Apple to probe iPhone death

Apple Inc is investigating an accident in which a Chinese woman was killed by an electric shock when answering a call on her iPhone 5 while it was charging, the U.S. technology company said yesterday. Last Thursday, Ma Ailun, a 23-year-old woman from China’s western Xinjiang region and a flight attendant with China Southern Airlines, … [Read the full story]

Ringo not included in Beatles re-release

The Beatles ‘Love Me Do’ 50-year anniversary single re-release has been recalled by EMI, after the record label pressed a version of the track without Ringo Starr on it. The vinyl was being re-released to coincide with the anniversary of the Fab Four’s first single, but it was quickly taken off sale as they had … [Read the full story]

New Apple device will be call iPad HD

Apple’s new tablet computer will be called iPad HD, rather than iPad 3, says a developer with inside knowledge about today’s launch. Accessory companies such as Griffin which make cases and other add-ons for Apple’s tablet have also listed the product as iPad HD, rather than iPad 3. The name would fit with the strongest … [Read the full story]

Android smartphones to take over the world

Android smartphones have taken the fight to Apple after launching the first quad-core handsets that work faster than iPhones. HTC, LG and Huawei all showcased the new technology – which will be released later this year – at the Mobile World Congress fair in Barcelona. The phones, which all use Android 4.0 operating systems, should … [Read the full story]

The 5 strangest weight-loss tricks

1. Sniff a banana, apple, or peppermint You might feel silly, but it works. When Dr Alan R. Hirsch of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago tried this with 3,000 volunteers, he found that the more frequently people sniffed, the less hungry they were and the more weight they lost – … [Read the full story]

Hackers find hidden feature in iPhone

Hackers claim to have unlocked a secret photo function for the new iPhone and iPad. Gadget enthusiasts claim to have found a feature which allows users to take panoramic pictures using the camera on the device. Photos posted on websites show the new function in action on devices which run Apple’s latest iOS5 firmware. Some … [Read the full story]

Pete Townsend says Apple is a digital vampire

Music legend Pete Townshend laid into computer giant Apple, describing its music service iTunes as a ‘digital vampire’, as he called for greater support and financial rewards for artists from online firms. In a keynote speech, The Who’s guitarist claimed the internet was ‘destroying copyright’, and said writers and musicians should expect to be paid … [Read the full story]

Apple blames iOS 5 for battery bug

Apple has admitted that “a few bugs” in its latest mobile operating system iOS 5 are affecting the battery life of some of its devices. It said that it will release a fix in the next few weeks. The issue came to light over recent weeks with thousands complaining on Apple’s forums about poor battery … [Read the full story]

Apple scam in Adelaide

An IT business in Adelaide’s eastern suburbs has become the second victim of a smooth talking conman, who’s so far made off with $13,000 dollars in cash. He offers Apple computer products at rock-bottom prices, but delivers nothing more than boxes of newspaper, flour and sugar. Police say the scammer also went to a restaurant … [Read the full story]

Apple stops Samsung tablets being sold in Australia

An Australian court has temporarily banned the sale of Samsung Electronics’ tablet computer in Australia, a victory for Apple in its global patent dispute with the South Korean company. Apple has accused Samsung of copying its  touch-screen technology for its Galaxy Tab 10.1. The two companies are embroiled in legal battles in nine countries. Samsung … [Read the full story]

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