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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: 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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Flickr gets an iPad app

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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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Apple unveils iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 and iMac retina display

Stuart O'Connor Apple, Computers, Gadgets, iCloud, Internet, iPad, iPhone Leave a Comment

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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The iPad as a Point of Sale Terminal

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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

James O'Malley Apple, iPad, Skeptech, Tablet, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

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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