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Everything to expect from Apple's iPhone 7 and Apple Watch event

Apple is gearing up for its annual September product launch event where it is expected to unveil the next generation of the iPhone and Apple Watch.   countdown to iphone 7 event What do we know about the event? Apple holds its cards close to its chest when it comes to the release of its new devices. Last week it sent out cryptic ...

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Kuwait tells citizens to check smart phones before travelling to US

Kuwait has advised citizens to make sure their phones contain no material that might be seen as being linked to Islamist militants before travelling to the United States, local media reported on Saturday, after three men were denied entry in July. State news agency KUNA quoted a statement by the Kuwaiti embassy in Washington as saying that authorities at “some ...

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Apple aims to reboot sales with iPhone 7 launch

Apple will attempt to reboot sales of the iPhone this week after an unprecedented recent decline that has left the tech giant grappling with falling revenue for the first time in over a decade. The company is seeking to entice consumers with a new version of the popular device that features a high-powered camera as its key selling point amid ...

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Irish government to challenge Apple tax ruling

The Irish government has agreed to join Apple in fighting a Brussels ruling that the company enjoyed 25 years of illegal state aid in Ireland, allowing it to avoid billions in taxes. Michael Noonan, the Irish finance minister, won a battle with junior partners in the coalition government over plans to lodge an appeal with the European Commission in the coming weeks. ...

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Samsung Note 7 recall: Millions of phones to be replaced after batteries explode

Samsung has issued a global recall of its new Galaxy Note 7 phone, affecting millions of devices, after a fault with the phone’s battery caused it to explode. The device, which was due to go on sale in the UK today, has already sold over 1 million devices, but several users had posted images and videos of charred phones online. The ...

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iPhone 7 release date, price and features: All we know about Apple 

Apple is preparing for the release the next generation of the iPhone at its annual event in San Francisco this September. Each year the Silicon Valley giant unveils a raft of new products in the Autumn, which can include new iPad, MacBook and Apple Watch models. At the launch event next month, the company is expected to unveil an upgraded iPhone that, while aesthetically similar ...

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Apple issues urgent security update after hack turns Mac computers into spying devices

Apple has released an urgent update to its desktop operating systems and the Safari web browser to block a hack that could have turned the machines into spying tools.  The security flaw affects the El Capitan and Yosemite Mac operating systems, and is the same that could have let hackers take complete control of iPhone devices, which Apple fixed with the iOS 9.3.5 update last week.  ...

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iPhone 7 colours: What shades will Apple's new phone come in?

Whenever Apple releases a phone that looks fairly similar to its predecessor the company normally adds a new colour to the roster of options that device is available in.  For example, in 2015 the Silicon Valley giant introduced a “rose gold” version of the iPhone 6s, which proved extremely popular. Two years before it brought in the white and gold iPhone 5s, as well as ...

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IFA 2016: The best gadgets from Europe's biggest tech show

Europe’s biggest tech show, known as IFA, is held annually in Berlin and offers a launchpad for many companies’ flagship smartphones, wearables, laptops, tablets and other connected devices. IFA 2016 is following that trend: from the world’s first curved-screen laptop to a wearable that can analyse your body composition, here are some of the best gadgets released so far.  Technology

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Tim Cook: EU's Apple tax demand is 'total political crap'

Tim Cook has labelled the EU ruling that Apple should pay €13bn (£11bn) in Irish taxes “total political crap”, in an outspoken attack on Brussels. “I can’t see another explanation for it,” Apple’s chief executive said in an interview with the Irish Independent. “This conclusion that the Commission has reached has no basis in law or in fact. So I think ...

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