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How to manage your iPhone in Windows with WinX MediaTrans (no iTunes needed)

How to manage your iPhone in Windows with WinX MediaTrans (no iTunes needed)

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Apple's iTunes software can be susceptible to its fair share of problems on Windows PC. While it tends works fine on Mac, PC users are left to use software that often fails to meet their needs.WinX MediaTrans is the solution. It's a file manager for... >>

BBC launches iPlayer Radio app for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

BBC launches iPlayer Radio app for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

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The BBC has announced a brand new version of its iPlayer Radio app, designed specifically for use in the car when connected to an Android Auto or Apple CarPlay system. Apple CarPlay explored: Taking iOS on the road Android Auto explored: Taking Google... >>

Best VPN services 2017: Top PureVPN alternatives

Best VPN services 2017: Top PureVPN alternatives

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VPNs, or virtual private networks, are becoming more popular as a means to keep internet browsing private and access services that may be region locked, as well as help people hide away from the more malicious parts of the internet.In normal internet... >>

Google finally begins integrating Duo video calling into Android

Google finally begins integrating Duo video calling into Android

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Remember Duo?Last year, Google launched the video calling app, and now, it's integrating Duo directly into Android. According to a Google blog post, the company wants to roll out simpler video calling to Android users, so, going forward, they'll bein... >>

Twitter reveals a 'save for later' feature so you can bookmark tweets

Twitter reveals a 'save for later' feature so you can bookmark tweets

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Twitter is developing a “save for later” feature.The new tool will arrive at some point in the future, as reported by BuzzFeed. Keith Coleman, the company’s head of product, announced it in a tweet, noting users are often request a way to bookmark... >>

Five reasons to get a VPN: From Pay-Per-View boxing to native language surfing

Five reasons to get a VPN: From Pay-Per-View boxing to native language surfing

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VPN services have become such essential without which today’s internet user cannot survive. While there are many reasons to opt for a streaming VPN, the main reason is the requirement of data and online identity protection. A VPN protects users from... >>

42 terrific and terrifying Tinder profiles

42 terrific and terrifying Tinder profiles

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Finding the perfect partner can be tricky, more so when you stray into the murky world of online dating. But help is at hand with this collection of ultra-honest, utterly extroverted and often terrifying Tinder users.Whether or not these people managed... >>

Best movies to look forward to in 2017 and beyond: Here are all the top film trailers

Best movies to look forward to in 2017 and beyond: Here are all the top film trailers

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We're rapidly heading towards the holiday season - yipes. That means the blockbuster hits are once again coming thick and fast. And then, of course, there's 2018, which is already looking like a cinematic cracker.There are returns for some much-loved... >>

Google Assistant has a hidden male voice: Here's how to enable it

Google Assistant has a hidden male voice: Here's how to enable it

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Google Assistant has a female voice, by default. You can change it.To be fair: Most tech companies give their monolithic voice-activated digital assistants female voices at launch, rather than male ones. And while that makes it seem like they are actively... >>

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?

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Google has taken on Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, and Microsoft Cortana with its own voice assistant: Google Assistant.Google first unveiled Assistant at Google I/O in May 2016, launched it on the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones, brought it to Google Home,... >>

What is high-resolution audio and which streaming services offer it?

What is high-resolution audio and which streaming services offer it?

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If you've ever listened to a CD recording of your favourite album next to a stream from Spotify, you may well notice a difference. That's because the quality of the recording on the CD is significantly greater than the compressed stream you get from Spotify. High-resolution... >>

Netflix price hike affects 4K viewers in UK and US most

Netflix price hike affects 4K viewers in UK and US most

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Netflix has raised its prices in the US and UK, charging more for its standard and premium services.The standard service, which allows you to stream shows and movies in HD on up to two screens at once, now costs $10.99 and £9.99 a month respectively,... >>

Like Microsoft's Edge browser? Now you can use it on iOS and Android

Like Microsoft's Edge browser? Now you can use it on iOS and Android

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Microsoft is launching another app for iOS and Android users.Microsoft's mobile strategy over the past couple years has been all about developing quirky-yet-useful apps for competing platforms, such as this handy iOS app for the blind, but it's also... >>

What is Google Lens and how do you use it?

What is Google Lens and how do you use it?

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Google announced Google Lens at I/O 2017, giving us a preview of the new software, before rolling into the announcement of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, its new handsets launched in October 2017.Google Lens is an AI-powered technology that uses your smartphone... >>

What is a VPN?

What is a VPN?

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In a world where government snooping, data harvesting, and cyber crime make browsing the internet and accessing online services a less private and safe undertaking, virtual private networks (VPNs) are becoming more popular to get back unrestricted and... >>

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?

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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... >>

Abbey Road Studios releases Topline app for emerging musical artists

Abbey Road Studios releases Topline app for emerging musical artists

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The world famous Abbey Road Studios, home to The Beatles, has released its very first mobile app in the form of Topline. It's been designed and developed with young, creative musicians in mind, to help them save their ideas in one convenient place.Abbey... >>

How to add interactive poll stickers to your Instagram story

How to add interactive poll stickers to your Instagram story

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Instagram has added a new feature: interactive poll stickers.The feature is exclusive to Instagram Stories. With it, you can ask a question in your Instagram story, and your followers and friends will be able to respond by voting. Here's what you need... >>

Uber CEO and TfL have "constructive meeting" in steps to avoid London ban

Uber CEO and TfL have "constructive meeting" in steps to avoid London ban

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Last week, regulatory body Transport for London revealed that Uber has been refused a renewed licence to operate in the UK's capital.The app-based taxi firm will not be able to pick up passengers in the city beyond the expiry of its current licence. That... >>

Microsoft just killed Groove Music, but it also partnered with Spotify

Microsoft just killed Groove Music, but it also partnered with Spotify

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Microsoft is ending Groove Music.Two years ago, Microsoft rebranded its Xbox Music streaming service to Groove Music. Now, Microsoft is retiring Groove Music and will stop selling Groove Music passes, which means subscribers will get a pro-rated refund... >>

50 Incredible images of space like you've never seen before

50 Incredible images of space like you've never seen before

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Space is an amazing place. Mankind has dreamt of exploring the distant edges of the Universe since we first set foot on the moon. Yet most of it remains far from our grasp and we can only dream of the delights and wonders beyond our reach. Despite that,... >>

Which is the best movie streaming box for you? New Fire TV vs Apple TV 4K vs Chromecast and more

Which is the best movie streaming box for you? New Fire TV vs Apple TV 4K vs Chromecast and more

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A lot of TVs nowadays have some variation of streaming service built in, but there are still plenty of us that still have "dumb" TVs. And in that case, if you want to access streaming services, you'll need a streaming box.With such a vast range of streaming... >>

Spotify launches Your Time Capsule playlist of personalised throwback tunes

Spotify launches Your Time Capsule playlist of personalised throwback tunes

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Spotify is always coming up with ways to deliver recommended and curated music content to your ears and the latest is a rather excellent one. What is Spotify and how does it work? Called Time Capsule, the personalised playlist picks out around 60 tracks... >>

Gett taxi app takes cheeky swipe at Uber London ban, gives you £15 off with this code

Gett taxi app takes cheeky swipe at Uber London ban, gives you £15 off with this code

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After Uber was deemed not "fit and proper" to hold a London private hire licence, rendering it unable to operate in the capital if an appeal is unsuccessful, black cab ordering app company Gett aims to capitalise with a clever and cheeky campaign.As well... >>

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

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

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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 just some things kids maybe shouldn't do on an internet-connected... >>

Twitter trials 280 character limit, but you can do it yourself with this great hack

Twitter trials 280 character limit, but you can do it yourself with this great hack

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Twitter is considering raising the character limit of tweets to 280, double the amount you are currently restricted to. This, it claims, will enable its users to better express themselves.Not all countries will be affected, as those who tweet in Japanese,... >>

Amazon Alexa comes to iOS and Android through Amazon Music app

Amazon Alexa comes to iOS and Android through Amazon Music app

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Amazon is rolling out an update for its Amazon Music app on both Android and iOS that will see Alexa, the company's voice-controlled smart assistant, added to assist with playing and finding new songs. What is Amazon Music Unlimited and how does it work?... >>

25 awesome album covers recreated in MS Paint

25 awesome album covers recreated in MS Paint

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Microsoft Paint is one of the wonders of the Microsoft operating system and a piece of bundled software that's been around since the very first version of Windows in 1985. More recently, news appeared to spread that Microsoft was killing off MS Paint in... >>

What is Sarahah, how does it work, and where is it available?

What is Sarahah, how does it work, and where is it available?

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Kids these days.If they aren't Venmo-ing cash to their friends, they are snapping with Snapchat. Or, they're sending anonymised messages to each other with Sarahah, an app that shot to the top of app charts this past summer. Nearly 20 million people have... >>

Best taxi apps: Uber alternatives to get you a cab in London

Best taxi apps: Uber alternatives to get you a cab in London

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Following the news that Transport for London will not renew Uber's license after 30 September, many Londoners will be wondering what other ways there are to get around the capital.There is of course the famous London Black Cab, but many customers want... >>

Does Lyft operate in London? Uber ban has passengers panicked

Does Lyft operate in London? Uber ban has passengers panicked

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With Transport for London's refusal to reissue a private hire licence for Uber in London, panicked customers are seeking alternatives already.Uber will continue to operate until at least Friday 13 October, when the its appeal to the licence withdrawal... >>

What is Venmo, how does it work, and where is it available?

What is Venmo, how does it work, and where is it available?

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If you're bummed that Apple Pay Cash didn't launch with iOS 11 in September, consider trying Venmo.Have you heard the phrase "Just Venmo me?" If not, you probably will soon. Venmo is a 7-year-old mobile app that lets people easily transfer money between... >>

Yes, you can use Sling TV to watch world sporting events - here's how

Yes, you can use Sling TV to watch world sporting events - here's how

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Autumn is around the corner, and that means autumn and winter sports are too.If you like soccer, you'll want to make sure you can watch all the popular games and matches this season. Normally, you might subscribe to a sports cable package, but if you're... >>

Best ARKit-enabled apps: Top 10 augmented reality apps for iOS

Best ARKit-enabled apps: Top 10 augmented reality apps for iOS

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The first Apple ARKit-enabled augmented reality apps have arrived.Apple announced its augmented reality (AR) platform -- ARKit -- at WWDC 2017 in June. The platform has been open to developers ever since, giving them ample time to create new AR apps ahead... >>

63 panoramic photos that went horribly wrong with hilarious results

63 panoramic photos that went horribly wrong with hilarious results

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Isn't technology grand? With advancements in smartphone cameras and the apps that accompany them, we can now take panoramic photographs and have them automatically stitched together for us. This presents everyone with the magnificent power to create... >>

Apple iOS 11 tips and tricks for iPhone: Master your new software

Apple iOS 11 tips and tricks for iPhone: Master your new software

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Apple packaged a tonne of improvements in iOS 11 including updates to Maps, keyboard, App Store, Siri and Control Centre.The new OS from Apple brings a host of new features, tips and tricks. We've worked our way through the operating system in order... >>

20 amazing illustrations created using only Microsoft Paint

20 amazing illustrations created using only Microsoft Paint

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We covered recently how Microsoft came very close to killing off the legendary software that is MS Paint in favour of their new 3D version. In order to pay tribute to the great bit of kit that's been around for decades, we've been on the hunt for the... >>

What is Apple Pay Cash and how does it work?

What is Apple Pay Cash and how does it work?

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Apple will soon roll out an iOS 11 feature, called Apple Pay Cash, that makes it easier for you to send money or receive money from friends.Apple Pay Cash is technically part of Apple Pay, Apple's mobile payment system, but it lives in Apple's iMessage... >>

19 amazing aerial photographs with a new perspective of the world

19 amazing aerial photographs with a new perspective of the world

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In a series of photographs called "Flatland", Turkish artist and photo manipulator Aydın Büyüktaş uses a collection of aerial photographs to create these images which give a new perspective to the world. Aydın Büyüktaş says that he got the... >>

25 amazing Photoshop artists with skills that will blow your mind

25 amazing Photoshop artists with skills that will blow your mind

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We all know the power of Photoshop, you'll regularly see the results of its use on magazine covers and in advertising campaigns. But it's much more than just a tool for touching up and beautifying images, it's also a powerful piece of software for creating... >>

What is YouTube TV, which channels does it offer, and how does it work?

What is YouTube TV, which channels does it offer, and how does it work?

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It's been long rumoured that Google will use YouTube to introduce a live TV service. The company has now confirmed those suspicions.Google officially launched its entry into the streaming of live TV, with YouTube TV. It lets you access live and recorded... >>

Snapchat: How to add 3D animated Bitmoji lenses to your snaps

Snapchat: How to add 3D animated Bitmoji lenses to your snaps

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Snapchat's latest update completely changes how you use Bitmoji.Last year, Snapchat bought Bitstrips, the company behind Bitmoji. Snapchat is now leveraging that acquisition in away that reminds us of Pokemon Go. In that AR-based game, you can look through... >>

Apple Animoji explained: Here's how to use those animated emoji

Apple Animoji explained: Here's how to use those animated emoji

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Apple has introduced a new iOS 11 feature: Animoji.Animoji are custom, animated versions of popular emoji characters found on iPhone. The feature uses the new Face ID facial-recognition system, which is exclusive to the iPhone X, to create 3D emoji that... >>

YouTube HDR: Here's how to find and watch YouTube videos in HDR

YouTube HDR: Here's how to find and watch YouTube videos in HDR

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YouTube now supports HDR (high dynamic range) content.With HDR-compatible televisions bursting onto the market, and several media companies such as Netflix and Amazon offering HDR content, many consumers are likely wondering what's going on with Google-owned... >>

99 of the worst Photoshop errors ever, you won’t believe your eyes

99 of the worst Photoshop errors ever, you won’t believe your eyes

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Technology can be a wonderful, glorious thing. It can also be totally and utterly misused, especially when in the hands of buffoons.Adobe Photoshop is a prime example of a tool that can make photos and images look spectacular, yet also create the most... >>

Stride is a new Slack-like chat app from the makers of HipChat

Stride is a new Slack-like chat app from the makers of HipChat

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There are so many Slack-like chat apps these days.There's Facebook's Workplace and Microsoft's Teams and so on. But that isn't stopping Atlassian, which makes the HipChat chat app, from introducing Stride, another chat app. But this one has a slightly... >>

Netflix future in doubt as Disney looks to take back control

Netflix future in doubt as Disney looks to take back control

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Netflix can't be happy right now.Disney's CEO, Bob Iger, just announced that Marvel and Star Wars titles will be streamed exclusively on Disney's new streaming platform that is due to launch in late 2019: "I have described a very rich, treasure trove... >>

How to turn on Twitter Night mode on desktop, iOS, and Android devices

How to turn on Twitter Night mode on desktop, iOS, and Android devices

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Did you know Twitter has a Night mode feature?Well, Twitter's iOS and Android apps have offered the feature since last year, but now, it's available on the desktop. Night mode re-skins the app and site so that they appear darker, making it easer to read... >>

You can now use Kobo's mobile apps to listen to audiobooks

You can now use Kobo's mobile apps to listen to audiobooks

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Looking for a new audiobook source?Well, Rakuten's Kobo has added audiobooks to its iOS and Android ebook apps. Kobo, if you didn't know, is an e-reader maker that also offers the Kobo Reading mobile app, which allows you to browse Kobo's extensive catalogue... >>