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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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Gadgets: 5 of the best walking gizmos

Gadgets: 5 of the best walking gizmos

Put your best foot forward during National Walking Month, using some top gadgets to set you on your way...
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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.
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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.

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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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The �225 Honor 6x phone has a dual-lens camera on the back

Which phones are better buys than the Samsung Galaxy Note 8?

SMARTPHONES have pretty much reached saturation point: everyone who wants one, has one. That’s why so much research and development effort is going into making newer and better ones.

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Broadband speed remains a source of consternation.

How the Humber divides Yorkshire’s broadband haves and have-nots

THE YORKSHIRE region’s best and worst broadband speeds are on either side of the Humber Estuary, figures have revealed.

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Pictured is Patrick Noakes Venue Director at Victoria Gate Casino, Leeds

Hitting the jackpot

Patrick Noakes has landed a top job at the citys new �30m super casino and knows just what to do when the chips are down. He speaks to Neil Hudson.

Patrick Noakes has hit the jackpot after taking on one of the biggest jobs in the UKs casino industry  right here in Leeds.
Patrick is taking the reins as Venue Director at the multi-million pound Victoria Gate Casino, which held its glittering VIP launch just last month.
But its not purely down to luck that hes won one of the most sought-after jobs in the business. Patrick has spent 31 years working at casinos across the UK and abroad, overseeing venues from Yorkshire to Gibraltar.
Ive spent the majority of my life working in casinos and seen tremendous changes in the industry during that time. The Victoria Gate Casino is the future of casinos in the UK, he explains. I still get the thrill of being on the casino floor, but the business has evolved dramatically

Get the low down on Victoria Gate’s new casino - its manager says it’s the best in the UK

Patrick Noakes has landed a top job at the city’s new £30m super casino and knows just what to do when the chips are down. He speaks to Neil Hudson

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The Intel Compute Stick is a complete PC that plugs inte the back of a TV set

The £130 Windows PC that plugs into your TV

WE HAVE become used to the way a computer should look: it’s either a laptop or it’s a base unit hooked up to a screen, keyboard and mouse.

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Get more bang for your Netflix buck

10 essential apps to help you get the best from your Netflix account

Netflix is popular for a reason – but despite a well-stocked viewing library it’s far from perfect as an experience. Fortunately there are a range of tools and features that can make Netflix searching and streaming more user-friendly.

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You can skip this ad in a year: YouTube drops 30-second commercials

YOUTUBE is to stop placing “unskippable” 30-second adverts in front of videos, the site’s owner, Google, has announced.

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