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Just how popular are the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus?

Just how popular are the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus?

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Apple has declared its first weekend sales for the new iPhone models, showing not only how popular the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are, but how the appetite for the iPhone has grown over the last 7 years. With 10 million new iPhones sold after the first weekend... >>

OneDrive offering 30GB free cloud storage for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone

OneDrive offering 30GB free cloud storage for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone

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Microsoft is offering 30GB of OneDrive space for free, as it makes a major play to snap up those storing photos in the cloud.Pitching the limited offer directly at iPhone owners, Microsoft says on the OneDrive blog: "For those getting ready to install... >>

Motorola Moto 360 review
3.5 stars

Motorola Moto 360 review

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When Android Wear - Google's operating system for wearables - was announced, three devices lined up for scrutiny: the LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live and the Moto 360. Of the three, the Moto 360 was heralded as the best of the bunch, the apple of Android... >>

Nokia Lumia 530 review
3.5 stars

Nokia Lumia 530 review

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The Nokia Lumia 530 is the latest Windows Phone device tasked with blazing a path into your pocket without costing a bomb. Its goal, quite simply, is to bring the advantages of modern devices to more people. It replaces the earlier Lumia 520, a model... >>

iOS 8 is now available, update your iPhone 5S and iPad now

iOS 8 is now available, update your iPhone 5S and iPad now

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Apple has confirmed that iOS 8 is now available to download, meaning that you'll be able to update your iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPad Air and iPad mini from today. In fact, you will also be able to download it for Phone 4S, iPhone 5, fifth-generation iPod... >>

Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: Where can I get it?

Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: Where can I get it?

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Apple has launched two new iPhone models, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. Pre-orders opened from 12 September, available in store from 19 September.The iPhone 6 offers a 4.7-inch display and the iPhone 6 Plus 5.5-inches, meaning Apple now has a phablet.... >>

Apple iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus: What's the difference?

Apple iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus: What's the difference?

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Apple announced not one, but two new models of iPhone at its Cupertino special event and now they are about to hit the shops. But this isn't repeating the act of the iPhone 5S and 5C, this time we have the iPhone 6 (review) and the iPhone 6 Plus (review),... >>

Moto Maker is now live in the UK: Design your custom Moto X (2014) today

Moto Maker is now live in the UK: Design your custom Moto X (2014) today

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We reported just yesterday that Motorola's UK website is now offering direct sales of Motorola's devices. Now Moto Maker has opened up through the same website.This means that you can settle down and design your second-gen Moto X today. Just head over... >>

Panasonic Lumix CM1 packs a 1-inch camera sensor, is also a phone

Panasonic Lumix CM1 packs a 1-inch camera sensor, is also a phone

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Panasonic today took to the stage at Photokina 2014 and surprised many by introducing a new smartphone, the Lumix CM1.Be careful not to confuse your Lumix with your Lumia here, as Panasonic has put a 1-inch sensor into this phone. That's the sort of size... >>

Bose SoundLink adds Color Bluetooth speaker and on-ear Bluetooth headphones

Bose SoundLink adds Color Bluetooth speaker and on-ear Bluetooth headphones

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Bose has announced two new wireless products in its SoundLink series: the Color Bluetooth speaker and on-ear Bluetooth headphones.The new SoundLink Color is the most affordable Bose Bluetooth speaker yet, designed to let you take your tunes with you on... >>

Microsoft is buying Minecraft developer Mojang for $2.5 billion

Microsoft is buying Minecraft developer Mojang for $2.5 billion

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Microsoft and Mojang have come forward to confirm that Microsoft is acquiring Mojang and the Minecraft franchise for $2.5 billion.Mojang took to its official blog to confirm the news, but wants to set the Minecraft community at ease, saying it will be... >>

Hello UK: You can now buy Motorola devices direct from Motorola.co.uk

Hello UK: You can now buy Motorola devices direct from Motorola.co.uk

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Motorola's UK website will now let you purchase phones and accessories directly, making it the first port of call for all things Motorola.Opening at 7am on Monday, the new website will let you buy the latest devices direct from Motorola's own stock in... >>

Phones 4u confirms iPhone 6 pre-orders will be cancelled

Phones 4u confirms iPhone 6 pre-orders will be cancelled

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Phones 4u entered administration on Sunday evening, leaving many wondering what the situation would be regarding iPhone 6 pre-orders placed through the company.iPhone 6 orders opened on Friday 12 September, but just two days later Phones 4u went into... >>

Can Tag Heuer bring us a smartwatch we actually want to wear?

Can Tag Heuer bring us a smartwatch we actually want to wear?

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Tag Heuer has expressed its interest in launching its own smartwatch, which could bring about the clash of the old world and the new, and result in a smartwatch you'd actually want. Talking to Swiss newspaper NZZ am Sonntag, Jean-Claude Biver, head of... >>

Google unveils Android One $105 smartphones in India

Google unveils Android One $105 smartphones in India

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Google has officially launched the Android One platform in India, looking to expand its reach with more affordable devices in emerging markets.Targeting India for the launch - which already has a huge smartphone user base - the phones will come from companies... >>

Canon and Stella McCartney team up on £1200 limited edition Linda camera bag

Canon and Stella McCartney team up on £1200 limited edition Linda camera bag

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Canon and Stella McCartney have teamed up to create a limited edition camera bag called Linda, named after Stella's mother. The bag has been designed to bring a little chic to carrying your camera and in the case of the Linda bag, stays true to its namesakes... >>

New Virgin Media TiVo interface update revealed, coming October

New Virgin Media TiVo interface update revealed, coming October

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Virgin Media has a new user interface coming for its TiVo set-top box, and the first customers will see it next week.There has been a shift in design to reflect the change in Virgin Media's branding, but importantly the new interface moves to HTML5. That... >>

This is what GTA5 on the PS4/Xbox One looks like, coming 18 November

This is what GTA5 on the PS4/Xbox One looks like, coming 18 November

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If you've been sitting looking at your decaying Xbox 360 and wondering when you'll finally be able to play Grand Theft Auto 5 on your next-gen console, then wonder no more.Rockstar has announced that GTA5 will be landing on both the PS4 and Xbox One on... >>

HTC to launch rugged camera accessory at October event?

HTC to launch rugged camera accessory at October event?

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HTC could be preparing to launch a camera accessory for smartphones to be revealed at an event in early October, new information has revealed.The details that from Tim Culpan, a Taipai-based tech journalist for Bloomberg, don't reveal much, but talk of... >>

Ricoh G800 is resistant to chemicals, dust, impact and water

Ricoh G800 is resistant to chemicals, dust, impact and water

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Ricoh has announced the G800, a camera designed for working in tough conditions, thanks to its military spec protection. The Ricoh G800 is the successor to 2010's G700 and offers protection from the usual water, dust and impact damage that a tough camera... >>

Vodafone launches HD Voice across UK network, 4 years after Orange

Vodafone launches HD Voice across UK network, 4 years after Orange

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Vodafone has announced that customers in the UK will now enjoy the benefits of HD Voice when making calls between compatible handsets on the Vodafone 3G network.HD Voice is designed to enhance conversations you make on the mobile network, so that people... >>

Weight Watchers now plays nice with Fitbit and Jawbone

Weight Watchers now plays nice with Fitbit and Jawbone

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Weight Watchers has announced that it is welcoming popular fitness trackers to its world, starting with Jawbone and Fitbit.Weight Watchers says there will be a seamless integration of the data gathered by your activity tracker, that can then be added into... >>

Why the Apple iPhone 6 Plus might lack "common sense"

Why the Apple iPhone 6 Plus might lack "common sense"

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There's nothing quite like an Apple iPhone launch. Each is distinct and memorable and the iPhone 6 launch was no different.But watching the launch of the new iPhone, the thing we remember the most is Phil Schiller, SVP of marketing at Apple, justifying... >>

Now is the perfect time to launch iWatch, because Android Wear just became 'meh'

Now is the perfect time to launch iWatch, because Android Wear just became 'meh'

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With IFA 2014 under our belts and on the eve of the big Apple reveal on 9 September, wearables are pulled sharply into focus.Rumours are pointing to Apple launching the iWatch. Long rumoured, but so far absent from the agenda. With 2014 being so heavily... >>

Nokia Lumia 930 vs Lumia 830: What's the difference?

Nokia Lumia 930 vs Lumia 830: What's the difference?

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Microsoft announced a new flagship today at IFA 2014 in Berlin, the Nokia Lumia 830.But wait - isn't the Lumia 930 the flagship handset? These two phones look almost the same! What's going on here? We hear you, and to cut through the flagship conundrum,... >>

Nokia Lumia 830 vs Lumia 735: Two new Lumia, but what's the difference?

Nokia Lumia 830 vs Lumia 735: Two new Lumia, but what's the difference?

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Microsoft Devices, formerly known as Nokia, has introduced two new handsets, the Lumia 830 and the Lumia 735. There's a Lumia 730, the same device as the 735, which is 3G dual SIM.First a word on naming: Microsoft Devices is slowly moving away from Nokia... >>

Huawei Ascend Y550 wants to bring 4G to all; Ascend G620S is a 5-incher on a budget

Huawei Ascend Y550 wants to bring 4G to all; Ascend G620S is a 5-incher on a budget

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Huawei has launched a number of new smartphones at IFA 2014 in Berlin, looking to those who want the latest smartphones features, but might not have the cash. First up is the Huawei Ascend Y550. Huawei are saying that this phone is designed to make 4G... >>

Huawei Ascend G7 brings a full metal body to the Android phablet party

Huawei Ascend G7 brings a full metal body to the Android phablet party

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Huawei wants to take HTC's crown with the launch of a metal-bodied device of its own. The Huawei Ascend G7 was announced today at IFA 2014. The Ascend G7 is a 5.5-inch smartphone with a body that's mostly metal, with only a couple of plastic sections... >>

Huawei Ascend Mate 7: Fingerprint scanning phablet is super thin, super fast

Huawei Ascend Mate 7: Fingerprint scanning phablet is super thin, super fast

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Huawei is taking on the HTC One max with the Huawei Ascend Mate 7, announced today at IFA 2014.The new phablet follows HTC in one major regard with the inclusion of a fingerprint scanner on the rear of the device.The 6-inch handset comes with a 1920 x... >>

Huawei Ascend Y550 hands-on: The 4G phone for all

Huawei Ascend Y550 hands-on: The 4G phone for all

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Huawei has announced the Ascend Y550, a new budget device that it hopes will make it easier for everyone to get on to 4G.The budget end of the smartphone ladder has been really interesting of late: devices like the Moto E and Moto G have really impressed,... >>

Huawei Ascend G620S hands-on: 5-inches of SGS5-alike on a budget

Huawei Ascend G620S hands-on: 5-inches of SGS5-alike on a budget

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Among the updates launched by Huawei at IFA 2014 is the Ascend G620S and we can't help thinking it's sought some inspiration from the Samsung Galaxy handsets. From the front - especially in white - the Ascend G620S looks like a Galaxy device. The chromed... >>

Huawei Ascend G7 hands-on: Full metal jacket

Huawei Ascend G7 hands-on: Full metal jacket

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Huawei has announced the Ascend G7, a new smartphone with a metal body, looking to bring some of that HTC One love to those on a budget.The handset has a metal body that's punctuated by two plastic segments in the rear, top and bottom. It reminds us of... >>

Microsoft challenges Samsung and Apple, trash talks iPhone camera

Microsoft challenges Samsung and Apple, trash talks iPhone camera

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Microsoft today pinned a target on Samsung and Apple, challenging its rivals to make great innovation affordable.Talking at its press conference at IFA 2014, where Microsoft announced the Lumia 830 and Lumia 730 models, the company didn't miss an opportunity... >>

HTC Desire 820 flies the flag for the mid-range, prepares for 64-bit Android L

HTC Desire 820 flies the flag for the mid-range, prepares for 64-bit Android L

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You might not know it, but the HTC Desire 816 has been very well received in Asia. Updating the mid-range wonder is the newly-announced HTC Desire 820, introduced at IFA 2014 today.The HTC Desire 820 offers a large 5.5-inch 1280 x 720 display, BoomSound... >>

Once again: What are Sony's lens-style cameras?

Once again: What are Sony's lens-style cameras?

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At IFA 2013, Sony launched the lens-style camera, a quirky photography device that's incredibly forward-looking.The lens-style camera makes perfect sense if you think about it. In the pursuit of portability, it makes sense to strip the camera down to... >>

Sony Xperia Z3 flagship slims down but still packs plenty of power

Sony Xperia Z3 flagship slims down but still packs plenty of power

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Sony has launched the Sony Xperia Z3 at IFA 2014 in Berlin.Updating its flagship device for the second time this year, the new Sony Xperia Z3 pulls the Z3 Compact and Z3 Compact Tablet in behind it, as Sony looks to make its Xperia family more cohesive.This... >>

Sony announces QX1 and QX30 lens-style cameras, updates PlayMemories Mobile

Sony announces QX1 and QX30 lens-style cameras, updates PlayMemories Mobile

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Sony has announced two new updates to its lens-style cameras at IFA 2014 with the QX1 and QX30. Sony's lens-style cameras connect to your smartphone with the aim of giving you proper optics as well as a higher quality sensor so you can take better... >>

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact: Pocketable powerhouse announced

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact: Pocketable powerhouse announced

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The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact could be the pocketable smartphone you've all been waiting for. Launched today at IFA 2014, the Z3 Compact brings you the power of the flagship Z3, but with a 4.6-inch display.That smaller display means a device that fits more... >>

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact: It may be a mouthful, but it won't be a handful

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact: It may be a mouthful, but it won't be a handful

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Taking the award for the most convoluted name is the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, announced today at IFA 2014.Joining the new flagship Xperia Z3 and smaller sidekick the Xperia Z3 Compact is Sony's take on the 8-inch tablet.Smaller format tablets have... >>

Sony Xperia E3 launched for those looking to go Sony on a budget

Sony Xperia E3 launched for those looking to go Sony on a budget

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The Sony Xperia E3 promises the Xperia experience on a budget.Announced at IFA 2014, the new Xperia E3 offers a design similar to the flagship Xperia Z3 devices, but with specs to hit a cheaper price point. There's a 4.5-inch display on the front with... >>

Sony joins Android Wear with SmartWatch 3

Sony joins Android Wear with SmartWatch 3

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Sony has announced its latest wearable device with the launch of the SmartWatch 3, at IFA 2014.In doing so, the company jumps onto the Android Wear bandwagon, following the leads of rivals Samsung and LG.The Sony SmartWatch 3 has a new design, looking... >>

Sony SmartBand Talk wearable lets you make calls, has e-paper display

Sony SmartBand Talk wearable lets you make calls, has e-paper display

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The Sony SmartBand Talk expands Sony's wearable offering, extending the range of possibilities you'll get from a wristband.Announced at IFA 2014, the SmartBand Talk, as the name suggests, has a microphone and speaker, so will let you take calls on the... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 announced at Unpacked 2014 Episode 2

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 announced at Unpacked 2014 Episode 2

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Samsung has announced the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 at the Unpacked 2014 Episode 2 event at IFA 2014 in Berlin.The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 follows the design style of the Note 3, but it retains the soft-touch faux leather back. There's a metal frame.On the... >>

Garmin Nuvi Advanced Series is Foursquare-equipped in sizes up to 7 inches

Garmin Nuvi Advanced Series is Foursquare-equipped in sizes up to 7 inches

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Garmin has announced an updated satnav, now integrating Foursquare venues.The new Garmin Nuvi advanced series will come in 5, 6 and a whopping 7 inches, with the aim of guiding you not just along the roads, but all the way to your final destination.Foursquare... >>

Samsung Unpacked 2014 Episode 2 live: Watch it here

Samsung Unpacked 2014 Episode 2 live: Watch it here

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Samsung Unpacked 2014 Episode 2 will see the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, we suspect, on the eve of IFA 2014 in Berlin.The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 launch is expected to be one of the biggest events of IFA 2014 and you can watch the action right... >>

Toshiba Encore Mini packs Windows 8.1 into a 7-inch tablet

Toshiba Encore Mini packs Windows 8.1 into a 7-inch tablet

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Taking Windows 8.1 with Bing to the small scale, Toshiba has announced the Toshiba Encore Mini at IFA 2014. Looking to challenge Android in the 7-inch tablet stakes, the Encore Mini is powered by an Intel Atom Z3745 processor with 1GB of RAM, designed... >>

Elgato embraces Apple HomeKit with Avea smart lighting and Eve home monitoring

Elgato embraces Apple HomeKit with Avea smart lighting and Eve home monitoring

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Elgato has announced a couple of new smart home products that will embrace Apple's new HomeKit platform.The Elgato Avea smart lighting system will challenge the likes of Philips Hue, with its smart LED bulb.Compatible with iOS, the £39.99 Avea bulb won't... >>

Logitech Bluetooth keyboard dock lets you easily switch from tablet, to smartphone to PC

Logitech Bluetooth keyboard dock lets you easily switch from tablet, to smartphone to PC

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Logitech has announced a new Bluetooth keyboard dock designed to support users of multiple devices.The Logitech Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard K480 allows you to connect up to three devices via Bluetooth and lets you switch between them using a dial.The... >>

Lenovo's first Intel-powered Android tablet is the Tab S8

Lenovo's first Intel-powered Android tablet is the Tab S8

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Lenovo has launched the Lenovo Tab S8, its first Intel-based Android tablet. Launched at IFA 2014, the new tablet takes the small form factor, with an 8-inch display. The display has a 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution, fairly average for this size of device,... >>

Toshiba Canvio AeroMobile wireless SSD is the cloud in your pocket

Toshiba Canvio AeroMobile wireless SSD is the cloud in your pocket

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Toshiba has announced the Canvio AeroMobile wireless SSD, an external drive that will allow you to wirelessly store your content locally. Bringing the advantage of SSD - it will be nice and quiet, better protected from drops, as well as power efficient... >>