James Vincent

James Vincent is Science and Technology Reporter for The Independent online, and his work appears in print too. In the past he has written freelance for Wired, the New Statesman and the Financial Times.

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iOS 8 HealthKit catches a major bug, forcing Apple's fitness apps to lie down and take it easy

Apps which pushed data into Apple's new Health app have been pulled

iOS 8: how to free up memory on your iPhone or iPad to install the update

iOS 8 has all sorts of new features - but some users are having trouble installing

iOS 8: the nine best features to try out once you download the iPhone and iPad update

From sharing your location in a group chat to setting up your phone's distress signal: here are some new tricks to try in iOS 8

Gold-plated PS4 and Xbox One consoles go on sale in Dubai for £8,500

Because sellotaping bank-notes on the sides was deemed 'too subtle'

iOS 8 release date and time: when is iOS 8 available and what do I need to do to get ready?

iOS 8 arrives around 6pm - scroll down to find out how to back up your data

Strapping an iPad to your face could be the (ridiculous and bulky) future of virtual reality

Smartphones can power virtual reality goggles - so why not tablets? Well...

Above all things: Germany’s car-sharing UberPop app has stirred passions and a legal challenge

Germany lifts countrywide ban on taxi app Uber

A Frankfurt regional judge ruled that the injunction taken against the company had been issued in haste

Kindle security flaw 'could let hackers take over your Amazon account' with a malicious ebook

The corrupting influence of fiction is proved once again

Bono and Apple CEO Tim Cook announced U2's surprise new album at the iPhone 6 launch

U2 album removal tool released by Apple (but you can't escape: Bono is always on your iPhone)

The 'free gift' of U2's latest album has annoyed a lot of Apple's customers, but the company's infatuation with Bono goes back years

Apple CEO Tim Cook: Unlike other companies, we don't want your data, just your money

The Apple chief laid out a pragmatic argument in favour of Apple's approach to privacy: 'Our business is based on selling iPhones, not information'

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Italian couples fake UK divorce scam on an ‘industrial scale’

Welcome to Maidenhead, the divorce capital of... Italy

A look at the the legal tourists who exploited our liberal dissolution rules
Tom and Jerry cartoons now carry a 'racial prejudice' warning on Amazon

Tom and Jerry cartoons now carry a 'racial prejudice' warning on Amazon

The vintage series has often been criticised for racial stereotyping
An app for the amorous: Could Good2Go end disputes about sexual consent - without being a passion-killer?

An app for the amorous

Could Good2Go end disputes about sexual consent - without being a passion-killer?
Llansanffraid is now Llansantffraid. Welsh town changes its name, but can you spot the difference?

Llansanffraid is now Llansantffraid

Welsh town changes its name, but can you spot the difference?
Charlotte Riley: At the peak of her powers

Charlotte Riley: At the peak of her powers

After a few early missteps with Chekhov, her acting career has taken her to Hollywood. Next up is a role in the BBC’s gangster drama ‘Peaky Blinders’
She's having a laugh: Britain's female comedians have never had it so good

She's having a laugh

Britain's female comedians have never had it so good, says stand-up Natalie Haynes
Sistine Chapel to ‘sing’ with new LED lights designed to bring Michelangelo’s masterpiece out of the shadows

Let there be light

Sistine Chapel to ‘sing’ with new LEDs designed to bring Michelangelo’s masterpiece out of the shadows
Great British Bake Off, semi-final, review: Richard remains the baker to beat

Tensions rise in Bake Off's pastry week

Richard remains the baker to beat as Chetna begins to flake
Paris Fashion Week, spring/summer 2015: Time travel fashion at Louis Vuitton in Paris

A look to the future

It's time travel fashion at Louis Vuitton in Paris
The 10 best bedspreads

The 10 best bedspreads

Before you up the tog count on your duvet, add an extra layer and a room-changing piece to your bed this autumn
Arsenal vs Galatasaray: Five things we learnt from the Emirates

Arsenal vs Galatasaray

Five things we learnt from the Gunners' Champions League victory at the Emirates
Stuart Lancaster’s long-term deal makes sense – a rarity for a decision taken by the RFU

Lancaster’s long-term deal makes sense – a rarity for a decision taken by the RFU

This deal gives England a head-start to prepare for 2019 World Cup, says Chris Hewett
Ebola outbreak: The children orphaned by the virus – then rejected by surviving relatives over fear of infection

The children orphaned by Ebola...

... then rejected by surviving relatives over fear of infection
Pride: Are censors pandering to homophobia?

Are censors pandering to homophobia?

US film censors have ruled 'Pride' unfit for under-16s, though it contains no sex or violence
The magic of roundabouts

Lords of the rings

Just who are the Roundabout Appreciation Society?