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A quarter of a million people have used EE’s Channel Tunnel 4G

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You can get internet in an awful lot of places these days, but few are quite so bizarre as enjoying perfect 4G signal 75 metres under the English Channel. EE customers have been able to do that for two months now, and from the looks of things they're loving the opportunity. Since the 14th of September, 250,000 customers have…

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BlackBerry Rio: another keyboardless phone from the struggling smartphone maker

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BlackBerry hasn't had a great time recently. Despite the bizarre square BlackBerry Passport phone and upcoming BlackBerry Classic, both with the company's trademark full-sized QWERTY keyboards, it seems it hasn't given up on a touchscreen-only devices just yet. According to BlackBerry rumour site N4BB, the company is working on a new touchscreen-only flagship with high-end hardware specs. Currently…

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iTunes apps are now labelled ‘Get’ instead of ‘Free’

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From now, on free-to-download Mac App Store and iTunes apps will no longer be labelled 'Free' – the button that starts the download is now labelled 'Get'. Why is this? Well, the change comes due to pressure from the European Commission, who expressed concerns that the labelling of apps as 'free' was misleading to consumers because they…

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Apple could be forcing Beats Music onto every iOS device next year

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Apple, like every smartphone manufacturer, is rather fond of sticking its own apps onto its devices, even if nobody actually uses them (*cough*Stocks*cough*). It sounds as though iOS users might be getting another piece of bloatware in the future in the form of Beats Music. A new report from the Financial Times claims that Apple will…

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Meet the Jolla Tablet, the world’s first crowdsourced tablet

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The Jolla Tablet is not your standard slab. Billed as "the world's first crowdsourced tablet," it runs an independent, security-conscious OS and costs just £130. Made by Jolla, it runs their Sailfish 2.0 OS, which is open-source, independent, and is driven by the need for user privacy. It's tricky to launch a tablet running an unfamiliar…

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The Nokia N1 is an iPad Mini-esque Android tablet from the original Nokia company

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Since Nokia sold its devices and services unit to Microsoft earlier this year we haven't heard much from the company. Now, at the same time that Microsoft is ditching the Nokia brand on its smartphones, Nokia has re-entered the world of mobile devices. Its first one? The Nokia N1, it's an Android tablet that looks…

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US officials warn that iOS devices are vulnerable to an app-related security flaw

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The US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) has issued an alert to all iOS users warning them that they are vulnerable to a unique form of attack from installing harmful apps. They're dubbing it 'Masque Attack'. Devices running iOS 7 and above are vulnerable to the attack, which involves users being tricked into installing malicious…

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TalkTalk is switching from Vodafone to O2 to offer 4G contracts

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Since 2010 TalkTalk has relied on Vodafone's mobile infrastructure to provide consumers with mobile contracts, now TalkTalk has announced that it's switching its network over to O2. The deal will see TalkTalk piggyback on O2's mobile infrastructure, and means that the company will be able to offer its customers 3G and 4G data plans. Currently 9.5% of…

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A report says ‘Facebook at Work’ will make using the site at work more acceptable

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As anyone with a job will attest to, browsing Facebook at work is a big no-no -- even if a lot of people browse the site when they're supposed to be working anyway. Facebook seems to want to make using Facebook in the workplace more acceptable with its work-centric version of the site, imaginatively dubbed 'Facebook…

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