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Twitter takes on WhatsApp: New group messaging and video features explained

Twitter takes on WhatsApp: New group messaging and video features explained

By 27 January 2015

Twitter has updated its mobile apps and website, adding two anticipated and very useful features: group messages and 30-second videos. Twitter revealed a few months ago that it was planning to add video-sharing options as well as a new way for you to... >>

Facebook Lite is Facebook's new slimmed-down app for emerging markets

Facebook Lite is Facebook's new slimmed-down app for emerging markets

By 27 January 2015

Facebook has launched another app. Shocking, we know. But this new app isn't a standalone app for a buried Facebook feature. It's a new Facebook app, designed specifically for emerging markets. Called Facebook Lite, it takes up just 252KB of space on... >>

Tesco sells Blinkbox Music to Australian music service Guvera

Tesco sells Blinkbox Music to Australian music service Guvera

By 26 January 2015

Blinkbox Music has been sold to Australian music service Guvera, as Tesco continues to offload its digital properties. Following the sale of Blinkbox Movies to TalkTalk, the music arm has now moved to the lesser-known Guvera. It's likely that Guvera is... >>

7 Snapchat tips and tricks you probably had no clue about

7 Snapchat tips and tricks you probably had no clue about

By 23 January 2015

Snapchat is easy to learn and use, as long as you have someone around to show you the ropes. You can take a photo or a video, then add a caption or a doodle, and send it to a friend or add it to your story to share with select friends. Your friends will... >>

Vessel premium video service is now live, giving YouTube some competition

Vessel premium video service is now live, giving YouTube some competition

By 23 January 2015

Hulu's former CEO has launched a direct competitor to YouTube, called Vessel, following an open call last month for creators to join. Jason Kilar dreamed up Vessel because he wanted to overhaul the online video business. He, along with former execs from... >>

Bupa to challenge Apple Health for your wellbeing stats

Bupa to challenge Apple Health for your wellbeing stats

By 22 January 2015

There is a new app launching in the UK that's all about health and wellbeing in the workplace. It's called Bupa Boost. According to the team behind Bupa Boost, 85 per cent of UK workers wish their employer looked after their health and wellbeing. Many... >>

Google brings Android tablets with custom Google Play for Education to the UK

Google brings Android tablets with custom Google Play for Education to the UK

By 22 January 2015

Google unveiled its Google Play for Education program in 2013 at Google I/O, followed by an autumn launch at various K-12 schools in the US. The company has now expanded that very same program to schools in the UK. Schools that purchase Android tablets... >>

BlackBerry demands new law to force Apple and Netflix to develop BlackBerry apps

BlackBerry demands new law to force Apple and Netflix to develop BlackBerry apps

By 22 January 2015

BlackBerry boss John Chen has posted a remarkable open letter to US president Barack Obama and the US Senate, demanding that it considers making companies like Apple and Netflix make their apps available on BlackBerry phones. As the issue of net neutrality... >>

What is Spotify Touch Preview and will it work on my iPhone or Android phone?

What is Spotify Touch Preview and will it work on my iPhone or Android phone?

By 22 January 2015

Spotify has introduced a new feature that should make using its smartphone and tablet applications easier and certainly speed up your music choice process. Spotify Touch Preview is an interesting addition that is easy to use and helps music selection... >>

WhatsApp Web brings messaging to your desktop: Here's everything you need to know

WhatsApp Web brings messaging to your desktop: Here's everything you need to know

By 21 January 2015

WhatsApp, one of the most popular mobile messaging apps, has just announced that it is also coming to your desktop, thanks to a Chrome web client. Rather than making a desktop app, WhatsApp Web is simply a web client, so everything is still managed by... >>