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Apple Release Limited Edition RED iPhones 7 and 7 Plus, To Support The RED Foundation Fighting Worldwide AIDS

Apple customers can now help to fight the spread of AIDS by purchasing a Special Edition RED iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus. To celebrate Apples 10 year partnership anniversary with RED (which is an organisation founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver, that funds initiatives to prevent the transmission of HIV from mothers to unborn babies around the world) they have released a special edition iPhone in RED. The phones are available as iPhone 7 (4.7 inch display – from…

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iPhone Falls 9,300 Feet From A PLANE And Still Works

The Apple iPhone reported its location after falling from a plane over Texas in the United States. The phone could even still make and receive calls after it dropped out of a small aircraft when pressure change caused a door latch to give way by three inches – enough for the device to fall out. Luckily, the owner of the phone and a colleague used the “Find My iPhone app” to locate it under a tree – although it seems the phone was…

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Is Your Bank Supporting Apple Pay in the UK – Click Here To Find Out

Here’s the list of the banks supporting Apple’s contactless payment system in the UK now. Apple Pay allows you to store the details of your credit or debit card – of participating financial institutions  – into your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, Apple Watch or iPad Air 2 or mini 3 and pay for things at high street stores simply by holding your phone over a shop’s contactless reader. The Apple Watch must be paired with an iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6…

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Sony And Samsung Make Cash Off Apple iPhone, Reports

Parts made by smartphone rivals Samsung and Sony are reportedly inside the iPhone. Sony’s reported $20 per iPhone Sony is the world’s largest supplier of image sensors in digital cameras and, according to the respected Wall Street Journal, two Sony-made image sensors and related parts are contained in each iPhone 6. It reportedly generates as much as $20 (£13.10) per phone for Sony. Sony-built components are also in Samsung’s Galaxy S6, according to the same recent report. Samsung-made chips inside iPhones?…

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iPhone Photography

“It is often said that your best camera is the one you have with you, this is certainly true of the iPhone,” says photographer Mark Simpson. The iPhone is always with me “My iPhone goes everywhere with me and I have always found it invaluable for reference shots as in good light the exposure and white balance are spot on. I use it a lot while walking to and from landscape locations and hardly ever use a digital compact camera now.” “It…

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The selfie stick: 5 ‘facts’ that may surprise you

1. 1925 – the first ‘selfie stick’? The selfie stick is an extendable rod or monopod with a mount or clamp to hold your smartphone or camera at one end and handle at the other end. The idea is that you can take better pictures of yourself (known as a selfie) or group shots. Some even have remote or Bluetooth controls. But the selfie stick may be a much older phenomenon. In December 2014, the BBC reported about a photo of a couple taken in…

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Could Apple make a bendy iPhone on purpose?

Apple patent for flexible electronic devices hints at bendy iPhone possibility and folding devices. Designs and ideas about flexible devices have been around for a while, but the new US patent awarded to Apple points towards a product where pretty much everything is bendy. According to Apple Insider, the patent incorporates malleable external and pliable internal parts such as batteries. The website even suggests such a device could allow force-based gesture controls and fold up like a trifold wallet. While such a device…

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iPhone 6 boosts Apple’s share of smartphone market

Apple reaches its highest share of Britain’s smartphone market thanks to the iPhone 6, says research. It had 39.5% of UK sales for the three months to October 2014, compared to 29.1% in the same period in 2013. The research by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows that Android sales are still ahead at 52.3%, although that’s a fall compared to the 54.6% market share for the three months to October 2013. Windows is in third place, but has seen a decline in market share. The most recent…

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U2 Bono “sorry” over free album for iTunes accounts

The lead singer of Irish rock band U2 has apologised after offering the band’s new album for free to iTunes customers worldwide – following a backlash, with people complaining they never asked for it. Bono said he was sorry in a video, which featured the band answering questions from fans on Facebook, after being asked to never release an album on iTunes that automatically downloads to people’s playlists ever again because “it’s really rude”. “Oops,” said Bono. “I’m sorry about that. “I…

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Ikea’s hilarious take on Apple ads: say hello to the bookbook

(Video: Ikea Singapore/YouTube) You just have to watch this video from Ikea, which is a brilliant take on Apple’s famous adverts and unveils the “bookbook”. It will make you laugh. You will love it whether you’re an Apple fan or not. Like Apple commercials, it has a crisp and cool look. It also has an over-the-top rundown of the bookbook’s world-changing features – which some people think is a feature of Apple adverts. The video opens to a misty-eyed Jorgen Eghammer, chief design…

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