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Quick! Amazon Prime membership slashed to £59 as a limited offer

Quick! Amazon Prime membership slashed to £59 as a limited offer

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Amazon has already started slashing prices for Black Friday, but there's a great offer on Prime membership if you've not already signed up.Amazon has slashed the price to £59 for new Prime members, so if you've been wondering whether to sign up or not,... >>

Google PhotoScan: Here's how it turns print photos into digital photos

Google PhotoScan: Here's how it turns print photos into digital photos

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Google has launched a scanner app for turning your old prints into digital photos that can be saved to the cloud.The app, called PhotoScan, is now available. The idea is that you can ditch your traditional flatbed scanner, which takes like a year to scan... >>

Super Mario Run released for iPhone and iPad on 15 December, priced at £7.99

Super Mario Run released for iPhone and iPad on 15 December, priced at £7.99

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During the Apple iPhone 7 launch, Nintendo revealed that it will finally bring Mario to mobile this year. Now we know when: Thursday 15 December. Super Mario Run will be available for iOS devices, including iPhone and iPad, from that date.It was originally... >>

How does the Eve app compare to Apple Home app?

How does the Eve app compare to Apple Home app?

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Apple Home is the dedicated HomeKit app that comes with iOS 10 allowing you to monitor and control your HomeKit enabled devices from your iPhone, your iPad or your Apple Watch. Apple HomeKit tips and tricks without Apple TV A guide to Elgato Eve HomeKit... >>

Google Play Music gets smarter and much better looking

Google Play Music gets smarter and much better looking

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Google has begun rolling out an update for its Play Music music streaming service that introduces machine learning to deliver more accurate music recommendations. Which is the best music streaming service in the UK? Apple Music vs Spotify vs Tidal and... >>

WhatsApp gets video calling at last, move over FaceTime

WhatsApp gets video calling at last, move over FaceTime

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A feature that many have been requesting for years is soon to be added to WhatsApp: video calling.Engadget reports that the Facebook-owned company will be introducing full video calling to its iOS, Android and Windows apps in the "coming days".You can... >>

What is Amazon Music Unlimited and how does it work?

What is Amazon Music Unlimited and how does it work?

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After a successful launch in the US in October, Amazon has also launched its on-demand music streaming service in the UK.It's called Amazon Music Unlimited, and it takes on Spotify and Apple Music and other similar streaming services. Here's everything... >>

Are you colour blind? This Microsoft app will help you see colour

Are you colour blind? This Microsoft app will help you see colour

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Microsoft has launched an iOS app called Colour Binoculars.It was developed to help the colour blind see a broader spectrum of colours. It works for anyone with the three most common forms of colour blindness, and it comes from a pair of Microsoft software... >>

You can now ask Siri to send money using PayPal

You can now ask Siri to send money using PayPal

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PayPal has now integrated Siri into its app to make it easier to send money to friends and family when you owe them back. Instead of going into the app, typing in the amount and authorising it, you can now say "Hey Siri, send Mike £50 for the gig tickets... >>

YouTube VR app: How does it work and when can you try it?

YouTube VR app: How does it work and when can you try it?

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Google is ramping up its virtual reality efforts, with YouTube VR.The company, which owns YouTube, has been working with YouTube creators, recording artists, and partners to produce VR videos, all with the purpose of loading up the website with tonnes... >>

YouTube VR app for Daydream now available, makes viewing VR videos easier

YouTube VR app for Daydream now available, makes viewing VR videos easier

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YouTube has release a Daydream-only application for those with Google VR headsets to access virtual reality videos more simply.YouTube VR has been designed from the ground up and only works with the Daydream View headset and a compatible phone - so far,... >>

Snapchat World Lenses aren't for your face: Here's how they work

Snapchat World Lenses aren't for your face: Here's how they work

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Let's be real: Lenses are the best part of Snapchat.The popular mobile app enables you to capture photos and videos and overlay them with doodles, text, filters, and lenses. Lenses are animated overlays that augment your face. You can see yourself - in... >>

Android 7.1 Nougat review: Subtle but super-sweet OS update
5.0 stars

Android 7.1 Nougat review: Subtle but super-sweet OS update

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Android 7.1 Nougat is the latest version of Google's mobile operating system. It makes its debut on the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, the company’s first home-made phones, and will soon make its way to other devices.While the pre-Pixel version of Nougat... >>

YouTube HDR video: Everything you need to know about YouTube's latest feature

YouTube HDR video: Everything you need to know about YouTube's latest feature

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Google-owned YouTube now supports HDR (high dynamic range) content.With HDR-compatible televisions bursting onto the market, and several other media companies (such as Netflix and Amazon) offering HDR content, many consumers are likely wondering what's... >>

Facebook's WhatsApp is testing a Snapchat Stories-like feature

Facebook's WhatsApp is testing a Snapchat Stories-like feature

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Facebook is trying to go after Snapchat again.The company is developing an ephemeral photo feature for WhatsApp, the popular messaging app it acquired a couple years ago for more than $19 billion. Remember, Facebook once tried to buy Snapchat, but the... >>

Microsoft Teams is here: A Slack-like app that's part of Office 365

Microsoft Teams is here: A Slack-like app that's part of Office 365

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Microsoft is the latest company to go after Slack.A couple weeks after Facebook unveiled its Slack-like messenger service, called Workplace, which allows teams to easily communicate, video call, share files, and stay up to date in one place, Microsoft... >>

Bellabeat's new Shell app can capture the sound of your womb

Bellabeat's new Shell app can capture the sound of your womb

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Bellabeat, the company that makes health trackers designed to look like jewelry, has developed an app for expecting parents.The new app, called Shell, works with an add-on. Together, they can record and listen to fetal heartbeats - without any Doppler... >>

Best geek Halloween pumpkins from around the 'net

Best geek Halloween pumpkins from around the 'net

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Halloween is upon us and you can fully expect to see a host of ghoulies, ghosties and altogether spooky shenanigans going on throughout the day. But let us not forget that scariest of darkened room dwellers, the ghastly geek. They often emerge from their... >>

Apple's new TV app for Apple TV and iOS puts all your content in one place

Apple's new TV app for Apple TV and iOS puts all your content in one place

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Apple is holding its Hello Again hardware event in San Francisco, CA, where it has just unveiled a new Apple TV app.Called TV app, naturally, the app is basically a way for Apple TV to offer universal search. CEO Tim Cook, while on stage, said Apple wants... >>

Twitter just killed video sharing app, Vine

Twitter just killed video sharing app, Vine

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Twitter has just announced it is killing off Vine, the video creation and sharing app it owns. The announcement was made on Medium, another social blog website owned by Twitter. What is Vine? The Vine app will still remain for the next few months so you... >>

Londoners will soon benefit from Link's 1Gbps Wi-Fi booths

Londoners will soon benefit from Link's 1Gbps Wi-Fi booths

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BT is teaming up with LinkNYC, Intersection and Primesight, an outdoor advertising company to bring free Wi-Fi to the streets of London via Link booths. The booths will give out a Wi-Fi signal of up to 1Gbps that anyone in the vicinity of will be able... >>

Pokemon Go's Halloween treat will stuff you full of Candy

Pokemon Go's Halloween treat will stuff you full of Candy

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Pokemon Go is getting into the spirit of Halloween, with a special in-game event running from 26 October through to 1 November. Some of the treats that Pokemon Go has in store are a little disappointing: suggesting that there will be more Zubats around... >>

Here's why you can't access Netflix, Twitter, Spotify, or Reddit

Here's why you can't access Netflix, Twitter, Spotify, or Reddit

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Check your favourite sites right now, like Twitter, Spotify, Netflix, or Reddit.They're all down, right? That's because much of the internet is broken due to one massive cyber attack that is affecting systems run by Dyn, one of the largest providers... >>

What is Spotify and how does it work?

What is Spotify and how does it work?

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Spotify is a digital music streaming service that gives you access to millions of songs, podcasts and videos from artists all over the world.Spotify is immediately appealing because you can access content for free by simply signing up using an email address... >>

Microsoft will hold another event one week after its October event

Microsoft will hold another event one week after its October event

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This is interesting: Microsoft has scheduled two events one week apart.The company is holding an event in New York City on 26 October, when it's expected to unveil new hardware, including an all-in-one Surface PC. It might also announce some Xbox and... >>

Candy Crush is becoming a TV game show. Seriously

Candy Crush is becoming a TV game show. Seriously

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Candy Crush Saga - the addictive King title that quickly swept the world and turned our parents, siblings, and friends into mobile gaming fiends - is coming after your livingroom television next.Candy Crush Saga lets you match colourful candies in combinations... >>

Amazon Music Unlimited launches, prices start at $3.99 for Echo-only subscription

Amazon Music Unlimited launches, prices start at $3.99 for Echo-only subscription

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Amazon Music Unlimited, Amazon's first fully-fledged music streaming service, has launched in the US, with several different subscriptions available. Amazon will properly join the music streaming market with Music Unlimited Music Unlimited will be more... >>

Facebook Workplace: How does it work, what does it cost, and when can you use it?

Facebook Workplace: How does it work, what does it cost, and when can you use it?

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Facebook has officially launched its Slack competitor: Facebook Workplace.This offering is part social network, part messenger, and part productivity tool for teams. Your Workplace account is only visible to people in your team/company and is separate... >>

Facebook Events is an app now: Here's how it works

Facebook Events is an app now: Here's how it works

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More than 100 million people use Facebook's Events feature to share hundreds of millions of events.That's a lot of events - and so, naturally, Facebook thinks the feature deserves its own app. On 7 October, Facebook introduced a new app called Events... >>

Microsoft is holding a hardware-focused event on 26 October

Microsoft is holding a hardware-focused event on 26 October

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Microsoft has sent invites to the media for an autumn hardware event.The event is happening on 26 October at 10 am ET in New York City. Pocket-lint's press invite is stamped with an "Imagine what you'll do" tagline, as are other versions of the invite... >>

Amazon will properly join the music streaming market with Music Unlimited

Amazon will properly join the music streaming market with Music Unlimited

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We reported back in June that Amazon was potentially working on its own proper music streaming service, that would be separate to its current Prime Music service. Prime Music comes as part of Amazon's £79/year Prime subscription and gives subscribers... >>

What is Prisma and how does it turn your pics and vids into artwork?

What is Prisma and how does it turn your pics and vids into artwork?

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Forget about Instagram. A new app is all the rage right now, mostly because it's loaded with some amazing, artsy filters.These aren't regular, old filters. They won't add a nice glow to your skin in perfectly-setup selfies, nor will they make the backgrounds... >>

Pokemon Go update makes catching rare Pokemon easier

Pokemon Go update makes catching rare Pokemon easier

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There's an update coming to Pokemon Go that will take some of the frustration out of trying to catch rare Pokemon.Called the "capture bonus", the update (coming soon) will give you extra power to catch certain types of Pokemon, based on your achievements... >>

Samsung's getting its own Siri rival, a personal assistant called Viv

Samsung's getting its own Siri rival, a personal assistant called Viv

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Apple has Siri, Google has the new and improved Assistant, Microsoft has Cortana and Amazon has Alexa, personal AI assistants are all the rage at the moment. So much so, that now Samsung wants to join them and has just announced it's buying Viv, an AI... >>

Mastercard will now let you pay for things with your face

Mastercard will now let you pay for things with your face

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Mastercard has announced it's now rolling out a new technology called Identity Check Mobile which should make it quicker and easier to pay for things on your phone. The technology has already been trialled in the US, Canada and the Netherlands and must... >>

What is Facebook Marketplace and how can you use it to buy and sell?

What is Facebook Marketplace and how can you use it to buy and sell?

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Facebook is taking on Etsy and Ebay.The company has developed a new feature/tool/hub that you can use to buy and sell goods. Facebook basically noticed that more than 450 million people use Facebook Groups to buy, sell, trade, and barter. You could setup... >>

TalkTalk ditches line-rental, probably not cheaper, definitely less confusing

TalkTalk ditches line-rental, probably not cheaper, definitely less confusing

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TalkTalk is saying it's returning to its "challenger roots" with the introduction of a new broadband pricing structure. The company says it has become the first major internet provider to reward its existing customers, as well as new ones, so that anyone... >>

Facebook's Messenger Day feature is a Snapchat Stories copycat

Facebook's Messenger Day feature is a Snapchat Stories copycat

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It seems like everyone is trying to copy Snapchat these days.Shortly after Facebook-owned Instagram launched a Stories feature, which lets users broadcast a collection of photos and videos that disappear after 24 hours, Facebook has begun testing a similar... >>

A Game of Thrones gets digital book makeover

A Game of Thrones gets digital book makeover

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George RR Martin has announced his A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy novel series will be republished as digital editions, available exclusively through Apple’s iBooks platform. So far only the first novel, A Game of Thrones, has been given the digital... >>

Amazon Video review: Hitting the Prime time
4.5 stars

Amazon Video review: Hitting the Prime time

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With Amazon becoming the almost default choice for DVD and Blu-ray purchases, it was perhaps no surprise to see the company offering this content in a different format.With Lovefilm on the books providing the postal rental solution, the way that Amazon went... >>

Spotify could be looking to buy SoundCloud

Spotify could be looking to buy SoundCloud

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Swedish music streaming service giant Spotify is in “advanced talks” to take over SoundCloud according to the Financial Times, although neither company has commented on the rumours.While the price Spotify could pay for the service hasn’t been disclosed,... >>

Meerkat made a Houseparty app that lets you do group video chats

Meerkat made a Houseparty app that lets you do group video chats

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Meerkat is back, with a new app that already has a million users.Shortly before Periscope became known as one of the most popular live-streaming apps on the market, a similar app called Meerkat debuted at SXSW and basically became an overnight sensation,... >>

YouTube Go app is designed for users with data limits, hits India first

YouTube Go app is designed for users with data limits, hits India first

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YouTube has launched a version of its app designed specifically for users on slow data connections or with limiting data caps.YouTube Go has been developed initially for users in India but will then be rolled out wider after a testing period.It is designed... >>

Facebook might launch its Slack-like messenger for all in October

Facebook might launch its Slack-like messenger for all in October

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Facebook has been working on a product to compete with Slack for the past two years, and according to a new report, it might be ready for a commercial launch.Slack is a messenger platform popular among companies and teams, including Pocket-lint. We even... >>

Google ‘Pixel 3’ laptop running Andromeda OS planned for 2017

Google ‘Pixel 3’ laptop running Andromeda OS planned for 2017

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Google could launch its first ever laptop towards the end of 2017, at least that’s according to sources speaking to Android Police. The laptop will also be the first device to come running Google’s new Andromeda operating system.The project is known... >>

Plex Cloud now means you can watch your media without the need for an always-on PC or NAS drive

Plex Cloud now means you can watch your media without the need for an always-on PC or NAS drive

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We've been fans of Plex for years, the way it organises our media files, fetches metadata and basically sets up our home streaming network to be as comprehensive, yet graphically rich and simple to use as Netflix or Amazon Video.However, unless you have... >>

Sofas are now getting smart and can be controlled with ROM’s Aladin app

Sofas are now getting smart and can be controlled with ROM’s Aladin app

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Our homes are getting smarter and smarter by the day, we’ve seen smart plugs, smart coffee machines and smart thermostats. One area we thought perhaps couldn’t be made smart though is the sofa. British sofa company ROM has different ideas though and... >>

Netflix review: The leading light in home entertainment
5.0 stars

Netflix review: The leading light in home entertainment

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Netflix needs no introduction. The company quickly gained momentum in the US with its DVD rental service that evolved into video streaming on demand, before spreading its wings to the UK in 2012.So impressive has the rise of Netflix been, that it's become... >>

Google Allo: How to set up and use the latest smart messenger

Google Allo: How to set up and use the latest smart messenger

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Allo, Google’s latest smart messenger is officially rolling out on the Android Play Store and iOS App Store now in the UK . The launch comes just a couple of days after it first hit the US market. If you have an iPhone, simply search for "Google... >>

New version of Minecraft that’s just for learning will launch 1 November

New version of Minecraft that’s just for learning will launch 1 November

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Minecraft isn't just a block-based game. It's also a learning tool.Seriously. Educators have been using a version of Minecraft for the classroom, called MinecraftEdu, since 2011 in more than 40 countries to help teach all types of subjects, from math... >>