Archive for Stuart Miles

Apple's latest store features a bank vault so you can try on the Apple Watch in private

Apple's latest store features a bank vault so you can try on the Apple Watch in private

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Apple has turned an old bank on the Upper East Side in New York City into one of the company's latest flagship stores. The new very upmarket store occupies part of a Beaux Arts building that originally housed the US Mortgage & Trust bank over 93 years... >>

17 of the best astronomy photographs that are out of this world

17 of the best astronomy photographs that are out of this world

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Just how good do you think you are at taking a picture of the night sky? That's the question thousands asked themselves earlier in the year and soon we will find out whose is the best thanks to the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. The competition,... >>

Apple Pay UK: Some retailers to ditch £20 contactless limit

Apple Pay UK: Some retailers to ditch £20 contactless limit

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Visa and MasterCard have confirmed that some retailers in the UK will waive the £20 contactless limit when users pay with Apple Pay via their iPhone. The new service, coming to the UK and supported by most of the major UK banks (apart from Barclays),... >>

Barclays customer? No Apple Pay for you then

Barclays customer? No Apple Pay for you then

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When Apple announced that Apple Pay was coming to the UK, there was a surprise omission: there was no sign of Barclays Bank, one of the UK's most prominent high street banks. Barclays isn't going to supporting Apple Pay when it launches in the UK next... >>

What is Apple News?

What is Apple News?

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Apple has announced a new app for iOS 9 called Apple News that looks to merge an RSS reader with article discovery in an attempt to highlight cool features and articles to read. Replacing the Apple Newsstand app, the new Apple News app will be released... >>

Apple Move to iOS Android app to make switching from Google easy

Apple Move to iOS Android app to make switching from Google easy

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Apple is planning to make it even easier to switch to iOS 9 from Android with a new app out later this year.  Although not announced on stage at the company's WWDC keynote, Apple has detailed a new app called Move to iOS that will allow Android users... >>

Apple Music takes on Spotify: Free for three months and out on 30 June, plus Android from 'fall'

Apple Music takes on Spotify: Free for three months and out on 30 June, plus Android from 'fall'

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Apple has announced the launch of its own music streaming service, Apple Music, at the company's annual developer conference in San Francisco. The new service, which is a product of the company's Beats Music acquisition last year, will focus on three... >>

HTC new "hero" smartphone planned for October

HTC new "hero" smartphone planned for October

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Cher Wang, HTC’s chairwomen and CEO, has said that the company plans to launch a new "Hero product" in the smartphone segment in October. Talking at the company’s annual general meeting, the CEO apologised for the company’s poor performance of late,... >>

Monster SuperStar Backfloat Bluetooth speaker review: Making a splash?
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Monster SuperStar Backfloat Bluetooth speaker review: Making a splash?

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There are so many Bluetooth speakers on the market that picking the best one can be a tough decision. Price, sound quality, portability - they all matter. Monster's approach with the SuperStar Backfloat is to add a two distinct selling points into the... >>

Shazam Visual now augments pictures as well as audio

Shazam Visual now augments pictures as well as audio

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Imagine pointing your phone at an advert for a music album and instantly being able to hear tracks on your phone, or maybe be greeted by the cover star of your favourite magazine. Shazam from today will offer its users just that and more with a new image... >>

Checking-in at the W with Apple Watch, is it the future for hotels?

Checking-in at the W with Apple Watch, is it the future for hotels?

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As we walk back to the hotel from dinner at a nearby restaurant it suddenly dawns on us that we don't have our room key. Having travelled to numerous hotels around the world, the key, now normally a card, is a stable addition to our back pocket. Tonight... >>

Land Rover creates unique Defender to show off rugby's Webb Ellis Cup

Land Rover creates unique Defender to show off rugby's Webb Ellis Cup

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Land Rover has created a "Trophy wagon" to show off the Webb Ellis Cup ahead of the Rugby World Cup 2015 in September. The vehicle, which is a customised Defender 110 station wagon, has been modified by the company's Special Vehicle Operations team to... >>

Why aren't all USB cables like this?

Why aren't all USB cables like this?

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Why has nobody ever thought of this before? That's the question we've been left asking ourselves after seeing a new USB cable that ditches the need for it to be the right way up. While USB-C promises to work regardless of which way you put it into the... >>