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Avoid Game of Thrones spoilers with brilliant new Chrome extension

Avoid Game of Thrones spoilers with brilliant new Chrome extension

By Luke Edwards

Spoilers are the worst. Game of Thrones spoilers are even more agonising. One developer is clearly aware of this as he's released a Chrome extension to fight Game of Thrones spoilers specifically.GameofSpoils will keep you safe from early reveals when... Read more

Facebook is working on a standalone camera app for live streaming

Facebook is working on a standalone camera app for live streaming

By Elyse Betters

Facebook doesn't have a good track record when it comes to standalone apps, but that isn't stopping it from going back to the drawing board.According to The Wall Street Journal, a team of Facebook engineers in London are working on a standalone camera... Read more

Gmail for Android adds Microsoft Exchange support for all devices

Gmail for Android adds Microsoft Exchange support for all devices

By Elyse Betters

Google has updated Gmail for Android with support for Microsoft Exchange.Stop wondering whether Gmail for Android already supported Exchange, because it did... but only on Nexus devices. The new update, which is available in the latest version of the... Read more

Microsoft’s Windows Phone keyboard for iPhone is now out

Microsoft’s Windows Phone keyboard for iPhone is now out

By Elyse Betters

After a closed beta earlier this month, the Microsoft Garage team has released Word Flow for iPhone.The team revealed earlier this year that it is porting the Windows Word Flow phone keyboard to iOS, and later reports claimed it would feature a new one-handed... Read more

Windows Ink: You can now try it and here's how

Windows Ink: You can now try it and here's how

By Elyse Betters

Those of you who love to use a stylus with a touchscreen Windows 10 device will be glad to know you can now try a new experience that'll completely change the way you input - so long as you're fine with beta testing.The new experience is called Windows... Read more

Only Amazon Prime members can buy GTA 5, FIFA 16 and other big games from Amazon

Only Amazon Prime members can buy GTA 5, FIFA 16 and other big games from Amazon

By Rik Henderson

There's little doubt that Amazon Prime membership is great value for money, but it has always offered additional benefits rather than take away features for regular members. Until now.It has been spotted that Grand Theft Auto 5, FIFA 16, Minecraft and... Read more

Alphabet's moonshots lost $802 million in the first quarter of 2016

Alphabet's moonshots lost $802 million in the first quarter of 2016

By Elyse Betters

Google's parent company for the first time has reported quarterly numbers for its "other bets" companies.Alphabet has posted its financial results for the Q1 2016, and the big takeaway is that Google's advert business allows Alphabet to continue investing... Read more

MTV Cribs has been resurrected in the form of a Snapchat series

MTV Cribs has been resurrected in the form of a Snapchat series

By Elyse Betters

Remember MTV Cribs? It's been given a second chance to live.The show launched on the US cable network in 2000, allowing various celebrities to give viewers tours of their mansions. Pharrell Williams, Pam Anderson, 50 Cent, and so many others participated.... Read more

Android N preview available to phones other than Nexus at last

Android N preview available to phones other than Nexus at last

By Luke Edwards

Google has decided to begin sharing the Android N Developer Preview to more handsets than just its Nexus devices, in a world first. Now owners of the Sony Xperia Z3 will be able to install and try out the Android N Developer Preview.The idea behind the... Read more

When is Android 6.0 Marshmallow coming to my phone?

When is Android 6.0 Marshmallow coming to my phone?

By Luke Edwards

The current version of Google's mobile OS is Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and roll-out of the new OS is well underway across devices globally.As is tradition, it comes pre-installed on Google's latest Nexus devices - the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P - and it quickly... Read more

That crazy successful Exploding Kittens card game is now an Android app

That crazy successful Exploding Kittens card game is now an Android app

By Elyse Betters

One of the most-backed campaigns on Kickstarter is now an Android game.Remember Exploding Kittens? It's an excellent card game. Because, well, anything with kittens and explosions and cards is perfect. The world seems to agree with us, because within... Read more

Here’s how to add Snapchat’s moving emoji stickers to videos

Here’s how to add Snapchat’s moving emoji stickers to videos

By Elyse Betters

Snapchat has pushed an update to its iOS app that lets you attach emoji to objects in video snaps.With this new functionality, you can do things like add a smirking kitty emoji to an actual cat's face in a video. It'll stick to the cat and follow it around... Read more

Save the planet by doing nothing different to usual, here's how

Save the planet by doing nothing different to usual, here's how

By Luke Edwards

Now is your chance to help save the planet. When a huge company like Apple gets involved it's a sign now is a good time to help push for a better future. And you can, using apps.Apple has teamed up with charity WWF and 24 developers to help make a difference... Read more

Monthly Amazon Prime subscription now available in US, coming to UK?

Monthly Amazon Prime subscription now available in US, coming to UK?

By Rik Henderson

Amazon has finally added a separate payment option for its Prime membership other than having to pay for the whole shebang in one yearly lump. In the US, subscribers can now choose to pay monthly for the service too.Hopefully, a similar scheme will also... Read more

Can’t find anything on the App Store to play? Apple plans app search overhaul

Can’t find anything on the App Store to play? Apple plans app search overhaul

By Rik Henderson

When you're looking for an app for your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch on the Apple App Store do you just download those suggested on the front page or navigate through the basic search feature? We suspect it's the former as the latter has long been far from... Read more

Google’s new Nexus Live Cases let you customise design and live wallpapers

Google’s new Nexus Live Cases let you customise design and live wallpapers

By Elyse Betters

Recall that Skrillex Live Case? Well, Google sells new ones for Nexus phones.These cases are unique in that they are customisable and interactive. You can print either a photo or a map onto the case, as well as customise the design with various filters... Read more

Vine’s new Watch button lets you playback every Vine on a channel

Vine’s new Watch button lets you playback every Vine on a channel

By Elyse Betters

Vine has introduced the much-welcomed ability to watch all your favourite Viner's clips without having to scroll back.Anyone who has used Twitter-owned Vine is likely familiar with the experience of discovering an awesome Vine personality (aka Viner)... Read more

PayPal takes on Visa and Mastercard with PayPal Credit, and interest starts at 0%

PayPal takes on Visa and Mastercard with PayPal Credit, and interest starts at 0%

By Rik Henderson

PayPal has announced an addition to its services in the form of a credit system that takes on the credit card companies. There is a twist, however; there will be no interest to pay on online purchases over £150, as long as you pay off the balance in a... Read more

These are the new 'human-looking' emoji in Android N's latest big update

These are the new 'human-looking' emoji in Android N's latest big update

By Elyse Betters

Google has updated the developer preview of Android N.The update, called Developer Preview 2, brought a number of cool features, including the new Vulkan 3D rendering API, which should help developers give their heavy apps a significant boost in performance.... Read more

Is Jon Snow dead? Siri thinks it has the answer

Is Jon Snow dead? Siri thinks it has the answer

By Stuart Miles

Is Jon Snow dead? That's the question so many Game of Thrones fans have on their mind even though Kit Harrington's character was stabbed about 25 times at the end of Season 5.The cast were bombarded by press asking the question during the Hollywood premiere... Read more

Periscope's next major feature is Snapchat-like live doodling

Periscope's next major feature is Snapchat-like live doodling

By Elyse Betters

Periscope is testing a feature with beta users that takes from two of its main competitors: live, hand-drawn doodling.According to The Next Web, the Twitter-owned broadcasting app has begun letting beta testers try a feature that allows them to draw... Read more

Facebook has yet another inbox for hidden messages: Here's how to find it

Facebook has yet another inbox for hidden messages: Here's how to find it

By Elyse Betters

You could have hidden Facebook messages that you didn't know about and might actually want to read.And, no, we're not talking about Facebook's "Other" tab, which is probably something you've heard about, even though Facebook has purposely made it somewhat... Read more

Facebook Messenger will soon let you scan profile codes to start chats

Facebook Messenger will soon let you scan profile codes to start chats

By Elyse Betters

Facebook Messenger is evolving into a new type of messenger that's not just for chatting with friends.Facebook's messaging service can double as a customer service center, digital wallet, cab-hailer, and more. With these types functionality being offered... Read more

Here's how Facebook just made 'Live' video exactly like Periscope, Snapchat

Here's how Facebook just made 'Live' video exactly like Periscope, Snapchat

By Elyse Betters

Facebook last year launched a Live feature, called Live, that lets you broadcast in real time, and now it's majorly updating that same feature to make it more like rival apps Periscope and Snapchat.Periscope is owned by Twitter and essentially lets you... Read more

WhatsApp rolls out end-to-end encryption: What does that mean?

WhatsApp rolls out end-to-end encryption: What does that mean?

By Elyse Betters

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has updated with end-to-end encryption.The latest version of the messaging client now ensures all messages, photos, video, files, and calls are completely secure for its 1 billion users (no matter whether they are using iPhones,... Read more

Barclays finally supports Apple Pay in the UK

Barclays finally supports Apple Pay in the UK

By Stuart Miles

Almost nine months after the launch of Apple Pay, Barclays and Barclaycard have confirmed that its customers will be able to use Apple Pay from today.The new service, which goes live in the UK straightaway, will give millions more UK consumers the ability... Read more

How to switch from iPhone to Android

How to switch from iPhone to Android

By Elyse Betters

You've decided to make the switch.There could be many reasons behind why a person might ditch their iPhone in favour of an Android device. But, no matter what that reason may be, anyone who has done it or plans to do it primarily cares about one thing:... Read more

Windows 10 Mobile review: A new hope?
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Windows 10 Mobile review: A new hope?

By Chris Hall

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away Microsoft made a move into smart, connected, mobile devices that were relatively unchallenged. The early versions of Windows CE drove Pocket PCs, long before the modern smartphone had taken off.Window's life on... Read more

Google VR View makes it easier to embed 360-degree photos on sites

Google VR View makes it easier to embed 360-degree photos on sites

By Elyse Betters

Google has just done something that will make virtual reality more accessible.Virtual reality has been a hot topic for some time now, but it still has a very long way to go before everyone can easily experience the trending technology. Google offers a... Read more

Microsoft bots want to empower our digital future, and order you pizza

Microsoft bots want to empower our digital future, and order you pizza

By Stuart Miles

Microsoft believes that intelligent bots and personal digital assistants will allow us to do more things in the future and is looking to integrate them at the core of Microsoft's services going forward. "It is not man vs machine, it is man with machine,"... Read more

Free Windows 10 Anniversary Update coming this summer

Free Windows 10 Anniversary Update coming this summer

By Stuart Miles

Microsoft has announced it will release an "Anniversary Update" this summer, bringing new features to Windows 10 just 8 months after it released.Boasting over 270 millions users and using over 500 different device designs, Windows 10 is getting a number... Read more

Build 2016: Watch the Microsoft keynote right here

Build 2016: Watch the Microsoft keynote right here

By Stuart Miles

Microsoft Build is the company's software developer conference that is held every year and gives developers and consumers a chance to see what Microsoft is planning for the future.Apple has WWDC in June, Google has Google I/O in May, and Microsoft has... Read more

Instagram now lets you record and share 60-second videos

Instagram now lets you record and share 60-second videos

By Elyse Betters

People are finally getting into Instagram video, and to celebrate that, the photo-sharing app is rolling out longer videos.Instagram recently added public view counts to videos so that users could see how often their 15-second clips were being viewed... Read more

Snapchat 'Chat 2.0' adds stickers, audio and video notes, and camera roll access

Snapchat 'Chat 2.0' adds stickers, audio and video notes, and camera roll access

By Elyse Betters

Snapchat rolls out several smaller updates to its app throughout the year, but every now and then, it surprises us with something major. Today, for instance, it upgraded the app's chat experience to something described as "Chat 2.0".Here's what you need... Read more

Best tech Easter eggs: Hidden secrets of Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and more

Best tech Easter eggs: Hidden secrets of Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and more

By Luke Edwards

Apps can get boring. Like anything you do on repeat, the monotony of seeing another baby on Facebook, when they all look the same, can get to you. That's where hidden Easter egg gems come in useful.An Easter egg, not to be mistaken for the chocolate kind,... Read more

Snapchat might soon let you add Bitstrips to photos and videos

Snapchat might soon let you add Bitstrips to photos and videos

By Elyse Betters

Snapchat is looking for new ways to spruce up its app.According to Fortune, Snapchat just bought the company behind the Bitmoji app for around $100 million. The app basically lets you create an avatar or comic of yourself, and then you can share that... Read more

Apple Pay might soon let you pay for goods from mobile websites

Apple Pay might soon let you pay for goods from mobile websites

By Elyse Betters

Apple plans to integrate its mobile wallet into the Safari browser by late 2016.According to Re/Code, the Cupertino-based giant wants to give Apple Pay users the ability to make purchases from websites while using their iPhones or iPads. Apple will therefore... Read more

Twitter is testing colourful photo stickers so that you'll tweet more

Twitter is testing colourful photo stickers so that you'll tweet more

By Elyse Betters

In an attempt to spruce things up a bit, Twitter is testing a new sticker feature.According to Re/Code, Facebook is letting some users add colourful decals to their photos. Twitter user @XBLFoxes even shared a screenshot with one such sticker, and from... Read more

Pornhub now streams VR adult films and is giving away VR viewers

Pornhub now streams VR adult films and is giving away VR viewers

By Elyse Betters

Virtual reality just got more, um, exciting for some people.One of the most-visited and contentious websites in the world has announced it is finally embracing the 360-degree technology.It's Pornhub.com, an adult entertainment website, which gets over... Read more

Can someone Photoshop the Eiffel Tower under my finger? Simple request, hilarious results

Can someone Photoshop the Eiffel Tower under my finger? Simple request, hilarious results

By Rik Henderson

When Sid Frisjes visited France he, like many before him, attempted to get a humorous photo with him stood in front of the Eiffel Tower, with the perspective looking like he was touching it.When he saw the image, though, he realised it was anything but.But... Read more

Android Pay UK launch confirmed, but Barclays isn't on the list

Android Pay UK launch confirmed, but Barclays isn't on the list

By Chris Hall

Google has broken its silence on Android Pay in the UK, taking to its blog to confirm that launch in the UK is coming in the next few months.Google details that it is talking to banks and retailers to get everything into place, so it can bring the Apple... Read more

Top 38 Viners to follow (and become instantly addicted to Vine)

Top 38 Viners to follow (and become instantly addicted to Vine)

By Elyse Betters

Let's be real here: Vine is addicting.You open the mobile app or go to the website, thinking you'll only watch a few video clips, and then suddenly it is two hours later. So, what makes Twitter's 6-second video service so addictive? The Viners.The talent... Read more

Facebook is the latest company to bail on BlackBerry 10

Facebook is the latest company to bail on BlackBerry 10

By Luke Edwards

BlackBerry has lost support for the Facebook app on its platform after the social media company reportedly announced it has abandoned the phone maker.The Facebook app will no longer be supported on BlackBerry devices, reports the BBC.This follows Facebook-owned... Read more

Apple ResearchKit and CareKit: Everything you need to know

Apple ResearchKit and CareKit: Everything you need to know

By Elyse Betters

Apple wants to turn iPhones from across the world into devices that collect scientific data for medical research. Back in March 2015 the Cupertino company introduced ResearchKit during its Spring Forward event, following that up a year later with the... Read more

What was your first Tweet? It's this easy to find out

What was your first Tweet? It's this easy to find out

By Luke Edwards

Twitter is 10 years old. Thinking back, can you remember what your first tweet was? Fortunately, Twitter is way ahead of you. Two years ahead of you in fact. To celebrate Twitter's 8th birthday (so 2 years ago), the social network took the initiative,... Read more