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iTunes pricing set to increase in the UK with new Government ruling

The UK's recent Budget has pushed out – quietly – a new ruling that will surely see iTunes Store prices rise. The rule states that digital content such as apps, music, books and videos will be charged at the rate of tax based on the country it is sold in. Basically pushing it through that iTunes content will be hit with the standard UK rate of VAT at 20%.

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iTunes Store for Android reportedly considered by Apple

It's possibly the last thing we'd expect to happen, but a new report suggests that Apple is looking at the possibility of launching the iTunes Store on Android. Yes, Android. It all stems from the folks at Billboard, who claim Apple is talking to the record labels about the plans and more.

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Virgin Mobile dramatically cuts price of new iPhones once again

Virgin Mobile has once again slashed the price of off-contract iPhones, with an unsubsidized 16GB iPhone 5s available for $384.99. This is down from Virgin's previous low price of $460.

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Christian Bale allegedly favored by David Fincher to play Steve Jobs in the Aaron Sorkin-penned biopic. And so...?

Christian Bale, the man who brought Batman to live for Christopher Nolan and Patrick Bateman for American Psycho is now rumored to be director by David Fincher (Fight Club, The Social Network)'s top choice to play Steve Jobs in the Sony biopic being written by Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, The Social Network). Fincher, however, hasn't signed on to Direct the Steve Jobs movie yet, so how much this matters, if at all, is unclear.

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Fortune names Tim Cook one of the world's greatest leaders

Tim Cook has been named one of Fortune's list of the World's 50 Greatest Leaders. Cook joins leaders such as Pope Francis, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Ford CEO Alan Mulally.

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China Mobile added 1 million iPhone customers in February alone

Apple's new iPhone partnership with China Mobile looks to be off to a good start with the carrier announcing it added around 1 million iPhone customers to its 4G network in just February alone. Better still, the iPhone accounted for the large majority of customers joining China Mobile's 4G service.

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iPad mini down to £199 at one British retailer

It's sometimes easy to forget the original iPad mini but British supermarket, Asda, is currently selling it for £199. That represents a £50 saving on the list price for the 16GB Wifi model available in both Space Gray and Silver.

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Burger King will let you use your iPhone to pay for your Whopper

Burger King will soon let customers pay through their iPhones in all of their U.S. locations. The program will begin in April, and roll out to all 7,000 U.S. stores in the next few months. In addition to paying for meals, Burger King will also present mobile users with deals for things like drinks or free fries.

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Bertrand Serlet’s UpThere startup hiring Apple engineers, getting Google funded

Upthere, the cloud-focused company created by former Apple employees, including former SVP of Software engineering Bertrand Serlet, has been hiring a number of Apple veterans to work on their first product. Additionally, Upthere has raised money from Google Ventures.

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Google Chromecast now available in Canada and across Europe

After recent speculation, Google's Chromecast has finally broken free of U.S. exclusivity and is now officially available in Canada and 10 countries across Europe. Pricing is similar to that of the U.S. Chromecast costing £30 in the UK and $39 in Canada, so it's great to see we haven't been charged a premium.

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