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Apple Loop: iOS 9 Available In May, Battery Life Sells Smartphones, Tim Cook's Chinese Clone

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop covers the provisional release dates of iOS 9, battery life vs thin design, the Apple Watch’s launch event, Apple’s impressive market cap, music journalism in the iTunes store, the Apple Watch as a status symbol, the …

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How to avoid long waits at the Genius Bar before you get there

Cracked screens, dead batteries and water damage — sometimes you simply can’t avoid a trip to the Genius Bar to get your broken Apple device back in …

Apple Watch will replace your car keys, says Tim Cook

Exclusive interview: The Apple chief executive reveals to Allister Heath how the revolutionary features in the company's smartwatch could forever alter our daily lives<p>Like millions of people, Tim Cook stopped wearing a watch a while back. The Apple boss no longer needed one: his iPhone told the …

Kazam Tornado 348 review

Pros<p>Very slim, decent spec, good battery life<p>Cons<p>So-so camera<p>Price<p>£250<p>7 / 10<p>Every time a smartphone claims to be the thinnest in the world, we take …

2015: The year of wireless power?

The potential of wireless charging created great excitement when it first came to prominence in 2007 when two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) successfully powered a 60-watt light bulb wirelessly, using two copper coils two metres apart.<p>They went on to create …

RadioShack may sell half its stores to Sprint, shut down the rest

The dismantling of struggling consumer electronics retailer RadioShack may be on the horizon, Bloomberg reported Monday.<p>The brick-and-mortar chain is thinking of selling half its stores to Sprint and then closing the rest, unnamed sources told Bloomberg. There were also discussions over whether …

The World’s Most Popular Site for Pirated Downloads Is Back Online After a Long Outage

Ed Oudenaarden—AFP/Getty Images<p>Jeff Gross—Getty Images<p>NASA/Reuters<p>Jim Urquhart—Reuters<p>Pius Utomi Ekpei—AFP/Getty Images<p>Robyn Beck—AFP/Getty …

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How your iPhone could start your car before you get in it

Apple already has its in-dash operating system CarPlay, which it hopes will make its way into more than 24 million vehicles over the next five years. But if a new patent published today is anything to go by, that’s the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Apple’s hopes for the car-world.<p>What Apple …

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Hackers holding websites to ransom by switching their encryption keys

Websites taken offline in new attack, which sees hackers change codes to permanently lock owners out unless they pay a ransom<p>Ransomware – hacking and locking a computer and demanding money to let users back in – has moved to the web following a spate of attacks that cripple websites by changing the …

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