Week in Tech: iOS 8 says hi, PSP says goodbye, Amazon says '3D is still cool'

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Week in Tech: iOS 8 says hi, PSP says goodbye, Amazon says '3D is still cool'

It's an internet reflex to declare Apple finished, but we can't help wondering whether this week's WWDC, the most interesting one in years, is going to quieten the howls of doom somewhat.

No iWatch, no problem

The star of Apple's annual WWDC wasn't Craig Federighi's hair: it was iOS 8, the latest and greatest version of Apple's mobile OS. There's stacks of interesting stuff including third-party keyboards, huge improvements to messaging, a really clever feature called Continuity that moves seamlessly from mobile to Mac and back again, and a new app called Health. No sign of the iWatch just yet, but we reckon we spotted plenty of not-so-hidden hints.

OS ten ten point ten

The news that Apple is calling OS X 10.10 "Yosemite" caused a flurry of "how to pronounce…" Google searches, but the named-after-the-place-not-the-cartoon-character operating system is much more than a name lots of people can't say. There's ammunition for Apple fans and foes alike, from the excellent iOS integration to what looks awfully like Windows Vista's Sidebar.

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In this week
Week in Tech: iOS 8 says hi, PSP says goodbye, Amazon says '3D is still cool'
Talking points: Amazon phone, Death of Sony PSP, Nexus 8 leak, Samsung's Tizen on its way
Competition: Win! An Acer H6510BD 3D projector worth over £600
The week's best buys: PlayStation 4, Samsung UE48H6400, Sony HX60V
Top 10: Tablets
Talking points
Amazon phone release date, news and rumours
This looks to be it. Amazon is hosting an event in Seattle on June 18. While we lack confirmation that it's truly smartphone time, reading the tea leaves gives us a pretty good inkling the phone will finally show its face. Read more
Death knell sounded for the Sony PSP
It's the end of an era, with Sony reportedly ending shipments of the trusty old PlayStation Portable handheld gaming console in Japan, a decade on from its launch on home shores. Read more
Google's alleged Nexus 8 appears in photo with Android 4.5
The Nexus 8 tablet rumours just won't relent, but it's looking ever more likely that it might actually launch soon as some new pictures supposedly show the device. The pictures were sent to MyDrivers.com and show the slate in a protective case. Read more
Samsung's Tizen TVs could be here sooner than you think
Samsung has shown off an early version of its Tizen-based Smart TV interface and promised sets packing the OS will arrive "very soon." Read more
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