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OS X El Capitan GM build releases for beta testers

Apple’s next version of the OS X operating system is on the way, with developers and beta testers receiving the GM candidate build this week. OS X 10.11 El Capitan launches in full later this month on the 30th of September, as a free update for all Mac users, though …

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Two more banks now support Apple pay in the UK

Apple Pay in the UK is expanding, with two more banks signing on to support the technology. Halifax and Lloyds bank customers will now be able to use Apple Pay on the iPhone 6, iPhone 6S and the Apple Watch. Barclays is still behind though and has yet to support …

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Apple’s iPad Pro and productivity tablets could be threat for Intel – Analyst

If Apple manages to popularize its iPad Pro tablet among professionals, then over time such devices could expand their market presence and compete against various notebooks and 2-in-1s based on microprocessors from Intel Corp. Even though Apple’s iPad Pro introduced this week leverages Apple iOS ecosystem, the new product does …

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Apple halves its iCloud storage prices

Apple had a big day yesterday, launching the new Apple TV, iPad Pro, iPad Mini and the iPhone 6S. There were so many announcements last night that this one may have slipped under the radar. Yesterday, Apple went ahead and halved the prices for its iCloud storage. As a standard, …

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Google is launching Android Pay today

Google has been preparing its second attempt at breaking in to mobile payments following the success and adoption of Apple Pay. Google’s new implementation is called ‘Android Pay’ and it is launching today in the US, with support for phones running Android 4.4 KitKat and above. The new app will …

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iOS 9 will roll out next week

Apple’s annual September event took place yesterday, at which we saw the new iPhones, a new Apple TV and the new iPad Pro and iPad Mini. Along with these new devices, Apple users will be getting a software upgrade, with iOS 9 set to roll out next week on the …

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Apple speeds up iPad mini, makes it thinner and lighter

Apple on Wednesday introduced its fourth-generation iPad mini tablet. The new slate is thinner and lighter than all of its predecessors, yet it offers considerably higher performance and image quality than previous models thanks to a new system-on-chip as well as display technology. The Apple iPad mini 4 – the company’s …

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Apple unveils iPad Pro: The notebook-replacement iPad

Apple on Wednesday introduced its iPad Pro, the largest tablet from the company ever. The slate is designed for professionals, it sports bigger 12.9” display, comes with optional physical keyboard and stylus as well as features considerably higher performance than its predecessors. The tablet was developed as a replacement for …

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Apple announces the new Apple TV

Apple’s September event is still on-going, with the company ushering out announcement after announcement. Next up on the block is the long-rumoured Apple TV, which has finally received its first revamp in years, with a new remote, voice support, better app support and even the addition of Siri. The new …

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Apple announce iPhone 6S, iPad Pro and Watch OS 2

Apple’s annual September event is well under way and so far, some big announcements have been made. First up, the iPad Pro is now an official thing, featuring a 12.9 inch screen, An A9X chip offering twice the performance of last year’s A8X and a new stylus, to help designers …

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Amazon is pulling the plug on the Fire Phone

Amazon is finally going to stop selling its Fire Phone this year. The retailer jumped in to the saturated Android smartphone market last year but failed to really grab the attention of critics or consumers, most people just didn’t care that the phone existed so as you can imagine, Amazon …

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We may have the Nexus 5 release date

The Nexus 5 is on the way, with an announcement reportedly pencilled in for the end of this month. We have already heard plenty about Google and LG’s latest collaboration and now, it looks like we may have a release date as well. We are expecting the new Nexus announcement …

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BlackBerry is buying out a competitor for $425 million

It turns out that despite its descending place in the smartphone market, BlackBerry still has enough cash left over to acquire other companies. This week, BlackBerry announced that it is buying out Good Technology, a company that has been competing with BlackBerry for quite some time. Good Technology focussed on …

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Here is another look at the Nexus 5

Right now, all signs are pointing towards an end of September reveal date for Google’s latest batch of Nexus devices, with one of them being a brand new Nexus 5 from LG, sporting Android Marshmallow. While some fairly blurry images of the device have surfaced previously, we now have a …

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Apple TV hardware specs leak out ahead of announcement

The Apple TV is set to be announced at next Wednesday’s iPhone 6S event. This will be the first major revision to Apple’s set top box in years and we are expecting some pretty big changes for the device. For starters, according to a new internal spec leak, the new …

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iPad Pro to start shipping in November

Apple’s long rumoured iPad Pro is apparently just around the corner, with an announcement set to take place at one of Apple’s upcoming press conferences. The new tablet will sport a larger 12 inch screen, though it won’t start shipping until November, which is apparently due to the fact that …

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Apple to announce 4K iMac in October

Last year Apple surprised us all with a 5K iMac, featuring a custom made display controller to get the massive resolution running properly. It seemed like an odd move at the time considering the massive push for 4K. However, this year it looks like Apple is set to launch a …

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Sony to launch the first 4K smartphone this year

Sony has just announced two new smartphones, the Xperia Z5 and the Xperia Z5 Compact. Though a third smartphone is expected later on in the year known as the Xperia Z5 Premium, which will be the first one in the world to feature a 4K display, with a massive 806 …

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Asus ROG GX700: World’s first liquid-cooled laptop with 4K IPS LCD

Asustek Computer has announced the world’s first notebook with liquid cooling. The system is designed for gamers and can deliver performance on-par with high-end gaming desktops. Thanks to unique cooling solution and microprocessor with unlocked multiplier, the Asus ROG GX700 notebook even supports serious overclocking capabilities. The unique Asus ROG GX700 …

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Wireless charging, wireless docking and smart sensing will remain exotic PC features

When Intel Corp. revealed first details about its mobile platforms powered by its code-named “Skylake” microprocessors about a year ago, the company said that the new systems would feature a number of innovative technologies, including wireless charging, fast wireless docking, Thunderbolt 3 interconnection, RealSense cameras and so on. But while …

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New rumours point towards Nexus 5 specifications

Following Google’s flop with the Nexus 6 last year, the company has decided to bring LG back on board for 2015 with a brand new Nexus 5. We have been hearing rumours about it for some time, with many pointing towards, looks, features and hardware specifications. The latest to come …

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The Apple TV may be getting a price bump

Apple hasn’t updated its Apple TV set top box for quite some time now. As a result, the price is fairly low, coming in at $99 for a brand new model. We have been hearing about the new Apple TV for some time now and aside from the updated internals, …

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Not all USB type-C ports are equal: Nine versions of USB-C incoming

The reversible USB type-C connector is something that the industry has been waiting for since the introduction of the original USB bus in 1997. This year PCs, computer components and mobile devices finally started to incorporate USB-C receptacles, but not all implementations necessarily support all features introduced by the latest …

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