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Professor Layton gets Pokemon Go treatment, gotta solve 'em all

Professor Layton gets Pokemon Go treatment, gotta solve 'em all

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Another game that became a craze on Nintendo consoles is has been turned into a real world, AR and social treatment for smartphones - much like Pokemon Go.The Professor Layton series has been hugely successful on DS then 3DS, with numerous games featuring... >>

Pokemon Go summer update: Raid Battles, Gym changes and more special items to collect

Pokemon Go summer update: Raid Battles, Gym changes and more special items to collect

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Pokemon Go is about to undergo a huge update that will make the game a lot more dynamic around Gyms and battles, as well as introducing proper collaborative play.Gyms are going to be shaken to the ground and redesigned to really put the emphasis on collaborative... >>

Pokemon Go Gyms closing, but will return soon

Pokemon Go Gyms closing, but will return soon

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Niantic Labs, the company behind Pokemon Go, has confirmed that it will be temporarily closing gyms in the game from the 19 June. In a statement by the company, the developers of the smash hit AR game stated:"Gyms will temporarily close starting Monday,... >>

Temp-Mail.org temporary disposable email address lets you keep your email anonymous

Temp-Mail.org temporary disposable email address lets you keep your email anonymous

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We've all been there. Signed up for a Wi-Fi in a coffee shop, a shopping service, or something else, only to be then bombarded with dozens if not hundreds of emails from a range of different services that quickly fills your inbox with spam and junk.Temp-Mail... >>

Microsoft Office is now available in the Windows Store for the first time

Microsoft Office is now available in the Windows Store for the first time

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If you bought the new Surface Laptop, you can now grab Office 365 for free from Microsoft's Windows Store.When Microsoft unveiled the Surface Laptop recently, it glossed over a major announcement about Microsoft Office; You see, the Surface Laptop runs... >>

Forget Amazon Go cashier-less stores, Moby Mart is already here

Forget Amazon Go cashier-less stores, Moby Mart is already here

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Imagine an Amazon Go - but on wheels.Swedish startup Wheelys has come up with a cashier-less, driver-less store called Moby Mart. But unlike Amazon Go, which is stationary and based in Seattle, Moby Mart is now cruising down the streets of Shanghai.... >>

Apple 3D Touch tips and tricks: Get the most out of the your iPhone

Apple 3D Touch tips and tricks: Get the most out of the your iPhone

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Apple's pressure sensitive display technology, called 3D Touch adds a vast array of options to the iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus.Thanks to the technology, the displays on board the newer iPhones don't just recognise gestures like tap,... >>

Did Google hire Apple's chip designer to make chips for Pixel 2?

Did Google hire Apple's chip designer to make chips for Pixel 2?

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Future Pixel phones might feature custom, Google-designed chips.According to Variety, Google has hired Manu Gulati, an Apple micro-architect. He worked at Apple on chip development for about eight years, but his LinkedIn profile shows he just joined... >>

Instagram adds archiving: How to hide your old, heavily filtered photos

Instagram adds archiving: How to hide your old, heavily filtered photos

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Remember when you first started using Instagram?You probably loved to play around with several filters, maybe add a border, then sprinkle in a vignette effect, and top the whole thing off with a dozen hashtags before pushing out your photo for all to... >>

Google may only release two Pixel phones, one possibly made by LG

Google may only release two Pixel phones, one possibly made by LG

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Reports have recently surfaced to suggest that Google will in fact only release two Pixel devices later this year and not three, as was previously thought. The manufacturer of said two Pixel devices is also up for question, with LG now entering the picture.... >>

Amazon Alexa calling: How to block calls and messages to your Echo

Amazon Alexa calling: How to block calls and messages to your Echo

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Amazon has catered to the privacy-conscious by adding a new blocking feature to its Alexa calling service.Amazon Alexa calling, introduced by Amazon in May, was criticised by some for not giving users a way to block calls and messages. In other words,... >>

Snap Spectacles with augmented reality features could be in the works

Snap Spectacles with augmented reality features could be in the works

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Following the European release of the Snap Spectacles, Snap Inc. could be gearing up to release a second pair, but this time with augmented reality built-in. This according to sources familiar with the plans, speaking to TechCrunch. Snap Spectacles: What... >>

Apple Business Chat in iOS 11: What is it and how does it work?

Apple Business Chat in iOS 11: What is it and how does it work?

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Apple is adding a major new feature to its iMessage app in iOS 11.On Apple's Developer site, there is a new section outlining the feature, called Business Chat, even though Business Chat wasn't directly mentioned by Apple during its WWDC 2017 keynote... >>

Pokemon Go announces real-life worldwide events for anniversary

Pokemon Go announces real-life worldwide events for anniversary

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Pokemon Go is set to take over the world again.Last year, Pokemon Go exploded onto the scene and became a massive hit overnight. People in almost every country downloaded the app and took to the streets to catch 'em all. Now, one year later, in an effort... >>

Which is the best music streaming service in the UK? Apple Music vs Spotify and more

Which is the best music streaming service in the UK? Apple Music vs Spotify and more

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Music streaming is by the most popular way for us to consume music. Where once we had to import and rip CDs to our computers, or download songs (legally we hope), we now access to the world's music catalogue through our smartphones.There's fierce competition... >>

Monument Valley 2 review: Beautiful yes, but is it worth £5?
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Monument Valley 2 review: Beautiful yes, but is it worth £5?

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Monument Valley 2 was one of the few genuine surprise reveals during Apple's WWDC 17 keynote in San Jose. The HomePod Siri speaker, iOS 11, even the new iMacs had been rumoured in the preceding months. But, we'd not heard that Ustwo was ready to unleash... >>

Apple App Store completely redesigned with new daily recommendations

Apple App Store completely redesigned with new daily recommendations

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Apple has announced that it is redesigning the App Store as part of iOS 11, to be released later this year.It has a cleaner, simpler look on phone with separate Music app-style tabs separating content.There is an all-new Today tab, which shows new games... >>

iOS 11 has a raft of new features, Siri gets new voice and more

iOS 11 has a raft of new features, Siri gets new voice and more

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Apple has announced the new version of iOS, expected for release in September.iOS 11 comes with a raft of new features, which were unveiled during the company's WWDC 17 keynote in San Jose.iMessages are now stored as part of iCloud, so they sync across... >>

Preview Glastonbury acts and never lose your tent at the festival with EE's app

Preview Glastonbury acts and never lose your tent at the festival with EE's app

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EE has announced the new and improved version of its official Glastonbury app, in time for this year's festival, which takes place from 21 - 25 June. The biggest change over the 2016 app is Apple Music integration, which is built-in to let you listen... >>

Snap Spectacles tips and tricks: Get creative with your new Snapchat sunglasses

Snap Spectacles tips and tricks: Get creative with your new Snapchat sunglasses

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Snapchat's parent company Snap makes a pair of smart glasses you can use to capture snaps.These glasses, called Snap Spectacles, come with two mini cameras situated on the side of each eyepiece. They can record small bursts of video, from 10 to 30 seconds,... >>

Snap Spectacles: What are they, how do they work and where can you buy them?

Snap Spectacles: What are they, how do they work and where can you buy them?

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For those who don't already know, Snapchat's parent company Snap sells its own Google Glass-style pair of sunglasses. They're a bit more basic than Google's defunct headset or other augmented-reality devices, but they're certainly striking. The idea... >>

All-new Skype: What's changed and why is it better?

All-new Skype: What's changed and why is it better?

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Microsoft bought Skype nearly six years ago, and to be honest, it feels like the service hasn't changed much since.Sure, it's moved from a peer-to-peer service to the cloud, and it’s rolled out some design changes and features, such as free group video... >>

What is Pokemon Magikarp Jump and how do you play it?

What is Pokemon Magikarp Jump and how do you play it?

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There's a new Pokemon game out on Android and iOS, bringing another little fix of Pokemon fun for you. This one, as the name suggests, is all about magikarp.Considered to be the weakest and potentially least exciting Pokemon character of them all, the... >>

Android's co-founder might unveil his new Essential phone next week

Android's co-founder might unveil his new Essential phone next week

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Andy Rubin is getting ready to unveil a phone from his new company.Here's the situation: Rubin is a former Google executive who once oversaw the development of Android. He left Google in 2014. In January, he started a new company, called Essential, and... >>

Whiteboard is Microsoft's Windows 10 app for collaborative inking

Whiteboard is Microsoft's Windows 10 app for collaborative inking

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Microsoft has unveiled a new Windows 10 app called Whiteboard.It's a "collaborative inking" app meant for Microsoft's Surface devices. Microsoft demoed the app while on stage at its Surface event in Shanghai, China on 23 May. The company explained that... >>

Is Amazon's checkout-less grocery store coming to the UK soon?

Is Amazon's checkout-less grocery store coming to the UK soon?

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Remember Amazon Go? Well, Amazon might bring it to the UK.The online retailer could soon export its experimental checkout-less grocery store to the UK, if a recent trademark registration of "No Queue. No Checkout. (No, Seriously.)" is to be taken seriously.... >>

Google Assistant on iPhone: What can it do that Siri can't?

Google Assistant on iPhone: What can it do that Siri can't?

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Google Assistant has arrived on the iPhone.Sure, technically, the AI-powered assistant was already available in a limited fashion through the Google Allo messaging app, but now, thanks to a new standalone app available on Apple's App Store (US-only for... >>

SwiftKey for iOS adds 68 languages, gets design overhaul and new themes

SwiftKey for iOS adds 68 languages, gets design overhaul and new themes

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SwiftKey, the keyboard app that lets you trace your finger around the letters to type words, has updated its list of supported languages in the iOS version of the app. SwiftKey has added 68 new world languages, bringing the total supported number up... >>

Google I/O 2017: All the announcements that matter

Google I/O 2017: All the announcements that matter

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Google I/O 2017 is done and dusted.Google holds an annual developers conference in order to get its developer community up to speed with all the updates it plans to push out to its products. Doing so gives developers a chance to get all their apps, services,... >>

What is Android Go and why does it matter?

What is Android Go and why does it matter?

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Google's I/O developer conference kicked off on 17 May with the company announcing several new features and functions across its range of products from Android O to Google Home.Among the new announcements was Android Go, a new version of Android that... >>

How to get Android O on your phone right now

How to get Android O on your phone right now

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Having just shown it off again at I/O 2017, Google has a public beta of the next version update of Android O available for Pixel and Nexus devices.Google typically announces the Android preview during its Google I/O developer conference held annually... >>

Google Photos gets better at sharing, creates actual photo books

Google Photos gets better at sharing, creates actual photo books

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Google Photos is easily one of the best ways to store and organise your best camera shots in the cloud. It's free, smart, and completely cross-platform. Today, the company announced updates coming to the service, which take the cloud photo storage product... >>

Google Assistant might hit iPhone, Photos, and your kitchen this week

Google Assistant might hit iPhone, Photos, and your kitchen this week

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Google Assistant is coming to the iPhone, the Google Photos app, and GE home appliances like refrigerators, a new report has claimed. According to Bloomberg, Google will announce an expansion of its voice assistant during the Google I/O developers conference... >>

Instagram copied Snapchat again: Here's how those face filters work

Instagram copied Snapchat again: Here's how those face filters work

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Facebook-owned Instagram has no qualms about ripping off 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... >>

19 best movie and TV spaceships: The star craft that defined our childhood

19 best movie and TV spaceships: The star craft that defined our childhood

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Science fiction films and TV shows have graced us with some amazing spaceships over the last few decades, often becoming as iconic as the characters and stories themselves.Now with Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Alien: Covenant currently on the big screens,... >>

Pokemon Go rocks! You can nab more rock-type Pokemon for one week only

Pokemon Go rocks! You can nab more rock-type Pokemon for one week only

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Pokemon Go is holding a special event for the entirety of next week.To encourage you back out onto the streets, with Pokemon Go running on a smartphone, Niantic and the Pokemon Company are holding a special week of rock. From 18 May 2017 through to 25... >>

Samsung Pay now available in UK for Galaxy smartphone users

Samsung Pay now available in UK for Galaxy smartphone users

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Samsung Pay has been promised for the UK for over a year, since the launch of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge smartphones in fact. Now it's ready for public consumption and Samsung has launched it for Galaxy S8, S8+, S7, S7 edge, S6 and S6 edge phones. The... >>

The Legend of Zelda coming to iPhone and Android

The Legend of Zelda coming to iPhone and Android

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Nintendo is planning to release a Legend of Zelda game for iOS and Android and it is likely to be released in 2018.The Wall Street Journal reports the Japanese gaming giant will follow its next mobile release, based on Animal Crossing, with a Zelda... >>

Who will win Eurovision 2017? Spotify could know the answer and it's a surprise

Who will win Eurovision 2017? Spotify could know the answer and it's a surprise

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The final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 is being held in Kyiv, Ukraine tomorrow evening - from 8pm BST Saturday 13 May - and, after two thrilling semi-finals shown on the BBC and around Europe in the past week, we now know the 26 finalists who will... >>

Five reasons to download PlayMobo on Android

Five reasons to download PlayMobo on Android

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PlayMobo is one of your best ways to discover new games to play on Google Play. It allows you get recommendations on what to play next, earn daily points for playing games, and even gives you the chance to win numerous giveaways on a regular basis.Here... >>

Forget Bitmoji: Allo uses neural networks to personalise emoji

Forget Bitmoji: Allo uses neural networks to personalise emoji

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Google really wants people to use its Allo chat app.The company has just introduced a new feature that's super reminicscent of Bitmoji, the personalised emoji service that Snap bought and integrated into Snapchat. Google's feature is a little different,... >>

Microsoft Build 2017: All the announcements that matter

Microsoft Build 2017: All the announcements that matter

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The biggest tech companies hold annual developer conferences, and Microsoft's has just kicked off.Every year Microsoft spends a few days trying to bring developers and software engineers into its fold with a developer conference called Build. While at... >>

Microsoft Story Remix lets you edit movies on iOS, Android, or Windows

Microsoft Story Remix lets you edit movies on iOS, Android, or Windows

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Microsoft is at Build 2017 and has introduced something interesting to consumers: a new Windows 10 app.But it's not just any app. It's basically a successor to, or even a replacement for, Windows Movie Maker, an app that let regular people create videos... >>

OneDrive Files On-Demand will finally only download your files when you need them

OneDrive Files On-Demand will finally only download your files when you need them

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Microsoft is finally implementing a feature in OneDrive that could be forgiven for thinking existed already.OneDrive Files On-Demand will store all of your data in the cloud and only download it when you actually want to use relevant files.At present,... >>

How to view Snapchat snaps as many times as you want

How to view Snapchat snaps as many times as you want

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Snapchat just changed the way its biggest hook works.Previously, if you wanted to view a photo or video that someone sent you via Snapchat, you had up to 10 seconds to do so before the media (aka snap) disappeared. That time limit depended on the settings... >>

Apple confirms it will hold its WWDC 2017 opening keynote on 5 June

Apple confirms it will hold its WWDC 2017 opening keynote on 5 June

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Apple has officially invited the press to attend its opening keynote at the annual World Wide Developer Conference.The keynote will be held on 5 June at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. It is scheduled to start at 1 pm ET/10 am PT.... >>

Citymapper to trial its own smart bus transportation service in London

Citymapper to trial its own smart bus transportation service in London

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Citymapper, the popular route-planning app, now makes smart buses.In an attempt to improve mobility in cities, it's basically "reinventing the bus". The company's new buses are designed to collect route data, with the goal of helping improve public transportation... >>

This is what Google's new Fuchsia operating system looks like

This is what Google's new Fuchsia operating system looks like

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Google is developing an entirely new operating system, and we now know what the interface looks like thanks to fresh leaks.It was first revealed last year that Google has a new operating system in the works. It's called Fuchsia. And Fuchsia has already... >>

What are Spotify Codes and how to use them?

What are Spotify Codes and how to use them?

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Spotify has just introduced a new, innovative way to get users sharing music with friends and family. Called Spotify Codes, the new feature works by generating a unique code of a track, album or playlist you want to share. Someone else can then scan that... >>