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How to log into all your bank accounts with a single app

EVERY bank offers an online service but only a few are trying to push the envelope beyond the virtual cashier’s window.

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The Amazon Fire 8HD is one of two new tablets out this month

What to expect from Amazon’s new tablets

THERE IS a school of thought that tablets have had their day. Aside from Apple’s original iPads, which are good but pricey, models have come and gone, and some of the cheaper ones have been beset with usability and reliability problems.

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Time to try a tri: Top tips for beginner triathletes

Time to try a tri: Top tips for beginner triathletes

Triathlon: a word that strikes fear into couch potatoes everywhere. For many, the idea of swimming 1,500 metres, cycling 40k and running 10k back-to-back fills them with dread.

The  �130 Roberts Stream 93i receives internet and DAB stations

Is your old digital radio already obsolete?

HALF a decade from now, BBC radio will have been on the air for 100 years, so you’d have thought that by now we would have got the art of buying a receiver down to a tee.

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This Apple Watch designed by Hermes of Paris costs GBP1,149

Should there be a smartwatch on your wrist this summer?

After the iPod, iPhone and iPad, we had become used to believing that when Apple launched a product, we would all want it, even if we didn’t know at first what it was.

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This Panasonic TV is one of the few that will work with the 4K iPlayer test

How and when can you watch in ultra-high definition on the iPlayer?

IT wasn’t the first streaming service but for most viewers, it was the one that brought TV into the internet age. The BBC iPlayer is 10 this summer, and will, before it turns 15, be the de facto method for watching television.

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New pet bedding with build in protection against fleas, ticks, flies and mosquitoes

UK pet-bed specialists Scruffs® have announced a new partnership with Insect Shield®, to develop a collection of pet bedding and accessories integrated with built-in protection.
Google's Duo calling app lets you see you's on the line before you answer

Best new ways to make phone calls without using your included minutes

PERHAPS you have noticed that mobile operators have been getting more generous with their call time allowances of late, just as they did with texts a couple of years ago. The reason is the same: they no longer control the market.

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With a Chromecast or Smart TV, you can 'cast' your phone screen yo uour TV.

How to get rid of those EU cookie notices... and the best way to share your photos around the room

I’M convinced that the reason we voted to leave the European Union was the volume of those pop-up choices about cookies they insist on giving us.

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How to do everything, from a single remote

YOU HARDLY need me to tell you that the shops now sell “all-in-one” remote controls which replace several or even all of the ones that came with your bits of kit. This opens up a Pandora’s box of possibilities, but most models barely get the lid open.

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Technology: The £230 question

David Behrens wonders who will hurry to buy the new Google Wifi router.

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Google Wifi: Why pay £230 for something you usually get free?

THE WIFI router in your home is like your central heating boiler: you don’t care what it looks like and you don’t aspire to own a nicer one, yet the moment it stops working, almost nothing else in your life matters.

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Video comparison: Shouting at the future with Google Home and Amazon Echo

THE LATEST range war on the technology front is literally a shouting match, with Google and Amazon bidding for supremacy at taking orders barked from across the living room.

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Landrover Defender

Land Rover Defender is still a good investment.

IT is now over a year since the Land Rover Defender went out of production but forecasts then that the iconic vehicle would be a good investment have turned out to be correct and prices are holding up well and should continue to do so in the future.
Google PhotoScan uses your phone to copy your pre-digital photos

How to preserve yesterday’s photos for a digital tomorrow

IF YOU ever needed proof that the analog and digital worlds don’t get along, take a look at the shelves of old photograph albums at the back of your dustiest bookcase. If you’re anything like me, it’s been so long since you looked at them that you barely remember what’s inside.

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What is Google Home, and how does it compare with Amazon’s Echo?

Google Home, a voice-controlled smart speaker that will rival Amazon’s Echo, will launch in the UK next week. But it it a case of technology looking for a use?

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You can switch energy suppliers online in less than an hour

Are they hiding the best deals from you? How to read between the lines of the price comparison sites

IF YOU haven’t already had a letter from your energy company this year, telling you that they have hiked their prices, keep an eye on your doormat.

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Google Photos uploads your pictures automatically to a cloud - but make sure you don't delete the wrong ones.

How to stop Google Photos accidentally wiping your treasured pictures

TAKING photographs used to be an expensive business: a roll of film had only 24 exposures - 36 if you were feeling flush - and hardly any of us got through more than a couple of rolls on a week’s holiday.

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The red iPhone 7 which has been produced in partnership with an Aids charity

Apple launches £339 iPad and a £700 red iPhone

Apple has unveiled a new version of its iPad tablet and the first red version of the iPhone.

This 40-inch Samsung HDR TV is just under �500, but it's too small for a big room

What is an HDR TV and should you buy one?

THIS YEAR marks the 50th anniversary of the first colour transmissions in Britain and next year, the 20th anniversary of digital TV. That is the point at which they finished inventing television.

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