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How to make animated GIFs directly from your smartphone

How to make animated GIFs directly from your smartphone

By 7 July 2014

Do you want a better way to convey your emotions online but can't formulate the perfect response? Simply make and send an animated GIF instead. It's not at all difficult: all you need is a camera-equipped smartphone and an app. GIFs are everywhere. On... >>

Uber ruled legal in the UK by TfL

Uber ruled legal in the UK by TfL

By 4 July 2014

After uproar in the UK over taxi app service Uber, Transport for London has ruled that it is not breaking any laws. There has been growing upset over recent months about apps like Uber not being held to the same standards as London's traditional Hackney... >>

Oculus Rift: The best experiences and games available right now

Oculus Rift: The best experiences and games available right now

By 4 July 2014

Virtual reality has been making a bit of a comeback recently, but not just for gaming. Oculus Rift - the much-discussed super sensitive goggles that put you into a 3D environment - has the potential to let you wander about without actually navigating... >>

ViewRanger is one of first apps to highlight that there’s a point to Android Wear after all

ViewRanger is one of first apps to highlight that there’s a point to Android Wear after all

By 4 July 2014

Developers are beginning to announce useful and handy apps for wearables now that Android Wear watches are starting to hit the market, and the ViewRanger mapping and navigation app stands out from most of them. Google's new section on the Google Play... >>

Android Wear app explained: Here's how to get started with your watch and find the first apps

Android Wear app explained: Here's how to get started with your watch and find the first apps

By 3 July 2014

Google has finally made it easy for people to find, download, use apps for its new Android Wear operating system. The company has simultaneously updated all Android devices to Google Play Services 5.0 and launched an Apps for Android Wear section on the... >>

Facebook Messenger now lets you chat with friends on the iPad

Facebook Messenger now lets you chat with friends on the iPad

By 3 July 2014

Facebook has optimised its Messenger app to suit your iPad. The social network issued a much-requested update to the Messenger for iPhone app today, implementing an iPad interface to the popular app. The upgraded Messenger app looks exactly as it did... >>

Microsoft Office for Android tablets is coming this year, sign up for early access now

Microsoft Office for Android tablets is coming this year, sign up for early access now

By 2 July 2014

Microsoft is working on a version of Office for Android that is specifically designed for tablets. The company's productivity suite has been available for Android smartphones as a free download since last year, but Android tablet users have been forced... >>

Fancy a sure fire tip on the World Cup winner? Consult Cortana

Fancy a sure fire tip on the World Cup winner? Consult Cortana

By 2 July 2014

Cortana, Microsoft's Siri-like personal assistant for Windows Phone 8.1, has so far been 100 per cent accurate when predicting World Cup results. The company started to consult her at the beginning of the last 16 knockout round and she has correctly identified... >>

Google buys Songza music curation service for $39 million, iOS app included

Google buys Songza music curation service for $39 million, iOS app included

By 2 July 2014

Google has acquired Songza for a reported $39 million. The music curation service offers ad-supported playlists of tunes chosen around topical themes and while Google does not plan to change it in the immediate future, it is thought that Google Play Music... >>

Just how popular was that Vine? Check the loop count

Just how popular was that Vine? Check the loop count

By 1 July 2014

We all know when Vines become popular and instantly surface to the front, but knowing just how many times people viewed those six-second videos has never been clear. We simply had to trust they were indeed the most watched Vines in that moment. Well a... >>