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Apple Pay set to arrive in the UK on July 14

Apple Pay is widely expected to arrive in the UK on July 14 according to information from a number of retailers, reported 9to5Mac.

IDC: Tablets now only business device for 40% of users in UK, Germany and France

A large and increasing share of tablets deployed across UK, French, and German companies are the only devices that employees are equipped with to perform their business activities.

Deutsche Telekom plans to drive cloud car dealership software into retail sector

Deutsche Telekom announced plans to extend cloud-based customer experience software into the retail market after a successful deployment at car dealerships in Germany and elsewhere.

Kantar: Apple iPhone demand remains strong in Europe as Android dips

In the top five European markets, Android's share dropped 2.9 percentage points to 70.8 per cent while Apple's share increased by 2.4 percentage points to 18.7 per cent in the three months to May.

Carriers, Apple, Samsung, Microsoft and others put anti-theft measures in place for smartphones

CTIA said that a group of wireless carriers and smartphone makers had implemented a set of voluntary principles aimed at stopping smartphone theft. The announcement came just as a California law requiring smartphones sold in the state to have a "kill switch" went into effect.  

FCC pushes TracFone to start unlocking handsets as part of settlement

The FCC reached a settlement with América Móvil's U.S. MVNO, TracFone Wireless, which will force TracFone to unlock its customers' handsets.

Kantar: Samsung's Galaxy S6 helps cut into Apple's share of U.S. smartphone market

Thanks in large part to the introduction of Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S6 smartphone, Google's Android platform saw its market share in the U.S. inch up at the expense of Apple's iOS, according to a new report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.

Report: Adult video usage forecast to grow to 136B views globally by end 2015

Over 136 billion adult videos will be watched in 2015 alone, with the figure set to grow to 193 billion by 2020.

AT&T offers $200 bill credit for new and existing customers who choose Next plan

In a last-gasp effort to boost its second-quarter subscriber and smartphone sales numbers, AT&T Mobility said customers can get a $200 bill credit when they buy a smartphone through its Next equipment installment plan and activate a new line of service. The offer applies to both new and existing customers--but the two-day only deal ends today.

Analysts: Samsung, HTC and OEMs in general are losers in shift to equipment installment plans

U.S. carriers' embrace of equipment installment plans, and consumers' newfound appetite for such plans, helps operators' bottom lines. But analysts say that as consumers hold onto their phones for longer than they used to under two-year contracts, it is likely going to cause pain for smartphone makers that had grown accustomed to consumers upgrading to new phones more often.