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Join Pluralsight for a Free Gift

Join Pluralsight for a Free Gift

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Pluralsight has teamed up with Pocket-lint to give you, for a limited time, the chance to get a $10 Visa gift card when you sign up for a monthly Pluralsight subscription or a $30 Visa gift card when you sign up for an annual subscription.Someone once... Read more

What is Snap Map? Snapchat's new feature explained

What is Snap Map? Snapchat's new feature explained

By Elyse Betters

Another day, another Snapchat update.There was once a time when people complained about continual UI updates from Facebook, but with apps like Snapchat adding new features on what seems like a weekly basis, we've come to accept - and maybe even appreciate... Read more

How you can enjoy Multipass!

How you can enjoy Multipass!

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Have you seen the yellow Multipass button on at the top of our website? Pocket-lint has teamed up with Multipass to give you a way to access not only Pocket-lint, but also some of your favourite websites around the web without adverts. Better yet you... Read more

Google just launched a new 180-degree VR format, plus cameras for it

Google just launched a new 180-degree VR format, plus cameras for it

By Elyse Betters

Google has announced a new 180-degree VR format, including third-party cameras that you can use to shoot in it. Called VR180, it's a collaboration, between YouTube and Google’s Daydream VR unit. It has been introduced alongside an announcement about... Read more

What is Amazon Prime Wardrobe and how does it work?

What is Amazon Prime Wardrobe and how does it work?

By Elyse Betters

Amazon has launched a new service: Prime Wardrobe.It follows the Amazon Echo Look, a new type of Alexa-enabled device for those who have an interest in fashion. The device allows you to take a photo of your outfit and then get recommendations on what... Read more

McDonald's delivery is here, thanks to a partnership with UberEats

McDonald's delivery is here, thanks to a partnership with UberEats

By Max Langridge

Yes, you read that headline correctly, after 43 years of sticking its ground and not offering a takeaway service, fast food mega-chain McDonald's has teamed up with UberEats to offer takeaway Big Macs, Chicken McNuggets and McFlurrys. Don't fancy cooking?... Read more

37 of the most retweeted and funniest Tweets of all time

37 of the most retweeted and funniest Tweets of all time

By Adrian Willings

Twitter is a great medium for sharing nuggets of knowledge, pictures of cats and sage life advice.Over the years it's also been a source of entertainment for the internet, even documenting important events as they happen. We've seen highs and lows, the... Read more

This Microsoft app uses Cortana tech to add voice dictation to Office

This Microsoft app uses Cortana tech to add voice dictation to Office

By Elyse Betters

Ever wish you could just say your essay aloud and have Microsoft Word write it out for you?Well, now you can, with a new app called Dictate. Microsoft has released the add-in for not only Word, but also Outlook and Powerpoint. It uses Cortana's speech-recognition... Read more

We've reached peak fidget spinner, thanks to Google

We've reached peak fidget spinner, thanks to Google

By Elyse Betters

If you've managed to avoid fidget spinners thus far - whatever you do, don't Google the word "spinner".The fidget spinner craze, which swept the world this spring, may finally seem like its on the way out, but that doesn't mean it's too late for Google... Read more

Mozilla releases its Firefox Focus ad-blocking browser for Android users

Mozilla releases its Firefox Focus ad-blocking browser for Android users

By Elyse Betters

Following a release for iPhone and iPad users last year, Firefox Focus is now available for Android users.Mozilla now offers a privacy-focused browser, called Firefox Focus, in addition to the Firefox browser that's been around for years. You can now... Read more

Facebook Pride reaction: Here's how to get that rainbow flag 'like' button

Facebook Pride reaction: Here's how to get that rainbow flag 'like' button

By Elyse Betters

Have you noticed recently that some people can respond to Facebook posts with rainbow flag 'likes'?This new type of 'like' button is actually called the Pride reaction. In June, Facebook launched a set of features to celebrate Pride month, including the... Read more

Temp-Mail.org temporary disposable email address lets you keep your email anonymous

Temp-Mail.org temporary disposable email address lets you keep your email anonymous

By Pocket-lint Promotion

We've all been there. Signed up for a Wi-Fi in a coffee shop, a shopping service, or something else, only to be then bombarded with dozens if not hundreds of emails from a range of different services that quickly fills your inbox with spam and junk.Temp-Mail... Read more

Microsoft Office is now available in the Windows Store for the first time

Microsoft Office is now available in the Windows Store for the first time

By Elyse Betters

If you bought the new Surface Laptop, you can now grab Office 365 for free from Microsoft's Windows Store.When Microsoft unveiled the Surface Laptop recently, it glossed over a major announcement about Microsoft Office; You see, the Surface Laptop runs... Read more

Forget Amazon Go cashier-less stores, Moby Mart is already here

Forget Amazon Go cashier-less stores, Moby Mart is already here

By Elyse Betters

Imagine an Amazon Go - but on wheels.Swedish startup Wheelys has come up with a cashier-less, driver-less store called Moby Mart. But unlike Amazon Go, which is stationary and based in Seattle, Moby Mart is now cruising down the streets of Shanghai.... Read more

Apple 3D Touch tips and tricks: Get the most out of the your iPhone

Apple 3D Touch tips and tricks: Get the most out of the your iPhone

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple's pressure sensitive display technology, called 3D Touch adds a vast array of options to the iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus.Thanks to the technology, the displays on board the newer iPhones don't just recognise gestures like tap,... Read more

Did Google hire Apple's chip designer to make chips for Pixel 2?

Did Google hire Apple's chip designer to make chips for Pixel 2?

By Elyse Betters

Future Pixel phones might feature custom, Google-designed chips.According to Variety, Google has hired Manu Gulati, an Apple micro-architect. He worked at Apple on chip development for about eight years, but his LinkedIn profile shows he just joined... Read more

Instagram adds archiving: How to hide your old, heavily filtered photos

Instagram adds archiving: How to hide your old, heavily filtered photos

By Elyse Betters

Remember when you first started using Instagram?You probably loved to play around with several filters, maybe add a border, then sprinkle in a vignette effect, and top the whole thing off with a dozen hashtags before pushing out your photo for all to... Read more

Google may only release two Pixel phones, one possibly made by LG

Google may only release two Pixel phones, one possibly made by LG

By Max Langridge

Reports have recently surfaced to suggest that Google will in fact only release two Pixel devices later this year and not three, as was previously thought. The manufacturer of said two Pixel devices is also up for question, with LG now entering the picture.... Read more

Apple Business Chat in iOS 11: What is it and how does it work?

Apple Business Chat in iOS 11: What is it and how does it work?

By Elyse Betters

Apple is adding a major new feature to its iMessage app in iOS 11.On Apple's Developer site, there is a new section outlining the feature, called Business Chat, even though Business Chat wasn't directly mentioned by Apple during its WWDC 2017 keynote... Read more

Which is the best music streaming service in the UK? Apple Music vs Spotify and more

Which is the best music streaming service in the UK? Apple Music vs Spotify and more

By Max Langridge

Music streaming is by the most popular way for us to consume music. Where once we had to import and rip CDs to our computers, or download songs (legally we hope), we now access to the world's music catalogue through our smartphones.There's fierce competition... Read more

Apple App Store completely redesigned with new daily recommendations

Apple App Store completely redesigned with new daily recommendations

By Rik Henderson

Apple has announced that it is redesigning the App Store as part of iOS 11, to be released later this year.It has a cleaner, simpler look on phone with separate Music app-style tabs separating content.There is an all-new Today tab, which shows new games... Read more

iOS 11 has a raft of new features, Siri gets new voice and more

iOS 11 has a raft of new features, Siri gets new voice and more

By Rik Henderson

Apple has announced the new version of iOS, expected for release in September.iOS 11 comes with a raft of new features, which were unveiled during the company's WWDC 17 keynote in San Jose.iMessages are now stored as part of iCloud, so they sync across... Read more

All-new Skype: What's changed and why is it better?

All-new Skype: What's changed and why is it better?

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft bought Skype nearly six years ago, and to be honest, it feels like the service hasn't changed much since.Sure, it's moved from a peer-to-peer service to the cloud, and it’s rolled out some design changes and features, such as free group video... Read more

Android's co-founder might unveil his new Essential phone next week

Android's co-founder might unveil his new Essential phone next week

By Elyse Betters

Andy Rubin is getting ready to unveil a phone from his new company.Here's the situation: Rubin is a former Google executive who once oversaw the development of Android. He left Google in 2014. In January, he started a new company, called Essential, and... Read more

Whiteboard is Microsoft's Windows 10 app for collaborative inking

Whiteboard is Microsoft's Windows 10 app for collaborative inking

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has unveiled a new Windows 10 app called Whiteboard.It's a "collaborative inking" app meant for Microsoft's Surface devices. Microsoft demoed the app while on stage at its Surface event in Shanghai, China on 23 May. The company explained that... Read more

Is Amazon's checkout-less grocery store coming to the UK soon?

Is Amazon's checkout-less grocery store coming to the UK soon?

By Elyse Betters

Remember Amazon Go? Well, Amazon might bring it to the UK.The online retailer could soon export its experimental checkout-less grocery store to the UK, if a recent trademark registration of "No Queue. No Checkout. (No, Seriously.)" is to be taken seriously.... Read more

Google Assistant on iPhone: What can it do that Siri can't?

Google Assistant on iPhone: What can it do that Siri can't?

By Elyse Betters

Google Assistant has arrived on the iPhone.Sure, technically, the AI-powered assistant was already available in a limited fashion through the Google Allo messaging app, but now, thanks to a new standalone app available on Apple's App Store (US-only for... Read more

SwiftKey for iOS adds 68 languages, gets design overhaul and new themes

SwiftKey for iOS adds 68 languages, gets design overhaul and new themes

By Max Langridge

SwiftKey, the keyboard app that lets you trace your finger around the letters to type words, has updated its list of supported languages in the iOS version of the app. SwiftKey has added 68 new world languages, bringing the total supported number up... Read more

Google I/O 2017: All the announcements that matter

Google I/O 2017: All the announcements that matter

By Elyse Betters

Google I/O 2017 is done and dusted.Google holds an annual developers conference in order to get its developer community up to speed with all the updates it plans to push out to its products. Doing so gives developers a chance to get all their apps, services,... Read more

What is Android Go and why does it matter?

What is Android Go and why does it matter?

By Britta O'Boyle

Google's I/O developer conference kicked off on 17 May with the company announcing several new features and functions across its range of products from Android O to Google Home.Among the new announcements was Android Go, a new version of Android that... Read more

Google Photos gets better at sharing, creates actual photo books

Google Photos gets better at sharing, creates actual photo books

By Cam Bunton

Google Photos is easily one of the best ways to store and organise your best camera shots in the cloud. It's free, smart, and completely cross-platform. Today, the company announced updates coming to the service, which take the cloud photo storage product... Read more

Google Assistant might hit iPhone, Photos, and your kitchen this week

Google Assistant might hit iPhone, Photos, and your kitchen this week

By Elyse Betters

Google Assistant is coming to the iPhone, the Google Photos app, and GE home appliances like refrigerators, a new report has claimed. According to Bloomberg, Google will announce an expansion of its voice assistant during the Google I/O developers conference... Read more

Instagram copied Snapchat again: Here's how those face filters work

Instagram copied Snapchat again: Here's how those face filters work

By Elyse Betters

Facebook-owned Instagram has no qualms about ripping off Snapchat.You've all seen these types of headlines: Facebook adds Snapchat-like blah blah blah; Facebook continues assault on Snapchat; Facebook is turning into a Snapchat clone; and so on. Those... Read more

Microsoft Cortana skills: Which are available now and how do they work?

Microsoft Cortana skills: Which are available now and how do they work?

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has launched the first set of skills for Cortana.During the company's annual Build developers conference this week, Microsoft announced a Cortana Skills Kit so that developers could create Amazon Alexa-like skills for Microsoft's voice assistant.... Read more

Who will win Eurovision 2017? Spotify could know the answer and it's a surprise

Who will win Eurovision 2017? Spotify could know the answer and it's a surprise

By Rik Henderson

The final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 is being held in Kyiv, Ukraine tomorrow evening - from 8pm BST Saturday 13 May - and, after two thrilling semi-finals shown on the BBC and around Europe in the past week, we now know the 26 finalists who will... Read more

Five reasons to download PlayMobo on Android

Five reasons to download PlayMobo on Android

By Pocket-lint Promotion

PlayMobo is one of your best ways to discover new games to play on Google Play. It allows you get recommendations on what to play next, earn daily points for playing games, and even gives you the chance to win numerous giveaways on a regular basis.Here... Read more

Forget Bitmoji: Allo uses neural networks to personalise emoji

Forget Bitmoji: Allo uses neural networks to personalise emoji

By Elyse Betters

Google really wants people to use its Allo chat app.The company has just introduced a new feature that's super reminicscent of Bitmoji, the personalised emoji service that Snap bought and integrated into Snapchat. Google's feature is a little different,... Read more

Microsoft Build 2017: All the announcements that matter

Microsoft Build 2017: All the announcements that matter

By Elyse Betters

The biggest tech companies hold annual developer conferences, and Microsoft's has just kicked off.Every year Microsoft spends a few days trying to bring developers and software engineers into its fold with a developer conference called Build. While at... Read more

Microsoft Story Remix lets you edit movies on iOS, Android, or Windows

Microsoft Story Remix lets you edit movies on iOS, Android, or Windows

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft is at Build 2017 and has introduced something interesting to consumers: a new Windows 10 app.But it's not just any app. It's basically a successor to, or even a replacement for, Windows Movie Maker, an app that let regular people create videos... Read more

OneDrive Files On-Demand will finally only download your files when you need them

OneDrive Files On-Demand will finally only download your files when you need them

By Rik Henderson

Microsoft is finally implementing a feature in OneDrive that could be forgiven for thinking existed already.OneDrive Files On-Demand will store all of your data in the cloud and only download it when you actually want to use relevant files.At present,... Read more

How to view Snapchat snaps as many times as you want

How to view Snapchat snaps as many times as you want

By Elyse Betters

Snapchat just changed the way its biggest hook works.Previously, if you wanted to view a photo or video that someone sent you via Snapchat, you had up to 10 seconds to do so before the media (aka snap) disappeared. That time limit depended on the settings... Read more

Apple confirms it will hold its WWDC 2017 opening keynote on 5 June

Apple confirms it will hold its WWDC 2017 opening keynote on 5 June

By Elyse Betters

Apple has officially invited the press to attend its opening keynote at the annual World Wide Developer Conference.The keynote will be held on 5 June at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. It is scheduled to start at 1 pm ET/10 am PT.... Read more

Citymapper to trial its own smart bus transportation service in London

Citymapper to trial its own smart bus transportation service in London

By Elyse Betters

Citymapper, the popular route-planning app, now makes smart buses.In an attempt to improve mobility in cities, it's basically "reinventing the bus". The company's new buses are designed to collect route data, with the goal of helping improve public transportation... Read more

This is what Google's new Fuchsia operating system looks like

This is what Google's new Fuchsia operating system looks like

By Elyse Betters

Google is developing an entirely new operating system, and we now know what the interface looks like thanks to fresh leaks.It was first revealed last year that Google has a new operating system in the works. It's called Fuchsia. And Fuchsia has already... Read more

What are Spotify Codes and how to use them?

What are Spotify Codes and how to use them?

By Max Langridge

Spotify has just introduced a new, innovative way to get users sharing music with friends and family. Called Spotify Codes, the new feature works by generating a unique code of a track, album or playlist you want to share. Someone else can then scan that... Read more

Facebook might launch its own premium TV shows next month

Facebook might launch its own premium TV shows next month

By Elyse Betters

Facebook is going after Netflix and other streaming services with its own original programming. 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... Read more

Badoo, the dating app that has more singles than Tinder

Badoo, the dating app that has more singles than Tinder

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Badoo is totally different now.If you’re looking for a new dating app or even a new social media app to try, consider Badoo, even if you’ve checked it out before. The app has recently updated and has several new features. Like before, you can use... Read more

Reactions everywhere: Now you can 'sad' or 'wow' on FB comments

Reactions everywhere: Now you can 'sad' or 'wow' on FB comments

By Elyse Betters

Facebook just gave you another way to express yourself.The platform already allows you to interact and engage in a number of ways, whether you want to go live or broadcast a story, and now you can “sad” or “wow” on not only posts and individual... Read more

What is Hulu Live TV and how does it work?

What is Hulu Live TV and how does it work?

By Elyse Betters

Hulu now streams live TV.A year after announcing its live TV plans, the video-streaming service has launched a live TV beta. It's a paid feature that combines 50+ channels and cloud DVR with Hulu's existing service. It's perfect for cord-cutters who already... Read more

Amazon FreeTime for kids comes to Android phones and tablets

Amazon FreeTime for kids comes to Android phones and tablets

By Max Langridge

Amazon's child-friendly content portal, Amazon FreeTime, is now available as an app from the Google Play Store, making it available on Android phones and tablets. FreeTime is already available as a service on Amazon's own Fire and Fire Kids Edition tablets,... Read more