Mike Scanes

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Retina MacBook Pro Users Complain of Anti-Reflective Display Coating Wearing Off

A growing number of users have turned to the Apple Support Communities, <i>MacRumors</i> discussion forums and Facebook in recent weeks to voice their complaints about the anti-reflective coating on Retina MacBook Pros becoming scratched or wearing off. The long-standing display issue appears to affect …

MacBook Pro

WSJ: Apple announcing $30-40/month Web TV service in June, shipping in September with 25+ channels

According to a new report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, Apple plans to launch an online TV service this fall with support for “about” 25 channels. According to the report, the service will debut on all of Apple’s iOS devices, ranging from the Apple TV to the iPhone and iPad, and will be announced in …

Smart TV

Top five phablets: which is the best for big-screen smartphone lovers?

Smartphones are getting bigger, much bigger. Almost all flagship smartphones have screens larger than 5in, while the even bigger phablets are more popular than ever, with good reason.<p>With screens measuring 5.5in and up, phablets have plenty of space to make the most of the screen in your pocket. …

Phones

Apple TV streaming service coming in June with 25 channels

It’s looking like 2015 will finally be the year that Apple’s dream TV service becomes a reality.<p>After years of reports that the company has been trying to get its own TV subscription off the ground, June is on track to be the month it’s debuted for the world to see. The service will reportedly …

Smart TV

UK tied visa system 'turning domestic workers into modern-day slaves'

The UK government has “recreated kafala” with its introduction of tied visas for foreign domestic workers some of whom have faced abusive labour practices imported from the Middle East, according to a university study.<p>As the Commons on Tuesday afternoon debates the modern slavery bill, including an …

Immigration

This is how you smuggle 94 iPhones over the Chinese border

A man has been arrested at the Chinese border for attempting to enter China with 94 iPhones strapped to his body, according to a Sina news report. A citizen of Hong Kong, the man had strapped rings of iPhones around his thighs, torso, calves, and crotch, using a combination of plastic bags and …

China

Apple to sell bonds worth $5bn

<b>US technology giant Apple raised a better than expected $6.5bn (£4.3bn) through a corporate bond sale, as part of a plan to return cash to investors.</b><p>Monday's bond sale was Apple's third such sale in as many years and was just over half the $12bn the company raised in April 2014.<p>The California-based …

Deutsche Bank

Apple Pay adds another 15 banks and credit unions, over 60 institutions now supported

Last month Apple rolled out support for dozens of banks and credit unions with Apple Pay bringing the count to more than 45 institutions, and today Apple is out with the first wave of the month adding more than a dozen new banks to its list of supported Apple Pay banks bringing the total count to …

FinTech

The iPhone is outselling Android in the US for the first time in years

As reported by TechCrunch, it underscores just how successful the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus has been for Apple. The Cupertino company has enjoyed record-breaking success off of the larger-screen smartphone, including the most profitable quarter of any company <i>ever</i>.<p>Apple's position at the luxury end of the …

Apple Watch: everything you need to know

The Apple Watch is due for release in April, and will be further showcased at the company's March 9 event. Read on for everything you need to know about specs, pricing, features and release date<p>Cometh the hour, cometh the Watch, and Apple are finally on the verge of releasing theirs following years …

Smartwatches

Apple Again Said to Adopt Intel LTE Chips for iPhones in 2016

Some of Apple's iPhones produced in 2016 will use wireless modem chips supplied by Intel rather than Qualcomm, reports <i>VentureBeat</i>. iPhones (presumably the iPhone 7) sold in emerging markets in Asia and Latin America will reportedly use an Intel 7360 LTE modem.<p>Intel has been gunning hard during the …

Latin America

Cameron accepts TV debate in April: Politics Live blog

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Douglas Alexander and Chuka Umunna at the LabourList conference, and Theresa May’s evidence to the home affairs committee<p>Douglas Alexander says Facebook conspiracy theories make campaigning harder Douglas Alexander and …

David Cameron

German reporters with foreign roots fight racism in theater

BIELEFELD, Germany (AP) — Yassin Musharbash, a leading German journalist with Jordanian roots, pulls out some recent "fan mail" and starts reading on …

Europe

Israeli Election 2015 Turnout Numbers May Break Records

Turnout in the Israeli elections Tuesday may be breaking records, with more than a quarter of eligible voters casting ballots by noon local time, …

Romney's next fight: Boxing Evander Holyfield

<b>(CNN) —</b> Call him a glutton for punishment, but Mitt Romney is looking for another drubbing.<p>But instead of another campaign, Romney is jumping into the ring -- an actual boxing ring -- with ex-heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, a Romney aide confirmed on Monday.<p>"It will either be a very short …

Boxing

British referendum on EU in 2015 unlikely, says PM Cameron

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday said there was only a “pretty slim” chance that he could bring forward to 2015 a referendum on the country’s membership of the European Union which he wants to hold if he wins a national election in May.<p>Britain's Prime Minister …

North Africa

The creators of Paper, the best drawing app for iPad, just raised $30 million to revolutionize the whiteboard

FiftyThree, the team behind the critically acclaimed Paper sketching app, has raised a $30 million Series B round led by Dayna Grayson of New Enterprise Associates (NEA).<p>Georg Pettschnigg, FiftyThree's CEO and co-founder, says the new round of funding will help jump-start FiftyThree's move into the …

Al Qaeda in Yemen says it was behind Charlie Hebdo killings

Al Qaeda in Yemen has claimed responsibility for the carnage at Charlie Hebdo, calling it the “blessed Battle of Paris”.<p>A video purportedly from the Islamist group, posted online, says it ordered the killings in revenge for caricatures insulting the Prophet Mohammad in the French satirical …

Cameron under growing pressure over TV debates

The leaders of Labour, the Liberal Democrats and Ukip have written to David Cameron saying they will press ahead with television debates without him unless he agrees to take part.<p>In separate but identical letters, Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage told the UK prime minister it was …

United Kingdom

Theresa May: Security services must be able to access phone records

Home Secretary says communications data was used by French police to trace Paris attackers after Charlie Hebdo massacre amid Coalition split over 'snoopers' charter'<p>British security services would have been unable to trace the Charlie Hebdo terrorists in the way their French counterparts did, the …