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Will the next iPhone have a fingerprint scanner?

  Most of us have lots of personal information on our mobile devices we’d rather wasn’t made public. Whether it’s for legitimate or more illicit reasons, smartphone security has become next to paramount. Until now, a personal identification number has been the only obstacle lying between a thief and your...

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Speck HandyShell iPad case: Review

Protecting your beloved tablet usually comes with its downfalls. Either a case is so thin and unobtrusive that it provides no protective qualities, or it’s so large it ruins the portable nature of the device. The Speck HandyShell, whilst far from the smallest iPad case around, seeks to tie in...

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Google cosies up to Samsung with OLED Glass displays

It’s not a secret that some companies are getting wary of Samsung’s huge presence in the Android market. In Q1 2013 alone, the company shipped 106.6 million handsets, capturing almost 30% of the worldwide market. Apple have recently made bold moves away from the Korean giant, changing its suppliers for a...

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Apple fined over illegal copyright violation

Apple has been hit with a fine in China after it was determined they illegally distributed copyrighted material via their online book store. It represents another case in a long line of legal cases brought against the company in the last few months. China Daily reports that the Beijing No. 2 Intermediate...

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Foxconn takes on more staff to ramp up iPhone production?

Apple has asked manufacturing firm Foxconn to take on additional staff at its Zhengzhou factory, Bloomberg reports. Foxconn apparently began hiring at the factory a month ago, adding to the current workforce of between 250,000 and 300,000 people. Workers have been recruited at Foxconn’s plant in Zhengzhou, eastern China, for...

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Microsoft to release a smartwatch, WSJ reports

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft are to throw their hat into the smartwatch game, joining Apple, Samsung and Google. The WSJ, citing unnamed supply chain sources, claim that Microsoft asked Asian suppliers to ship device components pertaining to an unconfirmed smartwatch. Microsoft would be joining other companies...

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Pebble Watchface SDK unleashed to developers

After earning more than $10 million (£6.5 million) on Kickstarter, the Pebble e-paper smart watch now has an official public SDK available exclusively to iOS developers. Your patience has been rewarded…you have a brand new Pebble Smartwatch in your hands. And, of course, now you want to make it do...

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Google Glass breaks the ‘made in China’ trend

We’re used to pretty much everything we own coming, at least at some point, from China. No electronic device, item of clothing or indeed any other material good seems to lack the notorious ‘Made In China’ sticker. Originally the reserve of cheap tacky items, China are now the global industry...