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Uber To Teach Drivers How To Make More Money

Uber's been talking to drivers, and today announced a series of new initiatives to address the feedback they got. They include a way to cash out the money you've made early, discounted ISAs and lessons on how to make the most money with your time. Read More >>

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The UK Now Has Uber For Vets

OK, yes, we know the "Uber for..." description is really lame and overused, but in this case it's pretty accurate. PawSquad describes itself as "the UK's first app-based vet practice," which means two things: a) you can book a vet to come and see your furbaby at home, and b) if you're a vet, you can basically freelance using the app. Read More >>

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Pokémon Go Gets A Big Shakeup This Week

If you've been waiting for the second generation of Pokémon to hit PoGo, you're in luck: this week sees a huge overhaul of the app, including over 80 new 'mon and a whole load of new features. Read More >>

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The Week’s Top Android, iOS, and Windows Apps

The deal with mobile signal is pretty strange. Somehow, my grandparents who live in rural Wales manage to get better 4G signal than I did in my old house - which was in the middle of a reasonably well populated area. They also get quite fast broadband, despite the fact that the nearest supermarket (including mini things like Tesco Express) is over half an hour away by car and most of the local train stations are request only. There are probably encyclopaedia-sized reports about why, though, which would take more time than I have to read and understand. Read More >>

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Three Launches Wuntu, A Rewards App For Its Customers

Phone network Three has launched its new rewards app, designed to give customers freebies along the lines of O2's Priority and similar schemes (Orange Wednesdays RIP). Read More >>

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London Besieged By Porygon As Pokémon Go UK Valentine’s Day Event Kicks Off

The first Pokémon Go event of 2017 is live in the UK now, having kicked in just after 7pm last night - and Londoners haven't been able to move for Porygon since. Read More >>

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Lessons From the Sexting App Whose Partyboy CEO Blew Millions Before Burning Out

There’s no shortage of catastrophic flame-outs in tech. Take, for example, junk science blood-testing startup Theranos, which raised obscene amounts of venture capital only to be sued by its own investors, close its labs, and come under criminal investigation. (Move fast and break stuff, right?) But what could have led to the downfall of humble chat app Fling? Read More >>

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The Week’s Top Android, iOS, and Windows Apps

It doesn't matter how many things that are available to watch, you never seem to be able to find anything interesting available. It doesn't matter if you have hundreds of satellite TV channels, various streaming service subscriptions, or whatever sketchy streaming and torrent sites are at your disposal. What's up with that anyway? If anyone knows the science, I'd love to hear a tl;dr version. Read More >>

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6 Apps to Better Secure Your Smartphone

For many of us, our smartphones carry our whole world—contacts, messages, payment information, eclectic music collection—so it’s hard to understate the importance of keeping everything safe and secure. Certain apps can make a big difference—protecting your data and securing your communications. Here are six well worth installing. Read More >>

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Hater Dating App Teams You With Similar Angry People

A clever new idea for a dating app has been had, with Hater promising to match people on the things they dislike rather than on what bands and films they pretend to enjoy to appear deep. Read More >>

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The Week’s Top Android, iOS, and Windows Apps

Yesterday was tax return deadline day, so you lot better have got all your returns sorted and your taxes paid. Provided you actually have to fill in a tax return. You lot get to waltz around having paid it off every month, with extra joy if you accidentally paid too much. Read More >>

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London’s New Chicken2Me App Claims To Be ‘Uber For Fried Chicken’

If you're in the mood for fried chicken (and we're always in the mood for fried chicken), London's new food finding app might be right in your roost. Chicken2Me, currently an iOS exclusive but coming to Android "soon," maps out all the chicken shops in the capital with ratings and info. Read More >>

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How To Get All Your Fitness Tracking Data in One Place

You’ve got data pouring in from your connected fitness tracker, your smartphone, your smartwatch, the smart scales in your bathroom and the dieting app you use to log your meals—so how do you get all of this information in one place? It isn’t easy, but here are a few pointers to help. Read More >>

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Your Phone Camera Now Instantly Translates Japanese Text

Not enough people know that the Google Translate app includes a ridiculously cool feature called Word Lens that lets you hold your camera over some text and see a live translation. Google announced today that Word Lens now works in Japanese, meaning you can hold your phone up to a sign in Osaka and impress your friends by knowing exactly what it means. It even works offline, which you probably should be if you're in Japan without a roaming plan. Read More >>

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Tesco’s £250 Contactless Payment App Goes Nationwide

After a period of testing in a limited number of shops, Tesco has launched its own PayQwiq contactless payment smartphone app across the entire country. And there's a good reason to bother with one of these things for once, as this one comes with a maximum payment limit of £250. That's enough for rich people with children to pay for their shopping with. Read More >>