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Apple opposes Investigatory Powers Bill encryption weakening

Last week a draft of the Investigatory Powers Bill was released by the British government, showing that it had roped in some of the Snooper’s Charter Clauses into the new piece of anti-terror legislature. While it would have ISPs keep records on every customer’s internet history for over a year, …

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Vodafone Smart Speed 6 Review

When I recently reviewed the Vodafone Smart First 6, I thought it was the last in a new range of smartphones from Vodafone. However, Vodafone has released yet another budget smartphone, this time named the Smart Speed 6, and costing £50. We will see how it compares with Vodafone’s other …

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iPad Pro goes on sale this week

Back in September, alongside the iPhone 6s launch, Apple announced the long rumoured iPad Pro, a 13-inch tablet, which is aimed at multi-taskers. Now, the tablet is finally ready to go on sale, with a date pencilled in for the 11th of November this week here in the UK. Given …

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Help cure cancer with your smartphone’s unused cycles

There have been a number of distributed computing projects over the years, from [email protected] to [email protected] (for which KitGuru has a powerful, active team still running) but as much as the desktops of the world are more powerful than ever before, smartphones have seen the biggest explosion of performance hardware …

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Apple Watch sales near seven million milestone

The smartwatch market wasn’t quite what it is today before the Apple Watch. In total, Android Wear makers were shipping less than one million units a year combined, according to 2014 sales numbers. However, when the Apple Watch launched, the device quickly became quite popular, with three million or so …

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Apple is working on bringing Force Touch to keyboards

Apple has been really pushing its Force Touch technology recently. The new haptic feedback feature has quickly been implemented in to Macbook trackpads, the Apple Watch, the latest iPhones and now it looks like it could be coming to keyboards as well, if this recently filed patent from the company …

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Apple to begin shipping the iPad Pro in two weeks

Apple announced the iPad Pro back in September and since then, things have been fairly quiet. The 13-inch tablet comes with brand new multi-tasking features but carries a hefty price tag. Plenty of people have seen the device in action at this point, though Apple has been quiet on the …

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Apple patent hints at ‘shatterproof’ iPhone screen

It seems that Apple is looking in to fortifying the displays found on its iPhones in order to tackle one of the biggest problems with smartphones- shattering screens. The company recently filed a patent idea that would use retractable bumpers that will automatically pop out when a device begins to …

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The OnePlus X has been officially announced

OnePlus earlier in the month teased its new phone, the OnePlus X, and now, it has been officially revealed. It has been a few months since we officially saw the announcement of the One Plus Two and while that handset does feature higher specification internal parts, OnePlus is still claiming …

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Samsung to supply displays for next iPhone and Apple Watch

While rumours are suggesting that Samsung may have lost Apple’s business when it comes to the manufacturing of its A-series SoCs, the company is still interested in its rival’s displays. According to new reports, Samsung is now in talks with Apple to get its displays on to the next iPhone …

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Microsoft wants to help Mac users switch to Surface Book

Microsoft officially announced its Surface Book laptop earlier this month, featuring Intel’s Skylake processors and a custom Nvidia GPU. At the time, Microsoft compared its new offering to the Macbook Pro and now, it is targeting Apple users once again with the launch of a site aimed at helping OS …

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Apple sued over WiFi Assist iOS feature

A few Apple customers were pretty annoyed when they discovered the WiFi Assist feature within iOS 9. The feature comes switched on by default and switches out your WiFi signal with 3G or 4G when it gets too weak. As a result of this happening, some customers found themselves using …

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HTC hits back at claims it copied the iPhone 6 design

The newly revealed HTC One A9 smartphone has faced some criticism recently thanks to its design. Many sites have branded it as a copy of the iPhone 6 and now, HTC has finally responded to those claims, hitting back by saying that actually, it was Apple that copied HTC’s design …

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