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Manfrotto Digital Director for iPad Air 2 review: Now showing on the big screen

Manfrotto Digital Director for iPad Air 2 review: Now showing on the big screen

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The Manfrotto Digital Director is an intelligent shell that fits around the iPad Air 2, connecting it to your separate camera so you can utilise the tablet's 9.7-inch screen to manage your workflow, plus manage your camera's settings.There's no camera-fiddling... >>

Google’s new Motion Stills app turns Live Photos into GIFs - and here’s how

Google’s new Motion Stills app turns Live Photos into GIFs - and here’s how

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Google has released yet another iOS app.The unique thing about this app is that it can convert Live Photos into shareable GIFs and movie montages. The app is called Motion Stills, and it essentially gives iPhone owners new ways to play with and share Live... >>

This is what the oldest stars in our Milky Way galaxy sound like

This is what the oldest stars in our Milky Way galaxy sound like

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Contrary to popular belief, space is noisy. It's a cacophony of stellar music.Astrophysicists from the University of Birmingham have not only captured sounds of some of the oldest stars in the Milky Way galaxy but have also published their research in... >>

Mattel celebrates Star Trek's 50th anniversary with amazing Barbie set

Mattel celebrates Star Trek's 50th anniversary with amazing Barbie set

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Mattel has just given youngster Trekkies a major treat: Star Trek Barbies.Anyone who is a fan of the CBS-owned sci-fi franchise will know that 2016 is the 50th anniversary of the original Star Trek series. To celebrate that anniversary, CBS Consumer Products... >>

Android phone owners can record 360-degree VR video with NeoEye

Android phone owners can record 360-degree VR video with NeoEye

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Wandering around the show floor at Computex last week, we came across this dinky little 360-degree 3D camera for Android devices.Called the NeoEye, it attaches to your Android phone and enables you to record VR footage on the go.The company behind it,... >>

How to get free data, texts, and calls

How to get free data, texts, and calls

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Mobile plans aren't exactly cheap.  However, mobile carrier FreedomPop, which launched in the UK last year after first debuting in the US, is offering customers voice calls, texts, and mobile data at no cost.  More specifically, you can get 200 minutes,... >>

Twitter tips and tricks

Twitter tips and tricks

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Twitter isn't exactly the most user-friendly social network to use.People who aren't familiar with the symbols # and @ or even terminology like retweet and DM probably see Twitter as some sort of alien spawn they'll never understand. But it doesn't have... >>

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

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

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Technology has really changed the way we interact with the world. It can even change our perceptions of things in it.That's extremely true when it comes to Adobe's Photoshop software, which has become the buzzword for digital image manipulation. You can't... >>

Tech then and now: Hilarious pictures of how gadgets have changed us for the worse

Tech then and now: Hilarious pictures of how gadgets have changed us for the worse

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The internet came along and changed our lives. Smartphones and super slim televisions are now standard the world over. But it wasn't always that way, oh no, it was better once.Better how? We hear you ask. In plenty of ways. We lived happy lives before... >>

Three to run network-level ad blocking trials in mid June

Three to run network-level ad blocking trials in mid June

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UPDATE: Three will run a 24-hour ad-blocking trial in mid-June to those customers who opt in to its invite.Three has announced that it plans to roll-out mobile ad-blocking on its network, following successful implementation in Three UK and Three Italy.... >>

LG 4K HDR choices for 2016: G6, E6, C6 and B6 TVs compared

LG 4K HDR choices for 2016: G6, E6, C6 and B6 TVs compared

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LG's message in its 2015 televisions was about curved OLED, later releasing flat models to accompany the curved versions. With 2016, the message is still very much about OLED, Ultra HD and HDR, but guess what? The lead model moves to flat instead.OLED... >>

Twitter will give you more characters if you add a media file

Twitter will give you more characters if you add a media file

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Twitter is making one of the biggest changes to tweet rules since the social network first launched. You will soon be able to tweet images, videos and like without them taking up part of the allowed 140 characters,That means tweets will be more expressive,... >>

Skylanders Battlecast: Hearthstone for half-pints

Skylanders Battlecast: Hearthstone for half-pints

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Skylanders Battlecast isn't the first app-specific outing for Activision's swathes of cartoon characters but it is one of the most intriguing.That's because as well as the free-to-play game that's available on app stores now, it combines with physical,... >>

Spotify's Family Plan is much cheaper now: Here's what you need to know

Spotify's Family Plan is much cheaper now: Here's what you need to know

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Spotify has upgraded its family plan pricing in order to match not only Apple Music but also Google Play Music.The music-streaming service now charges $14.99 a month for up to six Premium accounts per family. Apple Music's family plan similarly costs... >>

Robert Kirkman's Outcast streams live on Facebook tonight, the new Walking Dead

Robert Kirkman's Outcast streams live on Facebook tonight, the new Walking Dead

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After the huge success of The Walking Dead, another TV series based on a Robert Kirkman comic book, Outcast was commissioned - this time by Fox International.The 10-episode first season will start in the UK on Fox on 7 June but you can watch the pilot... >>

Google Play Awards 2016 winners: Best Android apps and games of the year

Google Play Awards 2016 winners: Best Android apps and games of the year

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During its Google I/O developers conference, the software giant hosted the inaugural Google Play Awards, a celebration of the most outstanding achievements in apps and games over the last year.The winners were selected by the Google Play team itself... >>

What are Android Instant Apps and why do they matter?

What are Android Instant Apps and why do they matter?

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Google announced Android Instant Apps during its Google I/O 2016 developer conference. They represent a big change in how apps are managed, as well as how many apps you might end up having on your phone in the future.Android Instant Apps will allow users... >>

Adobe Spark replaces Slate, Post and Voice, create beautiful web stories in moments

Adobe Spark replaces Slate, Post and Voice, create beautiful web stories in moments

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A little over a year ago Adobe launched Slate, its online service that made the creation of beautiful, content-rich web stories and pages as simple as making a photo album. It also had two additional apps, Voice and Post, to help create animated videos... >>

Vodafone customers can charge Google Play apps to their bills, with 90% off

Vodafone customers can charge Google Play apps to their bills, with 90% off

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Vodafone has made it more simple for its customers to purchase apps and content from Google Play, with its Charge to Bill service.Android device owners can pay for items on Google Play by charging them to their monthly bill. What's more, to celebrate... >>

Is your broadband fast enough for video streaming? Here's how to find out

Is your broadband fast enough for video streaming? Here's how to find out

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If you're always wondering how fast your broadband actually is but can't decifer the multiple results provided by Speedtest, Netflix has launched a simple solution: Fast.com.If you're not worried about ping or upload speeds, Netflix's dedicated webpage... >>

How to watch the UEFA Champions League final for free

How to watch the UEFA Champions League final for free

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It's coming to the end of the domestic football season and there's not many prizes left to dole out.Liverpool sadly lost against Sevilla in the final of the Europa League and Manchester United will be taking on Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final this... >>

Google Duo for iPhone and Android takes on Skype and FaceTime

Google Duo for iPhone and Android takes on Skype and FaceTime

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During its keynote at this year's Google I/O developers conference the company announced Duo, a simple video calling app for iOS and Android.It is designed to take on Apple's FaceTime and Microsoft's Skype by making the system as easy as possible.As well... >>

Google goes after WhatsApp with Allo, a super-smart chat app

Google goes after WhatsApp with Allo, a super-smart chat app

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Allo is a smart chat app that's designed to give you plenty of options when it comes to chatting to your friends. Google introduced the new app at Google I/O 2016. Rather than just giving you a straight down the line messaging app, Allo has been designed... >>

Google Assistant wants to be your conversational digital buddy, across all your Google devices

Google Assistant wants to be your conversational digital buddy, across all your Google devices

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Google has today announced Google Assistant, introduced by Google CEO Sundar Pichai during the opening keynote of Google I/O 2016.Using Google's smart searching and enhanced natural language technology, Google claims that Google Assistant is a conversational... >>

BBC Food website faces the chop, as BBC trims the fat

BBC Food website faces the chop, as BBC trims the fat

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Shock horror! The BBC is reporting that its BBC Food website could face the chop as part of the proposed £15m savings drive faced by the corporation. In recent days we've learnt that the BBC iPlayer loophole is due to be closed, that the licence fee... >>

WhatsApp for Android has started beta testing a new video-calling feature

WhatsApp for Android has started beta testing a new video-calling feature

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WhatsApp might update soon with a pretty cool feature: video calling.According to Fonearena, Facebook-owned WhatsApp is testing a video-calling feature. The latest Android beta of the popular messaging app apparently includes a new option to place a video... >>

What is Google Spaces and how does it work?

What is Google Spaces and how does it work?

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Ahead of Google I/O 2016, Google has launched a new product that's meant to help people in a group share things more easily.Called Spaces, the new product is launching as both a mobile app and desktop app for all Gmail accounts. The idea is that people... >>

YouTube for iOS finally supports Google Cardboard: Here's how it all works

YouTube for iOS finally supports Google Cardboard: Here's how it all works

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YouTube is fully embracing virtual reality, as of today.YouTube has long offered 360-degree videos so that you can pan around and watch and feel like you're in the middle of the action, though it's not the same as strapping on an immersive VR headset... >>

Best iOS keyboards: The top third-party ones to try, and how to set them up

Best iOS keyboards: The top third-party ones to try, and how to set them up

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When Apple introduced iOS 8 a couple years ago, it also introduced support for third-party keyboards, meaning you get to install and use whatever type of keyboard you prefer, including glide-typing keyboards and GIF-search keyboards and emoji-only keyboards.People... >>

Gboard: Here’s how to use Google’s new iPhone keyboard to search the web

Gboard: Here’s how to use Google’s new iPhone keyboard to search the web

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Have you ever been texting someone and had to exit your messaging app to conduct a web search in another app? Yeah. It's a common thing.Switching between apps can be tedious when you're trying to quickly find and relay information, such as looking up... >>

You can now check the traffic before you leave on TomTom MyDrive

You can now check the traffic before you leave on TomTom MyDrive

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The TomTom MyDrive application for iPhone and Android will now inform you if there is traffic congestion on your commute home or to the office, before you've set off.MyDrive Traffic Checker is a new feature that has been added to the app for free. MyDrive... >>

Barclays goes it alone for Android contactless payment, not Android Pay

Barclays goes it alone for Android contactless payment, not Android Pay

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Ahead of a UK launch for Android Pay, Barclays has decided to go it alone by offering Android phone owning customers the chance to make contactless payments through its own app.Coming in June, Barclays Contactless Mobile works on Android devices with... >>

Instagram doesn’t look the same anymore - see the new design now

Instagram doesn’t look the same anymore - see the new design now

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Out with the old and in with the new.Instagram and its sibling apps have received new app icons. The photo-sharing app's brown, dated square now appears flat and colourful. And Hyperlapse, Boomberang, and Layout have been given similar-looking icons... >>

WhatsApp tips and tricks: Amazing features you never knew about

WhatsApp tips and tricks: Amazing features you never knew about

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There's always a bit of a learning curve when it comes to mastering new apps and WhatsApp is no different. It's wickedly popular (it recently hit a billion users) and extremely easy to get started using right away, but the messenger does have a few quirks... >>

WhatsApp desktop app: What is it, how does it work and how do you use it?

WhatsApp desktop app: What is it, how does it work and how do you use it?

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Instant messaging service WhatsApp has announced a desktop app, offering yet another way to make it as easy as possible to keep up to date with all your WhatsApp messages throughout the day.The desktop app works in exactly the same way as WhatsApp web,... >>

Apple might be working on official HomeKit app for setting up accessories

Apple might be working on official HomeKit app for setting up accessories

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It would be really cool if Apple launched a HomeKit app alongside iOS 10, and it looks like that might happen.HomeKit is Apple’s framework for home automation. It was first announced at WWDC 2014. Manufacturers can implement HomeKit into their smart... >>

Now you can Periscope directly from your drone in the sky

Now you can Periscope directly from your drone in the sky

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Periscope, the live video streaming service, has announced a number of updates including a cool drone partnership with DJI. Now you'll be able to broadcast live from your drone as it flies.Periscope says that users will not only be able to transmit live... >>

Apple Music student plan brings 50 per cent membership discount to US, UK

Apple Music student plan brings 50 per cent membership discount to US, UK

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Apple is slashing Apple Music membership costs - for students, anyway.Soon, when subscribing to the company's music-streaming service, you will have a student plan option to choose from that adds a 50 per cent discount. You can only choose the new plan... >>

69 well-timed and accidental phone pictures that will make you look twice

69 well-timed and accidental phone pictures that will make you look twice

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Ever since the first camera was added to a phone, we've become obsessed with taking pictures of just about everything that moves and a lot of things that don't.From selfies to waving a smartphone around at a gig or sporting event, we just can't get enough... >>

Free Windows 10 downloads finishing soon: How to get it before you pay

Free Windows 10 downloads finishing soon: How to get it before you pay

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All good things must come to an end. Microsoft launched Windows 10 last summer, and when it did, the company made Windows users an offer they couldn't refuse: reserve a free copy of the software for your PC, and upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1... >>

Netflix now lets you cap streams in tiers, save data but keep quality

Netflix now lets you cap streams in tiers, save data but keep quality

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Netflix has introduced a new feature to its mobile app that will allow greater control of data usage when streaming over networks.The new Netflix tool will allow you to decide how much data is used up per hour of streaming. While the app did previously... >>

Siri creators have come up with Viv, an AI that could kill the keyboard at last

Siri creators have come up with Viv, an AI that could kill the keyboard at last

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Viv is what Siri should have been. It comes from the Siri creators and is a super smart AI that could not only kill the keyboard but can change human-machine interactions forever.Viv is designed to finally let people ask for what they want and have it... >>

What’s new in Hungry Shark World? 6 new features revealed

What’s new in Hungry Shark World? 6 new features revealed

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If you're an avid Hungry Shark Evolution player then Hungry Shark World will more than likely already have hooked your interest.If you've caught a glimpse of the game it might look fundamentally similar to its predecessor. So what's new? We run-down some... >>

Apple Music might receive a major update with all-new look next month

Apple Music might receive a major update with all-new look next month

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Apple is about to overhaul Apple Music.According to Bloomberg News, Apple wants to make its music-streaming service more "intuitive to use," so it is planning to better seamlessly integrate streaming and download options as well as expand the Beats 1... >>

Now TV Kids Pass coming to give children their shows in the one place

Now TV Kids Pass coming to give children their shows in the one place

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Now TV will soon add an all-new subscription offering and it's just for children.From 21 June, you will be able to pay £2.99 a month for a Now TV Kids Pass. It will give access to six live TV channels and all the box sets and catch up content to view... >>

WhatsApp wants to take over your Windows 10 or OS X desktop

WhatsApp wants to take over your Windows 10 or OS X desktop

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WhatsApp is heavily rumoured to be developing a native application for Windows 10 and OS X.It is possible to connect to your WhatsApp profile and display messages through a browser, but that only works through your phone. WhatsApp Web simply syncs through... >>

36 Twitter accounts you just have to follow right now

36 Twitter accounts you just have to follow right now

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Twitter can be a powerful and wonderful tool. While not all of us might have jumped on board straight away, the first 140 characters were actually tweeted 10 years ago. Yes really, the social platform has been around for a whole decade now!It can educate... >>

Google is shutting down Picasa: What'll happen to your photos and videos?

Google is shutting down Picasa: What'll happen to your photos and videos?

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Google-owned Picasa will be no more after this spring.The photo service was acquired by Google around 12 years ago and has long included native apps for Windows and Mac OS X as well as an integrated web app. However, Picasa and its companion Picasa Web... >>

33 incredible photographers to follow on Instagram right now

33 incredible photographers to follow on Instagram right now

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Instagram is more than just a place for Kim K selfies and food porn.It's also a place where talented photographers from all over the world share their creativity. Instagram actually doubles as their portfolio, a showcase of professional-quality photos... >>

49 people to follow on Periscope for their awesome broadcasts

49 people to follow on Periscope for their awesome broadcasts

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Pericope is one of the latest "must-have" app.It's a live-streaming app that allows you to broadcast whatever you're seeing and hearing to whoever happens to follow you. It's like Snapchat's Story feature, but it's in real-time. Twitter bought Periscope... >>