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This Week's Chitter Chatter - New Windows 10 Phones and Features, iPhone 6C and an App You Won't See on Your Apple Watch
Let's start with Microsoft, who have unveiled their new Continuum feature which will be available on Windows 10 smartphones later this year. Continuum will effectively convert a Windows 10 Phone into a mini desktop computer. It works by changing the User Interface mode into a desktop version when you plug a keyboard and mouse into your Windows 10 smartphone or tablet. The desktop mode will come with a Start Menu and Taskbar similar to the ones you would get on a regular laptop or PC.
While we're on the subject of Microsoft, more rumours were circulating this week about 2 new high-end Windows 10 smartphones that are on the way. The two premium handsets have apparently been codenamed Cityman and Talkman. The Cityman smartphone is thought to be the new flagship Windows 10 device and its likely to feature a 5.7-inch QHD display, a Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM and a 20-megapixel rear facing camera. It's also reported to have an excellent 32GB of expandable onboard memory, a 5-megapixel camera on the front and a triple LED flash.
The Windows 10 Talkman smartphone will apparently come with a 5.2-inch QHD display, a hexa-core processor, 3GB of RAM and is also likely to boast a 20-megapixel camera on the rear. Like the Cityman, the Talkman is set to sport a triple-LED flash and a decent 5-megapixel front facing camera. We don't have timings on when we could see the new Microsoft Windows 10 Phones as yet but we'll keep you updated over the coming months.
Talking of new smartphones, there was a bit of a debate a few weeks back as to whether Apple are in fact planning to bring out an iPhone 6C. Apple's older 4-inch iPhones are still proving to be popular so it looks like an iPhone 6C, complete with a 4-inch display, competitively priced and with some great specs could still be on the cards. News from China reports that Apple has been busy placing orders for components which would seem to fit the bill perfectly for an iPhone 6C. There are rumours that a large order for camera sensors has been placed with Sony and it's thought that we could see the iPhone 6C launch in September - watch this space for more news as we get it.
And finally, it looks like Apple were not at all impressed with one app which was designed for their new Apple Watch smartwatch. The so-called Fart.Watch app was effectively like a remote controlled techie whoopee cushion, designed to let users control embarrassing fart-like noises from their shiny new Apple Watch. As Apple are keen to promote their Watch as an upmarket and desirable device, they have rejected the app from being used with their Apple Watch. However for anyone who wishes to take advantage of those fart apps out there, plenty are available for the iPhone!