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10 best ARKit-enabled apps: The best augmented reality apps for iOS

10 best ARKit-enabled apps: The best augmented reality apps for iOS

By Elyse Betters

Apple has its own an augmented reality (AR) platform. Known as ARKit, the company announced it last June, and now, there are a bunch of ARKit-enabled apps you can use on your iOS device.Augmented reality isn't a new technology, but Apple decided it should... Read more

Fortnite is coming to Android phones this summer, says Epic Games

Fortnite is coming to Android phones this summer, says Epic Games

By Elyse Betters

Epic Games has announced that its hugely popular battle royale game is coming to Android.In a developer blog post, it confirmed the game, Fornite, would arrive for Android phones sometime this summer. The company also detailed several new features that... Read more

What is YouTube Music? YouTube's new music streaming service explained

What is YouTube Music? YouTube's new music streaming service explained

By Max Langridge

YouTube has tried its hand at a music streaming service a couple of times already, but they failed to make a real impact against the clout of Spotify and Apple Music. Now though, YouTube is back with YouTube Music, which on paper at least appears to be... Read more

New YouTube Music streaming service launches giving access to songs unavailable elsewhere

New YouTube Music streaming service launches giving access to songs unavailable elsewhere

By Max Langridge

YouTube has announced it is launching a brand new music streaming service called YouTube Music. The new service will begin rolling out to the US, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea next week, before coming to the UK and select other territories... Read more

Sick of Alexa's voice? Amazon now allows skills to use different voices

Sick of Alexa's voice? Amazon now allows skills to use different voices

By Elyse Betters

Those of you who really want Alexa to have different voices will be happy with this latest development.Amazon has released a new developer preview that essentially lets Alexa skill developers add a new voice to their skills. They can pick from a handful... Read more

How to download a copy of all the data Apple collects on you

How to download a copy of all the data Apple collects on you

By Elyse Betters

If you're anything like us at Pocket-lint, you're now super aware of the amount of data you give companies, like Apple.Whether it's granting full-on access to your social profiles, or casually leaving a trail of metadata, like when and who you messaged... Read more

WhatsApp updates group chats, makes it easier to catch up on missed messages

WhatsApp updates group chats, makes it easier to catch up on missed messages

By Max Langridge

WhatsApp has become the go-to messaging service for many, offering simple cross-platform chat for over a billion people worldwide. Groups are an essential part of the service and the reason many users turn to it and now WhatsApp has introduced some changes... Read more

If you own Samsung’s Galaxy S9, you can now play with ARCore apps

If you own Samsung’s Galaxy S9, you can now play with ARCore apps

By Elyse Betters

Google's augmented reality platform now supports one of the most popular Android devices available: the Galaxy S9.Previously, ARCore was limited to Pixel devices, Nexus devices, and a few other Android handsets from the likes of Asus, Huawei, LG, Moto,... Read more

Do you hear yanny or laurel? This crazy audio clip is just like that dress

Do you hear yanny or laurel? This crazy audio clip is just like that dress

By Elyse Betters

Remember the dress that was blue and black or gold and white? Well, the internet has just surfaced a similar mind-bending stumper.Enter: the "Yanny"" or "Laurel" audio clip. Those two words clearly sound nothing alike when pronounced aloud, and yet, if... Read more

What is Google Drive, how does it work, and is Google One cheaper?

What is Google Drive, how does it work, and is Google One cheaper?

By Elyse Betters

Google has reduced the cost of Google Drive and is promising to add some really neat features to the online storage service.Drive has been around for years now but has changed relatively little since launch; it lets you upload files, create files, share... Read more

What is Facebook's Clear History tool and how does it work?

What is Facebook's Clear History tool and how does it work?

By Elyse Betters

Don't you wish you could just 'clear' your Facebook history?With the recent Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal, many people became aware of how much data Facebook tracks and keeps on them, as well as how that data can be easily monetised (and weaponised)... Read more

How Massdrop is using the power of the many to save for the one

How Massdrop is using the power of the many to save for the one

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Everyone like's a deal, but you're rarely able to haggle your way to one in a shop these days. Massdrop's approach is different, rather than haggling a deal one by one, it uses the buying power of its users to try and get a better deal with companies... Read more

Are cryptocurrencies safe? Here's how to protect against attacks

Are cryptocurrencies safe? Here's how to protect against attacks

By Mike Brown

Cryptocurrency is booming again. As Bitcoin recovers from its price decline and analysts predict a surge in value, newcomers will want to know whether it is secure to invest in these blockchain-based projects.Beyond the usual steps of keeping software... Read more

iPhone X gets YouTube HDR

iPhone X gets YouTube HDR

By Rik Henderson

YouTube has quietly rolled out the ability to view videos with HDR on iPhone X.The phone has supported high dynamic range technology since launch, with wider colour gamut and contrast rich content being available from other services - such as Apple's... Read more

Apple might launch an Apple Pay-branded credit card early next year

Apple might launch an Apple Pay-branded credit card early next year

By Elyse Betters

Apple could get into the financial business, according to a new report.The Cupertino-based company is reportedly in the process of releasing a credit card. This new initiative would be part of a partnership with investment bank Goldman Sachs, The Wall... Read more

Apple Music vs Spotify: What's the difference?

Apple Music vs Spotify: What's the difference?

By Elyse Betters

When Apple Music launched it was with a massive marketing campaign and several celebrities touting how amazing it is, especially when compared to Spotify, another music-streaming service that was getting flak for not paying artists enough.Now that time... Read more

Best VPN Services 2018 - Top 10 VPNs to keep your browsing secure

Best VPN Services 2018 - Top 10 VPNs to keep your browsing secure

By Roland Moore-Colyer

Here we round up the best VPN providers available including NordVPN, ExpressVPN and Private Interet Access. The World Cup is upcoming this summer with millions set to watch games worldwide. Recent news about Facebook collecting your data has sparked... Read more

Apple could soon let you subscribe to video services via its TV app

Apple could soon let you subscribe to video services via its TV app

By Elyse Betters

Apple is expected to add a new capability to its TV app this year.According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple wants to copy Amazon by offering customers the ability to subscribe to video streaming services from its TV app. Currently, customers... Read more

Google Duplex: Is it really OK to get calls made for you by AI?

Google Duplex: Is it really OK to get calls made for you by AI?

By Dan Grabham

Since Google demonstrated its Google Duplex capability yesterday, the reaction was overwhelmingly positive in terms of the technology and the possibilities for it as a feature within Google Assistant.“Allowing people to interact with technology as naturally... Read more

What is Google Assistant, how does it work, and which devices offer it?

What is Google Assistant, how does it work, and which devices offer it?

By Elyse Betters

Google is taking on Alexa, Siri and Cortana with its own voice assistant: Google Assistant. It has made incredible progress thus far and it's probably the most advanced of the assistants out there.Google first unveiled Assistant at Google I/O in May... Read more

Google I/O 2018: All the announcements that matter

Google I/O 2018: All the announcements that matter

By Elyse Betters

Google's developer conference has kicked off.The keynote speech is where we learn what the company has planned for the next version of Android and Google Assistant. The main idea is that Google can get the developer community up to speed with any new... Read more

What is Google Lens, how does it work, and which devices have it?

What is Google Lens, how does it work, and which devices have it?

By Elyse Betters

Google Lens was one of Google's biggest announcements in 2017.But it was a primarily a Google Pixel-exclusive feature at launch. If you've been waiting for Google Lens to come to more phones, you'll be glad to know that day has finally arrived. You see,... Read more

Google Maps could get AR walking navigation in future

Google Maps could get AR walking navigation in future

By Rik Henderson

Google has shown a prospective new augmented reality feature it could add to Google Maps in future.During its Google I/O keynote at the start of its developers conference, the company demonstrated the ability to use AR in order to navigate around a city... Read more

Google Assistant's new Pretty Please mode encourages kids to say 'please'

Google Assistant's new Pretty Please mode encourages kids to say 'please'

By Elyse Betters

Google is demoing a bunch of new features at Google I/O 2018, including that it's going to teach your children to use 'the magic word'.A new Pretty Please mode for Google Assistant will help ensure everyone in your household is saying "please" and "thank... Read more

New Google Assistant voices coming this year - and you can skip saying 'Hey Google' every time

New Google Assistant voices coming this year - and you can skip saying 'Hey Google' every time

By Dan Grabham

Google has said that six new voices are coming to Google Assistant this year. One of the voices is singer-songwriter John Legend.Also announced at Google I/O is a feature called Continued Conversation that means you don't have to say "Hey Google" for... Read more

What is Google Family Link and how do its parental controls work?

What is Google Family Link and how do its parental controls work?

By Elyse Betters

If you have kids, you probably care about they do on a mobile device.Don't get us wrong. You want them to explore, tinker around, and aspire to be Mark Zuckerberg 2.0, but at the same time, there are some things children shouldn't do on an internet-connected... Read more

Gmail's new Smart Compose tool uses AI to help you write entire emails

Gmail's new Smart Compose tool uses AI to help you write entire emails

By Elyse Betters

Google's annual developer conference is underway, with company executives currently on stage announcing new products, including that Gmail is getting another update soon.You see, drafting an email takes time. You need to think about what to say, then... Read more

What is Bitcoin? Everything you need to know about the infamous cryptocurrency

What is Bitcoin? Everything you need to know about the infamous cryptocurrency

By Mike Brown

Bitcoin’s price has soared over the past 12 months, but many people are still baffled by what exactly it is - so let us explain!Bitcoin is a virtual currency known as “cryptocurrency”. It has enabled people to move money around the world at speed... Read more

All future iOS apps must support iPhone X's Super Retina display

All future iOS apps must support iPhone X's Super Retina display

By Max Langridge

Apple has used its official app developer portal to announce that all future apps, whether new ones or updates, must use the iOS 11 SDK and must support the Super Retina display of the iPhone X, from July 2018.  iPhone XI, iPhone 11 or iPhone X2: What's... Read more

Microsoft Build 2018: All the announcements that matter

Microsoft Build 2018: All the announcements that matter

By Elyse Betters

The biggest tech companies hold annual developer conferences, and Microsoft's is now underway.Every year Microsoft spends a couple days trying to bring developers and software engineers into its fold with a developer conference called Build. While at... Read more

Here’s why you must change your Twitter password

Here’s why you must change your Twitter password

By Dan Grabham

Twitter is asking all its users to change their passwords - and also for all other services they use that same password on. So read this and then go and change it! The company is effectively erring on the side of caution by asking everyone to do this,... Read more

Instagram now lets users natively add credit and debit cards for shopping

Instagram now lets users natively add credit and debit cards for shopping

By Elyse Betters

Instagram is about to become a full-fledged e-commerce platform.The Facebook-owned app has added a native payments feature, although it's currently limited to only some Instagram users, according to TechCrunch. The new feature will allow you to add a... Read more

Apple Pay users have doubled over the last year

Apple Pay users have doubled over the last year

By Dan Grabham

Financial results are boring, but Apple’s tend to reveal some really interesting facts about the company, the way it works and the high level of success it enjoys as it manages to make cash where others fail to profit. Or, at least, most others fail... Read more

Amazon Alexa skills for kids: New Lego, Pac-Man, and other skills go live

Amazon Alexa skills for kids: New Lego, Pac-Man, and other skills go live

By Elyse Betters

The first Alexa skills built specifically for kids are now live in the UK.Initially, there are handful of new skills, including a new Lego skill and a Pac-Man skill. According to Amazon, all these new experiences are designed to "mix learning with fun".... Read more

Facebook's F8 event recap: All the announcements that matter

Facebook's F8 event recap: All the announcements that matter

By Elyse Betters

Day one of Facebook's F8 developer conference is done and dusted.The company wrapped up its keynote, with CEO Mark Zuckerberg doing his best to keep developers interested in building for his platform. He attempted to rally them, but at the same time,... Read more

What is Amazon Prime Book Box and how does it work?

What is Amazon Prime Book Box and how does it work?

By Elyse Betters

Amazon has quietly launched something called Prime Book Box.Essentially, it's a monthly book subscription service for kids. If you subscribe, you will receive (delivered to your door) a box with four board books or two hardcover picture books or novels.... Read more

Instagram could be getting four new features, including live reactions and slow-mo recording

Instagram could be getting four new features, including live reactions and slow-mo recording

By Max Langridge

It seems like every week, Instagram adds a new feature to its app. Just recently, the photo sharing service added the ability to add multiple photos and videos to a Story.  Instagram tips and tricks: How to master the app and post amazing pics How to... Read more

What is Samsung Pay, how does it work, and which banks support it?

What is Samsung Pay, how does it work, and which banks support it?

By Elyse Betters

Samsung Pay has been active in several countries, including the US and South Korea, for a while and is now available in the UK too.It is a platform that allows you to pay for goods and services simply by waving your Samsung device near a cash register... Read more

What is Ed Balls Day and why is #EdBallsDay trending on Twitter?

What is Ed Balls Day and why is #EdBallsDay trending on Twitter?

By Rik Henderson

You might have noticed a strange hashtag at the trending charts on Twitter today, at least in the UK. "#EdBallsDay" is riding strong with tens of thousands of tweets expected today alone.But what is Ed Balls Day and why are so many posting funny comments... Read more

Facebook Messenger Kids: How does it work and where is it available?

Facebook Messenger Kids: How does it work and where is it available?

By Elyse Betters

Facebook has a version of Messenger for kids - and months after launching on iOS, it's now available on Android.Appropriately called Messenger Kids, it’s a relatively new messaging app designed specifically for children between the ages of six and 12.... Read more

7 best Bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchanges 2018

7 best Bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchanges 2018

By Mike Brown

Looking to buy some Bitcoin? If you’re new to the world of cryptocurrencies and blockchains, you may struggle with finding the best exchange. It’s important to choose a provider with a good reputation, suitable set of features, and offers the coins... Read more

Amazon just hiked the price of Prime for US customers by 20 per cent

Amazon just hiked the price of Prime for US customers by 20 per cent

By Elyse Betters

Billionaire Jeff Bezos wants even more of your hard-earned money.His company, Amazon, has revealed it will increase the annual cost of a Prime membership in the US. It will cost $119 a year, a 20-per cent increase from the previous $99 price. This change... Read more

Apple's iTunes desktop app has arrived in the Microsoft Store

Apple's iTunes desktop app has arrived in the Microsoft Store

By Elyse Betters

Those of you running Windows 10 S will be glad to hear that Apple has finally brought iTunes to the Microsoft Store.At its Build 2017 conference, Microsoft revealed Apple was planning to bring its iTunes desktop app to the Microsoft Store. It might not... Read more

Three adds Snapchat to Go Binge, use it at no cost to data allowance

Three adds Snapchat to Go Binge, use it at no cost to data allowance

By Rik Henderson

Three has partnered with Snap to add Snapchat to its Go Binge scheme. That means, like Netflix, Apple Music, TVPlayer, Deezer, SoundCloud and the UKTV Play channels, Three customers can use Snapchat as much as they like without it impacting on their monthly... Read more

New Snap Spectacles 2018: Everything you need to know

New Snap Spectacles 2018: Everything you need to know

By Elyse Betters

Snap, the company behind the popular Snapchat app, has announced a new pair of smart glasses which are - even just looking at the basic details - a far better attempt at creating some smart glasses.Called Spectacles, they're the second version of a product... Read more

Snappables: How to use Snap's new lenses with built-in AR games

Snappables: How to use Snap's new lenses with built-in AR games

By Elyse Betters

Snapchat has updated again!Seriously, at this point, it seems like the app pushes out new features and changes its core functionality every other week. The latest example is a new type of lenses called Snappables. These are designed to let you play augmented... Read more

Gmail 2018 update: All the new features and how to get them now

Gmail 2018 update: All the new features and how to get them now

By Elyse Betters

Google has rolled out a massive update to Gmail.The update, which is primarily for the web version of Google's email service, brings new security and artificial intelligence features. Here's everything that's new, and if you want to start playing with... Read more

What is Amazon Music Unlimited and how does it work?

What is Amazon Music Unlimited and how does it work?

By Elyse Betters

Amazon Music Unlimited is performing rather well. MIDiA says it's the third largest music streaming service after Spotify and Apple Music, with around 16 million subscribers. Here's everything you need to know about Amazon Music Unlimited, including... Read more

Windows 10 tips and tricks: Here's some basics of Microsoft's latest Windows OS

Windows 10 tips and tricks: Here's some basics of Microsoft's latest Windows OS

By Tyler Fee

With Windows 10 Microsoft worked hard to take the best features from Windows 7 and 8, while dumping a lot of what made Windows 8 so annoying.  Windows 10 Spring Update: Everything you need to know Unfortunately, as it is with every operating system upgrade,... Read more

Now you can add multiple images and videos to Instagram Stories

Now you can add multiple images and videos to Instagram Stories

By Dan Grabham

Instagram is making it easier to create Instagram Stories from your snaps - you're now able to add multiple images and videos to your story at once. The update is available on Android immediately and is coming to iOS soon.It's a move that will make social... Read more