Mobile phone operator EE is going to buy 58 stores from Phones 4U, which fell into administration last week. The deal, agreed with administrators PwC, would safeguard 359 jobs and on Friday, Vodafone agreed to take over 140 of Phones 4U’s outlets. Phones 4U collapsed when it failed to reach deals with EE and Vodafone [...]Read More
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Microsoft has cancelled this month’s Chinese launch of the Xbox One, two days before it was due to take place. The console was due to be formally launched and go on sale in China on 23 September. So far, Microsoft has not given any reason for the cancellation or given a date for when the [...]Read More
Google has announced that its next mobile operating system, Android L, will encrypt users’ data by default. The measure will make it more difficult for private information to be hacked or handed to law enforcement agencies. Also Apple’s devices running its new iOS8 software will be encrypted by default, with even the company itself unable [...]Read More
Microsoft has confirmed another 2,100 redundancies as part of a plan to cut 18,000 jobs, some 14% of its workforce. The software giant said 747 jobs will go in the Seattle area, with the rest spread across its global operations. Microsoft had already cut 13,000 jobs, with the bulk at the Nokia phone division bought [...]Read More
SanDisk has created an SD card with 512 gigabytes (GB) of storage space, the highest capacity ever released. The card, which is the size of a postage stamp, will go on sale for almost £500 and it’ s aimed at film-makers shooting in the high-quality 4K format. The launch comes 10 years after the firm [...]Read More
Contactless bank cards are being introduced across London’s Tube, DLR and Overground train networks. From Tuesday, people can use their bank cards instead of having to top up their Oyster Cards, although these will still be accepted. Commuters have been urged to avoid paying twice in “card clash” by making sure only one card touches [...]Read More
Apple has released a tool to remove U2′s new album from its customers’ iTunes accounts six days after giving away the music for free. Some users had complained about the fact that Songs of Innocence had automatically been downloaded to their devices without their permission. It had not been immediately obvious to many of the [...]Read More
A bizarre spat has broken out between South Korean manufacturing giants Samsung and LG, with Samsung accusing its rival of damaging its goods. Samsung said employees of LG Electronics, one a senior executive, were seen deliberately destroying some washing machines in stores in Germany earlier this month ahead of a major electronics trade fair in [...]Read More
A leading independent school in Cambridge is making dozens of its courses available free online, so lessons can be downloaded by pupils or teachers at other schools. The ground-breaking initiative will make A-level, IB and GCSE courses available online. They can be downloaded free through Apple’s iTunes U service. The school has been building digital [...]Read More
Microsoft’s Windows Live Messenger will be switched off in China in October, marking a final end to the 15-year-old service. Originally known as MSN Messenger, the service was launched in 1999 but was switched off for most users in 2013, after Microsoft bought rival Skype. Users in China continued to use the old service but [...]Read More