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Google Allo for web finally goes live: How to set it up and get started

Google Allo for web finally goes live: How to set it up and get started

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Google Allo can now be accessed through your web browser.Google first teased that Allo, its messenger app with built-in Google Assistant, would come to the desktop last February. Many expected the company to launch the web version at Google I/O in May,... >>

What is Amazon Instant Pickup, who can use it, and how does it work?

What is Amazon Instant Pickup, who can use it, and how does it work?

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Another day, another Amazon service.The online retailer has launched something called Instant Pickup. Immediately, the media has begun spinning this as Amazon's latest push into physical retail outlets, as it allows you to instantly pick up “daily essential”... >>

What is Metromile pay-per-mile insurance and how does it work?

What is Metromile pay-per-mile insurance and how does it work?

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Imagine a world where your auto insurance costs are based on the miles you drive.Think about it: Whether you drive 50 miles a day or 5 miles a day, we all get lumped into the same category and have to pay up. And, more often than not, our auto insurance... >>

Mewtwo comes to Pokemon Go via invite-only exclusive raid battles

Mewtwo comes to Pokemon Go via invite-only exclusive raid battles

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You will soon be able to battle and catch Mewtwo, as well as other powerful pokemon, thanks to a new feature coming to Pokemon Go.Over the weekend, in Yokohama, Japan, thousands of Pokemon Go players worked together to catch pokemon in a baseball stadium.... >>

Uber will now let you tip your driver for good service

Uber will now let you tip your driver for good service

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Following a rollout in the US, and complaints from some UK-based drivers, Uber is adding in-app tipping to the ride-hailing service in the UK. The new feature will go live from tomorrow, 15 August. What is Uber and how does it work? While it won't be... >>

How to use the Asos app to find the right clothes from photos

How to use the Asos app to find the right clothes from photos

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Fashion retail giant Asos has released an update for its mobile app that will let you search for clothes using photos. If you've ever been out and either seen something on the rails in a shop, or someone wearing a t-shirt or pair of trousers that you... >>

What is Facebook Watch and which shows are available now?

What is Facebook Watch and which shows are available now?

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After months of rumors, Facebook's original TV plans are official.The social network, which has been focusing hardcore on video lately with a big push into live video broadcasts, 360-degree videos, stories, and auto-playing clips in the news feed, said... >>

Microsoft's new Outlook.com beta: What's different and how to join

Microsoft's new Outlook.com beta: What's different and how to join

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Microsoft has unveiled a new version Outlook.com. It's only in beta at the moment, but you can try it now, before everyone else.The refresh includes a revamped search interface and a heavy emphasis on GIFs. But in order to see the changes, you need to... >>

Amazing illustrations you'll never believe were created using only Microsoft Paint

Amazing illustrations you'll never believe were 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 Caviar and where can you use it to order food?

What is Caviar and where can you use it to order food?

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One thing that's great about cities is all the food.It's everywhere, and it's amazing. There are so many restaurants and cafes and places to choose from, but what's even more amazing is that in many cities you can just order food from these joints and... >>

10 best iOS apps for students going back to school

10 best iOS apps for students going back to school

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The school summer holidays are in full swing, but it's already time to start thinking about going back to school or university. Technology now plays an integral part in education, with hundreds and thousands of apps being available to help with your studies.Here's... >>

Facebook Stories is coming to the desktop whether you want it or not

Facebook Stories is coming to the desktop whether you want it or not

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Facebook's Snapchat clone is expanding beyond mobile devices.Facebook Stories, a feature that lets you share multiple photos and videos as part of a visual collection atop news feed, is only available in the Facebook and Messenger apps for mobile devices,... >>

Mozilla Firefox Send: The Snapchat of file sharing explained

Mozilla Firefox Send: The Snapchat of file sharing explained

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Mozilla has launched a new website that simplifies the process of sending large files to another person.Called Send, the site (or tool, rather) is essentially the Snapchat of file sharing. That's because once a file has been received and downloaded... >>

65 ways to get a giggle out of Siri

65 ways to get a giggle out of Siri

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If you have an iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch, you've probably met Siri, Apple's voice assistant. He is an interesting little fellow, sometimes useful, sometimes funny and other times, a sarcastic little so and so.To most questions you'll get a standard... >>

Which is the best movie streaming box for under £150? Apple TV vs Fire TV vs Chromecast and more

Which is the best movie streaming box for under £150? Apple TV vs Fire TV vs Chromecast and more

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A lot of TVs nowadays have some variation of streaming service built in, but many of us still have 'dumb' TVs. If you want to access streaming services, you'll need a streaming box. With such a vast range of streaming services on offer, and a wide range... >>

Plex users can now view live TV on Android and Apple TV

Plex users can now view live TV on Android and Apple TV

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No sooner has Plex made live TV streaming available through iOS, Android TV and the Plex web app, the company has added Android and Apple TV support too. It means Android mobile users can now finally view and record free-to-air live TV through the Plex... >>

Facebook Messenger's personal assistant is about to get a lot better

Facebook Messenger's personal assistant is about to get a lot better

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Facebook has acquired an artificial intelligence (AI) startup.The startup, called Ozlo, is based in Palo Alto, California, and according to Facebook, it'll help Facebook develop its personal assistant in the Messenger app: “They’re just going to... >>

That was quick: Microsoft kills its Windows Phone keyboard for iPhone

That was quick: Microsoft kills its Windows Phone keyboard for iPhone

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Farewell, Word Flow. We hardly knew ye.Microsoft launched its Windows Phone keyboard for the iPhone about a year ago. It offered a fan-shaped, one-handed mode, which you'd recognise if you've ever used a Windows Phone or Windows 10 Mobile phone, as... >>

25 endearingly awesome tributes to iconic album covers crafted in MS Paint

25 endearingly awesome tributes to iconic album covers crafted 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... >>

Google wants to merge Play Music and YouTube Red into a new service

Google wants to merge Play Music and YouTube Red into a new service

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Google's music-streaming service strategy is confusing, but it shouldn't be for long.Google offers YouTube Music, as well as YouTube Red and Google Play Music. You might use one or all three for your music-streaming needs. Or maybe you avoid them all,... >>

Buzzfeed made a smart hot plate that syncs up with its Tasty videos

Buzzfeed made a smart hot plate that syncs up with its Tasty videos

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Buzzfeed is becoming a hardware company, apparently. Have you ever seen those step-by-step cooking videos on Facebook, the ones with the top-down view? Well, they're ridiculously popular, and Buzzfeed, which publishes that type of videos under its Tasty... >>

GoPro QuikStories explained: Cut great videos automatically in-app

GoPro QuikStories explained: Cut great videos automatically in-app

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GoPro has announced today that it is bringing much easier, almost fully automated video editing to its Hero 5 users. QuikStories downloads video from a camera to a connected phone, and cuts it together into an edited video, in time with music and with... >>

iPhone users to get chance to recreate A-ha's Take On Me video in their living rooms

iPhone users to get chance to recreate A-ha's Take On Me video in their living rooms

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Ever since Apple announced ARKit we've seen plenty of excellent examples of what it can do. Augmented reality applications are set to come at us thick and fast in the coming months.There's one that will particularly appeal to anyone who was around in... >>

What is Loveflutter Blue? Twitter users' answer to Tinder explained

What is Loveflutter Blue? Twitter users' answer to Tinder explained

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Want to score a date with a celebrity?You have a few options: Become rich and famous yourself, try Tinder Select, or try Loveflutter Blue. Since the first isn't a practical option, and the second one is an invite-only feature within the dating app Tinder,... >>

Adobe Project Nimbus accidentally released, powerful cloud photo editing revealed

Adobe Project Nimbus accidentally released, powerful cloud photo editing revealed

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At its Adobe Max conference last year, the creative software company announced Project Nimbus - a cloud-based photo editing service that gives you Lightroom style control over your pictures from any device connected to the internet.It was only a working... >>

Forget your phone in an Uber? Now you have to pay up to get it back

Forget your phone in an Uber? Now you have to pay up to get it back

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Uber just can't get anything right lately.It's been embroiled in controversy this past year - thanks to scathing allegations of sexism and aggressive workplace culture inside the company, a bitter legal fight with investor Google, the leaking of its controversial... >>

YouTube 360 videos come to Nvidia Shield TV Android box

YouTube 360 videos come to Nvidia Shield TV Android box

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When Nvidia first showed the latest iteration of its Shield TV Android streaming box it claimed it would be the first such device to come with 360-degree video support for YouTube.Now that time has come and a YouTube app update is rolling out that brings... >>

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 finally into big summer movie season. That means the blockbuster hits are streaming into your local theatres and there are plenty more coming up over the next five months and throughout 2018.There are returns for some much-loved comic book characters,... >>

Best Buy's Black Friday in July: All the best deals in one place

Best Buy's Black Friday in July: All the best deals in one place

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Not to be outdone by Amazon, Best Buy is holding its own summer sale.Amazon recently held a Prime Day event, which, to put it mildly, was a huge success and had everyone wondering if Amazon had managed to topple Black Friday, a massive shopping sale extravaganza... >>

Pokemon Go finally adds Legendary Pokemon: How to unlock them

Pokemon Go finally adds Legendary Pokemon: How to unlock them

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OMG.Niantic has announced that it's finally going to release Legendary Pokemon in Pokemon Go. This is something players (aka trainers) have been begging for like a year. The studio has also detailed how the new feature will work. So, here's everything... >>

CityMapper is launching a night bus service in London this August

CityMapper is launching a night bus service in London this August

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CityMapper, the app-based service to help you navigate various cities around the world, is launching its first commercial bus route in East London following a successful trial. CityMapper to trial its own smart bus transportation service in London The... >>

Nintendo Switch Online app out now for iOS and Android, just in time for Splatoon 2

Nintendo Switch Online app out now for iOS and Android, just in time for Splatoon 2

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We already knew that Nintendo delayed its full, paid-for online service until next year but in the meantime is allowing players to connect to each other for free. That means playing multiplayer games over the internet, such as Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon... >>

Here's what is different in the Google app's new feed experience

Here's what is different in the Google app's new feed experience

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Google has announced some updates to the feed experience in the main Google app. Here's what you need to know.The company said the app now offers "improved machine learning to anticipate what’s of interest to each individual user," as well as "the option... >>

Snapchat: How to multi-snap record and change the colour of any object

Snapchat: How to multi-snap record and change the colour of any object

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Snapchat has updated again.And the latest changes should make it easier for you to record and edit many snaps. It's introducing two new features, the first of which is called multi-snap recording, while the second is called tint brush. Here's everything... >>

Amazon's Blue Apron-like 'Meal Kits' are already here, apparently

Amazon's Blue Apron-like 'Meal Kits' are already here, apparently

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Amazon has eyed another industry it wants to disrupt: meal box subscription services.You see, earlier this month, it surfaced that Amazon had registered a trademark for its own meal box service. The trademark application included the slogan "We do the... >>

The battle of unlimited subscriptions

The battle of unlimited subscriptions

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We are starting to pay for Internet content. Every digital media, information website and blogs are beginning to suggest that you pay to read. Tomorrow, who will be the Netflix/iTunes for information?The unlimited subscription model has become the general... >>

WhatsApp with soon be able to play YouTube videos in chats

WhatsApp with soon be able to play YouTube videos in chats

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WhatsApp is soon to add a new feature and it's one that many will have had on their wishlist for years. You will soon be able to view YouTube videos in chats rather than just send links back and forth.The new feature was discovered in the latest WhatsApp... >>

Facebook says you use this emoji the most if you live in the UK

Facebook says you use this emoji the most if you live in the UK

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It's World Emoji Day.Yes, that's a thing, but more importantly, in honour of this modern "holiday", Facebook has revealed which emoji are among the most popular. CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg specifically shared the top 10 most used emoji characters... >>

If you use Samsung Pay, you can check-out with PayPal now

If you use Samsung Pay, you can check-out with PayPal now

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Samsung's mobile payments service now supports PayPal.If you use Samsung Pay, you can now choose PayPal as a payment method whether you're cashing out in-store, on the web, or in an app. It works any place that Samsung Pay is accepted; the service is... >>

Amazon Anytime could be the shopping giant's new messaging app

Amazon Anytime could be the shopping giant's new messaging app

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Amazon may be developing its own messaging app, to rival apps such as iMessage, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. Called Anytime, the app will reportedly be available across iOS, Android and even desktop, and will combine features of many of the other... >>

Utter Pano-demonium: When panoramic photos go wrong

Utter Pano-demonium: When panoramic photos go wrong

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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... >>

What is X.COM? Elon Musk's new website and project teased

What is X.COM? Elon Musk's new website and project teased

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Tesla boss Elon Musk has caused an internet frenzy with a simple tweet.His company has reacquired the domain name x.com, which was the original name of PayPal many moons ago, and is soon to launch a new venture or, at least, assign one of his current... >>

Microsoft's new app uses AI to describe to the blind how people look

Microsoft's new app uses AI to describe to the blind how people look

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Are you visually impaired? If so, Microsoft's latest app is for you.Microsoft has released a new smartphone app, called Seeing AI, which uses computer vision to describe things to the visually impaired. With the app, you can simply focus your phone’s... >>

What is PayPal and how does it work?

What is PayPal and how does it work?

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PayPal has been in the mobile payments business for more than a decade. It's been around even longer as an online financial service, but mobile is the area that seems to be growing fastest.Most recently, an agreement with Apple enables iOS device owners... >>

Yolt: What is it, and how will it help you manage your money?

Yolt: What is it, and how will it help you manage your money?

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How much did you spend on groceries or eating out last month? Most of us could probably, at a push, happily tell ourselves a rough estimate of our regular recurring household bills. There’s the mortgage or rent, your phone bill or the gym, but it's... >>

iPhone users can finally use PayPal on iTunes, App Store, Music and iBooks

iPhone users can finally use PayPal on iTunes, App Store, Music and iBooks

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After many years of "will they, won't they" PayPal is finally now part of Apple's iOS stores. iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners in the UK and US can now pay for purchases across iTunes, iBooks, Apple Music and the Apple App Store using their PayPal accounts.It... >>

19 incredible aerial photographs that turn the world into a roller coaster ride

19 incredible aerial photographs that turn the world into a roller coaster ride

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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... >>

Best Amazon Prime Day deals 2017 UK: Super cheap TVs, Kindles, consoles, smartphones, Echo and more

Best Amazon Prime Day deals 2017 UK: Super cheap TVs, Kindles, consoles, smartphones, Echo and more

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Amazon Prime Day is well underway and you have until the end of play tonight, Tuesday 11 July, to grab yourself some incredible bargains. It ends at midnight and when the deals are gone, they're gone. All the latest upcoming Prime deals LIVE Deals of... >>

Virgin Media adds Twitter to social networks you can browse data-free

Virgin Media adds Twitter to social networks you can browse data-free

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Virgin Media was one of the first companies to offer access to popular apps that don't use up any of your data allowance.For a while, customers on its Virgin Mobile plans have been able to use Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp as much as they like, without... >>

What is Instagram Stories and how does it work?

What is Instagram Stories and how does it work?

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Facebook-owned Instagram has a copycat Snapchat feature: Stories.Here's the deal... With Snapchat Stories, you can broadcast multiple snaps (videos and photos) taken throughout the day, complete with overlays of doodles and stickers and filters and masks.... >>