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Meet the world’s most expensive iPhone 6

Do you think £620 is too much to pay for the new iPhone 6? Well then, how about £1.7 million? Apple commissioned luxury designer Alexander Amosu, who previously created a diamond-clad iPhone 2, to make a “blinged-up” version of the company’s new-release handset from solid 18 carat gold. So, £1.7m ($2.7m) … that’s about what it would cost you to …

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Stuart O'ConnorMeet the world’s most expensive iPhone 6
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Apple releases tool to remove free U2 album from iTunes accounts

One of the major announcements at Apple’s iPhone 6 launch last week was the band U2 giving iTunes users around the world a free copy of their new album, Songs of Innocence. The internet went into meltdown, with many people expressing displeasure and even outrage that a band they disliked would give them a free album. In response to all …

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Stuart O'ConnorApple releases tool to remove free U2 album from iTunes accounts
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Apple iPhone 6 pre-orders hit 4m – many to wait until October for new models

It’s good news for Apple. Not such great news if you are hoping to get your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus any day soon. Apple said today it hit a record in first-day preorders for its new phones, reaching over four million pre-orders in the first 24 hours. But the Californian based company also confirmed on Monday that demand for …

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Chris PriceApple iPhone 6 pre-orders hit 4m – many to wait until October for new models
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Are mobile payments coming to the iPhone 6?

It appears that a virtual wallet is most likely going to be one of the biggest features of the new iPhone 6. According to the website Re/Code: “Apple has reached an agreement with American Express to work together on its new iPhone payments system.” Re/Code says the new payments system is expected to let iPhone 6 owners use their phones in …

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Stuart O'ConnorAre mobile payments coming to the iPhone 6?
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Apple announces September 9 event – iPhone 6 and iWatch on the way?

Apple will hold its highly-anticipated iPhone 6 launch event on September 9 at the Flint Centre for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, California, the company has announced. The invitations, sent to the world’s technology press on Thursday, features a close-up image of the top of the Apple logo and the tagline: “Wish we could say more.” As has been rumoured …

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Stuart O'ConnorApple announces September 9 event – iPhone 6 and iWatch on the way?
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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 watch their content live – …

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Stuart O'ConnorBritons still prefer to watch television live – on their TVs
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iPhone scam sees staff ‘steal $500,000′

An alleged iPhone scam has led to the arrest of seven Apple Store staff in Florida. The seven staff members have been accused of helping criminals steal more than $500,000 (£299,500) from the company by replacing stolen devices. According to The Register, the plot involved thieves bringing stolen iPhones to the store where the staff would then exchange them for …

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Stuart O'ConnoriPhone scam sees staff ‘steal $500,000′
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Is this the iPhone 6 final assembly?

Another week, another batch of rumours and leaks about Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6. First up, we have a report from Slashgear with images allegedly showing the final screen  assembly of the phone. Slashgear says: “The pics are of the oft-rumored and widely anticipated iPhone 6 with a 4.7-inch screen. The display is affixed to the front fascia, which is consistent …

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Stuart O'ConnorIs this the iPhone 6 final assembly?
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Wikipedia gets a native iOS app

Good news for pedants – Wikipedia has finally got a native iOS app. It even lets you edit pages on the go. Now next time you get into an argument in the pub, you can simply tap open the app and if it turns out you’re wrong – you can edit the page to make it appear that you’re correct. …

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James O'MalleyWikipedia gets a native iOS app
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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