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One billion Android devices with Qualcomm processors have shipped

Anyone who pays attention to the hardware specs of phones will be well aware of who Qualcomm are. The company's Snapdragon processors appear in hardware specifications more often than not, especially in flagships and budget devices, meaning it definitely seems to do quite well for itself. Well it seems it has done very well, because as of yesterday…

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Tom PritchardOne billion Android devices with Qualcomm processors have shipped
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A homeless charity sold off a place in the iPhone 6 queue for £570

What would you give to be fifth in the queue outside London's Regent Street Apple Store? £100? £200? £500? Well as it turns out a number of people are willing to pay to not have to queue, and homeless charity Depaul took full advantage of that by auctioning off places in the queue to raise…

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Tom PritchardA homeless charity sold off a place in the iPhone 6 queue for £570
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Android L will encrypt your data automatically

It's no secret that Google is stepping up the security aspects in Android L, perhaps to try and give the paranoid members of society another reason not to buy a BlackBerry. It actually turns out that encryption won't be something the user has to activate themselves, in fact it's all activated when you take it…

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Tom PritchardAndroid L will encrypt your data automatically
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Facebook is changing the news feed to highlight relevant news

Facebook's news feature is little out of date, often showcasing news that is hours, or even days, old and totally irrelevant to what's going on in the world at the current point in time. Facebook is well aware of this, and is introducing a system that will highlight important news when it matters the most.…

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Tom PritchardFacebook is changing the news feed to highlight relevant news
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iPhone 6 Plus: Teardown reveals the handset’s monster battery

There were a number of rumours about the battery capacity in the iPhone 6, and Apple's announcement event wasn't exactly forthcoming about the amount of power each device could hold. But now release day is upon us, the folks at iFxit have taken both models apart to see what they have. The iPhone 6 has…

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Tom PritchardiPhone 6 Plus: Teardown reveals the handset’s monster battery
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Android L could arrive on the Galaxy S5 and Note 4 in November

Android L was first announced back in June at the Google I/O, and we haven't heard massive amounts of key information since then. More importantly we still don't know exactly when it's going to be released, even though various rumours have indicated strong possibilities. While we still don't know a definite general release date, SamMobile…

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Tom PritchardAndroid L could arrive on the Galaxy S5 and Note 4 in November
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London’s mobile phone data can help predict crimes

Researchers in Italy have accurately predicted crime outbreaks in London – and all without plunging Samantha Morton into a perma-bath. Unlike Minority Report, the University of Trento team didn’t need pre-cogs or Tom Cruise on the case; they just needed mobile phone data. As Engadget reports, Andrey Bogomolov and his colleagues build an algorithm using…

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Diane ShipleyLondon’s mobile phone data can help predict crimes
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Google wants websites to be more like apps and work offline

'This page cannot be displayed' or 'Error 404, not found' are two things on the internet that nobody every really wants to see, because it can mean that something has gone wrong with your connection. No connection means no internet, and no internet means mass panic. Ok, maybe not but it's incredibly frustrating. Google wants to…

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Tom PritchardGoogle wants websites to be more like apps and work offline
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Bono thinks forcing his album on people is very ‘punk rock’

Remember how Apple decided to give everyone U2's latest album free of charge? And how it was incredible difficult to actually delete it from your iTunes library? Apparently Bono thinks that the whole situation was very 'punk rock'. Because nothing says punk like allying yourself with one of the world's largest corporations. In an interview…

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Tom PritchardBono thinks forcing his album on people is very ‘punk rock’
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Twitpic is no longer shutting down

A few weeks ago the owners of Twitpic announced that the site would be shutting down due to legal threats from Twitter related to a trademark filing from 2008. Now it's been announced that this will not be happening. According to a tweet from the site's official account, Twitpic has been taken over by an unspecified…

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Tom PritchardTwitpic is no longer shutting down
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HTC’s Nexus 9 tablet could be released on October 16th

As time goes on we're starting to hear more and more about HTC's upcoming Nexus tablet, which is being referred to as the Nexus 9, but now we have some details on when the device will be released to the public. Apparently it'll be released on October 16th. That's according to MoDaCo founder Paul O'Brien…

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Tom PritchardHTC’s Nexus 9 tablet could be released on October 16th
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Samsung reveals the UK release date for the Galaxy Note 4

Yesterday we revealed that it is possible to pre-order the Galaxy Note 4 right now and it indicated that the Galaxy note 4 would be released around the 13th October. Today Samsung has revealed an exact release date for the upcoming phone, it will actually be getting released in the UK on the 10th October. That is excellent…

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Tom PritchardSamsung reveals the UK release date for the Galaxy Note 4
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Apple and U2 are reportedly working together to help ‘bolster music sales’

After teaming up with U2 to give away its new album (a team up that involved paying them lots of money), it turns out Apple isn't quite done with the Irish rock band just yet. According to reports, both U2 and Apple are working together n a new secret project that is designed to 'Bolster…

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Tom PritchardApple and U2 are reportedly working together to help ‘bolster music sales’
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Apple has reportedly made Activation Lock on by default in iOS 8

According to reports Apple has made the 'Activation Lock' theft deterrent advice in iPhones on by default in iOS 8, in order to appease politicians who have been trying to get the tech company to implement a remote 'kill switch' to disable stolen devices. Activation Lock itself has been present on iPhones since iOS 7…

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Tom PritchardApple has reportedly made Activation Lock on by default in iOS 8
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Using a smartwatch while driving could land you penalty points and a £100 fine

Everyone is, or should be, aware that using a mobile phone while driving is going to land you in a spot of bother with the police, leading to fines and points on your driving license. Now it's been revealed that using a smartwatch whilst driving will land you the same punishment. According to the Institute…

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Tom PritchardUsing a smartwatch while driving could land you penalty points and a £100 fine
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Apple TV has had a software update with a brand new design

Apple TV is probably the most neglected of all Apple's products, not getting the same annual releases that the likes of the iPhone and the iPad get. But iOS 8 wasn't the only software to get an update yesterday, since Apple quietly updated the software in Apple TV as well. The brand new interface comes with…

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Tom PritchardApple TV has had a software update with a brand new design