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Microsoft Windows 10 for phone: This is what Project Spartan browser, Cortana and more can do

Microsoft Windows 10 for phone: This is what Project Spartan browser, Cortana and more can do

By 2 March 2015

Microsoft has demonstrated a few of its phone features that will come with Windows 10 when it launches later this year. 2015. Using a Lumia 930, Microsoft showed off a very early version of the Windows 10 OS during its Mobile World Congress press conference... >>

Samsung debuts Samsung Pay: What is it and how does it work?

Samsung debuts Samsung Pay: What is it and how does it work?

By 1 March 2015

Samsung is finally taking on mobile payments, so you won't ever need to use Apple Pay - or at least that's what the company is hoping. Samsung has unveiled Samsung Pay, a new feature and platform that will allow you to pay for goods and services simply... >>

6 ways the BBC could fund itself if the licence fee is ditched as rumoured

6 ways the BBC could fund itself if the licence fee is ditched as rumoured

By 26 February 2015

Talk of the BBC ditching the licence fee that keeps it funded isn't new. But now that the UK's Culture, Media and Sport Committee has weighed in saying it doesn't see "a long-term future" for the licence fee, the end may be nigh. Currently UK residents... >>

Apple Maps adds animated landmarks, Big Ben tells the time and London Eye rotates

Apple Maps adds animated landmarks, Big Ben tells the time and London Eye rotates

By 26 February 2015

Apple has added interactive, animated objects to its 3D maps in Apple Maps. Big Ben (the clock on Elizabeth Tower at the Houses of Parliament) now shows the time on all four clock faces in real time. In addition, the London Eye attraction now rotates... >>

Spotify apps are dead, but more live on integrated into the new desktop

Spotify apps are dead, but more live on integrated into the new desktop

By 26 February 2015

Spotify has announced new app integration in its desktop platform that signifies the end of third-party apps on Spotify once and for all. Spotify announced back in March 2014 that it would no longer be updating its apps. Most have still been accessible... >>

Google Play Music: Now store 50,000 songs in the cloud to stream anywhere, free

Google Play Music: Now store 50,000 songs in the cloud to stream anywhere, free

By 26 February 2015

Google Play Music has extended its cloud storage offerings from 20,000 songs to a whopping 50,000 tracks. For those that want to keep their owned music files but also like to stream, rather than carry the files on their device, Google Play Music is ideal.... >>

Android Pay could kill off the real-world wallet, at last

Android Pay could kill off the real-world wallet, at last

By 26 February 2015

Google is expected to launch a new payment method called Android Pay at the Google I/O conference in May. According to the source of Ars Technica, Android Pay will compliment Google Wallet rather than replace the digital payment system. The exciting part... >>

iA Writer text editor finally launches for Android, and it didn't pain the developer too much

iA Writer text editor finally launches for Android, and it didn't pain the developer too much

By 25 February 2015

Popular - and very minimal - text-editing app iA Writer is now available for Android devices. iA Writer has been available to iOS and OS X users since 2010 and hasn't come to any other platform until now. The Android version, which is optimised for both... >>

Only two Samsung apps will come pre-installed on Samsung Galaxy S6

Only two Samsung apps will come pre-installed on Samsung Galaxy S6

By 25 February 2015

Samsung's next flagship devices are going to unveil with a lot less bloatware than previous handsets. In fact, they'll only ship with two Samsung apps and a handful of other apps. You've probably heard about Samsung's dwindling smartphone market share... >>

Pay people via Twitter, now an incoming thing in the UK thanks to Pingit and Barclays

Pay people via Twitter, now an incoming thing in the UK thanks to Pingit and Barclays

By 25 February 2015

Paying with cash is so last millennium, digital dealing is the future. The latest way to pay, from 10 March, will be via Twitter thanks to Pingit and Barclays. Barclays claims to be the first UK bank to offer payments via Twitter. It will do this using... >>