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Meitu

Meitu and the ‘free’ app dilemma

Before this week, Meitu (Android and iOS) was virtually unknown in the Western market. While it has been a hit in its native China for years, the app only recently made headlines in the West where it has been propelled into the top of each respective mobile app store. In case you haven’t actually seen […]

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CES 2017

CES 2017: A Round-up

As someone who has always been hugely interested in gadgets and technology, conventions like CES 2017 make me inherently happy. Though I am often critical of the tech industry and cynical at heart, I cannot help but stare with glittering eyes at new tech announcements. Like every other year, CES 2017 was certainly filled with […]

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Mass data retention

EU top court protests mass data retention

A month ago, we reported that the UK had approved the Investigatory Powers Bill, also known as “Snoopers’ Charter”. Among other things, the bill would force mass data retention from ISPs in the UK. Today, the European Union’s Court of Justice ruled that “Members States may not impose a general obligation to retain data on […]

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Live 360 Facebook

Live 360 videos arrive on Facebook

Though Facebook regularly introduces new features to its platform, it certainly doesn’t give all of them the same level of attention. The social network giant often gets things right, however, particularly because it live-tests many of those features with groups of real people. For the past couple of years, one of the areas in which […]

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Extinction for the landline

Millions of Brits have no idea what their home telephone number is. Research launched yesterday by Relish broadband reveals Brits are paying for a landline they no longer use as one in five admit they don’t even know their own home number. The study also reveals six in ten Brits are now only paying for a landline just to […]

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MWC 2017

MWC 2017 – What to expect

Barcelona will once again be hosting the Mobile World Congress (MWC) event run by the GSMA. Like it most often does, the MWC will start towards the end of February. To be more precise, the event will run from the 27th of February to the 2nd of March. Most big players of the mobile industry […]

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Vine

Vine shuts down amidst growing concerns over Twitter

Vine, the video app that allowed users to create looping snippets of video, has been officially shut down by Twitter. The parent company was quick to explain that existing Vines, the six-second ‘gifs with sound’ that popularized the service, will remain available. Twitter apparently wishes to keep that piece of its history alive as a […]

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UK’s first flight delay compensation app launched

A new app, launched this month, offers consumers a free, no obligation check to see whether they are owed compensation from delayed flights.   AirFair, the first app of its kind in the UK, allows users to check if they are eligible for compensation for any flight delayed for more than three hours within the EU […]

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