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The Digest: Twitter keeps spreading its wings… and 5 other things people are talking about today

Twitter increases users and sales but shares slide | BBC News "Twitter has reported a doubling in sales and a 23% increase in the number of active users of its micro-blogging site for the third quarter. The firm said it added 13 million monthly active users between July and September, meaning it now…

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Stuart O'ConnorThe Digest: Twitter keeps spreading its wings… and 5 other things people are talking about today
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How close is Apple to eliminating the wallet? Can you really leave it at home with the iPhone 6?

When Apple CEO Tim Cook announced Apple Pay last month, he mentioned that it was his intention to eliminate the need to carry a wallet. But how close are Apple to freeing up our pockets? I've been going through my wallet to figure out what Apple needs to digitise next. …

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James O'MalleyHow close is Apple to eliminating the wallet? Can you really leave it at home with the iPhone 6?
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The Digest: Microsoft pulls another dodgy patch… and 5 other things people are talking about this morning

  Microsoft has again been forced to pull a patch to prevent nasty side-effects, according to The Register: "The patch that aimed to add 'SHA-2 Hashing' to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 has instead raised some concerns among Redmond's customers. The company is therefore 'investigating behavior associated with this update' and…

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Stuart O'ConnorThe Digest: Microsoft pulls another dodgy patch… and 5 other things people are talking about this morning
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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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Did the iPhone cause Finland’s economic problems?

If you're an iPhone user, spare a thought for those who have been left behind by the iPhone revolution, like poor old Finland. According to CNBC, the Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb has blamed the iPhone for killing former Finnish powerhouse Nokia, and the iPad for killing the Finnish paper industry. "We have two champions…

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James O'MalleyDid the iPhone cause Finland’s economic problems?
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New ComiXchat app turns your messages into a comic strip

A new messaging app has been announced today at New York Comic Con which will turn your conversation with friends into cartoon-strip style conversations. ComiXchat launches today and works a bit like WhatsApp, but your conversations will end up looking more like the above. Once you've signed up, all you have to do is pick…

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James O'MalleyNew ComiXchat app turns your messages into a comic strip
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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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5 reasons guinea pigs are better than the iPhone 6

The iPhone 6 has been out for almost a month now and yet some people remain unconvinced that the new gadget is really the best thing ever. In fact - some superior products go back tens of thousands of years. Here's five reasons why the guinea pig is better than the iPhone 6.…

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James O'Malley5 reasons guinea pigs are better than the iPhone 6
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11 iPhone 6 / iOS8 apps that are better alternatives to the Apple built-in apps

The iPhone 6 comes pre-loaded with a bunch of Apple's apps that you can't get rid of. Perhaps inevitably, every iPhone user ends up with a "redundant apps" folder somewhere on their phone - so to expedite that process here's our pick of apps that do it better than the Apple original. …

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James O'Malley11 iPhone 6 / iOS8 apps that are better alternatives to the Apple built-in apps
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8 great tips and tricks every iOS 8 user should know

While iOS 7 was mainly concerned with cosmetic upgrades, the new iOS 8 is all about what goes on behind the scenes. Whether you're already up and running with iOS 8, thinking about buying yourself an iPhone 6 or just wondering whether to download iOS 8 for an existing device, here's a selection…

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Stuart O'Connor8 great tips and tricks every iOS 8 user should know