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Apple's third quarter earnings inevitably impress
By Luke Jones on Tuesday July 22, 2014

Apple has revealed its third quarter earnings and once again it has been an impressive three months for the company. Cupertino has seen growth in almost all areas of revenue and sales, while the results have once again confounded analyst predictions.

Google will no longer label games with in-app purchases as free
By Luke Jones on Friday July 18, 2014

The fight between global authorities and tech companies over in app purchases took a turn for the better in favour of the consumer today. In Europe Google has decided to change the way in which it labels games and apps that include purchases after download.

Microsoft abandons Nokia Android plans amid huge job cuts
By Luke Jones on Thursday July 17, 2014

All the recent noise coming from Microsoft has been that it would continue as normal with its newly acquired Nokia devices and services divisions. That meant Redmond would also keep pushing out Nokia's Android smartphones as well as its Windows Phone ones.

Corning all but confirms the iPhone 6 will have sapphire display
By Luke Jones on Wednesday July 16, 2014

Corning has had the market cornered in recent years as the manufacturers go to company for screen displays with its Gorilla Glass. However, there is a new player in town in the form of sapphire displays, with Apple reported to be using the newer tech on its upcoming iPhone 6

Two executives leave HTC as the company prepares first wearable and tablet
By Luke Jones on Tuesday July 15, 2014

The turbulent times at HTC never cease as the Taiwanese company gets ready to embark on an assault of the wearable market it loses two important executives.

Motorola's Moto G and Moto X banned in Germany
By Luke Jones on Thursday July 10, 2014

While the UK is considered the most important European market, Germany is also vital to a smartphone being successful. It is the biggest economy on the continent and the most populated country, and today it laid a ban on some of Motorola's handsets in the country.

The FTC responds to Amazon with a court case
By Luke Jones on Thursday July 10, 2014

We brought you news last week that Amazon was willing to ignore Financial Trade Commission (FTC) demands to change its in-app purchase policies. It now seems that the inevitable has happened and the regulatory body has decided to take Amazon to court.

Apple snitched on Google over in app purchases
By Luke Jones on Wednesday July 09, 2014

When you did something wrong in school and were caught, you probably quickly pointed the finger to whoever else happened to be doing that wrong thing. Welcome to the tech industry ladies and gentlemen, where Apple has for want of a better word snitched on Google to create one of the funnier tech stories of the week.

Samsung blames recent losses on poor smartphone sales
By Luke Jones on Tuesday July 08, 2014

When Samsung revealed lately that it would make a loss during the last quarter, we pegged it to lessening demand in key emerging markets and competition at budget and flagship level. The company has today confirmed that is the case and has admitted that it has needed to spend more money on advertising.

Amazon ready to fight the FTC over in app purchases
By Luke Jones on Thursday July 03, 2014

Amazon is risking the wrath of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over the company's policies regarding in app purchases, and it seems the online retailer turned hardware maker doesn't care.