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5 Big Apple Predictions for 2018

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1. Apple takes mid-range smartphone share Investors widely expect the iPhone X and its successor(s) to do brisk sales in 2018, and with good reason. What might not be as well-appreciated is how Apple is positioned to gain ground in a mid-range segment dominated by Android OEMs. In tandem with launching the iPhone X and 8/8-Plus, Apple decided to keep not only the iPhone 7 and 7-Plus around at $100 discounts to their original prices, but to also do the same for the iPhone 6S (now starts at $449) and 6S-Plus ($549), instead of discontinuing... Read More »

Aston Martin to recall over 5,000 vehicles in U.S. – safety agency

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The recalls are expected to begin on Feb. 1., 2018 and come as the owners of the carmaker made famous by fictional spy James Bone prepare for a stock market listing or sale of the company. The documents on the NHTSA website say Aston Martin is recalling 3,493 DB9, DBS, Rapide, Virage and Vanquish models that were made between 2009 and 2016 due to problems that can cause the transmission park pawl to not engage, which could make the vehicle roll and increase the risk of a crash. The Gaydon, England-based company is also recalling 1,953 DB9... Read More »

Facebook caves under pressure from governments to change tax structure

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It currently re-routes revenue through its international headquarters in Dublin and attracted criticism in the UK after it was shown to have paid just over £4,000 in tax in 2014. Corporate taxation has become a hot-button topic in the wake of revelations of tax avoidance schemes by multinationals which have led to calls for companies to pay more tax. The company is expected to start paying tax on its local operations across roughly 30 jurisdictions outside the United States including France, Germany and eight other EU countries where Faceboo... Read More »

Disney in talks to conclude takeover of 21st Century Fox

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Disney is reported to be close to finalising a deal to buy 21st Century Fox's entertainment division for around $60bn. Talks about a final price were continuing on Tuesday with some analysts saying it could go as high as $75bn. If it does go ahead it will one of the largest media deals in recent years. The assets that Rupert Murdoch's empire would be selling include the iconic 20th Century Fox film studios, as well as the Sky and Star satellite broadcasters in the UK, Europe and Asia. The other bidder, NBC owner Comcast, withdrew from the ra... Read More »

Apple admits it DOES slow down older iPhones – but says it’s to make them perform BETTER

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If you’ve noticed your older iPhone getting slower than it used to be, you’re probably not imagining it. Following reports earlier in the week, Apple has admitted that it does slow down old iPhones, but claims it’s actually to improve performance. Research into the speed of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 over time showed that some iOS updates were actually throttling the processor, making it slower. Apple has confirmed the findings from Geekbench developer John Poole, but has claimed it’s trying to prolong the life of devices, rather than ... Read More »

Adidas recruits all of the famous people to feature in their new campaign

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Selena Gomez had her own collection back in 2015. Karlie Kloss has been the face of Stella McCartney’s line for ages.  Gareth Bale was the poster boy for Adidas Football. But the brand has stepped up its influencer game of its latest ad. Because they’ve got every famous person ever to launch their new ‘Calling All Creators’ campaign. Adidas prides itself on being driven by creatives – artists, designers, musicians, and so they’ve put together an all-star cast which includes a load of them and some of the world’s best sportspeople. Just look at ... Read More »

Selfieccino debutes in London cafe

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This flight attendant discovered the cafe on the internet in Singapore before even travelling to London. Flight attendant, Safirah Safari said, "I actually heard it through Facebook back at home in Singapore when I was browsing through the Facebook and I saw one of the faces that actually shot the video of this and I actually texted my friend because we were going to London the next week so I told her let's come to this and just check it out. This is really interesting I've never seen any cafe that has a selfieccino, so it is really amazing"... Read More »

Winklevoss twins cut up their Bitcoin key to protect their fortune

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People laughed at the Winklevoss twins in 2012 when they started buying up bitcoin - lots of it. The two Harvard-educated entrepreneurs bought about 120,000 bitcoins when they were less than $10 each, using funds they got from settling a lawsuit against Mark Zuckerberg over their claim that they came up with the idea for Facebook. But nobody's laughing at Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss anymore. They confirmed in an interview with The New York Times that they had held on to their bitcoins as the price has skyrocketed - a coin was worth about... Read More »

Chocolate makers innovate to entice health-conscious consumers

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Sales of mainstream milk chocolate bars have stagnated as consumers worried about obesity and heart disease turn to snacks with less sugar and fat, or hold out for the occasional indulgent splurge on expensive, high-end chocolate. The shift in attitudes is forcing global firms from Mars Inc. to Mondelez International <MDLZ.O> to Nestle <NESN.S> to rebrand or reformulate their mass-market chocolates to create a healthier image, or sell a more expensive premium experience. Smoother dark chocolate bars, protein bars with chocolat... Read More »

iMac Pro released: Apple finally lets people buy the most powerful products its ever made

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Apple has released its most powerful computer ever. The iMac Pro looks like the traditional computer that hasn't changed in years, except with a darker, space grey finish. But inside it has been completely revamped, with Apple redesigning the inside of the Mac so that it can shove more processing power and other guts inside. The computer has gone on sale today, and will begin at £4,999, though all sorts of expensive additions can be added to get it all the way to top speed. Users can pay for a processor with a full 18 cores, for instance,... Read More »

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