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Apple hires Angela Ahrendts, Burberry CEO as its new SVP of Retail

It’s been well over 18 months since Apple got rid of its last SVP (Senior Vice President) of retail. And – in true Apple style – it’s taken its time to employ the next one. Angela Ahrendts, the current CEO of Burberry has been chosen and will begin work in Spring 2014. Her specific remit: “strategic direction, expansion and operation of both Apple…

Space Gray iPad 5 shell caught posing as gold

If you have seen the iPad 5 gold rear shell “leak” going around the internet today, take a second look at it. Josh Lowensohn of CNET decided to add some white balance to the images, revealing something that was a little unexpected; the “gold” iPad shells are actually just space grey ones with horrible white balance, giving them the “gold” look. You can see…

New iPad mini could be thicker to house Retina Display

We’ve been hearing endless rumors over the release of a Retina Display iPad mini, the announcement of which is purported to be set for October 22. Yet the release of a Retina Display iPad, as you may remember, actually meant that the larger iPad 3 was actually slightly thicker than its predecessor. In the same way it’s now being suggested that the iPad mini…

FIFA 14 for iPhone/iPad – 1 step forward, 2 steps back? [Review]

There are certain stereotypes that hold true for me. I’m British and I’m male. That means I love drinking tea, and I love football. (Soccer to the Americans among you.) As a kid, I loved football so much that if I wasn’t playing it in my back garden (field) I was popping off to my friend’s house a couple of minutes’ walk away to play FIFA 97 on his…

Pro photographer tests the iPhone 5s’ camera against the iPhone 5

Professional photographer Austin Mann has travelled to Patagonia to test out the iPhone 5s’ camera, and to compare it against the iPhone 5. The overwhelming moral of the story definitely seems to suggest that the iPhone 5s’ camera is a marked improvement over the camera of the iPhone 5. In terms of specifics, there were several key differences to…

iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c available on Cricket from Oct. 25

Apple is set to release the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in several new countries on October 25 but it looks like the popular new handsets will also be making their way onto a new US carrier: Cricket. The pre-paid operator announced today that it will begin offering both the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c from October 25. No pricing details were revealed…

Sonos Play:1 launched, makes the entry point much cheaper at $199

Sonos has come a long way since we reviewed one of its early systems a couple of years ago. If you’ve not heard of the company, you really should have. Essentially, it’s a wireless speaker system all controlled through a “Bridge” which connects to your home Wi-Fi network and is managed through an app. Once the bridge and app are all hooked up, you buy…

3 weeks with the new iPhones, and why I’m probably selling my iPhone 5s

It seems almost an age since Tim Cook, Craig Federighi and Phil Schiller got up on stage in September to introduce Apple’s latest smartphones. iPhone 5s and 5c were officially seen for the first time, and went on sale just over a week later. I’ve had the pleasure of using both phones since they were released to the public. In that time, I’ve done a…