Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 Core i5 / 256GB gets £270 off in the UK, now £809

Microsoft has been offering up to £240 off the Pro 3 in recent weeks – but if you buy the Core i5 model with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage, you’ll now save £270 off its full list price of £1,079. Read more…

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Apple Seeds Fourth iOS 9.1 Beta, Third tvOS Beta to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of iOS 9.1 to registered developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the third iOS 9.1 beta and releasing iOS 9.0.2, the second minor bug fix update to iOS.

The new iOS 9.1 beta, build 13B136, is available as an over-the-air update and through Apple’s Developer Center. Apple has also released a third tvOS beta.

iOS 9.1 offers new features and compatibility updates for upcoming Apple products like the new fourth-generation Apple TV and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The iPad Pro ships with two accessories, the Smart Keyboard and the Apple Pencil, both of which are deeply integrated into the operating system.

The update includes Unicode 8, adding support for emoji like the taco, burrito, cheese wedge, middle finger, unicorn head, and more, along with a new Messages option in the Settings app, allowing users to disable photos for their contacts.

It is not clear when iOS 9.1 will be released to the public, but it’s likely it will come in late October, coinciding with the launch of the new Apple TV.



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Apple Discontinues Gold Color Options for Older iPhone 6, 6 Plus, and 5s

Customers who want to purchase an iPhone with a gold finish will need to purchase either the new iPhone 6s or the iPhone 6s Plus as Apple has discontinued gold finishes for all other iPhone models, including the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, and 5s.

Going forward, the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, and 5s will only be available for purchase in Space Gray or Silver, reserving the Gold and Rose Gold colors for the company’s new flagship iPhones. Apple has confirmed to The Verge that the gold color options are no longer available for older iPhones.

With the launch of the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus, Apple has dropped the prices on the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6s by $100. The iPhone 6 now starts at $549 for the 16GB model, while the iPhone 6s starts at $649. The two iPhones are also no longer sold in 128GB capacities.

The iPhone 5s is also still available for sale as Apple’s low-priced iPhone option, purchasable in a 16GB configuration for $0 with a two-year contract or $49 for 32GB. With the iPhone 5s representing the lower-end of the iPhone lineup, the colorful iPhone 5c has been discontinued.



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