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BlackBerry sold to Fairfax Financial for $4.7 billion

The bad news continues to roll in for BlackBerry as the troubled smartphone designer has begun the process of becoming a private company, following its sale of $4.7 billion to Fairfax Financial Holdings. BlackBerry put itself up for sale last month following drops in both revenue and share values, with …

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Apple win coolest company in Britain award

The good news just doesn’t seem to end for Apple, as the gadget designer has grabbed another title to add to the list: its taken home the Coolest Company in Britain award from Coolbrands for the second year running. Not only that, but it beat off competition from such brands …

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China to unblock access to social media sites

It would seem that the Chinese government is finally ready to open up access to social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter after years of restricting and blocking access to sites across the country. There is a catch however, as there are only plans to make them publicly accessible …

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Apple sells over nine million iPhones in one weekend

Over the last few days we’ve seen the launch of the new iPhone 5S and 5C smartphones, as well as the iOS 7 software for Apple devices. With that, there has been a rush of sales for the new products and of upgrades for devices already owned. Ultimately, this led …

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LinkedIn denies accusations of hacking user accounts

Responding to a class action lawsuit, the business oriented networking site LinkedIn, has denied a number of claims that it hacked email accounts belonging to system users, declaring the accusations as baseless. According to a blogpost by Blake Lawit, senior director of litigation at LinkedIn, the accusations being levied against …

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LG announces Vu 3 smartphone

The new Vu 3 smartphone was announced today by Seoul based smartphone developer LG from their South Korean headquarters. The new mobile device comes equipped with a 5.2 inch 4:3 aspect ratio display, continuing the theme of the Vu series phones. Like the preceding models in the series, the Vu …

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Activation problems with new iPhone devices, and iOS 7

Apple has put warnings to early adopters of the new iPhone 5S and 5C devices, as it seems that much like the iOS 7 roll out from yesterday; something just hasn’t gone quite right. Users of the new smartphone models should expect to run into activation problems, as well as …

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Microsoft has plans for hundreds more Xbox One TV shows

It seems that Microsoft really wants to make use of its next flagship console as a media hub, since it has plans in place for hundreds of Xbox One exclusive shows and series over the coming years. We’ve already seen the likes of Halo: Forward Unto Dawn and heard a few scant …

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Kogan announces cheap quad-core smartphone

The relatively unknown hardware developer Kogan has just announced a new quad-core smartphone for the mobile device market. Hopefully the new Agora 5.0 will be able to compete with all the bigger contenders such as Samsung, and HTC, but it should be able to keep pace with the lower price …

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iOS 7 already running into problems

The long awaited iOS 7 from Apple was finally released to the masses yesterday, and it has already been installed on hundreds of thousands of devices all over the world. Unfortunately, download problems have left thousands without the ability to upgrade to the latest software. The software designer officially unveiled …

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Blackberry Z30 pre-orders already available at Selfridges

BlackBerry announced the latest model in the BlackBerry 10 range today, and despite it being mere hours since the new Z30 model smartphone was unveiled to the world, we’re already seeing pre-orders go up online. With the likes of the iPhone 5S also launching in a similar timeframe, can Blackberry …

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Firefox 24 comes bundled with 17 security fixes

The popular open source software company, Mozilla, has officially released the latest version of its well-known internet browser Firefox, bundling the program with 17 fixes to the original security system. Firefox 24 was released to the public earlier today and is downloadable from the Mozilla website now. This version of …

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Short supplies of iPhone 5S before official launch

The next iteration of the iPhone from Apple has been predicted to shift huge numbers at the official launch this weekend, but some reports have been coming in that paint a very different picture for the hardware company. Various mobile operators in the US have reportedly spoken with Allthingsd about …

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Google Nexus 5 leaked in a bar

Rumours of the next potential handset from Google, the Nexus 5, have been going strong for some time now despite the company remaining tight lipped about the unconfirmed project. Those same rumours may have come to fruition, as the smartphone seems to have been leaked last night in a bar. …

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