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Is your computer slow? 10 ways to make it run faster

There's nothing more frustrating than a sluggish computer, especially when you know it still has legs in it.<p>Rather than buying a new laptop or PC, here are 10 ways of avoiding a costly new purchase by making your old computer run faster.<p><b>1) Uninstall unused programs</b><p>New PCs come with a whole load of …

RAM

Facebook admits states have used its service to influence foreign elections

Facebook has admitted for the first time that foreign powers have used its service to manipulate election results by peddling fake news.<p>The social media giant said governments and other organisations have exploited its technology to spread false information in order to sway voters before they head …

Fake News

The Spotify playlist meme is the new way to express yourself

A week ago, a woman started a viral sensation by confessing her crush on a guy with a Spotify playlist, her message spelled out in song titles. Her …

Playlist

How to tell if Apple Watch notifications are from a native app or an iPhone app

Sometimes when you get a notification on your Apple Watch, you can tap on it for further options, or to open a corresponding app. Other times, that …

OS X

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Discord, Spotify Music

Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most frequently upgraded apps for the week. We’ve found …

Google

Facebook launches Messenger Lite in 132 new countries, Americans need not apply

With all the new features Facebook is adding into its apps (including multiple cloned Snapchat features), it has become more and more necessary to have a de-bloated, lite version of the app.<p>Facebook Lite debuted in 2015, while a lightweight Messenger app launched in Kenya, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, …

Facebook

Best app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time

Everyone likes apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Now and then, developers make paid apps free for a limited time, but you have …

Apps

Train Your Voice With This Singing App

iOS: If you want to really kill it at karaoke, <i>approximately</i> hitting the notes won’t be good enough. A free app called Vanido can guide you through …

Cool Stuff

Can this app write the perfect Instagram caption?

You've taken the perfect shot of your breakfast, an epic view or a holiday photo and are about to upload it to Instagram when writer's block hits: you can't think of a caption to accompany it.<p>Luckily, if you're short on creativity, there's an app for that. Amber Atherton, a former Made In Chelsea …

Theresa May

How to find out if someone has deleted you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Ever been searching for an old friend, colleague or ex on Facebook, only to realise they've quietly unfriended you? Well now you can be alerted when you someone has pressed the dreaded "unfriend" button.<p>Who Deleted Me, a new app and Google Chrome extension, will alert you when someone removes you …

Amazon's new Echo has a camera and sits in your bedroom

If you have no qualms about Amazon's Echo listening to your voice around the house, then presumably you'd be okay with a version that can see you as well.<p>Amazon has unveiled a new device called the Echo Look that features a camera capable of taking pictures and video at your command.<p>The gadget …

Amazon

Anti-Putin protesters get a smart phone app to help get out of jail

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Anti-Kremlin protesters who run the regular risk of being detained by the police are being given a helping hand: A smart phone app that allows them to instantly inform others where and when they have been arrested.<p>Russia faces a presidential election next year, which Vladimir …

Russia

Google Maps will now remember where you park

Google Maps is one of the best ways to navigate to where you want to go and discover great things to do when you get there. But remembering where you …

Google

Reddit is stripping away some of its personality

Reddit's default design is a throwback to simpler times on the internet. However, moderators on the site's numerous subreddits put a bunch of work into making sure their communities stand out from each other by employing CSS (cascading style sheets) to change everything from banner images, fonts, …

Reddit

How TextExpander rescued me from inbox hell and could save you too

At the start of the month, I went on a much-deserved vacation that took me to Belgium and the Netherlands. But as I quaffed gallons of fabulous Belgian beer, and ate mountains of delicious fried bitterballen, a perfect storm was gathering.<p>A perfect storm of email, that is.<p>Every day I was on …

Yahoo

Europe passes last hurdle to end mobile roaming fees on June 15

The European Council yesterday adopted the legal act that limits how much mobile operators can charge each other — the final step in the multi-stage, multi-year process for the region’s lawmakers to agree an end to roaming charges for citizens. The ‘roam like at home’ policy will come into affect …

Brexit

This replica Galaxy S8 icon pack is available for free for the next 12 hours

In addition to its chic design and stunning performance, Samsung’s Galaxy S8 also comes with the revamped Samsung Experience interface, formerly known as TouchWiz.<p>Unlike TouchWiz that often attracted the relentless ridicule of regular consumers and tech aficionados, the new interface appears to …

Samsung

Android wants to take the 'copy' out of copypasting

Copy-pasting on mobile is — to use a technical term — a fucking hassle. Now Android is trying eliminate the “copy” half with the help of your browsing history.<p>Your phone would use “context” to determine what you want to paste. If you visit a specific site in a Chrome browser, then open a new window …

Google

How to Care for Your iPhone or iPad Battery

iPhone

FalseGuide malware dupes 600,000 Android users into joining botnet

Malware hidden within guides for popular games, including Pokémon GO and FIFA, repeatedly slipped through Google Play security defences.<p>An estimated …

Google

Siri Can Now Read and Transcribe Your WhatsApp Messages

The latest iOS update to the popular WhatsApp messaging app lets Apple Siri transcribe and send messages and read the responses back to you.<p>The voice …

iOS
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Google Pixel 2 devices will reportedly arrive with Snapdragon 835 chip

Google is set to spawn sequels to its popular Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones later this year. We’ve already seen what is believed to be their codenames, “Walleye” and “Muskie”, pop up, and now they’ve been spotted alongside a reference to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chip.<p>German tech site <i>WinFuture.de</i> …

Mobile Technology

32 best Android apps you should download right now

Apps

How to massively boost your iPhone’s charging speed

<b>Chances are you will have heard someone complaining about their iPhone’s really short battery life or terrible charging speed at some point or</b> …

iPhone

Siri now reads out your WhatsApp messages

Apple's Siri assistant may not boast as many third-party integrations as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, but it's still useful in its own right. Since the company opened up the platform last year, major apps have tapped into the platform, allowing iPhone and iPad users to perform tasks …

Siri

How to See If Your Instagram Posts Have Been Shadowbanned

Instagram has reportedly been “shadowbanning” certain posts, making them invisible on tagged pages. While it might not be a huge deal to casual …

Social Media Marketing

Tim Cook threatened to kick Uber out of App Store over iPhone tagging

Uber was threatened with removal from the iPhone's App Store after the car-hailing company bypassed Apple's rules by tagging iPhones that had deleted its app.<p>Apple's chief executive Tim Cook held a face-to-face meeting with Uber boss Travis Kalanick in which he personally warned that the Uber app …

Uber

The death of the smartphone is closer than you think. Here's what comes next

Every technology rises, then falls: soon it will be the turn of the smartphone. But what will replace it?<p>The arrival of the original iPhone back in …

Innovation