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When should I upgrade to iOS 10?

When should I upgrade to iOS 10?

By Stuart Miles

Apple has announced iOS 10 at WWDC bringing with it a multitude of new features ranging from an enhanced lock screen, to a new Home app to control your Homekit devices to even letting you delete the stock Apple apps like Stocks or Compass.READ: Apple... Read more

Apple will let you remove (and re-download) its default apps in iOS 10

Apple will let you remove (and re-download) its default apps in iOS 10

By Elyse Betters

One of the biggest announcements from WWDC 2016 wasn't actually announced on stage: removable default apps.Apple failed to mention during its main keynote that it plans to unbundle apps from iOS 10. For the first time, iPhone and iPad owners will be able... Read more

Apple Swift Playgrounds app: Here's how it teaches kids to code on iPad

Apple Swift Playgrounds app: Here's how it teaches kids to code on iPad

By Elyse Betters

Apple wants to get kids coding as soon as possible, so it's launching a new iPad app to do just that.The app is called Swift Playgrounds. Swift is Apple's programming language created for iOS, OS X, watchOS, and tvOS, and Apple's Swift Playgrounds app... Read more

Apple Music update brings new look, lyrics, and hidden Connect section

Apple Music update brings new look, lyrics, and hidden Connect section

By Elyse Betters

Apple's music-streaming service is getting a major update that brings an all-new look while significantly diminishing a previously-major feature.Apple Music has a new design that not only rearranges the tabs along the bottom of the app (in the menu... Read more

Facebook will delete your photos unless you install its Moments app

Facebook will delete your photos unless you install its Moments app

By Luke Edwards

Facebook has announced that it will delete photos synched from the Facebook app if its Moments app isn't installed before 7 July.When the photo synching feature was added to the Facebook app in 2012 it promised to offer unlimited synching of photos, like... Read more

How to watch Apple WWDC 2016 live-stream: iOS 10, macOS, and more expected

How to watch Apple WWDC 2016 live-stream: iOS 10, macOS, and more expected

By Luke Edwards

It's that time of year again, Apple's World Wide Developer Conference 2016 is about to kick-off in the Moscone Center in San Francisco. But if you're not lucky enough to attend how can you watch the event live?Apple does stream its events live but favours... Read more

Microsoft is buying LinkedIn for $26 billion

Microsoft is buying LinkedIn for $26 billion

By Cam Bunton

Microsoft has announced this morning that it will be acquiring LinkedIn in a deal worth $26.2 billion. Day-to-day running of LinkedIn will remain largely unchanged, with the current CEO Jeff Weiner staying in charge and reporting directly to Satya Nadella,... Read more

What is Google Allo, how does it work, and why would you use it?

What is Google Allo, how does it work, and why would you use it?

By Elyse Betters

Whether you like to admit it or not, communication apps are important.You might use your default SMS app to text your husband or wife about whether you should pick up more milk at the store after work. You might use Facebook Messenger chat with your daughter... Read more

Amazon might launch a paid music-streaming service that works with Echo

Amazon might launch a paid music-streaming service that works with Echo

By Elyse Betters

Apple Music and Spotify might soon face heavy competition from Amazon.According to CNBC, Amazon will announce a standalone music-streaming service. It'll launch this summer or autumn, offering up a catalogue of songs for $9.99 a month. Amazon, which... Read more

Apple's iMessage app could be coming to Android soon

Apple's iMessage app could be coming to Android soon

By Elyse Betters

Apple might have a surprise in store for Android users next week.According to a report from MacDailyNews, which cited sources "familiar with the company's thinking", Apple plans to announce an iMessage app for Android at its annual Worldwide Developers... Read more

Apple App Store and Google Play are changing: How will that affect you?

Apple App Store and Google Play are changing: How will that affect you?

By Elyse Betters

Apple has said things are changing for its App Store, and, in response, Google might change its app store too. A lot of these new changes pertain to app developers - but all of the changes speak volumes about what's happening in the world of apps,... Read more

Twitter and TfL combine to alert you about Tube and train delays

Twitter and TfL combine to alert you about Tube and train delays

By Rik Henderson

A pilot scheme has been launched by both Twitter and Transport for London to notify travellers about severe delays to train and Tube services.Customers can opt in to receive instant notifications when there are delays to services. That way they can find... Read more

Periscope tips and tricks

Periscope tips and tricks

By Elyse Betters

Broadcasting is so in right now.Apps like Snapchat let you publish videos in real-time for the world to see, for instance, and then there's social networks like Facebook, which have added live-streaming tools for its users. Because these types of streaming... Read more

Google’s new Motion Stills app turns Live Photos into GIFs - and here’s how

Google’s new Motion Stills app turns Live Photos into GIFs - and here’s how

By Elyse Betters

Google has released yet another iOS app.The unique thing about this app is that it can convert Live Photos into shareable GIFs and movie montages. The app is called Motion Stills, and it essentially gives iPhone owners new ways to play with and share Live... Read more

This is what the oldest stars in our Milky Way galaxy sound like

This is what the oldest stars in our Milky Way galaxy sound like

By Elyse Betters

Contrary to popular belief, space is noisy. It's a cacophony of stellar music.Astrophysicists from the University of Birmingham have not only captured sounds of some of the oldest stars in the Milky Way galaxy but have also published their research in... Read more

Twitter tips and tricks

Twitter tips and tricks

By Elyse Betters

Twitter isn't exactly the most user-friendly social network to use.People who aren't familiar with the symbols # and @ or even terminology like retweet and DM probably see Twitter as some sort of alien spawn they'll never understand. But it doesn't have... Read more

How to get your Android phone ready to sell

How to get your Android phone ready to sell

By Pocket-lint Promotion

You've just bought the latest Android superphone so there are two things you need to take care of: firstly, you need to liberate your content and data from your old Android handset and secondly, you need to sell it, to liberate some cash. Android offers... Read more

Android N could arrive on your phone sooner than you think

Android N could arrive on your phone sooner than you think

By Luke Edwards

Google's parent company Alphabet is reportedly stepping up its game to make sure operating system updates arrive faster across devices, which should start with Android N.Currently the Android operating system can rollout quickly to gadgets running pure... Read more

Twitter will give you more characters if you add a media file

Twitter will give you more characters if you add a media file

By Rik Henderson

Twitter is making one of the biggest changes to tweet rules since the social network first launched. You will soon be able to tweet images, videos and like without them taking up part of the allowed 140 characters,That means tweets will be more expressive,... Read more

Spotify's Family Plan is much cheaper now: Here's what you need to know

Spotify's Family Plan is much cheaper now: Here's what you need to know

By Elyse Betters

Spotify has upgraded its family plan pricing in order to match not only Apple Music but also Google Play Music.The music-streaming service now charges $14.99 a month for up to six Premium accounts per family. Apple Music's family plan similarly costs... Read more

Robert Kirkman's Outcast streams live on Facebook tonight, the new Walking Dead

Robert Kirkman's Outcast streams live on Facebook tonight, the new Walking Dead

By Rik Henderson

After the huge success of The Walking Dead, another TV series based on a Robert Kirkman comic book, Outcast was commissioned - this time by Fox International.The 10-episode first season will start in the UK on Fox on 7 June but you can watch the pilot... Read more

Google Play Awards 2016 winners: Best Android apps and games of the year

Google Play Awards 2016 winners: Best Android apps and games of the year

By Rik Henderson

During its Google I/O developers conference, the software giant hosted the inaugural Google Play Awards, a celebration of the most outstanding achievements in apps and games over the last year.The winners were selected by the Google Play team itself... Read more

It's official: This is what Uber's first self-driving car looks like

It's official: This is what Uber's first self-driving car looks like

By Elyse Betters

Uber has confirmed it made a self-driving car, with an official photo and more.Exactly one year ago, a different photo surfaced showing what looks like an early prototype of the self-driving vehicle Uber has just confirmed. The ride-sharing company has... Read more

Get Android Nougat wallpapers on your phone right now

Get Android Nougat wallpapers on your phone right now

By Elyse Betters

The third developer preview of Android Nougat is now available, and buried inside the software are four new wallpapers.Anticipation is high for Android Nougat and in an uncharacteristic move, Google released a developer build of Android Nougat into the... Read more

What are Android Instant Apps and why do they matter?

What are Android Instant Apps and why do they matter?

By Britta O'Boyle

Google announced Android Instant Apps during its Google I/O 2016 developer conference. They represent a big change in how apps are managed, as well as how many apps you might end up having on your phone in the future.Android Instant Apps will allow users... Read more

Adobe Spark replaces Slate, Post and Voice, create beautiful web stories in moments

Adobe Spark replaces Slate, Post and Voice, create beautiful web stories in moments

By Rik Henderson

A little over a year ago Adobe launched Slate, its online service that made the creation of beautiful, content-rich web stories and pages as simple as making a photo album. It also had two additional apps, Voice and Post, to help create animated videos... Read more

Android N will be called... you decide

Android N will be called... you decide

By Chris Hall

Google today took to the stage at Google I/O 2016 to announce that anyone will be able to contribute to the name of the next version of Android.Unlike previous years, with the Android N release, Google released the developer beta to the general public... Read more

Google Duo for iPhone and Android takes on Skype and FaceTime

Google Duo for iPhone and Android takes on Skype and FaceTime

By Rik Henderson

During its keynote at this year's Google I/O developers conference the company announced Duo, a simple video calling app for iOS and Android.It is designed to take on Apple's FaceTime and Microsoft's Skype by making the system as easy as possible.As well... Read more

Google goes after WhatsApp with Allo, a super-smart chat app

Google goes after WhatsApp with Allo, a super-smart chat app

By Chris Hall

Allo is a smart chat app that's designed to give you plenty of options when it comes to chatting to your friends. Google introduced the new app at Google I/O 2016. Rather than just giving you a straight down the line messaging app, Allo has been designed... Read more

Google Assistant wants to be your conversational digital buddy, across all your Google devices

Google Assistant wants to be your conversational digital buddy, across all your Google devices

By Chris Hall

Google has today announced Google Assistant, introduced by Google CEO Sundar Pichai during the opening keynote of Google I/O 2016.Using Google's smart searching and enhanced natural language technology, Google claims that Google Assistant is a conversational... Read more

Android Pay in the UK: Here's how to get set up

Android Pay in the UK: Here's how to get set up

By Britta O'Boyle

Android Pay finally arrived in the UK in May 2016, following its launch in the US last year.The service allows anyone with a compatible bank and an NFC-enabled Android device running KitKat 4.4 or above to pay for items using their phone anywhere that... Read more

WhatsApp for Android has started beta testing a new video-calling feature

WhatsApp for Android has started beta testing a new video-calling feature

By Elyse Betters

WhatsApp might update soon with a pretty cool feature: video calling.According to Fonearena, Facebook-owned WhatsApp is testing a video-calling feature. The latest Android beta of the popular messaging app apparently includes a new option to place a video... Read more

What is Google Spaces and how does it work?

What is Google Spaces and how does it work?

By Elyse Betters

Ahead of Google I/O 2016, Google has launched a new product that's meant to help people in a group share things more easily.Called Spaces, the new product is launching as both a mobile app and desktop app for all Gmail accounts. The idea is that people... Read more

YouTube for iOS finally supports Google Cardboard: Here's how it all works

YouTube for iOS finally supports Google Cardboard: Here's how it all works

By Elyse Betters

YouTube is fully embracing virtual reality, as of today.YouTube has long offered 360-degree videos so that you can pan around and watch and feel like you're in the middle of the action, though it's not the same as strapping on an immersive VR headset... Read more

How Adobe helped The Simpsons' Homer speak live in groundbreaking episode

How Adobe helped The Simpsons' Homer speak live in groundbreaking episode

By Rik Henderson

Last night in the US a segment of The Simpsons was broadcast live. Homer Simpson spoke live to the audience in a groundbreaking television first.Voice actor Dan Castellaneta improvised a three-minute live section of the cartoon, talking about current... Read more

Pret A Manger slip-up reveals Android Pay coming to UK sooner than you think

Pret A Manger slip-up reveals Android Pay coming to UK sooner than you think

By Rik Henderson

It's been known for a while that Android Pay is to launch in the UK this summer, but it seems we won't have long to wait before the service becomes available. It could be a matter of days.That's the impression given by food chain Pret A Manger.The Telegraph... Read more

Gboard: Here’s how to use Google’s new iPhone keyboard to search the web

Gboard: Here’s how to use Google’s new iPhone keyboard to search the web

By Elyse Betters

Have you ever been texting someone and had to exit your messaging app to conduct a web search in another app? Yeah. It's a common thing.Switching between apps can be tedious when you're trying to quickly find and relay information, such as looking up... Read more

Barclays goes it alone for Android contactless payment, not Android Pay

Barclays goes it alone for Android contactless payment, not Android Pay

By Rik Henderson

Ahead of a UK launch for Android Pay, Barclays has decided to go it alone by offering Android phone owning customers the chance to make contactless payments through its own app.Coming in June, Barclays Contactless Mobile works on Android devices with... Read more

Instagram doesn’t look the same anymore - see the new design now

Instagram doesn’t look the same anymore - see the new design now

By Elyse Betters

Out with the old and in with the new.Instagram and its sibling apps have received new app icons. The photo-sharing app's brown, dated square now appears flat and colourful. And Hyperlapse, Boomberang, and Layout have been given similar-looking icons... Read more

WhatsApp tips and tricks: Amazing features you never knew about

WhatsApp tips and tricks: Amazing features you never knew about

By Elyse Betters

There's always a bit of a learning curve when it comes to mastering new apps and WhatsApp is no different. It's wickedly popular (it recently hit a billion users) and extremely easy to get started using right away, but the messenger does have a few quirks... Read more

WhatsApp desktop app: What is it, how does it work and how do you use it?

WhatsApp desktop app: What is it, how does it work and how do you use it?

By Britta O'Boyle

Instant messaging service WhatsApp has announced a desktop app, offering yet another way to make it as easy as possible to keep up to date with all your WhatsApp messages throughout the day.The desktop app works in exactly the same way as WhatsApp web,... Read more

Apple Music student plan brings 50 per cent membership discount to US, UK

Apple Music student plan brings 50 per cent membership discount to US, UK

By Elyse Betters

Apple is slashing Apple Music membership costs - for students, anyway.Soon, when subscribing to the company's music-streaming service, you will have a student plan option to choose from that adds a 50 per cent discount. You can only choose the new plan... Read more

Free Windows 10 downloads finishing soon: How to get it before you pay

Free Windows 10 downloads finishing soon: How to get it before you pay

By Elyse Betters

All good things must come to an end. Microsoft launched Windows 10 last summer, and when it did, the company made Windows users an offer they couldn't refuse: reserve a free copy of the software for your PC, and upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1... Read more

Apple Music might receive a major update with all-new look next month

Apple Music might receive a major update with all-new look next month

By Elyse Betters

Apple is about to overhaul Apple Music.According to Bloomberg News, Apple wants to make its music-streaming service more "intuitive to use," so it is planning to better seamlessly integrate streaming and download options as well as expand the Beats 1... Read more

WhatsApp wants to take over your Windows 10 or OS X desktop

WhatsApp wants to take over your Windows 10 or OS X desktop

By Rik Henderson

WhatsApp is heavily rumoured to be developing a native application for Windows 10 and OS X.It is possible to connect to your WhatsApp profile and display messages through a browser, but that only works through your phone. WhatsApp Web simply syncs through... Read more

36 Twitter accounts you just have to follow right now

36 Twitter accounts you just have to follow right now

By Elyse Betters

Twitter can be a powerful and wonderful tool. While not all of us might have jumped on board straight away, the first 140 characters were actually tweeted 10 years ago. Yes really, the social platform has been around for a whole decade now!It can educate... Read more

Google is shutting down Picasa: What'll happen to your photos and videos?

Google is shutting down Picasa: What'll happen to your photos and videos?

By Elyse Betters

Google-owned Picasa will be no more after this spring.The photo service was acquired by Google around 12 years ago and has long included native apps for Windows and Mac OS X as well as an integrated web app. However, Picasa and its companion Picasa Web... Read more

33 incredible photographers to follow on Instagram right now

33 incredible photographers to follow on Instagram right now

By Elyse Betters

Instagram is more than just a place for Kim K selfies and food porn.It's also a place where talented photographers from all over the world share their creativity. Instagram actually doubles as their portfolio, a showcase of professional-quality photos... Read more

49 people to follow on Periscope for their awesome broadcasts

49 people to follow on Periscope for their awesome broadcasts

By Elyse Betters

Pericope is one of the latest "must-have" app.It's a live-streaming app that allows you to broadcast whatever you're seeing and hearing to whoever happens to follow you. It's like Snapchat's Story feature, but it's in real-time. Twitter bought Periscope... Read more