We’ll start with an apology: if you hate Apple, Apple products, Apple operating systems, people who like Apple products, people who have been inside Apple Stores or just the word Apple, you're only getting four words in this week's newsletter: GTA 5 is out! And that's your lot. Stop! Apple time!
You saw the fancy videos, but how does the iPhone 5S stand up in the real world? A minor price hike means that the iPhone 5S is "one of the most expensive smartphones out there, even on 3G price plans." Is it worth the extra cost? The short answer is "hmmm." It's "one of the most cutting-edge smartphones around, imbued with a top-end camera and a really innovative feature with Touch ID."
That's the good. The bad? Price, the relatively small screen, price and price. Meanwhile, the iPhone 5C - Apple’s first effort at a budget option - is essentially a plastic iPhone 5, and it isn't as cheap as many hoped. The whole thing leaves us rather puzzled. As a device it's nice enough, but "its price tag, overall design and lack of premium feel leave a slightly unpleasant taste."
Both the iPhone 5S and 5C run iOS 7, the latest and possibly greatest version of Apple's mobile operating system. We've put together a list of the major differences between iOS 7 and iOS 6, so you can see whether your favourite features have been affected.
Kit Kat bars may be on your mind all October long, as Android 4.4 KitKat along with the Nexus 5 phone are rumored to be announced on October 14. Google has yet to confirm the Android 4.4 features list or release date outside of "October." However, tipsters are trying to fill in the blanks. Read more
Rockstar is investigating a reported shipping error from Amazon, which has seen some customers receive their copies of GTA 5 four days before the September 17 release date. The most anticipated game of 2013 turned up in the mailbox of some lucky customers on Saturday, with the game not hitting stores until Tuesday. Read more
The jury is still out on iOS 7's radical redesign - for what it's worth, we love it with a few reservations - but there's no denying that it's the friendliest version and most powerful of iOS yet. Beyond the headline features, we've found 11 improvements to make your everyday smartphone life that little bit more pleasant. Read more
According to sources speaking to Edge, the PS4's memory reader is 40-50% faster than the Xbox One. Its Arithmetic Logic Unit is also said to be about 50% speedier. "Xbox One is weaker and it's a pain to use its ESRAM," added one developer. Read more
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