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Amazon launches Cloud Player in UK

Amazon launches Cloud Player in UK

Lewis Curdie  Sep. 19, 2012 at 14:00

Online retail behemoth Amazon is finally bringing its Kindle Fire range to the UK next month. Both the Amazon Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD will be released on October 25.

Ahead of those tablet type chaps, Amazon has brought its “buy once, enjoy everywhere” Cloud Player music service to the United Kingdoms.

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iPad mini leaked in photos. Again

Lewis Curdie  Sep. 19, 2012 at 11:00

iPad mini leaked in photos. Again

It was amusing that next to no one screamed “What about the iPad mini?!” following the launch of the iPhone 5 and the new iPods last week.

However, the iPad mini rumours refuse to go away (despite our insistence), and now we have some fresh pics to mull over.

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Now those are iPhone 5 features I'd queue up for

Now those are iPhone 5 features I'd queue up for

Martin James  Sep. 19, 2012 at 10:00

I've certainly made my own fair share of blunders in my time – it goes with the territory when you're tasked with churning out content rain, shine and pretty much everything in between.

But I'd like to think I'll never quite match the level of a Fox News reporter's straight faced claim that the new Apple iPhone 5 boasts a laser keyboard and can display holographic images.

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Rovio’s Bad Piggies gameplay revealed

Rovio’s Bad Piggies gameplay revealed

Lewis Curdie  Sep. 18, 2012 at 16:00

Rovio branched off from the Angry Birds thing for Amazing Alex, however it’s going back to its feathered roots for its next smartphone effort, namely Bad Piggies.

Ahead of its release later this month, an exclusive video shows us what to expect from Bad Piggies’ gameplay.

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Yeah, I bought an iPhone 5

Lewis Curdie  Sep. 17, 2012 at 13:00

Yeah, I bought an iPhone 5

Just to clarify: that headline isn’t me saying: “Yes! I’ve pre-ordered my iPhone 5 and I can’t WAIT to get my hands on it!” It’s more a case of: “Uh oh, I just caved in and pre-ordered my iPhone 5, and now I can’t afford the rent.” Anyone have a spare room?

In an extension of Thinking out loud: iPhone 5 reaction, I will now attempt to convince you – and more importantly me – that I’ve done the right thing.

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First iPhone 5 benchmarks in: doubles iPad 3's score

First iPhone 5 benchmarks in: doubles iPad 3's score

Lewis Curdie  Sep. 17, 2012 at 11:30

Yeah, you beat us to it, you maniacs. But, in our defense, I spent the entire weekend bathing in a barrel of Jack Daniel's, while Martin did important stuff like looking after kids and that. Two very valid excuses. Ahem.

Anyway! The iPhone 5’s A6 processor has been benchmarked, and it’s good news for speed junkies.

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Surprise, surprise: Apple is 'blown away' by iPhone 5 pre-order interest

Surprise, surprise: Apple is 'blown away' by iPhone 5 pre-order interest

Martin James  Sep. 17, 2012 at 11:00

Ah, bless. Apple says it has been “blown away” by interest in the iPhone 5 since pre-orders opened on Friday.

Showing the usual Apple penchant for superlatives, a company spokesperson hailed the iPhone 5 pre-order response as “incredible”. Seems that £30 price bump is really turning people away, then...

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The iPhone 5 and confidence in NFC: the chicken or the egg?

A new survey in the US has revealed that two out of every three people prefer the notion of traditional cash-and-card money to the digital “mobile wallet” scenario promised by NFC.

The results make for interesting reading given one of the few surprises to emerge from an otherwise predictable Apple iPhone 5 launch through the week: the absence of NFC support on board Apple's latest iTreat.

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iPhone 5 queue begins already at Regent Street Apple store

iPhone 5 queue begins already at Regent Street Apple store

Lewis Curdie  Sep. 15, 2012 at 18:00

I was saying earlier that the iPhone 5 has proved typically divisive for Apple, but here’s one story we can all collectively sigh at.

The iPhone 5 goes on sale next Friday, September 21, and a handful of dudes are already queuing outside the Regent Street Apple store. But wait; hold that sigh for now; there’s a tad more to the story.

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Review of the week (super-wordy iPhone 5 edition)

Has it really been less than 72 hours since the iPhone 5 launch? It feels like forever, and in many ways it’s been crazier than freakin’ Mobile World Congress. Since Wednesday evening, we’ve written 13 iPhone 5-related articles, and you’ve blessed us with 300+ (no exaggeration – for serious) Apple-flavoured comments.

Sadly, Apple proved as divisive as ever, and tensions have been running high. Heck, young Matthew has even questioned his passion for smartphones (his beloved Samsung Galaxy S II is gently weeping somewhere). Uhm, is this a bad time to mention I pre-ordered my iPhone 5 last night?

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