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MTV looks to shake up music streaming services with 'play-as-you-go' MTV Trax app

MTV looks to shake up music streaming services with 'play-as-you-go' MTV Trax app

By 24 February 2015

MTV has announced a duo of apps that it hopes will change the nature of music streaming, both audibly and through video. MTV Trax is a "play-as-you-go' music service designed for those who don't wish to commit to a direct debit subscription with all-you-can-eat... >>

YouTube Kids hands-on: A parental-controlled app with friendly clips and no social stuff

YouTube Kids hands-on: A parental-controlled app with friendly clips and no social stuff

By 23 February 2015

It's finally here. After several months of rumours about Google planning to launch a dedicated version of its video site designed just for kids, the YouTube Kids app has just launched. There's just one problem: it's only available for Android and iOS... >>

Google breathes new life into Google Wallet with Softcard purchase and more

Google breathes new life into Google Wallet with Softcard purchase and more

By 23 February 2015

Google Wallet has been given a second chance at replacing your physical wallet. Apple has Apple Pay, while Samsung has LoopPay, but Google was ahead of them both with Google Wallet. In an attempt to revive its digital wallet, Google is rolling out a new... >>

Beware, some of the apps you buy from Windows Store could be pirate copies or worse

Beware, some of the apps you buy from Windows Store could be pirate copies or worse

By 23 February 2015

It has emerged that Microsoft's official Windows Store is selling apps that are either illegal pirate copies or even malicious spyware or viruses. One of these, Darkest Dungeon, is still available for £2.59 on the store even though original developer... >>

Dedicated YouTube Kids app is a goer, expect it to arrive for Android very soon

Dedicated YouTube Kids app is a goer, expect it to arrive for Android very soon

By 20 February 2015

Several months ago, rumours started to fly that YouTube was planning a dedicated version of its video site designed for kids. That has now been confirmed with YouTube Kids launching on Monday 23 February. The free app will be initially available for... >>

Digit is a new savings app that automatically sets your money aside for a rainy day

Digit is a new savings app that automatically sets your money aside for a rainy day

By 19 February 2015

Don't feel bad if you're completely incapable of setting aside money, because according to a tonne of recent studies, it's not common for people under the age of 35 to have any savings at all. But Digit hopes to change that. It's a new service that monitors... >>

Samsung isn't sweating Apple Pay because it bought LoopPay: Here's how it works

Samsung isn't sweating Apple Pay because it bought LoopPay: Here's how it works

By 18 February 2015

In an attempt to spearhead the mobile wallet space while simultaneously taking on Apple Pay, Samsung has announced that it is acquiring LoopPay. Although the financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, many other details were hinted, including Samsung's... >>

Uber partners with Breathometer's breathalyser app to put an end to drunk driving

Uber partners with Breathometer's breathalyser app to put an end to drunk driving

By 18 February 2015

Partnerships between companies aren't always the most interesting news, but when the partnership involves two companies that can help prevent instances of drunk driving, it's a different matter altogether. Ride-hailing mobile app Uber has become a feature... >>

Fingerprint secure banking is here: RBS and NatWest apps start using Apple Touch ID

Fingerprint secure banking is here: RBS and NatWest apps start using Apple Touch ID

By 18 February 2015

Apple Touch ID now lets people use their fingerprint to access UK-based banking apps for RBS and NatWest. The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, owner of RBS and NatWest, claims it is the first UK-based bank to offer fingerprint recognition technology via... >>

Get ready for a flood of Xbox One apps

Get ready for a flood of Xbox One apps

By 17 February 2015

In the current generation console war, Microsoft has always adopted a more generic entertainment machine approach for its Xbox One than Sony has with the PS4, which is evidenced by the greater number of apps available on the former device. And that is... >>