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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 09:40

4K Video Downloader

The very idea behind YouTube is that visitors to the site – or users of the mobile app – watch videos online. This might be what Google wants, but it's not in line with what many people want.

There are many reasons why you might want to download videos from YouTube – being able to watch them when you're on a plane, for example, or if you just want to save something for posterity – and there are numerous tools out there that will help you to do just that.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 11:15


There are various options available with PDFescape, and it can be confusing to start with. There's a desktop version that offers one free and two paid-for modes, and an online version that's free but limited. Still with us? 

The free online version covers reading, editing, creation, form filling and annotation, but there's a limit on the size of PDFs that you can work with – 10MB or 100 pages. The free online editor is also unable to edit text in existing PDF files. 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 11:57

Sling TV

Update: Sling TV is going to be free for one day, starting on Sunday, October 22 - which coincides with the 100th episode of The Walking Dead on AMC. All new customers need to do is head over to to begin streaming live and on-demand TV immediately, or catch “The Walking Dead” marathon on AMC.

Original review continues below...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 13:10

Get a better night’s rest with the 10 best sleep apps for iOS and Android

Put your head down for 40 winks, because the best sleep apps for iOS and Android are here. Whether you just want to track your sleep, or need help getting off to the land of nod, these apps are here to help you.

The post Get a better night’s rest with the 10 best sleep apps for iOS and Android appeared first on Digital Trends.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 09:15

Get smart: The 25 best educational apps for iPhone and Android

"Education" may be a broad term, but there are more than enough quality educational apps on the market for both iOS and Android. Check out our top picks for the best educational apps for students.

The post Get smart: The 25 best educational apps for iPhone and Android appeared first on Digital Trends.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:25

Breville Precision Brewer Thermal Review: Excellent Control for Dialing in Your Ideal Drip

The $300 drip machine from Breville offers many ways to tinker with the variables that go into brewing your morning cup.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 09:00

Huawei Mate 10 Lite

The Mate 10 Lite is a likable mid-range phone with a 5.9-inch 18:9 screen with a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels and minimal bezels. Unlike the flagships, the Mate 10 Lite is based on the company's Kirin 659 system chip. The Mate 10 Lite features an octa-core processor working along with 4GB of RAM and a generous 64GB of on-board storage. The Mate 10 Lite ships with a whopping four cameras: two on the back and two on the front.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 06:18

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Review

“It’s just the right size!” – that’s what my girlfriend exclaimed when I presented to her the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact. Little did she know that behind its humble appearance was a tiny beast of a phone – one that had as much processing power as a top-of-the-line Android flagship. And there’s so much more to like about Sony’s latest pocket-friendly handset, but ultimately, is its price of $600 justified? Well, perhaps it is.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 09:43

HTC's bezel-less U11 Plus allegedly shows up in benchmarks, reveals specs

At this point most tech enthusiasts know about the Google/HTC deal where the latter sold a bunch of its talent and intellectual property to the former. And at least for a while this is going to be the most interesting fact about the troubled Taiwanese phone maker — until it starts releasing new noteworthy devices, to be exact.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:26

The PlayStation Store has some frightfully good deals for Halloween

It’s October. The month of cold weather, warm clothing, pumpkin spiced everything and, most importantly, Halloween. This year, PlayStation is getting into the spirit of the occasion with its Sale of the Dead event on the PlayStation Store. 

As you’d expect, this is a sale on horror games and there are pages of deals to be found for games across PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PSVita. There are even some movies to be picked up. 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 06:00

The 13 best horror games on PC and consoles to play right now

Update: Halloween isn't far away at all and to celebrate there's a horror game sale happening right now on the PlayStation Store. There are more than a few of our favorite games from this list in the sale so this could be the perfect chance to pick them up. 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 06:04

Android 8.1 is just weeks away and comes with a Pixel 2 hardware upgrade

We expect Android updates to improve the software of our devices, but if you have a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL then Android 8.1 will actually improve the hardware.

Or, more specifically, it will activate a currently dormant image processor chip called the Pixel Visual Core.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 06:05

The BlackBerry Motion is coming to the UK soon

Having previously only been confirmed for a Middle East launch, BlackBerry has now revealed that the BlackBerry Motion will be coming to the UK before the end of the year.

In fact, you should be able to pre-order it from Carphone Warehouse today for £399, though the listing doesn’t seem to be live at time of writing.

Other stores, including Selfridges, John Lewis, Dixons Travel, Currys PC World, Amazon, Very and Littlewoods, will be stocking the BlackBerry Motion from November.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 06:21

Meet the HP ZBook x2, the world’s most powerful tablet PC

HP has revealed the new ZBook x2, a 2-in-1 hybrid aimed at creative types which the company claims is the ‘world’s most powerful detachable PC’.

The device is specifically targeted at artists and design professionals who use Adobe’s heavyweight Creative Cloud apps, and is built around an Intel Core i7 (Kaby Lake) processor with Turbo up to 4.2GHz backed with up to 32GB of system RAM. The GPU is an Nvidia Quadro M620.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 06:30

How to get a good Apple Watch deal this Black Friday

It’s nearly that time of year again. Everyone’s coming together to share the collective buzz of excitement, talking about the things they hope to give and receive, and already feeling dizzy at the thought of their sky-rocketing bank balance. No, we’re not talking about Christmas. We’re talking about Black Friday.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 06:31

The best free WinZip alternative 2017

WinZip is the best-known software for creating and opening compressed file archives, but it's not cheap and there are many superb free alternatives worth investigating before you open your wallet.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 07:30

Levi’s Project Jacquard 2.0: what we want from future Google-powered garments

You wait all your life for smart connected clothing, then two come along at once. 

Well, almost. Levi’s first smart garment, the Commuter jacket, has only recently gone on sale, but the firm’s CEO has now confirmed it’s already working on the second generation of connected fabric with Google.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 07:58


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