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Visa Europe, RBS and Natwest have launched TouchPay, a mobile payments system for the iPhone.

It’s limited to 1,000 customers at the moment, and doesn’t support the iPhone 5 yet. But it should be available for all iPhone-owning customers of RBS and Natwest in the UK “in the near future”.

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The Nexus 7 has some issues. People who’ve already received theirs are complaining that the screen is leaking light. And now an expert has gone on record saying the device’s display has its flaws.

But it’s not the only first generation of a product to ship in not completely mint condition.

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Samsung has just dropped us a friendly note to say that the white version of the flagship Galaxy Nexus is set for launch in the UK just 3 months after the launch of the original device. Read on for the launch date and full details. Read more

If Apple’s Siri is the main reason you’d consider upgrading from the iPhone 4 to the iPhone 4S, there may be a far cheaper way. A new app available through the Cydia jailbreak store claims to bring near full Siri integration to the iPhone 4. Read more

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And so, it’s official. Apple says it will not be bringing its Siri voice assistant to the iPhone 4 or iPod touch. Both devices have been hacked to work with the iPhone 4S-only tech in recent weeks, with gossip emerging that Cupertino was testing Siri on the iPhone 4 ahead of a planned release.

But Apple’s engineering department have slapped down such talk, saying on the company’s official forum that “Siri only works on iPhone 4S and we currently have no plans to support older devices”. And for my money, that’s great news. Because it’s time we moved on and left Siri time to prove whether it’s really a worthwhile feature.

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Siri, Apple’s iPhone 4S-only voice assistant, has been hacked to work on other iDevices before. But until now, the workarounds have not been able to contact Apple’s servers, rendering the feature largely redundant. Now though, a new hack has been revealed, bringing complete Siri powers to both the iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4G. Read on for all the details.

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Stop reading the iPhone 5 rumour mill for a second and consider your options: If you’re yet to upgrade your smartphone this year, now is the best time to bag an iPhone 4. Network 3 has just teamed up with Recombu to offer the iPhone 4 on its all you can eat One Plan, with a huge £169 cash back. That’s unlimited data, and a fantastic phone, along with a fat cheque in your pocket. What’s not to like?

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Budget 8GB iPhone 4 to launch late September alongside iPhone 5A report from Reuters claims the budget-mind iPhone rumored by BGR in July will actually be an 8GB version of the iPhone 4. The smaller capacity iPhone is set to launch in late September or early October alongside the iPhone 5. As usual, the news comes from “two people with knowledge of the matter”, so take the report with a grain of salt.

The sources not only confirmed the existence of an 8GB iPhone 4, they also confirmed the flash memory is being manufactured by a Korean company — though they failed to explicitly mention its name. Currently, Apple sources its flash drives from Toshiba in Japan and Samsung in South Korea.

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