Spotify introduces apps into its music streaming platform

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This evening Daniel Ek, the founder and CEO of Spotify, revealed the brand's next evolution, App Finder, set to bring a wealth of apps to the popular music streaming platform. According to Ek some of the "best and the brightest" contenders of the music and app industries are keen to become part of the service,…

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Spotify launches musical advent calendar with Pixie Lott, Primal Scream & Westlife

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You get to a certain age and advent calendars just don't seem as magical anymore, especially if you get home after a bad day at the office and stuff ten of the little chocolates into your mouth (we've never done that before, honest). Well this year Spotify aims to give us back a bit of…

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CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: 10 Phone accessories for mobile photographers & Instagram lovers

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Now that our smart phone cameras are so advanced (see just how good the iPhone 4S is), it's perfectly acceptable to use your mobile to take good looking photos and tweak them from the palm of your hand. If you know someone who's constantly asking you to pose then taking mobile snaps and adding filters…

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iPrints make every pair of gloves touchscreen friendly

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There are all kinds of different gloves on the market at the moment that are specially designed to work with your smart phone, check out our three favourite touchscreen gloves list from earlier in the month. However, if you don't want to buy a pair of brand new gloves and would rather use the ones…

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CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: 15 Gifts & accessories for aspiring photographers

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It can be hard to get seriously started with photography if you're a bit strapped for cash. Sure you can get a dirt cheap compact camera or just play around with your smart phone, but half decent devices are often quite pricey and that's not even including all the kit you'll need to go with…

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Cash strapped Brits take out mobile contracts to give 'free' gifts this Christmas

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It's tempting to sign your life away to a lengthy mobile contract to get that shiny new phone, but luckily logic often overtakes greed and we learn to patiently wait for the latest gadgets rather than spend a fortune on them every month (most of the time anyway). However, this year research has found that…

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Starbucks' mobile payment application launching in January

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Starbucks will soon be launching a new mobile app in the UK, which allows its users to buy drinks just with their phones. The app, which is set to enter the UK market on the 5th of January, has already proved successful in the US, as more than 20 million transactions have been made since…

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APP OF THE DAY: A cooking solution for veggies this festive season with Vegetarian Christmas Meal

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Cooking Christmas Dinner is pretty stressful anyway, but add meat eaters, vegetarians and picky eaters into the mix and you've got yourself the perfect recipe for angry parents, whiny kids and impatient older relatives. To make cooking the vegetarian options for Christmas dinner a bit easier this year, we'd recommend turning to your trusty iPhone…

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Will new social bookmarking tool Whishin put an end to unwanted presents this Christmas?

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We've all been there, you're given a present by a friend or relative and it's nice, you're really grateful, you smile and say thank you, but really you know it's going in the bottom of a cupboard or it's being wrapped up next year for someone else. But will a new social bookmarking tool mean…

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CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: 12 Gifts & gadgets for coffee lovers

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Some see coffee as necessary fuel to get them through an early morning, others love the stuff and become very defensive when anyone around them suggests that tea is just as good. Pfft, what an insult to the die-hard coffee fan. Earlier in the year we wrote up a list of ten cool coffee gadgets…

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No surprise as Ebuyer website crashes during £1 Cyber Monday sale

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Today is Cyber Monday, seen by some as a brilliant day to buy discounted products online and others as a silly marketing ploy to take advantage of frantic shoppers post Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Regardless of whether you hate it, love it, or just see it as a crazy phenomenon from the US, many retailers…

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APP OF THE DAY: QVC introduces live TV streaming to your mobile

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Shopping channel QVC has introduced a new live TV streaming element to its mobile application, which allows users to quickly and easily see what's happening on the channel while they're on-the-move and then buy any of the products they like the look of all from within the app itself. You simply turn on the application…

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APP OF THE DAY: St John Ambulance First Aid app to help with winter health emergencies

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Apps don't just have to be about finding discounts, tweeting and playing Angry Birds, over the past few years we've heard reports of doctors using them on a daily basis and normal people turning to a seemingly useless application in a medical emergency with life saving consequences. The way they're so easy to use and…

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CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: The best Android tablets for every taste & budget

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Over the past few weeks we've learned that a large proportion of the nation really want an iPad this Christmas, but it's definitely worth checking out the huge range of tablet PCs that are running on Google's Android operating system too. If you're buying for a die-hard Apple fan then you may find that nothing…

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CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: 10 Luxury gadgets & accessories for girls

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For most of us Christmas shopping isn't just stressful because we have to carry lots of bags around, wrap everything up and then transport it across the country before the festivities begin. It's just so damn expensive. If we don't spend crazy amounts on loved ones we feel like we're just not good people and…

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Shopcade: Social shopping harmony or an excuse for spam?

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Shopcade is a new Facebook application, which allows users to shop and then share their recommendations among their networks. The Shopcade model certainly makes sense, a recent study by YouGov found that more than half of UK social media users aged between the ages of 18 and 54 are influenced by their friends and family…

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eBay launches Christmas boutique & UK's first QR code shopping experience

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Over the past few years we've seen QR codes everywhere, on food, clothes and even gravestones. Yes, we said gravestones. Well this Christmas, we'll be seeing hundreds of them on all kinds of clothes, gifts and furniture items, as online marketplace eBay intends to use them to make shopping even easier in its festive pop-up…

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APP OF THE DAY: Etsy app makes vintage & craft shopping even easier

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Etsy, the home of craft-lovers, vintage finds and quirky creations, has launched a new iPhone app in time for Christmas to make browsing, selling and shopping through the online marketplace even easier. Etsy gets a lot of stick from certain critics who suggest that most of the items are just a little bit rubbish (check…

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The nation wants an iPad for Christmas, AGAIN

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Last year we reported that all the UK wanted for Christmas 2010 was an iPad. Well, it seems not many of them had that festive wish fulfilled by good ol' Santa, as more than a third of the nation are after one again this year. According to research from VoucherCodes.co.uk, the iPad is the UK's…

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