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You can now buy the revamped Nokia 3310 in the UK

The news that Nokia would be bringing back its iconic, near-indestructible 3310 (aka The Brick) was met with cries of nostalgia-fuelled joy. “YES,” said everyone on the internet, immediately losing interest in their web surfing, slow-mo video-capturing, Spanish-teaching, EastEnders-watching and Grand Theft Auto San Andreas-playing smartphones upon remembering Snake and ringtones. The slightly more muted reaction was “could be decent for festivals, that”. The reimagined handset ... Read More »

This new emoji tool tells you which are still cool and which are lame

Worried about seeming super uncool when you’re captioning memes on Snapchat or whatever it is young people do? Never fear – aptly named emoji encyclopedia Emojipedia has released a new tool so you can track which emojis are cool and which are going really, really out of fashion. “Each graph is relative to the emoji being viewed,” said Emojipedia. “100 represents when ... Read More »

Sky introduces ‘Sky VIP’ rewards program for loyal customers

There are four tier of rewards: Silver (0-3 years), Gold (3-8 years), Platinum (8-15 years) and Black (15+ years). New users can take part in prize draws for VIP tickets and free events. In a blog post, Sky has announced a new VIP loyalty program, aptly named Sky VIP. The longer you’ve been a Sky customer, the better the rewards become. As ... Read More »

iOS 9 features & update advice: iOS 9.3.4 patches ‘important’ security flaw

iOS 9 became available to download and install on iPhones and iPads around the world in  September, and since then Apple has released several incremental updates to fix bugs and add improvements and features. The latest was iOS 9.2, which brought the new News app to the UK and added new emoji. Read on to find out how to get ... Read More »

Siri not working? Try these troubleshooting fixes

Isn’t Siri rubbish? Well, that’s a matter of opinion, but Apple’s voice-activated ‘personal assistant’, introduced with the iPhone 4s and later made available on iPad certainly isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Back in 2013 we went on to Twitter and asked Macworld readers about their experiences with Siri, and the things that they love and hate about Apple’s voice-controlled personal ... Read More »

What life after the smartphone will look like

News about the iPhone 8 featuring a wider bezel and OLED technology landed with a thud recently. More tweaks to the existing design, baby steps forward in the overall design. We’ve been living with smartphones for about ten years now — a bit more if you count the earliest Windows models and those made by BlackBerry and Nokia. (Note: I ... Read More »

SNAP MAKES KEY HIRE TO ENSURE NO ONE COPIES SNAPCHAT AGAIN

Snapchat developer Snap Inc. isn’t happy about Facebook stealing from it. For proof, look no further than its recent IPO filing, in which it states that Facebook subsidiary Instagram mimicked its Stories feature. Despite listing the big blue social network as a rival, it didn’t mention the fact that Facebook itself has copied the social-sharing function too, both on Messenger and ... Read More »

Fifth-gen Apple TV features, tech specs & UK price rumours: Apple hires an Amazon Fire TV exec to head up Apple TV

When will Apple release the next Apple TV – the 5th-generation Apple TV, or Apple TV 5 – in the UK? And what new features, tech specs, UK price and design changes should we expect from the new 5G Apple TV for 2017? The fourth-gen Apple TV – the first Apple TV device to allow users to install apps – was unveiled by Apple at ... Read More »

SMARTWATCH USER DROPOUT RATE IS STILL 29%, GARTNER SAYS

Almost a third of smartwatch owners — 29%, to be exact — have stopped using them, saying they didn’t find the devices useful, got bored with them or they broke. Those findings, released Wednesday by research firm Gartner, don’t indicate that smartwatches are on their way out. But what’s troubling is that the 29% rate of “abandonment” hasn’t really changed ... Read More »

Tim Cook and other top tech leaders reportedly headed for Dec. 14 summit at Trump Tower

Last week, USA Today shared an article reporting that President-elect Donald Trump has invited top technology leaders to a summit in Manhattan at Trump Tower on December 14. The invitations were reportedly sent by his campaign manager, Reince Priebus, son-in-law Jared Kushner, and transition advisor, Peter Thiel. At the time, the only individuals USA Today shared as attending were Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins and Oracle ... Read More »

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