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Ikea’s hilarious take on Apple ads: say hello to the bookbook

(Video: Ikea Singapore/YouTube) You just have to watch this video from Ikea, which is a brilliant take on Apple’s famous adverts and unveils the “bookbook”. It will make you laugh. You will love it whether you’re an Apple fan or not. Like Apple commercials, it has a crisp and cool look. It also has an over-the-top rundown of the bookbook’s world-changing features – which some people think is a feature of Apple adverts. The video opens to a misty-eyed Jorgen Eghammer, chief design…

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Apple has won a patent for a flexible device (photo credit Engadget/Twitter)

Reports that iPhone 6 Plus can “bend” easily

The new Apple iPhone 6 Plus may have only just gone on sale, but reports are emerging that users seem to be finding small but noticeable bends after the phones have been in their pockets. It has sparked a storm on the internet dubbed BendGate. Just take a look at this video posted on YouTube by Unbox Therapy showing how one tester managed to bend the new iPhone 6 Plus at will (please note some moderate swearing). The reports have…

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Person buying iPhone 6 drops it on live TV: video goes viral

Oops… the first person to buy an iPhone 6 in Perth, Australia, dropped it on live TV. Watch the video here (ps the phone was apparently ok). The clip was posted on YouTube by IB Times UK More links Reports that iPhone 6 Plus can “bend” easily Street lanes for mobile phone users in China Could shouting charge your mobile phone in future? The Evolution of iOS from iOS 1 – iOS 8 [INFOGRAPHIC] Please follow and like us on:

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A usable chocolate teapot: a sweet way to brew tea

It’s a well-worn phrase to describe the shortcomings of a person or an item. But the phrase “as much use as a chocolate teapot” has been literally disproved – with the development of a usable chocolate teapot that doesn’t melt when filled with boiling water. Boffins based at confectionary company Nestlé’s base in York, England, used dark chocolate with 65% cocoa solids so the low fat content would hold hot tea. The fat in chocolate is what makes it melt when placed…

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Street lanes for mobile phone users in China

How’s this for an idea? The city of Chongqing in China has created separate pedestrian lanes for mobile phone users – handy given people’s adherence to their devices. We’ve all seen people looking at their mobile phones or texting, heads down as they walk along  – risking the potential of bumping into other people. The photo above was tweeted by CCTVNews, the English news channel of China Central Television (CCTV) and shows a lane in operation. And as our mobile devices become more and…

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HDR Photography: How To Take High Dynamic Range pictures

“High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography is about making the most of the shadows, mid tones and the highlights. By using multiple exposure we can merge these together to make one stunning image. “So that’s at least three, one normal exposure, one a few steps down and another equal steps up. The HDR effect can be completed using only a single image, a process called tone mapping, but this doesn’t really cut it,” says photographer Andy Scott. See his stunning photos…

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Apple iPhone 6 and Watch news: the Apple Pay service

Blog update: Could Apple’s latest service usher the end of cash and bank cards? Apple Pay could be one of the most important announcements to accompany the launch of the new iPhone 6 and Apple Watch. As expected, Apple launched two versions of the iPhone 6 and an Apple Watch at a special event on 9 September. Apple Pay: the end of the wallet? We’ve had the launch, the soundbites and even a live video stream from Apple. But a…

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“Meteorite strike”: may have been part of house-sized asteroid predicted to pass “close” to Earth

Officials think part of a house sized asteroid that was predicted to skirt past our planet could be behind a mysterious explosion in central America. At the time of closest approach, the asteroid was predicted to be about one-tenth the distance from the centre of our planet to the moon – that’s about 25,000 miles (40,000 kilometres). Experts at US space agency Nasa said that the 60ft (20 metre) asteroid – designated 2014 RC – would safely pass us by during the weekend just passed. Meteorite hits…

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Is the “selfie” the solution to password hacking?

Fed up of trying to remember different passwords when accessing your phone, online accounts and worried about them being hacked or stolen? Could the security solution for all of us ultimately lie with the “selfie”? As most of us know, a selfie is a photo that we take of ourselves. It’s much beloved by teenagers and celebrities. But a number of experts now think it could hold the key to improving security online. Strictly speaking, they are talking about biometrics…

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Apple iPhone 6 “release date” – 9 September 2014

Read our round up of the speculation around the iPhone 6 launch, possibly alongside an iWatch, on 9 September by Apple. The new phone could feature an “iPayment” system that allows iPhone 6 owners to buy things in physical shops. The company has announced that it is holding a big event on 9 September 2014 with the cryptic message, “Wish we could say more”. Here are 6 rumours about the iPhone 6 Two sizes: 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch display. The larger screen…

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