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Were Apple fans unimpressed by last night’s announcements?

So last night Apple announced the iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 and iMac Retina Display but it seems that people tuning into the live stream were decidedly unimpressed, according to research. SocialBro has been crunching the numbers, and analysing the volume of tweets about the event, and the associated sentiment. The company reckon's that…

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James O'MalleyWere Apple fans unimpressed by last night’s announcements?
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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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What will Apple be announcing tonight?

October 16th is the date for your calendar. Apple is holding another press event and looks set to announce... well... what exactly? Here's what we think might be announced on the night. New iPads? Likelihood: Dead cert. Last month we saw the iPhone get its annual update - will Thursday…

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James O'MalleyWhat will Apple be announcing tonight?
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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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More signs point to Apple TV becoming the centre of Apple’s “HomeKit”

Apple TV could become much more important in the future - if a recent software update is anything to go by. The set-top-box that Steve Jobs once described as his "hobby" could become your home's central node in controlling your connected devices. According to Apple Insider, a beta-release of the updated software for developers notes…

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James O'MalleyMore signs point to Apple TV becoming the centre of Apple’s “HomeKit”
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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
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Pioneer releases first Apple CarPlay devices

We've known about Apple's in-car plans for months now - but today marks the first day when the products that support "CarPlay" are finally available. Pioneer has released a firmware upgrade to its existing line of in-car systems that adds CarPlay functionality. If you've got a AVIC-F60DAB, AVIC-F960DAB, AVIC-F960BT, AVIC-F860BT or AVH-X8600BT, or pick up…

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James O'MalleyPioneer releases first Apple CarPlay devices
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Amazon beats Apple and Argos to top list of Top 50 online retailers

IMRG and comScore have joined forces to produce the Top 50 IMRG Retailer Ranking, a new league table for online retailers. The IMRG Top 50 Retailer Ranking will be published quarterly, and measures visitors to those websites based on comScore’s MMX online audience measurement technology. In the inaugural list, online retail giant Amazon beat Apple…

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Chris PriceAmazon beats Apple and Argos to top list of Top 50 online retailers
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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…

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Chris PriceApple iPhone 6 pre-orders hit 4m – many to wait until October for new models