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Google Stealthily Launched A Podcast Feature And Its On Your Phone Already

Google on the sly has rolled out a new way for Android users to listen to podcasts and decide whether they like them enough to subscribe. When we say on the sly we mean it because this function is already available on your phone. Now when you search for a podcast, Google returns search results which include podcast show info and episode listings on your mobile device and you can listen from within the results and there is no need to install a new app.

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Don’t Expect The Price Of The iPhone X To Fall Any Time Soon

Every Apple fanboy wants the iPhone X to be less expensive, unfortunately that is unlikely to be the case in the near future thanks to LG. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, LG Display is having a tough time producing the OLED displays that Apple would like to use in future versions of the iPhone. Had Apple chosen to split suppliers between Samsung which is currently the only supplier and LG Display, then consumers could have seen lower prices.

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Reports Start Circulating That Samsung Is Gearing Up To Launch The Galaxy Note 9

It’s no secret that Samsung is hard at work at its next iteration of its highly successful Galaxy Note model which many analysts believe will launch later in the year. Despite trying to keep everything under wraps, some details have leaked about the Galaxy Note 9. According to blogger Evan Blass the Galaxy Note 9 is being referred to internally by the code name “Crown”. This is not the first time someone has revealed this information and if it is indeed true then it is clear that Samsung is trying to position the Galaxy Note 9 as the best phablet in the market.

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New App Promises To Help Make Responding To Emails Much Quicker

New App Promises To Help Make Responding To Emails Much Quicker

Despite the scores of start-ups that sprang to life with the mission statement of killing email, the format continues to be the dominant method of communication and their efforts have largely failed. It would appear instead of trying to eliminate email, perhaps a better way to manage the problem is to automate it and allow AI technology to write responses. A start-up from Y Combinator called EasyEmail is adopting just such and approach. It is developing technology that will trawl your inbox and use your past responses as a guide to providing an auto-complete feature.

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Google Unifies All Its Payment Apps

Google has decided to unify its various payment offerings under the Google Pay brand. There had been a previous attempt at unifying the services but Android Pay continued to use its existing brand. That has now changed with the most recent update to the Android Pay app  introducing new functionality which Google is hoping will allow its payments service to become ubiquitous both online and offline.

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Experts Not Sure Whether 5G Will Live Up To The Hype

Telecoms companies are already preparing for a 5G world, that is next generation wireless technology that promises to deliver connectivity to more than just phones, but link everything from cars to fridges or anything else that you think would benefit from being connected to the internet. Whilst there is lots of talk about 5G it will be years before consumers get to experience its benefits. It is expected that the US will launch the first commercial 5G projects this year, but in most emerging markets around the world 4G is still yet to be implemented leave alone 5G.

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Two-Year-Old Manages To Lock Mum’s iPhone For Five Decades

A child aged two managed to lock his mum’s iPhone for the next 48 years after he repeatedly entered the wrong passcode. The boy and his mum who live in Shanghai were in their apartment when she left her iPhone unattended. The poor child then kept entering the wrong PIN number until eventually the phone became locked for 25 million minutes or what is the equivalent of nearly half a century.

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Facebook Adds New Lists Feature To Appeal To Younger Users

It’s no secret that Facebook has lost a lot of its allure with users and youngsters are opting for alternatives such as Instagram and Snapchat instead. However, for people who can remember the 90’s Facebook is still the dominant social network but it is not naïve to the fact that users are growing increasingly disenchanted with the growing number of advertisements being displayed in the News Feed. As a result, Facebook is adding a new feature to its status update box called Lists.

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Google Plans To Introduce ‘Stories’ In Mobile Search Results

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last decade, you will probably have a basic understanding of social media. Whilst the older generation prefer to stick with Facebook, millennials have been accustomed to ‘Stories’ which are basically full screen displays of content that users can either choose to swipe or tap through and are only available for a short period of time.

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How To Keep Your Kids Safe Online

Three Tips To Keeping Your Child Safe Online

At the beginning of the month the world marked Safer Internet Day and in the spirit of the theme of that day we decided to put together a few tips for making sure that your children remain safe when they are online. According to a top online safety expert, the risks of children accessing dodgy online material are now at an all-time high. Not only is there more creepy content out there but kids these days are savvier than they have ever been.

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