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Apple may kill off iPhone 5C next year

Apparently Apple is set to pull the plug on its production of iPhone 5C handsets next year according to a new report. Foxconn and Wistron, the two companies currently manufacturing the devices, will begin slowing down production and eventually cease it entirely mid next year. Apple announced the iPhone 5C …

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Arctic Power Bank 4000 Review

Today we are going to take a look at one of Arctic’s latest mobile accessories, the Power Bank 4000.  We have looked at a number of Arctic’s mobile accessories over the last few years and have been generally very impressed with the level of quality and value for money that …

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Nvidia to launch Shield Black Friday bundle this week

Nvidia is set to launch its own Black Friday bundle for the Nvidia Shield tablet in the UK and the US this week, giving shoppers the chance to get their hands on the tablet, the controller, the Greenbox bundle and free access to Nvidia’s recently launched GRID cloud gaming service. …

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AMD: Chips for tablets are not our priority

Although Advanced Micro Devices has developed several generations of chips for tablet PCs, it has not shipped a lot of them because makers of tablets were not too interested in making slates based on x86 processors and Microsoft Windows operating system. As a result, AMD now believes that chips for tablets are …

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O2 might be sold to BT

A rumour has emerged that Telefonica, owner of British based mobile provider and broadband ISP, O2, could sell off the company to BT, in exchange for a 20 per cent stake in the firm. It’s thought that such a move would be designed to strengthen both entities in the face …

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Apple reveals screen resolutions of Apple Watch displays

Apple revealed screen resolutions of its upcoming Apple Watch timepieces to software developers in the WatchKit SDK [software development kit] that was released this week as part of the iOS 8.2 SDK beta. Both 38mm and 42mm versions of the company’s smart-watches will feature retina-class displays, but with different resolutions. …

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iOS drops the ‘FREE’ icon on F2P apps

Apple’s iOS App Store will no longer advertise ‘free to play’ or ‘freemium’ apps as free, instead these applications will now have a ‘+ GET’ icon beside them, giving users a better warning that an app likely has a heavy focus on micro-transactions. Apps such as Angry Birds, Candy Crush …

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Sony Xperia Z4 front panel leaks

Sony has announced its schedule for its CES conference in January at which we will likely see a slew of new devices announced. While specific details aren’t confirmed yet, the Xperia Z4 smartphone is expected to make an appearance, which could be backed up by this latest leak, showing off …

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The Google Nexus 6 is now available to pre-order in the UK

Google’s latest smartphone, the Nexus 6, is finally available to pre-order in the UK ahead of an impending December release date. The 6 Inch smartphone is built by Motorola, featuring many of the same specifications as this year’s Moto X. The ‘Midnight Blue’ 32GB Nexus 6 is available to pre-order …

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Apple delays certain shipments of iMac 27” with retina 5K display

Apple experiences challenges fulfilling orders for its iMac 27” all-in-one desktops with 5K retina-class displays. Orders placed online right now will take weeks to be dispatched and some customers in the U.S. are notified about unexpected delays. Readers of 9-to-5Mac web-site complain that Apple has informed them that delivery of …

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Android Lollipop arrives on Nvidia Shield tablets

The public OTA update for Android Lollipop on Nvidia Shield tablets is now live and should be hitting your device some time today if it hasn’t already. The update will bring Android’s latest user interface, animations and notifications inspired by material design. Users should experience improved app performance and the …

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Nokia announces N1 Android tablet

The future of Nokia has been uncertain for a while now but it looks like the company is still kicking around as it has just announced the N1 tablet, one of the first devices to use a reversible USB-Type C connector. Reversible USB cable specifications were first settled on back …

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Intel changes Quark roadmap, preps fully-integrated Quark SoC in 2016

Intel Corp.’s Quark system-on-chips for extreme-ultra-low-power devices provide basic compute capabilities for smart appliances, simple robots and even wearable gadgets, but there are a number of reasons that prevent them from becoming popular. Among the key points of Intel’s concerns about the Quark family is low-performance, limited amount of I/O …

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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge coming to the UK

Just over two months since the smartphone’s original unveiling, Samsung has announced that the Galaxy Note Edge will be arriving in the UK later this month. The thing that makes the Edge different from other devices is the bent screen, which tapers off the edge of the phone, providing shortcuts …

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