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A Fidget Spinner app is top of the iTunes charts

If you’re a parent, you are undoubtedly more than aware of what a Fidget Spinner is. Cast your mind back to when you were at school. What were the crazes then? Teenage Mutant ‘Hero’ Turtles? Tamagotchi? Or more recently maybe Loom Bands? These flash in the pan sensations define our …

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Former PlayStation dev David Ranyard warns over VR ‘anti-climax’

Former PlayStation VR veteran Dr David Ranyard says that the excitement around VR is ‘slightly over-heated’. Speaking during the MCV and Develop Podcast, Ranyard, who has worked at Sony London on a string of VR projects and has just set-up his own VR studio, believes that some companies might find …

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Apple now offers iTunes refunds in Europe

Consumers can now get a refund on any digital purchase made from Apple, no questions asked. Apple last month quietly altered its European iTunes terms and conditions to allow for the return of any digital purchase from iTunes or the App Store within 14 days of purchase. Until now all …

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Bono apologises for free iTunes album download

U2 frontman Bono has apologised for the band’s deal with Apple to send its latest album straight it iTunes users’ devices, whether they wanted it or not. The apology came during aFacebook Q&A session, where one listener wrote: Can you please never release an album on iTunes that automatically downloads …

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The six-year-old Apple App Store in numbers

Apple’s App Store has reached the ripe old age of six, and as of right now contains some 1,252,777 apps. A further 578,000 will be added in the next 12 months, too. That’s according to Adjust’s Birth, Life and Death of an App report, which reckons that there were 453,902 …

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HMV suffers severe market share drop; Tesco up

The number of HMV shoppers have almost halved over the last 12 weeks, claims retail analysts Kantar Worldpanel. The firm says that HMV has lost its place as the UK’s second biggest entertainment retailer (behind Amazon) to Tesco, which has been bolstered by gains in the DVD and Blu-ray space. …

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