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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’s iOS 8 upgrade a frustrating affair for many users

Many iPhone and iPad users have found Apple's latest iOS update, which was released this week, not as easy to install as it has been in the past. The biggest problem for most is the sheer size of iOS 8, which has led to people needing to delete apps, photos, music, videos and other files…

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Stuart O'ConnorApple’s iOS 8 upgrade a frustrating affair for many users
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Britons still prefer to watch television live – on their TVs

As our "second" screens get smaller while our TV screens get larger, it seems that the old adage that "bigger is better" just might hold true. Some new research has shown that despite the growth in watching television via a PC, tablet or smartphone, 90 per cent of viewers still regularly use the TV to…

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Stuart O'ConnorBritons still prefer to watch television live – on their TVs
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Tom Hanks’ free iPad typewriter app hits no.1 on App Store

Remember that classic scene in the film Big — the film that really launched Tom Hanks' big-screen career — in which he plays Chopsticks by dancing on the giant piano keys? Well, now keys of another kind have also proved a big success for the Oscar-winning actor. His manual typewriter simulator app for the iPad — called…

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Stuart O'ConnorTom Hanks’ free iPad typewriter app hits no.1 on App Store
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Perhaps this is why they make you switch your devices off when going on a plane?

Terrifying news from the New York Post, where it has emerged that a passenger plane dropped 5000 feet without anyone realising - because the pilot was distracted by her iPad. The Boeing 777 flight, which was flying from Mumbai to Brussels apparently dropped from the 34,000ft it had been assigned. Luckily air traffic control spotted…

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James O'MalleyPerhaps this is why they make you switch your devices off when going on a plane?
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Paul McCartney re-releases five albums as iPad apps

Sir Paul McCartney has somehow never managed to loses his cool – or his financial touch. This week, a "selfie" of Macca sitting on a bench with billionaire Warren Buffett that was taken by a 16-year-old in Omaha, Nebraska, went viral. Now the coolest surviving Beatle has announced that five of his classic albums – Band…

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Stuart O'ConnorPaul McCartney re-releases five albums as iPad apps

Is this the iPad Air 2?

In an intriguing tweet by a French tech journalist, we might have just had our first glimpse of the iPad Air 2. Steve Hemmerstoffer tweeted the following yesterday: Hello #iPad6… ^^ pic.twitter.com/hADlejOqu7— Steve Hemmerstoffer (@stagueve) June 23, 2014 Whilst we…

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James O'MalleyIs this the iPad Air 2?