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Lenovo nixed idea of selling Microsoft's Surface Pro tablet

The PC maker questioned why it would sell a competitor's product.<p>Lenovo rebuffed Microsoft's attempt to get the Chinese PC maker to sell the Surface Pro tablet.<p>Microsoft, which unveiled the new Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book at its Windows 10 event on October 6, approached Lenovo more than a year …

Surface Pro

Russian group reportedly hacked Dow Jones for stock tips

As tools grow more sophisticated, hackers may be turning to insider trading for a payoff. A group of Russia-based hackers broke into Dow Jones & Co's internal computer network in search of unreleased, market-moving information, according to a new report from <i>Bloomberg</i>. Dow Jones had reported a …

iOS App Store Revenue Now 80 Percent Higher Than Google Play, Thanks To China

The move to larger-screened iPhones has led to China becoming Apple’s most important market, according to a new report from App Annie analyzing the impact the country has had on App Store revenues in the region since the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus last year. According to the analytics firm’s …

Former Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer builds 4pc Twitter stake

Twitter has a new fan in the former Microsoft boss and prominent Silicon Valley personality<p>The former chief executive of Microsoft and prominent Silicon Valley personality Steve Ballmer has bet on Twitter, building a 4pc stake in the social media company.<p>A tweet posted on Friday claimed that Mr …

Social Media

Google Removes 'OK Google' Search Activation in Latest Chrome Update

Earlier this week, Google released Chrome 46 with a long list of bug fixes and feature improvements to improve memory and power usage, but unmentioned was the removal of "OK Google" voice-based search activation.<p>As noted by <i>VentureBeat</i>, it's no longer possible to use the "OK Google" phrase to …

Google

Google gives its Play Store a new look

Google's app store is getting a makeover.<p>The company began to roll out a redesigned version of its Play Store Thursday. The update adds a redesigned …

Tesco's all but given up on its Hudl tablets

In early October 2013, Tesco launched its first own-brand Android tablet: the Hudl. Despite being deep into uncharted territory, the supermarket succeeded in delivering an extremely affordable, entry-level device. It wasn't a huge surprise, then, when Tesco followed it up a year later with the …

OPPO R7 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy A8

The difference between mid-range and high-end smartphones is decreasing in relevancy, as seemingly mid-tier smartphones are getting now getting higher-end specifications, better hardware, improved software and lower prices. So, where do we draw the line between these two tiers?<p>Today we’re taking a …

Phones

Music streaming service Deezer seeks 300 mln euros in flotation

PARIS (Reuters) - Music streaming service Deezer said it aims to raise 300 million euros ($343 million) selling new shares to fund marketing as it chases more subscribers to take on bigger rivals such as Apple and Sweden’s Spotify.<p>Deezer said it will have a value of between 900 million and 1.1 …

IT

Apple delays launch of iPhone 6s in Turkey due to recent terror attack

While the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus was scheduled to arrive in 40+ more countries for Apple’s second wave launch this month, the company is delaying sales of the device in one of those countries, Turkey, due to recent terror attack that killed 97 people in the country’s capital Ankara. Apple confirmed …

Terrorism

Apple Introduces New Dedicated Twitter Account for 'Apple Music Help'

Apple today introduced a new Twitter account dedicated to assisting Apple Music users with questions and inquiries and who may not be finding the answers they need in the troubleshooting section of the company's main website (via <i>9to5Mac</i>). According to the account's bio, users can expect to get …

Apple Music

Google Translate adds iPad Split View, printed text translations for more languages

Google is rolling out a couple notable updates to its Google Translate apps that adds additional languages for translations of printed text and support for the new Split View app mode on iPads.<p>Using Google Translate’s instant visual translation feature, users can tap into their mobile device’s …

Apps

August Adds Siri Control For Smart Locks, Remote Home Access

The San Francisco startup wants to make it easier for its customers to access–and give access–to their homes.<p>August, one of the first makers of smart locks, announced today a services program that makes it easy for authorized delivery and repair representatives to enter users’ homes. The company …

Apple still doesn't have a streaming deal with the top TV network

<b>Read next:</b> The new Apple TV review.<p>The new Apple TV is coming out later this month, but notably missing will be an Apple-made streaming service to go along with it. That's believed to be because Apple is still struggling to make deals with TV networks for their content. It's not clear which, if …

Electric Jukebox launches super-simple streaming dongle to take on Spotify and Apple Music

A new music streaming venture called Electric Jukebox has launched today in a bid to take on the approach of the incumbent market rivals like Spotify and Apple Music.<p>The service differentiates itself from competitors by delivering the service through a dedicated streaming device that you simply …

Apple Music

Apple explains why Wi-Fi Assist isn't eating your data

Apple has revealed more information about how Wi-Fi Assist — a new feature in iOS 9 — works.<p>Wi-Fi Assist helps your phone use the best connection …

Wi-Fi