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This little-known Google app will pay you to do simple surveys on your smartphone

Rather than charging you to use things like Google Search or its mobile operating system Android, it provides them free of charge, then makes most of its money off the back of advertising revenues.<p>But one of Google's apps goes one step further — and actually <i>pays you</i> to use it.<p>Google Opinion Rewards …

11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.<p>Of course you can move from cell to cell with …

Tutorials

This simple app will block Microsoft from downloading Windows 10 on your PC

But for those who don't like change, there's a new app that promises to shelter your PC from any encounters with the latest Windows software.<p>Meet Never 10, a new, free app that vows to"disable Windows' insistence upon upgrading Windows 7 or 8.1 to Windows 10."<p>The app is a response to Microsoft's …

Why it's much better to drink milk after a workout than water

Did you know mushrooms produce Vitamin D even after they've been picked? Professor Alice Roberts reveals some of the fascinating facts she uncovered for the programme Britain's Favourite Foods<p>After a long session pounding the treadmill in the gym, what do you tend to reach for to refresh yourself? …

Here are the best replacements for Apple's default apps

These range from messaging to stocks to finding your friends. All are designed to work perfectly with Apple's handset.<p>But many have not changed much over time and, because they cater to <i>everyone</i>, aren't very good in some scenarios.<p>Luckily, Apple also has the App Store: a one million strong selection …

Apps

Hyundai makes owner's manuals more interesting with augmented reality

Augmented reality showrooms are one thing, but Hyundai using that tech to make learning about your new car more interesting. This week, the automaker announced its an augmented reality owner's manual app for Android and iOS. The Hyundai Virtual Guide plays nice with both smartphones and tablets, …

Stop force closing apps on your iPhone, it's not making it run faster or last longer

Tips<p>Yes, you can force close iOS apps by double pressing the home button and sliding the app window up, but you shouldn't make a habit out of …

Apps

What Your Sleeping Position Says About Your Relationship

Snuggle smart, folks.<p>When it comes to you and your partner, there are plenty of factors that define your relationship — the way you communicate, the way you handle conflict, the way you touch. And now, you can add the way you sleep to that list.<p>According to findings released by U.K. group The Sleep …

Apple Releases iOS 9.0.2 With Bug Fixes, Performance Improvements

Apple today released iOS 9.0.2, a minor update that introduces bug fixes and performance improvements to iOS 9. The iOS 9.0.2 update comes one week after the release of iOS 9.0.1, the first update to iOS 9, and two weeks after iOS 9 was released to the public on September 16.<p>iOS 9.0.2 is available …

iOS

You can’t downgrade your iPhone to iOS 8.4.1 any longer

Apple on Wednesday released a minor update for iOS 9 meant to fix additional issues found in its latest version, including a screen unlock …

iOS

How to find free Wi-Fi anywhere in the world

Find free Wi-Fi hotspots without using any data at all.<p>You may think you need Wi-Fi right now -- with your limited data plan and your Netflix-watching obsession -- but you don't. You don't truly need Wi-Fi until you're stuck in at a bus stop in west Tokyo, with no data plan and no idea how you're …

Here is Twitter's crazy 136-page handbook for politicians who want to tweet

'It's been wildly popular.'<p>Ever wish there were a manual on how not to say something stupid on social media? Well, if you’re a politician, now there is. The "Twitter Government and Elections Handbook" was put together last year by the social network's political partnerships team to teach …

Livestreaming

Now standard in the Tesla Model X: A bioweapon shield

Buying a<p>Teslacomes with some unusual perks. Like falcon doors. And "ludicrous mode." And now, protection from bioterrorists.<p>Seriously.<p>When Elon Musk announced the Model X on Tuesday in Fremont, Calif. -- Tesla's first foray into the sport utility category -- he mentioned a new feature: "Bioweapon …

Tesla

Former Google employee was able to buy the google.com domain … for one minute

There have been other cases of huge companies forgetting to renew their domains, and inadvertantly making them available to others to purchase, but one domain you might have thought would be well-protected from such mistakes is google.com. Not so, it appears: a former Google employee noticed that …

AdWords

Blackphone: privacy-obsessed smartphone aims to broaden its appeal

Can you hear me now? Not if you’re eavesdropping on a Blackphone. Privacy company Silent Circle has released a second version of its signature handheld, a smartphone designed to quell the data scraping and web tracking that’s become such an integral part of the digital economy in the last few years …

Privacy

Microsoft Lumia 950 And Lumia 950 XL Prices Revealed By Retailer

Microsoft are expected to announce a number of new devices at their event on the 6th of October, this will include two new Lumia smartphones, the …

A first look at the Chinese operating system the government wants to replace Windows

Microsoft Windows is the dominant operating system in China, but the government is trying to encourage homegrown replacements. The most popular one is called NeoKylin. We gave it a whirl to see how the hottest China-made OS looks and feels.<p>NeoKylin is developed by China Standard Software, based in …

China

Why enterprise will choose iPad Pro over Microsoft’s Surface

Advertisement<p>86 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p>Just two years ago, Apple chief executive Tim Cook took pot shots at the rise of 2-in-1 tablets, and claimed the …

Jimmy Kimmel’s iPhone 6s gag makes Apple owners look foolish

We’re all pretty excited about the upcoming release of the iPhone 6s, Apple’s latest and shiniest hardware. And it seems that some people are so excited about the new phone that it makes them forget a bunch of things — like what an original iPhone looks like.<p>Kimmel sent an interviewer out on the …

Mobile Technology

Apple's iOS 9 software gets its first bug-fixing update

The update comes just a week after the newest version of the software that powers iPads and iPhones. It squashes several bugs, but one flaw remains unresolved.<p>A week after pushing out iOS 9, Apple has released the first set of bug fixes for its new mobile software.<p>Available as of Wednesday, iOS …

iOS

Five of the biggest scandals in automotive history

Volkswagen, for so long the shining beacon of the car industry and a global symbol of German magnificence, is engulfed in one of the greatest …

Northern Ireland

NoPhone Zero is the greatest fake phone money can buy

Last week we reported on a study suggesting phone addiction behaved similarly to drug addiction, and we even suggested a few apps that can help you wean off your over-reliance on your mobile, if you feel you are “truly addicted”. Want to go to an even further extreme? The NoPhone and NoPhone Zero …

Kickstarter

Man angered after ordering a mild curry and getting a receipt marked 'white ppl'

Stuart Lynn spent nearly £30 in his local Indian restaurant, and asked for his venison curry to be served very mild.<p>This is quite a normal request, so he was shocked when his curry order came with a receipt marked 'VERY MILD, WHITE PPL'.<p>The 44-year-old believes the note was a slur, suggesting that …

Larry Page and Sergey Brin paid $1,700 a month to rent the garage where Google was born

"$1,700 a month," YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said, recalling the rent she charged for the garage at her old home in Menlo Park, California, to the two Google cofounders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin. "And I took security deposit."<p>At the time, Page and Brin were Ph.D. students at Stanford, probably …

Silicon Valley

Hungary's treatment of refugees is shocking and unacceptable, says UN

The UN secretary general has condemned the Hungarian government’s treatment of refugees on its southern border, arguing that the use of teargas, pepper spray and water cannon on people fleeing war and hardship is not acceptable.<p>Hungary triggered outrage from the international community on Wednesday …

European Union

Ten lesser-known haunted places of the world

With the sheer number of haunted destinations in the world, it doesn't seem fair that well-known creepy sites, like Bran Castle in Transylvania, get all the attention. So here are 10 obscure ghastly places that will curl your toes. You can even spend the night at some of them, if you dare.<p>Fort …