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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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Google says Amazon, and not Microsoft, is its biggest rival

Google chairman Eric Schmidt believes that Amazon is its biggest search competitor. In a speech in Berlin, Schmidt pointed out that internet users are likely to go directly to the retailer when shopping, stating: Many people think our main competition is Bing or Yahoo. But, really, our biggest search competitor …

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Windows 10 gets 1m preview sign-ups

Microsoft has revealed that it has already seen one million installations of the Windows 10 Technical Preview. The preview has been available for just two weeks, butin a blog post,Microsoft has said that users have already sent more than 200,000 pieces of feedback about the new operating system. Microsoft added …

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iPhone and iPad sales miss expectations

Apple ‘s Q3 report has seen it beat earnings expectations but fall short of predicted iPhone and iPad sales. While the firm beat its earnings expectations, with its profit rising to $7.7bn its iPhone sales came in below the 37m expectation at 35.2m. This is, however, 13 per cent higher …

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Yes, you can be allergic to iPads

A child in America has been diagnosed as allergic to Apple’s first-gen iPad. Areportin the American Journal of Paediatrics has suggested that the Nickel in the iPad caused an eleven-year-old to suffer persistent and severe rashes. It explained how dermatologists sought out Nickel around the child’s environment after discovering he …

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Apple criticised for sexist engraving policy

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has been hounded on Twitter after a consumer complained about the firm’s ‘sexist’ engraving rules. Justyn Hintze wrotea blog postexplaining how Apple would not let her engrave the Alix Olson lyrics "I’ll give myself a lube job, shake my broomstick til my clit throbs" on her …

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Hack leaves half of UK consumers ‘wary’ of eBay

A new poll claims that 49 per cent of UK users have become wary of eBay following last week’s news of a security breach. The research, which wasconducted by YouGov for Clearswift, also found that 33 per cent of eBay users have already changed their passwords, with 52 per cent …

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Tesco confirms Hudl smartphone plans

Tesco has revealed that it will launch an Android smartphone by the end of the year. Philip Clarke, Tesco’s chief executive, told BBC Radio 5 Live that the handset will be called the Hudl smartphone and will come with pre-installed Tesco services and feature hardware comparable to the Galaxy S5. …

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Nokia has a new name – Microsoft Mobile

The Nokia brand name will be dropped by Microsoft once it officially acquires the mobile manufacturer. According to a letter sent by the new owners to suppliers, the Nokia Corporation/Nokia Oyj (Ltd) name will be replaced with Microsoft Mobile Oy. The acquisition of Nokia’s loss-making business was first announced in …

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