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Apple becomes world’s fifth largest PC vendor

The fifth largest PC manufacturer in the world isn’t even strictly a PC manufacturer. But do away with the PC/Mac distinction and regard all computers for personal use as a whole, and Apple has overtaken Asus to grab fifth in the ranking behind Lenovo, HP, Dell and Acer who claim …

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Apple once again tops Best Global Brands list

Interbrand’s Best Global Brands ranking has once again named Apple as the world’s most valuable brand. The report values it at $119bn, up 21 per cent year-on-year. The numbers are derived from three factors – a company’s financial performance, consumer influence and the ability to charge a premium for brand …

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Apple set for iPad Air 2 reveal on October 16th

The latest iteration of Apple’s iPad will likely be announced next week following confirmation of a media event. The flyer being sent to journalists simply reads It’s been way too long”, leading to some speculation that perhaps the Apple TV might also be in line for a re-jig too. There …

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Apple ups iPhone 6 Plus manufacturing due to stronger than expected demand

The ratio of iPhone 6 Plus to iPhone 6 manufacturing has been shifted in favour of the former, a report claims. Digitimes says that Apple has enjoyed greater than expected demand for its super-sized iPhone and has a result shifted some of the resource previously dedicated to the iPhone 6 …

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VIDEO: Fully-fledged Assassin’s Creed game sneaks onto iOS

Ubisoft has, without much in the way of warning, sneaked Assassin’s Creed: Identity onto the Apple App Store. The free game isn’t a spin-off but instead a fully-realised 3D Creed title set in Italy that relies on touchscreen controls. HD textures and dynamic lighting are also offered, as is a …

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The Pokémon Trading Card Game arrives on iPad

It may not strictly be the big Nintendo smartphone foray that some depicted, but The Pokmon Trading Card Game has at last arrived on iOS. The free-to-play game is iPad and iPad Mini only for now, and is limited to devices with a Retina display (G3 onwards). It mirrors the …

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iPhone 6 to go on sale in China following security concerns

Apple’s latest handset has been approved for sale in China, after government concerns that the iPhone would allow US agencies to track user data were quashed. The iPhone 6 will hit Chinese shelves on October 17th, almost an entire month after the rest of the world. Apple managed to convince …

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EU report rules Apple’s tax breaks in Ireland are illegal

A new EU report has stated that tax deals struck between Apple and Ireland are illegal. The deals, inked in 1991 and 2007 between the tech firm and the country’s government, were examined as part of an investigation by the European Comission’s anti-trust authority into the wider question of unlawful …

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US startup Skillz raises $6m for mobile eSports

Mobile eSports platform Skillz has raised $6m in its latest round of fundraising, money the company will use to help drive a user acquisition initiative for its partners. Skillz currently runs around 50,000 daily competitions and pays out around $10,000 a day in tournament prizes to participating mobile users. The …

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