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FTC might block Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp from merging
FTC might block Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp from merging By Maggie Tillman

The US Federal Trade Commission might stop Facebook from integrating its Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp services.... Read more

Best Android apps 2019: The ultimate guide
Best Android apps 2019: The ultimate guide By Maggie Tillman

Updated We've put our expertise to the test and assembled this complete guide, to help you find the absolute best of what Play Store has to offer.... Read more

PDFelement 7 is the Adobe Acrobat alternative that's less than $69
PDFelement 7 is the Adobe Acrobat alternative that's less than $69 By Pocket-lint Promotion

Check out PDFelement 7, a powerful alternative for those looking for a complete PDF-editing solution Read more

Where has Find My Friends gone in iOS 13 and how do I track my friends?
Where has Find My Friends gone in iOS 13 and how do I track my friends? By Britta O'Boyle

Here's what's happened to the Find My Friends app and what you now have to do to track your friends in iOS 13.... Read more

Apple Card: How to finance an iPhone with interest-free monthly payments
Apple Card: How to finance an iPhone with interest-free monthly payments By Maggie Tillman

Apple has a new financing feature: Interest-free monthly payments for iPhone purchases made with an Apple Card. Apple shared a support page explaining its monthly installment plan, which we've distilled for you below.... Read more

How to turn on Incognito mode in Google Maps
How to turn on Incognito mode in Google Maps By Maggie Tillman

Google's Incognito mode for Google Maps is now rolling out. Here's how to turn it on on your device.... Read more

Best iPhone apps 2019: The ultimate guide
Best iPhone apps 2019: The ultimate guide By Maggie Tillman

Updated These are the absolute best iPhone apps available right now, from productivity apps to apps for traveling, reading, listening to music, and more.... Read more

What is Apple Screen Time and how does it work?
What is Apple Screen Time and how does it work? By Stuart Miles

Apple's Screen Time looks to address your digital health. Here's everything you need to know.... Read more

Snapchat's new Cameos feature will put your face in videos
Snapchat's new Cameos feature will put your face in videos By Max Freeman-Mills

Snapchat is getting a new feature, it has confirmed, after it started to roll out limited trials of the new mode - Cameos. The new camera mode lets you... Read more

Microsoft 'Life' bundle with Office, Teams, and password manager could arrive soon
Microsoft 'Life' bundle with Office, Teams, and password manager could arrive soon By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft is planning to launch a new, consumer version of its Microsoft 365 subscription, but it'll supposedly be called M365, according to ZDNet.... Read more

How to ask Google Assistant to help you make notes and find pics and podcasts
How to ask Google Assistant to help you make notes and find pics and podcasts By Maggie Tillman

Google is updating Google Assistant with some cool new features, including the ability to make notes and lists, search for specific photos by voice, find podcasts by topics, and remind your family members of a task. Here's what you need to know.... Read more

You can now use Memoji and Animoji in Apple's Clips app
You can now use Memoji and Animoji in Apple's Clips app By Cam Bunton

Apple has updated its Clips app with new Animoji and Memoji capabilities... Read more

37 of the most retweeted and funniest Tweets of all time
37 of the most retweeted and funniest Tweets of all time By Adrian Willings

Twitter is a great medium for sharing nuggets of knowledge, pictures of cats and sage life advice.Over the years it's also been a source of entertainment... Read more

Norad Tracks Santa vs Google Santa Tracker: Which tracks Father Christmas best?
Norad Tracks Santa vs Google Santa Tracker: Which tracks Father Christmas best? By Maggie Tillman

Christmas is almost here and the big man is out delivering presents. We show you how to keep track of him as he whizzes around the world.... Read more

How to use Google Photos to start a private conversation or group chat
How to use Google Photos to start a private conversation or group chat By Maggie Tillman

Google is revamping the way you can share photos through its Google Photos service. It's basically introducing a private messaging feature.... Read more

Google co-founders Page and Brin step down, Pichai to take over Alphabet
Google co-founders Page and Brin step down, Pichai to take over Alphabet By Maggie Tillman

Google's co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, are giving up control of Alphabet, Google's parent company.... Read more

What is Instagram and how does it work? Plus 29 top tips and tricks
What is Instagram and how does it work? Plus 29 top tips and tricks By Maggie Tillman

Updated Instagram has been around for years and it's hugely popular, but not everyone is completely familiar with the free photo app and how it can quickly transform your mediocre selfies into stunning glamour shots.... Read more

Get 4 months of Amazon Music Unlimited for $0.99 or 99p
Get 4 months of Amazon Music Unlimited for $0.99 or 99p By Dan Grabham

Amazon is offering a big discount on its Amazon Music Unlimited streaming service enabling you to get four months of music for $0.99 or 99p... Read more

Apple announces its best iOS apps and games of 2019
Apple announces its best iOS apps and games of 2019 By Rik Henderson

Apple has published its annual list of its favourite iOS apps and games.... Read more

Spotify brings its Sleep Timer tool to iOS users
Spotify brings its Sleep Timer tool to iOS users By Max Freeman-Mills

Spotify has brought its iOS app up to speed with Android versions after a few months in one key regard, by bringing its Sleep Timer tool to the table. The... Read more

Facebook's launching a tool to let you transfer pictures and videos to Google Photos
Facebook's launching a tool to let you transfer pictures and videos to Google Photos By Max Freeman-Mills

Facebook has launched a new service to let people more easily transfer their images and videos from the social network to other storage services. It's... Read more

Apple Express Mode speeds up Apple Pay on London Underground, buses, and trams
Apple Express Mode speeds up Apple Pay on London Underground, buses, and trams By Stuart Miles

Apple has streamlined using Apple Pay on the London Underground.... Read more

How to get rid of unwanted Christmas presents
How to get rid of unwanted Christmas presents By Max Langridge

Christmas Day has been and gone in the blink of an eye. You've unwrapped your presents, spent far too much time with the in-laws and (probably) drunk too... Read more

Advertisers using deep fake methods for greater personalisation
Advertisers using deep fake methods for greater personalisation By Stuart Miles

Advertisers are starting to realise that they can use "deep fake" technology to better serve diverse communities. But should they?... Read more

Signal update brings iPads into the fold
Signal update brings iPads into the fold By Max Freeman-Mills

Signal has put a new update live for the iOS version of its secure messaging service, bringing iPad users into the fold. There's now a dedicated version... Read more

Twitter will roll out conversation threading, switching up its social media network
Twitter will roll out conversation threading, switching up its social media network By Max Freeman-Mills

Earlier this year Twitter launched a new app, Twttr, intended as a place where it could test possible new features for the main app without exposing them... Read more

Twitter pauses its plans to deactivate accounts after outcry over loss of the deceased's accounts
Twitter pauses its plans to deactivate accounts after outcry over loss of the deceased's accounts By Max Freeman-Mills

Twitter first announced and then rapidly postponed a major clear-out of "inactive accounts" on its network this week, after users expressed serious concerns... Read more

What is Kodi and why should cord cutters try it?
What is Kodi and why should cord cutters try it? By Pocket-lint Promotion

If you've ditched traditional cable and are looking to set up your on home media center, look no further than Kodi.The service has been around since 2002,... Read more

Does Lyft operate in London? New Uber ban has passengers panicked
Does Lyft operate in London? New Uber ban has passengers panicked By Rik Henderson

With Transport for London's refusal to reissue a private hire licence for Uber in London, panicked customers are seeking alternatives already.... Read more

Uber banned in London again, refused operating licence by TfL for second time
Uber banned in London again, refused operating licence by TfL for second time By Rik Henderson

Having settled its differences in 2017, Uber has once again been refused a licence to operated in London.... Read more

Got a Bose or Alexa speaker? Now you can listen to Spotify Free
Got a Bose or Alexa speaker? Now you can listen to Spotify Free By Maggie Tillman

Spotify has long let Spotify Premium subscribers stream their tunes to Bose and Alexa-enabled speakers. But what about Spotify Free users?... Read more

Android for beginners: Tips and tricks for your new smartphone
Android for beginners: Tips and tricks for your new smartphone By Chris Hall

The best tips and tricks to get you started with your new Android phone... Read more

Apple will expand its "next generation" apps to Windows
Apple will expand its "next generation" apps to Windows By Maggie Tillman

Apple is planning to build new media apps for PC users, as evidenced by a recent job listing.... Read more

Hey Google, play the news: How Google Assistant's Your News Update feature works
Hey Google, play the news: How Google Assistant's Your News Update feature works By Maggie Tillman

Google has updated Google Assistant with a new feature, called Your News Update, which allows the AI to pull up a personalised playlist of audio news stories for you. Here's everything you need to know, including how it works.... Read more

Amazon Echo yellow flashing ring: How to turn it off and ensure Alexa doesn't spoil Christmas
Amazon Echo yellow flashing ring: How to turn it off and ensure Alexa doesn't spoil Christmas By Chris Hall

Amazon Echo users have been reporting strange activities on their Alexa devices, with a yellow flashing ring appearing. It's been an irritation for a lot... Read more

Apple announces special December event for its favourite apps and games
Apple announces special December event for its favourite apps and games By Maggie Tillman

Apple has invited the media to an event in New York City on 2 December to highlight its favourite apps and games of 2019. It’s unclear if Apple will announce anything other than recognise apps and games. The invitation also gives no indication if the event will be broadcast.... Read more

TikTok could be preparing to launch its own music streaming service
TikTok could be preparing to launch its own music streaming service By Chris Hall

TikTok's parent company ByteDance is reportedly in discussion with the big music labels, looking to secure licensing deals for its own music streaming... Read more

New Year Playlist: Tips for making the ultimate streaming playlist using Spotify, Apple Music, and more
New Year Playlist: Tips for making the ultimate streaming playlist using Spotify, Apple Music, and more By Maggie Tillman

It's that time of year when rocking around the Christmas tree at the Christmas party has ended and we prepare for another bash to bring in the New Year.... Read more

Apple might bundle TV+, Music, and News+ into one subscription in 2020
Apple might bundle TV+, Music, and News+ into one subscription in 2020 By Maggie Tillman

Long before Apple introduced Apple News+ and Apple TV+, there were rumours that the company might bundle its paid services together. Now, a new report from Bloomberg has suggested Apple is considering this move again, and that a bundle offering could be available by next year.... Read more

67 funny things to ask Siri for a good giggle
67 funny things to ask Siri for a good giggle By Britta O'Boyle

There are a few questions you can ask Apple's Siri that will trigger some hilarious responses. Here are some of the best.... Read more

Google Maps adds a translation feature to help you on your travels
Google Maps adds a translation feature to help you on your travels By Chris Hall

Google has always offered a range of translation options, but in the latest addition to Google Maps, it's going to make life in foreign lands easier... Read more

How to make agile app development more secure
How to make agile app development more secure By Pocket-lint Promotion

Agile development is an iterative approach in building software, wherein the output is completed incrementally instead of delivering the final product by the end of the project timeline.... Read more

Got a Sonos speaker? Now you can listen to Spotify Free
Got a Sonos speaker? Now you can listen to Spotify Free By Maggie Tillman

Spotify announced earlier this year that Premium subscribers could stream their tunes on Sonos speakers. But what about users of Spotify Free?... Read more

What is Facebook Pay, where is it available, and how does it work?
What is Facebook Pay, where is it available, and how does it work? By Maggie Tillman

Facebook has announced a new payments system, called Facebook Pay, which lets you send money to friends, shop for goods, and even donate.... Read more

Facebook is finally going to let you bin those repetitive Marketplace and group notifications
Facebook is finally going to let you bin those repetitive Marketplace and group notifications By Dan Grabham

Facebook is going to let you edit its in-app nav bar so you can stop being notified about groups and terrible Marketplace deals. Much as you might like... Read more

All-new Amazon grocery store might open in LA soon
All-new Amazon grocery store might open in LA soon By Maggie Tillman

Amazon plans to open a grocery store in Los Angeles - and it won't be a Whole Foods-branded store, according to a new report.... Read more

Project Nightingale: Why is Google secretly gathering personal health records?
Project Nightingale: Why is Google secretly gathering personal health records? By Maggie Tillman

You'd think big tech companies would learn by now that many consumers don't like their data being collected without their explicit consent. Or maybe they just don't care. One has to wonder that after reading The Wall Street Journal's report on Google's latest mass data-gathering project.... Read more

Roku added to Apple Watch, control your TV from your wrist
Roku added to Apple Watch, control your TV from your wrist By Rik Henderson

You can now control your Roku streaming device through your Watch, using simple touch controls or voice.... Read more

Twitter Topics: How to follow and unfollow topics on Twitter
Twitter Topics: How to follow and unfollow topics on Twitter By Maggie Tillman

However, Twitter has begun to roll out a new feature, called Topics, which aims to correct this issue. You will be able to follow more than 300 areas of interest - whether it is sports, entertainment, or gaming - similar to how you follow regular accounts.... Read more

Danny MacAskill: I'm no YouTuber
Danny MacAskill: I'm no YouTuber By Stuart Miles

Danny MacAskill doesn't see himself as a YouTuber in any way or form.... Read more

This audio tech gives podcasters or interviewers one-click removal of background noise
This audio tech gives podcasters or interviewers one-click removal of background noise By Dan Grabham

Adobe's Sneaks session shows off some cool tech - that sometimes doesn't work - that might appear in future versions of Adobe's software.... Read more

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