The Digest: Samaritans app flags worrying tweets… and 5 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Apple, Apps, Computers, Gaming, Google, Internet, iPad, Malware, Nintendo, Twitter, Wii U Leave a Comment

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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The Digest: Twitter keeps spreading its wings… and 5 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Apple, Broadband, Computers, Gadgets, Internet, iPhone, Mobile phones, Twitter, Websites, YouTube Leave a Comment

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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Look forward to charging up your Apple Watch every night

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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— Joanna…

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Borough Market opens a REAL Apple Store

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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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Could retailers thwart Apple’s Apple Pay plans?

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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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The Digest: Web inventor ‘staggered’ by hateful people online are… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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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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The Digest: First Apple computer sells for £570,000… and 5 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Apple, Computers, Daily Tech Roundup, Gadgets, Google, Internet, Microsoft, Mobile phones, Movies, Twitter, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

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

Stuart O'Connor 4G, Apple, Computers, Crowdfunding, Daily Tech Roundup, EE, Gadgets, Gaming, Google, Internet, iPad, Movies, Tablet, Video games Leave a Comment

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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