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Global smartphones sales up 9% in Q1 but Apple and Samsung losing ground to Chinese brands

The global smartphone market is growing, but the spoils of this surge are not going to Apple and Samsung. Instead, a trio of Chinese smartphone makers that are gobbling up market share are responsible for most of this growth, according to a new report from Gartner. Apple’s smartphone sales were flat in Q1, a victory…

Tech

Apple and Nokia end legal spat by signing multi-year patent agreement

Nokia and Apple have announced that they have settled an ongoing intellectual property (IP) spat, with the duo signing a “multi-year” patent license. Nokia and Apple settled a two-year legal battle  back in 2011 over license fees for patents that Nokia owned, however late last year Nokia claimed that Apple had “declined subsequent offers” that…

Mobile

Apple Pay now supports higher value transactions at most UK contactless tills

 If the UK’s £30 contactless payment limit was holding back greater adoption of Apple’s biometric contactless payment tech, Apple Pay, the company should expect to see uplift in usage as it believes that a majority of UK contactless POS now supports limitless transactions. Read More Read full post on techcrunch.com

Gadgets

Apple blames exploding Beats headset on AAA batteries

Apple is refusing to compensate a woman whose Beats headphones exploded in her face, claiming the batteries were not at fault. Earlier this year, the anonymous woman says she was asleep on a flight from Beijing to Melbourne when she was awakened by an explosion and heat searing her face. The sparking headphones burned her face and…