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WhatsApp to share your number with Facebook

WhatsApp have tinkered with their terms and conditions, which means they'll now be sharing your number with Facebook. Of course, the messaging app is owned by Facebook, so this isn't exactly surprising. WhatsApp would like you to know that this doesn't mean your messages aren't encrypted anymore - they assure us that everything will still…

All you need to know about Android Nougat

The latest version of Android is imminent, and they're sticking with their usual naming policy which focuses on sweets, if your teeth weren't itching enough already. Those with Nexus devices are going to start getting the roll-out today, and as you'd expect, there's a lot of new features and improvements. If you have a Nexus…

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What's Google Duo about?

What's Google Duo about?

Internet giant, Google, have given us a video calling app called Duo, and has already eclipsed the mighty Pokémon Go in downloads. So what's it about? Well, it is a bit like Apple's FaceTime, if you want a very short answer. Of course, the majority of the world doesn't have an iPhone, so this is…

Woman chains herself to EE shop in protest

How much do you hate your mobile provider? Are you counting down the days until your contract is up so you can leave them for pastures new? Well, one lady took it to the next level. She hates EE so much, that she went to one of their stores, and held a protest. She sat…

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Instagram's spam problem

Instagram's spam problem

Instagram has a spam problem. Anyone who has been using the app in the past 6 months, will have noticed a huge spike in accounts adding you as a friend, or tagging you in a post, leading you to dodgy accounts. They're incredibly easy to spot, because they always feature a lady in her underwear…

Three scrapping roaming charges - but where?

As of September, Three are going to let their customers use their smartphones abroad overseas, without any extra costs. They've got 42 countries on their list, after the mobile operator extended their 'Feel At Home' service. Great news if you've booked a holiday this year. At the moment, you can use the 'Feel At Home'…

Google says bug won't affect most users

We told you about the bug that could hit 900 million Android devices yesterday, and now Google are speaking up on it. Google have said that the Verify Apps feature in their Play Store is already blocking any dodgy apps that try and exploit the bug, and only someone taking chances by downloading from disreputable…

Pokemon Go to show you 'Nearby'

You may have been stuck behind someone dawdling in the street because they're too engrossed in Pokemon Go and wanted to slay them in the street, but the popularity of the app remains! And there's going to be some improvements, which will thrill 'trainers', as Niantic Labs are issuing some updates, which is going see…

Android bug for 900 million phones?

Android users, be warned! There's some serious security flaws that could compromise your phone, and allow criminals to get at your phone's data. And it could hit 900 million Android devices, which is a whopper of a number. The bugs were found by Checkpoint researchers, who were looking at software running on chipsets which were…

Google to help emergency services

Google want to help out the emergency services by providing the location of callers who ring 999. Google say: "When emergency services get a call, they need to know the caller's location to send help and save lives. Today, over 70 per cent of calls to emergency services come from mobile phones, but locating these…

Which apps are draining your battery?

Battery life on your smartphone is something that concerns most people, because we're all messing around on our phones with such great frequency. If you want to get more out of your battery life, then there's a bunch of apps that you might want to cut down on, as they're the biggest drain around. There's…

Google Play to reduce app size

Aware of the costs of data on your smartphone, Google have said that they're going to bring in some changes with their Play Store. They've brought in a new algorithm that reduces the size of app updates, and they'll also tell you about the actual size of each update before you download it, which is…

Catch 'em all with this Pokemon Go phone case

Pokémon Go has dominated the mobile world this last week, leaving people pottering around outside, trying to catch pretend rats through their smartphone cameras. In the game, you have to throw Pokéballs at them, and if you can curl your shot, you get more points. Of course, this is a skill move which is tricky,…

Banking apps on the up, as payment via apps goes up by 54%

Banking apps on smartphones are surging in popularity in the UK, with payments via mobile going up by 54% in 2015, with a value of £347 million. It isn't surprising really, as more and more people have smartphones than ever before. Of course, desktop banking can be a slight faff, remembering passwords and the like,…

Pokemon Go is about to be hacked

The Pokemon Go servers have been having a hard time for numerous reasons. Initially, it was groaning under the strain of massive use, and then some hackers decided to have a go at them. This means there's been outages for people wanting to play the fantastically popular game. The hack was by some people who…