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O2 now has iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 up for pre-order

8 hours ago  by Darren Allan
O2 now has iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 up for pre-order
If you want to reserve one of Apple’s new tablets, you can, with tariffs starting at £21 per month for the iPad mini 3, and £24 for the full-size Air 2.

EU and China resolve differences over year-long Huawei row

8 hours ago  by Jamie Hinks
EU and China resolve differences over year-long Huawei row
China has agreed to discuss limiting the amount of support or state aid that it gives companies in exchange for the EU not imposing sanctions on exports from the country.

OnePlus One available for pre-order 27 October

9 hours ago  by Barclay Ballard
OnePlus One available for pre-order 27 October
The handset, which promises a premium Android experience at an affordable price, was previously only available through an invite system, but should now be more accessible.

EE plans admin job cuts for the good of its customers

9 hours ago  by Jamie Hinks
EE plans admin job cuts for the good of its customers
Jobs are reportedly being lost in the firm’s administrative department and they will be absorbed by the customer support and sales departments over the coming months.

Zuckerberg joins board of Beijing business school as Facebook eyes Chinese market

11 hours ago  by Barclay Ballard
Zuckerberg joins board of Beijing business school as Facebook eyes Chinese market
The Facebook founder will be joined by IBM’s Virginia Rometty and Anheuser-Busch CEO Carlos Brito on the advisory board of the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management.

Reviews

Apple iPhone 6 Plus review: Beautifully made, but pricey

13 Oct 2014  by Sandra Vogel
Apple iPhone 6 Plus review: Beautifully made, but pricey
There are two new iPhones on the block, both bigger than we’ve seen before, but is the larger of the two – the iPhone 6 Plus – worth the extra outlay?

HTC One M8 for Windows review

11 Oct 2014  by Brian Fagioli
HTC One M8 for Windows review
HTC has produced a new version of its much praised M8 flagship running Windows Phone. So how does it compare to its Android sibling, or indeed Nokia's Lumia range?

Gigaset QV830 review: A sterling budget Android tablet

09 Oct 2014  by Wayne Williams
Gigaset QV830 review: A sterling budget Android tablet
If you can’t afford a top dollar tablet, or you want a cheap second slate, then the Gigaset QV830 could fit the bill nicely.

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review: Small and beautifully formed

09 Oct 2014  by Sandra Vogel
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review: Small and beautifully formed
The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact might be small in size, but it is brimming with high quality features and benefits from a robust, waterproof design that helps make it a standout handset.

BlackBerry Passport review

02 Oct 2014  by Sandra Vogel
BlackBerry Passport review
The BlackBerry Passport is the oddest looking smartphone to hit the reviews desk for some time, but that doesn’t have to be bad news. Does the Passport do enough to be a compelling choice?

Features

How to build meaningful apps in the world of the Internet of things

11 hours ago  by John Thomas
How to build meaningful apps in the world of the Internet of things
Wearable gadgets present new opportunities for developers to expand their existing apps by developing new user experiences. The user experience (UX) change can be subtle, but very impactful.

Why the iPhone 6's Apple Pay is all about owning your identity

12 hours ago  by Paul Cooper
Why the iPhone 6's Apple Pay is all about owning your identity
The new Apple Pay function on the iPhone 6 pits Apple not just against payment providers such as PayPal, but against companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon as an identity provider.

Why sacrificing security during M&As is the one mistake everyone makes

14 hours ago  by Tim Patrick-Smith
Why sacrificing security during M&As is the one mistake everyone makes
The compliance problems of integrating a new acquisition into an existing business are well known and have been much written about. Much less appreciated is that security threats can also spread.

'The classroom hasn't evolved since the printing press was invented' says top Angry Bird

17 hours ago  by Tom Phelan
'The classroom hasn't evolved since the printing press was invented' says top Angry Bird
Chief marketing officer and "Mighty Eagle" of Rovio Entertainment Ltd., Peter Vesterbacka, joined a panel to discuss the gamification of education at Moscow Open Innovations forum.

How to create a bootable Apple OS X 10.10 Yosemite USB drive

18 hours ago  by Mihaita Bamburic
How to create a bootable Apple OS X 10.10 Yosemite USB drive
There are times when you may want to avoid using App Store or the built-in recovery mode to install OS X 10.10 Yosemite. So, Apple continues to give you the option of creating a bootable USB drive.

Deals

Daily tech deal: Acer Intel Celeron Chromebook for £139.00

16 hours ago  by Louisa Benson
Daily tech deal: Acer Intel Celeron Chromebook for £139.00
eBay (via Tesco Outlet) has the refurbished Acer C720-29552G01AII Intel Celeron 2955U 11.6in Chromebook (2GB/16GB SSD) for a low £139.00 with free delivery.

Daily tech deals: TRENDnet 500Mbps Powerline adapter kit for frequent travellers

15 Oct 2014  by Louisa Benson
Daily tech deals: TRENDnet 500Mbps Powerline adapter kit for frequent travellers
ebuyer has the TRENDnet TPL-407E2K Powerline 500 AV Nano Passthrough Adapter Kit for a low £19.98 with free delivery. This normally retails for £40.

Daily tech deals: Save £250 on a LG 42in 3D TV

14 Oct 2014  by Louisa Benson
Daily tech deals: Save £250 on a LG 42in 3D TV
Currys has the LG 47LB730V 47in 3D LED LCD Smart HDTV with a five year guarantee for a low £749.00 plus free delivery thrown in on top.

Deal: Lenovo Ideapad Z50-70 for just £369.99 at Ebuyer

10 Oct 2014  by Sam Pudwell
Deal: Lenovo Ideapad Z50-70 for just £369.99 at Ebuyer
If you need a new laptop but don't want to pay an arm and a leg, this is the deal for you. A Lenovo Ideapad Z50-70 for the bargain price of £369.99.

Deal: Samsung Galaxy Tab PRO 12.2 for £329.40

08 Oct 2014  by Sam Pudwell
Deal: Samsung Galaxy Tab PRO 12.2 for £329.40
Samsung is offering massive savings on its Galaxy Tab PRO 12.2. Down to less than £330 from over £500, this is a deal not to be missed.

Blog

TechCrunch Disrupt Europe 2014: Photos, commentary and the Startup Battlefield LIVE

18 hours ago  by Team ITPP
TechCrunch Disrupt Europe 2014: Photos, commentary and the Startup Battlefield LIVE
The agenda looks very pretty indeed, featuring the likes of Michael Acton Smith, Neelie Kroes, Waze, Raspberry Pi, a couple of Tech City celebs and some of the most promising startups around.

The Apple iPad Air 2 is proof that tablets are dying

20 hours ago  by Wayne Williams
The Apple iPad Air 2 is proof that tablets are dying
Tablet sales are slowing, and a large chunk of the reason for that can be laid squarely at Apple’s door, or at least that's what Wayne Williams thinks.

3 reasons why Apple should be worried about its new iPad range

16 Oct 2014  by Sam Pudwell
3 reasons why Apple should be worried about its new iPad range
How do we really think Apple's new devices will fare when they are released into the wild? Here’s three reasons why the tech-giant may have cause for concern.

Why the new Nexus 6 will flop more spectacularly than a drunk Tom Daley

15 Oct 2014  by Sam Pudwell
Why the new Nexus 6 will flop more spectacularly than a drunk Tom Daley
Google has enjoyed considerable success with its affordable Nexus range of smartphones, but will the 6 be a success? Here's why I don't think it'll quite hit the right buttons.

Why Google's Nexus 6 will be a success

15 Oct 2014  by Alysia Judge
Why Google's Nexus 6 will be a success
Yes, the Nexus 6 is launching and yes, it is yet another phablet. But stifle that yawn, because this could be the one phablet to rule them all. Here's three reasons why.