Rhiannon Williams: It’s nice to be nice, but better to be Steve Jobs?

Who cares if the Apple co-founder was a volatile man who was difficult to deal with? Sometimes that’s the price of genius. Can a great man be a good man? This is the question posed by the trailer for Steve…

Calais migrants charging people to view Banksy mural of Apple’s Steve Jobs

In an entrepreneurial spirit Jobs might have been proud of, migrants and refugees ask for £3.60 to view the street artist’s mural. Migrants in Calais have started charging people to view a mural by elusive street artist Banksy of Apple…

Don’t fear the frictionless economy – for it makes the consumer king

The disappearance of train tickets will be just another step in the remorseless march of convenience. The tide of technology has claimed another victim. No more will the traditional cry of “Tickets, please!” echo through Britain’s railway carriages. Or if…

Apple buys company that scans your face to read emotions

Emotient, bought for an undisclosed sum, uses facial recognition technology to detect a range of nine emotions. Your iPhone may one day be able to know whether you’re happy or upset after Apple bought a company that uses facial-recognition technology…

Don’t fear the frictionless economy – for it makes the consumer king

The disappearance of train tickets will be just another step in the remorseless march of convenience. The tide of technology has claimed another victim. No more will the traditional cry of “Tickets, please!” echo through Britain’s railway carriages. Or if…

Microsoft’s new alarm clock app wakes you up with games

Getting out of bed in the morning is never easy, which is why app developers are coming up with creative ways to rouse us from our slumber. Microsoft is the latest firm to try its hand at this with an alarm clock app…

Apple could be forced to make it easier for users to jump ship to Android

​Apple doesn’t want its users to jump ship to Android, but reports suggest that it’s under pressure to make it easier to switch to a rival operating system. According to The Telegraph, European telecom operators are concerned about iOS dominance and want…

6 new features to expect from Apple’s next iPhone and iPad update

Your iPhone and iPad are about to get a whole lot smarter. iOS 9.3 just hit beta, meaning once developers have finished some final tinkering it will be winging its way to your latest iDevice. An exact rollout date has…

VLC Player hits Apple TV so you can play your home movies

Apple TV can now play a wider range of video formats following the arrival of VLC Player on the set-top box. The open-source app supports virtually every video and audio file format in existence, which is good news for anyone…

Rhiannon Williams: It’s nice to be nice, but better to be Steve Jobs?

Who cares if the Apple co-founder was a volatile man who was difficult to deal with? Sometimes that’s the price of genius. Can a great man be a good man? This is the question posed by the trailer for Steve…

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