Category Archives: Mobile Devices

The secret story of how the LG G6 leaked online

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If there’s one thing that’s been a constant over the last decade in the technology industry, it’s the early leaking of upcoming phones on the internet. But where once it was just the odd whisper, a selection of blocky images or a slip of the tongue from an over-eager employee, now we’re in a world […]

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Best free iPad apps 2017

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As you launch Kitchen Stories, you catch a glimpse of the app’s mantra: “Anyone can cook”. The problem is, most cooking apps (and indeed, traditional cookery books) make assumptions regarding people’s abilities. Faced with a list of steps on a stark white page, it’s easy to get halfway through a recipe, look at the mess […]

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Jaguar and Shell now let drivers pay for gas from their car dashboard

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Jaguar has announced a new way to pay at the pump, teaming up with Shell to create an app that allows drivers to purchase fuel in-car. Available for the Jaguar F-Pace, F-Type, XF and XE models in addition to the latest ranges from Land Rover, the newly announced Shell app uses Apple Pay or PayPal to […]

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Yelp launches new feature for asking and answering questions about any business

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Yelp is releasing a new feature with the simple, self-explanatory name Questions and Answers. Well, mostly self-explanatory. This is distinct from Talk, a feature where Yelp users can ask an incredibly broad range of questions (as I write this, the New York page currently includes conversations about the travel time to the airport, when it’s […]

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You can now use Signal for encrypted video calls

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Open Whisper Systems, creator of encrypted communication platform Signal, released an update today as an open beta to enable encrypted video calling. The app previously offered fully end-to-end encrypted chat and voice calling, but the addition of video will make it even easier to convey information without compromising security. The update also promises to improve the existing, […]

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iPhone of the future could have a next-gen speaker no matter how thin it is

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“[Expletive] magnets, how do they work?”, famously asked the Insane Clown Posse, a move which would have forever ruled them out of a job at Apple, if the iPhone company’s latest patent plans are anything to go by. The company has just been awarded 48 new patents according to Patently Apple, one of which details […]

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Apple’s Planet of the Apps looks like Shark Tank with an ‘escalator pitch’

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Apple is finally pulling the curtains on its original TV shows. The company has revealed the first trailer for its upcoming non-scripted reality TV show called ‘Planet of the Apps’ at Recode’s Code Media conference. Based on the trailer, it looks a lot like Shark Tank with a vibe that reminds me of The Voice. […]

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 release date, news and rumors

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Update: The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 has been caught on camera alongside an S Pen stylus, and the latest leaks suggest it will only come in one size. Android tablets may feel like a dying breed but the latest rumors suggest Samsung hasn’t given up on them just yet. Samsung is set to make a […]

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Kudi wants to make it easier to pay bills in places where internet access is limited

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Making payments and sending money to friends and family in Nigeria can be cumbersome. Y Combinator-backed Kudi, which recently launched in Nigeria, is aiming to make it easier for people to pay bills and pay each other via messaging. At its core, Kudi is a chatbot, which lives inside Facebook Messenger and eventually Skype, that […]

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These Commute-Friendly Apps Don’t Require a Data Connection

The internet is a series of tubes, but it’s useless when you’re stuck in one. Connectivity sucks on the subway, it’s a pain on a plane, and even if you take the bus, it’s smart to keep data usage in check. Whether you get to work by land, sea, or air, these apps have offline […]

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