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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... >>

Yahoo confirms state-sponsored hack stole 500 million users' data: Were you affected?

Yahoo confirms state-sponsored hack stole 500 million users' data: Were you affected?

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Yahoo has announced that it was the victim of a "state-sponsored" hack.The hack, which actually occurred two years ago and is thought to be the largest internet theft on record, has resulted in the personal data and account data of at least half a billion... >>

Here's how to save drafts of photos on Instagram

Here's how to save drafts of photos on Instagram

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One of the most annoying things about Instagram is the inability to save edits.Instagram isn't perfect, but the Facebook-owned app has been constantly updating as of late in an attempt to be better, with most recent example being it now supports drafts.... >>

Grammar Snob for iMessage will turn you into a super annoying person

Grammar Snob for iMessage will turn you into a super annoying person

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We can't stop playing with the new iMessage app.When Apple rolled out iOS 10 to the public earlier this week, it also unleashed a new iMessage app with its own mini app store. Pocket-lint has already detailed how the updated messaging app works, as well... >>

How to add Mario stickers to your photos in iOS 10 Messages

How to add Mario stickers to your photos in iOS 10 Messages

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Apple's latest software build iOS 10 comes with plenty of great new features, one of which can be found within the overhaul of the Messages app.Messages has been totally revamped bringing a whole host of fun additions, but there is one in particular that's... >>

You can't search ‘butt’ in iMessage now because it shows MLP porn

You can't search ‘butt’ in iMessage now because it shows MLP porn

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Porn and My Little Pony should never go together. Like, ever.When Apple released iOS 10 to the public this week, it introduced a new iMessage app with the built-in ability to search GIFs. There were many third-party keyboards available previously that... >>

iMessage apps: Which should you download first and how to install them?

iMessage apps: Which should you download first and how to install them?

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Apple made a number of changes in iOS 10, with one of the main overhauls appearing in its Messages app.The app now offers multiple methods of inputting iMessages from handwritten notes to the Apple Watch's Digital Touch feature. Users are also able to... >>

iOS 10 Messages explained: What's new and how to use it

iOS 10 Messages explained: What's new and how to use it

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As part of its major iOS 10 update, Apple launched a brand new Messages app. While previous years have seen the app slowly evolving to be more capable, this year’s revolution brings with it a huge change in focus. Instead of an ageing - but necessary... >>

PlayFusion Lightseekers for iOS and Android: Toys to life is not dead, it's only just beginning

PlayFusion Lightseekers for iOS and Android: Toys to life is not dead, it's only just beginning

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With Disney's withdrawal from the toys-to-life game genre questions were asked on whether the bubble had burst for videogames that interact with physical toys. However, not only are Lego Dimensions and Skylanders still going strong, with both having significant... >>

Twitter flies on to Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Xbox One

Twitter flies on to Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Xbox One

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You’ll now be able to get your Twitter fix on more devices thanks to apps that rolling out from today for Apple TV (4th generation), Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick and the Xbox One.The apps will give you the full Twitter experience, including live... >>

Pokemon Go buddy: How to use the new buddy system

Pokemon Go buddy: How to use the new buddy system

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Pokemon Go publisher Niantic Labs has always promised that there would be updates to Pokemon Go to add new features as the game moves forward. Although many will have seen the peak in Pokemon Go gameplay, the most recent update to the app on Android... >>

Did iOS 10 brick your iPhone? Here's a quick fix

Did iOS 10 brick your iPhone? Here's a quick fix

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If you haven't heard, Apple has released iOS 10, and the update bricked some users' iPhones and iPads.Apple has already fixed the problem, however. It told media outlets that a brief issue with the software update process affected a small number of users... >>

Apple rolls out iOS 10, WatchOS 3, tvOS 10, and more to the public: Here's how to download them all

Apple rolls out iOS 10, WatchOS 3, tvOS 10, and more to the public: Here's how to download them all

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It's Apple Software Day!Okay, that's not an actual day, but it might as well be, as the Cupertino, CA-based company has begun rolling out a tonne of significant software updates, as well as some other interesting bits, for its hardware devices out in... >>

Apple iOS 10 review: Bringing more complexity and features to your iPhone and iPad
5.0 stars

Apple iOS 10 review: Bringing more complexity and features to your iPhone and iPad

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The latest iPhone operating system update, Apple's iOS 10, is almost here. And it's full of promise that will change the way you use your iPhone or iPad.We've been living with iOS 10 on both iPhone and iPad during the public beta phase and, briefly, on... >>

Google Cardboard Camera app: What you need to know about VR photos

Google Cardboard Camera app: What you need to know about VR photos

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Google has been busy beefing up the Cardboard platform as of late, with the most recent addition being the launch of a dedicated camera app that lets you take immersive panoramic photos with sound.Last year, Google partnered with Disney on a StarWars-themed... >>

Google Cardboard Camera app for iOS lets you take VR pics with sound

Google Cardboard Camera app for iOS lets you take VR pics with sound

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Google has been going after virtual reality, with the latest example being that Cardboard Camera is now available for iOS.Google's new camera app, originally launched for Android last December, works specifically with Google Cardboard-certified viewers.... >>

Instagram now lets anyone moderate comments: Here's how it works

Instagram now lets anyone moderate comments: Here's how it works

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Instagram lets celebrities moderate their comments on photos and videos, and now it's giving everyone else the same filtering tool.The Facebook-owned photo-sharing app initially released the ability to hide offensive and inappropriate comments to high-volume... >>

Move over Apple Watch, Pokemon Go also coming to Android Wear

Move over Apple Watch, Pokemon Go also coming to Android Wear

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Hot on the heels of Apple’s announcement that Pokemon Go will be available as an app for the Apple Watch, it’s been confirmed that Android Wear smartwatches will soon have the same support.Pokemon Go Hub has delved into the code of the latest Pokemon... >>

CBeebies Playtime Island now available for free for iOS, Android and Amazon Fire tablets

CBeebies Playtime Island now available for free for iOS, Android and Amazon Fire tablets

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After huge success with its last collection of games for pre-schoolers, the BBC has launched a second CBeebies Playtime app for iOS, Android and Amazon Fire tablets with all-new games and experiences to keep young kids amused.Like the original, CBeebies... >>

Apple iOS 10 update now available… for beta users

Apple iOS 10 update now available… for beta users

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You can now play with the final version of iOS 10, if you're a public beta tester.Apple has released the golden master build (GM) of iOS 10. A GM is typically the final build of a piece of software in the beta stages for developers. In terms of iOS,... >>

Gennady Golovkin VS Kell Brook: Watch boxing live

Gennady Golovkin VS Kell Brook: Watch boxing live

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There isn't a person who would not like a good action sequence. Movies are something else but what's your position on the real action? Real action as in, Mixed martial arts, Judo, Muay Thai, Kick Boxing, or Boxing? Where there is real fight, real blood,... >>

BBC iPlayer adds Live Restart to mobile and tablet apps, other huge changes coming soon

BBC iPlayer adds Live Restart to mobile and tablet apps, other huge changes coming soon

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The BBC will shortly roll out Live Restart to its BBC iPlayer mobile and tablet applications, bringing them in line with the TV and set-top-box versions.Live Restart was introduced as a connected TV feature in August last year. It allows you to start... >>

Apple will release iOS 10 update for iPhones and iPads on 13 September

Apple will release iOS 10 update for iPhones and iPads on 13 September

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Apple has announced when you can officially download iOS 10.The Cupertino, CA-based company is live at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, where it is showing off the latest iPhone models and other things it has been working on this past... >>