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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?
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Bono apologises… but only for the U2 iTunes fiasco

Bono's crimes against music are well documented, but families of his victims looking for justice (for having to put up with spouses listening to U2). There has been a flicker of hope though - in a Facebook interview the smug singer has apologised for forcing U2 on to everyone's iPhone. Post by U2. According to…

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James O'MalleyBono apologises… but only for the U2 iTunes fiasco
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Don’t wait for the Apple Watch – here’s 7 smartwatches you can buy BEFORE Christmas

The Apple Watch isn't due to hit stores until early next year so what are you supposed to do if you want something smart on your wrist in the meantime? As luck would have it, Apple isn't first on this - there are already plenty of smartwatches out there. Here's our pick of…

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James O'MalleyDon’t wait for the Apple Watch – here’s 7 smartwatches you can buy BEFORE Christmas
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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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James O'MalleyIs Apple Pay launching on 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”