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Apple’s Swift programming language is going open source

Apple revealed quite a bit of information last night at its annual WWDC event. One particularly interesting bit of news was that Apple’s programming language, Swift, is going to make the switch to open source, bringing support for iOS, OS  X and Linux. Swift was revealed by Apple last year …

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Spotify will match Apple Music’s family sharing option

Last night at the World Wide Developer Conference, Apple went ahead and officially announced its long expected music streaming service, known as Apple Music, bringing some pretty heavy competition to Spotify’s door. In an effort to stay competitive, Spotify has revealed that it will be matching one of Apple’s subscription …

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Apple announces OS X El Capitan

Apple’s annual World Wide Developer Conference kicked off today, at which the company announced this year’s Mac OS X update. Following on from last year’s Yosemite update will be OS X El Capitan, which is focussing on improving the OS X experience while also bringing a boost to overall performance. …

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Sony seems to be crippling its own smartphone storage

Sony has gone ahead and crippled the storage capabilities of one of its budget smartphones, the Xperia M4 Aqua, as owners of the 8GB device can only actually access 1.26GB of it. This seems to be largely down to the inclusion of Android 5.0 Lollipop, which apparently takes up 4GB of …

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Sony CEO says we we will see Apple Music at WWDC

We have been expecting an Apple Music streaming service announcement for some time now and even though negotiations with certain record labels slowed things down a bit, all signs still pointed towards a reveal at Apple’s annual World Wide Developer Conference this month. Now, it seems that Sony’s CEO has …

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Android facing more anti-trust complaints

Google is facing more anti-trust complaints regarding Android. The European Commission is already investigating Google over its mobile operating system due to concerns that it promotes its own apps over its competitors and now, complaints have arisen suggesting that Google is abusing its dominance in the market. This particular complaint …

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MSI preps external graphics solutions with Thunderbolt 3 interface

The first two generations of Thunderbolt interfaces revolutionized the market of external storage devices and professional equipment. With 40Gb/s of bandwidth, the third iteration of Thunderbolt can be a game changer for external graphics processing solutions designed for notebooks. In fact, MicroStar International is already working on two Thunderbolt 3-based …

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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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