Will Apple unveil a new iPhone6 in September? Siri won’t say

The company is widely expected to unveil the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6 Plus S, and potentially a new version of its Apple TV set-top box and a new iPad

Apple Inc on Thursday invited journalists to a 9 September event, where it is expected to unveil new iPhones and potentially a new version of its Apple TV set-top box.

The email invitation includes a colorful Apple logo with the sentence “Hey Siri, give us a hint,” referring to Apple’s popular digital voice assistant.

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Google attacks Brussels antitrust case in 100-page response

Legal action by European commission over shopping price comparison service ‘wrong as matter of fact, law and economics’, says Google

Google has described the European commission’s antitrust case against its search engine business as “wrong as a matter of fact, law and economics” in a lengthy counter submitted to the regulator.

The commission’s competition policy chief, Margrethe Vestager, launched a full-scale legal attack on Google in April, accusing the company of abusing its market dominance by systematically favouring its shopping price comparison service.

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Huawei Honor 7 review: solid mid-range with lightning-fast fingerprint scanner

Chinese company’s latest smartphone features dual-sim, decent processor, screen and camera, but modified Android software isn’t the best

The brief for Huawei’s Honor 7 is straightforward: make a solid smartphone that don’t break the bank.

It doesn’t pretend to be a “flagship killer”, and isn’t, but in a market that is full of good offerings for under £250, including the new OnePlus 2 and third-generation Moto G, can the, arguably, fastest fingerprint scanner in the business make it stand out?

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PRS for Music takes legal action against SoundCloud streaming service

UK performing rights organisation says it has no choice but to sue music site for not paying songwriters royalties after ‘years of unsuccessful negotiations’

The British songwriters’ performing rights organisation PRS for Music is suing SoundCloud.

It is taking legal action against the streaming service for not paying songwriters royalties when their music is used on the site.

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The Megadrive megamix – how classic videogame soundtracks went from background noise to cratedigger gold

Digital composers of the 1990s pushed the console tech far beyond its natural limits to produce warped symphonies that are buried deep in the minds of millions. Now specialist labels are reissuing them on vinyl

In an age when even the most obscure subculture is within easy reach, a passion for music can become tinged with one-upmanship. “Have you heard these Levantine recordings from 1906?” “S’OK. I’m more into this Tuareg reimagining of Purple Rain.”

The feverish cratedigging is compounded with the trend for luxurious vinyl releases, to the point where your mantelpiece can end up stuffed with cloth-bound 10-LP boxes of even the most marginal synth-botherer, and your kids are asking why you can’t afford their uni fees.

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