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Not so sweet anymore: Android Q is now Android 10

The next Android version, previously dubbed Android Q, will be called Android 10 according to a recent blog post by Google.

How to get Spotify Premium for free for three months

Everyone likes free things. Well, most free things. We won’t queue up at a kiosk offering free smacks upside the head, for instance. This, thankfully, is a whole lot more pleasant. Spotify is offering new subscribers a lengthier unpaid period with Spotify Premium. Basically, you’ll get two extra months to decide whether you’re willing to drop 60 bucks a month for the service. Jus...[Read More]

Tired of typos? Gmail will soon autocorrect spelling and grammar

Gmail will now go ahead and correct spelling errors and point out grammatical errors made while you're typing. 

Beta Yourself: Primephonic – the classical music streaming app for every audiophile

Fancy going symphonic but don’t know where to start? Stuff delves into the vital bits of the dedicated classical music streaming service called Primephonic…

Mini Meme – Feed your ears some roughage (aka podcast apps you need in your life)

Streaming music is great, but how about some fiction, comedy, news or sport for a change? Use these audio apps to get a more balanced aural diet…

Not to be left out of the gloom, Facebook is testing Dark Mode for Android

You can already do it in Facebook Messenger, now it looks as though the mobile Facebook app is the next to take a ride on the Dark Mode train. A leak, spotted by a reliable app researcher, shows that Facebook has begun implementing features that -- when completed -- will constitute a Dark Mode for the service

Huawei’s Harmony OS is here and it’s ready to take on Android

uawei has finally unveiled its ‘Android replacement’ first party operating system (OS), called Harmony OS (previously known as HongMeng).

Are shared e-scooters good for the planet? Only if they replace car trips

Shared dockless electric scooters, or e-scooters, transport riders over short distances in cities. Ride share companies promote them as an environmentally friendly choice that reduces dependence on cars.

Google is testing a subscription-model called Play Pass for its app store

Google is also on the subscription bandwagon with a new feature called Play Pass currently being tested for its Google Play Store. 

WhatsApp reportedly working on a phone-less desktop version of the app

WABetaInfo, the outlet behind many notable previews for what's coming up for messaging app WhatsApp, has come up with more early info for us. This time, WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new Universal Windows Platform (UWP), as well as a new desktop version of the app. 

An app to prevent pregnancy? Don’t count on it

Fertility awareness apps are being championed as a new approach to contraception. In reality, while the technology may be new, women have been predicting the fertile days in their menstrual cycles to prevent pregnancy for a very long time. 

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