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Tesla Model S update to use iPhone Touch ID as key and remote start

Tesla Model S update to use iPhone Touch ID as key and remote start

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Tesla is reportedly going to allow iPhone owners to use their device's fingerprint recognition Touch ID sensor as a key. This will mean unlocking and even starting the electric car remotely from the phone. The Tesla Model S already has an iPhone app which... >>

This credit card sized mobile charger gives you 5 hours more talk time

This credit card sized mobile charger gives you 5 hours more talk time

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Running out of battery on your smartphone is almost inevitable these days, which is why there are so many mobile charger options. But all of them take up room making carrying them awkward, until now with the TravelCard. Start-up company, Go Design has... >>

Kid-optimised version of YouTube could be in the works

Kid-optimised version of YouTube could be in the works

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Tech companies are always looking for ways to expand their userbase. Last year was all about tackling emerging markets with low-end versions of high-end devices, while year it could be all about...children. According to report published by The Information on... >>

Ignore No More app locks a child’s phone if they refuse to pick-up parent’s call

Ignore No More app locks a child’s phone if they refuse to pick-up parent’s call

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A Texan mother and former soldier has come up with an app to stop her child ignoring her calls. And it's now available for anyone. The Ignore No More app allows parents to disable their child's phone if they're not answering calls or texts. The child... >>

HTC Zoe to launch this week as social-photo app for other Android devices

HTC Zoe to launch this week as social-photo app for other Android devices

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HTC plans to release a standalone beta of its Zoe camera software later this week for Android devices. Only it's going to be a bit more social. Recode has reported that HTC's most noteworthy apps will no longer be limited to HTC-made devices. The company... >>

Google buys Emu, a startup messaging app that's also a personal assistant

Google buys Emu, a startup messaging app that's also a personal assistant

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Google has acquired yet another startup. This time it's grabbed a little-known app called Emu. Emu is described as "texting with a built-in assistant". You can use the app, which was supposedly created by "veterans of Siri, Apple, Google, TechCrunch,... >>

Navdy dashboard display projects smartphone apps onto your car's windscreen

Navdy dashboard display projects smartphone apps onto your car's windscreen

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There's a new device available for pre-order that mounts to your car's dashboard and projects phone apps onto a display in front of your windscreen, so you can stay connected while keeping your eyes on the road. It's called Navdy. Navdy is 5.1-inch wide... >>

Three announces VoiP support, make calls and send texts over Wi-Fi

Three announces VoiP support, make calls and send texts over Wi-Fi

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Three has announced an app, Three inTouch, which allows its customers to make calls and send messages over Wi-Fi. Traditionally calling and text messaging has been restricted to the user's network connection only. For those that are in an area of poor... >>

Google Now Launcher app now available for Android Jelly Bean devices or later

Google Now Launcher app now available for Android Jelly Bean devices or later

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Now practically anyone can now grab the Google Now Launcher app and have immediate access to "OK Google" voice command functionality directly from their device's home screen. Google introduced a new home screen and app launcher when it debuted Android... >>

Google Workshop will let you create custom Nexus cases and wallpapers, reveals leak

Google Workshop will let you create custom Nexus cases and wallpapers, reveals leak

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Google is developing a Moto Maker-like experience for Nexus device cases, it's claimed. According to Android Police, Google is "exploring a tool" - presumabely a new page linked from the Google Play Store - that would allow you to order custom cases and... >>

Square is now more Europe-friendly, with new reader for chip cards

Square is now more Europe-friendly, with new reader for chip cards

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Square is quite popular in the US when it comes to mobile payments, though its success elsewhere has been limited because the company's Reader device hasn't been able to recognise chip cards. Until now. The Square Reader was the first product released... >>

Skype for Android will soon auto-pull contacts from your phone's address book

Skype for Android will soon auto-pull contacts from your phone's address book

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Skype for Android has updated to version 5.0, adding the ability to sync with your phone's address book. Skype said you must first download the update, and then in a few months, you should recieve a prompt to verify your phone number. The Skype for Android... >>

Amazon is going 4K and bringing Prime Instant Video to Android

Amazon is going 4K and bringing Prime Instant Video to Android

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Amazon is going to bring its video streaming service, Prime Instant Video, to Android devices at last. It's also announced it will begin streaming in 4K UHD. In an interview with Amazon Instant Video marketing director Russell Morris, PC Advisor was told... >>

Apple's iPhone 6 is already available, sort of...

Apple's iPhone 6 is already available, sort of...

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You no longer have to wait months for Apple's yet-to-be-released iPhone 6. All you have to do is go to China. Oh, China. It's often considered the Mecca of all things faux and forged. But manufacturers in the country have outdone themselves this time,... >>

Like Monument Valley? Then you'll love this handmade Totem collector toy

Like Monument Valley? Then you'll love this handmade Totem collector toy

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Monument Valley diehards can now purchase a Totem collectors' toy online, and it'll be carved from wood and hand-painted by a graphic designer and illustrator living in New York City. Andreas Ekberg, the artist who sells Totem on Etsy, said his version... >>

Factory resetting a phone isn’t enough, here's how to stop your data being recovered after selling

Factory resetting a phone isn’t enough, here's how to stop your data being recovered after selling

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The old factory reset option in Android phones appears to be less secure than it appears. A software company has shown just how insecure this method is after recovering information from phones it bought second-hand on eBay. The study was carried out by... >>

Android Silver incoming as Google Play edition phones vanish?

Android Silver incoming as Google Play edition phones vanish?

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Android Silver is thought to be Google's new version of its Google Play edition handsets. While it's still a rumour it's looking more likely as Google Play edition handsets start to vanish from the Play Store. Google Play Edition handsets are made by... >>

LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live teardowns reveal what makes Android Wear tick

LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live teardowns reveal what makes Android Wear tick

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The first Android Wear watches are beginning to ship, and that means people are now getting a good look at what these wrist-worn gadgets boast. As part of a twinned teardown of sorts, iFixit, which is known for regularly taking apart new tech devices,... >>

Power-saving tips: Nine easy ways to make your device's battery last longer

Power-saving tips: Nine easy ways to make your device's battery last longer

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Imagine you're traveling but your smartphone is about to run out of battery. You're probably panicking because you still need to access maps, texts, emails, or whatever else in order to get from point A to point B as well as contact loved ones. Well,... >>

How to make animated GIFs directly from your smartphone

How to make animated GIFs directly from your smartphone

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Do you want a better way to convey your emotions online but can't formulate the perfect response? Simply make and send an animated GIF instead. It's not at all difficult: all you need is a camera-equipped smartphone and an app.GIFs are everywhere. On... >>

ViewRanger is one of first apps to highlight that there’s a point to Android Wear after all

ViewRanger is one of first apps to highlight that there’s a point to Android Wear after all

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Developers are beginning to announce useful and handy apps for wearables now that Android Wear watches are starting to hit the market, and the ViewRanger mapping and navigation app stands out from most of them. Google's new section on the Google Play... >>

Android Wear app explained: Here's how to get started with your watch and find the first apps

Android Wear app explained: Here's how to get started with your watch and find the first apps

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Google has finally made it easy for people to find, download, use apps for its new Android Wear operating system. The company has simultaneously updated all Android devices to Google Play Services 5.0 and launched an Apps for Android Wear section on the... >>

Android L, with Project Volta, should add at least 36 per cent more battery to your device

Android L, with Project Volta, should add at least 36 per cent more battery to your device

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With every release of Android Google likes to focus on fixing a certain issue and in Android L it's battery life. Recent testing, by ArsTechnica, of the Android L beta has revealed that Google has had a massive success. The test used the same mobile device... >>

Microsoft Office for Android tablets is coming this year, sign up for early access now

Microsoft Office for Android tablets is coming this year, sign up for early access now

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Microsoft is working on a version of Office for Android that is specifically designed for tablets. The company's productivity suite has been available for Android smartphones as a free download since last year, but Android tablet users have been forced... >>

Android site shows off unreleased Google Play Edition Galaxy S5 - teasing launch?

Android site shows off unreleased Google Play Edition Galaxy S5 - teasing launch?

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Google's Android website currently has some new imagery that seems to tease a yet-to-be-released device: the Google Play Edition of Samsung's Galaxy S5 flagship. The Galaxy S5 released in April, and many Nexus devotees have been waiting for their Google... >>