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Apple iTunes and App Store takes a plunge

Can’t download an App? You’re not on your own. It’s all Jeremy Clarksons’ fault. Earlier today the Apple iTunes and App Stores for both Mac and iOS went down for many users across the world. Only after a good few hours did Apple acknowledge there was a

Apple may be waterproofing the next iPhone

We’ve heard these rumours before about waterproofing but this time they come with a little weight. Apple have applied for a new patent that allows the coating of components with a silicone based substance something called “hydrophobic coating.” From what I understand, it’s basically a way to coat

Android Wear getting iOS support

  There aren’t many smart watches compatible with iOS. Pebble is the major player at the moment and when the Apple watch comes that’ll probably be the winner for some, but I’m unsure. With the announcement of the stunning Huawei smart watch, that’s caught my attention and

iPhone 6 Plus – UAG Outland or Otterbox Symmetry?

My phones get some abuse. Especially when the kids get hold of them. At the moment I have an iPhone 6 Plus the additional size and weight compared to previous models gives it a little more crunch when it hits the floor. I needed a case capable

EE announce the S6 and S6 Edge

Along with Samsung announcing the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. EE have confirmed they will be supplying the handsets when they’re available from Samsung. The full colour range will be available to buy from Launch – Black, White, Gold and Blue for the S6 and Black, White,

Two step verification for iMessage and FaceTime

For a while now Apple has had the option of two step security as an additional level of protection for your personal details. Then, last year after those nudes where leaked, they enabled it on iCloud. Logging into, even in a browser, would trigger the verification

Apple releases iOS 8.0.2 to fix those broken iPhones

On Wednesday Apple released 8.0.1 which broke many users news iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Although Apple did offer a workaround to downgrade back to iOS 8.0 they should have checked the buggy update before letting it out, I mean come on, no phone service is hard

Apple set to live stream Sept 9th Event

Apple sent out invitations to the press for their iPhone and wearable event on 9th. As Apple have done quite a number of times in the past for events like this they are also having a live stream – Apple Event Live. The live stream has a

Chromecast open to all

Since the launch of Google Chromecast there’s been the promise that it would be open to all developers instead of the few it’s been since launch. Today is the day they do just that. The documentation is now open over on the Google Developers . Developers do

Mophie Juice Pack Helium review

I for one use my phone a lot, Believe me, unlimited call plans were a bad idea. Battery life, needless to say, is an issue. However, there is a solution. A sexy one too. Well, I think it is anyway. Ever since the days of the 3GS,

Apple releases 7.1 Beta 3 to Developers

The update draws nearer. Apple today sent out their latest iteration of iOS 7.1 beta. This iteration contains some bug fixes as well as a few UI tweaks. The bug fixes aren’t as visual as the other changes, but they are most definitely there. We can show

Apple announce AppStore sales of $10 Billion

Today Apple announced that the AppStore has generated $10 Billion in 2013. Guess what, $1 Billion of that was in December alone. That’s some serious spending on the users part. Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services said the following about the whole

Audi and Google pair up

Audi and Google are teaming up to bring you Android in your car. Not only are these two giants at it, Nvidia are making the hardware. Audi plan to introduce Android to power it’s Navigation and multimedia systems in new cars but, as always, if it fits

Cut The Rope 2 comes to iOS

The previous release of Cut The Rope was an excellent pick me up game. I loved making the cuts here and there getting the candy for Om Nom. Now I can carry on in the sequel. With more levels and added characters this looks to be another

Tease me tease me Oppo

Some more images of the rumoured Oppo R1 have surfaced. This time they are hands on from an anonymous source. GSM Insider picked up some images from Weibo they come below. Rumoured specs to go with the images are that the device will include an 8 MegaPixel

Tomb Raider for iOS drops to 69p

Remember the day sat at home with your chipped PSX, that game with the big chested women on it with the guns. It’s the original Tomb Raider for iOS devices. Now you can relive those days with a more modern device and for a very low cost.

HTC One Mini sales can resume following appeals ruling

Following a patent ruling against HTC in a case bought by Nokia an injunction was placed on the sale of certain HTC handsets in the UK.  At the time the judge said “If the licensee has no right to sell in the UK, then a purchaser from

Angry Birds Go – Go Go Go!

Almost everyone knows of Angry Birds now and Rovio have fired out another game continuing the series. This one is a little different to the usual fling the birds at the pigs. The birds are driving cars. Check out the trailer below. The game has come to

Qualcomm announces LTE for the masses

Chipmaker Qualcomm has announced its new Snapdragon 410. The new SoC chip is to be sub £200 bringing LTE technology to the budget line of handsets as well as the flagship devices. Bringing with it 64-Bit power, built on a 28nm manfacturing process, coupled with the Adreno

Twitter on iOS makes it to version 6

Twitter for iOS got an update today. Coming in at version 6 you now get added “enhancements”. The focus of this update seems to be on direct messaging. A refreshed look and feel makes it easier to access your direct messages. Not only that, direct messages can