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Google and Microsoft will add a 'kill switch' to their next mobile versions of Android and Windows

Google and Microsoft have agreed to include a ‘kill switch’ in the next versions of Android and Windows, which will prevent thieves from reactivating a stolen smartphone.

Apple’s iOS already incorporates a similar feature.

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British designer creates wireless charging trousers using Nokia technology

Designer Adrien Sauvage, who founded of House A. Sauvage, has worked with Nokia to create trousers that incorporate a wireless charging pocket for smartphones.

His new ‘Modern Man’ collection uses technology from the Nokia DC-50 wireless charging plate to recharge any compatible device that’s placed in the trouser pocket.

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Big announcements from Apple, Samsung, Microsoft and LG

Podcast transcription - 4th June 2014

Mark Bridge writes:

Every week we produce a half-hour podcast that covers all the biggest news headlines for the UK mobile phone industry.

Thanks to a special offer from Scribie.com, we can also offer a transcription of last week’s programme.

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Big announcements from Apple, Samsung, Microsoft and LG

Podcast - 4th June 2014

Iain, James and Mark begin this week's podcast with Apple's recent iOS 8 revelation and its plan to acquire Beats Electronics.

They then move on to discuss Samsung's Tizen-powered smartphone, a new flagship device from LG and the latest Microsoft Surface tablet - as well as a network takeover in Ireland, BlackBerry’s M2M moves and UK price changes for Vodafone.

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Google replaces Apple as the world's most valuable brand

After three years at the top of the Millward Brown BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Brands chart, Apple has lost the number 1 position to Google.

Apple slipped to second place in 2014, whilst IBM remained in third.

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