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A Short History of England

• <b>Author:</b> Simon Jenkins<p>Which battle was fought 'For England, Harry and St George'? Who demanded to be painted 'warts and all'? What - and when - was the Battle of the Bulge?<p>In <i>A Short History of England</i>, bestselling author Simon Jenkins answers all these questions - and many more - as he tells the …

Windows Phone shipments surge 77 percent in second quarter

Global shipments of smartphones running Microsoft's mobile OS jumped more than 77 percent, says research firm IDC.<p>Windows Phone saw the biggest leap in global shipments among all mobile platforms last quarter.<p>For the second quarter, Windows Phone handset shipments shot up by 77.6 percent from the …

Android Nears 80% Market Share In Global Smartphone Shipments, As iOS And BlackBerry Share Slides, Per IDC

Android smartphone shipments grew a whopping 73.5 percent between the second quarter of 2012 and Q2 2013, according to research firm IDC’s latest numbers. 187.4 million Android-powered phones shipped in the most recent quarter, representing 79.3 percent of all smartphones shipped during the …

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Listen to Daft Punk's New Album 'Random Access Memories'

French dance duo's long-awaited new album streams early<p>The wait is over: Daft Punk are streaming their new album, <i>Random Access Memories</i>, in full on …

New Albums

Transfer Centre

Upgrade now to watch more sport than ever across all ten Sky Sports channels!<p>Watch all the latest transfer news from Sky Sports News HQ<p>Hot …

Vampire Weekend: 'People tried to pretend we were rich idiots'

Sometimes the better an album is, the less you have to say about it." Ezra Koenig, frontman of Vampire Weekend, is sitting in the Guardian canteen …

These Are The 25 Best-Selling iPhone Apps Of All Time

It's closing in on 50 billion apps downloaded. Just last year it was at 25 billion apps downloaded.<p>To celebrate, it listed the top 25 all-time paid apps. These lists are always fun to flip through.<p>One thing that stands out: How many early apps are on the list. There aren't a lot of recent …

Acer Iconia A1 crashes the Nexus 7 tablet party

Looks like $169 is the new sweet spot for Android tablets, and bringing the fight to Google’s Nexus 7 is the new Acer Iconia A1. Fronted by a …

Android News

Acer Aspire R7 Gives New Meaning to “All-in-One” PC

They put the trackpad <i>where</i>?<p>That was my first thought when I heard about Acer’s new Aspire R7 Windows 8 notebook.<p>Unveiled today at an event in New …

Consumer Tech

What do the local election results mean for each party?

Click to read about each party: Ukip | Conservatives | Lib Dems | Labour<p>Ukip<p>Ukip is surpassing its target numbers for gains, polling well in southern …

Lessons from Japan for UK's struggling SMEs

The first three months of the year brought a 5.3% fall in the number of corporate bankruptcies. A fall is generally considered a good thing. A …

How to stop using Google - for search, email, video, maps and more

Want to show Google that you don't approve of its tax-avoidance tactics? From its humble beginnings as a project at Stanford University, the company …

The best 100 restaurants in the world, are mostly located in Europe

El Celler de Can Roca, a Spanish family establishment, last night headed the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, toppling Noma.<p>The awards for …

The 10 Indie Films You Must See This May

May is about to offer quite the selection to movie-goers, with over 30 films listed on Indiewire’s May calendar.<p>As an extension of our recent summer …

Framing

How To Download The Entire Google Fonts Catalog

Google’s massive collection of free and open-source fonts, Google Fonts, has grown in popularity since launching over two years ago. The quality of the typefaces available may vary greatly, but if you’re in search of new fonts, Google Fonts is still an excellent place to look.<p>Google has made the …

May Day rallies across Europe as Greek workers strike - as it happened

Contribute with Guardian Witness<p>7.49pm BST<p>Closing report<p><b>The sun is setting on Europe's May Day, after hundreds of thousands of people across the</b> …

Tories struggle to maintain coherent stance over Ukip threat

The Tory leadership is struggling to maintain a coherent stance on the Ukip threat after William Hague said the party had a "clownlike aspect" while …

Google and auditor recalled by MPs to answer tax questions

Google and its auditor Ernst & Young will be recalled to parliament to restate their evidence on the internet search giant's tax position following …

UK manufacturing sees 'signs of stabilising'

<b>The UK's manufacturing sector contracted slightly in April, but is "showing signs of stabilising", according to a closely-watched survey.</b><p>The Markit/CIPS Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) rose to 49.8 last month. A reading above 50 indicates growth.<p>Last week, GDP figures showed that …

Manufacturing

Istanbul march clashes mar May Day in Turkey

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/974000/974724_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1525145264_9245104d71eb44b1d4a13e363267ea0e<p><b>Riot police in the Turkish city of Istanbul have used water cannon and tear gas to prevent leftist May Day marchers reaching the main square.</b><p>At least 28 …

North Africa

Apple Will Make A Phablet In 2014, And It Will Be The iPhone 6 [Analyst]

In Apple’s latest earnings call, CEO Tim Cook was suddenly equivocal about whether or not Apple would do an iPhone with a larger display.<p>“Our competitors have made some significant tradeoffs in many of these areas to ship a larger display,” Cook said on the earnings call. “We would not ship a …

iPhone

3 Common Language Mistakes That Drive Me Crazy

The other night, I was sitting around with a couple of old girlfriends, drinking wine and eating chicken parmigiana. After exhausting the topics of sex, kids, money, bosses and spouses, one of my friends got on the subject of pet peeves. "Just the other day I heard someone say 'that point is mute' …

Language

The Vaccines to release EP of new songs

Justin Young suggests 'different' sounding tracks could be released soon<p>The Vaccines are looking to release a new EP of songs recorded in LA earlier …

Vaccination

Apple iOS 7 overhaul may push core app refresh to 2014

Apple‘s comprehensive overhaul of iOS 7 could see some of the new features delayed until 2014, insiders warn, with the challenges in redesigning the …

iOS

Windows 8 Grabs 3.84% Market Share, Windows Down Overall

Moving into the second quarter of 2013, Windows 8 seems content to continue its slow but steady growth. All other Windows versions declined last month, however, and the newest flavor simply wasn’t enough to stop the negative.<p>The latest market share data from Net Applications shows that April 2013 …

Balancing 'I Do' and iPad

As mobile technology continues to become more powerful and accessible, it can provide great opportunities to enhance, share and remember your wedding day. With that easy access though comes the danger of going overboard when it comes to technical bells and whistles. Before adding any technical …

Ukip's manifesto offers the world. Let's take a closer look

Making an honest manifesto for local government elections, especially in the current climate, is a particularly difficult task. With the coalition …