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Which? Technology news roundup, 16 August 2013

Smart TV, DSLRs, cheapest music downloads and more


This week Which? reveals the five best Android phones, tells you which are the most popular Smart TV apps, discovers which is the cheapest music download service, plus our experts try to control a computer through gestures.

Also this week in Which? Tech Daily:

  • We round up the top five 2013 camcorders for under £200
  • Find out which are the top five budget student gadgets
  • Watch our video of the debate between Apple and Android
  • We pit a Canon against a Nikon to find the best DSLR
  • Read our solution to the problem of setting Windows 8 parental control

All this and more on Which? Tech Daily.

Best Android phone – our top five

We review Android mobile phones from Samsung, HTC, Sony and Google and more, but which make our list of top five Android mobiles and why?

We look at ease of use, screen size, connectivity battery life and more to tell you which are the best Android phones.

Top Smart TV apps – which is most popular?

Smart TVs connect to the web to unlock a range of additional services, such as apps or a browser, but which apps are the most popular?

We were surprised by some of the entires in our list of the 10 most popular Smart TV apps – particularly as top of the list wasn’t a TV-catchup app.

Leap Motion – control via gestures

We brought some sci-fi-style technology into Which? with the Leap Motion controller, a device that tracks your hand gestures and movements.

Watch our video of our experts trying to control a computer with the Leap Motion – will it catch on?

Cheapest music download sites

We took the ten best albums of 2012 and went to iTunes, Google Play, Amazon MP3 and 7Digital to find out who sold the album at the best price.

See which music download site was cheapest – if you were to buy the albums from one site you’d pay £15 more than the cheapest.

Other technology news

More on this…

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  • See which models are Best Buy mobile phones
  • All you need to know about what is Smart TV
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