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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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Stuart O'ConnorAnother 8 great tips and tricks for iOS 8 users
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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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James O'Malley5 reasons guinea pigs are 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
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Pioneer releases first Apple CarPlay devices

We've known about Apple's in-car plans for months now - but today marks the first day when the products that support "CarPlay" are finally available. Pioneer has released a firmware upgrade to its existing line of in-car systems that adds CarPlay functionality. If you've got a AVIC-F60DAB, AVIC-F960DAB, AVIC-F960BT, AVIC-F860BT or AVH-X8600BT, or pick up…

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James O'MalleyPioneer releases first Apple CarPlay devices
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Next iPads almost certainly getting TouchID

It seems almost certain that the next generation of iPads will feature fingerprint-sensing TouchID technology - the same we've seen in the iPhone 5S and 6. Cult of Mac is reporting that developer Hamza Sood has done some digging into Apple's release of iOS 8.1 and has found strings of text contained hidden within that…

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James O'MalleyNext iPads almost certainly getting TouchID
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Apple showing off the Apple Watch for one day only in Paris

There's still time to hop on the Eurostar and head over to Paris if you're desperate to try out the Apple Watch - the device, which isn't being released until next year - is being previewed today in a fancy French fashion store. According to, umm, The Daily Star (which is definitely a reliable source),…

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James O'MalleyApple showing off the Apple Watch for one day only in Paris