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Google Maps is a Ms. Pac-Man arcade game for April Fools’ Day

Google Maps is a Ms. Pac-Man arcade game for April Fools’ Day

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It's that goofy time of year again: April Fools' Day.That means tech companies are briefly turning their apps and services into something lighthearted for the silly holiday. And for the last few years, Google has transformed its Maps app and web service... >>

Facebook Personal Fundraisers: How do you start one, are there fees, and does it work like GoFundMe?

Facebook Personal Fundraisers: How do you start one, are there fees, and does it work like GoFundMe?

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Facebook isn't done copying competing, popular services, apparently.Mere days after it completed its assault on Snapchat by launching Facebook Stories, the social network has launched another new feature that aims to make GoFundMe and other charitable-giving... >>

Google Duo video call app: How does it work and does it offer voice calls?

Google Duo video call app: How does it work and does it offer voice calls?

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Google is going after FaceTime and WhatsApp and other video-calling apps with its own solution called Duo.Duo is free to use and enables 1-to-1 video and voice calls. It relies on your number, lets you reach people in your phone’s contacts list, offers... >>

Bixby, Samsung's smart AI, launches on the Galaxy S8 but only supports US English and Korean

Bixby, Samsung's smart AI, launches on the Galaxy S8 but only supports US English and Korean

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Samsung has announced the Galaxy S8 and S8+, which also debuts the new smart AI service known as Bixby.Bixby is Samsung's answer to Siri, Google Assistant and Alexa, looking to bridge devices and offer smart voice control for a wide range of functions,... >>

What is Facebook Stories and how does it work?

What is Facebook Stories and how does it work?

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It's official. Facebook just became Snapchat.You've all seen these types of headlines: Facebook adds Snapchat-like blah blah blah; Facebook continues assault on Snapchat; Facebook is turning into a Snapchat clone; and so on. Those stories aren't lying.... >>

Tinder launches web version so you can 'drag right' from a computer

Tinder launches web version so you can 'drag right' from a computer

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You can now swipe right - or, rather, "drag right" - on Tinder.The dating app has launched a web version of Tinder. Called Tinder Online, it's aimed at developing markets with limited access to 4G smartphones, as well as people who want to toggle between... >>

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... >>

How to find lost AirPods with Apple's new Find My AirPods feature

How to find lost AirPods with Apple's new Find My AirPods feature

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Apple has released the iOS 10.3 software update for iPhone and iPad, and it introduced a new feature called Find My AirPods.Find My AirPods makes it easier to keep track of the Apple AirPods wireless earphones. It works with AirPods that are connected... >>

Yaass! Facebook is finally testing GIFs in comments (but not for posts)

Yaass! Facebook is finally testing GIFs in comments (but not for posts)

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Facebook lets you send GIFs in Messenger, but there's no native way to use one in a comment on Facebook itself.But that might soon change. Facebook confirmed to TechCrunch it will soon begin testing a GIF button that lets users post GIFs in comments.... >>

Pokemon Go is giving players a chance to catch rare shiny Magikarp

Pokemon Go is giving players a chance to catch rare shiny Magikarp

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Pokemon Go fans have a new quest: Shiny Magikarp.The popular game has an event going on right now that honours water-type Pokemon, and as part of an effort to get people playing Pokemon Go, the app is offering up highly coveted shiny Pokemon. These have... >>

Google Photos tips and tricks: Store and edit your photos like a pro

Google Photos tips and tricks: Store and edit your photos like a pro

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Google Photos has been around for a couple years now and is a go-to service for many people looking to store their photos and videos.Google Photos not only lets you save personal media to a virtual locker but also makes that media available across all... >>

Super Mario Run review: Is Mario on your phone worth £10?
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Super Mario Run review: Is Mario on your phone worth £10?

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When Nintendo announced that it was to move into the smartphone app arena, Mario was the star we wanted to see the most. We didn't expect Super Mario Run specifically, but the Japanese gaming giant was always going to bring its biggest franchise to mobile... >>

Super Mario Run for Android finally available on Google Play Store

Super Mario Run for Android finally available on Google Play Store

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Having started its life as an iOS exclusive, Super Mario Run is now available for Android users.Nintendo tweeted last week the app would be available on 23 March, but it actually arrived a day early.Super Mario Run became big news last year when it... >>

Instagram is becoming an OpenTable for hair appointments and more

Instagram is becoming an OpenTable for hair appointments and more

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Instagram doesn't want to just be a photo-sharing app anymore.The Facebook-owned app told Bloomberg it will soon let people make appointments with businesses, just like you can with other appointment-booking services like OpenTable or Yelp. You will be... >>

What is Facebook Live, how does it work, and which devices support it?

What is Facebook Live, how does it work, and which devices support it?

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In an attempt to rival Twitter-owned Periscope, Facebook lets mobile users broadcast live videos. Now, more than a year after introducing Facebook Live, all users can now go live from a computer.With this functionality, Facebook is going after desktop-aimed... >>

27 best internet optical illusions, you won't believe your eyes

27 best internet optical illusions, you won't believe your eyes

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Every now and then an image appears online which has people heartily debating its authenticity, arguing about its colour or asking how it came about in the first place.There are also some amazing pictures that look like one thing but turn out to be something... >>

Instagram now lets you save live videos: Here's how to do it

Instagram now lets you save live videos: Here's how to do it

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Instagram began letting users stream live videos last year, but it didn't let them save broadcasts.But the app has now updated, finally allowing users to download broadcasts to their phones once they've concluded. Twitter's Periscope and even Facebook's... >>

Is Facebook going to show off new hardware products at F8 in April?

Is Facebook going to show off new hardware products at F8 in April?

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Facebook might debut new hardware as early as next month.Business Insider has reported that Building 8, a year-old unit at Facebook, is working on “at least four unannounced consumer hardware products”, and it suggested more details about these hardware... >>

Amazon's app will now tell Prime users if their outfit looks good

Amazon's app will now tell Prime users if their outfit looks good

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Remember the movie Clueless?One thing that always stuck out in that movie was Cher's automated closet and nearby computer that would show what each outfit looked like on her and allowed her to mix and match pieces. It'd be a dream come true for anybody... >>

Facebook videos now auto-play with sound on: Here's how to stop it

Facebook videos now auto-play with sound on: Here's how to stop it

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Facebook's auto-playing videos in the news feed are tolerable - even enjoyable - because they're muted by default.But that's about to change.Going forward, videos will now automatically play with the sound turned on. Facebook recently announced the change... >>

Amazon Alexa comes to iOS devices: How does it work and what can it do?

Amazon Alexa comes to iOS devices: How does it work and what can it do?

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If you own an iPhone, you now have access to Alexa voice commands.No, that doesn't mean you can replace Siri with Alexa. In order to access Amazon's voice assistant, you have to go inside the company's main shopping app. Here's everything you need to... >>

Netflix TV shows and movies may end up different on mobile to bigger screen versions

Netflix TV shows and movies may end up different on mobile to bigger screen versions

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Netflix is considering presenting different cuts of TV shows and movies for mobile users specifically. It has a growing audience of viewers on mobile and the cuts could make portable presentations more enjoyable.Speaking at a briefing in San Francisco,... >>

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... >>

Snapchat Widget: How to add Bitmoji chat shortcuts to your home screen

Snapchat Widget: How to add Bitmoji chat shortcuts to your home screen

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Snapchat has updated to allow users to create shortcuts of their best friends’ Bitmoji and add them to their home screen.These nifty shortcuts appear in a new Snapchat Widget that's rolling out. If you tap a shortcut, it will immediately open a text... >>

Uptime is a new YouTube party app from Google's Area 120 incubator

Uptime is a new YouTube party app from Google's Area 120 incubator

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Google has given us a way to have YouTube parties - from an app. Google's startup incubator, Area 120, allows employees to work on approved projects during their "20 per cent time". The latest project from that incubator is Uptime, a mobile app that... >>