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WhatsApp explained: 8 tips and tricks you likely had no clue about and more

WhatsApp explained: 8 tips and tricks you likely had no clue about and more

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There's always a bit of a learning curve when it comes to mastering new apps. WhatsApp is no different. Although it's wickedly popular and extremely easy to get started using right away, the messenger does have a few quirks that aren't immediately obvious... >>

Periscope arrives on Android: What’s new and improved?

Periscope arrives on Android: What’s new and improved?

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Twitter-owned Periscope has launched for Android devices. The fresh live-streaming app brings many of the same features from the popular iOS counterpart, but it also contains new features, including the ability to return to a broadcast after being interrupted... >>

Android Auto: How does it work and when will it finally be available?

Android Auto: How does it work and when will it finally be available?

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Google isn't going to let Apple steal your attention, not even for one second, so it outlined a new plan of attack last summer that aims to keep you tied to Android...even from behind the wheel. Jump forward to today, and the company has just started... >>

These three guys are now in control of all-things design at Apple

These three guys are now in control of all-things design at Apple

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Jony Ive has a new job at Apple. He's been bumped up from "Senior Vice President of Design" to "Chief Design Officer". It's an entirely new position at the Cupertino company, and it's one that apparently includes handing off all managerial duties for... >>

A buyer's guide to smartphone selfie sticks: Which one should you get and why?

A buyer's guide to smartphone selfie sticks: Which one should you get and why?

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So, you're thinking about buying a selfie stick... It's okay. We won't tell anybody. But, if you're going to hop on this "in" trend, you might as well do it right. If you think you can just go to Amazon.com, then pick any top-rated one, and that's it... >>

Watch this dude set a Guinness World Record with a real-life hoverboard

Watch this dude set a Guinness World Record with a real-life hoverboard

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Hoverboards are a thing. We're not talking about that Back to the Future Part II-themed marketing stunt from last year. We're talking about real-life hoverboards. A guy named Catalin Alexandru Duru built one recently and actually flew it 905 feet over... >>

61 of the best Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge wallpapers we've found

61 of the best Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge wallpapers we've found

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Wallpapers... Ugh. We love them, but we also hate them only because it's so difficult to find the perfect one, especially if you own a brand new handset, such as the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. It's almost sacrilegious to display some low-res... >>

Apple might be building a version of iOS 9 that's just for old iOS devices

Apple might be building a version of iOS 9 that's just for old iOS devices

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You'll be happy to learn that iOS 9 won't grind your old iPhone or iPad to a halt when it rolls out next autumn. Most rumours have indicated the next major version of iOS will focus on performance and stability, rather than new and fancy features, but... >>

This is Adobe's mobile retouching app that will replace Photoshop Touch

This is Adobe's mobile retouching app that will replace Photoshop Touch

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Adobe plans to remove Photoshop Touch from app stores, but it's already hard at work on something new that will be able to retouch your photos while on the go. Adobe's $10 photo editor for iPad and Android tablets, which can still be found on the iOS... >>

What is Google Brillo and when will it arrive?

What is Google Brillo and when will it arrive?

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Just last week Qualcomm was announcing a plan to get its chips into smart devices designed for the Internet of Things, and now Google is reportedly developing an operating system that they can run. It is allegedly gearing up to release the new software... >>

Watch Google and Skrillex launch a satellite for his new Android phone 'Live Case'

Watch Google and Skrillex launch a satellite for his new Android phone 'Live Case'

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Google teamed up with Skrillex to send a balloon satellite (named after his dog) into space that'll take pictures of the Earth and work with his new Android phone case. Seriously. Google said it is launching a series of creative collaborations in an... >>

Denon adds to Heos wireless range with Heos 1 speaker and more

Denon adds to Heos wireless range with Heos 1 speaker and more

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Denon has announced new speaker that'll expand its Heos wireless range. Called the Heos 1, it's considered the first product in the range intended for both indoor and outdoor use. Denon is also announcing something called the HEOS 1 Go Pack, which will... >>

Google+ being ripped apart: Google Photos to launch at Google I/O?

Google+ being ripped apart: Google Photos to launch at Google I/O?

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Google is getting ready to unveil Google Photos, it's claimed. The latest rumour comes from Bloomberg, which has said Google wants to split the Photos feature from Google+ and make it into a standalone storage and photo-sharing service, but this isn't... >>

What's new with the next-generation Spotify?

What's new with the next-generation Spotify?

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After months of rumours, Spotify has announced it is updating in a big way. With new rivals like Tidal offering music videos and exclusives, and even more competition likely on the way from Apple, Spotify probably felt it had no choice to find new and... >>

Android Wear 5.1.1 now rolling out with Wi-Fi support and ability to draw emoji

Android Wear 5.1.1 now rolling out with Wi-Fi support and ability to draw emoji

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Google has begun rolling out an update to Android Wear just hours after Apple released the first update to Watch OS, and it appears as though the LG G Watch and LG G Watch R are among the first devices to get the software. According to Android Police,... >>

Instagram tips and tricks: How to master the app and post amazing pics

Instagram tips and tricks: How to master the app and post amazing pics

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Although Instagram has been around for years and is hugely popular, not everyone is completely familiar with the free photo app and how it can quickly transform your mediocre selfies into stunning glamour shots. Okay, that might be a bit of an exaggeration,... >>

Google app for iOS and Android now serves up tweets in search results

Google app for iOS and Android now serves up tweets in search results

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After a long period of rumours, Google and Twitter have confirmed they signed a deal that'll allow tweets to show up in the search giant's results on mobile devices. Google and Twitter had a similar deal that ended in 2011 when Google first kicked off... >>

Apple releases first Watch OS update for Apple Watch with bug fixes and more

Apple releases first Watch OS update for Apple Watch with bug fixes and more

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Apple has just released its first software update for Apple Watch since launching the wearable last month. Called Version 1.0.1 of Watch OS, the smartwatch's operating system update brings bug fixes and improvements for things like Siri, measuring stand... >>

Microsoft Office for Android phone preview now out: Here's how to get it

Microsoft Office for Android phone preview now out: Here's how to get it

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Roughly five months after launching the touch-optimised Office suite for Android tablets, Microsoft has just announced it's also launching preview versions of the Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps for Android phones. "The Office for Android phone apps... >>

Starbucks to let coffee drinkers craft in-store Spotify playlists, coming soon to US and UK

Starbucks to let coffee drinkers craft in-store Spotify playlists, coming soon to US and UK

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Spotify has announced a new partnership that'll soon make its streaming service a go-to for coffee lovers around the world. The company has entered into a multi-year agreement with Starbucks, and as part of that deal, 7,000 Starbucks-operated stores in... >>

3 cheaper (and free) alternatives to Adobe Photoshop

3 cheaper (and free) alternatives to Adobe Photoshop

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Adobe Photoshop is a cool app, but for £100 a year, we can't help but wonder if there are cheaper alternatives available. We love the ability to work with multiple layers, add cool filters and effects, brush out icky flaws, adjust levels, and all the... >>

Facebook Messenger might soon let you challenge friends to a game

Facebook Messenger might soon let you challenge friends to a game

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It looks like you'll soon be able to open Facebook Messenger to, well, game. Two months ago, Facebook launched the Messenger platform. It can be used to create and share content as well as enhance conversations - all without leaving the Messenger app... >>

First Panasonic Firefox OS-powered smart TVs now available in Europe

First Panasonic Firefox OS-powered smart TVs now available in Europe

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You can now buy a Panasonic smart TV running Firefox OS. Months after debuting Firefox OS for television sets, Mozilla has ;announced that six Panasonic TV models loaded with its new OS are now available in Europe and will begin to ship elsewhere in the... >>

Microsoft Hyperlapse app can smooth out time-lapse videos on Windows Phone and Android

Microsoft Hyperlapse app can smooth out time-lapse videos on Windows Phone and Android

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Before Instagram launched the Hyperlapse app for iOS devices last summer, Microsoft had announced it was working on a similar technology, and although it's late to the game, the company has finally launched what it's been slowly developing. Called Microsoft... >>

Qualcomm wants to mirror Snapdragon success in your home, car, and the city you live

Qualcomm wants to mirror Snapdragon success in your home, car, and the city you live

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The Internet of Things is a complex concept to grasp. Firstly, it's called several things, including the acronym IoT and even the Internet of Everything (or IoE). It is also confusing because it's far-reaching and involves a mesh of technologies. But... >>