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8 great updates on your favourite apps
29 November, 2017
New features are being added to your favourite apps all the time. To make sure you don't miss out, here's our round-up of the best recent updates.
Relive your teens with Spotify's new playlist
6 October, 2017
Spotify's new playlist, Your Time Capsule, lets you relive you teenage years with a personalised playlist based on your age and interests
What is Tidal?
18 July, 2017
Tidal, the high fidelity music-streaming site owned by Jay-Z, is still dragging behind the likes of Apple Music and Spotify... but what is that?
How to make more of Spotify
12 June, 2017
Spotify is one of the more popular music streaming services. Here are some tips to get the most from it and how to work out which version is best for you.
What on Earth is Climatune?
13 February, 2017
Spotify and AccWeather have come together to bring you musical playlists based on the weather. Follow a year's research, it's not ready to listen to...
HTC One A9s hands on
21 November, 2016
HTC's latest smartphone marvel...
Amazon launches music streaming service
24 October, 2016
How does Amazon's new music-streaming service, working alongside Alexa, compare to the likes of Google, Spotify, Tidal and Apple Music?
Alexa is your new virtual assistant
29 September, 2016
Amazon Echo, along with the Alexa Voice Service, is your new virtual assistant and Bluetooth speaker in one. Let's check out what it can do.
Essential apps for your new iPhone
9 September, 2016
Get the best from your new iPhone with built-in and other apps – from music and photos to working and even paying for your latte…
Essential apps for new Android smartphones
9 September, 2016
Transform your Android phone into a music player, an organiser, a pocket cinema, and a photo-editing suite with these essential apps
7 things you didn't know were on Spotify
24 May, 2016
Spotify may be the home to one of the largest music libraries, but did you know you can listen and watch much more than that?
The Beatles catalogue finally comes to Spotify
23 December, 2015
The Beatles' entire back catalogue is coming to the majority of streaming services this Christmas Eve - Merry Crimble from the Fab Four
Best phones for Spotify
18 December, 2015
The best phones for Spotify will blow you away with their fantastic sound quality. You can check them all out here.
It's your 'Year In Music' with Spotify
7 December, 2015
'Year in Music' is the Spotify features that reveals all of your 2015 listening habits, and lets you share the results with friends.
Have an appy International Coffee Day
28 September, 2015
It's #internationalcoffeeday today and to celebrate, we've got the best apps for all you coffee lovers and addicts out there.
The death of the mixtape
7 August, 2015
Has the advent of music streaming services, like Spotify and Deezer, killed the mixtape? We taker a closer look.
Make the most of free music streaming
2 July, 2015
If you’re a cash-strapped music fan, never fear. Spotify, Rdio and Deezer all offer feature-packed free music streaming.
Spotify quietly rolls out Taste Rewind
18 June, 2015
Danny Ek's streaming service, Spotify, has a new app that allows users to travel back through to time to discover new, old music.
Music streaming compared
23 February, 2015
If you like your music, you're spoiled for choice when it comes to music streaming services. How do they compare? Let us show you.
Our evening with Sonos
23 February, 2015
At The Lowdown we like to let our hair down every now and then, and what better way to relax than with some good quality music?
What do the symbols on my screen mean?
9 October, 2016
Find out what all the symbols on your phone screen actually mean...
How to fix a mobile internet connection
3 February, 2017
If you're having problems with your mobile internet connection, here are some tips...
The 6 best camera phones
18 May, 2017
Whether you're a selfie lover or a fully-fledged photographer, these are the best...
Data test: How much is 1GB?
1 June, 2017
Those videos that automatically play on Facebook and Twitter could be pushing you...