Month: April 2015

New Samsung Galaxy S4 proves easier to break than iPhone 5 or GSIII

New Samsung Galaxy S4 proves easier to break than iPhone 5 or GSIII If you buy a new Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone, try not to drop it before buying a protective case or a warranty. The S4, which hit stores over the weekend, is more susceptible to damage from average drops and water than its predecessor, the Galaxy S III, or even the iPhone 5, according to tests by SquareTrade, which sells damage warranties for all kinds of smartphones. SquareTrade posted a YouTube video on Monday showing three of the 10 tests it conducted multiple times on all three...

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Complete guide to setting up & using Apple Watch and watchOS

Complete guide to setting up & using Apple Watch and watchOS How can I buy an Apple Watch, and how long will it take for the Apple Watch to arrive? What are the shipping times for Apple Watch? Also: what are the UK prices of and differences between the various models of Apple Watch? What’s new in WatchOS 2? What new Apple Watch models and straps have Apple released? And what’s the new price announced by Apple in March? The Apple Watch was a long time coming. We first saw Apple’s foray into wearable technology at Apple’s September iPhone...

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Mac-inspiring scientist receives industry accolades

Mac-inspiring scientist receives industry accolades The man whose work helped inspire the Mac, esteemed HP Labs fellow Alan Kay has been recognized with one of the highest honours in the technology industry, the Kyoto Prize. Kay, who once said: “The best way to predict the future is to invent it”, received the 2004 Kyoto Prize for Advanced Technology from the Inamori Foundation. The Foundation said he was “chosen for creating the concept of personal computing and contributing to its realization.” It’s the third major science award Kay has received this year. He received the Association of Computing Machinery’s 2003...

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Apple takes Regent Street office space

Apple takes Regent Street office space Previous reports that Apple UK may vacate its Stockley Park premises may be mistaken – but the company has taken 25,800 square feet of offices above its Regent Street store. Estates Gazette Interactive reporter Paul Yandall reports: “Apple will shift its European headquarters from Paris to London when it becomes the first tenant at Crown Estate’s and Stanhope’s 1 Hanover Street in Mayfair in 2005.” Apple has signed a 15-year lease on the office space, with one year’s free rental. The offices are above Apple’s newly-launched UK Apple Store, itself 22,000 square feet...

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Greenpeace welcomes Apple’s new green focus

Greenpeace welcomes Apple’s new green focus Greenpeace has welcomed Apple CEO Steve Jobs and his commitment to a “greener Apple”, but plans to maintain the pressure. “We look forward to working with the new, greener Apple in future – toward the greening of the entire electronics industry,” the organisation said. Greenpeace also raised its ranking on the company’s environmental policy from 2.5 to 5 out of a total potential score of 10. This score hasn’t yet been updated on the campaigning group’s website, but has been reported across various US media. In an extensive report published last night, Jobs...

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