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Best Writing Apps for Your Mobile Device

Lay Out the Foundation of Your Writing<p>Before you start writing, it's important to know what you're writing. These apps help you plan out your next …

Google Assistant might soon let you make payments

A teardown of a new beta version of the official Google App for Android – which includes the company’s Assistant service – by the folks at XDA Developers reveals that you might soon be able to make payments using the AI-powered bot across supported devices.<p>It isn’t clear exactly how that will work, …

Google

Apple Could Face Competition For iPhone OLED Panels

The iPhone OLED panels required for Apple’s 2017 smartphone lineup could be in <i>even</i> shorter supply. The reason: Apple’s rivals plan on stopping the …

Milanote is the Evernote for creatives

The late Steve Jobs once said:<p>Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences …

Evernote

McDonald's is better at flipping burgers than protecting passwords

You can trust McDonald’s to serve you its less than nourishing Big Macs, but you certainly shouldn’t trust its website with your password.<p>Dutch independent software engineer Tijme Gommers has uncovered a still-active vulnerability in the main website of the iconic fast food franchise McDonalds.com …

Black Market

Filmic Pro app makes it easy to color correct iPhone 7 video

The "log profile" gives you a lot more options.<p>If "the best camera is the one that's with you," then you always have a pretty damn good camera if you own an iPhone 7 or 7 Pro. To give you more options than Apple provides, Filmic has just released a beta version of its Pro app that lets you shoot 4K …

Mobile Photography

Apple to raise UK app prices by 25pc after post-Brexit fall in pound

Apple is raising the prices of apps in the UK by 25 per cent after the recent falls in the value of the pound in the dollar.<p>The change means that an app or in-app upgrade that previously cost 79p will now sell for 99p.<p>The move brings the pound to effective parity with the US dollar when it comes to …

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Facebook introduces fake news filter in Germany in time for federal elections

The Financial Times is reporting that Facebook is to roll out its fake news filter in Germany. The move comes in time for Germany’s federal elections, which are due to take place later this year.<p>German lawmakers are troubled by the potential for hyper-partisan fake news to unduly influence the …

Facebook

China demands local app stores register with authorities

The Chinese government is notorious for exerting a huge amount of control over the Internet. It employs an army of professional trolls and censors, and the so-called Great Firewall dictates what over a billion people can view online. Now, it’s casting its eye to the last Wild West of the Chinese …

China

Samsung investigation reportedly finds batteries at fault for Note 7 fires

Last September, Samsung faced the biggest setback in its plans of world domination when its hugely popular Galaxy Note 7 smartphones began catching fire after millions of them were sold worldwide.<p>At the time, the Korean megacorp suspected that faulty batteries manufactured by its sister company SDI …

Samsung

Did Samsung just leak the Galaxy S8?

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Dissidents disappointed but not surprised by WhatsApp security flaw

Many activists say they were already wary of trusting Facebook-owned app’s promise of total privacy<p>The exposure of a security flaw in WhatsApp has disappointed activists, diplomats and others who use it regularly for their work, but in a world of increasing surveillance and ever more aggressive …

Security

The Guardian view on internet privacy: technology can’t fix it

‘This changes everything’ was a marketing slogan that turned out to be true. So how should we live in the changed world?<p>For anyone who is really concerned about keeping their thoughts private there is only one piece of reliable technology: write with a pen on paper, and burn what you’ve written …

Security

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WhatsApp neglected known bug putting your privacy at risk for months

In a turn widely lauded by online privacy advocates, last April Facebook-owned WhatsApp announced it had implemented end-to-end encryption for all communication that goes through its platform, making it impossible for middlemen to intercept messages.<p>As it turns out though, new findings suggest your …

Security

This app wants to be Tinder for adoption

Adoption is a difficult process, full of paperwork, waiting periods, and research about the ethics of the process. That's especially true when …

Parenting

iPhone 8 may arrive in glass design with iPhone 4-like stainless steel frame

While Apple is unlikely to release its upcoming iPhone 8 until September, rumors about its upcoming flagship handset continue to stack up – and the latest one hints we might be in for a whole new look.<p>Citing undisclosed sources, Taiwanese media DigiTimes reports the Cupertino behemoth has abandoned …

Apple News

YouTube's new Super Chat lets you pay to pin comments on live streams

Posting comments onto a popular live stream can be a fruitless activity, with conversations moving so fast no one has time to see your message. Good news for those of you who want the attention: you can now pay to highlight comments and pin them to the top of live YouTube videos.<p>Press the new …

Twitter

Google Maps now displays Uber drivers in real-time

Google made everyone’s lives a bit easier when it added a taxi tab to maps for services like Uber and Lyft – though all it really did was provide a price estimate and link you to the respective app.<p>Now Maps is getting a much more useful integration with ride services. Mainly, it will now show an …

Uber

Edit images with just your voice? Adobe will have an app for that

Digital assistants such as Google’s Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa are gaining popularity. Companies are therefore working hard trying to figure out how they can integrate voice-controlled features into their products to make them more interesting as well as easier to use.<p>Adobe has figured out a fun …

Google

What’s the deal with HTC’s new voice-controlled assistant?

HTC has revealed a new voice-controlled assistant, Sense Companion, alongside its U Ultra phablet earlier today. The digital assistant delivers content to a second display at the top-right of the Taiwanese manufacturer’s new device, and will provide similar functions to the likes of Google …

Automation

Android Pay supported at 46 more banks including Fifth Third Bank

Android Pay support has rolled out to a further 46 banks and credit unions. The newly participating banks can be viewed on the Android Pay website alongside the now more than 200 savings companies on Google’s list.<p>Despite the healthy influx of new “S” banks in this round, we’re still waiting on the …

Banking

Chrooma Keyboard 4.0 update adds GIF image search and much more

One of the more popular Android keyboard apps, Chrooma Keyboard, is rolling out an update today with a host of new features. Version 4.0 is now out of beta and is available to download in the Google Play Store from developer Game Lounge.<p>Thanks to a new partnership with Giphy, you’ll now be able to …

Google

Google Maps adds Uber integration and a new UI for ride options

If you are a frequent Uber user, and if you own an Android smartphone, there’s now barely any reason to use Uber’s dedicated app anymore. The latest version of Google Maps on Android allows you to book, complete and pay for an Uber ride directly from Google Maps.<p>You will need to have an Uber …

Google

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