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Apple Stores fall from 1st to 13th in Which favourite retailers survey

UK consumers are apparently falling out of love with Apple Stores over accusations of poor customer service. This year’s Which Shop Survey found that the chain is now the UK’s 13th favourite retailer – a sharp drop from last year when it topped the ratings. Several customers complained about it …

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Number of malicious Google Play apps has quadrupled in past two years, report claims

There has been a sharp increase in the amount of malware hiding in apps on the Google Play Store, according to a new report. TechSpot reports that online security services company RiskIQ says that the total number of malicious apps has nearly quadrupled from 11,000 in 2011 to 42,000 in …

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HMV’s iconic Oxford Street store closes

The retailer’s flagship store closes its doors today for the last time after 30 years. HMV’s 150 Oxford Street store had been the world’s biggest music store, but new owner Hilco has opted to close the site in favour of a smaller location, which will be based at 363 Oxford …

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Dixons on-board for Steam Machines

Currys/PC World owner says it’s keeping close tabs on Valve’s new Steam Machines to bring devices to the High Street. Valve took to the stage at this year’s CES show to lift the lid on the long-awaited devices and confirmed 13 partners would produce their own iterations of the device, …

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All remaining Blockbuster stores to close next week

The last of Blockbuster’s UK stores will close next week, MCV can reveal. MCV reported last month that Blockbuster was due for total closure by December 20th and last week administrator Moorfields Corporate Recovery admitted that it had still not received any acceptable offers” and as a result we may …

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eBay teams up with Argos for click & collect service

Consumers will soon be able to choose for some of their eBay purchases to be collected from Argos stores rather than be delivered to their doors. Mobile Money Revolution reports that the auction site is allowing its top 50 merchants to have its orders dropped off at 150 of Argos’ …

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PS3 gets GTA V bundle; Sony offers Rockstar discount with PSN pre-orders

Consumers who pre-order GTA 5 through the PSN store will be offered up to 75 per cent discount across Rockstar’s portfolio. Whilst Sony confirmed GTA 5 would be a day one digital title for the PS3, the platform holder revealed consumers who pre-order the title from the PlayStation store will …

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Tesco to debut Extra revamp in Watford next week

The Watford Extra brand of UK supermarket Tesco will re-open next week debuting the retailer’s brand new vision for its largest stores. It’s all part of Tesco’s decision to cut back on large store openings and even reduce the footage of some of its largest outlets. The Guardian reports that …

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Dixons opens concept store with floating screens

Dixons Travel has unveiled its first new concept store at Gatwick Airport, with floating screens, 10-inch tablet ‘look books’ and a ‘KnowHow’ bar. The new 1,466 square foot space will feature a mixture of the latest tech products and a number of travel essentials. 10-inch tablet ‘look books’ will sit …

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