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Germany’s antitrust office investigating Apple and Amazon audiobook deal

Following on from complaints from booksellers in Germany, the country’s federal cartel office is now investigating the relationship between Amazon and Apple. Right now, the Amazon-owned audio book service, Audible, supplies Apple with audio books, so this investigation will try to determine whether or not this deal restricts competition from …

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Apple is finally shutting down Beats Music

It was big news last year when Apple bought out Beats Music, but the service kept running for some time while Apple figured out what to do with the acquisition. Now that Apple Music is finally out and is steadily building up its own subscriber base, it is time for …

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Firefox is finally available for iOS

Mozilla has been promising a version of its Firefox browser for iOS users for some time now, with the app initially announced way back in September last year. Now, Firefox has finally been made available on Apple’s App Store, after public beta testing launched in September to help stomp out …

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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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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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Samsung’s Tizen OS is now more popular than BlackBerry

BlackBerry has been on a downward spiral over the last few years, barely managing to cling on to a percentage of the smartphone market. However, now the OS isn’t just contending with Android, iOS and Windows Phone, as Tizen OS has also over taken it in terms of market share. …

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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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