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Apple’s October 22 iPad And Mac Event Now Official As Press Receive Invites

Apple has announced a special event to be held next week on October 22, after that date was leaked first by AllThingsD and then later confirmed by The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple. If rumors prove correct, the event will most likely feature the reveal of a fifth generation iPad, a Retina iPad mini, new …

New iPad, iPad mini expected at Apple event on 22 October

Invitation to event says 'We still have a lot to cover' as company is expected to unveil high-resolution iPad mini, new iPad and give dates for Mac Pros and 'Mavericks' software<p>Apple has officially announced a 22 October event in San Francisco's Yerba Buena Centre at 10am PDT (6pm BST).<p>The invite's …

Next generation video game Watch Dogs delayed until 2014

Ubisoft pushes back hotly anticipated Xbox One and PlayStation 4 title until next Spring in order to "polish and fine tune"<p>The launch lineup for Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4 has been considerably weakened by the surprise announcement that French publisher Ubisoft is delaying the …

Ireland is to close a tax loophole used by Apple

<b>Ireland plans to shut a tax arrangement used by Apple to shelter $40bn (£25bn) from taxation.</b><p>Apple, and other firms, have been able to funnel profits into Irish subsidiaries or "ghost companies" that had no declared tax residency anywhere in the world.<p>On Tuesday, the Irish government said it …

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Twitter will now let you opt-in to receive DMs from people you don't follow

If you're active on Twitter, you're familiar with the following scenario: someone you follow sends you a DM, but your efforts to reply are stymied by their stubborn insistence not to follow back (which we're sure is entirely their loss). But the old Twitter ways are changing; now, users can opt-in …

Intel to delay Broadwell PC chip production

<b>Intel, the world's biggest computer chip maker, has said the production of its next-generation PC chip, Broadwell, will be delayed by a quarter.</b><p>Chief executive Brian Krzanich said the delay was due to a technical glitch.<p>The Broadwell chips are expected to succeed the firm's Haswell line of …

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Google Maps update for iOS brings in-line route previews, tips for beginners

Not sure that Google Maps for iOS is suggesting the best possible route? Thanks to an app update, you'll know the truth at a glance. The new release shows miniature route previews with traffic overlays, making it easier to choose less congested (or simply more interesting) ways to get from A to B. …

SoftBank buys Clash of Clans developer Supercell, pushes into mobile gaming

Cellular carriers benefit from mobile gaming -- it drives some customers to buy high-end phones, after all -- but it's rare that networks have a big stake in the category. That changes today, as SoftBank (with help from game developer GungHo) has bought Supercell, best known for producing <i>Clash of</i> …