HTC U11 Takes Amazon Alexa On the Go

HTC U11, Alexia, UK

HTC today announced the immediate availability of its HTC Alexa app in the UK, taking the powerful and intuitive Amazon Alexa cloud-based voice service on the go with the HTC U11 phone. Whether you’re at work, in the park, or at the beach, you can take HTC Alexa with you to access the very best of Amazon Alexa hands-free from the convenience of your phone. The HTC Alexa app is available to download today for HTC U11 owners in the UK via the Google Play store. The HTC U11 with…

Essential Tech To Survive A Festival Weekend

Festival season has now kicked off, and if you’re planning to spend a weekend away in a field at some of the UK’s best events or even abroad, then it’s best to consider some of the best tech around to keep you charged up and entertained. With a variety of must-have gadgets and technology available – Niall Green, CEO of Second Screen – a cutting-edge app developer for the creative industries – offers his essential tech recommendations to survive a festival weekend. Download the festival’s app The best way to plan your weekend…

Samsung Pay Now Available To Hsbc, First Direct & M&s Bank Cardholders

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Samsung Electronics today announced that its digital wallet, Samsung Pay, is now available to HSBC, first direct and M&S Bank cardholders in the UK. Simple, secure and almost anywhere, Samsung Pay enables users to make faster and smarter purchases*. Additionally, Galaxy S8 and S8+ users can take advantage of the innovative iris scanner technology to authorise payments, providing a new layer of biometric security to ensure peace of mind. HSBC, first direct and M&S Bank, join the growing portfolio of major payment networks and banks which Samsung Pay supports in…

Blind dating app, Jig Talk, is the first ever app to co-create a TV show.

The new blind dating show, Getting Jiggy with Josie, hosted by Josie Gibson, airs from Friday 21st April at 8pm for 6 weeks across the Made Television network. Blind dating app, JigTalk, has become the first mobile app to co-create a television programme with a broadcaster, Made Television. JigTalk, available on iOS and Android, is an innovative, gamified platform, created for people to get to know a potential date before meeting, rather than basing assessments purely on looks. Whilst JigTalking, 16 jigsaw pieces initially cover each JigTalker’s image. These reveal,…

YouTube Go hits Beta

YouTube is a phenomenon that just keeps growing. THE place to online videos online, it is an archive of everything video, from 80’s adverts to pirated content to “I can’t believe someone made a video about that” videos. However, for years it has been an online-only experience, save for a small flirtation with making videos available for offline line consumption a couple of years back that disappeared quietly in the night. Since then Google has been pretty quiet on downloading videos, however, YouTube Go revives the idea enables, somewhat basic, downloading capabilities mixed…

Hater – An app for finding someone who hates the things you do

If you are into on-line dating and a little fatigued at not finding someone who shares your interests then why look for someone who shares your dislikes. A new app called Hater is looking to shake things up a little by doing just that. Whilst setting up a profile on this dating app you are asked what you HATE and search results are based on those choices. Whilst a potentially interesting idea there does seem to be some value in this as some academic studies agree the approach might see more successful…

UPDATED – Netflix introduces Download and Go

Amazon Prime might have gotten there first however it is safe to say the idea of Netflix launching offline playback does have many folks excited. This has been rumoured to be for quite awhile now and it wasn’t that long ago that Netflix admitted they were not looking into. However, today the company finally made it a reality. Netflix has announced that offline playback is available for its customers on both Android and iOS platforms for any streaming plan. There is a new download button that will appear beside the play button…

PhotoScan from Google, the app you never knew you really wanted

Scanning is a pain, OfficeLens just doesn’t seem to fit for photos and Google haven’t released an enjoyably fun video in AGES. All that changed today with the video for Photoscan, Google preservation attempt for the beloved silver based photos you might have in your attic. Honestly, the video simply makes you want to get into the attic and dig those treasured moments out and many will be doing so by the time you read this… gotta go!

Azimo pushes the button on voice-activated money transfer through Siri

Azimo, the money transfer service with the largest digital network, today launches a brand new version of its mobile app, designed to revolutionise the mobile transfer experience for both Apple and Android users. On the iPhone, the app will allow users to transfer money through the voice-activated Siri system. Customers can simply transfer money by telling Siri the amount of money they want to send and the recipient’s name. Azimo has redesigned both its Android and iOS apps to create a tailor-made experience for each platform. Google’s Material Design philosophy…

Habito launches the world’s first AI mortgage advice chat bot

UK tech startup, habito, has launched the world’s first artificially intelligent Digital Mortgage Adviser (DMA) allowing millions of consumers to discuss their mortgage needs from any connected device, 24/7, without requiring a human broker. Built using AI technology and habito’s market-leading algorithm, the DMA marries all the elements of a customer’s financial life (e.g. employment, salary and personal life plans) with real-time market mortgage rates to calculate an indicative monthly payment. The DMA explains the impact consumers’ decisions will have on each mortgage configuration as a traditional mortgage broker would,…