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On Tuesday night, Apple announced its Q3 results – traditionally a subdued affair as consumers wait for newer products, like the latest iPhone – and posted its second straight quarter of double digit percentage growth in iPhone sales.

The tech giant also reported a higher-than-expected net income of $7.7 billion (around £4.5 billion) of net income on revenue of $37.4 billion (roughly £22 billion), with per-share profit coming in at $1.28, higher than the expected $1.23.

However, many results were still below what forecasts expected.


At the turn of the year we predicted, along with many others, hat 2014 would be the year of wearable tech as Sony, Samsung and Pebble all looked set to take the market by storm – it’s not quite worked out like that though.

Although more and more of us are coming around to the idea of wearable tech, and while there are a few months left of this year still, it doesn’t look like 2014 will quite be the year it breaks through.

So why hasn’t it taken off as expected? Maybe it’s because that the tech is wearable from a practical point of view, it’s still not quite suitable from a sartorial standpoint.


July 1, 2014 saw the introduction of caps on mobile phone roaming charges across Europe – part of a move to that will eventually see roaming charges across the EU scrapped completely.


With call charges coming in at just 12.5p per minute (ex VAT), with no surcharges, using is now the cheapest way for anyone in the UK to set up a conference call via a mobile phone.

And here’s how it can be done in just a few simple steps…

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The World Cup kicks off in Brazil this evening as the host nation take on Croatia in Sao Paulo – so this edition of Around the World is dancing to the samba beat in a Brazil World Cup Special.

And if you want to keep in touch with friends, colleagues, clients or fellow football fans forth duration of the tournament, you can use to speak to up to 50 other people at once, using the local rate Brazilian dial-in number 21-39561452.

Now read on to fill your head with enough World Cup trivia to make sure your picked first for every pub quiz team for at least the next four weeks…

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