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Before dialling an unfamiliar service number, many of us feel an overwhelming sense of dread. Not just for 0800 and 0808 "freephone" numbers, which are now free to call from a mobile, but numbers starting with 084, 087 and 09 too. From experience, you know what they represent: expensive call charg...

July 1st 2015 at 3:01am 0 Comments
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Apple Music is here. Finally. Now that the company steered the streaming service to a successful launch, it now has to prove to the world that it's actually something worth paying for — after all, there are like 80 other streaming-music services (maybe not, but it feels like it) fighting for...

June 30th 2015 at 3:15pm 0 Comments
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It turns out that Uber's desire for mapping tech didn't really stop with Nokia's Here maps. The ride-sharing platform just picked up a portion of Microsoft's Bing maps technologies and about 100 of Redmond's employees as TechCrunch tells it. The way that TC describes the deal, the employees that U...

June 29th 2015 at 3:24pm 0 Comments
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Right, well that was fairly quick. Microsoft gave us a taste of how its Office apps would look on Android phones in a preview just last month, and now they're ready for public consumption. Word, Powerpoint and Excel are available for your delectation -- for free, no less -- in the Google Play Stor...

June 24th 2015 at 11:16am 0 Comments
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Early adopters of iOS 9 beta 2 have discovered a new feature that will temporarily delete apps from overloaded devices when there isn't enough space to install system updates. Many users with the smaller 8GB and 16GB iPhones reportedly had difficulty fitting the last upgrade onto their mobile devi...

June 23rd 2015 at 5:53pm 0 Comments
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Remember when Sony cooked up a new flagship smartphone for Japan called the Z4, then renamed it the Z3+ when it came time to take it overseas? Yeah, well, it's finally coming to the United States with a little help from Verizon, and it has another name for us to try and keep straight. Meet the Xpe...

June 16th 2015 at 10:16am 0 Comments
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I don't know about you, but I've wanted a Pip-Boy of my own since I first played Fallout 3. With the Pip-Boy Edition of Fallout 4, I'll finally be able to make that happen with a real-life wrist-bound stat-tracker and menu system. The wearable (I use that term lightly) comes with a companion app t...

June 14th 2015 at 11:28pm 0 Comments
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One company is promising to end Britain's so-called "not-spot" problem with a special SIM card that automatically switches between carriers. The "Anywhere SIM" will alternate between Vodafone, O2 and EE's mobile networks for the best signal, and it'll also offer a single flat rate for roaming acro...

June 12th 2015 at 6:55am 0 Comments
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Some of us don't want to share portrait and square cropped videos all the time. Crazy, huh? The mobile-centric video formats have been championed by Vine, Instagram and a whole host of live-streaming apps, so it was hardly a surprise to see Twitter follow suit when it launched in-app video recordi...

June 11th 2015 at 7:41am 0 Comments
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At this point in the PlayStation 4's and Xbox One's lifecycle, they almost seem more like "in case you missed it" machines than those offering brand new experiences. That isn't always a bad thing though, and especially not where the excellent Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is concerned. Starbreeze S...

June 10th 2015 at 10:32pm 0 Comments
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We've known that PlayStation Vue would hit iPad sooner or later and now Sony's TV streaming service finally has. PlayStation Vue Mobile's available in Chicago, New York and Philadelphia (the same cities the service launched in earlier this year) at the moment, and it's basically the same as what's...

June 9th 2015 at 9:41pm 0 Comments