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SMA-Band smart activity and heart rate tracker

On paper there are some potentially incredible deals to be had by ordering unknown brand products direct from China. I was delighted with such a purchase for my daughter at the beginning of the year. This was for a Xiaomi Mi Band HR, the Mark 2 version of the, now famous, Mi Band personal activity tracker. Unfortunately, my daughter managed to lose her Mi Band so now I've done some research and taken a punt on a new and more advanced looking personal fitness band, the SMA-Band smart activity and heart rate tracker. I've ordered one and will post a detailed review when it arrives in around three weeks.

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WhatsApp malware warning and new desktop version

Malware warnings are, sadly, often pranks or hoaxes, but not this one. If you come across an invitation to install a 'Gold' edition of WhatsApp, according to whole line up of app and security experts quoted in a press release I have received. And by the way, did you know that at last you can now officially run WhatsApp on your desktop computer?

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Contactless payments with Android Pay

Android Pay contactless payments has arrived in the UK at last and I have just started using it via my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphone. I'll take you through how to set it up and I document my initial experiences using Android Pay. I'll also ponder the question: is this the end of plastic cards?

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910F Android 6.0 Marshmallow update arrives

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910F Android 6.0 Marshmallow update has arrived in the Burley household but only on one of our two Note 4 devices so far. It's been available since last year on other Android devices and Android 7 is already in public beta, but because of Samsung's TouchWiz customised Android skin version updates always come late. But I, for one, am grateful it's arrived at all.

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