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Facebook Trust Indicators: What are they and can they stop fake news?

Facebook Trust Indicators: What are they and can they stop fake news?

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Fake news is an international crisis.The issues surrounding fake news are complex: first, you have world leaders using the term "fake news" as a way to deligitamise all media coverage of their regimes, and then there is the widespread sharing of misinformation,... >>

When is Android Oreo coming to my phone?

When is Android Oreo coming to my phone?

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Google releases a new version of Android each year. For 2017, that's Android 8.0 Oreo, the name revealed on 21 August during the solar eclipse in the US.Like last year's Nougat update, Android Oreo was initially launched as a developer preview as Android... >>

Best VPN services 2017: Top 10 VPNs to keep your browsing secure

Best VPN services 2017: Top 10 VPNs to keep your browsing secure

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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... >>

Amazon kicks off Black Friday deals with 3-months of Amazon Music Unlimited for 99p

Amazon kicks off Black Friday deals with 3-months of Amazon Music Unlimited for 99p

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Amazon is always one of the retailers that goes all out for Black Friday and Cyber Monday and we fully expect this year to be no different. In fact, it has started early with a big discount on its Amazon Music Unlimited streaming service.Basically Amazon's... >>

What is Google Files Go, how does it work, and do you need it?

What is Google Files Go, how does it work, and do you need it?

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Google has launched a new Android app. It's called Files Go.Technically, right now, the app is available as a beta, but it seems like anyone with a device running Android (5.0 and up) can download it from the Google Play Store and test it out. The primary... >>

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite - What's the story on Niantic's next AR game?

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite - What's the story on Niantic's next AR game?

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The developer behind Pokemon Go is working on a Harry Potter game.That means, as soon as next year, you should be able to overlay pieces of the popular wizarding world onto your real world, resulting in an immersive experience the most die-hard Potter... >>

What is Apple Pay Cash, how does it work, and when can you use it?

What is Apple Pay Cash, how does it work, and when can you use it?

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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... >>

What is YouTube Kids, how does it work, and is it really safe?

What is YouTube Kids, how does it work, and is it really safe?

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If your kid wants to watch YouTube, consider trying YouTube Kids. Google launched a dedicated version of its video service that's designed just for kids in 2015. According to Google, the app was downloaded more than 10 million times in its first year... >>

Five apps to help you grow your business

Five apps to help you grow your business

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There comes a time in any startup where things start to get bigger. You can no longer run it from your bedroom or the kitchen table and you have to not only start hiring people, but think bigger than about just being a one-man band. One of the key things... >>

How to help your child watch YouTube Kids shows and videos safely

How to help your child watch YouTube Kids shows and videos safely

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When children ask to go on the internet they usually mean "watch YouTube videos" and since YouTube Kids app launched a couple of years ago, there has been a dedicated online destination for them to visit.But while it opens an Aladdin's cave of characters,... >>

Facebook Messenger payments: How to send and receive money in the UK

Facebook Messenger payments: How to send and receive money in the UK

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Facebook Messenger has launched a new feature for UK users.The feature, peer-to-peer payments, has been available to Messenger users in the US since 2015. It essentially allows you to send and receive money from Facebook friends - all via Messenger, and... >>

You can now interact with BBC's new radio play using your Echo speaker

You can now interact with BBC's new radio play using your Echo speaker

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BBC has launched its interactive radio story for Amazon Echo.The broadcasting company, well-known for its radio plays, recently announced a new project: a comedy/science fiction play, titled The Inspection Chamber. It partnered with an audio company,... >>

43 accidentally hilarious image searches that are sure to make you chortle

43 accidentally hilarious image searches that are sure to make you chortle

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If you've ever needed to find a photo on the web, then you know how wonderful and powerful Google Image search can be. A quick search and you can basically find anything from anywhere in the world. Google's image analysis algorithms are getting smarter... >>

Monument Valley 2 review: Beautiful yes, but is it worth £5?
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Monument Valley 2 review: Beautiful yes, but is it worth £5?

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Monument Valley 2 was one of the few genuine surprise reveals during Apple's WWDC 17 keynote in San Jose. The HomePod Siri speaker, iOS 11, even the new iMacs had been rumoured in the preceding months. But, we'd not heard that Ustwo was ready to unleash... >>

WhatsApp back up again: The Chumbawamba of apps

WhatsApp back up again: The Chumbawamba of apps

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This morning, WhatsApp users worldwide reported issues with the chat service. Instead of being able to communicate with friends and colleagues, they were experiencing connection issues today, Friday 3 November.It now seems to be working again, however,... >>

How to use Amazon's app to view items in your home with AR

How to use Amazon's app to view items in your home with AR

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Amazon's app now lets you experience augmented reality.It has begun leveraging Apple's ARKit, a technology that essentially makes it easier for developers to add augmented reality (AR) components to their apps and software. As a result, you can now use... >>

How to set up a VPN on your phone

How to set up a VPN on your phone

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Setting up a VPN on your phone is a quick and simple process, as both iOS and Android have VPN functionality built into them which can be used. However, almost all VPN provider also have Apps that can be downloaded and used to configure and set up their... >>

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... >>

YouTube TV streaming service is coming to Apple TV, Xbox, and more

YouTube TV streaming service is coming to Apple TV, Xbox, and more

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You can soon watch Google's YouTube TV streaming service through your set-top box or streaming media device.YouTube TV launched in April, allowing you to stream live sports, local and national news, and more on your phone, tablet, and computer. Now,... >>

Skype's new look officially comes to desktops: Here's what's different

Skype's new look officially comes to desktops: Here's what's different

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Remember that all-new Skype design?The new look first launched for mobile devices in June, and then, in August, Microsoft said it was testing similar changes for the desktop side of Skype. It wasn't yet complete though, as Microsoft was looking for your... >>

WhatsApp now lets you delete sent messages - here's how it works

WhatsApp now lets you delete sent messages - here's how it works

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Have you ever sent a quick message that you quickly regretted?Yeah, same here. It really makes us wish messenger services had, like, some sort of undo button. Enter: WhatsApp. Starting now, it lets you delete sent messages. But there are a couple of... >>

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

Five reasons to get a VPN: Streaming 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... >>

What is Instagram Superzoom and how does it work?

What is Instagram Superzoom and how does it work?

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Instagram has introduced a new creative tool: Superzoom.The app's team is actually describing Superzoom as a new "camera format". Either way, with Superzoom, you can record a funny video with sound effects. The feature actually sits next to another creative... >>

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... >>

How to get Android 8.1 Oreo beta on your phone right now

How to get Android 8.1 Oreo beta on your phone right now

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Having already released the first official version of Android 8.0 Oreo, Google has just announced that a public beta of the first "dot" update is on its way. Android 8.1's first developer preview and beta is here.   Android 8 Oreo: Features, release... >>

Investigatory Powers Act: Britain's online surveillance laws explained

Investigatory Powers Act: Britain's online surveillance laws explained

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No one likes to be spied on, but in a world where we are increasingly connected through smartphones, apps, social media, games consoles, and even cars, we are piping more and more of our data across the internet and into online services.Unless you're... >>

6 reasons to download AnyTrans, the ultimate iPhone file manager

6 reasons to download AnyTrans, the ultimate iPhone file manager

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Your iPhone and iPad can store a tremendous amount of information, from music and photos, to notes, messages and internet browsing history. Keeping on top of it all, and wading through the masses of files can be tricky when you want to find something... >>

Instagram now lets you go live with a friend: Here's how it works

Instagram now lets you go live with a friend: Here's how it works

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Instagram has let users live stream for a while now, and starting today, they can use it to go live with a friend.The Facebook-owned app has been testing the feature since this past summer, but now, it's letting users broadcast live with a friend. Users... >>

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Streaming Service

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Streaming Service

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The 14th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are nearly upon us, which means in just a few weeks we will be celebrating the best devices across a number of categories including smartphones, TV, laptops and cameras.There are 18 main categories this year,... >>

Best geek Halloween pumpkins and nerdy Jack-o'-lanterns from around the 'net

Best geek Halloween pumpkins and nerdy Jack-o'-lanterns from around the 'net

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Halloween is upon us and you can fully expect to see a host of ghoulies, ghosties and altogether spooky shenanigans going on throughout the day. But let us not forget that scariest of darkened room dwellers, the ghastly geek. They often emerge from their... >>

Snap hasn't sold many Spectacles but says hardware is the future

Snap hasn't sold many Spectacles but says hardware is the future

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Snap wants to be a hardware company, although it can't sell hardware. Last year, Snap, the company behind Snapchat, launched Spectacles, a pair of smart glasses that allowed users to capture photos and videos that could then be uploaded online through... >>

What is Pay with Google, where can it be used and how do you use it?

What is Pay with Google, where can it be used and how do you use it?

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Google has announced a brand new way of paying for items via your Android smartphone or Chrome browser, called Pay with Google. What is Android Pay, how does it work, and which banks support it? The feature was first teased back in May, but it's now ready... >>

Can't wait to update to iOS 11? Backup your data first!

Can't wait to update to iOS 11? Backup your data first!

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Admit it: it's hard to manage, let alone back up and recover, all the data stored across your iOS devices.Your iPhone and iPad can hold a lot of your data, from photos to apps to messages. So, if you've ever updated your iOS device and then abruptly experienced... >>

What's the point of Snapchat and how does it work?

What's the point of Snapchat and how does it work?

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Snapchat is confusing. Right?We’ll agree it seems that way. It basically updates every couple weeks, at the very least, adding new features or changing core functions. And, at the end of the day, the whole concept behind Snapchat is, well, odd. After... >>

How to add non-Google accounts to the official Gmail for iOS app

How to add non-Google accounts to the official Gmail for iOS app

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It's hard to find the perfect iOS app for email, right?Although Apple restricts you from changing the default mail app for anything on iOS, there are a few decent email apps in the App Store, such as Spark, Airmail, Alto, and Edison Mail. Google's official... >>

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... >>

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... >>

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... >>