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Did you know? Copying CDs was illegal in the UK until this week

03 Oct 2014  by Zak Thomas
Did you know? Copying CDs was illegal in the UK until this week
Major reforms of intellectual property have come into force this week, and consumers are now allowed to make copies of artistic content they have bought for personal use.

After the recent U2 debacle, Apple is getting involved in music again

03 Oct 2014  by Zak Thomas
After the recent U2 debacle, Apple is getting involved in music again
Apple is reportedly in discussions with major record labels to create a new pricing structure that would allow it to sell music streaming for less than its current $10 (£6.20) level.

MIT thinks your Tweets (and $10 million) can solve society's problems

03 Oct 2014  by Zak Thomas
MIT thinks your Tweets (and $10 million) can solve society's problems
The data MIT gathers from a variety of media platforms will be used to reveal interaction patterns and shared interests between users, while it develops new collaborative tools and mobile apps.

Facebook vs Apple: The beginning of a health tech war?

03 Oct 2014  by Zak Thomas
Facebook vs Apple: The beginning of a health tech war?
Facebook is planning routes into healthcare according to Reuters' sources, which could spark a health arms race between tech giants, as Apple launched their health app alongside iOS8 last month.

Leaked: When is Apple releasing the new Mac mini?

26 Sep 2014  by Zak Thomas
Leaked: When is Apple releasing the new Mac mini?
MacRumours claimed to have received word that Apple is planning to release a new Mac mini update, and will possibly launch it next month alongside new iPad models and OS X Yosemite.

Terror warning: FBI director sweating over Google and Apple privacy

26 Sep 2014  by Zak Thomas
Terror warning: FBI director sweating over Google and Apple privacy
The latest move from tech companies, follows increased public concerns about US and UK government surveillance, brought about by the leak of transatlantic government surveillance practises.