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LinkedIn and Microsoft will now write your resume for you

Finding the right words to describe your last job no longer needs to be a thesaurus-combing ordeal. Microsoft and LinkedIn can automatically do it for you.<p>The software company and social-networking service—the former of which acquired the latter in 2016 for $26 billion—together have launched Resume …

Microsoft Office

How to (and why you should) leave reviews on the Google Play Store

When you write a review in the Google Play Store, keep in mind that you're writing for three separate audiences — the app developer, other Android …

Apps

Google explains how its Chrome ad filter will work

In a couple of days, Chrome will deploy its built-in ad filter that can keep the most annoying types of ads on the internet out of sight even if you don't use an ad blocker. In a post on the Chromium blog, Google has revealed more details about the filter before it drops, going under the hood to …

Internet

Google’s new messaging app might finally be able to compete with iMessage

One of the features that makes it impossible for many people to leave the iPhone is iMessage. The chat app that works on iPhone, iPad, and Mac has no …

Apps

This handy app turns your LinkedIn profile into a gorgeous CV

While most websites let you apply for jobs straight with your LinkedIn profile, it doesn’t hurt to keep a polished CV around in case you need to submit one for the vacancies you’re eyeing. But building up a sleek resume could be a hassle, especially if you struggle with designing stuff.<p>Available …

Amazon worth more than Microsoft for first time

Move over Microsoft. Amazon is now the biggest company in the state of Washington -- and third largest in America.<p>Amazon's market value soared above $685 billion, making the Jeff Bezos-led giant worth more than Microsoft for the first time ever. Microsoft's market value currently stands at $684 …

CNN

Google is continuing its quest to be a one stop shop for online travel

When the average consumer thinks of so-called disrupters in the online travel world today, it’s unlikely they think of Google.<p>However slowly but surely over the past few years, Google has made more and more tweaks to its travel tools, making its long-term aspirations clearer. Google doesn’t just …

Tourism

Tech companies are finding big money in smaller payments

The world’s biggest technology companies are changing how software makes them money.<p>Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google have each grown their businesses on recurring payments, turning single-time customers into cash cows to be milked all year long.<p>These services are typically paid tiers layered on …

Amazon Web Services

Apple Music to overtake Spotify in US subscribers this summer as it hits 36M globally

While Spotify has long-held a lead over Apple in streaming music subscribers, the gap between the two is slowly narrowing, according to a new report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The report, citing “people in the record business,” explains that Apple Music is adding subscribers in the United States …

Music Industry

Red Dead Redemption 2's Release Date Updated On Xbox One And PS4

Rockstar Games has confirmed that Red Dead Redemption 2 will launch on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on October 26, 2018. The announcement was made on the official Rockstar Games blog where the company apologised for a delay. The game was originally due out during Spring 2018, following an earlier …

Red Dead Redemption

Bose's $350 noise-cancelling headphones are a must-have if you want to live in a quieter world – and they sound great, too

But Bose's Quiet Comfort headphones come with noise cancelling, and they're usually the best at drowning out unwanted ambient noise. If you're in the market for noise cancelling headphones, the QC35II should certainly be near the top of your shortlist.<p>They deliver premium audio quality, but they're …

Consumer Tech

The Apple HomePod speaker will not work with your Android

Apple has been quite busy promoting its upcoming HomePod wireless speaker with lots of TV commercials ahead of its official launch on Feb. 9. However, if you were hoping that the HomePod would work like a standard Bluetooth speaker, the company has quietly revealed that won’t be happening, at least …

Smart TV

Airbnb is taking over London – and this data proves it

At first, Airbnb grew slowly in London. By 2012, four years after it first launched, there were only a few hundred rentals in the capital each week. …

Hospitality

Scheduled for Android lines up texts to send later on your favorite messaging services

I love me a good one-trick-pony app that solves a critical problem in life, and Scheduled is just that: it lets you schedule texts in the future so your messages are sent out at the most appropriate time to your contacts, and it works with a host of services, including WhatsApp, Telegram, Line, and …

Apps

Google Maps may soon let users add or remove places they have visited

• The new 9.70 beta release of Google Maps adds a feature that lets users manually add locations they have visited to their timeline.<br>• The new version also lets users remove any place they may have travelled to in the app’s timeline.<br>• These addition will likely be added to the non-beta Google Maps app in …

Google Maps

Google Assistant can match your voice to your Netflix profile

You can already use Google Assistant to play Netflix, but it becomes a hassle if you have more than one Netflix profile. You probably <i>don't</i> want to muck up a partner's recommendations just because you couldn't bother to reach for the remote. Well, you won't have to risk it from now on: Google has …

Google

UK and France agree artificial intelligence tie-up

Ministers have agreed a technology tie-up with Emmanuel Macron’s government that will see the UK unite with France in areas such as artificial intelligence and cyber security.<p>Matt Hancock, the Culture Secretary, will this morning announce the two countries plan to work together to pool industry and …

Facebook wants more people watching videos together at the same time

So it’s testing a new feature called “Watch Party” to try and make that happen.<p>When Facebook changed its News Feed algorithm last week, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the hope was that the change would lead to more interaction among Facebook users, not just passive consumption.<p>Now Facebook is making …

Sean Parker

Sennheiser’s newest audiophile headphones will coddle your ears

The HD 660 S will look and sound familiar to Sennheiser enthusiasts, and that’s a good thing.<p>I like the Sennheiser HD 660 S headphones a lot. They sound clean, they're extremely comfortable and as high-end headphones go they're pretty affordable at $500, £430, AU$799. The HD 660 S model looks like …

Apple Promotes Subscription-Based Apps With Free Trials in the App Store

Apple has opened a new section of the iOS App Store that promotes subscription-based apps offering free trials (via <i>9to5Mac</i>).<p>Called "Try it for Free", the subcategory appears in the Apps tab and is currently home to just four apps, including USA Today, 1Password, Panna: Video Recipes & Classes, and …

Alexa will have her own opinions on beer, TV shows and more

Alexa is starting to think for herself. The personal assistant that’s built into Amazon devices like Echo smart speakers and Fire TV may better distinguish itself from competitors like Google Assistant in the future by offering up not just facts or recommendations, but by having her own opinions on …

IT

Kenwood will be one of the first to offer wireless Android Auto

Google talked about wireless Android Auto back in spring 2016, but there hasn't exactly been widespread adoption. You still have to assume that you'll need a USB cable when you hit the road. That's about to change: JVCKenwood has casually teased plans to unveil a high-end head end unit with …

London workers short on sleep are willing to splash the cash on getting a rest

The average Londoner would give up a day's wage for an extra hour in bed, while most of the UK's workforce are chronic snoozers.<p>According to Wonga, …

YouTube is bringing on more human moderators to review its videos

YouTube has had some problems with its video flagging system over the past few months that it just can't seem to iron out. From demonetizing videos …

UK Budget courts tech sector with $663M in investments in AI, 5G networks and more

With the UK government continuing to face down criticism over how it is handling plans to remove the UK from the European Union, today the country’s Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered an annual Autumn Budget that underscored its continuing push to win over the tech world.<p>In a wide-ranging speech …

Facebook removes ‘delete post’ option from the desktop web version

Facebook has a long tradition of tweaking and changing its interface, testing new features with a small selection of users to see what works and rolling changes back when they don’t pan out.<p>But surely the company wouldn’t prevent users from deleting their posts on its social network?<p>Well, a flurry …

Social Media

Amazon Music app for Android quietly gets Chromecast support | Ars Technica

Casting gets a little easier for Android users who get their tunes from Amazon.<p>The Amazon Music app has been around for years and has supported …

Chromecast

‘Broadcast’ feature to turn Google Home & Assistant into an intercom now rolling out

One of the cooler features announced at this year’s October 4th event was a broadcast feature that turned Google Home into an intercom-like system. Today, that feature is finally rolling out to Assistant devices, including phones and speakers.<p>Broadcast sends your voice to all other …

Google Home

Uber and NASA plan to launch flying cars in Los Angeles in 2020

The ride-sharing company is reaching for the sky with its plans for UberAir.<p>Is ride-sharing in the air just pie in the sky? Uber doesn't think so.<p>The car-hailing company announced a partnership with NASA on Wednesday at Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, to develop a plan for managing urban airspace. …