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

PC gaming to hit your front room with Steam OS

Valve makes huge pitch for the big(ger) screen with a new Linux-based OS

Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2: Microsoft refreshes its hybrid tablet/laptop range

Ambitious launch shows that the company still intends to compete with Apple in the tablet market

The Sex Box panel (from left to right): Phillip Hodson, Tracey Cox Dan Savage and Mariella Frostrup

Lovers to have sex in front of studio audience on new Mariella Frostrup show

Channel 4's Sex Box aiming to promote open dialogue about 'real sex' in light of the explosion in online porn

BlackBerry leak pulls the plug on messenger roll-out on iOS and Android

The Canadian smartphone maker has also announced 4,500 job losses mainly due to poor sales of its latest device, the Z10.

iOS 7: Apple promises to fix glitch allowing hackers to bypass lockscreen

Company insists it 'takes user security very seriously'

Video: the security flaws in the new iPhones with iOS 7 (that Apple are working on fixing right now)

New software update release by Apple has already been found to contain a pair of potential security flaws

Google offers free Microsoft Office editor for phones and tablets (Microsoft doesn't)

The Quickoffice app allows you to edit Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and Powerpoint presentations on the move

Sony's Smart Stick is an unlikely competitor to Google's Chrome Cast

Another streaming dongle to make your TV ultra-smart, but with limited compatibility and a hefty price-tag it won't be for everyone

Fairphone, the world's first 'ethical smartphone', launches in London

Customers ordering the €325 phone can visit the maker's website to see exactly where their money is going

Google redesigns its logo and home page

The most visited site on the whole world wide web hasn’t changed its logo in three years

Davies steps up drive for women on Chime board

Chime Communications' chairman Lord Davies, who led a 2011 report into the lack of women on City boards, has hired a second female non-executive in as many months.

'Independent' journalist Jamie Lewis

iPhone 5S on sale today: Want to make a quick £500? Join the queue

Jamie Lewis uncovers the lucrative business of being at the front of the Apple store line

Sony's PS4 companion app will rival Microsoft's SmartGlass; launches with PS4 in November

New software will turn Android and iOS tablets and smartphones into a second screen experience for the console

Leap Motion's gesture tech comes as standard in HP's new laptop

Next generation of laptops won't come with gesture interfaces as standard, but Leap Motion plans for their technology to spread far and wide

Ireland officially out of recession despite domestic economy contracting

Country additionally boosted by signs of growth and improvement in shattered building and construction businesses

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