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Apple CEO Tim Cook reveals that he is gay. But still no comment on an Apple TV upgrade.

Apple has today announced that its CEO, Tim Cook, is gay. Writing in Business Week, Cook says: "I don’t consider myself an activist, but I realize how much I’ve benefited from the sacrifice of others. So if hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who…

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James O'MalleyApple CEO Tim Cook reveals that he is gay. But still no comment on an Apple TV upgrade.
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Which UK streaming services have the Marvel movies?

Last night was a big night for film fans and comicbook geeks: Marvel announced its plans for "Phase 3" of the Marvel Cinematic Universe - and revealing who will be joining Iron Man, Captain America and company for Avengers: Infinite War in 2018. And this made us think: Before next year's Avengers: Age of Ultron,…

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James O'MalleyWhich UK streaming services have the Marvel movies?
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The Digest: Samaritans app flags worrying tweets… and 5 other things people are talking about today

Samaritans app monitors Twitter feeds for suicide warnings | The BBC "Samaritans Radar uses an algorithm to identify key words and phrases which indicate distress. They include 'tired of being alone', 'hate myself', 'depressed', 'help me' and 'need someone to talk to'. Users who have signed up for the scheme will receive an…

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Stuart O'ConnorThe Digest: Samaritans app flags worrying tweets… and 5 other things people are talking about today
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The Digest: Twitter keeps spreading its wings… and 5 other things people are talking about today

Twitter increases users and sales but shares slide | BBC News "Twitter has reported a doubling in sales and a 23% increase in the number of active users of its micro-blogging site for the third quarter. The firm said it added 13 million monthly active users between July and September, meaning it now…

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Stuart O'ConnorThe Digest: Twitter keeps spreading its wings… and 5 other things people are talking about today
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Look forward to charging up your Apple Watch every night

Tim Cook has been speaking to the Wall Street Journal, and has apparently at long last commented on the forthcoming Apple Watch's battery life. Here's how the WSJ quote him: "We think people are going to use it so much you will end up charging it daily," says @tim_cook on Watch battery life pic.twitter.com/wyOZWNtqcJ— Joanna…

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James O'MalleyLook forward to charging up your Apple Watch every night
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Borough Market opens a REAL Apple Store

Borough Market in London is currently celebrating its 1000th birthday (!), and one of the events to celebrate was yesterday the 'opening' of a 'Real' Apple Store. According to SE1 (which also took the photos), the 'store' showcased over 1000 types of Apple - in the style of Cupertino's phones and tablets. And we were…

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James O'MalleyBorough Market opens a REAL Apple Store
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Could retailers thwart Apple’s Apple Pay plans?

Apple Pay has recently launched in the United States, but the launch isn't going entirely smoothly: new details have emerged about retailers refusing to support the new payment system. According to BGR a number of big name US shops, including Walmart, Best Buy and CVS have withdrawn support for Apple Pay, despite initially supporting it.…

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James O'MalleyCould retailers thwart Apple’s Apple Pay plans?
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The Digest: Web inventor ‘staggered’ by hateful people online are… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Tim Berners-Lee: hateful people on the web are 'staggering' | The Guardian "Sir Tim Berners-Lee has expressed sadness that the web has mirrored the dark side of humanity, as well as enabling its wonderful side to flourish. The developer, who created the web in 1990 while working for the particle collider project Cern…

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Stuart O'ConnorThe Digest: Web inventor ‘staggered’ by hateful people online are… and 4 other things people are talking about today
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The Digest: First Apple computer sells for £570,000… and 5 other things people are talking about today

First Apple computer sells for £570,000 | ShortList Magazine "One of Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak's Apple I computers has sold at auction for an astonishing $905,000 (£570,000) to an unnamed buyer. Originally hand-made by Steve Wozniak in 1976, it's believed to be one of the first 50 models made in Wozniak's family…

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Stuart O'ConnorThe Digest: First Apple computer sells for £570,000… and 5 other things people are talking about today
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Think Apple’s sending SMS via a computer is new? Think again.

Over the last few days thousands, if not millions of people will have been discovering for the first time the joy of being able to send text messages through their computer. This was made possible by Apple's iMessage service, has been around for a couple of years - but it is only with the latest…

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James O'MalleyThink Apple’s sending SMS via a computer is new? Think again.