Week in Tech: G3 leaks, HTC tweaks, Ebay hacks and Apple slacks

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Week in Tech: G3 leaks, HTC tweaks, Ebay hacks and Apple slacks

There's a theory that Microsoft takes three attempts to get anything right. This week we saw the third incarnation of its Surface Pro, the laptop that thinks it's a tablet, and it seems to support the theory. While Microsoft was showing off Surface, eBay was suffering from a massive security breach, ex-iPhone users were getting angry and the smartphone rumour factory was going into overdrive. Let's news you up!

Third time's a charm

You'll never guess what Microsoft's called the third Surface Pro. Yes: Surface Pro 3. There's a really nice screen, a better Type Cover and improved stylus support. It's still pricey, though. One thing we didn't see was the rumoured Surface Mini, which Microsoft apparently canned at the last minute. Is that the end of Windows RT? It certainly looks like it…

LG: Leaking's Good

Do you have a secret? Then for God's sake don't tell LG, whose skills clearly don't lie in keeping schtum: with days to go before the official launch of the LG G3, almost all the important information appears to have leaked - including the fancy QHD screen LG hopes will attract specs-crazed smartphone fans.

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Week in Tech: G3 leaks, HTC tweaks, Ebay hacks and Apple slacks
Talking points: Galaxy S5 Prime, Ebay cyberattack, iMessage bug, Moto 360
Competition: WIN! The ultimate Humax TV package worth £600
The week's best buys: Chromecast, MacBook Air, PS4
Top 10: Android phones
Talking points
Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is a top smartphone with a lot to shout about, but with increased pressure from HTC, Sony and LG, there are suggestions that Samsung is looking to give its flagship another boost. Read more
Ebay cyberattack: Security experts agree that employees are weakest link
How does end-to-end security need to change follow the Ebay attack? We asked a panel of top experts. Read more
Apple's iMessage bug: what it is and how to fix it
Former iPhone users who've moved to Android, Windows Phone or BlackBerry have encountered a problem: they're not receiving messages sent from others' iPhones. Here's how to fix it. Read more
Moto 360
Motorola's ambitious smartwatch, rumoured to have an even more ambitious July release date, features a unique circular watch face, not a square-shaped display like every other smartwatch. Read more
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The week's best buys

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While it has yet to make the leap into Retina, this is still the laptop that the ultrabook aspires to be, thanks to incredible battery life and AC Wi-Fi.
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The most powerful game console in the world, the PS4 will be a complete system with a few more features and games.
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the iMessage bug
@JustmeGemmy Apple can't always fix it, they couldn't do mine last yr. The system resets every 30 days tho, so it will fix itself in time.
@sifi100 Apple not looking after their customers! Who'd have believed it?
@ainsleyem Absolute bobbins! Apple have me by the short+curlies :( No one can text me. I don't have iMessage anymore!
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