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Apple faces patent lawsuit in China

Apple is currently facing a pretty big lawsuit in China. One company, known as BYD, filed two separate suits back in May of this year, claiming that the antenna on the iPhone 6 and some other products in Apple’s lineup may infringe on its own patents. BYD has also listed …

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Apple is working on fixing major iPad Pro bug

Earlier this week, we learned that quite a few early adopters of the iPad Pro, Apple’s new 13-inch tablet, were facing a bug where every time the device charged for more than an hour, it would become completely unresponsive and fail to wake. The only work around for this so …

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Samsung takes us back to the ’00s with new flip-phone design

Remember flip-phones? The clamshell design that let you punctuate the end of a conversation with a satisfying snap as the screen and keyboard were sent crashing together? It was analogues of putting down a landline phone and felt sort of right for a device still dominated by calling people. Today …

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The iPad Pro can become unresponsive after charging

Apple has finally launched the iPad Pro, it’s 13-inch, highly priced tablet. However, early adopters haven’t found the experience to be entirely problem free. iPad Pro users on the Apple Support forums are reporting that the tablet can become completely unresponsive after just an hour of charging- a problem that …

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iPhone 6C rumours resurface

Apple’s iPhone 5C didn’t do too well, media speculation and ‘leaks’ prior to its announcement all pointed towards it being a cheaper, plastic iPhone. Unfortunately, instead what we got was a fairly expensive plastic iPhone, at least that is how it was at launch. Things have settled down since then …

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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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Help cure cancer with your smartphone’s unused cycles

There have been a number of distributed computing projects over the years, from [email protected] to [email protected] (for which KitGuru has a powerful, active team still running) but as much as the desktops of the world are more powerful than ever before, smartphones have seen the biggest explosion of performance hardware …

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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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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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