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UK App Store and iTunes Store pricing may increase 20% in 2015, and other news for March 24, 2014

Last week British Chancellor George Osborne introduced the UK's annual budget for the year ahead. It included, among other things, a change that may affect the price of apps and media in the UK App Store and iTunes Store by up to 20%. As The Guardian reports: George Osborne's latest budget could...

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Talking to Siri: 1752

Here's the thing about September 10, 1752. It didn't exist. In fact, as far as the UK and its colonies were concerned (this included what later became the US), there was no September 3 through 13 at all. That's due to the change from the older Julian calendar to the reformed Gregorian calendar....

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Sky Sports added to Apple TV in the UK thanks to Now TV app

One of the downsides of making the transition to a streaming online/cable-free home is the lack of sports options available. Thankfully for UK Apple TV users, these options have just gotten a little better with the addition of the Sky Sports channel from Now TV. Sadly, the channel doesn't come...

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iBook Lessons: Beyond the Story ships interactive book app for Almighty Johnsons, the best show you're not watching

The Almighty Johnsons is probably the best show you're not watching -- unless you live in Canada. Although the show airs in New Zealand as well, the viewer numbers there are roughly enough to put together a basketball team. On a good day. Crude, vulgar, hilarious and touching, the show is...

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Apple adds free iBook offer to Apple Store app

At the beginning of August, Apple launched a new free-content program in their Apple Store app, kicking things off with a free download of Color Zen. Today the latest piece of free content has been released, and it should make parents of small children very happy. The over-the-air update allows...

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Amazon opens Mac-friendly download store in UK

Mac owners in the US have had the ability to purchase and download software from Amazon for quite some time. Now Electronista is reporting that the online retailer has opened at Mac-friendly download store in the United Kingdom. The store offers software downloads for Mac and Windows, and implies...

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iOS-only OnTrees hopes to be the Mint.com of the UK

I've been attending a lot of meetings with various London-based startups in the last few months to learn their stories on what it takes to launch a successful new product. I'm particularly interested in ones that have a heavy slant towards mobile -- and iOS. This interest is magnified when I find...

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Three UK bringing low cost 4G to your iPhone

Three has announced that low-cost 4G networks in the UK will soon be a reality. The 4G LTE standard has been slow to roll out in the UK compared to other countries. Currently iPhone 5 owners in the UK (and owners of compatible WiFi+Cellular iPads and iPad minis) have just one option: the...

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Apple may become the new sponsor of the UK's Orange Prize for Fiction

The Orange Prize for Fiction is a prestigious literary award in the UK that goes to one outstanding female writer every year. Until this past May the award, officially called the Women's Prize for Fiction, has been sponsored by UK telecoms provider Orange. However, after T-Mobile's merger with...

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Apple rolls out iTunes movies in the Cloud to UK, Australia, Canada, more

Earlier today, Apple rolled out iTunes Match to Hungary and Poland, but now it appears the company has also started expanding iCloud's media offerings to countries that already have the iTunes Match services. Here in the UK, Apple has expanded its iTunes in the Cloud offerings to include movies...

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Activision hires Team 17 founder to start new UK mobile studio

While EA has been bullish as all get out on its mobile and iOS properties, we haven't seen the other big dog in game publishing, Activision, act on the same impulses, despite a few hits with the Call of Duty Zombies games. But here's a first indication that Bobby Kotick and company do have a...

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Apple prepping London stores for 2012 Olympics

TUAW has learned that Apple has quietly begun making preparations for the "onslaught of journalists" that are set to arrive in London for the 2012 Olympics, which are less than four months away. A high-level Apple retail employee here in London told me today that the company is planning to...

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Apple becomes UK's #2 online retail store

Apple.com has become the second most trafficked online retail site in the UK, according to a report by website tracking firm Experian Hitwise and IMRG. The #2 spot puts Apple.com only behind Internet retail juggernaut Amazon.co.uk and ahead of retail discounter Argos.co.uk. Experian Hitwise...

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UK rural areas get better coverage from older 2G phones

UK regulator Ofcom says that those in rural areas of the United Kingdom are better off sticking with older 2G feature/entry-level phones instead of newer smartphones like Apple's iPhone and Android-powered phones. The reason is that while newer smartphones offer greater features, the older 2G...

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UK won't get music portion of iCloud until 2012

This is sure to disappoint our UK readers, but it looks like you'll have to wait until "at least" the first quarter of 2012 to take advantage of the music portion of Apple's iCloud service, according to a spokesman for the Performing Right Society (PRS). The spokesman told The Telegraph that...

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