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There are more hints Apple is changing up its display tech for the iPhone 8

Now that we've got all of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus excitement out of the way, it's time to turn our attention to the iPhone 8 (or whatever it is Apple decides to call it). These phones are planned a long way ahead of time, and we're already hearing rumours about what's in store for 2017. The particular...

WhatsApp data sharing with Facebook must be stopped until it can be proved legal, European Union warns

European privacy experts have sent letters to WhatsApp telling it to stop sharing people’s data with Facebook. WhatsApp announced in recent weeks that it would start handing over information about the people who use it to Facebook, so that its parent company could use that data to better target ads. But the company didn’t give a very easy way of...

NO, NOOOO! Apple just massively increased its UK prices by 20%

Still glowing from the excitement of Apple's launch event last night? Well, here's something that will bring you from the dizzying heights of Mac hysteria right back down to earth. And no, it's not the fact that even a Touch Bar-less MacBook Pro will set you back £1,449 (although, seriously, Apple?). While you can still pick up the older range of...

Microsoft unveils new Core i7 Surface Book, all-in-one Surface Studio PC

Last year, Microsoft made a splash with its Surface Book and Surface Pro 4. This year, Redmond is simultaneously updating its Surface Book lineup and pushing its hardware in new directions. To-date, all of the Surface hardware has been focused on the laptop and ultraportable market (well, assuming you don’t count the original Microsoft Surface). On Wednesday, Microsoft unveiled...

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 BANNED from US flights over ‘explosion’ fears

SAMSUNG Galaxy Note 7 owners will be blocked from boarding flights after a technical glitch led to some handsets bursting into flames. The Federal Aviation Authority initially told GalaxyNote 7 owners not to turn their phones on or charge them on flight, and to ensure they weren’t packed in amongst checked luggage in a bid to stop a catastrophic accident. But...

Secret Conversations mode rolls out for Messenger by Facebook

Facebook has finished rolling out a "Secret Conversations" feature in its Messenger app. The new mode ensures only the two people involved in a chat can see the text, CNNMoney said. In fact, even the government or Facebook itself won't have access to conversations in secret mode, according to the social network. The social network's 1 billion Messenger users now have...

How Microsoft wants to ‘solve cancer’ using computer science

Could coders solve cancer in the same way they tackle computer science problems? Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) is hoping the answer is yes. The company has revealed details of its latest research on Tuesday, saying it is aiming to "solve cancer using computer science." Researchers at Microsoft's lab in Cambridge, England, are trying to map the "code" of the disease, hoping that...

Sony unveils mid-range Xperia X Compact

Xperia XZ The new Xperia XZ might be the flagship phone Sony loyalists have been waiting for, but Sony's still hasn't given up on making small smartphones.  That's where the Xperia X Compact comes in and it's set to land the United States on September 25, Engadget reports. The X Compact packs a 4.6-inch 720p display, has a 2,700mAh battery tucked away...

LinkedIn for Android, iOS lets you search by topic.

LinkedIn has updated the search tool across its iOS and Android apps to now include content-based results.  The company introduced its content search feature that facilitates queries based on any topic or articles published on the professional social network, both by third parties or other members, VentureBeat reports. The feature is currently only available on mobile and to English speaking members,...

Apple to ditch Home button from iPhone in 2017

Apple is at work on a major redesign of the iPhone for 2017 that focuses more heavily on the display by removing the Home button, Bloomberg reports citing a person familiar with the matter. An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment. Besides, Apple is planning a new iPhone feature for Japan that will enable users to pay for mass-transit rides with their...