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Critical Kit: an iPad stylus

In our latest Critical Kit series, we take a look at an item that anyone using productivity software on a tablet will find immensely useful – a stylus. Tablets such as the iPad are immensely useful devices for a huge variety of tasks, but one of the persistent bugbears that many people have, especially those using […]

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What comes next for Apple after its huge blowout sales?

By now, everyone knows that Apple has enjoyed blowout sales in the last financial quarter, mainly thanks to the astonishing success of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The news last week helped propel Apple’s shares to an all-time high a few raised eyebrows in the tech world. But many people will be wondering what can Apple do […]

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Opinion

Industry profile: Tim Cook, CEO of Apple

In the first of several articles profiling key leaders in the mobile industry, we examine how Tim Cook has shaped Apple since taking over the leadership role from Steve Jobs. Tim Cook Tim Cook runs the most successful consumer electronics company in the world – one of the titans of the mobile industry that generates huge profits from hit products like the iPhone, iPad […]

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Devices Opinion

Mobiles and the environment – can we be greener?

Many of our readers no doubt intend to buy new mobiles, laptops and other gadgets this Christmas for friends and relatives – how about a new smartphone or tablet to while away the cold nights? Keeping up to date with the latest tech has become an obsession for many people, but very people give any thought to how these devices […]

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Devices News Opinion

Nokia eyes a comeback with the N1 Android tablet

Nokia caused a stir this week with the revelation that it would return to the consumer hardware business with an all-new 7.9-inch Android tablet called the N1 which, it has to be said, bears a striking resemblance to Apple’s iPad Mini – even down to the milled aluminium, rounded corners, and the appearance of the volume buttons, speakers and […]

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Operators Opinion

Apple SIM: bad news for mobile operators?

Apple SIM quietly introduced Anyone who saw last week’s Apple keynote (where the company predictably introduced new iPad, Retina iMac and Mac Mini models) probably missed the moment when Apple quietly introduced its carrier-neutral Apple SIM in cellular versions of the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3, in what could prove to be a disruptive move for the mobile industry. The Apple SIM […]

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Devices News

Apple announces new iPads and Macs

“It’s been way too long” Apple held its October special event yesterday to introduce its line of new iPads and Macs and as usual, it was a more low-key affair than last month’s iPhone 6 launch. Teasing us with the mysterious strap line “it’s been way too long”, there was intense speculation that besides the expected […]

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Office for iPhone looks pretty smart, but…

… at the cost of a $99 annual subscription to Office365, that makes it amongst the most expensive mobile office productivity applications around. I’m pleased that Microsoft has actually made the leap into iOS. I’m on record as saying their reluctance to engage on the iOS platform has been a costly, costly mistake. Millions of […]

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DEMO Europe: SimplyCeph shows powerful medical iPad app

SimplyCeph is a mobile and web-based service to manage patient records and design orthodontic treatments using an iPad to manipulate 3D models of patients’ mouths.

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Devices Services

Trying hard to give Apple my money in their Regent Store… and failing

It is a seriously annoying experience trying to transact business in an Apple Store nowadays, especially when you’re in there at peak time. At 8pm today I tried to buy an iPad Mini, Mophie juice charger and another iPad Mini or full-size iPad. I hadn’t made my decision. I’d decided on the Mini and the […]

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Devices

35 days to get an iPad Mini on EE’s 4G service…

Both EE and Vodafone appear to be having serious stock problems with the iPad Mini. This is a bit of a problem for me as I was thinking of getting one from either firm; although on balance I reckon EE is my preference at the moment. Although I’m disappointed EE don’t have any stock I […]

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iPad Mini launch date ambiguity is causing all sorts of media panic

It is fascinating to behold the panicking media at the moment. They’ve now taken to posting genuine stories about a currently unannounced device. Only this morning I was flicking through smiling at the unabashed panic. The major thrust is that since Apple has not yet sent out invites to an announcement keynote, they can’t benefit […]