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The Digest: First Apple computer sells for £570,000… and 5 other things people are talking about today

First Apple computer sells for £570,000 | ShortList Magazine "One of Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak's Apple I computers has sold at auction for an astonishing $905,000 (£570,000) to an unnamed buyer. Originally hand-made by Steve Wozniak in 1976, it's believed to be one of the first 50 models made in Wozniak's family…

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Stuart O'ConnorThe Digest: First Apple computer sells for £570,000… and 5 other things people are talking about today
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LG makes its own mobile chips

LG has announced that it is getting into the mobile chips business: Rather than just making phones and buying the innards from elsewhere, the South Korean firm has come up with its first mobile application processor. Here's how the company describes the new processor: "NUCLUN (pronounced NOO-klun) was designed using ARM® big.LITTLE™ technology for efficient…

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Nobody wants an Amazon FirePhone – Amazon takes a big financial hit

Poor Amazon - it put so much effort into the Fire Phone, but it seems that not many people actually want one. The company has just announced it is taking a $170m hit "primarily related to Fire phone inventory valuation and supplier commitment costs." The news comes courtesy of Recode, which has been digging through…

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James O'MalleyNobody wants an Amazon FirePhone – Amazon takes a big financial hit
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Top 5 reasons why Android is better than iPhone

Okay, so you've seen our reasons why iPhone is better than Android, but that isn't really fair, is it? So to balance things out here's our top 5 reasons why Android is better than iPhone. 1) Greater customisation Don't like the way your homescreen looks? Then why not change how…

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Think Apple’s sending SMS via a computer is new? Think again.

Over the last few days thousands, if not millions of people will have been discovering for the first time the joy of being able to send text messages through their computer. This was made possible by Apple's iMessage service, has been around for a couple of years - but it is only with the latest…

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James O'MalleyThink Apple’s sending SMS via a computer is new? Think again.
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Android Lollipop will be coming to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

To the surprise of no one, it seems that the next iteration of Android, Lollipop, will be coming to Samsung's latest phablet, the Galaxy Note 4. Other outlets have called the tweet below a "hint" - but let's be honest, this isn't a subtle shift in language hinting vaguely at something more following a long…

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James O'MalleyAndroid Lollipop will be coming to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4
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The landline phone’s days appear to be numbered

Do you know the number of your landline phone off by heart? No, neither do I. Yes, I could tell you my mobile number in a second, but the landline? Nobody calls that number except those PPI marketers and computer scammers. And my mum. And it seems I am not alone. The rise of mobile…

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Stuart O'ConnorThe landline phone’s days appear to be numbered
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Samsung quietly upgrades the Galaxy S5

Though Samsung is making a big noise at the moment about the Galaxy Note 4, the company hasn't forgotten about the Galaxy S5, and has made some hardware upgrades with no fanfare whatsoever. According to CDRinfo, the S5 'Plus' as it is being called is identical to the normal S5 in almost every way -…

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Top 5 phones for selfies

Which phone is best for taking the perfect selfie? That's the question we put to some mobile experts in the light of the HTC Desire EYE announcement. Read on to find our top five selfie phones. Huawei Ascend P7 Huawei's flagship phone is an impressive piece of kit. Here's why…

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