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UK operators will invest £5 billion in infrastructure to solve network 'not-spots'

The UK government has managed to reach an agreement with local operators to work on the issue of nationwide 'not-spots': areas restricting access to basic mobile functions due to weak signal coverage. EE, O2, Three and Vodafone will invest a guaranteed £5 billion to improve mobile infrastructure by 2017 with the aim to provide 90 per cent of the UK with both voice and text coverage.

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New tax changes could affect App Store pricing for E.U. shoppers

Apple has sent out an email to iTunes Connect developers announcing a change in how taxes are calculated for App Store purchases in the European Union. Starting January 1, 2015, Apple will charge customers the value-added tax, or VAT, rate based on the country in which they reside rather than calculating a flat VAT rate for all countries in the European Union.

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Apple raises $20 million for AIDS research with Product Red initiative

It looks like Apple's Product Red initiative turned out to be a major success. In total, the tech juggernaut reportedly raised more than $20 million for AIDS research through donations from portions of Black Friday and Cyber Monday proceeds, as well as partnerships with (RED)-branded apps.

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Apple Pay job posting hints at broad global expansion

A London job posting for an Apple Pay intern hints at Apple's plans to expand its digital wallet service beyond the U.S. where it launched. According to the posting for an intern based in London, Apple is looking to expand its payment services to Europe, Middle East, India, and Africa.

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Echoes for iOS turns your iPhone into an intercom

Echoes has finally made its way over to iOS from the Mac to turn your existing Macs and iOS devices into a home intercom network. With Echoes, you can send quick voice messages to other Mac and iOS users on your local network without having to setup the app or dial a connection.

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Waze updated with widget support, ability to report ice and floods on the road

Waze has been updated for iOS 8, bringing widget support for the Notification Center. Additionally, the updated version also features a new layout, allowing you to easily share your drive and follow your ETA. Additionally, with the winter season ahead, Waze drivers will also be able to report floods and ice on the road.

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Judge rules against making Steve Jobs' taped deposition public

Apple may have scored a major victory in its recent iTunes antitrust case this week, but the wins keep on coming. District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers said on Wednesday that Steve Jobs' deposition, videotaped shortly before his death in 2011, will not be made public.

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Badland releases new 'Daydream' level pack

Badland, the dark and moody hit iOS game from developer Frogmind, is celebrating hitting 20 million players today with the release of the "Daydream" level pack. Included in the pack are 10 new levels, 30 new missions, and 5 new achievements. As an added holiday bonus, you can pick up the new pack for free for a limited time.

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Grids gets major overhaul to bring better Instagram experience to Macs

Grids for Mac has received a major update to bring even better Instagram support. Along with a wealth of new features, support for multiple accounts, 3 new layouts, and improvements in Grids 2.0, the app now also uses secured calls so that it can support more likes and comments than the first version.

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Apple goes behind the scenes of 'The Song'

There's no denying that Apple caused a few tears to be shed when it released its latest ad, titled "The Song," earlier this week. Today, however, Apple is giving us a little peek at what went into the making of the ad, revealing the tools used to bring together both the new and old.

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