News An email exchange in April 2011 between Rebekah Brooks and her husband, Charles Brooks, referred to her losing an iPad

One phone on the list may have been a duplicate, another may have belonged to someone else and one iPad may have been lost

The apps that keep the iPad at the top of everyone's Christmas list

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Nokia launches Lumia phones

Christina Patterson: Technology you can live without

For a while, it looked as though Betjeman's bombs had indeed dropped on Slough. Or as though there'd been an earthquake, or a hurricane, that caused the lives of millions of BlackBerry users, like the hearts of the staff at its Slough data centre, to grind to something dangerously near a halt.

BlackBerry glitch cuts off millions

Millions of BlackBerry users across Europe, the Middle East and Africa were cut off yesterday after servers in the UK went down.

Carnage, Venice Film Festival

Roman Polanski likes confined spaces. Knife in the Water, Cul-de-Sac, Repulsion and Rosemary's Baby all had a determinedly claustrophobic feel. So does Carnage (a world premiere in Venice.) The difference here is that this is a comedy, albeit a barbed and vicious one. Adapted from Yasmina Reza's play, it is a chamber piece, lasting barely 80 minutes. Thanks to the coruscating dialogue and four tremendous central performances, the film transcends its stage origins. Not since Richard Burton and Liz Taylor tore strips off each other in the movie version of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? has there been a film that has probed so pitilessly into the lives of middle-class couples.

Mother denies trying to incite riot

A single mother has denied attempting to incite a riot, saying comments made by BlackBerry Messenger were a joke.

Government backs away from plan to close social media sites during riots

Threats to close down Twitter and other social media during civil disturbances, raised in the heat of this month's riots, have been abandoned. The subject was not even discussed during an hour-long meeting between senior ministers, the police, and representatives of Facebook, Twitter and Blackberry yesterday.

Warning after 2,000 held over London riots

Scotland Yard warned fugitive rioters tonight that it was "far from finished" as the force confirmed that more than 2,000 suspects have been arrested over the capital's disturbances.

App charts police officer movements

Residents can chart the movements of their nearest police officer through a mobile phone app launched today.

Andrew Martin: It's only a holiday if you are working

We high-flyers must simply accept that in the electronic age, the idea of "getting away from it all" is over

Ministers clash over rival plans to tackle gangs

The all-out war that David Cameron promised to wage on gangs after the August riots is threatening to turn into one between government departments.

Rupert Cornwell: Why Obama's seaside break is making waves

Out of America: With the economy teetering on the brink of a fresh recession, many in the US seem to begrudge the President his summer holiday

Laurie Penny: Keeping speech free is one way to rebuild our society

Are we allowed to post angry tweets about overthrowing the Government? To organise protests if there's a chance they might turn rowdy?

Cyberclinic: Do social networks need games to be 'sticky'?

Hats off to Google+ for becoming the fastest-growing website in history. In the space of a month the social network has welcomed 25million excitable users – but are they all happy with their new piece of internet real estate?

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