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Apple is making FaceTime and iMessage more secure with two-step verification

Apple is making FaceTime and iMessage more secure with two-step verification

By 12 February 2015

Two-step verification is available for iMessage and FaceTime, after coming to iCloud last year. FaceTime is Apple's video call feature available on iOS devices and Macs, where as iMessage is the company's messaging service also available across its devices... >>

Facebook offers digital immortality, your profile can now live on after you die

Facebook offers digital immortality, your profile can now live on after you die

By 12 February 2015

If worrying about what you Facebook account will do after you die is high on your priority list, fret not. The mighty social network has now added a "legacy contact" feature to allow your account to be accessed after you're gone. Facebook has been subjected... >>

Buying chocolate? Show your tech credentials with The Cocoa Runners Pocket-lint Collection

Buying chocolate? Show your tech credentials with The Cocoa Runners Pocket-lint Collection

By 12 February 2015

Pocket-lint has teamed up with artisan chocolate website Cocoarunners.com to bring Pocket-lint readers a specially curated box by our founder Stuart Miles. Stuart set up Pocket-lint with an initial investment of £15, the same amount as his first investment... >>

Twitter buys Niche: Has it officially become a social media talent agency?

Twitter buys Niche: Has it officially become a social media talent agency?

By 12 February 2015

Twitter now has the means to turn Vine creators into bonafide stars...of ads. It just acquired Niche, a company that does a bunch of things, including connect social media stars to advertisers. Twitter didn't disclose financial terms of the deal, but... >>

Apple just killed one of its most popular apps, and here's why

Apple just killed one of its most popular apps, and here's why

By 11 February 2015

Farewell, Aperture. Apple has updated its official Aperture page to warn consumers that the popular app won't be available in the Mac App Store after the new Photos app for OS X launches in the spring. The same notice is also present in the app's description.... >>

It's official: Microsoft has acquired popular calendar app Sunrise

It's official: Microsoft has acquired popular calendar app Sunrise

By 11 February 2015

Microsoft just bought Sunrise, a cross-platform calendar app. Both companies reportedly announced the news through YouTube, but that video is no longer live. Rumours have been circulating for more than a week about the potential acquisition, with TechCrunch... >>

Tell a housemate to clean up with Ikea's new Emoticons keyboard app

Tell a housemate to clean up with Ikea's new Emoticons keyboard app

By 11 February 2015

Ikea has just launched a new product, but it's not a dresser or home entertainment center. It's an app. A keyboard app for emoticons. The whole idea, according to Ikea, is that men and women have difficulty communicating with each other, especially when... >>

Screenpop is a new Android app that sends photo messages to your lock screen

Screenpop is a new Android app that sends photo messages to your lock screen

By 10 February 2015

We're not sure if this new photo-sharing app is a good idea, but it's certainly unique. There's a new Android app available from the team behind Locket. It's called Screenpop, and like Locket, it's all about your lock screen. The idea is that your friends... >>

Netflix for books becomes Netflix for comics too

Netflix for books becomes Netflix for comics too

By 10 February 2015

Scribd, the eBook subscription service that gives access to over a million books and audiobooks, has added comic books to its content. Subscribers can now also read over 10,000 comic books from publishers including Marvel, IDW, Top Cow and Top Shelf as... >>

Five parental control apps for Android devices

Five parental control apps for Android devices

By 10 February 2015

The internet is a fantastic source of information. Whether you use it for social media, researching or cheating on the pub quiz, you can discover nearly anything you need to know these days. But while you might be happy to have unlimited access to all... >>