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Adblock Browser: Android app lets users browse the internet without ever seeing ads

Android app claims to make pages load quicker and more efficiently — but could pose a new risk for companies that rely on ads

Reg Bailey, the government's 'childhood tsar' and CEO of the Mothers' Union

Vloggers increasingly target children with ‘covert advertising’

Calls for tougher sanctions to deter YouTube channels from endorsing products

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BBC forced to remove young entrepreneur quiz from its website

Quiz was criticised for conflating business skills with deceit

HBO Now: UK won’t be getting Game of Thrones studio's app on its Apple TVs

A tie-up with the American network means only US watchers will be able to get access to its shows — though there might be ways around it

Serial was the fastest downloaded podcast in Apple’s iTunes store’s history

Real-life murder mystery Serial leads to a boom in podcast downloads

Five million downloads of real-life crime podcast is good news for the 'spoken-word Spotify'

Resident engineer John Roberts poses as he looks at the millions of newspapers stored on racks at the National Newspaper Archive in Boston Spa. The British Library's brand new National Newspaper Building has officially opened. The newly built storage void holds 60 million newspapers and periodicals spanning more than three centuries

'Digital dark age' could leave historians with no records of the 21st century

Google vice president recommends printing out important pictures, so that they can be preserved for history

Radio 4 Extra aired Serial in December

Serial helps BBC Radio 4 Extra reach record listeners as 6 Music surges

Radio 4’s sister station now attracts 1.72 million weekly listeners

Rona Fairhead said she would not act as a 'cheerleader' for the BBC

BBC should host Twitter debate about its new Charter

New BBC Trust Chair Rona Fairhead wants a democratic charter

Twitter will show paid-for promoted tweets on other websites

Ads compared to embedded tweets, which can be added to any website

Andrew Sullivan announced this week that he had decided to stop blogging

Andrew Sullivan retires: as US writer leaves the fray, has blogging had its day?

The founder of The Daily Dish, has become tired of the stress of daily deadlines

Snapchat Discover introduced to lure news organisations to controversial picture-sharing app

New feature sends out stories from Vice, CNN and others

Is virtual reality the future of news? Documentaries go 360-degrees as three are launched in one day

Team behind the 360-degree news films hope that they can engage a lost news audience, by being more immersive and objective

Scientists have claimed that reading books on an iPad and similar e-readers in the evening may disturb sleep patterns because of the type of light the device emits

App Store subscriptions getting cancelled by Apple's VAT price rise

Feature allows users to subscribe to magazines and other content, but those have  been turned off in the wake of price changes

Louis Tomlinson showed his support for gay Apple CEO Tim Cook on a trip to The X Factor studio in November 2014

One Direction just beat Obama at Twitter: four-year-old Louis Tomlinson tweet races past Obama’s ‘four more years’ post

1D tweet is now the second most retweeted ever on the service

Man creates creepy 'choose your own adventure' story on Twitter

Players and readers can decide what to do by following the mysterious story through Twitter

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One academic’s summer of hell in Magaluf
From Shakespeare to Rising Damp... to Vicious

Frances de la Tour's 50-year triumph

'Rising Damp' brought De la Tour such recognition that she could be forgiven if she'd never been able to move on. But at 70, she continues to flourish - and to beguile
'That Whitsun, I was late getting away...'

Ian McMillan on the Whitsun Weddings

This weekend is Whitsun, and while the festival may no longer resonate, Larkin's best-loved poem, lives on - along with the train journey at the heart of it
Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath in a new light

Songs from the bell jar

Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath
How one man's day in high heels showed him that Cannes must change its 'no flats' policy

One man's day in high heels

...showed him that Cannes must change its 'flats' policy
Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

The King David is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

Can meditation be bad for you?

Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, meditation can leave devotees in pieces
Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

Australia's first-ever Eurovision entrant

Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine
Letterman's final Late Show: Laughter, but no tears, as David takes his bow after 33 years

Laughter, but no tears, as Letterman takes his bow after 33 years

Veteran talkshow host steps down to plaudits from four presidents
Ivor Novello Awards 2015: Hozier wins with anti-Catholic song 'Take Me To Church' as John Whittingdale leads praise for Black Sabbath

Hozier's 'blasphemous' song takes Novello award

Singer joins Ed Sheeran and Clean Bandit in celebration of the best in British and Irish music
Tequila gold rush: The spirit has gone from a cheap shot to a multi-billion pound product

Join the tequila gold rush

The spirit has gone from a cheap shot to a multi-billion pound product
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12 best statement wallpapers

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Paul Scholes column: Does David De Gea really want to leave Manchester United to fight it out for the No 1 spot at Real Madrid?

Paul Scholes column

Does David De Gea really want to leave Manchester United to fight it out for the No 1 spot at Real Madrid?