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What does the taxman know about you, your finances and your lifestyle?

HMRC's impressive new software trawls billions of items of data from dozens of sources in its hunt for underpaid tax – and it's about to have access to even more information, which can be shared with 60 other countries

The offices of the taxman are not usually credited with efficiency and success. …

Taxman

YouTube now streams 60fps video on Android and iOS

YouTube introduced the ability to play videos in 60fps back in October of last year, but that was limited to the Web. Now it’s introducing the same functionality on the mobile YouTube apps as well.

The new high frame rate support appears to have been turned on via a change on the server end, so you …

YouTube

Google adds real-time traffic info for Kolkata, Coimbatore and 10 more Indian cities

Google has added real-time traffic information to its maps for a dozen Indian cities, as well as all national highways and expressways in the country.

Users can now fire up Google Maps to view traffic conditions in Kolkata, Coimbatore, Lucknow, Surat, Thiruvananthapuram, Indore, Ludhiana, …

Google

0800 numbers are now free to call from mobiles

Before dialling an unfamiliar service number, many of us feel an overwhelming sense of dread. Not just for 0800 and 0808 "freephone" numbers, which are now free to call from a mobile, but numbers starting with 084, 087 and 09 too. From experience, you know what they represent: expensive call …

Landline

Listen to Beats 1 on Android unofficially but don’t expect it to last long

Apple Music went live yesterday and with it came the company’s 24-hour streaming radio station Beats 1. We dug it, but if you’re on Android, there’s a wait until Apple’s official app debuts. That doesn’t mean you can’t tune in though.

As you might expect, there’s already at least one unofficial …

Radio Stations

17 of the best Android apps from June

June was a busy month for Android apps, from pure productivity to an app that will make personalized game recommendations for you and much in between.

We also take a look at a painfully simple way of streaming porn on your Android device, if that’s your sort of thing. PushBullet managed to score two …

Android Apps

7 tips to create awesome mobile app designs

Native app UI design doesn’t give you much room to work with. When designing for smaller screens and shorter attention spans, your UI design must work at the speed of thought. Ideally, you want to design an interface that’s easy enough for novice users, without boring experienced users.

In this post …

UI Design

Square introduces Payroll to help simplify employee payments

Square is taking on a new sort of transaction for small businesses: employee payrolls.

Simply called Square Payroll, the tool is meant to make it easy for the person managing a payroll to get money out to his or her employee, especially those paid by the hour.

Hourly employees can easily clock in and …

Payroll

Samsung filing for most wearable patents, but it’s not enough

It seems an infinity of manufacturers has been joining the wearable race the past few years. Recent studies from Lux Research prove patent filings …

Patents

First impressions: Beats 1 is exactly what radio should be

There’s something to be said for human curation. Beats 1 hopes to deliver the best in curation without the headaches we have with terrestrial radio — like ads. Aside from routinely (and excitably) reminding us we’re listening to Apple Music, Beats 1 delivers on that promise. Mostly.

Zane Lowe might …

Zane Lowe

19 of the best iOS apps from June

June was a busy month for new and updated iOS apps, from pure productivity and money-saving to new photo tools to make the most of your camera.

Oh, there’s an almost irritatingly addictive new game in here too.

We’ve pulled it altogether into one handy list, so all you need to do is click your way …

Software

10 tactics to grow followers and engagement on Instagram

It’s an exciting time to get to know Instagram. The popular photo-sharing app is fun, simple and growing—Instagram has more than 300 million users and sky-high user engagement levels.

And for marketers, it’s an especially interesting time. The company just announced that it will open its feed to all …

Instagram

Register your unique Apple Music nickname before it’s too late

If you’re just tuning to Apple Music now, you’ll want to secure your own unique nickname for use when commenting on sharing playlists, before someone else grabs it.

The quickest way? Launch Music on your iOS device and tap the profile button in the top left corner to view your account details. Then …

iTunes

West Brom ready club record £10m bid for Charlie Austin

Tony Pulis will join race for QPR forward after grip on Albion’s transfer policy tightened, following departure of technical director Terry Burton

Tony Pulis is ready to make a club record £10 million bid for Charlie Austin in a huge statement of intent by West Bromwich Albion.

Pulis will join the …

Texas

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Zane Lowe kicks off Apple's 24-hour radio stream in endearingly niche style

“All right man, we’ve gotta kick this whole thing off at some point.”

Uttered just after 5pm UK time on the world’s first global, 24/7 radio station, Zane Lowe’s characteristically conversational opening bon mot might have found itself committed to history books, had listeners who tuned in early not …

Zane Lowe

How to optimise your TV’s picture and sound

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Your new TV will come set up to look impressive in a busy shop, but it may not be right for watching in your own …

TV

Redknapp: Spurs defenders not good enough; Arsenal can challenge; Man United won't

Harry Redknapp is never short of an opinion. Gregor MacGregor sets him off on Sterling, United, Cech, Spurs and more...

On Petr Cech and how good …

Soccer

Pushbullet receives full messaging support, refined UI and more in its biggest update ever

Pushbullet is one of those applications that can do just about everything you need it to, and then some. It’s constantly being updated and refined, …

Mobile Devices

Amazon Prime Now's one-hour delivery put to the test

Online shopping sits firmly in that sweet spot of extreme laziness and irritable impatience; it’s the only purchasing you can do lying down with doughnuts, but waiting for delivery is exasperating. So Amazon’s launch of Prime Now – an initially London-based delivery service promising tens of …

Amazon

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Pinterest makes buyable pins available on iOS for US users

At the beginning of this month, Pinterest announced the debut of its Buyable Pins program, an easy and safe way to purchase products via the service.

Today, according to a blog post by Michael Yamartino, Pinterest’s Head of Commerce, the program is now in place. It’s rolling out to US pinners on the …

iPhone

Gmail on the Web gets an emoji refresh and new theme editing tools

Google created a full set of blob-like emoji for Android and Hangouts, but so far you haven’t actually been able to use them in your emails on the Web.

That changes today with the most recent update to Gmail. Now you can use all the same emoji you’re already used to on Hangouts, which are a step up …

Google

How To Sync Apple Music Playlists with your Apple Watch

If you happen to have updated your iPhone to iOS 8.4 then you’ll undoubtedly notice the all-new Apple Music app. The app, which is Apple’s entrance …

Apple Watch

YouTube shows off some upcoming features for video creators

YouTube's always placed huge levels of importance on its community, starting with the people who regularly upload content to the platform. Now, to make things better for video creators, the Google-owned service has revealed a list of features that are in the works. Most notably, YouTube is set to …

YouTube

Beats 1 isn't Apple Music's crown jewel

Apple’s vision for the near-future of digital music has finally arrived—and if you’ve been following along, it might be pretty familiar. Apple Music, …

Internet Radio

Flores seeking 'something special'

New Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores is out to create "something special" at Vicarage Road.

The Hornets, promoted back to the Premier League last …

Watford

Nigel Pearson sacked by Leicester City

Leicester City announce departure of their head coach Nigel Pearson, despite him steering the club to Premier League safety last season

Leicester City have announced the departure of their manager Nigel Pearson.

Pearson guided Leicester away from Premier League relegation trouble last season but has …

Leicester City FC

John Lewis launches foray into mobile market

John Lewis is selling Sim-free handsets online and it has announced it will sell fixed mobile contracts from Vodafone

John Lewis

CNET Update - iOS 8.4 update brings Apple Music, Beats 1 radio