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Apple PR hasn’t lifted a finger in creating iPhone 6 and iWatch media frenzy

3 hours ago
Apple PR hasn’t lifted a finger in creating iPhone 6 and iWatch media frenzy
As you probably saw yesterday, Apple has sent out press invites to its upcoming 9 September event... but that's about it. The PR people at Apple deserve a bonus, although they haven't really done anything to deserve it. Apple has...

Is Apple CEO Tim Cook right or wrong to dismiss the worrying iPad sales slump as "a speed bump"? Have your say

27 Aug 2014
Is Apple CEO Tim Cook right or wrong to dismiss the worrying iPad sales slump as "a speed bump"? Have your say
In usual fashion, Apple has been the talk of the tech world over the summer, and for good reason. As well as being one of the premier companies in the world, it recently signed a landmark partnership with old enemy IBM and is set...

The problem with mobile devices and constant connectivity: We don’t switch off enough

24 Aug 2014
The problem with mobile devices and constant connectivity: We don’t switch off enough
We are expected to be contactable at any given moment – and indeed we often expect the same of others. Send a text, and you expect a response. Pen an email, and you expect to receive one in return, and fast. Hit someone on...

ITProPortal's Ice Bucket Challenge for MacMillan Cancer Support (video)

23 Aug 2014
ITProPortal's Ice Bucket Challenge for MacMillan Cancer Support (video)
Credit to Nathan, he immediately and graciously accepted the honour of getting a bucket of freezing liquid dumped over his head. The most comforting part of the challenge, for the rest of us, was the knowledge that the office...

Satellite broadband to the rescue: A viable solution to internet connection woes

23 Aug 2014
Satellite broadband to the rescue: A viable solution to internet connection woes
A few weeks ago I complained bitterly about my atrocious internet connection. The impact of a deathly slow and unnervingly unstable connection is hard to overstate. Tension and frustration at chez Wilson reached boiling point....

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 design, specs and launch rumours: LIVE

06 Aug 2014
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 design, specs and launch rumours: LIVE
Samsung has officially sent out the invitations to "Unpacked 2014 Episode 2", where it is expected to unveil the Galaxy Note 4. Taking place in Berlin on 3 September at 3pm CEST (2pm BST), the event will be streamed around the...

The way we watch professional sport is changing, thanks to ever-improving technology

31 Jul 2014
The way we watch professional sport is changing, thanks to ever-improving technology
If you've read any of our recent articles about the technology being used at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, you will hopefully have a better understanding about the enormous behind-the-scenes operations in place at...

The digital divide is still a massive issue for second class broadband citizens in the UK

28 Jul 2014
The digital divide is still a massive issue for second class broadband citizens in the UK
My latest rant concerns my appallingly slow (and indeed often non-existent) internet connection. Well, actually it's a combination of things, a slow internet connection being just one of them. Most people – myself included...

Hackers of the world unite as privacy startups answer Snowden’s call

28 Jul 2014
Hackers of the world unite as privacy startups answer Snowden’s call
Addressing the Hackers on Planet Earth (HOPE) conference over the weekend of 18 July, Edward Snowden entreated hackers, engineers and activists to fight surveillance by building a new generation of privacy tools for everyone to...

Why Apple’s iTime smartwatch patent could be pretty irrelevant

23 Jul 2014
Why Apple’s iTime smartwatch patent could be pretty irrelevant
As we reported earlier today, Apple has filed for a patent some three years ago for an ‘electronic wristband’ it called the iTime. Plenty of websites (us included) have of course posted stories about the patent and...