Mega Launches End-To-End Encrypted Audio And Video Chat

Kim Dotcom has launched a new audio and video chat service, which he hopes will provide stiff competition for Skype. It certainly has one major selling point up its sleeve: it offers end-to-end encryption for all communications.


Spotify For iOS Gets Sweet New Touch And Gesture Features

Spotify has just announced some neat new touch and gesture features for its iOS app that should make it easier to discover new music and build playlists. A new feature called Touch Preview allows you to press and hold on a track to hear a short snippet, so you can work out if you want to listen to it or not. Dragging your finger to another track while holding will take you to a new track; tapping will play the song as usual.


You Only Have 24 Hours To Read This Self-Destructing Book

If you thought blockbuster movies were the only form of entertainment that relied on over-the-top publicity stunts, you were wrong; it’s alive and well in the book world as well. James Patterson’s new thriller, Private Vegas, will not only be made available as 1000 free digital copies that will self-delete after 24 hours. There will also be a one-of-a-kind physical copy wired to self-destruct after the same time frame.


Here's How Windows 10 Apps Will Run Across PCs, Tablets And Phones

Microsoft claims Windows 10 is the operating system that finally unifies all your computing devices. One OS to rule them all. What does that actually mean in practice?


Microsoft's Spartan Browser Is Here To Save You From Internet Explorer

During Microsoft’s consumer-focused Windows 10 press conference today, the company created something that many of us have been waiting for, a Microsoft alternative to Internet Explorer — Meet (codename) Spartan.


Microsoft Office Will Be Free On Windows 10 Phones And Tablets

Microsoft will bundle the all-new Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint as part of Window 10 for phones and tablets, Joe Belfiore announced during Microsoft’s two-hour-long Windows 10 event. However, there was no mention whether this generous app gift-giving would extend to the desktop.


This App Builds You A Fake Girlfriend Or Boyfriend, Voicemails And All

Invisible Girlfriend and Invisible Boyfriend aren’t the first apps that promise to be your virtual partner. But they might be the best apps that promise to trick your friends into thinking you’re in a relationship when really you’re just sad and lonely and watching too much TV and eating all the pizza. The best.


10 Tricks To Make Youself A Firefox Master

Firefox 35 is out with improvements large and small. If you’ve never tried out Mozilla’s alternative web browser, or you’re tempted to come back to it after a break, here are 10 software tips that will make your experience with Firefox all the more productive and rewarding. You can download the latest version of the application from the official site.


App Developers In Crimea Are Getting Cut Off Thanks To US Sanctions

When one country annexes another, there’s some things you expect to happen, like airstrikes or strongly worded letters to the UN. One consequence you probably wouldn’t have predicted is that you’ll no longer be able to buy certain apps.


A Health-Tracking App Analysed My Blood And Told Me I'm 31 Going On 54

It sounds like a pretty damn good deal: Pay a hundred bucks for a blood test and get five simple personalised nutrition tips that promise to add years to your life. Sold! I tried it. And I found, as with any data-based health app, its claims need to be taken with a hulking heap of salt.