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The best Amazon US Prime Day deals for Prime Day 2018
The best Amazon US Prime Day deals for Prime Day 2018 By Maggie Tillman

Amazon US Prime Day is nearly here.It's an annual event exclusive to paid Amazon Prime subscribers and there are some amazing offers from Amazon US. If you're a Prime member, the day will be filled to the brim with thousands of amazing deals.Keep in mind... Read more

Adobe is bringing full Photoshop to the iPad and it's about time
Adobe is bringing full Photoshop to the iPad and it's about time By Maggie Tillman

You'll soon get to use full Photoshop while on the go.Apple has been pitching iOS 11 and the iPad as a PC-like experience, meaning you could do all your work on the iPad and get by fine without an actual computer. But, without core desktop apps, such... Read more

How to broadcast your voice to all your Amazon Echo devices
How to broadcast your voice to all your Amazon Echo devices By Maggie Tillman

"Alexa, tell everyone it's time to go!" Wouldn't it be nice if Alexa could help you hurry your family along or maybe announce that dinner is ready?Now, families with Echo devices in their home can do just that, thanks to a new "Alexa Announcements" feature... Read more

The best Alexa tips and tricks: Get more from Amazon's assistant
The best Alexa tips and tricks: Get more from Amazon's assistant By Maggie Tillman

The Amazon Echo can make to-do lists, set alarms, stream podcasts, play audiobooks, read PDFs, provide weather forecasts, warn you of traffic, answer trivia, control your smart home and serve up other information in real-time. We've been living with... Read more

Amazon Echo vs Echo Plus vs Echo Tap vs Echo Dot vs Echo Show vs Echo Spot: What's the difference?
Amazon Echo vs Echo Plus vs Echo Tap vs Echo Dot vs Echo Show vs Echo Spot: What's the difference? By Maggie Tillman

Amazon's Echo lineup is insane at this point, spanning smart speakers, video devices and new Alexa Gadgets.The Echo family of products has grown rapidly over the last couple of years, with a flurry of new devices announced last September to add to the... Read more

How to set up and use Drop In on Amazon Echo devices
How to set up and use Drop In on Amazon Echo devices By Maggie Tillman

Whether you have an Echo speaker or an Echo device with a screen, you can take advantage one of Amazon's coolest Alexa features: Drop In. With Drop In, you're able to instantly connect to any of your Echo devices (or a contact's Echo device, if they've... Read more

How to connect Spotify to Alexa or Amazon Echo
How to connect Spotify to Alexa or Amazon Echo By Maggie Tillman

You can change your default music service for Alexa, so that it'll play from whatever service you prefer.That's handy if you don't subscribe to Amazon Music and maybe prefer, say, Spotify. Luckily, changing the default option to Spotify is super easy.... Read more

Microsoft Whiteboard app is out and lets you collaborate with others
Microsoft Whiteboard app is out and lets you collaborate with others By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft has officially launched its Whiteboard app.The app, which lets you collaborate on a digital canvas through Windows 10 devices, has left preview and is available for download. Like a physical whiteboard, Whiteboard lets you draw and erase as... Read more

Apple helped make an external GPU for its refreshed MacBook Pros
Apple helped make an external GPU for its refreshed MacBook Pros By Maggie Tillman

Own a MacBook Pro but need more graphic processing power? Then you need to check out this latest Apple product.Technically, it's a Blackmagic product. Blackmagic is a cinema company, and it worked closely with Apple to create a new product for MacBook... Read more

What is Amazon Echo Look, how does it work, and when can you buy it?
What is Amazon Echo Look, how does it work, and when can you buy it? By Maggie Tillman

Echo Look is one of the newest additions to Amazon's line of Echo-branded devices, and it's also one of the quirkiest.Each Echo device has a different form factor and is best suited to a specific environment - whether you're at home and want to listen... Read more

Watch out, Slack: Microsoft Teams now has a freemium tier
Watch out, Slack: Microsoft Teams now has a freemium tier By Maggie Tillman

Considering a move away from Slack? Well, check out Teams.Microsoft has just introduced a free version of Microsoft Teams, making the app a direct competitor to Slack. Microsoft Teams launched in 2016 with no free tiers, and it was limited to an Office... Read more

Did Huawei just reveal Android P will be called Android Pistachio?
Did Huawei just reveal Android P will be called Android Pistachio? By Maggie Tillman

Google is working on the next major update to Android, and it looks like Huawei has revealed what that update will be called.Google has yet to confirm the update's full name. Right now, it goes by Android P. Google tends to name Android versions in alphabetical... Read more

What is Apple's True Tone display?
What is Apple's True Tone display? By Maggie Tillman

The latest MacBook Pro boasts what Apple calls a True Tone display.It's a technology that first made its appearance on the iPad Pro, it was subsequently added to devices like the the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X, but now it's landed on Apple's new... Read more

Amazon Echo Show tips and tricks: Master Alexa from a touchscreen
Amazon Echo Show tips and tricks: Master Alexa from a touchscreen By Maggie Tillman

Amazon's Echo speaker now comes with a touchscreen - and whole host of hidden ways to use Alexa.In Pocket-lint's review of the Echo Show we noted that Amazon could go in so many directions with it. Sure, we'd like to see more touch-enabled Alexa skills... Read more

Google's Gboard keyboard now offers Morse code input because why not
Google's Gboard keyboard now offers Morse code input because why not By Maggie Tillman

Google added Morse code as an input method to its Gboard keyboard.The company already offers Morse code in the Android version of Gboard (in beta). Now, it's debuting in the iOS version. While this may sound like a gimmicky tool for people to play with,... Read more

Want a blockchain phone? Finney has dual screens and costs $1,000
Want a blockchain phone? Finney has dual screens and costs $1,000 By Maggie Tillman

A little-known company has its own blockchain phone to compete with HTC's upcoming Exodus.Sirin Labs is unveiling a new Android device, Finney, which it claimed offers the world’s best security. It's rivaling HTC's upcoming blockchain phone, the Exodus,... Read more

Apple will update nearly all its devices this autumn, even Mac Mini
Apple will update nearly all its devices this autumn, even Mac Mini By Maggie Tillman

Apple will announce several updated devices this year, according to a respected analyst who regularly and successfully predicts Apple's plans.The company is working on updating most of its product lines for the second half of 2018, per an investor's note... Read more

This is what the front of Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 looks like
This is what the front of Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 looks like By Maggie Tillman

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 leaks just keep popping up, with the latest example revealing the upcoming phone's front design.AndroidHeadlines has posted a front panel view of the Galaxy Note 9. It's reportedly an official render, but the image does not... Read more

What is Apple’s USB Restricted Mode and how does it work?
What is Apple’s USB Restricted Mode and how does it work? By Maggie Tillman

Apple has quietly rolled out a major security feature to iPhone and iPad.Called USB Restricted Mode, the feature prevents USB accessories from connecting to an iOS device if the device has been locked for more than an hour. This should make it harder... Read more

PUBG Mobile beta app for Android lets you test new features first
PUBG Mobile beta app for Android lets you test new features first By Maggie Tillman

The mobile version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds now has a beta version you can try in order to test major updates before everyone else.The popular app, which just received a huge update in June 201, with the 0.6.0 release that introduced a new season... Read more

Huawei will unveil its TalkBand B5 fitness wearable on 18 July
Huawei will unveil its TalkBand B5 fitness wearable on 18 July By Maggie Tillman

It looks like Huawei plans to skip the TalkBand B4 altogether and introduce the TalkBand B5 next week.According to the company's promotional poster shared to social network Weibo, the TalkBand B5 will be announced on 18 July. The device, which recently... Read more

Snapchat launches Lens Explore so you can find new lenses to try
Snapchat launches Lens Explore so you can find new lenses to try By Maggie Tillman

Snap is finally letting you access all those Lens Studio creations, with a new update to the Snapchat app.Last December, Snap launched a free desktop app, called Lens Studio, that gave everyone the ability to create augmented reality "lenses" for Snapchat.... Read more

Microsoft Surface Go tablet is the cheapest, most accessible Surface yet
Microsoft Surface Go tablet is the cheapest, most accessible Surface yet By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft has introduced a new Surface-branded device: The Surface Go.The company is targeting Apple iPad users and Chromebook users with this device that starts at £380/$399. It is a 10-inch touchscreen tablet that, at first look, looks like a smaller... Read more

Microsoft Surface Go vs Apple iPad 9.7 (2018): What's the difference?
Microsoft Surface Go vs Apple iPad 9.7 (2018): What's the difference? By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft has announced a new Surface, called the Surface Go, and it has pitched the tablet squarely at Apple's iPad.The iPad 9.7 (2018) is now the cheapest way to get your hands on an Apple tablet. But how does it compare to entry-level Surface Go, which... Read more

Prime Day 2018 deal: Amazon cuts $40 off price of Kindle Paperwhite
Prime Day 2018 deal: Amazon cuts $40 off price of Kindle Paperwhite By Maggie Tillman

Amazon has announced yet another Prime Day deal.The company is holding a massive Black Friday in July-type sale next week (you can read all about it from here), but ahead of that annual shopping event, it's announcing some deals so you can prepare. Amazon's... Read more

ESPN+: How does it work, what does it offer, and how much is it?
ESPN+: How does it work, what does it offer, and how much is it? By Maggie Tillman

ESPN+ is finally here.Disney's latest product is a direct-to-consumer subscription video service for all you MLB and NHL sports fans. There’s no separate app to install on your device; it's all within the redesigned ESPN app that's now available. Here's... Read more

Google Assistant Easter Eggs: Google knows it's coming home
Google Assistant Easter Eggs: Google knows it's coming home By Maggie Tillman

Google Assistant can not only get things done but also entertain you.It is loaded with hilarious responses for all sorts of hidden commands. These are Easter Eggs - an unexpected feature in software - and they range from Assistant's deepest, darkest thoughts... Read more

It looks like Huawei might launch its TalkBand B5 hybrid tracker soon
It looks like Huawei might launch its TalkBand B5 hybrid tracker soon By Maggie Tillman

Huawei has a smartwatch/fitness tracker hybrid line, the Huawei TalkBand, and it looks like the company is planning to update to it.A picture of Huawei’s upcoming TalkBand B5 has surfaced via respected leaker Evan Blass on Twitter. He doesn’t say... Read more

Samsung's Gear S4 might launch as 'Galaxy Watch' with Wear OS
Samsung's Gear S4 might launch as 'Galaxy Watch' with Wear OS By Maggie Tillman

Google recently rebranded Android Wear to Wear OS, and ever since then, there have been rumours about an upcoming Wear OS watch.Samsung is reportedly planning to adopt Google’s Wear OS for its next watch, though, up until recently, the evidence to confirm... Read more

How to get the MacOS Mojave public beta running on your Mac
How to get the MacOS Mojave public beta running on your Mac By Maggie Tillman

The next version of MacOS is here.While at WWDC 2018, Apple announced and previewed MacOS Mojave, a major update to the High Sierra operating system. It includes many behind-the-scene upgrades that will make your Mac seem more powerful, more secure, and... Read more

How to group multiple Amazon Echo devices for music
How to group multiple Amazon Echo devices for music By Maggie Tillman

Amazon's Echo devices support multiroom audio but you will need to group them up using the Alexa app. Here we'll tell you how.You can use the feature to play music across multiple Echo devices in your home at the same time.But there are caveats: the... Read more

What is Amazon Music Unlimited and how does it work?
What is Amazon Music Unlimited and how does it work? By Maggie Tillman

Amazon Music Unlimited is getting better and better - while research firm MIDiA says it's the third largest music streaming service after Spotify and Apple Music, with around 16 million subscribers. Here's everything you need to know about Amazon Music... Read more

Best Alexa games: Play these great adventures on your Amazon Echo
Best Alexa games: Play these great adventures on your Amazon Echo By Maggie Tillman

Alexa is smart, funny, helpful, and, as it turns out, a game master.From interactive stories to trivia, Amazon's voice assistant is packed with games that can keep both children and adults entertained. We've spent years playing with Alexa in order to... Read more

Apple releases second iOS 12 public beta for anyone to test
Apple releases second iOS 12 public beta for anyone to test By Maggie Tillman

Apple has released the second public beta of iOS 12.The company launched the first iOS 12 public beta late last month, giving anybody - or, non-developers - a chance to test the unfinished software ahead of its final release for all iPhone and iPad users... Read more

Apple's next iPhone could come in several new wild colours
Apple's next iPhone could come in several new wild colours By Maggie Tillman

Apple is reportedly planning to introduce new iPhone colours when it launches the next iPhone later this year.The new colours include grey, white, blue, red, and orange. However, they'll be limited to a less-expensive model, which will still come with... Read more

Samsung's first Android Go phone revealed in leaked pics
Samsung's first Android Go phone revealed in leaked pics By Maggie Tillman

Samsung is reportedly planning to release an Android Go budget smartphone, and a pictures of it have just leaked out.SamMobile has posted pictures of a phone supposedly called the Galaxy J2 Core. They show off the design and seem to verify that it runs... Read more

What is Amazon Go, where is it, and how does it work?
What is Amazon Go, where is it, and how does it work? By Maggie Tillman

Amazon has finally opened its Amazon Go store.Situated in Seattle, it gives you the option to buy your goods from Amazon in person rather than through Amazon.com. However, unlike other physical shops, it doesn't have any registers. You simply walk in,... Read more

Dell is holding a huge 'Black Friday in July' sale right now
Dell is holding a huge 'Black Friday in July' sale right now By Maggie Tillman

Now Dell is doing its own summertime sales extravaganza.Not to be outdone by Amazon's Prime Day, which is basically Black Friday in July, Dell is running its own “Black Friday in July” sale that's happening at the same time. Dell’s Black Friday... Read more

Microsoft’s budget Surface tablet clears FCC, might launch soon
Microsoft’s budget Surface tablet clears FCC, might launch soon By Maggie Tillman

It looks like Microsoft has developed a cheaper Surface tablet.The company has been rumoured to be working on a budget Surface-branded device, and it appears to have finally passed through the US Federal Communication Commission this week. The filing,... Read more

Microsoft's next Surface device could be a 'pocketable' device
Microsoft's next Surface device could be a 'pocketable' device By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft is reportedly developing a foldable tablet, and the evidence pile that suggests so just grew larger.This foldable tablet, codenamed Andromeda, which is expected to support pen input and could launch as soon as this year, will be a pocket Surface... Read more

Apple is rolling out an all-new Apple Maps with its own data
Apple is rolling out an all-new Apple Maps with its own data By Maggie Tillman

"Don't you just love Apple Maps? It's so much better than Google Maps," says no one, ever.Six years ago, Apple launched its own mapping service, Apple Maps, replacing Google Maps as the default mapping service on its devices. It immediately received... Read more

What is Instagram Stories and how does it work?
What is Instagram Stories and how does it work? By Maggie Tillman

Facebook-owned Instagram has a copycat Snapchat feature: Stories.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. This 'reel of... Read more

Segway just killed the hoverboard with its funky Drift W1 e-skates
Segway just killed the hoverboard with its funky Drift W1 e-skates By Maggie Tillman

There's only so many times you can get excited about another new phone. You know what excites us now? Segway-branded rollerskates. Seriously. Who cares about the next Samsung Galaxy Note 9000 or whatever it's called. Check out the video above if you... Read more

Motorola will reveal its next phone in Chicago on 2 August
Motorola will reveal its next phone in Chicago on 2 August By Maggie Tillman

Motorola has announced when it will hold its next press event.The company is currently teasing an August event in Chicago, where it plans to make "a big announcement". The mystery event will be held at Motorola’s HQ on 2 August at 2pm local time. It... Read more

DC Comics will launch its streaming service in beta this August
DC Comics will launch its streaming service in beta this August By Maggie Tillman

DC Comics has announced more details about its upcoming digital streaming service, DC Universe.We know that it will be a subscription service for comics, TV shows, and movies, and that a beta version will go live in August 2018. It'll have original TV... Read more

Kroger is launching driverless grocery deliveries in the US
Kroger is launching driverless grocery deliveries in the US By Maggie Tillman

Kroger plans to deploy a fully driverless delivery service.Kroger is one of the largest supermarket chains in the US, and it has announced that it is teaming up with Nuro, a two-year-old company founded by former members of Google’s self-driving car... Read more

Showtime is turning game franchise Halo into a TV show
Showtime is turning game franchise Halo into a TV show By Maggie Tillman

Do you like Halo? If so, you'll be glad to know that Showtime has just green-lighted the game franchise to be turned into a TV show.Showtime announced that it has ordered a 10-episode season based on the franchise, describing it is as the network's "most... Read more

Honor 7S budget smartphone now available in UK for just £99
Honor 7S budget smartphone now available in UK for just £99 By Maggie Tillman

Huawei's Honor brand has launched its latest phone, Honor 7S, in the UK.It's a budget phone with a 5.45-inch display, which has a 1440x720 resolution and 18:9 FullView experience. It also features a quad-core Mediatek MT6739, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of ROM,... Read more

Nokia 9 back on track for possible late summer 2018 release
Nokia 9 back on track for possible late summer 2018 release By Maggie Tillman

HMD is supposedly working on a “Nokia 9” phone. Nokia was almost certain to release the Nokia 9 in 2017, but after several rumours and leaks, it never came to fruition. Then, at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, we were given the stunning Nokia... Read more

Snapchat might add an app store with in-app games this autumn
Snapchat might add an app store with in-app games this autumn By Maggie Tillman

Snapchat is about to launch an app store for games.According to The Information, Snapchat is planning to launch a gaming platform next autumn that will live within its mobile app. It's even landed deals with at least one gaming publisher to make a title... Read more