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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

What is Facebook Watch and which shows are available now?

What is Facebook Watch and which shows are available now?

By Elyse Betters

After months of rumors, Facebook's original TV plans are official.The social network, which has been focusing hardcore on video lately with a big push into live video broadcasts, 360-degree videos, stories, and auto-playing clips in the news feed, said... Read more

Microsoft's new Outlook.com beta: What's different and how to join

Microsoft's new Outlook.com beta: What's different and how to join

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has unveiled a new version Outlook.com. It's only in beta at the moment, but you can try it now, before everyone else.The refresh includes a revamped search interface and a heavy emphasis on GIFs. But in order to see the changes, you need to... Read more

10 best iOS apps for students going back to school

10 best iOS apps for students going back to school

By Max Langridge

The school summer holidays are in full swing, but it's already time to start thinking about going back to school or university. Technology now plays an integral part in education, with hundreds and thousands of apps being available to help with your studies.Here's... Read more

Facebook Stories is coming to the desktop whether you want it or not

Facebook Stories is coming to the desktop whether you want it or not

By Elyse Betters

Facebook's Snapchat clone is expanding beyond mobile devices.Facebook Stories, a feature that lets you share multiple photos and videos as part of a visual collection atop news feed, is only available in the Facebook and Messenger apps for mobile devices,... Read more

Mozilla Firefox Send: The Snapchat of file sharing explained

Mozilla Firefox Send: The Snapchat of file sharing explained

By Elyse Betters

Mozilla has launched a new website that simplifies the process of sending large files to another person.Called Send, the site (or tool, rather) is essentially the Snapchat of file sharing. That's because once a file has been received and downloaded... Read more

Plex users can now view live TV on Android and Apple TV

Plex users can now view live TV on Android and Apple TV

By Rik Henderson

No sooner has Plex made live TV streaming available through iOS, Android TV and the Plex web app, the company has added Android and Apple TV support too. It means Android mobile users can now finally view and record free-to-air live TV through the Plex... Read more

Is Facebook working on its own Echo Show-like video chat device?

Is Facebook working on its own Echo Show-like video chat device?

By Elyse Betters

Facebook is getting deeper into hardware, with the purpose of going after Amazon and its Echo-line of smart devices.Bloomberg said Facebook is working on a "video chat device for the home". The social network's experimental Building 8 lab is developing... Read more

Facebook Messenger's personal assistant is about to get a lot better

Facebook Messenger's personal assistant is about to get a lot better

By Elyse Betters

Facebook has acquired an artificial intelligence (AI) startup.The startup, called Ozlo, is based in Palo Alto, California, and according to Facebook, it'll help Facebook develop its personal assistant in the Messenger app: “They’re just going to... Read more

That was quick: Microsoft kills its Windows Phone keyboard for iPhone

That was quick: Microsoft kills its Windows Phone keyboard for iPhone

By Elyse Betters

Farewell, Word Flow. We hardly knew ye.Microsoft launched its Windows Phone keyboard for the iPhone about a year ago. It offered a fan-shaped, one-handed mode, which you'd recognise if you've ever used a Windows Phone or Windows 10 Mobile phone, as... Read more

Your Android might soon show battery life for Bluetooth devices

Your Android might soon show battery life for Bluetooth devices

By Elyse Betters

Ever wish you could check the battery life of a Bluetooth device connected to your phone?Well, if you own an Android, such a feature is likely coming your way. As discovered by XDA Developers, the Android Open Source Project has added support for retrieving... Read more

Amazing pictures you’ll never believe weren’t made using Photoshop

Amazing pictures you’ll never believe weren’t made using Photoshop

By Max Langridge

Photoshop is an incredibly powerful piece of photo editing software, enabling genuine artists to use it to create incredible pieces. But have you ever looked at a photo and thought it must have been created entirely in Photoshop, because there's no... Read more

Google wants to merge Play Music and YouTube Red into a new service

Google wants to merge Play Music and YouTube Red into a new service

By Elyse Betters

Google's music-streaming service strategy is confusing, but it shouldn't be for long.Google offers YouTube Music, as well as YouTube Red and Google Play Music. You might use one or all three for your music-streaming needs. Or maybe you avoid them all,... Read more

Buzzfeed made a smart hot plate that syncs up with its Tasty videos

Buzzfeed made a smart hot plate that syncs up with its Tasty videos

By Elyse Betters

Buzzfeed is becoming a hardware company, apparently. Have you ever seen those step-by-step cooking videos on Facebook, the ones with the top-down view? Well, they're ridiculously popular, and Buzzfeed, which publishes that type of videos under its Tasty... Read more

iPhone users to get chance to recreate A-ha's Take On Me video in their living rooms

iPhone users to get chance to recreate A-ha's Take On Me video in their living rooms

By Rik Henderson

Ever since Apple announced ARKit we've seen plenty of excellent examples of what it can do. Augmented reality applications are set to come at us thick and fast in the coming months.There's one that will particularly appeal to anyone who was around in... Read more

What is Loveflutter Blue? Twitter users' answer to Tinder explained

What is Loveflutter Blue? Twitter users' answer to Tinder explained

By Elyse Betters

Want to score a date with a celebrity?You have a few options: Become rich and famous yourself, try Tinder Select, or try Loveflutter Blue. Since the first isn't a practical option, and the second one is an invite-only feature within the dating app Tinder,... Read more

Adobe Project Nimbus accidentally released, powerful cloud photo editing revealed

Adobe Project Nimbus accidentally released, powerful cloud photo editing revealed

By Rik Henderson

At its Adobe Max conference last year, the creative software company announced Project Nimbus - a cloud-based photo editing service that gives you Lightroom style control over your pictures from any device connected to the internet.It was only a working... Read more

Forget your phone in an Uber? Now you have to pay up to get it back

Forget your phone in an Uber? Now you have to pay up to get it back

By Elyse Betters

Uber just can't get anything right lately.It's been embroiled in controversy this past year - thanks to scathing allegations of sexism and aggressive workplace culture inside the company, a bitter legal fight with investor Google, the leaking of its controversial... Read more

Android O official release is coming soon, as near-final beta rolls out

Android O official release is coming soon, as near-final beta rolls out

By Elyse Betters

EEEK! Android O is almost ready for an official release.We know this because Google has posted the fourth developer preview beta. It includes “near-final system images” for recent Pixel and Nexus devices. That means an official Android O release... Read more

Facebook might make a modular phone that's also a smart speaker

Facebook might make a modular phone that's also a smart speaker

By Elyse Betters

Your next phone could be a modular Facebook speaker phone.Facebook’s secretive lab, Building 8, is considering developing modular smartphones, according to Business Insider. The company filed a patent that was just published, and it includes details... Read more

CityMapper is launching a night bus service in London this August

CityMapper is launching a night bus service in London this August

By Max Langridge

CityMapper, the app-based service to help you navigate various cities around the world, is launching its first commercial bus route in East London following a successful trial. CityMapper to trial its own smart bus transportation service in London The... Read more

Here's what is different in the Google app's new feed experience

Here's what is different in the Google app's new feed experience

By Elyse Betters

Google has announced some updates to the feed experience in the main Google app. Here's what you need to know.The company said the app now offers "improved machine learning to anticipate what’s of interest to each individual user," as well as "the option... Read more

Snapchat: How to multi-snap record and change the colour of any object

Snapchat: How to multi-snap record and change the colour of any object

By Elyse Betters

Snapchat has updated again.And the latest changes should make it easier for you to record and edit many snaps. It's introducing two new features, the first of which is called multi-snap recording, while the second is called tint brush. Here's everything... Read more

Amazon's Blue Apron-like 'Meal Kits' are already here, apparently

Amazon's Blue Apron-like 'Meal Kits' are already here, apparently

By Elyse Betters

Amazon has eyed another industry it wants to disrupt: meal box subscription services.You see, earlier this month, it surfaced that Amazon had registered a trademark for its own meal box service. The trademark application included the slogan "We do the... Read more

The battle of unlimited subscriptions

The battle of unlimited subscriptions

By Pocket-lint Promotion

We are starting to pay for Internet content. Every digital media, information website and blogs are beginning to suggest that you pay to read. Tomorrow, who will be the Netflix/iTunes for information?The unlimited subscription model has become the general... Read more

WhatsApp with soon be able to play YouTube videos in chats

WhatsApp with soon be able to play YouTube videos in chats

By Rik Henderson

WhatsApp is soon to add a new feature and it's one that many will have had on their wishlist for years. You will soon be able to view YouTube videos in chats rather than just send links back and forth.The new feature was discovered in the latest WhatsApp... Read more

Facebook says you use this emoji the most if you live in the UK

Facebook says you use this emoji the most if you live in the UK

By Elyse Betters

It's World Emoji Day.Yes, that's a thing, but more importantly, in honour of this modern "holiday", Facebook has revealed which emoji are among the most popular. CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg specifically shared the top 10 most used emoji characters... Read more

If you use Samsung Pay, you can check-out with PayPal now

If you use Samsung Pay, you can check-out with PayPal now

By Elyse Betters

Samsung's mobile payments service now supports PayPal.If you use Samsung Pay, you can now choose PayPal as a payment method whether you're cashing out in-store, on the web, or in an app. It works any place that Samsung Pay is accepted; the service is... Read more

Amazon Anytime could be the shopping giant's new messaging app

Amazon Anytime could be the shopping giant's new messaging app

By Max Langridge

Amazon may be developing its own messaging app, to rival apps such as iMessage, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. Called Anytime, the app will reportedly be available across iOS, Android and even desktop, and will combine features of many of the other... Read more

Microsoft's new app uses AI to describe to the blind how people look

Microsoft's new app uses AI to describe to the blind how people look

By Elyse Betters

Are you visually impaired? If so, Microsoft's latest app is for you.Microsoft has released a new smartphone app, called Seeing AI, which uses computer vision to describe things to the visually impaired. With the app, you can simply focus your phone’s... Read more

What is PayPal and how does it work?

What is PayPal and how does it work?

By Rik Henderson

PayPal has been in the mobile payments business for more than a decade. It's been around even longer as an online financial service, but mobile is the area that seems to be growing fastest.Most recently, an agreement with Apple enables iOS device owners... Read more

Yolt: What is it, and how will it help you manage your money?

Yolt: What is it, and how will it help you manage your money?

By Pocket-lint Promotion

How much did you spend on groceries or eating out last month? Most of us could probably, at a push, happily tell ourselves a rough estimate of our regular recurring household bills. There’s the mortgage or rent, your phone bill or the gym, but it's... Read more

iPhone users can finally use PayPal on iTunes, App Store, Music and iBooks

iPhone users can finally use PayPal on iTunes, App Store, Music and iBooks

By Rik Henderson

After many years of "will they, won't they" PayPal is finally now part of Apple's iOS stores. iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners in the UK and US can now pay for purchases across iTunes, iBooks, Apple Music and the Apple App Store using their PayPal accounts.It... Read more

Best Amazon Prime Day deals 2017 UK: Super cheap TVs, Kindles, consoles, smartphones, Echo and more

Best Amazon Prime Day deals 2017 UK: Super cheap TVs, Kindles, consoles, smartphones, Echo and more

By Rik Henderson

Amazon Prime Day is well underway and you have until the end of play tonight, Tuesday 11 July, to grab yourself some incredible bargains. It ends at midnight and when the deals are gone, they're gone. All the latest upcoming Prime deals LIVE Deals of... Read more

What is Instagram Stories and how does it work?

What is Instagram Stories and how does it work?

By Elyse Betters

Facebook-owned Instagram has a copycat Snapchat feature: Stories.Here's the deal... With Snapchat Stories, you can broadcast multiple snaps (videos and photos) taken throughout the day, complete with overlays of doodles and stickers and filters and masks.... Read more

15 secret WhatsApp tricks you might not know about

15 secret WhatsApp tricks you might not know about

By Britta O'Boyle

WhatsApp. Wonderful, wonderful, WhatsApp. The messaging service that made BBM look boring and text messages redundant.Of course there are now heaps of messaging services around, but WhatsApp has had a massive head start on almost all of them, meaning... Read more

What is two factor authentication and why should you use it?

What is two factor authentication and why should you use it?

By Cam Bunton

Over the past few years you may have heard a number of companies, app makers and service providers announce that they're launching two factor verification or two factor authentication, often abbreviated to 2FV. If you ever wondered what the heck it even... Read more

Google Blocks is a new tool anyone can use to make 3D models in VR

Google Blocks is a new tool anyone can use to make 3D models in VR

By Elyse Betters

Google has a new virtual reality tool.This tool is really an app. It's unique in that it lets you create colourful 3D models in VR. Called Google Blocks, it's free and available now for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Tthe important thing to note about Google... Read more

Fender Play will teach you how to strum your favourite tune in no time

Fender Play will teach you how to strum your favourite tune in no time

By Elyse Betters

Want to learn how to play guitar? Fender will now show you.Sure, you can always go pick up a bunch of books that tell you how, or you can watch some videos on YouTube or even play Rocksmith, but the company, which is widely known for its guitars, has... Read more

Cameramaker RED just announced a phone with a holographic display

Cameramaker RED just announced a phone with a holographic display

By Elyse Betters

RED, the high-end camera manufacturer, makes a phone now.Called Hydrogen One, its stand-out feature is a “holographic display", which is described as a 5.7-inch screen that apparently uses nanotechnology to toggle "between traditional 2D content, holographic... Read more

Can I get Amazon Prime Now one-hour deliveries in my area?

Can I get Amazon Prime Now one-hour deliveries in my area?

By Rik Henderson

You might not have known already, but Amazon Prime members in certain cities have the option to order deliveries to arrive on the same day. Indeed, they can even arrive within one or two hours, with the latter available as a free option.Known as Amazon... Read more

Snapchat links: How do you link a website to your snap?

Snapchat links: How do you link a website to your snap?

By Elyse Betters

Surprise! Snapchat has updated again.At this point, Snapchat updates are becoming a weekly, if not daily, thing. But this latest update is worth talking about, because it gives average iOS and Android users a feature commonly limited to brands and advertisers:... Read more

Amazon Prime Day: Save £20 on full Amazon Prime membership - offer ends today!

Amazon Prime Day: Save £20 on full Amazon Prime membership - offer ends today!

By Hassan Mohammed

Amazon has announced its third annual Prime Day will be on Tuesday 11 July 2017 this year.It is expected to have some amazing deals from the evening of 10 July all the way through to the end of Amazon Prime Day.In preparation, Amazon Prime membership... Read more

Google now lets anyone sign up to try experimental Area 120 products

Google now lets anyone sign up to try experimental Area 120 products

By Elyse Betters

Google has an incubator that develops interesting products, like the new Uptime app, but now it's allowing anyone to test those efforts.Called Area 120, the in-house unit not only developed Uptime but also Advr, an experimental project for advertising... Read more

Uber will now let you request rides for any of your contacts

Uber will now let you request rides for any of your contacts

By Max Langridge

Uber has now made it possible for you to request a ride from your smartphone, but for someone else in your phone book. To request a ride for somebody else, you need to set the pick up location away from where you happen to be. What is Uber and how does... Read more

KeepVid Music: Download any song or video from the web to your Mac or PC

KeepVid Music: Download any song or video from the web to your Mac or PC

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Have you ever watched a music video on YouTube and wished you could save the song to your computer? Well, you can, with KeepVid Music.We installed the app in order to download MP3s directly from YouTube and over 10,000 other music and video sites, such... Read more

30 most Instagrammed landmarks from around the world

30 most Instagrammed landmarks from around the world

By Adrian Willings

Everyone loves travelling and in a world with high-quality cameras tucked into our pockets in the form of smartphones, it's remarkably quick and easy to take photos of our adventures.You only need to take a quick look at Instagram to see how popular the... Read more

Facebook won't launch its original TV shows until later this summer

Facebook won't launch its original TV shows until later this summer

By Elyse Betters

We're learning more details about Facebook's original TV plans.According to The Wall Street Journal, Facebook will launch its own original series later this summer, with some of them being full-fledged cable TV productions. The 30-minute episodes will... Read more

Anyone can now try Uptime, the new YouTube party app from Google

Anyone can now try Uptime, the new YouTube party app from Google

By Elyse Betters

You no longer need an invite to try Google's YouTube parties app.Gogole's startup incubator, Area 120, allows employees to work on approved projects during their "20 per cent time". The latest project from that incubator is Uptime, a mobile app that... Read more

Instagram begins trialling favourites tab for private list of friends

Instagram begins trialling favourites tab for private list of friends

By Max Langridge

Instagram is said to be in the process of testing a new 'favourites' feature with a select number of users. The favourites feature will act in a similar way to friends lists on Facebook and Twitter, but will offer some notable improvements upon both.... Read more