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Microsoft’s Now-Deleted Anti-iPhone Commercial Is The Funniest Thing From Redmond Since Windows RT

It’s Friday, kids, so calm down and have a laugh. Do this: Stop caring about Apple and Microsoft and Google and the phone in your pocket and the platform of your dreams and all that. Instead, giggle at the following video clip in which Microsoft takes on Apple in a way that I honestly did not see …

Plastic bag charge to be introduced in England

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United Kingdom

Direct debit security criticised

<b>What can you do if direct debits are set up on your account without permission?</b><p>The direct debit guarantee means customers should not lose out financially if mistakes are made on the system. But how easy is it for someone to try to defraud?<p>In May, Richard Beilby, from Bedfordshire, noticed a direct …

Banking

Healthy Italian diet suffers as economic crisis bites

<b>Italians have long been praised for their Mediterranean diet, rich in vegetables and fruit. But many are turning to cheaper, less healthy foods as the effects of the financial crisis bite, finds the BBC's Emma Jane Kirby.</b><p>Giovanna Azi takes a spatula from her kitchen drawer and scrapes up the last …

Italy

United Airlines to honour tickets issued for $0 in glitch

<b>United Airlines has pledged to honour airline tickets sold for as little as $0 because of a computer error.</b><p>The airline, one of the largest in the US, said it was unsure how many steeply discounted tickets it had issued.<p>It temporarily shut down its website and ceased taking telephone orders after …

United Airlines

HMRC's David Heaton quits after offering tips on avoiding tax

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1010000/1010723_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518394558_76557fb6f91b90a95dc2681c0c692e91<p><b>A government tax adviser who was secretly filmed offering tips on how to keep money "out of the chancellor's grubby mitts" has resigned.</b><p>David Heaton, who …

United Kingdom

Notable New iPad Apps: VIPorbit Contact Manager

<b>VIPorbit</b> is a new, full-featured contact manager app for the iPad, iPhone, and Mac. It’s the product of the co-inventor of ACT!, one of the first and leading contact management apps for Windows.<p>The app looks like a pretty complete contact management solution for iOS devices and Mac. Here are some …

Time for iOS 7 on My Everyday iPad

Over recent months I’ve been running each of the successive iOS 7 betas on my iPad 3, and getting to know the soon-to-be new current generation of iOS. My iPad 3 is not my go-to daily driver iPad though. That role has been taken over by my iPad mini for a long while now.<p>Since we learned yesterday …

Chrome for iPad Updated: Improved Voice Search & More

The <b>Chrome browser app for iPad</b> and iOS has been updated again this week. The new version number is, brace yourselves, 29.0.1547.11.<p>This isn’t a massive update for the app, but it does offer a few nice new enhancements to Chrome for iPad. For starters, there’s this little improvement to search …

Defikopter drone air-drops a defibrillator to EMTs on the ground

We've seen flying drones designed to deliver food and even beer on command, but a new autonomous aircraft from a non-profit organization in Germany …

Intelligent Headset aims to immerse users in augmented reality of sound and space

Hardware in the headset combines 3D audio, GPS, and head tracking to create an augmented reality of both sound and space. A compass, gyroscope, and …

Augmented Reality

Aviator and Afterburner bike lights are literally guaranteed to thwart thieves

The new headlight is known as the Aviator, while the tail light is called the Afterburner. Both lights feature water- and shockproof aluminum …

iPhone’s M7 motion processor to integrate with Maps as Apple develops indoor mapping, public transit

Besides the main 64-bit A7 processor in the new iPhone 5s, Apple has included a dedicated motion co-processor called the M7. The chip powers many of the sensor technologies in the iPhone, such as the accelerometer, compass, and gyroscope in order to move the weight off of those technologies from …

TeeVee 2.2 introduces unwatched episode tracking, iCloud sync, and more

The popular TV guide app TeeVee was updated late last night to version 2.2. The update brings a new design to the app’s main page, along with other tweaks to the iconography and typography throughout the app. Other notable new features include iCloud syncing of saved shows and unwatched episodes …

Chrome for iOS adds faster search results, data cost savings features & voice search pronoun support

Google is rolling out an updated version of its iOS app for iPhone and iPad today that brings a few new features including faster search results. Google says after clicking back in Chrome to return to a search results page results will now “instantly appear, ready for you to choose the next …

Apple releases OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 with Mail, WiFi, screensaver fixes

Following an extensive period of betas for developers, Apple has publicly released OS X 10.8.5. The update is available from the Mac App Store Software’s Update section and is recommended for all users on OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.4.<p>The OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5 Update is recommended for all OS X …

A look at what some high-profile apps will look like when iOS 7 hits

Apple announced on Tuesday that iOS 7 will be publicly available on September 18th. The revamped OS moves completely away from the realistic designs of the past six generations, dropping almost all “artificial shadows” (as Apple SVP Craig Federighi called them), gloss, and even button borders. …

iPhone 5c or the iPhone 5s? Why I’m upgrading … and going for the gold

Ben wrote quite the controversial post Wednesday entitled ‘Opinion: Why I love the iPhone 5s, and why I’ll be sticking with my 4Ss‘. He listed plenty of good reasons not to upgrade to a new high end iPhone and if you look at the comments, he’s not alone in that thinking. The tl;dr is that the …

Some iPhone retailers seeing double the demand they saw at last year’s launch

Via KnowYourMobile, Phones4U are reporting that demand for the iPhone 5s and 5c has already surpassed that of the iPhone 5. Although this is the first year that Apple is offering two models of iPhone, which would naturally boost interest, the fact that this milestone has happened so soon is …

Microsoft ads distastefully take jabs at new iPhones, quickly get removed

Following the release of the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, Microsoft has uploaded a video poking fun at the new Apple smartphones. The video pretends to be a “fly on the wall” during an Apple product development meeting, apparently attempting to make fun of the plastic materials and colors of the 5c.<p>…

Apple looking to hire engineers with solar experience to work on mobile devices

<b>Update:</b> Apple has removed the job listing from its website, but we grabbed a screenshot below.<p>Apple appears to be investigating the use of thin film solar technology for future mobile products with a new job listing on the company’s website looking to hire an engineer with experience in the solar …

iPhone 5 values are more than ETF fees so I’m upgrading to an iPhone 5s

Advertisement<p>22 Comments<p>This morning I took an informal poll on both Twitter and Google+(s goog), asking if any iPhone 5(s aapl) owners would be …

Games for the weekend: SimpleRockets

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p><i>Games for the Weekend is a weekly feature aimed at helping you avoid doing something constructive with your downtime. Each</i> …

Google and Raspberry Pi join forces to create Coder

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Over the last few years, interest in coding (especially for the web) has led to a blossoming of resources that help average …

Raspberry Pi

Apple’s M7 chip is the Trojan Horse for its wearable computing plans

Advertisement<p>16 Comments<p>Could the iPhone 5S’s new M7 chip be something of a trojan horse, leading the way for Apple’s wearable-tech debut?<p>As …

Wearable Tech

Clay Matthews fined $15,000 for late hit on Colin Kaepernick

The Packers linebacker has been hit with a fine following his illegal tackle in last week's game against the 49ers.<p>First Clay Matthews's late hit on Colin Kaepernick possibly cost his Green Bay Packers a win over the San Francisco 49ers.<p>Now it will be costing him a chunk of his paycheck as well.<p>The …

Redskins vs. Packers, injury report: Kai Forbath questionable for Washington, Green Bay nicked up

The Packers have a few more bruises than the Redskins, but the Redskins may be missing kicker Kai Forbath for the game at Lambeau Field.<p>The Green Bay Packers will head into Sunday's game at Lambeau Field with a few more bumps and scrapes than the Washington Redskins. Both teams will be more or less …

Panthers vs. Bills, injury report: Jairus Byrd unlikely to make season debut

The injury reports for the Panthers and Bills don't feature many surprises, although Jairus Byrd is unlikely to make his season debut.<p>The Carolina Panthers were concerned when some important players were unable to practice at full speed earlier in the week. The team should be without any major …

Mark Sanchez injury: Jets QB has 'realistic' chance to play in 2013, Rex Ryan says

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan isn't ruling out Sanchez's return this season.<p>New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan says that there's a "realistic" chance for quarterback Mark Sanchez to return to action this season, according to Kevin Manahan of USA Today. Ryan said that the team would place Sanchez …