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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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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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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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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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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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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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Adobe announces new mobile apps as part of its “Creative Cloud”

Adobe is getting serious about mobile and has today announced plans for a tonne of new mobile apps that will work with its "Creative Cloud" products - like Photoshop, Lightroom and Premiere. Here's what's new: Photoshop Sketch (sounds like a drawing app) Photoshop Mix (mobile compositing of images) Lightroom Mobile (a mobile version of the…

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James O'MalleyAdobe announces new mobile apps as part of its “Creative Cloud”