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Europe is recovering from a terrible terrorist attack, and proposed new laws in Britain would allow security services to match an IP address to an individual, but they would also curtail civil libertires. Charlotte Henry looks at what that means for UK citizens and the tech community.
A protest against Uber brought parts of central London to a standstill on Wednesday with taxi drivers picketing to pressure the UK government to enact regulations controlling the alternative taxi service.
Uber has a way of disrupting traditional taxi services, so it isn't any surprise that London's taxi drivers aren't happy with company's expansion. It's no surprise they're pushing for regulations that help them better compete with Uber.
Apple was launching some amazing new features, but Tim Cook decided to mock their rivals instead of being positive. Charlotte Henry thinks this is a mistake.
LONDON - Swiftkey announced on Tuesday that it would bring its namesake keyboard replacement to iOS 8 when it's released later this year. A key feature in iOS 8 is the ability to support third party keyboard replacements like Swiftkey through Extensions, and not surprisingly, Swiftkey said it was rather pleased by the announcement.
The days of £0.99 music downloads at Apple's U.K. iTunes Store may be coming to an end, and it isn't the iPhone and iPad maker that'll be driving the cost up. Britain's Government is looking to close a tax loophole that lets companies charge VAT rates from other countries -- something Apple and other companies currently do.
Closing the VAT loophole for Apple, Google, and other companies selling online may help increase money coming into the government, but it won't make consumers happy.
Many key products in the online Apple Stores in the UK and Australia are priced higher than straight currency conversions can account for. That's even after we take off value added taxes (VAT) and other sales taxes that are usually blamed for such discrepancies.
After amazing success with Burberry, Angela Ahrendts could become one of Apple's most important executives, if she is given the freedome to work her magic.
LONDON - The Apple keynote was a mixture of the free and the very expensive, and that wasn't lost on the UK fan base who were looking closely at the goings on in California. Of all the products Apple announced, it was the iPads that generated the most excitement at the London Mac User Group.
Apple's iTunes festival concluded Monday night with a performance by Katy Perry. The event took over The Roundhouse theater, an historic music venue in Camden Town, in North West London, where the entire month of September was dedicated to iTunes, the Festival, and Apple itself.
Apple are one of the major tech companies who are under huge pressure to reveal what they knew about the PRISM spying program, and what information they handed over to the NSA and other security agencies. They hoped to put some of those fears to rest when they announced Touch ID in the new iPhone 5s.