Ashleigh AllsoppSenior Staff Writer, Macworld U.K.

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Ashleigh is Senior Staff Writer for the Tech Media group in the U.K. An Apple fan through-and-through, she keeps readers up to date with the latest news, reviews, features and tutorials. She particularly enjoys spreading the gossip about upcoming Apple products and pondering over leaked parts. When she isn’t busy typing about tech, Ashleigh can be found with her head buried in a novel. Unless there’s a McFly concert happening somewhere.

Apple expands iWork for iCloud beta to developers with free accounts

Apple has begun expanding its iWork for iCloud beta, inviting developers free accounts to start testing the in-browser versions of Apple's Pages, Keynote and Numbers applications.


Hey, big buyer: Online shoppers prefer iOS, Forrester reports

iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch owners are 30 percent more likely to use their device to make purchases online than those using gadgets running Android, according to a new report from research firm Forrester.

Hands on: Adobe's Mighty and Napoleon drawing hardware for the iPad

Still in the experiment stage, there's no word yet about when we should expect to see Adobe's Mighty and Napoleon hit the shelves, but we got our hands on working prototypes of the devices to try them out and take some photos of them in action.

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iPhone 5 launch trounced Galaxy S4 in Twitter traffic

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has highlighted a commissioned analysis of Twitter activity surrounding the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S4 launches that reveals Apple's latest iPhone was the subject of more than five times as many tweets when it launched than the Galaxy S4 was when it was unveiled earlier this month.

Bill Gates: 'Steve Jobs was always cooler than me'

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has admitted that late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was "always cooler" than him.

IPad Mini, Apple TV Refresh in Production, Analyst Says

An analyst expects the iPad Mini and Apple TV set will debut this fall, after identifying a ramp up in production at Foxconn factories.


New iPhone Could Push Apple Sales Above 25 Million for Quarter

A Piper Jaffray analyst suggest a September launch of the next-generation iPhone could add up to 10 million iPhone sales before the end of the quarter.

Ramp-up in Apple Supply Orders Supports Expected Launch

Apple suppliers saw record sales in July, leading analysts to suggest Apple is ordering parts in anticipation of introducing new iOS devices.

Reference to 9-pin Dock Connector for IPhone 5 Spotted in IOS 6

A reference to a 9-pin dock connector has been spotted in the iOS 6 beta, adding further evidence to the rumour that Apple's iPhone 5 will have a smaller dock.

Apple Granted NFC Shopping List Patent for Future iPhones

Apple has been granted a patent for an iWallet application that uses Near Field Communication (NFC) to allow iPhone owners to quickly find bargains.

Court Documents Reveal Samsung's Windows Phone 8 Plans

Evidence filed in Samsung's patent litigation with Apple references Odyssey and Marco, two Windows 8 phones in the works.

Woz Wary of Cloud

Reliance on the cloud will soon cause "horrible problems," Apple's co-founder says after a the performance of a controversial play.

Apple Could Sell 40 Million iPad Minis in a Year, Analyst Predicts

The 7-inch tablet is still hypothetical, and Apple still won't confirm its existence, but the buyers are ready for a smaller iPad, an analyst reports.

iPad Helps Push Apple to Lead Global Market With 19% Share of PC Shipments

The iPad has boosted Apple back to the top of the market, helping the company achieve an estimated 19 per cent share of worldwide PC shipments.

Apple Patents Hint of iPhone Equipped with NFC

Near Field Communication technology could enable a future iPhone to act as a Universal Remote Control for cameras, game consoles, thermostats, and more.