voyage. In addition, the company has replaced its entry-level model with...
  • Control your smarthome with one of Logitech's new Harmony hubs and remotes

    17 September 2014, 8:41 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Logitech figures the idea of smarthomes is here to stay, so it brought out a new line of hub-and-remote systems that can help you control a range of connected devices. Called Harmony Living Home, the line includes three different systems, at three…
  • Website of the day: Have You Seen?

    17 September 2014, 8:00 pm by: Ian Hughes

    We all do it. We sign up to these apps, sites and schemes to save money, without giving it a second thought. Things like Groupon, Vouchercloud and countless others we could name (many of which we’ve featured right here over the years) make it easy...
  • Asphalt 8: Airborne is first Metal ready game for iOS 8, and boy does it look lovely

    17 September 2014, 7:56 pm by: Stuart Miles

    Apple has rolled out iOS 8, meaning several games are currently updating for the new operating system. One of which is Gameloft's Asphalt 8: Airborne which has been rehashed to support the new iOS 8 feature Metal. So now the racing title now looks better...
  • Don't have space for iOS 8? Try these tips to make room for the huge download

    17 September 2014, 6:40 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Apple released iOS 8 to the public this afternoon, shocking iPhone and iPad users across the world with subtle notices about the update requiring at least 4.6 GB of free space before downloading. You probably feel like forming a riot of some sort outside...
  • HealthKit bug is stopping HealthKit apps from launching on time with iOS 8, says Apple

    17 September 2014, 5:06 pm by: Elyse Betters

    The public launch of iOS 8 this morning was not a smooth one, it seems. Apple has confirmed it found a bug that affects the launch of HealthKit-integrated apps. As first spotted by Financial Times, a just-discovered bug in Apple’s HealthKit, a major...
  • Hands-on: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS superzoom review: Massive zoom is great, but not always super

    17 September 2014, 4:34 pm by: Mike Lowe

    There was a time when superzooms were content with focal lengths maxing out in the triple figure department. No so the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS, an all-in-one complete with a 65x zoom lens (21-1365mm equivalent) that encompasses a versatile range.…
  • Apple TV update adds flat icons, Beats Music, Family Sharing, and more

    17 September 2014, 4:24 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Apple has updated Apple TV, following the release of iOS 8 to the public. The new software brings redesigned icons that look very much like the flatter icons Apple introduced in iOS 7. You will also notice the icons for Music, Computers, and TV shows...
  • Amazon sites leak new Kindle Voyage ereader with 6-inch display

    17 September 2014, 3:42 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Amazon has a new Kindle ereader in the works, and it doesn't use the Paperwhite brand name. The last Kindle Paperwhite released in 2013, in Wi-Fi and 3G models, and featured the same 6-inch screen with 212 PPI and bezel as the original Paperwhite. Although...
  • iOS 8 keyboards: Here's the top ones to try, and how to set them up

    17 September 2014, 3:31 pm by: Elyse Betters

    iOS 8 is here and seeing as Apple announced earlier this summer not only a new and smarter keyboard for iOS 8 but also support for third-party keyboards, that means you get to chose what's the best one for you right now rather than having to wait any...
  • What is Apple's Family Sharing feature for iOS 8, and why should you care?

    17 September 2014, 3:28 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Apple has a new feature that promises to not only save you money but also make it easier for your family to share everything, from apps to music. The feature is called Family Sharing, and it works across both iOS devices and Macs. Available for consumers...
  • New Apple iPads to unveil at rumoured 21 October event, alongside OS X Yosemite's release

    17 September 2014, 2:48 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Apple's next event will take place on 21 October, it's claimed. Tech website Apple Insider has reported - citing a person familiar with the company's pre-launch logistics - major new Apple products are expected to debut during the second half of October....
  • Hands-on: Canon PowerShot G7 X review: A solid first stab at the 1-inch sensor market

    17 September 2014, 2:06 pm by: Mike Lowe

    Canon has traditionally been the champion of compact cameras, but in the last few years things have changed significantly, thanks to Sony, Fujifilm and others deservedly making waves in the market. The PowerShot G7 X, which debuts the company’s use...
  • Apple Watch to cost from $349 but could go up to $5K, says expert

    17 September 2014, 2:00 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Those of you who are eager to buy the fancy 18-carat gold version of Apple's Watch Edition sometime early next year better start saving your loose change now. It's expected to cost at least a couple of mortgage payments. More specifically, Daring Fireball's...
  • iOS 8 is now available, update your iPhone 5S and iPad now

    17 September 2014, 12:58 pm by: Chris Hall

    Apple has confirmed that iOS 8 is now available to download, meaning that you'll be able to update your iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPad Air and iPad mini from today. In fact, you will also be able to download it for Phone 4S, iPhone 5, fifth-generation iPod...
  • BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9983 now official and it looks gorgeous

    17 September 2014, 12:22 pm by: Rik Henderson

    BlackBerry has officially lifted the lid on its latest collaborative product with Porsche. The Porsche Design P'9983 has been leaked and rumoured for a while, but the phone is now a reality, having been unveiled at an "exclusive event" in Dubai. Running...
  • Here's how to get your iPhone or iPad ready for iOS 8 update

    17 September 2014, 11:37 am by: Elyse Betters

    Apple will release iOS 8 for download on this evening at 6pm BST. Although that means your current iOS device will very soon be outdated, you will be able to give it a nice software boost by downloading and installing the latest mobile operating system...
  • iOS 8 Tips and tricks: See what your iPhone and iPad can do now

    17 September 2014, 11:36 am by: Stuart Miles

    iOS 8 is out and with it you get a host of new features, tips and tricks. We've worked our way through the operating system to try and bring you as many of the new features as possible to allow you to get as much out of the new software on your phone...
  • Currys & PC World to retain all 800 Phones 4u workers in its own stores

    17 September 2014, 11:25 am by: Rik Henderson

    The recently formed Dixons Carphone has confirmed that all 800 of the Phones 4u workers stationed in Currys and PC World stores will be retained by the group. While Phones 4u suffers an almightly crash after entering administration last week, thought...
  • Tesco Hudl Smartphone is no more, Hudl 2 gets all the attention

    9 September 2014, 6:38 am by: Luke Edwards

    Tesco announced plans to release its own brand smartphone under the Hudl name. Those plans have now been set aside as the supermarket giant announced it will shelve the Hudl smartphone to focus on the Hudl 2 tablet instead. The Hudl 2 tablet was expected...
  • Amazon Fire Phone available now to pre-order for 30 September UK release, O2 exclusive

    8 September 2014, 11:00 am by: Luke Edwards

    Amazon has announced that its Fire Phone will be available in the UK from 30 September. It is available for pre-order now as an O2 exclusive. The Amazon Fire Phone has already been launched in the US. The UK model will have the same hardware and it will...
  • Google Nexus 6 (Nexus X) rumours, release date and everything you need to know

    8 September 2014, 6:48 am by: Luke Edwards

    Google is due to release the next generation of its Nexus smartphone series that's being called the Nexus 6 or Nexus X. As was the case in previous years Google is running a tight ship with few rumours escaping. But lucky for us there have been enough...

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