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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.
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The Digest: Charlie Brooker on Gamergate… and 4 other things people are talking about this morning

Gamergate: the internet is the toughest game in town – if you’re playing as a woman, says the Guardian's Charlie Brooker: "There seems to be a small yet vocal core of maniacs bafflingly resistant to the notion that women should have any say in the games industry at all. Even recent statistics indicating…

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Stuart O'ConnorThe Digest: Charlie Brooker on Gamergate… and 4 other things people are talking about this morning
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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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James O'MalleyFlickr gets an iPad app
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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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James O'MalleyIs it worth upgrading to the iPad Mini 3?
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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?