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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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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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The first seven apps you should download on your iPhone

So you've just bought yourself a shiny new iPhone, and you're setting it up ready to use in your day-to-day life. But there's one important thing you should be thinking of at this point, "what apps should I download?" There are an awful lot of apps available, and barring the usual services, like…

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Tom PritchardThe first seven apps you should download on your iPhone
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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
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Is my phone charger a fire risk? And other boring but important safety questions answered

Could my phone charger burn my house down? Yes, if it’s dodgy. London Fire Brigade has warned of the dangers of counterfeit iPhone chargers, following a spate of recent house fires caused by cheap fakes. While buying the real deal from Apple might seem crazy expensive compared to the generic versions (which can be found…

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Lauren BravoIs my phone charger a fire risk? And other boring but important safety questions answered
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Another theory tries to explain why the iPhone 6 is sapphire glass free

The rumour mill was going crazy over the possibility of the iPhone 6 having sapphire glass displays, constantly contradicting itself with pieces of information that were being leaked, or made up, and released online. Then the iPhone 6 came along and didn't have a sapphire glass display, and there are a number of theories as to…

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Tom PritchardAnother theory tries to explain why the iPhone 6 is sapphire glass free
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Apple has released a guide for Android users transitioning to iPhone 6

A lot of people are impressed with the iPhone 6, and Apple certainly has high hopes for both models. So much so that it's created a guide for the waves of Android users who are no doubt going to be flocking to the phone once it's actually released. The guide includes instructions on transferring Mail, Contacts,…

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Tom PritchardApple has released a guide for Android users transitioning to iPhone 6
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AirVR makes virtual reality extra ridiculous by strapping an iPad to your face

Virtual reality is really kicking off, what with the Samsung Gear VR and the Oculus Rift available for anyone to buy. Now you might think that VR is pretty silly looking, and it can be to some. It's nowhere near as silly as the AirVR, however, which literally straps an iPad Mini to your face.…

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Tom PritchardAirVR makes virtual reality extra ridiculous by strapping an iPad to your face
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A Foxconn employee has been arrested for iPhone 6 shell leaks

Mobile leaks are happening all time, especially with popular handsets like the iPhone 6. Well it seems that leaking information does come with a price, because an employee of Apple's manufacturing partner Foxconn has been arrested by Chinese police over allegations that he stole and sold iPhone 6 shells in the weeks leading up to the…

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Tom PritchardA Foxconn employee has been arrested for iPhone 6 shell leaks
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iCloud’s two-factor authentications now covers backups

Following the mass leak of hundreds of nude pictures of celebrities, Tim Cook promised the world that iCloud's security would be increased to prevent such a thing from happening again. Now that system has gone live since the service's two-factor authentication covers all of your backups. Following the leak it was revealed that iCloud's two-factor authentication…

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Tom PritchardiCloud’s two-factor authentications now covers backups
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Apple is limiting NFC to Apple Pay and restricting developer access

Those of you who have been waiting for the iPhone to include NFC are likely thrilled that it's a feature that's going to be included in the iPhone 6, and quite rightly. There's only one problem, though. It's going to be restricted to Apple Pay, and developers are only going to have limited access to…

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Tom PritchardApple is limiting NFC to Apple Pay and restricting developer access
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The Apple Watch was apparently inspired by the iPod Nano

The Apple Watch was shown off to the world last week, and many people have already drawn up comparisons to the sixth generation iPod Nano which was released in 2010. It's not hard to see where the comparisons are coming from, both have a square face with a touch screen, and a number of people…

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Tom PritchardThe Apple Watch was apparently inspired by the iPod Nano
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Apple launches a tool that removes U2 from your iTunes library

Despite the fact that Apple has been giving away U2's latest album absolutely free, a lot of people have been irritated by the fact that they don't have a choice in the matter, and the album just downloads itself clogging up their iTunes libraries. Well Apple has heard your plight, and has now offered a…

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Tom PritchardApple launches a tool that removes U2 from your iTunes library
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Apple has approved the first 4K video app, and it only costs £700

1080p just doesn't cut it anymore, nowadays it's not interesting unless it's 4K. Especially when you're talking about video recording. While the likes of the Sony Xperia Z3 have 4K recording built in, some phones aren't so lucky. The iPhone 5S was one of those phones, but now that Apple has approved the first 4K…

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Tom PritchardApple has approved the first 4K video app, and it only costs £700