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Sky Kids app now has offline viewing to help with school holidays travelling

Sky Kids app now has offline viewing to help with school holidays travelling

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Sky Kids for Android and iOS now offers offline viewing. You can download the shows and films available on the application to keep children entertained over school holiday trips and beyond.Customers with either a Sky Go Extra, Sky Multiscreen or Sky Q... >>

Deezer launches in the US: How does the music-streaming service work?

Deezer launches in the US: How does the music-streaming service work?

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Americans now have another option when it comes to music services.French music service Deezer has fully launched in the States, bringing its catalogue of more than 40 million tracks to US customers who are willing to pay $10 a month for it. Unlike in... >>

Here's how to apply for a verified account on Twitter

Here's how to apply for a verified account on Twitter

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Now you can be one of the cool kids - on Twitter, at least. Twitter has finally opened its blue checkmark to everyone, marking the first time it's allowed any ole' user to get a verified Twitter account. Previously, Twitter doled out its verified... >>

Best Pokemon gadgets and gifts for Pokemon Go fans: Pokemon Go Plus, sneakers, watches and more

Best Pokemon gadgets and gifts for Pokemon Go fans: Pokemon Go Plus, sneakers, watches and more

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The world has suddenly gone crazy for all things Pokemon.Millions of Pokemon Go players from across the world are not only doing their very best to catch 'em all, they're also showcasing their love for the Pokemon franchise and its Japanese animated characters... >>

Apple Music is changing: Here’s how it’ll better match songs, no longer add DRM to uploaded tracks

Apple Music is changing: Here’s how it’ll better match songs, no longer add DRM to uploaded tracks

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Apple Music is about to get better at matching and syncing songs you've already purchased in iTunes.Apple's music-streaming service, which launched last year, has a built-in feature that allows it to match songs in your existing iTunes library, but it... >>

What is BBC+ and why should you download it for iPhone or Android?

What is BBC+ and why should you download it for iPhone or Android?

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The BBC generates an enormous amount of content each day: TV shows, news, radio programming and the thousands of pages of new material added to bbc.co.uk on a constant basis. However, with so much on offer, how on Earth do you find stuff that's interesting... >>

Sick of Pokemon Go? Here are 12 other augmented-reality apps to try

Sick of Pokemon Go? Here are 12 other augmented-reality apps to try

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This might shock you, but... Pokemon Go isn't the only augmented-reality app out there. Gasp!The technology has been gaining momentum in recent years, especially with the advent of virtual reality (VR) and augmented-reality (AR) headsets, so there are... >>

#PokemonGoMadeMe: See all the funny and unbelievable things Pokemon Go made people do

#PokemonGoMadeMe: See all the funny and unbelievable things Pokemon Go made people do

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Pokemon Go is making people do a lot of strange shi stuff.In an attempt to catch Pokemon, people have fallen off cliffs, and they've even been in car accidents. Browse our gallery of the worst and dumbest places people have found Pokemon. And if you... >>

How not to play Pokemon Go: The worst, dumbest and funniest places people have found Pokemon

How not to play Pokemon Go: The worst, dumbest and funniest places people have found Pokemon

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There's no doubt that gaming app Pokemon Go has captured a world's imagination. And it's only recently been made available in other countries outside the US, Australia and New Zealand.Reports suggest that five per cent of Android phone users in the US... >>

Pokemon Go: How to stop your data usage from getting out of control

Pokemon Go: How to stop your data usage from getting out of control

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Chances are you've been walking around all week - with your smartphone glued to your hand, playing Pokemon Go.As Pokemon Go rolls out around the world, many excited trainers have melted their brain away simply by hunting for rare creatures in strange... >>

Pokemon Go: 11 amazing, mind-boggling facts about the AR game

Pokemon Go: 11 amazing, mind-boggling facts about the AR game

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Pokemon has taken the US, New Zealand and Australia by storm since it launched on Wednesday 6 July. It is now also available in Germany and the UK on Google Play and iTunes.So, in a sort-of bluffer's guide, here are 11 cool facts for you to roll off... >>

Pokemon Go: How to take amazing Pokemon photos

Pokemon Go: How to take amazing Pokemon photos

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With Pokemon go installed on just about every phone on the planet, you'll have no doubt seen plenty of photos of Pokemon in strange places - perfectly placed, you might say.That's thanks to Pokemon Go's use of augmented reality - or AR - superimposing... >>

No one expects the Spanish Inquisition, and no one expected Monty Python in Skype

No one expects the Spanish Inquisition, and no one expected Monty Python in Skype

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We're not sure whether this is a joke or not, but Skype has announced a collaboration with Monty Python, launching a selection of Mojis."What are Mojis?", you ask. Last year, Skype introduced Moji into Skype, which are short video clips designed to give... >>

How many Pokemon are there in Pokemon Go? 151 and here they all are

How many Pokemon are there in Pokemon Go? 151 and here they all are

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Pokemon Go has been a global hit. The augmented reality game is available for iOS and Android in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and now the UK too, so you can head out onto the streets to find and catch Pokemon.However, how do you know which... >>

Pokemon Go: How to catch Pikachu as your first Pokemon

Pokemon Go: How to catch Pikachu as your first Pokemon

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Pokemon Go is undoubtedly one of the biggest success stories of the App Store and Google Play Store this year so far, perhaps even this decade. Millions of smartphone users have downloaded, signed-up and tried to "Catch 'Em All" in the real world. Sometimes... >>

Can't get Pokemon Go in your country yet? Here's how to download it now

Can't get Pokemon Go in your country yet? Here's how to download it now

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Now that Pokemon Go has been officially released, there are reports of virtual Pokemon being captured around the globe. Some are even coming from countries where the augmented reality game is yet to be released. Do you wonder how?For Android phone users... >>

Here's how much tech Amazon sold on Prime Day - its 'biggest day ever'

Here's how much tech Amazon sold on Prime Day - its 'biggest day ever'

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Amazon's second Prime Day is done and dusted.The sale promotion proved to be a big hit for the retail giant. In fact, it called the day its "biggest day ever", marking a strategic win for Amazon, which likely landed more Prime members by offering customers... >>

Apple iOS 10 lock screen: What’s new and how does it work?

Apple iOS 10 lock screen: What’s new and how does it work?

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The lock screen for iPhone and iPad is totally different in iOS 10.It's no longer just a security checkpoint to ensure snoopers don't get access to your device; it's now a place where you can see all sorts of information at a glance. Apple wants you to... >>

Google’s Family Library will let you share account with up to six others

Google’s Family Library will let you share account with up to six others

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You're about to save a tonne of money on Android apps, movies, and books.According to CNET, Google will announce a new family plan for Google Play Store. It'll work a lot like Apple's family-share program. Called Google Play Family Library, the plan... >>

Pokemon Go for iOS fixes that big privacy issue with Google accounts

Pokemon Go for iOS fixes that big privacy issue with Google accounts

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Pokemon Go just got a major update.Well, technically, it's a small one - but with it came a fix for a massive privacy issue. The iOS app has been updated to version 1.0.1, with developer Niantic Labs promising it has "fixed Google account scope". Shortly... >>

Pokemon Go: What is it and why is everybody talking about it?

Pokemon Go: What is it and why is everybody talking about it?

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Pokemon Go fever is sweeping the world, turning people into phone-gazing zombies as they bimble about the place hunting for little cartoon characters with silly names.So what exactly is going on? Should you join in the fun? Should you be concerned?Here's... >>

London through the eyes of Pokemon Go

London through the eyes of Pokemon Go

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Pokémon Go is about as phenomenal as phenomena get. It's breaking records, making headlines and it's only just appeared, not even launching in the UK yet. But there are means and ways of getting Pokémon Go in the UK, and London is a map full of delights... >>

Pokemon Go will let you trade characters in upcoming update

Pokemon Go will let you trade characters in upcoming update

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Pokemon developers, Niantic are already working hard on building new features in to its hit mobile game. Speaking to Tech Insider, the developers claim that Pokemon Go players will soon be able to trade characters. This is just one of many upcoming features... >>

YouTube Unplugged online TV service might launch soon with ESPN

YouTube Unplugged online TV service might launch soon with ESPN

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YouTube has been working on an online TV service, and a new report makes it seem like it might finally be coming together.According to The Information, YouTube is close to inking deals with ESPN, ABC, and CBS. If that's true, those channels will be offered... >>

Facebook Messenger adds end-to-end encryption... sort of

Facebook Messenger adds end-to-end encryption... sort of

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Facebook has introduced a new feature - mysteriously called "secret conversations" - for its Messenger mobile app.That name is just fancy talk for end-to-end encryption. The company just started testing the security feature by making it available to a... >>

Apple iOS 10: Release date and everything you need to know

Apple iOS 10: Release date and everything you need to know

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Apple has released details of iOS 10 to developers at the company's yearly keynote address at WWDC.The new iOS will sport a number of new features designed to enhance your iPhone even more beyond what the company launched in iOS 9 last year. Claiming... >>

Wimbledon 2016: Behind the scenes with ESPN, 84 cameras and 120 members of staff

Wimbledon 2016: Behind the scenes with ESPN, 84 cameras and 120 members of staff

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If you're a tennis fan, there is a very good chance you've been glued to your phone, TV or tablet the last few days trying not to miss any of the highlights from the wonderfully British sporting event that is Wimbledon.For those lucky enough to have got... >>

Living with Siri on MacOS Sierra

Living with Siri on MacOS Sierra

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The upcoming update for Apple's computers (it's called Sierra and OS X is now called macOS, do keep up) has already announced lots of new features.One stands head and shoulders above the others though: the voice recognition-powered personal assistant... >>

Acer's new all-metal X3 laptops aim at MacBook Air but for less

Acer's new all-metal X3 laptops aim at MacBook Air but for less

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Acer has launched a brand new notebook series. With the MacBook Air firmly in focus, the computer giant has built the revamped TravelMate X3 series: an all-metal, slim and SSD-based Windows 10 laptop. The TravelMate X349 is the first in new X3 series... >>

Sky Broadband Shield porn filter switched on by default, here's what it does and how to turn it off

Sky Broadband Shield porn filter switched on by default, here's what it does and how to turn it off

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After successful trials of a "default on" approach with its Sky Broadband Shield service for some customers last year, the company has made the bold step of switching on porn and adult content filters for every customer by default.New customers who register... >>

Snapchat’s Memories feature totally changes the app - and here’s how

Snapchat’s Memories feature totally changes the app - and here’s how

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Just when you've finally figured out how Snapchat works, the app radically switches things up by introducing a massive update with new tricks.Last March, for instance, it rolled out Chat 2.0, with the goal of overhauling the chat experience inside Snapchat.... >>

Apple's Health app will let you sign up to donate organs in the US

Apple's Health app will let you sign up to donate organs in the US

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Apple wants you to donate your organs.The Cupertino-based company has announced that it is partnering with Donate Life America, with the purpose of giving Americans an easier way to sign up to be an organ, eye, or tissue donor right from the iPhone. Apple... >>

Google offers 4 free months of Play Music to celebrate 4 July in US

Google offers 4 free months of Play Music to celebrate 4 July in US

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Google really wants you to use its Play Music service - especially Americans this Independence Day.In celebration of 4 July in the US, Google is offering US subscribers a four-month trial of Google Play Music at no cost. With this trial, they'll be able... >>

Bluetooth Star Trek Communicator now available to pre-order

Bluetooth Star Trek Communicator now available to pre-order

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The company behind remote controls shaped like Harry Potter's wand, The Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver and a Star Trek Phaser has again turned its attention to the latter, but this time for an extension to your mobile phone rather than a TV controller.The... >>

46 amazing and cringeworthy selfies: From the dangerous to the downright gross

46 amazing and cringeworthy selfies: From the dangerous to the downright gross

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The selfie phenomenon is unrelenting, you can't open a browser without someone's self-taken mugshot gurning down on you.That said, we'd be lying if we didn't dot our own social media accounts with a surreptitiously taken smartphone snap taken at arm's... >>

Apple wants to buy Jay Z’s Tidal music-streaming service

Apple wants to buy Jay Z’s Tidal music-streaming service

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If you can't beat 'em, buy 'em.Apple offers a music-streaming service, called Apple Music, naturally, but soon it might own another music-streaming service: Tidal. The Jay Z-owned service launched in 2014, with a focus on offering high-fidelity audio... >>

Google wants you to explore the web in VR with Chrome for Android

Google wants you to explore the web in VR with Chrome for Android

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Soon, you'll be able to jump into the web. Like, literally. The latest beta and developer versions of Google's Chrome browser app for Android includes support for the open-source WebVR standard, which allows developers to create websites you can use/watch/view... >>

Goodbye, Facebook Paper, we hardly knew ye

Goodbye, Facebook Paper, we hardly knew ye

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Paper is no more.In Pocket-lint's review of Paper from way back in 2014, we praised the newsreader app and wondered at the time if it was Facebook's best mobile product ever, but we also questioned if it would succeed like Facebook Messenger or crash... >>

Amazon Fresh now available in extra areas, get your groceries same day

Amazon Fresh now available in extra areas, get your groceries same day

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Amazon launched Amazon Fresh, its online groceries shopping service, in London at the beginning of June. However, only Amazon Prime members within the initial 69 central and east London postcodes could order fresh food and supplies.That has now expanded... >>

Twitter scooped up a former Apple designer to lead its VR/AR plans

Twitter scooped up a former Apple designer to lead its VR/AR plans

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Not to be outdone by other tech giants, it looks like Twitter now plans to jump into virtual reality and augmented reality.Just a week after acquiring the machine-learning firm Magic Pony, Twitter has bought the music VR experience startup IXOMOXI and... >>

Facebook Slideshow: How to create quick movies from your pics and vids

Facebook Slideshow: How to create quick movies from your pics and vids

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Facebook wants you to share more stuff on Facebook - so it's rolling out a new feature designed to do just that.The social network thinks video is the answer to all its woes. According to The Information, Facebook has experienced a decline in original,... >>

Twitter Stickers are the hashtags for your photos, only sillier

Twitter Stickers are the hashtags for your photos, only sillier

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Twitter has recently announced a whole raft of tweaks and changes that are coming to the platform soon, but the first to arrive will be #Stickers, the fun photo-changing feature that was trialled with a select few accounts a few months ago.Twitter Stickers... >>

Facebook Live to offer Snapchat-like lenses through MSQRD app

Facebook Live to offer Snapchat-like lenses through MSQRD app

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One of the coolest features in Snapchat are those mask thingies.With Snapchat's camera view pointing toward your face, you can long-press on the screen to let the app recognise your facial features and serve up a bunch of mask-like filters that perfectly... >>

Boston Dynamics' latest robot dog can do your dishes and fetch a soda

Boston Dynamics' latest robot dog can do your dishes and fetch a soda

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Quadrupedal robot-maker Boston Dynamics has shown off its latest dystopian creature in a video published to YouTube (unbeknownst to its parent company, Google, apparently).Boston Dynamics is the robotics company Google is currently trying to sell, and... >>

Be warned: Game of Thrones spoiler site is pure evil, will text you spoilers

Be warned: Game of Thrones spoiler site is pure evil, will text you spoilers

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The face of pure evil has revealed itself and there's not a tail or set of horns in site. It's a website that texts spoilers for Game of Thrones to a chosen victim.The horribly thought up Spoiled.io website specialises in ruining Game of Thrones. All... >>

Infinite Arms for iPad preview: Skylanders for Halo fans

Infinite Arms for iPad preview: Skylanders for Halo fans

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Infinite Arms is a toy-game cross over aimed at fans of Gears of War, Halo and big Transformers style mechs. It’s a sophisticated RPG for iPad and iOS generally, where adding weapons to model robots instantly sees them appear in the game. It aims to... >>

Dropbox now uses your iPhone's camera for scanning documents

Dropbox now uses your iPhone's camera for scanning documents

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Dropbox just got quite an impressive update, all with the purpose of improving productivity.The iOS app now comes with a built-in document scanner that uses an iPhone or iPad's camera to snap photos of whatever you want - whether that be whiteboards,... >>

Apple MacOS Sierra: New features, release date and everything else you need to know

Apple MacOS Sierra: New features, release date and everything else you need to know

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As is typical for Apple, the next version of the Mac operating system was just announced at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco. And wouldn't you know it - it comes with a bunch of new features. Some major, some not so major. As... >>