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iMessage apps: Which should you download first and how to install them?

iMessage apps: Which should you download first and how to install them?

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple made a number of changes in iOS 10, with one of the main overhauls appearing in its Messages app.The app now offers multiple methods of inputting iMessages from handwritten notes to the Apple Watch's Digital Touch feature. Users are also able to... Read more

iOS 10 Messages explained: What's new and how to use it

iOS 10 Messages explained: What's new and how to use it

By Cam Bunton

As part of its major iOS 10 update, Apple launched a brand new Messages app. While previous years have seen the app slowly evolving to be more capable, this year’s revolution brings with it a huge change in focus. Instead of an ageing - but necessary... Read more

How to download Pixel and Pixel XL's Launcher for Android

How to download Pixel and Pixel XL's Launcher for Android

By Cam Bunton

Ahead of the long-rumoured Pixel and Pixel XL's launch, it appears as though their particular Android launchers have leaked. You can download and install them on your device now to get a taste of what the software will look like on the Nexus-replacement... Read more

Twitter flies on to Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Xbox One

Twitter flies on to Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Xbox One

By Max Langridge

You’ll now be able to get your Twitter fix on more devices thanks to apps that rolling out from today for Apple TV (4th generation), Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick and the Xbox One.The apps will give you the full Twitter experience, including live... Read more

Pixel Launcher: Leak shows the fresh Android face of the Pixel and Pixel XL

Pixel Launcher: Leak shows the fresh Android face of the Pixel and Pixel XL

By Chris Hall

There's been no shortage of leaks surrounding Google's forthcoming smartphones, the latest of which have named them as the Pixel and the Pixel XL, rather than Nexus.The thinking is that the Nexus programme is going to come to a halt, with Pixel taking... Read more

Instagram now lets anyone moderate comments: Here's how it works

Instagram now lets anyone moderate comments: Here's how it works

By Elyse Betters

Instagram lets celebrities moderate their comments on photos and videos, and now it's giving everyone else the same filtering tool.The Facebook-owned photo-sharing app initially released the ability to hide offensive and inappropriate comments to high-volume... Read more

Gennady Golovkin VS Kell Brook: Watch boxing live

Gennady Golovkin VS Kell Brook: Watch boxing live

By Pocket-lint Promotion

There isn't a person who would not like a good action sequence. Movies are something else but what's your position on the real action? Real action as in, Mixed martial arts, Judo, Muay Thai, Kick Boxing, or Boxing? Where there is real fight, real blood,... Read more

Always read the footnotes: Apple suggests you might want a case on that Jet Black iPhone 7

Always read the footnotes: Apple suggests you might want a case on that Jet Black iPhone 7

By Chris Hall

Apple has announced not only new colours for its new iPhone 7 models, but a new finish. Moving on from the standard matte anodised finish that Apple has used from the iPhone 6, the Jet Black model takes on something of a premium position.The Jet Black... Read more

Microsoft might launch a Slack-like app called Skype Teams

Microsoft might launch a Slack-like app called Skype Teams

By Elyse Betters

Slack better watch its back.Microsoft owns Skype, and it doesn't like that Slack is currently dominating in the messaging software space for large teams, so the company is reportedly getting ready to do something about it. According to MSPowerUser, Microsoft... Read more

Apple adds 2TB iCloud tier: Here's what it costs and how to get it

Apple adds 2TB iCloud tier: Here's what it costs and how to get it

By Elyse Betters

Apple has introduced a new storage tier for iCloud.While the previous high-end tier capped out at 1TB, the Cupertino, CA-based company has extended how much stuff you can save to its cloud storage service to 2TB. Here's everything you need to know, including... Read more

No more squinting - Instagram now lets you pinch to zoom

No more squinting - Instagram now lets you pinch to zoom

By Elyse Betters

Instagram has announced a new feature that's easy on the eyes.Everyone who uses Instagram has found themselves in the interesting predicament of stopping to look at a photo and straining to see some odd object in the background or maybe a mark on someone's... Read more

Dropbox hack includes 70 million stolen passwords: How to find out if you were affected

Dropbox hack includes 70 million stolen passwords: How to find out if you were affected

By Elyse Betters

Dropbox has announced that it was hacked in 2012 and that the personal data of nearly 70 millions users was stolen.The breach includes the passwords and email addresses of 68.7 million account holders. Dropbox confirmed the credentials were stolen years... Read more

Google Cast now hardbaked into Chrome

Google Cast now hardbaked into Chrome

By Rik Henderson

After two years of beta testing, Google has baked its Cast functionality directly into Chrome.For the last couple of years, you could mirror content in a Chrome browser to a compatible device using a Chrome Extension, but the feature is now part of... Read more

Apple plans to focus on social by making a Snapchat-like video app

Apple plans to focus on social by making a Snapchat-like video app

By Elyse Betters

Apple is getting into social networking again, but this time it's not about music. Instead, it's developing a video-sharing and editing app for iPhone and iPad.According to Bloomberg, Apple wants to integrate social networking within its mobile products,... Read more

WhatsApp says it's going to start giving user data to Facebook

WhatsApp says it's going to start giving user data to Facebook

By Elyse Betters

Ever since Facebook acquired the WhatsApp messaging app two years ago, users have worried about their privacy.The app's co-founder wrote a blog post at the time to alleviate their concerns, saying "respect for your privacy is coded into our DNA, and we... Read more

Uber will let you pre-book rides in London

Uber will let you pre-book rides in London

By Chris Hall

Uber is adding one of the big missing features to its service in the UK: the ability to pre-book.Uber has had a rough ride since its launch in London, but the app-powered taxi service has found favour with Londoners, beating black cabs hands-down when... Read more

Android 7.0 Nougat: 7 new features to get excited about

Android 7.0 Nougat: 7 new features to get excited about

By Chris Hall

There are a lot of changes coming in Android 7.0 Nougat, which Google has confirmed will be rolling-out from 22 August.Here's a run down of some of the things to get excited about.1. Revamped quick settingsThe quick settings have been refreshed, giving... Read more

Android 7.0 Nougat release: Everything you need to know

Android 7.0 Nougat release: Everything you need to know

By Chris Hall

Android 7.0 has carved an unusual path through its pre-release. Often reserved for developers, the big change with the Nougat release is that Google has been very open and sharing about it.Google has confirmed the roll-out of Android 7.0 Nougat has now... Read more

Dr Fone iPhone data recovery: How it lets you recover messages, contacts, and more

Dr Fone iPhone data recovery: How it lets you recover messages, contacts, and more

By Pocket-lint Promotion

There are many ways you can lose data on an iOS device.You can delete it, experience a system crash, forget your password, catch a virus, damage your device, or have your device stolen altogether. Factory resets, iOS updates, jailbreaking/flashing, and... Read more

Uber and Volvo jointly working on autonomous taxis, as test fleet arrives in Pittsburgh

Uber and Volvo jointly working on autonomous taxis, as test fleet arrives in Pittsburgh

By Chris Hall

Uber and Volvo have signed an agreement that will lead to a jointly-developed autonomous vehicle, Volvo has announced.The new vehicle will meet the demands of both companies to develop fully-autonomous driverless cars, the next generation of such vehicles... Read more

Google Duo, the insanely simple video calling app, now out in the UK

Google Duo, the insanely simple video calling app, now out in the UK

By Elyse Betters

Google has released its new Duo app in the UK, giving FaceTime, WhatsApp, and other video-calling apps a run for their money.Duo, which was unveiled at Google's I/O developer conference in May 2016, is free to use and enables 1-to-1 video calls. It relies... Read more

Android Nougat might release on 22 August for Nexus 6P and 5X

Android Nougat might release on 22 August for Nexus 6P and 5X

By Elyse Betters

Android Nougat will probably arrive by the end of the month.The next major version of Android is expected to release in August, but two new clues are now hinting at a specific release date: August 22. Android Central has reported that Canadian operator... Read more

Twitter: Here's how to filter out tweets from trolls

Twitter: Here's how to filter out tweets from trolls

By Elyse Betters

Twitter has come under fire recently for not giving all its users enough adequate tools to filter out tweets from other users who are harassing them, but it appears the social network is now beginning to address those concerns.Twitter published a blog... Read more

Android N Nougat: How to enable and use split-screen mode

Android N Nougat: How to enable and use split-screen mode

By Cam Bunton

While some Android phones have had split screen multitasking for a while, Android N, or Nougat, is the first to have it built in to the OS. Once Android 7.0 Nougat starts its rollout, every phone with the software installed will be able to take advantage,... Read more

Google Duo, insanely simple video calling app for Android and iPhone now available

Google Duo, insanely simple video calling app for Android and iPhone now available

By Cam Bunton

Google has announced that its new FaceTime and Skype competitor, Duo, is available to download. With Duo, the aim is to make video calling as easy and reliable as possible. No complicated sign up procedure, no remembering usernames and no unintuitive... Read more

Apple Music vs Spotify: What's the difference?

Apple Music vs Spotify: What's the difference?

By Elyse Betters

It's been a year since Apple Music launched with a massive marketing campaign and several celebrities lined up, including Taylor Swift, touting how amazing it is to use, especially when compared to Spotify, another music-streaming service that was getting... Read more

Spotify Gaming gives you playlists to power your play

Spotify Gaming gives you playlists to power your play

By Rik Henderson

Spotify has introduced a new section of its music streaming service dedicated to games.Now available as part of Spotify's "moods and genres", Gaming rounds up official games soundtracks and related playlists, including many that have been curated around... Read more

17 Facebook tips and tricks you probably never heard about

17 Facebook tips and tricks you probably never heard about

By Elyse Betters

Facebook has been around for a while, but chances are, you have no idea about the several hidden features buried within the social network.It's easy to only use the surface of Facebook: you log on, check your notifications, send a few chats, post a status... Read more

15 secret Instagram tips

15 secret Instagram tips

By Britta O'Boyle

Instagram has been around for a while but just because you've figured out the best filter to make your pictures look amazing, it doesn't mean there aren't a few tips and tricks you might not be aware of.For those who are new to the app and haven't quite... Read more

Android Launchers: How to install, change and customise your phone

Android Launchers: How to install, change and customise your phone

By Cam Bunton

One of the best, and most often cited, advantages of having an Android device is that you can customise the way it looks. But if you thought the most you could do with it was change your wallpapers and widgets, you’re in for a treat.By downloading new... Read more

Play Doodle Fruit Games: How to find and play Google's amazingly addictive fruit Olympics

Play Doodle Fruit Games: How to find and play Google's amazingly addictive fruit Olympics

By Chris Hall

Google is going big on the Olympics. Not only is its coverage of the Olympic Games Rio 2016 hugely comprehensive and easy to navigate through Google Search, it's also running its own competition: welcome to the Doodle Fruit Games.This fruit fun is easy... Read more

BlackBerry makes its awesome Hub available to download on all Android Marshmallow phones

BlackBerry makes its awesome Hub available to download on all Android Marshmallow phones

By Cam Bunton

BlackBerry has released its Hub to the Play Store, bringing arguably its best software feature to any user running Android Marshmallow on their device.For those unaware, BlackBerry Hub is an awesome unified inbox that brings all of your messages, emails,... Read more

Manchester United vs Everton to stream live on Facebook

Manchester United vs Everton to stream live on Facebook

By Rik Henderson

Wayne Rooney has announced that his testimonial to be played tonight will be screened live on Facebook. Manchester United vs Everton will be hosted on both Rooney's own Facebook page and United's.There have been a few matches to be shown via Facebook... Read more

Here’s how to get the Windows 10 Anniversary Update right now

Here’s how to get the Windows 10 Anniversary Update right now

By Elyse Betters

It's here!The first major update to Windows 10, the Anniversary Update, has started rolling out to users around the globe. It's full of new tricks and subtle changes, which you can read all about from here, with the most notable new feature being Windows... Read more

Windows 10 Anniversary Update tips and tricks

Windows 10 Anniversary Update tips and tricks

By Christopher Picaro

Four days after the one-year anniversary of Windows 10 on July 29, Microsoft has released the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.With the update comes features that make the entire operating system much easier and more fluid to use, but some of these changes will... Read more

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: How does Action Center work?

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: How does Action Center work?

By Christopher Picaro

The Action Center is a much more important area with the Anniversary Update. You can now edit the way you receive rich notifications, and so you will find yourself checking it more often and not just clearing your notifications.Thanks to upgrades in other... Read more

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: How has the Start menu changed?

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: How has the Start menu changed?

By Christopher Picaro

With the first major update to Windows 10, Microsoft has made a number of changes that will affect the way you use your devices. What has been done to the Start menu will make finding anything on your computer easier and convenient.Before the Windows... Read more

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What new things can Cortana do?

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What new things can Cortana do?

By Christopher Picaro

After experiencing the updated Cortana in the new Windows 10 Anniversary Update, it would be difficult to imagine using Windows without her. Cortana now has many features to make daily tasks much easier and almost effortless.Many things can now be done... Read more

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What's new with the lock screen?

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What's new with the lock screen?

By Christopher Picaro

Sometimes you want to do something quick on your computer, like play music, but you don’t want to do all of the work.Well, with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update that's rolling out now, you don’t even need to unlock your computer to do so. With Cortana’s... Read more

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What does the Settings app offer?

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What does the Settings app offer?

By Christopher Picaro

There are a bunch of small changes in the new Settings app, thanks to the new Anniversary Update to Windows 10 that's rolling out now, but one of the more visually-pleasing changes is the new Dark mode.The Settings app is now more user-friendly and... Read more

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: How has the taskbar changed?

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: How has the taskbar changed?

By Christopher Picaro

There are a few tweaks in the taskbar, and many of these improvements will make working on your device much easier, as you'll no longer have to dig for anything, with much of what you need being a mouse-click away.Here's what's new in the taskbar, thanks... Read more

Amazon dreamed up these cool headphones that listen for your name

Amazon dreamed up these cool headphones that listen for your name

By Elyse Betters

Amazon might be getting into the noise-canceling headphone biz - only its headphones are really smart.The thing about noise-canceling headphones is that they let you block out all the sound surrounding you, letting you focus on the audio coming in from... Read more

Windows 10 users ready themselves for Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Windows 10 users ready themselves for Windows 10 Anniversary Update

By Elyse Betters

Windows 10 users around the world are gearing up for the launch of the first major update to Windows 10 since its launch in July 2015. Dubbed the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, it will be available to download on Tuesday 2 August around the globe and promises... Read more

17 Facebook Messenger tips and tricks you likely didn't know

17 Facebook Messenger tips and tricks you likely didn't know

By Elyse Betters

Facebook recently announced there are more than a billion people using Messenger, so Pocket-lint thought we'd round-up some of the most interesting things you can do with the messaging app that's clearly taken over the world.However, we're not going to... Read more

PixelPhone app for Android makes light work of phoning people

PixelPhone app for Android makes light work of phoning people

By Pocket-lint Promotion

The default phone and contact apps on Android are good, but they only get you so far. They don't allow a huge amount of customisation for example, nor do they look to support international business travellers in the way that you might need. PixelPhone... Read more

Windows 10 free upgrade ends 29 July: Here’s how to get it now

Windows 10 free upgrade ends 29 July: Here’s how to get it now

By Elyse Betters

Stop being on the fence about Microsoft's free Windows 10 upgrade.The clock is ticking. Microsoft is about to stop offering the upgrade free of charge. If for whatever reason you don't take this opportunity to get your PC up to date, you'll have to eventually... Read more

Microsoft is about to stop giving out free Windows 10 upgrades

Microsoft is about to stop giving out free Windows 10 upgrades

By Elyse Betters

One year ago, Microsoft released a major update to its Windows OS: Windows 10.Windows 7 and Window 8.1 users were able to grab the upgrade at no cost, but all that's about to change. Microsoft said it would only let users update - free of charge - for... Read more

Facebook nears 2 billion monthly active users

Facebook nears 2 billion monthly active users

By Elyse Betters

Facebook has posted its second quarter earnings for investors - and the most interesting tidbits concern user numbers.We won't bore you with all the financial details (though Facebook did report $6.44 billion in revenue and $2.05 billion in profit, a... Read more

What is Google Play Family Library and how does it work?

What is Google Play Family Library and how does it work?

By Elyse Betters

Google is taking a page from Apple's playbook.Apple launched a Family Sharing plan for iTunes and the App Store about two years ago, and now Google is doing the same thing with a new plan option called Google Play Family Library. It basically lets up... Read more

Microsoft Pix app uses AI to help you take better pictures on iPhone

Microsoft Pix app uses AI to help you take better pictures on iPhone

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has launched a new app for iPhone that promises to help you take better pictures than you can with Apple's already good camera app.Called Microsoft Pix, the app, which is described as a "smarter camera app", uses a number of "machine learning"... Read more