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What is a VPN?

What is a VPN?

By Pocket-lint Promotion

In a world where government snooping, data harvesting, and cyber crime make browsing the internet and accessing online services a less private and safe undertaking, virtual private networks (VPNs) are becoming more popular to get back unrestricted and... Read more

What is Samsung Pay, how does it work, and which banks support it?

What is Samsung Pay, how does it work, and which banks support it?

By Elyse Betters

Samsung Pay has been active in several countries, including the US and South Korea, for a while and is now available in the UK too.It is a platform that allows you to pay for goods and services simply by waving your Samsung device near a cash register... Read more

Abbey Road Studios releases Topline app for emerging musical artists

Abbey Road Studios releases Topline app for emerging musical artists

By Max Langridge

The world famous Abbey Road Studios, home to The Beatles, has released its very first mobile app in the form of Topline. It's been designed and developed with young, creative musicians in mind, to help them save their ideas in one convenient place.Abbey... Read more

How to add interactive poll stickers to your Instagram story

How to add interactive poll stickers to your Instagram story

By Elyse Betters

Instagram has added a new feature: interactive poll stickers.The feature is exclusive to Instagram Stories. With it, you can ask a question in your Instagram story, and your followers and friends will be able to respond by voting. Here's what you need... Read more

Uber CEO and TfL have "constructive meeting" in steps to avoid London ban

Uber CEO and TfL have "constructive meeting" in steps to avoid London ban

By Rik Henderson

Last week, regulatory body Transport for London revealed that Uber has been refused a renewed licence to operate in the UK's capital.The app-based taxi firm will not be able to pick up passengers in the city beyond the expiry of its current licence. That... Read more

Microsoft just killed Groove Music, but it also partnered with Spotify

Microsoft just killed Groove Music, but it also partnered with Spotify

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft is ending Groove Music.Two years ago, Microsoft rebranded its Xbox Music streaming service to Groove Music. Now, Microsoft is retiring Groove Music and will stop selling Groove Music passes, which means subscribers will get a pro-rated refund... Read more

50 Incredible images of space like you've never seen before

50 Incredible images of space like you've never seen before

By Adrian Willings

Space is an amazing place. Mankind has dreamt of exploring the distant edges of the Universe since we first set foot on the moon. Yet most of it remains far from our grasp and we can only dream of the delights and wonders beyond our reach. Despite that,... Read more

Spotify launches Your Time Capsule playlist of personalised throwback tunes

Spotify launches Your Time Capsule playlist of personalised throwback tunes

By Max Langridge

Spotify is always coming up with ways to deliver recommended and curated music content to your ears and the latest is a rather excellent one. What is Spotify and how does it work? Called Time Capsule, the personalised playlist picks out around 60 tracks... Read more

Gett taxi app takes cheeky swipe at Uber London ban, gives you £15 off with this code

Gett taxi app takes cheeky swipe at Uber London ban, gives you £15 off with this code

By Rik Henderson

After Uber was deemed not "fit and proper" to hold a London private hire licence, rendering it unable to operate in the capital if an appeal is unsuccessful, black cab ordering app company Gett aims to capitalise with a clever and cheeky campaign.As well... Read more

What is Google Family Link and how do its parental controls work?

What is Google Family Link and how do its parental controls work?

By Elyse Betters

If you have kids, you probably care about they do on a mobile device.Don't get us wrong. You want them to explore, tinker around, and aspire to be Mark Zuckerberg 2.0, but at the same time, there are just some things kids maybe shouldn't do on an internet-connected... Read more

Twitter trials 280 character limit, but you can do it yourself with this great hack

Twitter trials 280 character limit, but you can do it yourself with this great hack

By Rik Henderson

Twitter is considering raising the character limit of tweets to 280, double the amount you are currently restricted to. This, it claims, will enable its users to better express themselves.Not all countries will be affected, as those who tweet in Japanese,... Read more

Amazon Alexa comes to iOS and Android through Amazon Music app

Amazon Alexa comes to iOS and Android through Amazon Music app

By Max Langridge

Amazon is rolling out an update for its Amazon Music app on both Android and iOS that will see Alexa, the company's voice-controlled smart assistant, added to assist with playing and finding new songs. What is Amazon Music Unlimited and how does it work?... Read more

MacOS High Sierra preview: The invisible update that you need to download

MacOS High Sierra preview: The invisible update that you need to download

By Stuart Miles

As each MacOS update has completed installing, we've always stared lovingly at our Mac desktop, wondering what's actually changed. And most of the time, it's fairly obvious.We normally get big, sweeping new features and additions after Apple releases... Read more

25 awesome album covers recreated in MS Paint

25 awesome album covers recreated in MS Paint

By Adrian Willings

Microsoft Paint is one of the wonders of the Microsoft operating system and a piece of bundled software that's been around since the very first version of Windows in 1985. More recently, news appeared to spread that Microsoft was killing off MS Paint in... Read more

What is Sarahah, how does it work, and where is it available?

What is Sarahah, how does it work, and where is it available?

By Elyse Betters

Kids these days.If they aren't Venmo-ing cash to their friends, they are snapping with Snapchat. Or, they're sending anonymised messages to each other with Sarahah, an app that shot to the top of app charts this past summer. Nearly 20 million people have... Read more

Best taxi apps: Uber alternatives to get you a cab in London

Best taxi apps: Uber alternatives to get you a cab in London

By Max Langridge

Following the news that Transport for London will not renew Uber's license after 30 September, many Londoners will be wondering what other ways there are to get around the capital.There is of course the famous London Black Cab, but many customers want... Read more

Does Lyft operate in London? Uber ban has passengers panicked

Does Lyft operate in London? Uber ban has passengers panicked

By Rik Henderson

With Transport for London's refusal to reissue a private hire licence for Uber in London, panicked customers are seeking alternatives already.Uber will continue to operate until at least Friday 13 October, when the its appeal to the licence withdrawal... Read more

What is Venmo, how does it work, and where is it available?

What is Venmo, how does it work, and where is it available?

By Elyse Betters

If you're bummed that Apple Pay Cash didn't launch with iOS 11 in September, consider trying Venmo.Have you heard the phrase "Just Venmo me?" If not, you probably will soon. Venmo is a 7-year-old mobile app that lets people easily transfer money between... Read more

Yes, you can use Sling TV to watch world sporting events - here's how

Yes, you can use Sling TV to watch world sporting events - here's how

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Autumn is around the corner, and that means autumn and winter sports are too.If you like soccer, you'll want to make sure you can watch all the popular games and matches this season. Normally, you might subscribe to a sports cable package, but if you're... Read more

Best ARKit-enabled apps: Top 10 augmented reality apps for iOS

Best ARKit-enabled apps: Top 10 augmented reality apps for iOS

By Elyse Betters

The first Apple ARKit-enabled augmented reality apps have arrived.Apple announced its augmented reality (AR) platform -- ARKit -- at WWDC 2017 in June. The platform has been open to developers ever since, giving them ample time to create new AR apps ahead... Read more

20 amazing illustrations created using only Microsoft Paint

20 amazing illustrations created using only Microsoft Paint

By Adrian Willings

We covered recently how Microsoft came very close to killing off the legendary software that is MS Paint in favour of their new 3D version. In order to pay tribute to the great bit of kit that's been around for decades, we've been on the hunt for the... Read more

25 amazing Photoshop artists with skills that will blow your mind

25 amazing Photoshop artists with skills that will blow your mind

By Adrian Willings

We all know the power of Photoshop, you'll regularly see the results of its use on magazine covers and in advertising campaigns. But it's much more than just a tool for touching up and beautifying images, it's also a powerful piece of software for creating... Read more

Snapchat: How to add 3D animated Bitmoji lenses to your snaps

Snapchat: How to add 3D animated Bitmoji lenses to your snaps

By Elyse Betters

Snapchat's latest update completely changes how you use Bitmoji.Last year, Snapchat bought Bitstrips, the company behind Bitmoji. Snapchat is now leveraging that acquisition in away that reminds us of Pokemon Go. In that AR-based game, you can look through... Read more

Apple Animoji explained: Here's how to use those animated emoji

Apple Animoji explained: Here's how to use those animated emoji

By Elyse Betters

Apple has introduced a new iOS 11 feature: Animoji.Animoji are custom, animated versions of popular emoji characters found on iPhone. The feature uses the new Face ID facial-recognition system, which is exclusive to the iPhone X, to create 3D emoji that... Read more

Uber wants its entire vehicle fleet in London to be all-electric by 2025

Uber wants its entire vehicle fleet in London to be all-electric by 2025

By Elyse Betters

Uber's cheapest, most popular UberX tier will soon be either fully-electric or hybrid.With "500-year" hurricanes happening all the time now, it seems like everyone should be talking about climate change and the role we play as a fossil fuel-dependent... Read more

Stride is a new Slack-like chat app from the makers of HipChat

Stride is a new Slack-like chat app from the makers of HipChat

By Elyse Betters

There are so many Slack-like chat apps these days.There's Facebook's Workplace and Microsoft's Teams and so on. But that isn't stopping Atlassian, which makes the HipChat chat app, from introducing Stride, another chat app. But this one has a slightly... Read more

How to turn on Twitter Night mode on desktop, iOS, and Android devices

How to turn on Twitter Night mode on desktop, iOS, and Android devices

By Elyse Betters

Did you know Twitter has a Night mode feature?Well, Twitter's iOS and Android apps have offered the feature since last year, but now, it's available on the desktop. Night mode re-skins the app and site so that they appear darker, making it easer to read... Read more

You can now use Kobo's mobile apps to listen to audiobooks

You can now use Kobo's mobile apps to listen to audiobooks

By Elyse Betters

Looking for a new audiobook source?Well, Rakuten's Kobo has added audiobooks to its iOS and Android ebook apps. Kobo, if you didn't know, is an e-reader maker that also offers the Kobo Reading mobile app, which allows you to browse Kobo's extensive catalogue... Read more

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update coming 17 October, Mixed Reality leads the charge

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update coming 17 October, Mixed Reality leads the charge

By Mike Lowe

If you've been waiting for the next step in Windows 10 then it's just around the corner: the Fall Creators Update will begin rolling out from Tuesday 17 October - bang on schedule for Microsoft's proposed six-monthly updates plan.It's no coincidence that... Read more

Microsoft IFA 2017 press conference: Watch it right here

Microsoft IFA 2017 press conference: Watch it right here

By Max Langridge

Microsoft is hosting its own press conference at IFA in Berlin, although hasn't given away any specific details as to what will be unveiled yet. The company hasn't even have a tagline to tease us with, so for now, all we can do is speculate. If you... Read more

Dedicated Amazon Prime Video app for Android hits Google Play at last

Dedicated Amazon Prime Video app for Android hits Google Play at last

By Rik Henderson

Amazon has finally provided a dedicated Android app for its Amazon Prime Video streaming service.While iOS phone and tablet owners have had the luxury of a native app for a considerable while, Android device users have had to install workarounds in order... Read more

What is Caviar and where can you use it to order food?

What is Caviar and where can you use it to order food?

By Pocket-lint Promotion

One thing that's great about cities is all the food.It's everywhere, and it's amazing. There are so many restaurants and cafes and places to choose from, but what's even more amazing is that in many cities you can just order food from these joints and... Read more

What is Tinder and how does it work?

What is Tinder and how does it work?

By Elyse Betters

Dating isn't what it used to be.Over the past couple decades, online dating has revolutionised the game. You no longer have to hit on people at bars and get rejected face-to-face. You can now carefully construct your virtual profile with coy details and... Read more

What is Metromile pay-per-mile insurance and how does it work?

What is Metromile pay-per-mile insurance and how does it work?

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Imagine a world where your auto insurance costs are based on the miles you drive.Think about it: Whether you drive 50 miles a day or 5 miles a day, we all get lumped into the same category and have to pay up. And, more often than not, our auto insurance... Read more

What is Facebook 360 photo capture and how does it work?

What is Facebook 360 photo capture and how does it work?

By Elyse Betters

Facebook has long supported different types of media, and it's latest feature, called 360 photo capture, is a prime example.The company has updated its main Facebook app so that you can capture and share 360-degree photos. No, you don't need a 360-degree... Read more

Move over, Siri: Google Assistant app for iOS has arrived in the UK

Move over, Siri: Google Assistant app for iOS has arrived in the UK

By Elyse Betters

Three months after launching Google Assistant for iOS in the US, Google has brought the app to the UK.Assistant has truly become a multi-platform assistant at this point, though it does have some restrictions on non-Android devices. For instance, when... Read more

Facebook's Echo Show-like device is codenamed Aloha, coming in 2018

Facebook's Echo Show-like device is codenamed Aloha, coming in 2018

By Elyse Betters

Facebook is getting serious about making hardware for consmers.According to a report from Business Insider, Facebook is making a video chat device, which is codenamed Aloha, and Facebook executive Andrew Bosworth is leading the project. This report follows... Read more

What is Amazon Top Up and how does it work?

What is Amazon Top Up and how does it work?

By Elyse Betters

If you don't have a bank card, shopping online is nearly impossible.You're likely limited to using throw-away refill cards when it comes to buying goods on the internet. Amazon, however, has introduced a new service in the UK, called Amazon Top Up, that... Read more

Google is working on a set of smart headphones with Assistant built-in

Google is working on a set of smart headphones with Assistant built-in

By Max Langridge

It seems Google is ramping up its hardware efforts. Following the news that the company is working on a new Chromebook Pixel and a smaller version of the Google Home smart speaker - along with two new Pixel phones of course, fresh evidence suggests a... Read more

Android 8.0 Oreo: Features, release date and everything you need to know

Android 8.0 Oreo: Features, release date and everything you need to know

By Elyse Betters

Following its initial announcements of updates to Photos, Home and Assistant, Google finally got around to Android Oreo at its main I/O 2017 keynote. While there's not a whole lot new visually in Android Oreo, there's plenty that will help improve it... Read more

Android O has finally been named: Watch the full reveal here

Android O has finally been named: Watch the full reveal here

By Elyse Betters

The next version of Android is officially known as Android Oreo.Android O has been in developer beta for a while, with the final version expected to launch soon, but now, we finally know its official name. We know this because Google just announced it... Read more

The wait is over: Android O is officially called Android Oreo

The wait is over: Android O is officially called Android Oreo

By Elyse Betters

Google has announced the official name of Android O.During a live-streamed event on 21 August, the company announced Android O will be called Android Oreo. The "event", which was scheduled around the same time as the 2017 solar eclipse, consisted of... Read more

Twitter is live-streaming the 2017 solar eclipse so anyone can see it

Twitter is live-streaming the 2017 solar eclipse so anyone can see it

By Elyse Betters

Twitter wants everyone to catch a glimpse of next week's solar eclipse.On 21 August, which is a Monday, a total solar eclipse will be visible across the entire contiguous US (it'll also be visible in other countries, but only as a partial solar eclipse).... Read more

Essential Phone: Price, release date, and everything you need to know

Essential Phone: Price, release date, and everything you need to know

By Elyse Betters

Essential, the company set up by Android co-founder Andy Rubin, has unveiled the Essential Phone.This Android-powered smartphone is going after the major flagships. It has a high-end price tag with top-of-the-line specs and features, such as an edge-to-edge... Read more

Facebook: Here's how to make GIFs using the app's built-in camera

Facebook: Here's how to make GIFs using the app's built-in camera

By Elyse Betters

Facebook's mobile app offers a new feature: GIF-making.The social network has updated the Facebook app's camera with the option to make a short GIF, or rather "two-second looping videos", which you can then share in a Facebook Story or on your profile.... Read more

Google Allo for web finally goes live: How to set it up and get started

Google Allo for web finally goes live: How to set it up and get started

By Elyse Betters

Google Allo can now be accessed through your web browser.Google first teased that Allo, its messenger app with built-in Google Assistant, would come to the desktop last February. Many expected the company to launch the web version at Google I/O in May,... Read more

What is Amazon Instant Pickup, who can use it, and how does it work?

What is Amazon Instant Pickup, who can use it, and how does it work?

By Elyse Betters

Another day, another Amazon service.The online retailer has launched something called Instant Pickup. Immediately, the media has begun spinning this as Amazon's latest push into physical retail outlets, as it allows you to instantly pick up “daily essential”... Read more

Uber will now let you tip your driver for good service

Uber will now let you tip your driver for good service

By Max Langridge

Following a rollout in the US, and complaints from some UK-based drivers, Uber is adding in-app tipping to the ride-hailing service in the UK. The new feature will go live from tomorrow, 15 August. What is Uber and how does it work? While it won't be... Read more

How to use the Asos app to find the right clothes from photos

How to use the Asos app to find the right clothes from photos

By Max Langridge

Fashion retail giant Asos has released an update for its mobile app that will let you search for clothes using photos. If you've ever been out and either seen something on the rails in a shop, or someone wearing a t-shirt or pair of trousers that you... Read more