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How close is Apple to eliminating the wallet? Can you really leave it at home with the iPhone 6?

When Apple CEO Tim Cook announced Apple Pay last month, he mentioned that it was his intention to eliminate the need to carry a wallet. But how close are Apple to freeing up our pockets? I've been going through my wallet to figure out what Apple needs to digitise next. …

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James O'MalleyHow close is Apple to eliminating the wallet? Can you really leave it at home with the iPhone 6?
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The Digest: Lenovo rumoured to be buying BlackBerry (again)… and 5 other things people are talking about this morning

Industry rumours suggest Lenovo is looking to expand its smartphone operations by buying BlackBerry, says a report at ExpertReviews: "The rumours boosted share prices for BlackBerry this week, a much needed increase following lukewarm reception to the company's Passport smartphone earlier in the year. BlackBerry handsets used to be widely used by business…

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Stuart O'ConnorThe Digest: Lenovo rumoured to be buying BlackBerry (again)… and 5 other things people are talking about this morning
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Flickr gets an iPad app

Yahoo has announced the arrival of a new Flickr app for iPad, that offers photo tweaking, filters and the ability to browse high-resolution photos. Here's how the company describes the new app: "This version of the Flickr iOS app is optimised to take full advantage of the larger screen on iPad, while delivering the gorgeous…

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The Digest: Microsoft pulls another dodgy patch… and 5 other things people are talking about this morning

  Microsoft has again been forced to pull a patch to prevent nasty side-effects, according to The Register: "The patch that aimed to add 'SHA-2 Hashing' to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 has instead raised some concerns among Redmond's customers. The company is therefore 'investigating behavior associated with this update' and…

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Stuart O'ConnorThe Digest: Microsoft pulls another dodgy patch… and 5 other things people are talking about this morning
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Heads-up: New Mac Mini doesn’t support RAM upgrades

The Mac Mini received a refresh last week - bumping up the spec, and cutting the price. The down side, it has emerged, is that it might be more difficult to upgrade. Because of the device's diminutive size, it had previously been a favourite with hackers and coders to make Home Theatre PCs, home web…

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James O'MalleyHeads-up: New Mac Mini doesn’t support RAM upgrades
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Is it worth upgrading to the iPad Mini 3?

Last night Apple announced then ew iPad Mini 3 - an upgrade to last year's iPad Mini 2 (or "iPad Mini with retina" to give it the proper title) and it left many commentators scratching their heads. Sure, it looks very shiny but... its awfully similar to last year isn't it? The differences are few…

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Were Apple fans unimpressed by last night’s announcements?

So last night Apple announced the iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 and iMac Retina Display but it seems that people tuning into the live stream were decidedly unimpressed, according to research. SocialBro has been crunching the numbers, and analysing the volume of tweets about the event, and the associated sentiment. The company reckon's that…

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James O'MalleyWere Apple fans unimpressed by last night’s announcements?
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The differences between the iPad Air and the iPad Air 2

If you've got an iPad Air, then you're probably looking at the iPad Air 2 and wondering "should I upgrade?". It's a good question - and here's the stats to help you decide. How it feels First off, how does it feel to hold? As Tim Cook boasted, the Air 2 is even thinner than…

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James O'MalleyThe differences between the iPad Air and the iPad Air 2
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Apple unveils iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 and iMac retina display

Just over a month ago (on September 9, to be exact) Apple launched two new models of its somewhat popular flagship smartphone, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus – along with a wearable, the Apple Watch. Today, at a special event at its Cupertino headquarters in California, Apple has unveiled two new…

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Stuart O'ConnorApple unveils iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 and iMac retina display
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What will Apple be announcing tonight?

October 16th is the date for your calendar. Apple is holding another press event and looks set to announce... well... what exactly? Here's what we think might be announced on the night. New iPads? Likelihood: Dead cert. Last month we saw the iPhone get its annual update - will Thursday…

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James O'MalleyWhat will Apple be announcing tonight?