Three news organisations have asked a US judge to force the government to reveal the amount it paid for technology to unlock an iPhone used by the San Bernardino gunman. In the court filings, the organisations said that there was "no adequate justification" for the FBI to continue to withhold the information.

House of Lords into it's second day of chit chat

Peers have been urged to "respect" voters' decision to leave the EU but opposition parties say "reasonable changes" could be made to the bill. There is unlikely to be a formal vote at the end of Todays Second Reading debate in which a record 190 peers are scheduled to speak. Monday's sitting was extended to midnight to allow more peers to take part and will resume at 11:00 GMT. #timewellspent


9 days ago

Apple finally hitting back at Microsoft

Apple are planning a series of adverts for the iPad Pro. Each ad takes the form of a real Tweet from a Windows user, with the actual tweet being held in a cardboard cutout around the actor's head, followed by an explanation of why the misconception is unfounded. The theme is that, yes, an iPad Pro isn't a PC, it's better.


12 days ago

Drivers who insist on sitting in the middle lane or those that drive sedately in the outside lane, why don't you find a nice A road to block up!! Or park up in a lay by and have a picnic.

I saw Ozzy on Tv last week, I'd love to know how he managed to tidy up and articulate since filming the reality series. It was like a 10 year younger version of himself.

Motorola Moto G4 plus

I can't get over these. An incredible spec that is configurable on purchase from Motorola web site at a jaw dropping price. So it may be a little chunkier and might have a plastic cover (which makes it lighter by the way) and home page layout is as widely spaced as an HTC (meh) but it's £600-£700 phone for under £250. Please don't tell anyone.


13 days ago

Apple has joined the Wireless Power Consortium, strengthening rumours that the iPhone 8 will feature cordless charging. Eagle-eyed observers spotted that the tech giant is now listed as one of 213 members of the consortium, though it is not a member of the steering group. Rumours that Apple wants to build in wireless charging to its new flagship phone have been flying around for a while, but this news adds weight to the suggestion.


16 days ago

Apple's 'iPhone 8' to boast larger Plus-sized battery

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities expects that Apple will fit a 2,700 mAh battery inside of the so-called "iPhone 8," expected to launch later this year. That would put the battery capacity on par with the current iPhone 7 Plus, despite having a smaller form factor. He revealed that Apple plans to accomplish this with a stacked logic board, called a substrate-like PCB mainboard.


a month ago

Apple is to start making iPhones in the southern Indian state of Karnataka

Apple has a 2% share of India's mobile phone market, well behind South Korean rival Samsung. Apple has yet to officially confirm the plan, saying only that it is keen to "invest significantly" in India. But Priyank Kharge, minister of information technology and biotechnology in Karnataka, told the AFP news agency: "We have an understanding with Apple and we expect them to start manufacturing in Karnataka by the end of April."

iPhone 8 release date?

With the iPhone celebrating its 10th birthday this year, Apple is thought to be pulling out all the stops for its next generation smartphone and even CEO, Tim Cook, has revealed, “The best is yet to come.” It’s thought Apple could make some big changes when it unveils the next iPhone including adding wireless charging, an improved camera and much faster processor. The Cupertino company is also expected to drop the physical Home Button from the front of the device. Along with these changes...See More

Apple topples Samsung as world's biggest smartphone maker

Strategy Analytics said that the US tech company regained the top spot after selling 78.3 million handsets in the final quarter of 2017, while Samsung sold 77.5 million. "This was the iPhone’s best performance for over a year, as Apple capitalised on Samsung’s recent missteps," said Neil Mawston, executive director at Strategy Analytics. "Samsung lost momentum in the quarter as a result of its Note 7 battery fiasco."

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