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You can now get unlimited Spotify streaming on an EE Smart Plan
You can now get unlimited Spotify streaming on an EE Smart Plan By Dan Grabham

EE recently added Amazon Prime Video to its Smart Plans and now has also put Spotify into the mix, too. Spotify can be used on the Music Data Pass, either... Read more

Instagram is testing new features including revamping Boomerang and more
Instagram is testing new features including revamping Boomerang and more By Adrian Willings

According to a code researcher, Instagram appears to be working on a few different changes to its app with new features coming for Boomerang.... Read more

Best iPad apps: The ultimate guide
Best iPad apps: The ultimate guide By Maggie Tillman

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

What are robocalls and how can you stop them?
What are robocalls and how can you stop them? By Maggie Tillman

Ever get a call from a random number, answer it, and then hear an automated message on the other end offering you a new car?... Read more

Twitter is testing ways to let you follow or snooze specific topics
Twitter is testing ways to let you follow or snooze specific topics By Adrian Willings

Twitter is dabbling in updates that might allow you to follow specific topics in the same way you follow people.... Read more

Now anyone can build and share AR effects on Instagram with Spark AR
Now anyone can build and share AR effects on Instagram with Spark AR By Adrian Willings

Facebook is now making it possible for you to create your own augmented reality effects for your Instagram posts.... Read more

Surprise, surprise: Facebook workers listened in on Messenger audio clips
Surprise, surprise: Facebook workers listened in on Messenger audio clips By Maggie Tillman

Similar to Microsoft, Facebook has been caught hiring third-party contractors to listen in on audio clips of its users.... Read more

Looks like Facebook is working on a dark mode for its main app too
Looks like Facebook is working on a dark mode for its main app too By Cam Bunton

Dark Mode seems to be a thing people are excited about these days, and it looks like it's coming to Facebook... Read more

Nike launches a subscription service for kids' kicks: How it works
Nike launches a subscription service for kids' kicks: How it works By Maggie Tillman

It seems like everything comes with a subscription service option. The latest example? Nike trainers.... Read more

Verizon offloads Tumblr to owner of WordPress after just two years
Verizon offloads Tumblr to owner of WordPress after just two years By Maggie Tillman

In 2017, Verizon acquired Tumblr. Now, it's selling the property.... Read more

Facebook set to launch a news tab soon
Facebook set to launch a news tab soon By Adrian Willings

Facebook is apparently planning on launching a new "news" tab in the coming months in order to deliver news directly from well-known publishers.... Read more

Use Skype or Cortana? How to delete your voice data before Microsoft listens in
Use Skype or Cortana? How to delete your voice data before Microsoft listens in By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft contractors have been reviewing voice recordings from Skype’s auto-translation feature and the Cortana voice assistant.... Read more

How do I turn off in-app purchases for iPhone, iPad and Android?
How do I turn off in-app purchases for iPhone, iPad and Android? By Cam Bunton

If you're worried about large bills running up on your credit card due to in-app purchases, here's how to switch them off.... Read more

Google Maps Live View AR navigation rolling out to more devices
Google Maps Live View AR navigation rolling out to more devices By Adrian Willings

Google has been working on a new UI for Google Maps that uses augmented reality to show you which way to walk using arrows placed in the real world.... Read more

Apple Digital Masters want to help you stream studio quality audio
Apple Digital Masters want to help you stream studio quality audio By Chris Hall

One of the big criticisms of music services is quality - especially for those who want to listen on quality Hi-Fi equipment... Read more

This is how much the Disney+ bundle with ESPN+ and Hulu will cost
This is how much the Disney+ bundle with ESPN+ and Hulu will cost By Maggie Tillman

Disney has finally confirmed how much its upcoming streaming service, Disney+, will cost every month if subscribers get the bundle package.... Read more

27 hilarious images of celebrities Photoshopped into Renaissance paintings
27 hilarious images of celebrities Photoshopped into Renaissance paintings By Adrian Willings

Each year there's a Photoshop contest over at DesignCrowd where artists create brilliant new works of art by putting celebrities into old renaissance paintings.... Read more

Yikes. Here's why Facebook's hardware attempts have failed so far
Yikes. Here's why Facebook's hardware attempts have failed so far By Maggie Tillman

It's always fun to peel back the curtain and look inside at the inner workings of a tech company, especially if it's in turmoil or has been struggling to launch a successful product - two boxes that Facebook has obviously ticked.... Read more

The most extreme sports videos you've ever seen
The most extreme sports videos you've ever seen By Luke Edwards

Since off-piste skiers strapped massive video cameras to their heads in the eighties to fly down Chamonix mountains, the thirst for extreme sports has deepened.... Read more

Guided Access 'child mode' on iPhone and iPad: What is it and how do you use it?
Guided Access 'child mode' on iPhone and iPad: What is it and how do you use it? By Britta O'Boyle

Apple's Guided Access allows you to lock your iPhone or iPad into a single app and control which features are available per app. Here's how to use it.... Read more

iMessage apps: Which should you download and how to install them?
iMessage apps: Which should you download and how to install them? By Britta O'Boyle

Here is how to access, download and install iMessage apps, along with the best ones to download.... Read more

The very best internet optical illusions around: You won't believe your eyes
The very best internet optical illusions around: You won't believe your eyes By Adrian Willings

We've gathered together a collection of the best from around the internet. These will have you scratching your head and questioning your eyesight.... Read more

100 of the worst Photoshop errors ever, you won't believe your eyes
100 of the worst Photoshop errors ever, you won't believe your eyes By Rik Henderson

Technology can be a wonderful, glorious thing. It can also be totally and utterly misused, especially when in the hands of buffoons.Adobe Photoshop is... Read more

Google Fit adds a dark theme and new sleep tracking features
Google Fit adds a dark theme and new sleep tracking features By Maggie Tillman

Google Fit is a fairly basic health and fitness-tracking app, but its latest update makes it much more compelling and useful.... Read more

TikTok smartphone rumours, features, and release date
TikTok smartphone rumours, features, and release date By Maggie Tillman

The company behind TikTok - one of the most popular apps of the moment - is planning to launch its own smartphone.... 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

Artificial intelligence is coming to a bar near you - to help you get served faster
Artificial intelligence is coming to a bar near you - to help you get served faster By Britta O'Boyle

British data science product company DataSparQ has developed the A.I Bar to make queuing more efficient... Read more

Apple is suspending Siri quality control due to recent privacy concerns
Apple is suspending Siri quality control due to recent privacy concerns By Adrian Willings

It was recently revealed that real people were listening to Siri queries and were hearing a lot more than they should have been. Apple is now making changes.... Read more

How Google's emergency text-to-speech feature works on Pixel phones
How Google's emergency text-to-speech feature works on Pixel phones By Maggie Tillman

Google is giving Pixel phone users another new, exclusive feature - but this one only comes in handy during emergencies.... Read more

Last day for eBay flash deal giving 20% discount
Last day for eBay flash deal giving 20% discount By Rik Henderson

Grab a bargain on eBay - here's how to get 20 per cent saving... Read more

New Android Auto updates: In-car, on phone - everything you need to know
New Android Auto updates: In-car, on phone - everything you need to know By Chris Hall

Google and Apple are vying for dominance in in-car tech with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay - and Google is pushing a huge update... Read more

This artist re-imagines famous artists and icons as modern influencers
This artist re-imagines famous artists and icons as modern influencers By Adrian Willings

This Instagrammer has created images showing what life might be like if iconic classical artists or subjects might look like if they were influencers.... Read more

Now BBC Sounds lets you pause on one device and resume on Alexa
Now BBC Sounds lets you pause on one device and resume on Alexa By Dan Grabham

The BBC's Alexa skill has received some new powers - you can now pause podcasts and other on-demand shows on one device using the BBC Sounds app and ask... Read more

The finest surreal photographers and image manipulators of Instagram
The finest surreal photographers and image manipulators of Instagram By Adrian Willings

We've been trawling Instagram to find something a little different - Instagrammers with a passion for the surreal. Weird and wonderful creations you'll love.... Read more

How Facebook's $5 billon settlement with the FTC directly affects you
How Facebook's $5 billon settlement with the FTC directly affects you By Maggie Tillman

The US Federal Trade Commission has officially announced its $5 billion fine against Facebook, following a long investigation into the Cambridge Analytica scandal and other data breaches. Here's how that settlement affects you.... Read more

DOJ opens investigation into whether big tech companies stifle competition
DOJ opens investigation into whether big tech companies stifle competition By Maggie Tillman

If you think Big Tech should be broken up or more regulated, you may love the US Department of Justice's latest move.... Read more

Uber Prime: Uber tests a monthly subscription for rides, Eats, and Jump
Uber Prime: Uber tests a monthly subscription for rides, Eats, and Jump By Maggie Tillman

Uber, the ride-hailing service, is reportedly testing a monthly subscription offering that will combine Uber rides, Uber Eats, and Jump.... Read more

Apple Health app and HealthKit: What are they and how do they work?
Apple Health app and HealthKit: What are they and how do they work? By Britta O'Boyle

This is an introduction to Apple Health with some tips and tricks to help you get the most out of Apple's fitness and health app.... Read more

Online dating now most popular way to meet your future partner
Online dating now most popular way to meet your future partner By Stuart Miles

Around 20 per cent of heterosexual relationships and 75 per cent of homosexual relationships start online.... Read more

Instagram is hiding 'likes' now: Which countries can't see likes and why?
Instagram is hiding 'likes' now: Which countries can't see likes and why? By Maggie Tillman

Would you enjoy Instagram more if it didn't show everyone how few 'likes' your last post received?... Read more

Looking for web hosting? Media Temple's hosting services explored: what makes them better than the rest?
Looking for web hosting? Media Temple's hosting services explored: what makes them better than the rest? By Pocket-lint Promotion

Media Temple is on a mission. It wants to help web developers and designers, digital entrepreneurs and innovators bring their ideas to life online.It’s... 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

What is FaceApp's AI ageing filter, and how do you use it?
What is FaceApp's AI ageing filter, and how do you use it? By Cam Bunton

Your Twitter and Instagram feeds are likely awash with really old version of your friends, here's why and how to create your own.... Read more

Apple previews new emoji ahead of World Emoji Day
Apple previews new emoji ahead of World Emoji Day By Maggie Tillman

230 new emoji designs coming this year... Read more

5 best affordable meal kits
5 best affordable meal kits By Pocket-lint Promotion

It’s not enough for a meal kit to provide good food with little effort from you; it has to be reasonably priced to actually have real appeal.... Read more

Now you can make your music sound like it was mixed at Abbey Road
Now you can make your music sound like it was mixed at Abbey Road By Dan Grabham

If you make your own music, you can now experience the perfect acoustics of Abbey Road on your own headphones. And it can be any headphones, too, as you'll... Read more

Facebook is about to inundate us with experimental apps from new NPE team
Facebook is about to inundate us with experimental apps from new NPE team By Maggie Tillman

Facebook appears to be doubling-down on its experimental app efforts, with the launch of a new brand entirely dedicated to the initiative.... Read more

Spotify Lite app released for older smartphones and developing countries
Spotify Lite app released for older smartphones and developing countries By Rik Henderson

Spotify has developed a second music streaming app designed to run well on older smartphones and operating systems.... Read more

Instagram's new anti-cyber bullying features let you quietly restrict the haters
Instagram's new anti-cyber bullying features let you quietly restrict the haters By Maggie Tillman

Instagram is introducing two new features to help curb cyber bullying.... Read more

Microsoft's new Windows 1.11 app takes you back to 1985 for 'Stranger Things'
Microsoft's new Windows 1.11 app takes you back to 1985 for 'Stranger Things' By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft has finally shared more details about its "new Windows 1.0" project.... Read more

Remember Apple's Texas Hold'em app? It's back with new visuals, features
Remember Apple's Texas Hold'em app? It's back with new visuals, features By Maggie Tillman

Apple has updated one of its most classic apps, but the reason is odd, to say the least.... Read more

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