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iWatch shows up on the US Patent Office website

As if further proof was needed that Apple is planning a smartwatch, diagrams showing what the iWatch could look like have turned up at the US Patent Office. The designs show plans for a watch that tethers to another mobile device, and that will be packed with sensors – possibly including some in the strap. Exactly as we’re expecting the …

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James O'MalleyiWatch shows up on the US Patent Office website
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Rip-off Britain: UK shoppers pay more for technology

It’s something that people in the UK have always suspected, but now Which? has made it official – Britons pay far more for new technology products than consumers in the US. The consumer watchdog compared the prices, excluding tax, of 13 identical products ranging from televisions and games consoles to desktop applications and security software and found UK consumers pay more …

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Stuart O'ConnorRip-off Britain: UK shoppers pay more for technology
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iPhone 6 to feature light-up Apple logo to alert for incoming texts?

The iPhone 6 could feature an Apple logo that will light up when you have unread text messages and emails, it has emerged. For your iPhone 6 rumour du jour we today turn to Uswitch, which has worked with reliable leaker Sonny Dickson to uncover what it claims is an iPhone 6 rear panel. What appears to be new is …

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James O'MalleyiPhone 6 to feature light-up Apple logo to alert for incoming texts?
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PNY Wireless Media Reader: Carry more video and music with you.

For a few years now the storage capacity in phones hasn’t increased much – once storage topped out at 64GB there hasn’t been any drive by any of the major companies to go bigger. So what are we to do if we want to carry around more music and videos? For Android users, there’s the potentially messy business of swapping …

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James O'MalleyPNY Wireless Media Reader: Carry more video and music with you.
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Did iPhone 6 production start this week?

Good news for people waiting for an iPhone 6: your rumour-du-jour is that production of the new handsets in China should apparently have started this week. According to Reuters, factories were due to begin cranking out iPhones in the “third week of July” – which is now. Perhaps in line with the earlier rumours about the larger 5.5″ iPhone 6 …

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James O'MalleyDid iPhone 6 production start this week?
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O2 to finally start selling 4G iPad Air & iPad Mini in the UK

Late to the party, but O2 has announced that from next Thursday it will be selling the iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina display on contract. O2 joins the other major networks in offering a contract. Previously the only way to get an O2 iPad was to buy an iPad separately and add an O2 SIM card… which works …

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James O'MalleyO2 to finally start selling 4G iPad Air & iPad Mini in the UK
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Flappy Bird comes to… the Apple II

Flappy Bird took the world by storm when it found fame in the app store last year… but was soon pulled by the creator who was overwhelmed by its overnight popularity. But the good news is that if you’re still yearning for your Flappy fix, and the million clones don’t appeal… how about digging out your old Apple II? A …

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James O'MalleyFlappy Bird comes to… the Apple II
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Apple gets down to business and partners with IBM for boring corporate apps

So what’s the news? Apple has announced a new partnership with the company that perhaps best defines big-business, corporate, suit wearing, pie-chart mediocrity, IBM. According to the press release the deal will bring “a new class of more than 100 industry-specific enterprise solutions including native apps, developed exclusively from the ground up, for iPhone and iPad” and “unique IBM cloud …

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James O'MalleyApple gets down to business and partners with IBM for boring corporate apps
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5.5″ iPhone 6 pushed into 2015?

An Apple rumour a day keeps the confirmed facts at bay. Today’s iPhone 6 rumour du jour is suggestions that the larger 5.5″ iPhone 6 could have its release delayed until next year. As ever with iPhone 6 rumours, we remind you that none of this information is confirmed: Apple won’t even say if the iPhone 6 really exists yet. …

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James O'Malley5.5″ iPhone 6 pushed into 2015?
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iPhone location services are no threat to Chinese national security, says Apple

Apple has refuted Chinese claims that the location tracking features of its smartphone should be considered a threat to the country’s national security. The controversy blew up over the weekend when China’s state-owned television channel, CCTV, warned that location tracking tapped into sensitive location data and could even compromise state secrets. The report criticised the iPhone’s “Frequent Locations” function for …

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Stuart O'ConnoriPhone location services are no threat to Chinese national security, says Apple