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Smartphones worldwide to be used as the biggest telescope ever created, you can take part

Smartphones worldwide to be used as the biggest telescope ever created, you can take part

By 14 October 2014

Scientists at the University of California Irvine are launching an app which will work on mobiles worldwide to generate the most powerful telescope in the world. The app, called Crayfis, stands for Cosmic Rays Found In Smartphones. It will use images... >>

Skype Qik to challenge WhatsApp with 42-second video messaging app

Skype Qik to challenge WhatsApp with 42-second video messaging app

By 14 October 2014

Skype has announced a new messaging app: Skype Qik. The move, clearly a response to the popularity of apps like Whatsapp and Snapchat, will be a standalone app that will allow users to send short video messages up to 42 seconds long to each other via... >>

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

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

By 13 October 2014

You have probably heard about Snapchat, the mobile app that allows users to send videos and pictures that self destruct after a few seconds. Snapchat is a fun messaging application for sharing moments. You can take a photo or a video, add a caption or... >>

The Snappening: Snapsaved admits servers were hacked, Snapchat photos stolen

The Snappening: Snapsaved admits servers were hacked, Snapchat photos stolen

By 13 October 2014

Last month it was leaked nude photos of celebrities, and this month it's leaked nude images of minors. Snapsaved.com has announced that its servers were hacked and that 500 megabytes of photographs were stolen. The website allows users to save sent images... >>

Goodbye waitlist: Mailbox for Mac beta opens up, now anyone can try the gorgeous email app

Goodbye waitlist: Mailbox for Mac beta opens up, now anyone can try the gorgeous email app

By 13 October 2014

Two months after launching a public beta for a select number of users, the Mailbox team is now allowing anyone to join. Mailbox, the maker of a popular email app that was acquired by Dropbox last year, demoed an early version of the same email client... >>

Christmas shopping: Apps to help you find the perfect gifts

Christmas shopping: Apps to help you find the perfect gifts

By 13 October 2014

Some enjoy the hustle and bustle of the high street as Christmas approaches, while the other 90 per cent of us will be turning to our mobile devices to help us find the perfect gift, according to new research. Mobile commerce firm Weve claimed 88 per... >>

Android Wear keyboard created by Microsoft lets you type on the wrist

Android Wear keyboard created by Microsoft lets you type on the wrist

By 13 October 2014

Until now interacting with Android Wear smartwatches has been done with voice commands. Seeing this isn't ideal in all situations Microsoft created a wearable keyboard for the wrist. Android Wear connects to Android smartphones and allows basic controls... >>

Sky invests in US TV streaming service Pluto.TV, is Sky Go soon to get a facelift?

Sky invests in US TV streaming service Pluto.TV, is Sky Go soon to get a facelift?

By 13 October 2014

Sky has announced a major investment in the US online video service Pluto.TV. It has paid the firm half-a-million dollars, partly to draw on its experience in streamed content and the new ways people are enjoying television across multiple platforms.... >>

Goji is an iOS 8 emoji keyboard with expert suggestions on where to go

Goji is an iOS 8 emoji keyboard with expert suggestions on where to go

By 10 October 2014

There's a new third-party iOS 8 keyboard available that combines emojis with Yelp-style recommendations. It's called Goji. When installed on your iPhone, Goji can help you find and share new things to do without having to open another app or even look... >>

ComiXchat is a messaging app that doubles as a comic strip generator

ComiXchat is a messaging app that doubles as a comic strip generator

By 9 October 2014

There's a new app available that literally makes your text conversations more animated. It's called ComiXchat. Described as a comics chat app, ComiXchat basically lets you text a friend or multiple friends in a group. But your messages appear alongside... >>