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Google’s mega-helpful job search tool finally arrives in the U.K.

• Google’s job search aggregation tool is now live for users in the U.K.<br>• Popular U.K. job listing sites such as CV-Library, Guardian Jobs, Haymarket, Reed, and Totaljobs are among the first to join the service in the region.<br>• The feature, which has been available in the U.S. for just over a year, can be …

Employment

Latest Google Assistant update will add a visual walkthrough of your entire day

To make your busy lives simpler and to help you keep on top of everything on your daily to-do lists, Google has announced that, starting this week, …

Google Assistant

‘No Man’s Sky’ Welcomes Massive ‘Next’ Update Next Week

Hello Games is about to release a significant update for its space exploration game “No Man’s Sky” next week with the debut of the “Next” iteration. …

Sea of Thieves

YouTube Music is finally catching up to its competitors

• Google is adding several new features to YouTube Music that were missing at launch.<br>• Some of these features include the ability to change the playback audio quality, Android Auto support, and much more.<br>• Once implemented, these features should make YouTube Music a more competitive music platform.<p>When …

YouTube Music

UK video streaming subscribers topple pay-TV for the first time

Popular online streaming services like Amazon Prime and Netflix are for the first time outshining traditional pay-TV in Britain.<p>Research from UK media regulator Ofcom reveals subscriptions to the UK's top trio of streaming outlets -- Netflix, NOW TV (Sky) and Amazon Prime -- climbed to 15.4 …

Pay-TV

Google hit with record-breaking $5 billion fine over Android web browsing and told to change how phones work

Google has been hit with a record-breaking €4.34bn (£3.87bn) fine from the European Union for anticompetitive ”illegal practices” relating to its …

Google Search

Google Assistant gets visual w/ dashboard for agenda, commute, & more on Android, iOS

At I/O 2018, Google announced a new “visual experience” for Assistant on phones that is quite reminiscent of the original vision for Google Now. Featuring proactive suggestions and personalized information for your day, this redesign is rolling out to phones this week.<p>Google describes this new …

Google Assistant

Amazon just hit an all-time high as Prime Day kicks off (AMZN)

• <b>Amazon hit an all-time high of $1,830.99 on Monday morning.</b>• <b><br>Prime Day, which kicks off Monday afternoon, could bring in $3.6 billion in sales, one analyst estimates.</b>• <b><br>Follow Amazon's stock price in real-time here.</b><p>Shares of Amazon reached a new record of $1,830.99 on Monday morning, hours before the …

eCommerce

iFixit finds dust covers in latest MacBook Pro keyboard

Apple released a refreshed MacBook Pro this week and top among the new features is a tweaked keyboard. Apple says its quieter than the last version and in our tests, we agree. But iFixit found something else: thin, silicone barriers that could improve the keyboard’s reliability.<p>This is big news. …

MacBook Pro

Google's refreshed Chrome design is nearly here

Chrome's design has remained largely the same for a long time, but earlier this year Google started hinting at a complete "Material Design" overhaul. Now, we've got a better idea of what this might finally look like. As the company gets even closer to updating the browser's UI, it's today rolled …

Material Design

Netflix for Android can now download your favorite shows automatically

Netflix is making it easier to keep track of your favorite shows.<p>Today, the company announced it will begin rolling out a feature called Smart …

Apps

Google Pay Now Lets You Send Money to Friends, Save Tickets and Boarding Passes

Google Pay is coming for Apple with these new features.<p>Google just announced you can now send money to friends through Google Pay after combining the …

Google Pay

Amazon Prime Day 2018 Officially Announced

<i>Welcome to IGN's Amazon Prime Day 2018 page, your source for all the best deals in the UK. If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a</i> …

Tech Trends

NHS to let patients book GP appointments via an app

The NHS is one of the UK's greatest achievements, offering millions of people free healthcare that in other parts of the world costs an eye-watering sum. But it's not always easy for its patrons to access the care they need. Seeing a doctor often involves trudging down to the surgery first thing in …

radiotherapy

Google names top Android Excellence apps and games for Q3 2018

With the Android Excellence program last year, Google replaced the Editors’ Choice section of the Play Store. Focused on editorial curation and lists, this quarterly collection highlights the best Android apps, games, and experiences, with the latest July 2018 edition now available.<p>Android …

Apps

Google confirms third-parties can read your Gmail

<b>Update 07/03/2018 at 1:45 P.M. EST:</b> Google has confirmed, via <i>The BBC</i>, that private emails sent and received by Gmail users can sometimes be read by third-party app developers, not just machines. According to Google, since users agree to install third-party Gmail tools that authorize reading emails, …

Scott Brown

Spotify tests stripped-down lite version of its app

Spotify is eager to add to its 170 million monthly users, and it's testing a new way to get there. Android users in Brazil (or perhaps elsewhere if you know where to look) can try Spotify Lite, which pares down the main app to something less storage and data hungry. Spotify says it works on all …

Apps

The BBC has a new app to counter Spotify and Apple Music

The BBC has a problem. For almost a century, the British broadcaster has run a variety of national and regional radio stations to great effect in the UK. Their influence, though, has waned in recent years as podcasts and music-streaming services have exploded in popularity. In response, the Beeb …

Apple Music

Android Messages for Web now available to everyone

Google’s messaging strategy has been a disaster for years, but lately, the company has been working to fix that. Recently, alongside the reveal of Google’s “Chat” RCS initiative, the web client for Android Messages went official. Now, that handy tool is available for everyone.<p>Revealed on Twitter …

Google Play

Samsung Filing Makes Galaxy Note 9 Official

The Galaxy Note 9 is going to anger some people and with good reason. But it also hides some well-considered upgrades and now Samsung accidentally confirmed the Galaxy Note 9 in the US for the first time…<p>Credit for the spot goes to PhoneArena, as well as Samsung and the FCC since the former’s …

Phones

YouTube on Android now supports picture-in-picture without Premium subscription

Picture-in-picture is one of the most useful features to come out of Android Oreo, and it really comes in handy for streaming movies and videos on your phone. However, with YouTube, there have been some strings attached to the functionality. For a long time, a YouTube Red (now Premium) subscription …

Android News

FCC reveals seven new Wear OS watches with NFC from Fossil Group [U: Two more models]

Wear OS has already seen a number of changes this year from a rebrand to the Android P Developer Preview. Google’s wearable platform is still set for more upgrades with new Qualcomm chipsets coming this fall and the rumor of Made by Google watches. Till then, the FCC today revealed that Fossil’s …

Wear OS

Build your own Action for Google Assistant

If you’ve ever chatted with a Google Home device, you know how frustrating it is to be told “I’m sorry, I don’t know how to help with that yet.”<p>Luckily you don’t have to wait for someone to implement this missing feature. You can do it yourself! Google has an entire platform dedicated to helping …

Google Assistant

Google Makes It Easier To Talk To Google Assistant

Google has announced that it has made it easier to chat with its Google Assistant. The company has said that you can now have a more natural …

Google

UK's official music charts to include video views from July

How do we listen to music these days? Judging by the frothing from record company executives, it's by pretending to watch their promotional videos on YouTube. But that's a problem for the people who are trying to work out what the most popular tracks of the day are, or at least it was. From July, …

Music Charts

London's Square Mile going greener from October

The City of London Corporation has announced its intention to power the UK capital's financial district – which is home to the Stock Exchange and the …

Renewable Energy

Instagram unveils new video service in challenge to YouTube

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook's Instagram service is loosening its restraints on video in an attempt to lure younger viewers away from YouTube when they're looking for something to watch on their smartphones.<p>The expansion announced Wednesday, dubbed IGTV, will increase Instagram's video time limit …

Social Media

Android Messages gets a little closer to iMessage with desktop support

I’ve been a happy Android user since my first smartphone and there’s only ever been one thing I’ve envied about iPhone users: iMessage. Being able to to easily respond to texts on your computer is wonderful.<p>Now Google is trying to bring some of that convenience to Android. The company is rolling …

Apps

All Amazon Prime Members Can Now Try On Clothes At Home Before Paying For Them

Amazon Prime Wardrobe is available to all US Prime members, the company announced Wednesday.<p>Amazon shoppers in the US will no longer need an invitation to join Amazon Prime Wardrobe, a service lets you try on a box of clothes at home before purchasing anything. Starting Wednesday, all US Prime …

eCommerce

Microsoft relaunches its news app to take on Google and Apple's offerings

Remember MSN.com? It’s still around – and Microsoft is trying to bring it back by relaunching its mobile apps with a new moniker.<p>Available for Android and iOS, Microsoft News brings you stories from the company’s MSN News effort, that’s been online for several years – with a modern interface that …

Apps