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Apple confirms iPhone 6S battery percentage bug

Back in September 2015, early buyers of the iPhone 6S began experiencing a battery percentage bug that stopped the status bar from accurately showing how much power users had left in the device. It has taken a while but Apple has finally acknowledged this issue and has offered a temporary …

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Microsoft planning two new flagship Windows Phones

The Mobile World Congress is coming up next month so we will get a good look at plenty of new smartphones for release this year. However, that doesn’t mean things won’t leak beforehand, as is the case here with reports claiming that Microsoft is currently planning two new flagship smartphones …

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Lenovo and Google to team up for 3D mapping smartphone

Google has been working on its ‘Project Tango’ smartphone for quite some time now. The device is designed to create 3D maps of its surroundings but it had just been a prototype until now, as Google is teaming up with Lenovo to implement Project Tango’s features into a new smartphone …

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Apple could make its iAd service free for mobile publishers

Six years ago, Steve Jobs announced the iAd service designed to allow mobile publishers to serve up unobtrusive advertisements on iOS. However, due to Apple’s standard 30 percent cut on anything sold via the iOS platform, prices were quite high and the service never really took off, which means that …

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Apple might be interested in buying Time Warner

A while back, it was revealed that Apple has put plans for its TV streaming service on hold after failing to get all networks to agree on packages, pricing and their respective revenue cuts. However, now it looks like Apple might be interested in kickstarting things by buying assets of …

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Apple patents design for super thin iPhone speakers

We have been hearing a lot about the iPhone 7 these last few weeks along with Apple’s future plans for audio on its flagship smartphone. Following on from reports that Apple is set to kill off the 3.5mm headphone jack to save space, a patent has been uncovered showing off …

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Apple Music reportedly has 10 million subscribers

Apple Music seems to be doing quite well for itself according to new reports, with sources claiming that the service has already managed to garner up ten million subscribers. This is half that of Spotify, which is reported to have around 20 million paying subscribers though it has been around …

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Apple’s 4-inch iPhone may have a different name

Over the last few months, we have been hearing rumours of Apple’s upcoming 4-inch iPhone, which is set to release in the first half of the year. However, we have all been working under the assumption that the device will be called the iPhone 6C- until now. New reports coming …

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Microsoft is building its own SIM card for Windows 10

It looks like we are set to gain yet another SIM card standard, this time, courtesy of Microsoft, which wants to build its own SIM for new Windows 10 smartphones and LTE-enabled tablets. While Microsoft’s SIM card may not be a different size to the current Nano SIMs, it is …

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The first Snapdragon 820 smartphone has been announced

Qualcomm has announced the first smartphone to use its brand new Snapdragon 820 chip though it isn’t Samsung as previous rumours may have suggested, instead, it’s a relatively unknown Chinese manufacturer called Letv. The smartphone in question is known as the Letv Le Max Pro and was revealed during Qualcomm’s …

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Apple has apparently cut iPhone production by 30%

It looks like Apple is currently scaling back on the production of iPhones according to new reports this week. Apparently, Apple is cutting down on its iPhone orders by 30 percent, which is having a knock-on effect on the Chinese suppliers, which have had to lay off staff due to …

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The Surface Book will be available in the UK soon

The Surface Book was one of the more exciting announcements to come out of Microsoft towards the end of last year and while it has been available in the US for a while now, it looks like the laptop/tablet hybrid is finally heading over to the UK, with pre-orders set …

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Asus G752VT review

We had a good look at a preview model of the ROG G752VT but there is nothing quite like the experience of unboxing a brand new full retail gaming laptop. The headline features are Intel Skylake Core i7, Nvidia Maxwell graphics and a Full HD 17.3-inch IPS screen with G-Sync …

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Samsung could launch the Galaxy S7 earlier than expected

It looks like Samsung might be preparing to launch the Galaxy S7 a little earlier than expected as a Chinese network provider has leaked images of an internal presentation, revealing slides for the Galaxy S7’s release. According to the slides, we can expect the Galaxy S7 to be revealed in …

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Apple agrees to pay out in Italy tax office deal

It seems that Apple and the Italian Tax Office have managed to come to a settlement agreement following a tax fraud investigation. Between 2008 and 2013, the Italian tax office believed that Apple owed around €880 million in corporation tax through its Italian subsidiary ‘Apple Italia’, but the company had …

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The Samsung Galaxy S7 to launch in two sizes

If the last year or two have taught us anything about the way Samsung operates, it’s that we can expect a new flagship device announcement around March or April, so we can expect plenty of leaks and insider information to surface for the next few months, one of the first …

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Nvidia launches Android Marshmallow update for Shield tablet

Following last month’s re-launch of the Nvidia Shield tablet, the company has begun to update its gamer-centric tablet to the latest version of Android, making it one of the first tablets around to support Android 6.0 Marshmallow. This is good news for owners of the tablet, as Nvidia is still …

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PC options for last minute Christmas delivery

For those of you who’ve bought (or are thinking of acquiring) new games and don’t have the GPU/CPU horsepower necessary, Christmas provides the perfect excuse to go and buy the rig you deserve. After a long hard year of grafting to cover bills and essential living expenses, surely December should include …

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