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Apple is ditching OS X, will move on to macOS

After 15 years of using the OS X name for its desktop operating system, Apple is putting the older name to rest and moving on to macOS, the company announced today at the World Wide Developers Conference. The first version of macOS will be known as ‘macOS Sierra’ and will …

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Apple reportedly bringing iMessage to Android

Apple made its first step into the Android app world with Apple Music last year, bringing its new Spotify competitor to the rival mobile platform. Now, it looks like Apple might be expanding even more of its services to Android, as reports this week are saying that iMessage may end …

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Microsoft Surface Pro 5 details leak out

It looks like we may already have an idea of what to expect from Microsoft’s upcoming Surface Pro 5 tablet as new information came to light this week, pointing out some specifications for the upcoming Windows tablet. Upgrades coming include an Ultra HD display, a new Intel Kaby Lake CPU and …

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Apple might be re-branding OS X this year

For many years, Mac buyers have been used to the name ‘OS X’ but this year, it looks like Apple might be planning to change things up a bit with a re-brand for its desktop operating system for the first time in 17 years. The future re-brand was first spotted …

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Samsung’s flexible smartphone once again tipped for 2017

Samsung has been demoing its flexible screen technology for a while now but it looks like the company may finally be gearing up to a flexible smartphone release some time in 2017. We have previously heard rumours that the first flexible smartphone from Samsung will arrive next year but now …

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Phonebloks designer says Google can do better with Project Ara

Last week, we got the rather disappointing news that Google’s Project Ara, the modular smartphone, would not have swappable display, CPU, or RAM modules, crippling the ‘upgradeable’ selling point of the device. Now, Dave Hakkens, the designer behind the Phonebloks concept that inspired Ara has spoken out on the direction Ara …

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Newly leaked image of iPhone 7 shows new design

Apple’s iPhone 7 is heading our way this September and while we normally see more of a major redesign with these generational leaps, it looks like the iPhone 7 might not differ from the iPhone 6 too much. According to a newly leaked image, the iPhone 7 will once again …

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Project Ara modular phone coming to consumers next year

Several years ago, the internet became obsessed with the idea of ‘Phonebloks’, a modular smartphone concept that later went on to become ‘Project Ara’. While there have been some delays, this year we will get to see a brand new Ara development kit and after a long wait, the first consumer-ready modular …

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It looks like Siri is coming to OS X this year

Since its first launch, Apple’s digital assistant, Siri, has been kept on the iOS platform and while there have been murmurs of it heading to Macs in the past, it never quite panned out. However, this year things seem to be a little different as a leaked screenshot from Apple’s …

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Google wants help naming Android N

Over the years, Google has had no problem coming up with names for its many different flavours of Android, we’ve had Gingerbread, Froyo, Ice Cream Sandwhich and even KitKat but this year, the company wants a little public input before coming up with a final name for Android N. At …

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Microsoft is now selling the Nokia brand to Foxconn

Microsoft initially bought out Nokia’s mobile phone division a couple of years back to bolster its own smartphone efforts. However, Windows Phone still hasn’t seen a ton of growth and now the company is changing directions again by selling the rights to the Nokia brand name and transferring around 4,500 …

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Apple appears to be making a push for wireless charging

Apple isn’t very good at keeping a lid on its future product plans these days but today’s news doesn’t really come from any ‘leak’ or anonymous source. Instead, today’s information has been deduced from Apple’s public hiring tactics as it turns out that the company has recently brought on quite …

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The FCC has revealed the Moto G (2016) a little early

Motorola has been gearing up to announce a new smartphone this year but now it looks like it has been beaten to the punch by none other than the FCC. The Federal Communications Commission has just certified two upcoming Motorola smartphones for sale in the US, which are currently expected …

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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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