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Google Opinion Rewards App Gives You Play Store Credit in Exchange for Survey Answers

Google already knows basically everything there is to know about you anyway, so why not make a few quid off its data harvesting? The Google Opinion Rewards app is now available to UK Android users, letting you earn a few pence worth of Google Play Store credit (sent to your Google Wallet) for every quick marketing survey you complete for Google and its partners. [Google Play] Read More >>

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There's Finally an App That Lets You Escape Group Texts

When it comes to group texts, nothing is more infuriating than being trapped in an endless barrage vibrations signalling nothing more than "lol" or the occasional poop emoji. But until now, there was no convenient way to put an end to the madness without either A) blocking your friends or B) insulting them to the point that they cut off contact. GroupXiT fixes that. Read More >>

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Windows 8.1 is Getting Universal Apps That Work on Desktop, Mobile, and Xbox One (Updated)

It's a moment we've been waiting for for a long time. No, Microsoft's various operating systems are not merging quite yet, but they're about to get universal apps that work across all devices. Read More >>

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A Week Spent With Bro App in the Real World, With a Real Girl

You may have heard of Bro App, the Android app that purports to "automatically message your girlfriend sweet things so you can spend more time with the Bros"; or, put more succinctly, "undiluted fraternity douche in code form". Well, I spent a week using it on a real, live, girl. Things didn't go too well. Read More >>

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The Week's Best Android, iPhone, iPad and Windows Phone Apps

Trains are uncomfortable and expensive contraptions, aren't they? This week I managed to nab myself a first class upgrade for £1.80 which I thought was great, but first class isn't all it's cracked up to be. The most disappointing thing was the free snack box in times gone by you would be given a mini picnic. This time there wasn't even any cheese! So here I am, grumpy and sans-cheese, writing up this weeks list: Read More >>

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Microsoft Appeal to Users' Honour as Office for iPad Loophole is Found

You may have noticed that an iPad version of Microsoft Office was released on Thursday, which was a massive improvement on the iPhone version since you can use basic features without a £100 Office 365 subscription. Well now it turns out that with a bit of fiddling you can access more than the basic features without a subscription. Get in! Read More >>

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Fanboys be Warned: Turns Out iOS Apps are Twice as Likely to Crash

There are a number of claims that Apple fanboys use to justify their fondness for a closed operating system. Something something regularity. Something something universal availability. Well I hate to break it to you, but it turns out iOS apps are twice as likely to crash compared to their Android counterparts. Read More >>

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March's Essential Apps for Android, iOS and Windows Phone

I thought February was a big month, then March came along and beat it into a pulp: We got a nice shiny £1 coin to distract us from the government's maniacal schemes; Chromecast finally got a UK launch, and UK editions of Kotaku and LifeHacker were unveiled. Read More >>

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Microsoft Office for iPad: Full Video Walkthrough and Hands On

After Office for iOS proved itself a pretty big disappointment to anyone who was hoping to actually do things with the app, the long-anticipated Office for iPad has finally hit the App Store. It's ok; you can let out a sigh of relief. This time, Microsoft got it right. Read More >>

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Microsoft Office Finally Comes to the iPad Today, and it's Free(mium)

It's coming up on a year(ish) since the original release of Microsoft Office for iOS, but in all that time there's been no iPad-specific version to be found. And now it's here as of noon today (PST), as a gift from Microsoft's new cloud-guru CEO Satya Nadella. Read More >>

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A New Geo-Tagged Storytelling Site Might be the Ultimate Travel Tool

How do we discover new cities to visit? How do we remember where we've been? With all the tools at our fingertips, I'd still argue it's actually not all that easy. Hi, which just opened to the public today, is a beautifully designed way to find, share, and tell stories about places. Read More >>

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The Onion's TED-style Mock App Pitch is Perfect

The Onion's TED talk parodies return with the reveal of a remarkable new app called PicSong that turns your countless photos into music—for anyone who might want to do that for some reason. Read More >>

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HTC One M8's Blinkfeed App Hits Google Play Prematurely

If the weeks of leaks are anything to go by, the main UI element that will differentiate the HTC One M8 (due to be revealed at 3pm today) will be its returning, revamped Blinkfeed homescreen. And, thanks to someone over-eagerly pushing the "GO LIVE" button, we've got a good glimpse of it over on the Google Play Store already. Read More >>

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This App Lets You Chat Even When You Have No Reception

It's not too often these days that an iPhone still surprises you. We've more or less seen it all by now. Except, we haven't. FireChat is a new app that takes advantage of a little-known iOS feature that makes it easy to set up and run a network even when there's no cellular signal. Read More >>

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Photowall for Google Chromecast Lets You Deface Your Mates on TV

Now that we've finally got the damn thing, Google's today pushing out a brand new Chromecast app. Photowall is a free collaborative photo sharing application that lets you beam pictures to the Wi-Fi TV streaming dongle. Read More >>

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The Week's Best Android, iPhone, iPad and Windows Phone Apps

The weather is going absolutely ballistic recently, with 'spring' arriving alongside a bout of erratic weather patterns that has included sporadic periods of thunder and hail. Yet five minutes later, the sun rears its ugly head as if nothing had ever happened. With that going on I've barely left the house, which means plenty of internet research for your weekly dose of apps. Read More >>

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