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Qantas and Virgin loosen their in-flight phone rules

The airlines Qantas and Virgin Australia will now allow passengers to keep phones and other electronic devices powered on during flights. Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority has approved applications from both airlines that will allow passengers to keep their phones, tablets and e-readers on even during take-off and landing. The devices will need to remain in “flight mode” throughout the …

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Stuart O'ConnorQantas and Virgin loosen their in-flight phone rules
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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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Rumours abound of next-gen iPad Air with anti-reflective coating

Some good news for those of you who are tired of all the iPhone 6 rumours – today we bring you rumours of the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3. Reports abound that ahead of an expected special event in September, Apple suppliers are supposedly ramping up the manufacturing of both the 9.7-inch iPad Air 2 and 7.9-inch iPad …

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Stuart O'ConnorRumours abound of next-gen iPad Air with anti-reflective coating
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The Nook GlowLight comes to the UK TODAY – here’s our review!

The name “Kindle” has become almost synonymous with e-book readers, but Amazon’s device isn’t the only game in town. Kobo has been around for some time now and now Barnes and Noble is back with its latest device: The Nook GlowLight. But does it deserve a glowing review? Read on to find out. The Hardware The Glowlight is slightly shorter …

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James O'MalleyThe Nook GlowLight comes to the UK TODAY – here’s our review!
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Microsoft working on a split controller for tablet gaming?

Getting rid of physical buttons on our gadgets has been a massive advantage for phones and tablets – but for gaming… it makes things more difficult. Luckily though, it appears that Microsoft could be working on an interesting solution. Patently Apple has dug up some diagrams filed by Microsoft with the US patent office that show plans an Xbox-style controller …

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James O'MalleyMicrosoft working on a split controller for tablet gaming?
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Nvidia announces Shield Tablet for mobile gaming

Graphics card-maker Nvidia is expanding its Shield line of handheld Android gaming devices with a new tablet that works with a separate controller. The 8-inch Shield Tablet – which can also stream games from a PC – is powered by a 32-bit Tegra K1 chip with 192 GPU cores. The tablet comes in several different models including wifi-only or with …

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Stuart O'ConnorNvidia announces Shield Tablet for mobile gaming
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Battery breakthrough could lead to longer-lasting smartphones

As new rules come into force about proving your phone is actually a phone when you catch a plane, there is good news for people worried that their battery may well give out on the journey from home to the airport. Beacon News reports that a team at the energy storage technology company AdvEn Solutions has developed a new technology …

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Stuart O'ConnorBattery breakthrough could lead to longer-lasting smartphones
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UK digital banking reaches £1bn a day

Remember the very, very old days where, if you wanted to get money out of your bank account, you had to walk into a building and conduct a conversation and a physical transaction with an actual human being? How those times have changed – most of us now do pretty much all our banking online or at ATMs. A new …

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Stuart O'ConnorUK digital banking reaches £1bn a day