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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

Get free DisneyLife subscription with Tesco Mobile this summer

Get free DisneyLife subscription with Tesco Mobile this summer

By Rik Henderson

Tesco Mobile is making your kids' journeys better this summer, with DisneyLife subscriptions coming for free as part of its pay-monthly, pay-as-you-go and SIM deals.DisneyLife is Disney's own streaming service, with unrestricted access to movies, TV shows,... Read more

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

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

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 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