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February 18, 2018 9:00 AM How To Backup Your iPhone To iCloud

Ask a Tech Editor: 'How can I avoid losing my photos and messages if my phone gets broken or stolen?' If your iPhone is stolen or gets broken, it can be pretty stressful – and even worse if you realise that the last time you backed your phone up to your laptop was weeks ago. There is a solution to this, and that’s iCloud. This is Apple’s rather nifty 7

February 17, 2018 1:30 PM Have you downloaded these DANGEROUS extensions on your browser?

Google Chrome users have been warned against dozens of potentially hazardous browser extensions that have already been downloaded by hundreds of thousands of users. These malicious extensions were, surprisingly, available on the official Google Chrome Web Store and were intentionally designed to appear perfectly innocent to the everyday user. But, secretly 12

February 13, 2018 11:06 AM Apple delays software features due to bugs

The iPhone maker is introducing a new development strategy to ensure its software works perfectly before release. Although the company remains committed to an annual software update, this autumn's update will lack a number of features, according to Bloomberg. There will be no redesign for the iPhone's home screen, nor an update to the photos app, following 6

February 10, 2018 9:30 AM Android smartphones can now send iPhone iMessages: Here's how to send to Apples chat app

iMessage is a closed messaging system meant solely for Apple products – iPhones, Macs, Apple watches and iPads. The clever system allows users to send messages between Apple products for free. The iconic blue text bubbles allow Apple users to send end-to-end encrypted texts, GIFs, images and stickers instantly. Messages to and from Android users – or if you are not connected 16

February 4, 2018 9:30 AM WhatsApp UPDATE brings great new feature, but it's ONLY available now on iPhone

WhatsApp this week revealed support for a massive new feature coming to the popular chat app. It's been revealed that WhatsApp is the first third-party app to support Apple's popular CarPlay feature. According to, in-car WhatsApp access was previously only possible using the app's Siri integration. However, this new update now means official 25

January 30, 2018 3:26 PM Snapchat launches a 'Deluxe' version of its Bitmoji app with new hairstyles, skin tones and accessories so users can create more life-like and 'inclusive' avatars

Snapchat has launched a 'Deluxe' version of its Bitmoji app to let users create more realistic personal avatars. The app now has hundreds of new physical features, including a range of hairstyles, skin tones and accessories, that can be used to create animated characters. Unlike the previous Bitmoji app, all features - such as makeup and high heels - can be applied 10

January 22, 2018 10:40 AM These Chrome and Firefox extensions can hijack browsers, spy on you and are almost impossible to remove

Security researchers have discovered a nasty pair of Chrome and FireFox extensions that can hijack browsers, spy on users' browsing activities and are nearly impossible to get rid of manually. According to researchers at Malwarebytes, the new malicious extension called "Tiempo en colombia en vivo" was found lurking in both the popular browsers. The forced 23

January 3, 2018 12:08 PM Your phone really IS spying on you: Hundreds of Android apps covertly use your handset's microphone to listen in on your TV habits

Hundreds of Android apps covertly use your phone's microphone to listen in on your TV habits, a new report has found. More than 250 games on the Google Play Store, some of which are for children, were found to use software that documents the TV adverts and shows you watch. The information is collected even when the apps are not running and is sold on to advertisers 10

January 3, 2018 12:26 AM Is Apple set to use £185bn cash pile from US tax amnesty to buy Netflix?

Apple could use US tax reforms to swoop on video streaming firm Netflix. A tax amnesty could allow the American tech giant to repatriate its £185billion foreign cash pile, giving it a huge war chest to bankroll takeovers, say Citi analysts. They predicted its most likely target would be Netflix, which has a market capitalisation of £64billion. In a research 26

December 31, 2017 7:10 PM WhatsApp goes down on New Year’s Eve angering MILLIONS of users across globe

Users have flagged the issue on Twitter with the hashtag #WhatsAppDown. shows the problem has spread across the globe, with users in the UK and Europe worst off. Users in other countries including Barbados, India, Panama, South Africa, Spain and Qatar are also unable to access the app on New Year's Eve. One wrote: “Messages won’t deliver 22