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2013 is the last year that we'll see Nokia in its current form, as the world-famous handset business should be hived-off to become part of Microsoft's corporate family in the next few months. But how did it do in the last quarter? Not particularly well, it seems, but it's hard to judge how badly,...

January 23rd 2014 at 6:25am 0 Comments
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EU bureaucrats famously revoked their ban on ugly fruit, but they never showed such leniency to Apple. The older Mac Pro breached rules requiring extra shielding on fans and electrical ports and as a result it hasn't been seen on European store shelves since last March. Fortunately, however, the n...

January 13th 2014 at 3:27am 0 Comments
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If you spent any money on the App Store in 2013, you helped contribute to a record-breaking year for Apple's digital marketplace. The company revealed today that App Store sales passed US$10 billion in 2013, with more than $1 billion in sales coming in December alone. Apple's press release calls ou...

January 7th 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. The last Switched On introduced the 2013 Switchie Awards for TV, PC and gaming products. This time, we'll take a look at the mobile and wearable devices that made their mark in 2013.

January 2nd 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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And now a look back at the year that was 2013, a year full of surveillance stories and other terrible things amid a swath of pleasant refreshes at Apple. Some have called it an incremental year for Apple, and with the possible exception of the Mac Pro, I can see that. There was a lot of product a...

January 1st 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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An underwater drone that you can control with your tablet or smartphone from up to 300 feet away. Reckon that's worth a pledge of around $200? Plenty of you did, because Ziphius is now a very real thing, thanks to its passionate everyman backers. Galvanized by some very successful projects last ye...

December 31st 2013 at 12:02pm 0 Comments
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We've reached the end of 2013 and once again it's time to take a look back at the past year in Star Trek Online to see what has been successful and what missed the mark. I have to say that this year has been the most active that the game has seen since its launch almost four years ago. There's a lo...

December 30th 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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I've been writing Rumor Roundups for nearly two years now. In all that time, only two writers from sites featured in the Roundup have ever contacted me directly: In mid-2012, Rene Ritchie of iMore contacted me once to (correctly) point out a regrettable inaccuracy I'd written about one of his s...

December 30th 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments