Apple has apparently bought an e-book recommendation service

According to reports from TechCrunch Apple has bought BookLamp, an e-book recommendation service that has been referred to as “Pandora for books”. Presumably, this is to help Apple’s iBooks to compete with Amazon’s Kindle store. The deal itself apparently cost Apple between $10 (£5.8) million and $15 (£8.3) million. Apple, as usual, has refused to make any confirmation or denial …

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Apple is planning a 4K monitor and a 12-inch Retina MacBook

With the release of OS X Yosemite drawing ever closer, rumours have started to circulate that Apple is planning on overhauling the resolution available on some of its screens, namely a 4k monitor and a 12-inch Retina MacBook. This is according to 9to5Mac who claim that the upgraded screens will be released to coincide with the release of Yosemite. It’s currently …

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The top five rumours about the Apple iPhone 6

Apple’s much anticipated new handset, referred to as the iPhone 6, is expected to be released sometime later this year, so not surprisingly the internet has been filled with leaks and rumours on what the new device will feature. To help you out, here are the top five things we think we know about the iPhone 6. Image from Mac …

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Apple has solved the 5.5-inch iPhone 6′s battery woes

Reports have indicated that Apple has been faced with some serious problems ensuring the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 was thin enough to match its standards without sacrificing the device’s battery life. But apparently that has been solved thanks to a partnership with Taiwanese firm Simplo, which has provided a battery thin and powerful enough to ensure the phone is released on time. …

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Did Amazon leak the iPhone 6′s specs and release date?

The above screenshot was apparently taken from Amazon Japan, detailing the release date and specifications of the upcoming iPhone 6. We don’t know if its real, or if it is that the information is accurate (it could be an elaborate fake), but it seems to match what we’ve heard from rumours and leaks over the past few months. Take that whatever …

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Tom PritchardDid Amazon leak the iPhone 6′s specs and release date?

Chinese iPhone 6 clones are already on sale

Why bother waiting for the iPhone 6 to launch, when you can just buy a cheap knock-off from China? The much anticipated handset hasn’t even been announced yet, but that hasn’t stopped people from trying to sell fake versions on Chinese retail websites like Taobao. How much are they? Around £18, so don’t expect a two-year warranty. The fakes look …

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This iPhone 6 photo apparently came from the factory

This is a new leaked photo of the iPhone 6, supposedly coming  straight from the Foxconn factory where they’re supposedly being made. We’ve seen dummy models, and mock-ups, and pictures of what is supposed to be the case, but this is the first picture we’ve seen claiming to be the finished device. The image was obtained by KitGuru, and as …

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Tom PritchardThis iPhone 6 photo apparently came from the factory

10 issues Apple needs to address, and fast

Some people people out there might argue that Apple are in the business of innovation, and that everything it does is to advance new technology. Those people would be wrong. Regardless of the ideologies that people within Apple might have it is, first and foremost, a business, and like any business its actions are always in the pursuit of profit. It’s …

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Tom Pritchard10 issues Apple needs to address, and fast
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Is Apple having problems with its big screen iPhone 6?

From the sounds of things, the much rumoured 5.5-inch version of the iPhone 6 is causing Apple a whole host of problems, problems that might well see the phone released in very limited quantities or delayed until next year. The report comes from Ming-Ch-Kuo, an analyst from KGI Securities, who believes that if the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 is realeased at …

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Apple’s iWatch – reports say production starts in July

It has been a fairly big day for Apple iWatch rumours. Though today’s story comes from a suprising and rather credible source – news agency Reuters. It says that Taiwan’s Quanta Computer Inc. will be mass producing Apple’s long-rumored smartwatch and that production will begin in July. The watch will apparently sport a conventional design though the face will protrude …

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Is this how Apple sees the future? The iWatch that uses holograms

So an ad for the Apple iWatch has just landed on YouTube. However before you get too excited it is portraying a product that the ad creators don’t think will be on sale until 2019. The gadgets is the much talked about Apple iWatch and this clever video shows how someone might use the gadget to check social media, transfer …

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A sneak preview as to what the Apple iWatch might look like (and it looks stunning)

Of course, at the moment no one knows what Apple’s iWatch will look like, or even if there will be one. However an iWatch does appear to be on the cards and according to the goss it will sport a revolutionary double curved touch screen. So fair play to the fellas at Yanko Designs who have imagined what the iWatch …

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AshleyA sneak preview as to what the Apple iWatch might look like (and it looks stunning)
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The Apple iWatch takes a step closer to becoming a reality

A few months ago I wrote about how Apple might be sizing up your wrist for an iWatch. I also profiled the growing number of smart watches that are on sale that use Bluetooth technology to hook up to your phone and deliver social media updates, emails and more. Well The New York Times has been chatting to a couple …

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Out of the blue – Apple launches a brand new iPad

In today’s most surprising tech news Apple have launched, wait for it, a new iPad. But before we all get too carried away there’s no new design or extra features to tell you about. The new model, which is aimed at serious iPad users and businesses, comes with a whopping 128 Gigabytes of storage – that is twice the previous …

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All you need to know about big screen phones aka Phablets – and the seven models that have been released so far

In 2010 Dell released a new phone with a monster sized five inch screen called the Streak, and it went on to change the way we think about mobile phones. But not in the way that Dell had hoped. The early models were filled with glitches and consumers didn’t really seem ready for a phone with a screen that large. …

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AshleyAll you need to know about big screen phones aka Phablets – and the seven models that have been released so far
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Is Apple now gunning for your (ahem) trainers? iSneakers anyone?

Kudos to Apple Insider for unearthing a really interesting patent recently filed by Apple. We all know that the company is keen on wearable tech and we have made predictions before about the possibility of an iWatch. The patent though refers to a mart shoes system that would be embedded in the heel of a foot that would include sensors …

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What are the best features of the new iPhone?

All in all it’s easy to think that once you’ve seen one mobile phone you’ve seen them all. In some cases this is sort of true. When it comes to innovation we haven’t seen anything truly ground breaking or world changing in a long time. What we are seeing now are lots of pointers and hints at which direction the …

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Apple’s new version of iTunes lands today – but are you still using it?

Well of course die hard Mac heads are still on board and there are obviously still millions of people across the globe who use it as their main source of music, but two things are crystal clear. Firstly that at the moment iTunes is a bit of a mess that’s slow to load and not easy to operate. Secondly that …

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5 reasons to put the new 2012 Apple iMac at the top of your Christmas list

Hoping to bag a new computer this Christmas? If you put style and functionality on equal footing when it comes to picking your gadgetry, you’ll be looking to pop one of Apple’s new 2012 iMac models at the top of your wishlist.  Though many feared the futuristic-looking new machines wouldn’t hit stores in time for the holidays, Apple today confirmed …

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Gerald Lynch5 reasons to put the new 2012 Apple iMac at the top of your Christmas list