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New app to name and shame crappy wifi comes to Android

You know the feeling. You’re somewhere unfamiliar and you desperately need to upload that video or carry out some other bandwidth-intensive activity. But where to do it? After a long search, you find an oasis of wifi in the middle of a desert of no signal… and then… the wifi doesn’t work. Perhaps it says you’re connected even though nothing is loading, or …

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James O'MalleyNew app to name and shame crappy wifi comes to Android
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iPhone location services are no threat to Chinese national security, says Apple

Apple has refuted Chinese claims that the location tracking features of its smartphone should be considered a threat to the country’s national security. The controversy blew up over the weekend when China’s state-owned television channel, CCTV, warned that location tracking tapped into sensitive location data and could even compromise state secrets. The report criticised the iPhone’s “Frequent Locations” function for …

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Stuart O'ConnoriPhone location services are no threat to Chinese national security, says Apple
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New iPhone case turns your phone into a Swiss Army Knife

Earlier this week it was announced that airport security was being increased with extra checks on phones in particular. Is it a coincidence that this is the same week that Firebox has started selling the TaskOne G3 Pro iPhone Tool Case? (Answer: Probably) This isn’t your standard iPhone case. Weighing around 89g and adding only 5mm of extra bulk, the …

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James O'MalleyNew iPhone case turns your phone into a Swiss Army Knife

Apple sold a record-breaking nine million iPhone 5S and 5C models over the weekend

Proving that Apple malaise hasn't fully kicked in yet, the Cupertino tech giants have just announced that a record-breaking nine million of the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C handsets were sold over their launch weekend. That's a substantially larger…

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Gerald LynchApple sold a record-breaking nine million iPhone 5S and 5C models over the weekend

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C repairability judged by iFixit: More difficult to fix than iPhone 5

If you fancy yourself as a bit of a whizz with a screwdriver, you may have your work cut out for you with the newly-released iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C smartphones from Apple. According to DIY gadget repair experts over…

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Gerald LynchiPhone 5S and iPhone 5C repairability judged by iFixit: More difficult to fix than iPhone 5