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Temple Run 2, Snapchat, BBC iPlayer and WhatsApp messenger among the most popular apps in the UK

BlackBerry launches BBM for Android and iOS devices

Popular messaging system will now be available on handsets from Apple and other manufacturers

iOS7: State of the art, or a bit of a letdown? Have your say

It has been hailed as the great leap that will make Jony Ive the successor to Steve Jobs. Others say it just takes too long to download - and that their alarms failing to go off this morning was a seriously bad start. So which side are you on? Do you believe the hype, or is it, after all, a flashier but more irritating version of the software we all knew and loved?

A week with: MacBook Air 13" - fast, light and damn near perfect

Price: £949
Processor: Haswell Dual-Core i5 Processor
Graphics: Intel HD 5000
Memory: 4GB SDRAM
Flash storage:
128GB
Battery life: 12 hours

iOS 7: Analyst warns users that the new OS won't play well with apps

App-testing company warns that developers have not properly planned for the changes to the iPhone's software cause by iOS 7

Will Jony Ive claim Steve Jobs' crown? The moment of truth for Brit behind iOS7

The look and feel of Apple's new hardware and software have not been to everyone's taste, but they show not only that the company can still innovate, but that Jony Ive might be the man to replace Jobs

In-depth review: The Apple iPhone 5c

David Phelan dives deep into the colourful world of the iPhone 5c

The differences lie within: the Apple iPhone 5s

In-depth review: The Apple iPhone 5s

David Phelan takes a long look at Apple's new flagship phone

The new iPhone 5C will come in five different colours

iPhone 5s & 5c review: 'The best smartphones Apple, or anyone, has made'

David Phelan is impressed by Apple's latest smartphones as they continue to live up to the hype

iOS 7: Release date, new features and how to download

The latest version of Apple's mobile operating system includes a massive visual overhaul, but there's plenty of new features under the hood too

'USB Condom' prevents unwanted computer infections

Device works by blocking the data transfer pins on USB cables, which security researchers have shown are vulnerable to attack

UK-based Blitz Games Studios to close after 23 years

Staff reportedly honoured the company with a round of applause even after they were told they'd lost their jobs

Microsoft's Cortana: rival to Apple's Siri named after fictional AI

The next-generation of 'intelligent personal assistants' will step even closer to sci-fi's vision of artificial intelligent, but will this be in name only?

Nokia-built 10-inch Windows RT tablet leaked

Codenamed 'Sirius', the tablet looks sharp but the price is more than a little off-putting

iPhone 5S: What is a 64-bit processor and why is Apple so excited about it?

The new iPhone 5S comes with a souped-up processor but experts are sceptical about its utility for the average user

Valve launches 'Family Sharing' to share your games library

New scheme will allow Steam's digital libraries to be shared with 'up to 10 devices'

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Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder

Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama
A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
Which animals are nearly extinct?

Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
12 best children's shoes

Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

Find footwear perfect to keep kids' feet protected this autumn
Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015

UK city beats Vienna, Paris and New York to be ranked seventh in world’s best tourist destinations - but it's not London