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Did the iPhone cause Finland’s economic problems?

If you're an iPhone user, spare a thought for those who have been left behind by the iPhone revolution, like poor old Finland. According to CNBC, the Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb has blamed the iPhone for killing former Finnish powerhouse Nokia, and the iPad for killing the Finnish paper industry. "We have two champions…

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James O'MalleyDid the iPhone cause Finland’s economic problems?
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Is Apple Pay launching on October 18th?

Apple's clever new payment system could be launching next week - at least in the US, if a leaked memo is anything to go by. MacRumours has got its hands on what it claims is a memo leaked from Walgreens, the American owners of Boots, preparing American staff for accepting Apple Pay from October 18th.…

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The iPad as a Point of Sale Terminal

It sound an implausible design: putting up a consumer-level tablet as a replacement for specially designed hardware and software. When you think about it, though, it makes a lot of sense. Suppliers such as Shopify make it simple to source hardware solutions to use with this particular point of sale solution. As retail businesses, having…

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The Skep-Tech: Why Apple WON’T make iPads that run Mac OS, and why it would be INSANE to do so

I've been holding off talking about this, because it sounds insane - but the din in the tech scene won't go away because it is largely a massive echo-chamber. Everyone is reporting 'rumours' that Apple is planning an iPad (possibly a 12" iPad) that runs Mac OS. Now, perhaps I'll look back on this post…

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James O'MalleyThe Skep-Tech: Why Apple WON’T make iPads that run Mac OS, and why it would be INSANE to do so
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More signs point to Apple TV becoming the centre of Apple’s “HomeKit”

Apple TV could become much more important in the future - if a recent software update is anything to go by. The set-top-box that Steve Jobs once described as his "hobby" could become your home's central node in controlling your connected devices. According to Apple Insider, a beta-release of the updated software for developers notes…

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James O'MalleyMore signs point to Apple TV becoming the centre of Apple’s “HomeKit”
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Another 8 great tips and tricks for iOS 8 users

Yesterday we published eight great tips, tricks and secrets to help you master the new features of iOS 8. And wouldn't you know it, we've managed to dig up another eight for you today ... How to mark all messages as read Isn't it annoying when you have a bunch…

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5 reasons guinea pigs are better than the iPhone 6

The iPhone 6 has been out for almost a month now and yet some people remain unconvinced that the new gadget is really the best thing ever. In fact - some superior products go back tens of thousands of years. Here's five reasons why the guinea pig is better than the iPhone 6.…

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11 iPhone 6 / iOS8 apps that are better alternatives to the Apple built-in apps

The iPhone 6 comes pre-loaded with a bunch of Apple's apps that you can't get rid of. Perhaps inevitably, every iPhone user ends up with a "redundant apps" folder somewhere on their phone - so to expedite that process here's our pick of apps that do it better than the Apple original. …

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James O'Malley11 iPhone 6 / iOS8 apps that are better alternatives to the Apple built-in apps
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8 great tips and tricks every iOS 8 user should know

While iOS 7 was mainly concerned with cosmetic upgrades, the new iOS 8 is all about what goes on behind the scenes. Whether you're already up and running with iOS 8, thinking about buying yourself an iPhone 6 or just wondering whether to download iOS 8 for an existing device, here's a selection…

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Stuart O'Connor8 great tips and tricks every iOS 8 user should know
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The first 10 apps to download on your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus

Finally! Your iPhone 6 is in your hands, its all ready to go... umm, now what? Time to head to the app store. Here's the ten apps you should download first. Google Maps Sorry Apple Maps, a shiny new phone doesn't make you any less crappy. So don't muck around,…

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James O'MalleyThe first 10 apps to download on your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus