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Microsoft unveils 'PowerPoint for apps' to let anybody code apps

Microsoft has publicly announced a new Office tool designed to simplify the process of creating mobile apps. Known as PowerApps, the aim of the business-grade program is to let anyone create a working native app without learning code.

Zing: The perfect gift this Christmas Special

'Zing' is a brand new device developed by a team of hardworking entrepreneurs in Cambridge. Digital Journal spoke to one of them, Ludo Chapman, a great-great-grandson of Charles Darwin.

How your smartphone will play a key role in your healthcare Special

Despite forecasts that 2015 would see a slowing of tech sector investment, this fiscal year is poised to be the most successful year for startup businesses and tech since 2000.

Ubuntu 15.10 launches with universal apps across platforms

Canonical has officially launched Ubuntu 15.10, the latest version of the open-source Linux operating system distribution now available on desktops, phones and tablets. The new release brings several improvements, including more work on universal apps.

Google planning major redesign of Play Store app

Google is working on a redesign of its Play Store app according to a software engineer at the company who is now moving on. Screenshots of the coming update show a refined and simplified interface with clearer categories.

BlackBerry CEO admits a smartphone pull-out may be on the cards

The Android-powered BlackBerry Priv smartphone, set for release later this year, has a lot resting on its shoulders. Many have speculated that it will make or break BlackBerry's handset business and this week CEO John Chen hinted he thinks the same.

Lumia 950, 950 XL: Microsoft reveals Windows 10 Mobile flagships

Microsoft's new Windows 10 Mobile smartphones are now official as the company gave its two flagship devices a formal unveiling at its New York event today. The 5.2-inch Lumia 950 is joined by the 5.7-inch Lumia 950 XL to showcase Windows 10 for phones.

Rumours: Google apps may finally be coming to Windows 10

The lack of quality first-party apps in the Windows ecosystem is a well-known issue when buying into Microsoft products. For years, the absence of official apps for any of Google's services has been especially conspicuous, although that may soon change.

Windows 10 allegedly hits 100m users, Microsoft boasts 669k apps

Windows 10 has reportedly passed 100 million installations almost exactly two months after its worldwide launch. The unconfirmed figure comes shortly after the company officially updated its 'Microsoft by Numbers' page with some interesting statistics.

BlackBerry confirms it is making an Android phone

BlackBerry CEO John Chen today confirmed the company is working on an Android phone to go on sale sometime later this year. Although details are still scant, the phone, previously known as "Venice," will be sold as the BlackBerry Priv.

Apple rolls out WatchOS 2 after fixing critical delaying bug

A few days behind schedule, Apple has launched the second-generation version of its Apple Watch software. WatchOS 2 is available to download now and includes several new features designed to expand the functionality of the Apple Watch.

Apple's WatchOS 2 coming September 16 with new Watch band designs

Apple opened its San Francisco event today with an update on Apple Watch. It claimed the device has 97 percent customer satisfaction before launching an updated WatchOS which gives app developers more control and access to a broader array of sensors.

All-new Apple TV wants to put the future of television into apps

Apple has today unveiled its reworked Apple TV with an all-new user experience and the ability to run its own apps. Apple announced it is seeking to change the future of television by moving people towards watching content over the Internet.

Reports: Google creating a special 'China-compatible' Play Store

Reports have indicated a relaunch of Google's services in China could be imminent. The company is believed to be preparing a special version of the Play Store that will fully comply with the strict Internet regulation in the country.

Google brings Android Wear smartwatches to the iPhone

Google has announced that Android Wear smartwatches are now compatible with Apple's iPhone, releasing an official app to make pairing simple. Many features work the same as when connected to an Android phone but there are some major caveats.

Next-gen phones will defend against malware from the processor

Phone processor manufacturer Qualcomm has announced that it is building malware protection directly into the core of its Snapdragon 820 chip, destined for next year's flagship devices. It will use machine learning to intelligently protect a host device.

BlackBerry CEO: 'We need more apps'

BlackBerry CEO John Chen admitted yesterday that the company needs more apps if its handsets are to be successful. An Android phone is believed to be in the works to solve this problem, although Chen did not confirm this.

Smartphone device performs laboratory tests for disease

San Francisco - A new smartphone-based device that can examine laboratory samples in the field, to a high level of accuracy, has been developed. The aim of the device is to scan for infectious diseases.

New Windows 10 phones to have Surface Pen stylus, facial login

The full specifications for Microsoft's upcoming flagship Windows 10 Mobile devices, the "Cityman" and "Talkman" Lumia handsets, have leaked online. They reveal a very competitive offering including facial recognition and the inclusion of a Surface Pen.

Tiny $30 desktop computer is 'the world's first true Android PC'

The world's first Android-powered desktop computer has achieved over 600 percent of its Kickstarter goal, just a few days into the campaign. The computer fits in the palm of the hand and can be used with any existing monitor, mouse and keyboard.

Op-Ed: The continued rise of the smartphone

In 2015 we spend more of our time than ever before staring at our smartphones, thumbs scrolling and tapping away, because they’re not just phones any more.

Samsung, Oppo sued in China over intrusive smartphone bloatware

Smartphone manufacturers Samsung and Oppo have found themselves faced with a lawsuit from their customers in China. The consumer commission is fed up with the massive amounts of bloatware apps installed out of the box, some of which may be intrusive.

Report: BlackBerry phones of the future may run Android

BlackBerry may be considering a switch to making Android-powered phones as part of its plan to rescue itself from the declining market share and sales that its own BlackBerry 10 phones are faced with, according to a new report.

iOS 9 gets proper split-screen multitasking for the first time

In a bid to attract more professional and enterprise users away from Microsoft's Surface Pro, Apple has added proper split-screen multitasking to iOS on iPad for the first time. Users will be able to run two apps side-by-side.

New Windows 10 build brings yet more welcome improvements

As Windows 10 nears completion ahead of its release this summer, Microsoft is continuing to push out new preview builds. Another build was released last night and brings several more refinements across the OS, focusing on a more polished interface.

Google lets schoolboy run up £3000 bill as app purchases bounce

An 11-year-old school student ran up a bill of over £3000 on his mother's card after a series of app and game purchases were charged repetitively by Google despite the payments failing. Google made hundreds of transactions in just a few days.

Windows 10 will come with Candy Crush Saga preinstalled

Microsoft has managed to create a new divide in technology communities by announcing that Windows 10 will be shipping with publisher King's hit match-three mobile game "Candy Crush Saga" preinstalled alongside the ubiquitous Solitaire and Minesweeper.

Microsoft releases substantial update for Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft has just released a substantial update for Windows 10 Mobile to Windows Insiders. It brings along the new universal Office apps for the first time and updated music, video, Xbox and camera apps alongside improvements and support for new devices.

Skype Translate now available for everyone

After being launched last year on an invite only basis Skype Translate is now freely accessible, and could be a template for future business and personal communications

Canadian startup Carmigo could simplify the car buying experience Special

Recently launched automotive service Carmigo seeks to simplify the car shopping experience by allowing buyers to speak anonymously with multiple dealers to get the best possible deal.
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