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Apple Maps is dominating Google in the U.K.

When Apple Maps disastrously launched in 2012 even the most faithful of Apple fanboys thought it’d never be competitive against the obviously superior Google Maps. But just two years after it announced its own mapping platform, Apple is now dominating Google in mapping traffic on 4G, at least on …

Google Maps

Apple Loop: The iPhone 6 Will Launch On September 9, Go On Sale During September, And Here Are Some Expected Features

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop covers the rush of details over the iPhone 6 (including the launch data, availability, and features), Apple and Samsung dropping many patent disputes, Android and iOS usage numbers, iCloud expanding in Reno, Beats …

Boot up: iKettles, Moto 360, Sam Sung Apple card and CryptopLocker keys

A quick burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team<p><b>Review: iKettle, the iPhone-controlled kettle for gadget-loving tea drinkers >>> 9to5Mac</b><p>To switch the kettle on, you just touch the large power button in the main app screen. As with the physical control, it defaults to …

This Driving Simulator That Looks Like A Cool Video Game Is Helping To Save Lives

Mercedes-Benz <i>This video is sponsored by Mercedes-Benz.</i><p>Driving simulators are usually associated with video games, but they're also saving lives. Car companies use them to conduct tests in controlled environments, allowing them to build safer cars. And one of the most powerful driving simulators in …

Autonomous Cars

One Of The Key Guys From Flickr Has Made A Photo App That's Even Better

"We thought a lot about the first impression," Markus Spiering, EyeEm's chief product officer and general manager who is also Flickr's former head of product, told Business Insider. "With a photograph app, it should focus on photography — big bold images. But it should also find the right balance …

Chromatik’s new iOS app just made sheet music cool again

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Sheet music may not exactly be what comes to mind when you think of technology changing the music world — but Los …

Microsoft may ditch the Charms bar in its next big Windows update

Some would already argue that Windows 8 is anything but charming, but a slew of new reports indicate that Microsoft might give one of Windows 8's most iconic interface elements <i>-</i> the Charms bar <i>-</i> the axe in its next big OS release. Not much for names? The Charms bar is that love-it-or-hate-it …

The First Lawn Mower That Sits Upright

Standing up and standing out<p>A lawn mower takes up more than its fair share of garage space, especially considering how infrequently most homeowners use it. Now there’s one you can tuck neatly into a corner. The Recycler is the first mower with a leak-free engine, which enables it to fold and store …

Facebook Confirms: the Messenger App Split Has Started

If you're still not using Facebook Messenger, you may not have much time before your messages disappear from the main Facebook app.<p>A Facebook …

9 tips every Windows user should know

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Sam Sung raises big bucks from his time at Apple

Former Apple employee Sam Sung is cashing in on his ironic employment history for charity.<p>Sam Sung once worked for Apple. Yes, he's a guy who once worked in Apple stores in Canada, and not associated with Apple's huge South Korean competitor, but that hasn't stopped people from bidding huge amounts …

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Aldi's first Android smartphone is £80 and super-basic

Aldi is launching its first budget smartphone today, as well as relaunching its highly successful Lifetab Android tablet.<p>At just £80, Aldi's first …

Apple runs limited-time sale on 20 popular ‘Amazing Productivity Apps’ for iOS

From <i>9to5Toys.com:</i><p>A lot of our favorite apps are on sale in this special promotion. Scanner Pro, Fantastical, Launch Center Pro, Clear, Notability, PDF Expert and many more are at or near all time low prices. Too early for back to school?<p>Full list of Apps and markdowns follows:<p>Boxer for $4.99 (down …

Bugatti to replace the Veyron with an even faster hypercar hybrid

Based on its talks with "Bugatti insiders," <i>Autocar</i> reports that the next-generation hypercar will be capable of flipping the last two digits of the …

Former Apple employee named Sam Sung auctions off his business card

You may have already heard the funny but true story about an Apple employee who is ironically named Sam Sung. As in Samsung. Sam worked at an Apple …