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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

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

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 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

Get a excellent 50% off four months of Audible audiobooks in the UK
Get a excellent 50% off four months of Audible audiobooks in the UK By Dan Grabham

We all know reading is important, but finding the time to curl up with a good book can be a challenge.... 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

Microsoft's Chromium Edge browser full release date revealed
Microsoft's Chromium Edge browser full release date revealed By Rik Henderson

Microsoft will release the full, consumer version of its Chromium-based Edge browser on 15 January 2020.... Read more

WhatsApp adds Netflix trailer viewing without leaving chat
WhatsApp adds Netflix trailer viewing without leaving chat By Rik Henderson

Users are reporting the discovery of a new, secret feature added to WhatsApp on iOS; the ability to watch Netflix movie and show trailers directly in chat.... Read more

This new image tracking tech hopes to combat deep fakes on Twitter
This new image tracking tech hopes to combat deep fakes on Twitter By Dan Grabham

A new picture and video tracking tech aims to combat the rise of deep fake material online. If the opt-in scheme takes off users will be able to see the... Read more

Microsoft now has a single app for Office on iOS and Android
Microsoft now has a single app for Office on iOS and Android By Dan Grabham

Microsoft is introducing a single Microsoft Office app for iOS and Android. The new app is simply called Office.... Read more

Adobe now enables you to auto-fill the rough edges of your panorama shots
Adobe now enables you to auto-fill the rough edges of your panorama shots By Dan Grabham

If you often take panoramas on your phone, you’ll know very well the jagged white edges around your imperfectly taken pics. But now Adobe has introduced... Read more

Adobe's new Photoshop Camera app applies pro photo edits to your social pics
Adobe's new Photoshop Camera app applies pro photo edits to your social pics By Dan Grabham

Adobe has announced numerous Creative Cloud updates at its annual Max conference.... Read more

Full Adobe Photoshop for iPad now available
Full Adobe Photoshop for iPad now available By Rik Henderson

The full iOS version of Adobe Photoshop has appeared for download early - you can snag it now, if you have a supported iPad.... Read more

Best TikTok tips and tricks: Your complete guide to Musical.ly's successor
Best TikTok tips and tricks: Your complete guide to Musical.ly's successor By Maggie Tillman

Consider this a master list of TikTok features, hidden tools, and general tips and tricks. We've been using the app for a while now and have dug around just about every nook and cranny of the thing.... Read more

Apple's TV app explained: How does it work and where is it available?
Apple's TV app explained: How does it work and where is it available? By Stuart Miles

Apple's TV app is its hub for movies and TV, including the new Apple TV+ service... Read more

How to turn on WhatsApp's Fingerprint Lock security feature on Android and iOS
How to turn on WhatsApp's Fingerprint Lock security feature on Android and iOS By Maggie Tillman

WhatsApp said its app can now be locked with biometric security: Your fingerprint. Here's what you need to know and how it works.... Read more

Twitter just banned all political ads
Twitter just banned all political ads By Maggie Tillman

Twitter just announced - via Twitter, of course - that it will no longer serve political advertisements.... Read more

Spotify Kids app rolling out free for Premium Family subscribers
Spotify Kids app rolling out free for Premium Family subscribers By Rik Henderson

Spotify Kids has been released in beta form in Ireland already and will roll out to all countries that offer Premium Family plans in the coming weeks.... Read more

Elon Musk donates $1 million to #TeamTrees, the viral tree-planting mission started by MrBeast
Elon Musk donates $1 million to #TeamTrees, the viral tree-planting mission started by MrBeast By Adrian Willings

Elon Musk has pledged to donate $1 million towards the viral tree-planting mission started by MrBeast that's aiming to plant 20 million trees.... Read more

New Deezer app created just for Sony 360 Reality Audio music
New Deezer app created just for Sony 360 Reality Audio music By Rik Henderson

Deezer has introduced a dedicated app for surround sound music encoded in Sony's new 360 Reality Audio music format.... Read more

Google Chrome tips and tricks: Master your desktop browser
Google Chrome tips and tricks: Master your desktop browser By Maggie Tillman

Google Chrome is one of the most popular browsers in the world, and yet, because we use it so often, we often forget what it can do.... Read more

It looks like Windows 10 X will appear on all kinds of devices
It looks like Windows 10 X will appear on all kinds of devices By Dan Grabham

Windows 10 X won't just appear on foldables. That's according to a leaked webpage that marks the new operating system out as a Chrome OS competitor that... Read more

What is Facebook News, which publishers are included, and how does it work?
What is Facebook News, which publishers are included, and how does it work? By Maggie Tillman

Facebook has launched a new feature inside its main mobile app. Called Face News, it's described as a "dedicated place for news on Facebook", and it's intended to provide Facebook users with more control over the news stories they see on the platform.... Read more

Do we really need HD music services? Up-and-coming band Bamily says "no"
Do we really need HD music services? Up-and-coming band Bamily says "no" By Stuart Miles

HD music's superior sound quality isn't really that important.... Read more

How to force Google Chrome to show any website in dark mode
How to force Google Chrome to show any website in dark mode By Maggie Tillman

Google has updated its Chrome browser to version 78, and it brings new features like a Forced Dark Mode that literally forces a dark theme upon any and every website, even if the website doesn't natively have its own dark mode. Here's how to enable the feature.... Read more

Apple iMessage tips and tricks: Master iMessage on iPhone, iPad, Mac and iPod
Apple iMessage tips and tricks: Master iMessage on iPhone, iPad, Mac and iPod By Britta O'Boyle

Here are our best iMessage tips and tricks to help you get the most out of Apple's Messages app.... Read more

How to get a free Google Home Mini with your Spotify Premium subscription
How to get a free Google Home Mini with your Spotify Premium subscription By Maggie Tillman

Spotify is offering its paid subscribers a free Google Home Mini. But the offer is only available for a limited time.... Read more

How to turn on Gmail's new dark mode
How to turn on Gmail's new dark mode By Maggie Tillman

Dark modes have become very popular in recent years, thanks to their ability to blacken interfaces, thereby reducing the strain on your eyes and simultaneously saving your device's battery life. As a result, companies like Google and Apple have begun to release system-wide dark modes across their operating systems, and even app developers are updating their apps with their own dark mode takes.... Read more

Apple Photos tips and tricks: Storing, editing and sharing your iPhone photos
Apple Photos tips and tricks: Storing, editing and sharing your iPhone photos By Britta O'Boyle

This feature guides you through how to get the most out of the Apple Photos on your iPhone, including all the tips and tricks we have found.... Read more

Adobe's new Alexa skill helps you get out of a creative rut
Adobe's new Alexa skill helps you get out of a creative rut By Dan Grabham

Adobe has launched an Amazon Alexa skill that helps you get out of situations where inspiration is somewhat lacking.We've all been there; after a big lunch,... Read more

40 Twitter accounts you just have to follow right now
40 Twitter accounts you just have to follow right now By Maggie Tillman

Twitter can be a powerful and wonderful tool.It can educate you, enlighten you, make you laugh, and keep you in-the-know. But you have to follow the right... Read more

Google Assistant tips and tricks: How to master your Android assistant
Google Assistant tips and tricks: How to master your Android assistant By Maggie Tillman

To help you figure out everything Assistant does on the phone, we've rounded up some expert tips and tricks.... Read more

Here are the EE Pocket-lint Awards nominees for Best Streaming Device 2019 and how to vote
Here are the EE Pocket-lint Awards nominees for Best Streaming Device 2019 and how to vote By Britta O'Boyle

Here are the Pocket-lint Awards nominees for Best Streaming Device 2019 and details on how to vote for your favourite.... Read more

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