Some have ‘lost hope’ as decision on Apple’s proposed Irish data center delayed yet again

Some supporters of Apple’s proposed data center in Ireland say that have ‘totally lost hope’ that the project will go ahead after a final ruling on planning consent has been delayed yet again.

The latest delay means that a final decision won’t be made until some two years after Apple had hoped to begin construction …

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Friday, July 28, 2017 - 07:05

Apple hit with patent infringement suit over Apple TV’s ‘What did he say?’ rewind feature

A Florida-based digital video company is suing Apple over a Siri feature of the fourth-generation Apple TV. The company, CustomPlay, says that it originally created the Apple TV and Siri feature that allows users to ask “what did he say?” to rewind and rewatch a short section of the video.

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Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 21:51

Apple highlights its sustainably managed forest project in new video

Apple shared a series of lighthearted animated videos for Earth Day back in April and today the company has released another new video in the same style. This one highlights the company’s efforts with sustainable packaging…

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Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 16:24

Apple officially receives FCC license to test next-generation 5G mobile data

Apple has recently received official approval from the FCC to test 5G wireless broadband. The company was granted permission in the form of an experimental license to test millimeter wave technology at two locations near its offices in Milpitas, California (via DSL Reports).

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Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 16:15

Apple Store app updated with support for Apple ID payments through Touch ID

Apple’s official Apple Store app for iOS sees an update today with further Touch ID support and the ability to check local iPhone stock availability. Users will also be able to look into Apple ID account settings using Touch ID.

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Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 15:19

Twitter Q2 results reveal it didn’t add any new users last quarter

Twitter shared its Q2 results today, and while the company saw a slight increase in revenue, the social media service didn’t add any users and its stock is tumbling…

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Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 14:59

iPod touch gets more storage for less as 32GB & 128GB become sole models

As we noted earlier today, Apple has discontinued its iPod nano and iPod shuffle. The company has also simplified and updated its pricing on the current iPod touch, bringing pricing down by up to $100.

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Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 12:12

Apple discontinues iPod nano and shuffle (Update: Confirmed)

Update: We’ve confirmed with Apple that iPod nano and shuffle are indeed discontinued and will eventually be removed from sale in retail stores too. Apple has also updated the iPod touch lineup in the process, now offering only 32GB and 128GB models at reduced prices.

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Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 11:39

TransferWise to let you use Apple Pay to send money internationally from USA & elsewhere

TransferWise, a service that allows you to send money to people in other countries at a much lower cost than through banks, will soon support Apple Pay in the USA and elsewhere.

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Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 10:02

Apple-assigned Metaio patent illustrates rumored augmented reality glasses

Rumors that Apple is working on augmented reality glasses have been growing for some time, and a patent application published today shows how the same approach might be adapted to both a smartphone screen and smart glasses. It also describes how the two devices might be used in tandem.

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Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 08:32

Latest ARKit demo app performs 16 weeks of hand-drawn animations in real-time [Video]

When Michael Patterson and his partner Candice created the animated pencil sketch animations for A-ha’s music video Take on Me back in the 80s, they did all the drawings by hand and it took them 16 weeks, working flat out.

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Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 07:42

Samsung’s quarterly profits (probably) beat AAPL for the first time, but not in mobile

Samsung has just reported its highest quarterly profits of all time, hitting $12.65B in the quarter ending in June – putting it ahead of Apple’s projected profits of around $10.54B.

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Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 07:02

Honor 6A brings premium metal to a cheap phone

The Honor 6A is coming to the UK offering a full-metal body, a 13MP rear camera, Android 7 software and a 5-inch 720p screen for £149.99.

Honor is putting pre-orders live for the phone on July 31, but you'll be able to buy it from Three for the same price on August 4. Further deals for the Honor 6A are currently uncertain.

It features a metal-body design with an arched curved back to help the phone sit comfortably in your hand. It's also 8.2mm thick with other dimensions of 143.7 x 71mm.

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Friday, July 28, 2017 - 05:01

Sony Alpha A7S II captures amazing 4K video from space

It's no longer just Nikon and Hasselblad that can boost that their cameras have gone into space – now Sony can too.

An Alpha A7S II full-frame mirrorless camera has become the first commercial camera to be mounted outside the International Space Station (ISS), and has captured some mesmerising 4K footage of Earth.

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Friday, July 28, 2017 - 04:50

Live eSports arrives on BBC Three with racing, gunning and punching action

Following in the footsteps of Sky, the BBC has announced it will be bringing live eSports coverage to viewers every weekend for the next six weeks on BBC Three (which as you may recall, is now an online channel).

There will be four hours of live action broadcast every weekend, thanks to a deal to cover the Gfinity Elite League Series One, a new league which features pro gamers duelling it out on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Street Fighter and Rocket League.

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Friday, July 28, 2017 - 04:20

One of the world’s longest electric highways is revving up in Australia

Queensland’s State Government has announced that it will be constructing a $3 million network of vehicle charging stations along the East Coast, hoping to incentivise the use of electric cars in the region.

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Friday, July 28, 2017 - 02:26

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