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Three and O2 merger denied by European anti-trust head

Europe’s antitrust commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, has rejected the bid by British mobile operators O2 and Three, to merge together into one giant entity. Citing “significant competition concerns,” with regards to the move, Vestager was also backed by British regulator OfCom, which agreed that it would be bad for consumers. Although …

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Apple isn’t allowed to sell used iPhones in India

Apple has been blocked from importing or selling refurbished iPhones in India. The company had requested approval to sell some of its older, used devices at a cheaper price in India earlier this year but has been rejected for the second time. Apple tried to obtain approval last year but …

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Samsung to ditch microUSB for USB-C on Galaxy Note 6

Quite a few smartphone makers are jumping over to USB Type-C, leaving Micro-USB behind and it looks like Samsung might be the latest to do so as rumours surrounding the Galaxy Note 6 have begun circulating, suggesting that Samsung will be adopting the new standard later this year. This is …

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Asus ROG GL552VW Laptop Review

So you fancy an Asus Republic Of Gamers laptop but you don’t much fancy spending £1,500 on your new purchase. We feel your pain, but honestly can’t you trim your expectations? Surely you know an Asus ROG laptop is an expensive proposition? Well no, not necessarily. The new Asus ROG …

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HTC is reportedly working on two Android N Nexus devices

While HTC is mostly making headlines with its virtual reality headset these days, the company still has a strong presence in the Android smartphone market. We have been hearing murmurs that HTC is currently signed on to build multiple Nexus devices for Google, perhaps for several years, but this week, …

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EE wants total UK 4G coverage by 2020

EE was the first network in the UK to begin rolling out 4G connectivity to its customers and over the next few years, it hopes to ensure total coverage across the country. Over the next three and a half years, EE, the UK’s largest network, will be expanding its 4G …

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Apple wants all WatchOS apps to be native after June

When Apple first announced the Apple Watch, the device could not run many of its own native apps. Instead, apps had to connect back to an iPhone through Bluetooth in order to borrow processing power. However, eventually Apple got WatchOS to a point where developers could run apps natively, without …

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Apple’s iBooks and iTunes Movies stores shut down in China

Apple has found itself unable to sell both ebooks and films over in China, after a government regulator took issue with the iBooks and iTunes movie stores. Right now, it is being reported that China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television is behind the block on two …

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EU issues formal antitrust complaint against Android

Earlier this week we got news that the European Commission was in the final stages of its Android antitrust investigation, taking on formal complaints from companies that feel that Google has abused its market position with the Android OS. The process went quicker than expected as the commission has notified …

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Someone got Counter-Strike running on a Android smartphone

You can do a lot with smart devices these days and while it is always interesting to see Minecraft or Half-Life running on a smartwatch, it is obviously not particularly playable. However, you can play Counter-Strike 1.6 now on an Android smartphone, with all of the necessary controls and everything. …

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Android N to bring ‘3D Touch’ pressure display features

As the Android N developer preview continues, we have been learning more and more about what to expect from Google’s latest operating system. Last year, Apple introduced ‘3D Touch’ with the iPhone 6S, a way of using a pressure sensitive display for different touch screen commands and now it looks …

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Updated: The HTC 10 looks like a Galaxy/iPhone mashup

Updated: Following on from yesterday’s leaks, HTC has officially announced the HTC 10, the company’s 2016 flagship smartphone. It still looks a bit like a mashup between a Samsung Galaxy and an iPhone 6 but it does pack in some pretty powerful internals, a 5.2-inch QHD display and an all …

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The HTC 10 looks like a Galaxy/iPhone mashup

HTC is gearing up to launch its next flagship smartphone, the HTC 10, this week but as usual, all of the details have leaked beforehand. Not only do we know the specifications for the device, but a video showing off the handset in its entirety has hit the web today, …

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Apple Watch 2 may show up at WWDC in June

Right after its launch, the Apple Watch went on to become one of the most popular wearable devices around right now but there is still room for improvement. According to reports this week, Apple might be preparing to début the Apple Watch 2 at the World Wide Developer Conference in …

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Regulator slams Three’s O2 buyout, demands Commission do more

The move by mobile network Three, to try and buyout other major UK network, O2, looks to have hit a snag, as the British antitrust regulator has raised concerns about a recent European Commission investigation into the merger. It described the remedies to cited problems as “materially deficient,” and wants …

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iOS users may soon be able to hide stock apps

Over the years, Apple has added a lot to iOS and now we are at a point where there are quite a few pre-installed ‘stock’ apps that come on every iPhone and iPad. However, Apple may soon allow iOS users to escape these apps entirely. This has been talked about …

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Microsoft to release three Surface phones next year

While Microsoft did initially buy Nokia to bolster its smartphone efforts with Lumia Windows Phones, the company has since moved away from the Lumia brand and will be expanding its Surface line of devices with smartphones. While the first Surface phones were expected this year, it looks like they won’t …

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Apple may launch 5.8-inch OLED iPhone next year

We have been hearing a lot about Apple’s future iPhone 7 and iPhone 7S plans recently, with the company reportedly assigning Samsung with the task of supplying a percentage of future OLED displays. On top of that, companies like LG and Foxconn/Sharp are in the running to supply the rest. …

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