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The best Apple Music tricks and add-ons

Get to grips with Apple's streaming app.<p>With the iPod and the original iTunes digital store, Apple stood at the forefront of the digital music revolution. In 2015, the computer behemoth finally embraced the idea of streaming with the launch of Apple Music. Whether you're new to the service or …

iOS

Prisma: The 14 best creations from the app that turns your photos into art

Apps

Snapchat launches new Map feature to connect you with people nearby

Following speculation from last week, Snapchat has introduced a new location service: Snap Maps.<p>The new feature, which aims to hook you up with nearby users, essentially lets you follow where your friends are hanging out and what they’re up to.<p>In a way, Snap Maps is supposed to help you keep up …

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How to Download Netflix Movies & Shows to Watch Offline on iPad or iPhone (Even on a Plane!)

There’s not a single Netflix subscriber who hasn’t wished they could watch Netflix without internet. We all want to know how to download Netflix movies onto our iPads or iPhones, especially for long plane flights, where offline Netflix would be a god send. Luckily, Netflix finally gave the people …

Netflix

Need to change your name on Facebook? Here’s how

There are times when you may want to change your name on Facebook. Perhaps you’ve outgrown a childhood nickname. Or you’ve gotten married or adopted …

Facebook

The trick to sending and receiving iMessages on your Android phone

If the only people you talk to are on your mobile family plan, you probably don’t have to worry about iMessage compatibility. Your group either uses …

Apps

Sega is bringing free retro games straight to Android and iOS

Following in the footsteps of Nintendo and Atari, Sega has hopped on the retro gaming bandwagon to bring heaps of classic games from the 1990s straight to your flashy new Android and iOS devices.<p>The new initiative, which aims to give old-school players a chance to revisit their most fondly …

Gaming

New 'responsive' Google Font can shapeshift to match any design

Google Fonts is getting more customizable and interactive. The company has updated its collection with its very first ‘parametric’ font – a new typographic technology that makes it easy for designers to tweak and modify the format of virtually any typeface.<p>Developed in collaboration between …

Web Design

iOS Apps for Doing Business On-The-Go

You are using an <b>outdated</b> browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.<p>Take Care of Business On-The-Go With These Handy Apps<p>Whether …

Google has killed off the ability to only back up Photos while charging

One of the most beloved features Google implemented in Photos was the ability to back up your image collection <i>only</i> while charging. But it seems Android users are in for a bitter disappointment as the company has officially ditched the functionality in the latest version of the app.<p>A litany of irked …

Google

How to see all the people who unfriended you on Facebook

There’s nothing worse than wondering if someone you care about quietly snuck out the back door of your digital life. Except, of course, that feeling …

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Tumblr apologizes for filtering out LGBTQ+ content

Tumblr* says it has fixed the main issues that were plaguing "Safe Mode," a feature it recently launched to hide all NSFW posts from your Dashboard. It's a welcome addition for libraries, schools or parents who don't want to block the social network despite the abundance of porn in it. As users …

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6 Security Tips If You Really Need to Use Public Wi-Fi on Your iPhone, iPad or Mac

Deep down, we <i>know</i> that using an open, unsecured Wi-Fi connection is risky. But usually, we ignore that instinct. We think that it’s not going to …

Google starts removing private medical records from Search results

As noted in a new report from Bloomberg, Google has started removing private medical records from search results. Google added a new line to its policy page to reflect the change, saying that “confidential, personal medical records of private people” will no longer appear in results…<p>Google has yet …

Google

How to install the Nest Cam

Installing a smart cam can seriously up your security. Here's how to set up the Nest Cam.<p>Smart cameras are the easiest way to improve your home security with a single gadget, and some of the best devices on the market are from Nest. Nest has outdoor and indoor security cameras, and, rumor has it, a …

Smart Homes

Sling TV extends cloud DVR to iOS devices

Sling TV's cloud DVR service is now available for iPhone and iPad. The streaming service's DVR "First Look" option costs an additional $5 per month and gives you 50 hours of DVR storage.<p>The iOS devices now join the growing list of DVR-supported systems, which includes AirTV players, Amazon Fire TVs …

Televisions

Apple Rolls Out Early Version Of Its Safe Driving Feature

<b>Today’s Stories</b><p>Do Not Disturb While Driving feature rolls out in Apple’s newest iOS 11 beta<br>• Sean Parker has left Spotify’s board; Padmasree Warrior, Thomas Staggs join in lead up to IPO<br>• Trump might kill next month’s new startup visa before it takes effect<br>• Facebook is testing a feature to prevent …

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IT'S WAR: Walmart is telling vendors to stop using Amazon's cloud

Walmart has issued a warning to tech companies it does business with: don't use Amazon's cloud services.<p>Amazon has quickly emerged as the dominant player in cloud-based storage and computing power with its Amazon Web Services program.<p>Now, Walmart is turning up the heat as it aggressively invests in …

Amazon Web Services

The Holo app is a tease of what's to come with AR on the iPhone

Get ready to fill the digital version of your world with lots of weird stuff<p>The most exciting thing about Apple’s recent announcement of iOS 11 at WWDC, to me, was ARKit. The idea that augmented reality is going to be baked into the mobile operating system means all sorts of weird stuff is on the …

Augmented Reality

3 common iPhone battery problems and how to fix them

Sudden shutdowns got you down? Battery life next to nil? iPhone feels like it's on fire while charging? I've got fixes.<p>Is your iPhone slowing down with age? Or, in the case of its battery life, speeding up? One of the first signs of age on an iPhone is the battery not holding a charge as long as it …

iOS

Our 17 favourite new game announcements from E3 2017

From Life is Strange: Before the Storm to Mario + Rabbids, here are the titles the news of which most piqued our interest at this year’s E3<p>Before the giant E3 video game exhibition takes place every year, it is proceeded by a series of vast press events, where publishers hope to snag just a little …

Gaming

What should I consider when buying a laptop for university?

Mike and Joan are planning to buy their student granddaughter a laptop for university and would like some tips before they discuss it with her<p><i>Our granddaughter is off to university this year and we will be buying her a laptop. We will discuss this with her, but some advice from you would be …

Laptops

Microsoft polishes the Surface Pro to near perfection

I run my finger along the edge and feel a gentle curve. It’s the only way I can tell I’m running the new Surface Pro and not my stalwart Surface Pro 4, the tablet/laptop hybrid I know and love.<p>Microsoft’s update to the popular and admittedly excellent Surface Pro 4 is called, simply, the Surface …

Laptops

iPhone 8 to be waterproof with wireless charging

Apple's next generation of the iPhone will be the first to include wireless charging, according to one of the company's suppliers.<p>Wireless charging will allow owners to place the phone on an inductive surface and it will charge without needing to plug the device in. The new smartphone will also …

Apple

Best Yoga Apps

You are using an <b>outdated</b> browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.<p>Yoga Apps to Help Get Your Yoga Flow Going<p>If you're looking …

Smartphone apps 'bad for my finances'

<b>A third of people surveyed about their smartphones said apps made them spend at all hours and hit their finances.</b><p>They said the convenience made them spend more or lose track of money, the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) survey suggested.<p>Two-thirds said apps made it easier to spend, …

Galaxy S8 too rich for your blood? Here are 7 cheaper alternatives

Our favorite powerful, stylish and -- most importantly -- affordable Android phones.<p>If you're strapped for cash or just don't want to spend the money on Samsung's Galaxy S8 and larger S8 Plus, you do have options. Lots of good ones, in fact. Because at $750 and $850 in the US, £689 and £779 in the …

Tablets

Six questions about your phone's battery answered

Battery life is a perennial problem for smartphone owners. While our handsets have become faster and more powerful over the years, smartphone batteries often last less than a day under heavy use, or even moderate use after a few months.<p>The lithium-ion battery has been around for more than two …

Batteries

EU roaming charges dropped: What it means for EE, Vodafone, O2 and Three mobile phone users

Roaming charges within the European Union have officially been abolished from today, meaning that British mobile phone users can make phone calls, send text messages and use data in other EU countries without charge.<p>The end of heavy holiday bills comes after EU regulators agreed in 2015 to force …

Phones