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Apple Pay: Everything you need to know

Apple Pay is said to be launching in the UK on July 14. Here's what you need to know about how and where to use it

Retailers are preparing for Apple Pay's roll-out across the UK, meaning customers will be able to pay for goods and services with their Apple Watches and iPhones for the first time.

The …


20 best new Android apps and games this week

Welcome to this week’s roundup of the latest, greatest Android apps and games, covering smartphones and tablets.

All these apps have been released for the first time – ie not updates – since the last roundup. All prices are correct at the time of writing, with “IAP” indicating use of in-app …

Android Apps

Why does my phone get really hot and slow down in summer?

Overheating, sluggish, running out of energy faster than usual? Have you noticed how it’s not just you that suffers in the heat, your smartphone does too? Don’t worry, you’re not imagining it, the heat really does make a difference.

Unlike people, phones can’t sweat, and while this may be good news …


20 best new iPhone and iPad apps and games this week

Welcome to this week’s roundup of the latest, greatest new iPhone and iPad apps and games. All prices are correct at the time of writing, with “IAP” indicating use of in-app purchases.

You can read the previous Best iPhone and iPad Apps roundups for more recommendations, but if Android is your …

iOS Apps

How to send a 'selfie' postcard... with no stamp

Too busy having fun to go to the post office on holiday? How to send a 'selfie' postcard... with no stamp required

Apps turn hoildaymakers' snaps into


Are you ‘Colourblind’ or is your brain tricking you?

How quickly can you tap the black square if the word shown is “black”? Probably pretty fast, right? Adversely, how fast do you think you can tap that …

The Brain

This Chrome extension mutes all mention of the US election

There’s an amazing new Chrome extension that filters out online mentions of the 2016 US elections.

The aptly-named “I haven’t got time for the ‘Paign” is basic, but effective: it automatically scrubs popular news sites like the New York Times, Slate and The Atlantic of campaign news and tells you …


Fallout Shelter on iOS is an addictive, authentic Fallout experience

A Vault Overseer has no time to be a nice person—and you might not either when you take control of a post-nuclear apocalypse survival shelter.


Fallout Shelter

Art Academy: Atelier review – step-by-step guide to drawing and painting

Another intriguing direction for the Wii U here, with Art Academy: Atelier offering a good basic toolkit for learning to paint and draw. It does so through rather charming lessons that communicate the fundamentals of visual art in a laid-back, step-by-step format. Each stage features detailed …


Streaks for Android helps you stick with your habits using Jerry Seinfeld’s productivity trick

I have no problem getting on a diet, jotting down my thoughts in a journal and generally picking up any healthy new habits — sticking with them, however, proves to be a major challenge. That’s where Streaks comes in.

This habit tracker for Android is ased on comedian Jerry Seinfeld’s ‘don’t break …


[Infographic] How To Get Fit with the S Health App

There are three major ways we can improve our health: sleep, diet and exercise. It can take longer than we want to see results, so we often give up …

Healthy Eating

There’s now an Urban Dictionary for tech terms, how many do you know?

Whether you’re tired of hearing newfangled phrases in discussions about tech or are still recovering from Post Silicon Valley Move Stress Disorder , there’s now a ready reckoner to sort you out.

Silicon Valley Dictionary serves up nearly 200 (and counting) terms commonly used in the tech world, …

Urban Dictionary

ESSENTIALS: Summer holiday technology

It’s July and we’re fully into holiday season so I thought I’d pick out a selection of holiday tech. One of our favourite things to do on holiday can …

Summer Vacation

Apple iPhone 6 vs LG G4

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Apple’s iPhone 6 is the UK’s best-selling smartphone, but there are plenty of handsets out there all seeking to …


Apple Music: A final nail in the coffin for paid downloads?

In an excellent piece today, Popjustice’s Peter Robinson describes how Apple Music has already changed his buying behavior.

With Apple pushing its streaming service on everyone who opens the Music app in iOS 8.4, anyone used to buying music via the iTunes Store (yes, people still do that – they keep …

Entertainment Industry

Google’s navigation app Waze opens up its first carpooling trials

Google-owned mapping service Waze has started a carpooling trial in Tel Aviv, Israel, according to Reuters.

The service, called RideWith, will charge a small fee for passengers to pay fellow drivers for a lift to or from work. Unsurprisingly, it’ll use Waze’s mapping app for navigation.

In theory, it …


Apply Pay is launching in the UK on July 14, leaked document claims

It looks like Apple Pay will be launching in the UK on July 14.

9to5Mac's Mark Gurman has got his hands on what appears to be an internal memo from supermarket Waitrose saying that Apple's cardless payment scheme will launch in Britain later this month.

Apple Pay is already available in the US, and …

United Kingdom

Tesco Hudl 2 – essential tips & tricks

From setting a password to hiding Tesco’s own apps, we explain how to get more from your Hudl 2. Thanks to its £99 price tag the Hudl 2 is one of the …


Tip of the Day: How to Manually Enter Data in Your Health App

The Health app is a great tool and works with many accessories, but sometimes it's just easier to enter information yourself. It's not very intuitive to manually enter data in the Health app, so I wanted to share with you how to do so, as well as show you some of the many things the Health app will …

Body Temperature

What's next for Minecraft? Developer Mojang talks future features

We know all about Minecraft’s past and present: 70m sales across computers, consoles and mobile devices, and a burgeoning community of players, YouTubers, educators and independent developers doing interesting things with developer Mojang’s game.

We know a little about its future too: a …


How to Make Your Mac Run Safer and More Efficiently

It’s time to face the truth: Your Mac is not getting any younger.Computers age, and when they age they slow down and crap out. Despite how expensive …

Adobe Acrobat

Here’s how you can see who deleted you on Facebook

Who Deleted Me on Facebook is an app available for Android and iOS devices that lets you keep track of your friends list.

Similar to Who Unfollowed Me for Twitter, it tells you when friends have disappeared from your list and whether they’ve deactivated their accounts or just deleted you.

When you …


The 10 biggest tech stories: Apple Music, hot new iOS games

We’re still enjoying the long holiday weekend in the United States, so this week’s column will be a little bit different than most. Instead of …

Apple Music

A Look At The Tech That Could Mean We Never Have To Charge Our Phones Again

Technology that can wirelessly power our devices on the go could change our world. Imagine never having to plug in your cell phone again, or technology that continuously keeps your electronic car battery running.

According to Energous Corporation, that day is just around the corner. Energous’ WattUp …


Is this BlackBerry’s First Android Phone?

For the past month or so, the general thinking around the rumor mill has been that BlackBerry is working on an Android phone. If you can’t beat’em, join’em, right?

Now we’ve got a rough idea of what their first Android handset might look like.

Posted by the endlessly resourceful Evan Blass (aka …


How to get a refund from Apple’s App Store and Google Play

We explain how to get your money back on an unwanted download for your smartphone or tablet. Ever bought an app for your phone or tablet and then …


China nails Samsung and Oppo over smartphone bloatware

A minor Chinese consumer protection group has filed lawsuits against Samsung and Oppo to contest the pair's use of bloatware on their smartphones. The Shanghai Consumer Council believes that the two companies install far too many additional apps on their devices and then make it difficult for them …


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