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    Microsoft has a sense of humour and has programmed plenty of funny responses into Cortana, so we’ve been playing with the new digital assistant in Windows Phone 8.1 to find out what you can say. Here are 30 funny questions to ask her.

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    Smart devices and digital assistants are becoming the norm in technology thanks to Siri, Google Now, and Cortana, but how useful are they, and what does the future hold for these innovations? We investigate the rise in popularity of talking machines, and look to where it can all end up.

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    We explain what is GitHub, what GitHub is for, and why GitHub is great. Plus: alternatives to GitHub.

  • Feature: What is Cartoon HD and is it safe?

    Cartoon HD has caused a storm but what is it and is the app safe? What about copycat alternatives and legitimate ones. We investigate.

  • Feature: Nintendo E3 2014 games hands-on

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  • Feature: The 5 most exciting announcements from Google I/O 2014

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    Recent events at TrueCrypt.org have led to panic and confusion as to the security of using TrueCrypt to encrypt sensitive files and folders. But all is not lost, and TrueCrypt is still basically safe to use. Here's why.

  • Feature: 5 best online racing games

    Racing games have been around ever since the first home computers were available, and these days there’s no shortage of great driving simulators. Here are what we think are the best games for the PC which allow you to play online and race against others.

  • Feature: The best maths apps for children

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  • Feature: 10 best holiday-planning apps

    The top 10 iPhone, iPad and Android apps that will help you plan your holiday or city break.

  • Feature: Windows 8.1 Update 1 release date and features

    The free Windows 8.1 Update will be arriving in a few days. Find out what you can expect in terms of new features.

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  • Feature: Best cloud storage services review

    Cloud storage has become an integral part of our modern, mobile lives. Services such as Google Drive, iCloud, Dropbox, OneDrive and Box all vie to hold our vital data on their servers, but which one is the best for you? We review the best cloud storage services and see what they have to offer.

  • Feature: What's the best free email service?

    Which email service should you use? We've used the biggest providers including Google, Microsoft, Apple and Yahoo! Here we reveal the best free email service

  • Feature: What is the Spritz reading app

    A reading app that claims to enable its users to read up to 1,000 words per minute has attracted a lot of attention, but how does it work? We explain what Spritz is, and how it gets its users reading fast.

  • Feature: 5 best Android satnav apps

    Long gone are the days when you had to buy a dedicated satnav for your car. Smartphones are equipped with what you need so here are the best 5 satnav apps for Android.

  • Feature: Best Phonics apps for kids

    The best phonics apps reviewed for kids learning to read and write.

  • Feature: The 5 best Android fitness apps

    We've rounded up and ranked the five best Android apps for health and fitness. Get exercising with your smartphone.

  • Feature: Android 4.4 KitKat release date and new features

    Everything you need to know about Android 4.4 KitKat including release date, new features and device upgrades. Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 users can now upgrade.

  • Feature: Windows 8.1 release date and new features UK

    Windows 8.1, previously known as Windows Blue, is the first major update for the Windows 8 operating system. Here is the Windows 8.1 release date, new features and price.



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