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Apple has had to recall a bunch of Beats Pill speakers

Apple has gone ahead and issued a recall for the Beats Pill XL bluetooth speaker due to fire risk concerns. Earlier this week, Apple announced its “voluntary recall” on the Beats Pill speakers, which were first brought to market in November 2013. Customers affected by the recall will get a …

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Apple’s Internet TV service may not make it to WWDC

It looks like Apple has struggled to get its upcoming Internet TV streaming service ready in time for its annual World Wide Developer Conference next week, on the 8th of June. Announcements expected to take place at the show include a new music streaming service, based on Beats Music, alongside …

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$200,000 Apple 1 computer found in the trash

The machine that kicked everything off for Apple, the Apple 1, is now considered a collector’s item. The computer has left its mark on history and the remaining few in the world are worth quite a bit of money, around $200,000 to be exact. So as you would expect, employees …

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Nintendo might use Android on its next console

Nintendo might be the first major platform holder to make a gaming console based on Android, if new rumors are to be believed. This would be a big departure from Nintendo’s previous strategy, which often involves closing everything down with a proprietary operating system and region locks on software. According …

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IBM is now offering employees Macs for the first time

IBM has begun offering its employees the choice between Mac OS X and the traditional Windows PC for the first time, following a deal with Apple that came around last year in an effort to push iOS in to the enterprise market. Now when setting up a new employee workstation, …

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Sharkoon unveils DIY kit for external SSD/HDD with USB 3.1 interface

Want to have a high-performance external storage device with USB 3.1 interface, but consider commercially available products too expensive? Sharkoon, a leading maker of PC peripherals, may have a solution! Sharkoon has introduced a special DIY [do it yourself] kit for an external storage device with USB 3.1 interface. The …

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It looks like Android M will be called ‘Milkshake’

Google I/O kicked off this week, revealing Google’s next version of Android, currently known as ‘Android M’, along with all of its new features for developers to make use of. However, what exactly the M stood for was not announced, I was personally rooting for Muffin but it looks like …

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Android TV will get 4K Netflix support

Android TV, Google’s own made smart TV operating system was announced at Google I/O last year, however, the bulk of its support is yet to come, with Netflix now on-board, supporting the platform with 4K content. Right now, 4K Netflix streaming is limited to a select list of 4K TVs …

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Apple Watch SDK to allow devs to build native apps

Right now, the Apple Watch is fairly useless without an iPhone to pair it to, this is because none of the apps are actually running natively but rather borrowing power from your phone and sending that information back to the watch via Bluetooth. However, this will change soon as Apple …

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iOS Messages bug causing iPhones to crash

It looks iPhone users have a new bug to deal with, this time found in the Messages app. It turns out that the app will continuously crash if a certain text is received and if the text arrives while an iPhone is on the lock screen, it will cause the …

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OnePlus 2 to be revealed on the 1st of June

It looks like we might be seeing the next OnePlus phone much sooner than we expected as currently a 1st of June reveal date is floating around. The original OnePlus One was initially announced in April last year and was then released the same day, although purchases were bound by …

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O2 apologises for bank holiday outages

One of the UK’s largest mobile networks, O2, has issued an apology for outages experienced by its users throughout the bank holiday Monday. While the telecoms provider didn’t explain what it was that may have caused the problem, it did confirm that service had resumed before midnight. It has stated …

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Apple may have cancelled its TV plans sometime last year

Once upon a time, Steve Jobs claimed to have finally cracked the code to TV and since then, speculation surrounding Apple’s own TV set with Apple TV integrated in has been rife. However, it looks like the company may have called it quits on the project some time last year. According …

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Iron Man themed Galaxy S6 Edge to be released next week

Update: It looks like Samsung’s Iron Man themed Galaxy S6 smartphone is just around the corner. Last week, one of Samsung’s official Twitter accounts tweeted out a ‘coming soon’ image, only to delete it shortly after. Now, the phone maker is back at it again, this time teasing the device on …

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Apple to add split screen multitasking to iOS 9

Apple is apparently going to bring split screen multitasking to iOS 9, allowing iPhone 6, 6 Plus and iPad users to make better use of their screen real estate by opening up multiple apps at once. If such a feature exists, then we will likely see it for the first …

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Apple may have mistakenly outed the iPhone 6C early

It looks like someone over at Apple may have messed up a bit. The company recently launched a new lightning dock for the iPhone 6 and 6Plus but in the gallery of pictures, someone accidentally left in an unannounced, plastic-backed iPhone with  a Touch ID home button. Right now the …

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Samsung shoots down Note 5 early release rumors

We have been hearing about Samsung’s next phablet, the Galaxy Note 5 for a while now, with some rumors suggesting that it may launch much earlier than usual. However, Samsung has since stepped in to set the record straight, denying that the Note 5 is going to arrive significantly earlier …

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RealPlayer developer creates new photo montage app

RealPlayer hasn’t been relevant in a long time, even if you factor in that its makers screwed the pooch a few years ago and settled a suit related to its Real DVD software, essentially enshrining the copying of your own DVDs as entirely illegal. Still, that doesn’t mean RealNetworks has …

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Apple makes iMac with 5K retina display more affordable

Apple has introduced a more affordable version of its flagship iMac with 5K retina display. The new personal computer features slightly slower processor and lower-performance graphics card, but apart from that, it is still a rather decent machine. In addition, Apple slashed the price of the original iMac 5K in …

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