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How to automate your Android phone

The most-asked question about mobile phones has not changed for a decade, and it is this: which is better – Apple or Android?

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Yorkshire is known for its wild moors and scenic woodlands, many of which people explore through various cycling routes and cycling destinations

10 of the best cycling routes, trails and destinations in Yorkshire

Yorkshire is known for its wild moors and scenic woodlands, many of which people explore through various cycling routes, trails and cycling destinations.

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8 of the best horse riding tours, experiences and holidays in Yorkshire

8 of the best horse riding tours, experiences and holidays in Yorkshire

Yorkshire offers some of the best natural scenery around the UK, including woodlands, the coast, moorlands and quaint villages, thus making it a great place to go horse riding.

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AV receivers like this one by Yamaha can be had for less than �200

How to upgrade your TV sound without buying new speakers

Converting your living room into an Odeon sounds like a good idea until you start moving the furniture and taking up the carpet to accommodate the several hundred pounds worth of equipment you’ve just bought. The brochure didn’t mention that’s what would be involved.

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Days Out: Flamingo Land, Malton

Days Out: Flamingo Land, Malton

There aren’t too many places that can lay claim to being home to some stunning animals and thrill rides.

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Yorkshire has a wide array of centres, natural coastlines and scenic terrain where you can embrace your inner adrenaline junkie and try something new

From kitesurfing to bungee jumping: 9 extreme activities you can do in Yorkshire

Extreme activities can range from canyoning to slacklining to zip-wiring and the UK's varying geographical locations allow for a multitude of adrenaline-fuelled sports to be embraced.

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Apple's iCloud can restore your apps surprisingly easily

When turning it on and off again really is the best option

For as long as there have been IT departments, the advice to “turn it off and on again” has been a standing joke. No-one in any other walk of life asks you to do that: not the bloke at the garage if your car is misfiring; not the nurse at the clinic when the scales register a stone more than you expected.

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The Roku Express is the best value streaming stick with the widest choice of services

We seem to have lost the picture: Will Channel 4 kill Freesat?

Watching live television, as opposed to catching up with it later on the internet, is a recreation whose appeal has declined considerably in recent years. That may be just as well, because for many of us, it has suddenly become harder to do.

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Vodafone's SureSignal is one way of boosting your mobile coverage

Is there a new way to legally boost your mobile signal?

In some parts of rural Yorkshire, an acceptable broadband hookup is still no guarantee of mobile reception. The technologies are unconnected – literally – and the provision of mobile masts often a contentious issue, so many subscribers have had to look for more creative solutions.

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Bitcoin isn't really a coin - but what exactly is it?

What is Bitcoin, REALLY? And is it a scam?

IT may seem strange now, but in the 1950s people wrote to “ask the expert” columns in the papers to ask what yoghurt was. The experts didn’t know, either.

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There's a great array of free things to do across Yorkshire

15 completely free things to do in Yorkshire

A great day out doesn't have to cost the earth.

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Windy Maps is an app made in Prague but equally at home in Pickering.

Best apps for never getting lost when you’re out walking or riding

For many of us, Google Maps has become the first and only recourse when we need to find our way around. There are two obvious reasons: the service is extremely good and it’s free.

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Samsung's new S9 boasts features some users find hard to believe

Samsung’s animojis – just another Mickey Mouse feature?

THE new season’s crop of mobile phones is on its way to the shops, and they’re loaded with more features than ever - except the one most of us seem to want.

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Sergei the meerkat dates Nicole Kidman in an advert for Comparethemarket.com - but the advice is to shop around

Comparing the price comparison sites

There is a slew of price comparison websites that will weigh up the best deals on insurance, fuel, broadband and much else - but who compares the comparison sites? I do.

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The 'lite'versions of Facebookand other apps can give your phone a wholesale cleanup.

Spring-clean your phone with lite versions of your favourite apps

No matter how big it was when you got it, your phone - like your wardrobe at home - will run out of space sooner than you know it.

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Days Out: Little Alf Trails, Yorkshire Dales

Days Out: Little Alf Trails, Yorkshire Dales

Looking for a way to explore the Yorkshire Dales with a difference?

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Apps like Photoshop Express can dramatically improve your pictures

Best photo apps in the post-PC era

Picture editing software for your computer is as old as PCs themselves, but it’s of no use if you no longer keep your pictures on one.

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Feature: Getting to the root of green renaissance

Feature: Getting to the root of green renaissance

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Apple's HomePod is a self-contained hi-fi system that sits on your bookcase

Should you buy Apple’s new HomePod to play music?

WE are still some way from the point at which Tefal can market an appliance that responds to your voice when you tell it to do the ironing. In the meantime, we have Google, Amazon and now Apple.

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Days Out - Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

Days Out - Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

Sit back and enjoy the Yorkshire countryside from the comfort of a cosy carriage pulled by a beautifully restored steam engine – with a trip on the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway.

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