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Somebody: Miranda July’s new social networking app is wonderfully pointless

You’re either the type of person who will find Somebody, the new social networking iPhone app from writer and filmmaker Miranda July, incredibly lovely and charming, or the type of person who will want to throw a shoe at it. Based on the idea that ‘when you can’t be there… Somebody can’, the app bequeaths…

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Lauren BravoSomebody: Miranda July’s new social networking app is wonderfully pointless
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LINE releases new Selfie Sticker app

Belfies, relfies, shelfies, phonies... it seemed like there wasn't much left to do with the (not especially) humble selfie. But the makers of Japan-based messaging app LINE (which my dad uses daily – parents today, eh?) didn’t let that put them off. They’ve come up with a new app, Selfie Sticker, which, as you might…

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Diane ShipleyLINE releases new Selfie Sticker app
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New iPhone case lights up to show your friends' mood

We thought we couldn't know any more about what our friends are doing at any given moment, thanks to the world of social media, but The Feeling Skin has now created a social network based on emotion, complete with a smartphone case that lights up to tell you what mood your friends are in. The…

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Hayley MinnNew iPhone case lights up to show your friends' mood

These new mock up photos could put iPhone 6 rumours to rest

While no one knows exactly what the new Apple iPhone 6 will look like, this new mock up that's been released by 86Digi, has apparently been made by the official iPhone 6 schematics. Rumoured to be unveiled between now and the autumn, the new phone looks even sleeker than the iPhone 5, with a 4.7-inch…

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Hayley MinnThese new mock up photos could put iPhone 6 rumours to rest

Ultravisual 2.0 aims to give Instagram a run for its money

Instagram looks like it's got competition in the form of newly improved Ultravisual, another photo and video sharing app for the iPhone. Version 2.0 of the photo app has a Find Your Friend feature, allowing users to locate, invite and collaborate with friends from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as their phone contacts. The…

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Hayley MinnUltravisual 2.0 aims to give Instagram a run for its money

Apple to add "kill switch" to iPhones from July 2015

Apple has entered into a voluntary agreement that means it may add a new anti-theft "kill switch" to its iPhones from next year, meaning if anyone steals your handset you can wipe everything off it unless it's returned later. Cult of Mac reports that Google, HTC, Motorola, Microsoft, Nokia, Samsung and Apple all agreed to…

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Becca CaddyApple to add "kill switch" to iPhones from July 2015

This could be what the new iPhone 6 looks like (maybe)

No one knows for sure what the newest iphone - rumoured to be unveiled in a few months - will look like, but there are plenty of design concepts already online and these from iCulture are our favourites so far. Teaming up with Martin Hajeck, iCulture has published a series of photos showing off a…

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Becca CaddyThis could be what the new iPhone 6 looks like (maybe)

Top tips to extend the battery life of your iPhone

It's astonishing to think that only a few years ago we used to live without having around the clock access to our e-mails, social networks and Wikipedia (which is always important when arguing in the pub). The trouble is that unlike the old Nokia 3310 bricks of old, batteries don't seem to last as long…

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James O'MalleyTop tips to extend the battery life of your iPhone

Apple's iPhone 6 will have a 4.8inch screen says key analyst

Fancy an iPhone, but put off but its rather titchy (when compared with its rivals) four inch screen? Well the evidence is mounting that the next generation of iPhone is very likely to have a much bigger screen. The latest person to claim that an Apple Phablet is on the cards is Jefferies & Co.…

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Ashley NorrisApple's iPhone 6 will have a 4.8inch screen says key analyst

7 iPhone alternatives to Spin video chat – including Qik, Skype and ooVoo

There are now lots of options if you're looking for a video chat app for your iPhone or iPad. Spin, which launched only days ago is already looking set to shake up the industry with it's promise of high quality video and sound - as well as sharing functionality. Sadly it is US-only at the…

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James O'Malley7 iPhone alternatives to Spin video chat – including Qik, Skype and ooVoo

Apple sells nine million iPhones in three days

Well so much for those reports that demand for the new iPhones was low. Apple has announced it has sold nine million new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models in three days. The company added that demand for iPhone 5s has exceeded the initial supply, and many online orders are scheduled to be shipped in…

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Ashley NorrisApple sells nine million iPhones in three days

Rhino Shield – super tough iPhone 5 screen protector lands

We have all been there. Watched as a smartphone has tumbled from our bag or pocket only to land screen facing down on concrete. If you were unlucky you would have then been looking at a cracked screen and a replacement bill of around £50. Which might make the £17.99 Rhino Shield, iPhone screen protector…

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Ashley NorrisRhino Shield – super tough iPhone 5 screen protector lands

More evidence that UK demand for the iPhone 5S and 5C is down on previous models

The Guardian today ran with the story that according to one network demand for the new iPhone 5C was only a tenth of what it has been for previous new Apple mobiles. A source told the paper "It's been a big disappointment," said a mobile network source. "We are seeing a decline in the number…

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Ashley NorrisMore evidence that UK demand for the iPhone 5S and 5C is down on previous models

UK iPhone owners getting older with young migrating to Samsung, says new survey

Are the young deserting Apple? Thats the question that's being posed by mobile phone comparison site, www.mobilephonechecker.co.uk. It has carried out a study aimed at uncovering the age of the average iPhone in the UK and found out that the average age of an iPhone owner has risen by a decade in the last two…

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Ashley NorrisUK iPhone owners getting older with young migrating to Samsung, says new survey

Apple confirms Friday September 20th UK/US launch for iPhone 5S and 5C

Apple has today confirmed that the worldwide - well US, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK - launch of the iPhone 5S and 5C will be on Friday, September 20. That's this Friday folks. That means Friday, September 20 at 8:00 a.m. local time in Apple retail…

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Ashley NorrisApple confirms Friday September 20th UK/US launch for iPhone 5S and 5C

BACtrack – the first ever Breathalyser for your iPhone from Firebox

Need to know how much alcohol is in your body after a bit of drinking session? Well there's an app that's admittedly paired with a device for that. Firefox has unveiled the BACtrack iPhone Breathalyser . which it claims is the first Blood Alcohol Content trackers that works with a mobile phone. It basically measures…

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Ashley NorrisBACtrack – the first ever Breathalyser for your iPhone from Firebox

Apple seeks solar powered expert. Sun powered iPhone on the way?

Solar powered concept phones have been around for a while now, Nokia did some interesting work in this area a few years back and again more recently there is a strong selection of solar powered chargers for iPhones and other mobiles. But might solar powered phones be about to hit the mainstream? That's the rumours…

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Ashley NorrisApple seeks solar powered expert. Sun powered iPhone on the way?

Huge UK demand for Apple iPhone 5C and 5S says key retailer

Good news for Apple from the UK. It seems as if British consumers are impressed with both the new iPhones. Scott Hooton, Chief Commercial Officer at Phones 4u has described demand for the new phones to be 'phenomenal' and easily outstrips that for the Apple iPhone 5. He also points out that it is the…

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Ashley NorrisHuge UK demand for Apple iPhone 5C and 5S says key retailer