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iPhone is the most-stolen handset in Britain

As the Apple fans gear up for the excitement of the launch of the new iPhone, we get the news that their beloved handset is the most-stolen mobile phone in the UK. And statistics published by the Home Office show that the previous four models of the device are the most likely to be targeted by thieves. The Mobile Phone …

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Stuart O'ConnoriPhone is the most-stolen handset in Britain
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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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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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Asking Siri about advice after a murder is not a good idea

Pedro Bravo is currently on trial in Florida for allegedly kidnapping and strangling a friend in 2012. Whilst the outcome isn’t yet decided (Bravo denies it, and the trial continues), Sky News is reporting on the story for a very different reason: After allegedly committing the crime, Bravo allegedly asked Siri to recommend the best places to hide the body: …

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James O'MalleyAsking Siri about advice after a murder is not a good idea
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iPhone 6 to feature light-up Apple logo to alert for incoming texts?

The iPhone 6 could feature an Apple logo that will light up when you have unread text messages and emails, it has emerged. For your iPhone 6 rumour du jour we today turn to Uswitch, which has worked with reliable leaker Sonny Dickson to uncover what it claims is an iPhone 6 rear panel. What appears to be new is …

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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
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iPhone location services are no threat to Chinese national security, says Apple

Apple has refuted Chinese claims that the location tracking features of its smartphone should be considered a threat to the country’s national security. The controversy blew up over the weekend when China’s state-owned television channel, CCTV, warned that location tracking tapped into sensitive location data and could even compromise state secrets. The report criticised the iPhone’s “Frequent Locations” function for …

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Stuart O'ConnoriPhone location services are no threat to Chinese national security, says Apple
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Griffin update iTrip FM transmitter for Lightning Connector (iPhone 5S)

Accessory maker Griffin has announced a new iteration of its iTrip FM transmitter accessory for iPhone – which will be compatible with iPhone 5 and above. The iTrip Auto plugs in via the Lightning connector and is powered by the standard 12V car plug. It enables you to transmit your tunes over FM radio, so if you don’t have a …

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James O'MalleyGriffin update iTrip FM transmitter for Lightning Connector (iPhone 5S)
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New iPhone case turns your phone into a Swiss Army Knife

Earlier this week it was announced that airport security was being increased with extra checks on phones in particular. Is it a coincidence that this is the same week that Firebox has started selling the TaskOne G3 Pro iPhone Tool Case? (Answer: Probably) This isn’t your standard iPhone case. Weighing around 89g and adding only 5mm of extra bulk, the …

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James O'MalleyNew iPhone case turns your phone into a Swiss Army Knife