TECHNOLOGY

Tim Cook: Prodded into producing bigger iPhones and giving more money back.

Apple soars over iPhone optimism

Apple’s stock closed at an all-time high yesterday, surpassing a 2012 record as investors look ahead to new products such as bigger-screen iPhones and a wristwatch-like device that may jumpstart revenue growth.

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Vine updates to let users upload existing videos

Twitter-owned Vine has proven to be a smash hit with mobile users, and now a new update will sharpen the features of the 6-second video app.

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Samsung uses its latest tablet to create a midnight rainbow

Tech giant Samsung has taken drastic action to show off the screen capabilities of its latest tablet, using more than 100 of them to create a digital rainbow on London’s Southbank.

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Childhood upgraded: The new app that helps you find an ice cream truck

One of the abiding memories of many a childhood is the sound of the ice cream truck’s jingle, followed by a frantic bike ride to find it.

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Why your Twitter timeline will now contain content from accounts you don't follow

Twitter users are not happy about a new experiment that has gone permanent – content from accounts you don’t follow appearing on your timeline.

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The ultimate iPhone benchmark test

iPhone fever is on the rise once again, with the announcement of the iPhone 6 only around the corner. September 9th so the rumours say.

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Martyn's Minute: Gamescom, iPhone 6 and Manchester United

This week’s technology round-up looks at the biggest announcements at Gamescom, as well as iPhone 6 rumours and Manchester United banning iPads.

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Facebook users warned of 'scam' surrounding Robin Williams video

The death of Robin Williams is being exploited with fake links to a video message from the late star.

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The sequel to Flappy Bird is here - meet Swing Copters

It has been one of the most talked about games of 2014 across any platform.

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The sun will burn out before anyone completes No Man's Sky

One of the highlights of this summer’s gaming conferences has been space exploration title No Man’s Sky.

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Amal Graafstra

BIG READ: When man meets machine - Amal Graafstra and his bio-hacking body

Do this man’s hands hold the key to the future of medical implants? John Hearne plugs into the integration of man and machine. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Charlotte Connelly of the Science Museum holds an IBM Simon mobile phone from 20 years ago, which was the first ever smartphone and the forerunner to today's high-tech models. Pic: John Stillwell

World’s very first smartphone turns 20

At just 20 years of age it is undeniably a relic from another age, already long consigned to the past.

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When Don Draper met wearable technology

Ad companies are already devising ways to sell their wares on the latest new-fangled, sci-fi consumer must-have — wearable technology. Brian Womack reports. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Robin Williams to appear in World Of Warcraft

Robin Williams’ spirit will live on in the virtual world of Azeroth.

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Murder accused asked smartphone where to bury body

A man killed his roommate and then asked his phone’s talking search engine where to hide the body.

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Tom Hanks loves typewriters so much he made an app dedicated to them

Tom Hanks loves typewriters.

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Sony @ Gamescom - all the best bits

Sony were looking to build on the news they have sold 10 million units of the PlayStation 4, keeping them ahead of Xbox, and with their Gamescom press conference they did not disappoint.

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Is the Silent Hills reveal the highlight of Gamescom?

Teaser trailers, whispers, hints and intrigue. Any great launch or announcement needs a healthy dash of them all.

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There's a sale on Google Play, go grab app bargains while you can

As our smartphone memories get bigger, it means more space for cool apps to help fill our days.

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The best apps for the new football season

The Football League season has already kicked into life and the Premier League returns this weekend, filling your life with wonderful football once again.

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Has the Thai government just announced the two-size iPhone 6?

In a moment that might have Apple’s PR team pulling their hair out, an official Thai body has effectively confirmed the existence of two new iPhones.

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The no clickbait guide to the new techy words in the dictionary

Here’s the tech-based words which have been added to OxfordDictionaries.com after an upturn in their usage. Credit to that site for the definitions, just so we didn’t get ‘em wrong.

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Digital innovation ‘a vital ingredient in future agri-business success’

Digital innovation will be a vital ingredient in future agri-business and tourism success, according to West Cork Development Partnership.

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Samsung hopes to take bite out of Apple with Alpha

The battle to dominate the smartphone market has taken another twist with Samsung unveiling a new smartphone just weeks before rival Apple is expected to do the same.

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Ten internet slang words which were added to OxfordDictionaries.com

Some of the words we most use online have been added to OxfordDictionaries.com. We take a look at ten of the modern additions.

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Secrets of data analytics to be explored at digital media marketing conference

The international stars of digital media marketing will gather in Dublin to share their thoughts, techniques (and a few secrets) on data analytics as part of the third annual measurement.ie conference.

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UCAS angers students by sending out link to clearing app before results day

Higher education authority UCAS decided to send out links to a clearing app before the big day to help students with their preparations. Unfortunately a lot of students didn’t see it that way.

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Apple pays tribute to Robin Williams

Technology Goliath Apple has shown something of a softer side with a short, touching tribute to Robin Williams.

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This new dating app believes beauty is truly skin deep

Long gone are the days you have to sift through a series of profile pictures, the “Hot or Not” concept is out the window with Willow, the app that wants you to really dig skin deep.

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PS4 fans angry as Tomb Raider bagged by Xbox

Thousands of Playstation 4 fans have been expressing their dismay at the news that the next Tomb Raider instalment will be an Xbox exclusive.

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