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Uber Beacon makes it easier to identify your cab at night

Uber Beacon makes it easier to identify your cab at night

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Uber has been saviour to many on nights out. You've either missed your last train or fancy the comfort of your own cab. Simply open the app, request an Uber and you're away, what could be simpler? What is Uber and how does it work? Well sometimes it's... >>

Twitter launches live video: Here's how to broadcast from the app

Twitter launches live video: Here's how to broadcast from the app

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Twitter has updated in a major way: you can now broadcast live video from within the iOS and Android app.In an effort to go after Facebook Live Video and other streaming services that offer broadcasting functionality, which is when you can hit record... >>

Finally! Here's how to save Instagram posts to revisit later

Finally! Here's how to save Instagram posts to revisit later

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It's the little things in life that make you most happy, right?We don't know about you, but our camera rolls are filled with screenshots of other people's Instagram posts. When scrolling through Instagram, we always see a cute outfit-of-the-day image... >>

Pokemon Go: How to raise your XP level, power up and evolve your Pokemon

Pokemon Go: How to raise your XP level, power up and evolve your Pokemon

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There are lots of elements to Pokemon Go. There's finding and collecting all the Pokemon, there's battling in Gyms, there's hatching eggs and visiting PokeStops.Then there's the whole world of powering up your Pokemon and raising your Trainer's XP. These... >>

You can now use Photoshop with the MacBook Pro Touch Bar

You can now use Photoshop with the MacBook Pro Touch Bar

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Starting today, you can change your brush size in Adobe Photoshop with a swipe of your finger - as long as you own Apple's latest MacBook Pro.When Apple demoed its MacBook Pro on stage in October, it really emphasised how the new Touch Bar works with... >>

Snapchat Groups: Here's how to use the new group chat feature

Snapchat Groups: Here's how to use the new group chat feature

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Nine months after Snapchat overhauled its chat experience, it has launched a new chat feature: Groups.Groups is basically a way for you to chat in groups. Snapchat said it announced the feature just in time for the holidays because it's a "great time... >>

Pokemon Go: How to catch Santa Hat Pikachu for Christmas

Pokemon Go: How to catch Santa Hat Pikachu for Christmas

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Cancel all your Christmas orders: Niantic Labs is giving the best gift this Christmas with a special edition Santa Hat Pikachu.In case you missed the news, your favourite Pokemon character has had a makeover, now wearing a festive hat for a limited time.... >>

Android Auto app: Bringing connectivity to all cars

Android Auto app: Bringing connectivity to all cars

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Until recently, access to Android Auto was at the whim of car manufacturers or else involved switching out your head unit for a system that would support Google's in-car platform.When Google released the Android Auto app for all phones in all cars in... >>

How to use the Pokemon Go Nearby feature

How to use the Pokemon Go Nearby feature

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First leaked in August, the Nearby feature in Pokemon Go will change how you play the game, making your Pokemon time more effective. Rolling out initially in limited regions, the Nearby feature is now available in the UK, so it's much easier to find... >>

What is Apple single sign-on and how does it work?

What is Apple single sign-on and how does it work?

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Apple has finally launched its long-awaited "single sign-on" feature.But there are a few things you need to know about it before you can jump right in. For instance, it's only available in one country right now, and it only works with a handful of cable... >>

Super Mario Run cannot be played offline, the non-mobile mobile game

Super Mario Run cannot be played offline, the non-mobile mobile game

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Super Mario Run will be released on iOS Thursday 15 December and it has been generating a lot of interest. After all, it's Mario's first outing on a mobile phone or tablet.However, it might not be as mobile as you'd hoped.Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto... >>

Swift Playgrounds shows how anyone can learn to code

Swift Playgrounds shows how anyone can learn to code

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In June 2014 at its WWDC event keynote in San Francisco, Apple introduced a new coding language called Swift. The idea was to make coding easier, less frustrating and to offer you a real-time look at what your code actually meant. Swift Playgrounds, launched... >>

Netflix vs Amazon Prime Instant Video: Which streaming service is best for you?

Netflix vs Amazon Prime Instant Video: Which streaming service is best for you?

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The rise of streaming services has continued at a swift pace over the last year, with many platforms available offering multiple kinds of entertainment for all manner of different tastes.However, there are two that remain the most talked about: Netflix... >>

Pokemon Go review, or The Trials and Tribulations of a Pokemon Go addict
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Pokemon Go review, or The Trials and Tribulations of a Pokemon Go addict

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It's raining. The British summer has been everything we expect it to be, and at 4pm on a Wednesday afternoon, you're not supposed to be sitting in your car playing Pokemon Go.But addiction makes you do things you wouldn't normally do and things you certainly... >>

Microsoft Cortana finally comes to Android in the UK, iPhone within weeks

Microsoft Cortana finally comes to Android in the UK, iPhone within weeks

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Microsoft's virtual assistant Cortana is finally ready to make her bow in the UK.As well as a major update to the existing Android app in the US, Microsoft has made it available to UK Android device owners for the first time. It is available to download... >>

Here's how to create Hulu profiles, including ones for kids

Here's how to create Hulu profiles, including ones for kids

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Taking a page from Netflix's playbook, Hulu is finally letting its users create multiple profiles.Each Hulu account can maintain up to six individual profiles that will serve up tailored recommendations and remember viewing history. Every profile also... >>

Pokemon Go: Now you can get Starbucks and still catch 'em all

Pokemon Go: Now you can get Starbucks and still catch 'em all

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From now on, when you're on the way to work in the morning and make a Starbucks stop to get a cup of joe, make sure to have your phone in hand, because you may have the chance to catch eggs or even battle.Confused? Allow us to explain.Niantic labs, the... >>

ITV will soon ditch the ads on ITV Hub, as long as you pay £3.99 a month

ITV will soon ditch the ads on ITV Hub, as long as you pay £3.99 a month

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One of the biggest bugbears we have about the ITV Hub is the proliferation of adverts that play before each catch-up show. Yes, the channel needs to make money somehow and is a commercial enterprise, but there's so many of them you can be forgiven for... >>

PaRappa the Rapper coming to a smartphone near you, time to jump, kick...

PaRappa the Rapper coming to a smartphone near you, time to jump, kick...

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There's a lot of talk about Mario's mobile debut at the minute, with Super Mario Run to be released for iPhone and iPad on Thursday 15 December, but there's one games character coming to smartphone that has us even more excited.Not content with giving... >>

Microsoft sets a date for Build 2017 developer conference

Microsoft sets a date for Build 2017 developer conference

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Microsoft has announced when you can expect its next-annual Build.Build 2017 will take place in downtown Seattle, Washington. It's scheduled to start 10 May 2017 and will end 12 May 2017. In past years, Microsoft held Build in San Francisco, California.... >>

Apple says these were the best apps and games in 2016

Apple says these were the best apps and games in 2016

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It's that time of year again for the "best of" and "top ten" annual lists.Google just named the top-trending YouTube videos in 2016, and now Apple has announced its favourite apps, games, music, movies, and more. The company's top pick for apps is Prisma,... >>

BBC iPlayer gets Ultra HD, Planet Earth II trial in 4K HLG

BBC iPlayer gets Ultra HD, Planet Earth II trial in 4K HLG

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The BBC is streaming a clip in Ultra HD and HDR on BBC iPlayer, allowing you to watch a small section of Planet Earth II in the highest quality ever.The four-minute clip is a test. It'll only be available on a "small selection of the latest TVs", enabling the... >>

These were the top-trending YouTube videos in 2016

These were the top-trending YouTube videos in 2016

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Now that 2016 is coming to an end, Google has released its annual list of the top-trending YouTube videos for the year.Google defined "top-trending" based on stats like time spent watching, sharing, commenting, liking, and so on. Collectively, these 10... >>

Yippee! New Pokemon coming to Pokemon Go on 12 December

Yippee! New Pokemon coming to Pokemon Go on 12 December

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It's been confirmed: there are new Pokemon coming to Pokemon Go on 12 December.Announcing a new partnership with Sprint in the US, the official blog said that more details would be announced on 12 December through Pokemon Go's social channels:"We're... >>

Amazon Music Unlimited Family Plan now available in UK and US: Here's what you need to know

Amazon Music Unlimited Family Plan now available in UK and US: Here's what you need to know

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Amazon's new on-demand music streaming service is now available in the UK as well as the US, and it has also added a similar family payment option across both sides of the Atlantic.Amazon Music Unlimited, which is designed to take on Spotify and Apple... >>

Amazon hopes to open 2,000 Amazon Go stores and drive-thrus

Amazon hopes to open 2,000 Amazon Go stores and drive-thrus

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Amazon has big plans for Amazon Go.Amazon unveiled its cashier-less grocery store in Seattle on Monday, without any word as to whether it planned to open more locations. However, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Amazon hopes to one... >>

Here's how to turn off Instagram comments on posts

Here's how to turn off Instagram comments on posts

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A few months after giving everyone the ability to moderate their comments, Instagram has announced it'll let users completely turn off comments.The Facebook-owned app is trying to cut down on abuse and trolling. It wants to make Instagram “a safe place... >>

You now have another way to watch 4K content: Google Play

You now have another way to watch 4K content: Google Play

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One week after Hulu joined the ranks of Amazon and Netflix by streaming content in Ultra HD, Google Play has begun making the same move.Google first made movies available on Android devices in the US five years ago, and at the time, you could only rent... >>

Netflix finally adds video previews to help you decide what to watch

Netflix finally adds video previews to help you decide what to watch

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We've all been there: it's 8 pm on a Monday night, and you're scrolling through Netflix looking for something to watch, only you can't decide.But have you ever looked at the art displayed for shows and movies and wondered why Netflix couldn't just give... >>

How to control Sonos through Spotify

How to control Sonos through Spotify

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Sonos has released the over-the-air software update that allows users to play music directly from the Spotify app, rather than just through the Sonos app.Until now, Sonos users were required to sign into their Spotify Premium account via the Sonos app... >>

36 geeky wrapping papers to use on Christmas gifts this year

36 geeky wrapping papers to use on Christmas gifts this year

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Part of the joy behind the gift-giving experience is finding an awesome present that's tailored to one person. But did you realise wrapping paper can further bring that present to a whole new (and geekier) level?Surprising a person with a Christmas gift... >>

iMyfone Umate Pro: The secure way to erase phone data and free up space

iMyfone Umate Pro: The secure way to erase phone data and free up space

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When it's time to move onto a new phone and sell your old one, you need to securely erase it.If you don't do that, your privacy is at risk of being invaded, as your emails, photos, and personal data can be retrieved by anyone with malicious intent. To... >>

Hulu now offers 4K, starting with original shows and 20 Bond films

Hulu now offers 4K, starting with original shows and 20 Bond films

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Hulu has begun offering 4K streams for Xbox One S and PlayStation Pro owners.The US-based streaming services has announced that starting 2 December anyone with the latest generation, 4K-capable Xbox and PS systems can stream a selection of shows and movies... >>

This new White House app lets you see 1600 Pennsylvania Ave in AR

This new White House app lets you see 1600 Pennsylvania Ave in AR

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Sick of Pokemon Go and looking for a new augmented reality experience to try?Well, if you have a dollar bill, you can give the White House's new 1600 app a go. Following the success of Niantic Labs' smash hit this past summer, the White House has released... >>

91 Locker: Is this the ultimate wallpaper picker?

91 Locker: Is this the ultimate wallpaper picker?

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If you're looking for a new lock screen wallpaper to try on your Android phone, consider using 91 Locker.It's an app. The purpose of this app is to serve up all sorts of lock wallpapers, as well as templates, news, and tools, so you can customise your... >>

Apple iCloud Calendar spam: What's going on and is there a fix?

Apple iCloud Calendar spam: What's going on and is there a fix?

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Spam is not unique to email. You can get spammy iCloud Calendar invites, too.Lately, there has been a massive spike in spam iCloud Calendar invites, according to several reports as well as users on Twitter. It's reached the point to where Apple has announced... >>

Android Auto now supports 'OK Google' hands-free commands

Android Auto now supports 'OK Google' hands-free commands

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Android Auto now lets you go completely hands-free, thanks to "OK Google".Recently, Google launched Android Auto for your phone - so all you need to enjoy the infotainment experience is the latest version of the app and a phone or tablet mount. With... >>

91 Launcher Pro: A new way to spice up your Android phone interface

91 Launcher Pro: A new way to spice up your Android phone interface

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Tired of the old, default launcher or phone interface? Consider using the 91 Launcher Pro app.91 Launcher Pro gives you access to wallpapers, themes, 3D Touch-like enhancements, a comprehensive weather widget, and several other features, including a power-saving... >>

Dr News: The one news app to replace them all?

Dr News: The one news app to replace them all?

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Want an app that delivers the latest news, but in a way that you can customise?Look no further than Dr News. After you download and open Dr News, you will be asked to select your edition (US/India/Globe). You will then be able to select categories that... >>

Facebook Messenger lets you play instant games like Pac-Man: Here's how to find and play them

Facebook Messenger lets you play instant games like Pac-Man: Here's how to find and play them

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To keep you on Facebook longer or at least using its chat app, Facebook has launched an Instant Games feature for Messenger.The feature lets you instantly play titles within the chat app itself, and like FarmVille and other Facebook games of the past,... >>

What is Dish Sling TV and does it really offer ESPN, DVR, and more?

What is Dish Sling TV and does it really offer ESPN, DVR, and more?

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One of the most buzz-worthy things unveiled last year wasn't a virtual-reality headset or an expensive television or even wearable gadget that could read every function in your body. It was an over-the-top television service from Dish, called Sling TV.It's... >>

Does Instagram notify screenshots?

Does Instagram notify screenshots?

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Instagram has taken another page from Snapchat's playbook and now people are asking the question "Does Instagram notify people when you take screenshots?"When you receive a snap (photo or video message) or watch someone's story (a 24-hour reel of broadcasted... >>

Best TVs 2016: The best televisions available to buy today

Best TVs 2016: The best televisions available to buy today

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Looking for a new TV but don't know what to buy? Then you've come to the right place. 2016 saw the rise of 4K Ultra HD TVs and even introduced a new TV technology, HDR, or High Dynamic Range. Big screen events such as the 2016 Rio Olympics may have been... >>

Get a free 4K TV with Sky Q Black Friday deal, plus many other Sky and Now TV deals

Get a free 4K TV with Sky Q Black Friday deal, plus many other Sky and Now TV deals

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Sky is going crazy with its Black Friday deals, there are huge discounts across many of its services and hardware, plus free TVs or games consoles when signing up to monthly packages.Its Black Friday bundle deals even include an amazing freebie when signing... >>

How to catch Ditto in Pokemon Go

How to catch Ditto in Pokemon Go

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A number of changes have been pushed out to Pokemon Go in recent months following the explosion in popularity the game enjoyed in mid-2016.In addition to switching on the nearby feature in some regions, one of the unexpected changes was the inclusion... >>

Microsoft's classic Solitaire Windows game now out for Android and iOS

Microsoft's classic Solitaire Windows game now out for Android and iOS

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Microsoft has taken a classic Windows game and made it available for Android and iPhone users.The new app, called Microsoft Solitaire Collection, includes five different Solitaire game modes: Klondike, Spider, FreeCell, Pyramid, and Tripeaks. It also... >>

Netflix 4K now available in Windows 10 but you probably can't get it

Netflix 4K now available in Windows 10 but you probably can't get it

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Windows 10 users can now view Netflix shows and films in 4K Ultra HD, hurrah! But you need a PC running a chipset not widely available yet, boo!It has been announced that it is now possible to view Netflix in 4K through Microsoft Edge on a Windows 10... >>

Instagram begins rolling out Live video

Instagram begins rolling out Live video

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After Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom confirmed earlier this month that the photo sharing service will introduce a live video, today the feature has begun to roll out. Many expected it would launch soon, after the feature leaked in Russia, where a user... >>

Android Wear watches 'confirmed' to get tap-to-pay feature

Android Wear watches 'confirmed' to get tap-to-pay feature

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Google could soon make Android Wear watches a more viable smartwatch option as it looks to introduce tap-to-pay. The feature would let Android Wear smartwatches with an NFC chip to touch on various terminals, such as contactless terminals and Oyster terminals... >>

Google Play Newsstand is the latest Google app to get a makeover

Google Play Newsstand is the latest Google app to get a makeover

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Following the update to its Play Music app, Google has kept the paint brushes out and given the Play Newsstand app a makeover too. The Newsstand app is designed to combine free and paid for editorial content from newspapers and magazines, and is now better... >>