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Disable The Control Center In iOS So It Stops Popping Up By Accident

The Control Center joined the iOS party with version 7.0 and is a useful way of accessing shortcuts for Wi-Fi, brightness, music control and so on. However, it can pop up inadvertently when you’re gaming, browsing maps, or binge-watching your way through a Netflix marathon. Here’s how to disable the feature if you want to switch it off.


Put Your Favourite Contacts On The iOS Multitasking Screen

With iOS 8, Apple introduced a row of contact shortcuts at the top of the multitasking screen (tap twice on Home to get to it). If you want to take more control over which faces you see here, or you want to shut off the feature altogether, these are the settings you need to tweak.


Free Games Friday: Five Nights At Freddy's 2, Modern Combat 5, TicTacToe

The weekend’s almost here, so you have time to relax and check out a free game (or three) on your smartphone. Here are the highlights from the last week.


Our Favourite Android, iOS And Windows Phone Apps Of The Week

It’s been a big week for apps, as is usually the case during SXSW — though arguably the biggest news came from Nintendo announcing its long-awaited entry into smartphone gaming. But there were lots of new great apps there worth talking about it. Here are some of our favourites.


This Cheap Hack Shows No iPhone PIN Is Really Safe

I’ve always thought of an iPhone passcode as being fairly secure — it’s a four-digit number, whith a lockout that prevents just mashing buttons until you find the right answer. But apparently there’s a cheap box that can get hack your security, no matter what.


Microsoft's Digital Assistant Cortana Is Likely Headed To Android, iOS 

Microsoft’s answer to Siri is powerful and increasingly pervasive. Now, reports Reuters, the company is working on an advanced version “using research from an artificial intelligence project called ‘Einstein'”, and it’s set to appear on Android and iOS.


Topps' New App Lets You Trade Star Wars Cards With Anyone On Earth

Books, magazines, comics, even photographs have already all made the move to digital. And finally, 65 years after coming up with a clever way to boost gum sales, Topps is bringing its iconic trading cards into the digital world with a new Star Wars app that lets collectors trade cards with anyone else on earth with an internet connection and an iOS device.


Free Games Friday: Sage Fusion, EPOCH.2, Axe In Face

The weekend’s almost here, so you have time to relax and check out a free game (or three) on your smartphone. Here are the highlights from the last week.


10 Tricks To Make Yourself An iOS Calendar Master

Everyone with an iPhone or iPad has Calendar installed — there it is, right there on your home screen — but not everyone knows how to make the most of it. We’ve collected together 10 handy hints and hidden tricks you can use to power through your schedule and Calendar’s various features in iOS 8.2.


Google's Great New Calendar App Comes To iOS

The fantastic Google Calendar revamp that Android users have been enjoying for a while now has finally hit iOS.