23 Tips For Making Zoom, Skype, and Other Video Conference Calls Less Awful

We’re all using video-conferencing apps way more than we ever expected to these days, to keep in touch with friends and family as well as work colleagues. Believe it or not, there are actually ways to be better at video chats. Here are tips and tricks to be the least annoying person on your next group Zoom, Skype, Google Duo, or FaceTime call. Read More >>

Apple Buys Dark Sky, Kills Android App and API

Android users have many reasons to hate on Apple, but the company just gave them one more: It’s taking away the popular weather app Dark Sky. Dark Sky announced in a blog today that it was joining Apple, and as a result, it’s ending API access in 2022 and killing off the Android app. Read More >>

The Best Houseparty App Tips and Tricks

Back in 2019 Epic Games (of Fortnite fame) acquired an app called Houseparty. It stayed relatively quiet until 2020 when coronavirus saw millions of people stuck at home, looking for new ways to connect with friends and family beyond Zoom and Skype calls. Read More >>

Android Apps May Be Snooping on You More Than You Realise

At this point we’re all familiar with apps of all sorts tracking our every move and sharing that info with pretty much every third party imaginable. But it actually may not be as simple as tracking where you go and what you do in an app: It turns out that these apps might be dropping details about the other programs you’ve installed on your phone, too. Read More >>

Hey Huawei, Why are Your Crippled Devices So Expensive?

Today is the day that Huawei announces the P40 series, the latest in its flagship smartphone series that people would normally be very excited about. But that's not the case this time round, or it doesn't seem to be at any rate. That's because Huawei is still in that situation where it's not allowed access to Google Play Services, and thus you can't download any apps from the Google Play Store. That's going to be the case for a long time, and anyone who buys a Huawei device released after last summer won't have access to nearly as many apps as someone who bought a P30 this time last year. Read More >>

These 16 Apps Will Help You Social Distance Without Feeling Isolated

Most of us are stuck inside because of the extraordinary circumstances we currently find ourselves in. Fortunately, self-quarantine doesn’t require a total lack of communication with the outside world. A few well-chosen apps can help you get on with life while still keeping your distance from other people – and a few of them have nothing to do with video-conferencing your coworkers. Read More >>

This App Promises to Turn Android Phones Into Extra Nintendo Switch Controllers

Multiplayer is a great way to breath new life into a video game you’ve lost interest in, but if you’re in need of extra controllers to let family or roommates join you for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe or Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, this simple app promises to turn your Android smartphone into a wireless Joy-Con. Read More >>

Apple Will Now Let You Buy Apps for Mac and iOS as a Bundled Package

Earlier in the year, Apple announced that it would give developers a way to bundle related macOS, iOS, tvOS, watch OS, and iPadOS app sales into a single transaction, and now, right on schedule, Apple’s Universal Purchase system has finally gone live. Read More >>

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Disney Plus Subscription

Disney Plus just put a wealth of Marvel, Star Wars and classic Disney content at your fingertips, which is useful now that everyone is stuck inside for the foreseeable future. If you decide to sign up for the £6 monthly subscription, then use these tips to make sure you’re making the most of what the service and its app have to offer. Read More >>

Which Devices Will Let You Watch Disney+ in the UK?

Disney+ is set to arrive tomorrow, bringing with it all that Disney content you're not going to be able to find anywhere else - unless you own them on DVD or something. Naturally if you've already signed up, or are thinking about getting in on that Disney action, you'll need somewhere to watch it. Read More >>

Apple’s Cracking Down On Dodgy Coronavirus Apps

Apple's announced its working on stamping out coronavirus-related apps worldwide in order to stop the spread of false information. It plans to do this by only accepting new apps from reputable and credible sources. Read More >>

At Least 20 VPN and Ad-Blocking Apps With 35 Million Downloads Actually Monitored Users’ Phones

At least 20 ad-blocking and virtual private network (VPN) apps owned by analytics firm Sensor Tower may have been secretly spying on users’ phones, according to a BuzzFeed News investigation on Monday. Read More >>

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Why You Need a VPN and How to Choose One

The benefits of virtual private networks, or VPNs, are well-documented: They keep you safer on public wi-fi and help you access content not usually available in your region, among other useful . There are now dozens and dozens of VPN options to choose from, which can make it difficult to decide which one is the best one for you. Read More >>

Apple Cracks Down on Coronavirus Apps, Which Is Probably for the Best

As social networks race to curb the spread of misinformation about COVID-19 and Amazon tries to weed out price-gouging Purell listings, Apple is taking its own stance: rejecting coronavirus apps submitted by iOS app developers who aren’t affiliated with official health organisations or governments, CNBC reported. Read More >>

One of the Most Beautiful Side-Scrollers of All Time Is Now Available for £3 on iOS and Android

Castlevania games are mostly remembered as popular titles for Nintendo’s classic 8- and 16-bit consoles. And while a version was created for the Sega Genesis, one of the most memorable and beautiful Castlevania games was actually released for the original PlayStation – and 23 years later, it’s now available on iOS and Android. Read More >>