In the EU, a law has been recently introduced that allows a 14-day returns policy on digital purchases. Unfortunately, this system is potentially open to abuse.
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Nokia has opened pre-orders in China for its new Android 5.0-based tablet, priced at 1599 CNY (just under $260 USD), and the device is expected to launch in some European markets later this year.
Android 5.0 rolled out to the Galaxy S5 earlier this month - but only in Poland and South Korea. That's all about to change, as another market is now receiving the update, with more being added soon.
In a complete reversal of its no refunds policy on App Store and iTunes purchases, Apple has been forced by EU lawmakers to offer a 14-day money back guarantee on purchases in Europe.
Apple is reminding its developers that new VAT rules in the EU have led to some policy changes in the App Store. While devs will remain unaffected some users may see prices go up.
The latest firmware update from Microsoft is now rolling-out to select devices around the world including India and Europe. The focus currently is on the low-end devices as they're the most numerous.
A few weeks after the LG G3 became the first handset in the world to get Android 5.0 (in Poland), the Lollipop update is now starting to roll out for the G3 in markets across Europe, and beyond.
From Amazon at your Post Office and the world's largest video games collection, to festive bargains, Windows updates, and Google's EU breakup, we look back at highlights from the week's top tech news.
Amid a number of antitrust complaints, the European Parliament has voted on a proposal that would see Google's search services spun-off into a separate company, away from the company's other products.
Andrus Ansip, the EU's digital leader has come out against some proposed moves in Italy and other countries which would weaken the important net neutrality rules that Europe is putting in place.
A frustrated website owner filed a lawsuit against Google claiming that Google was purposely not showing results for the website in search results. The judge has ruled the case in favor of Google.
Google has submitted a transparency report for the requests it receives regarding the "Right to be forgotten" laws in Europe, in which shows that one in ten came from the UK.
Samsung has confirmed that it is discontinuing sales of all laptops - including Windows notebooks and Chromebooks - in Europe, but says that it will continue to sell these devices in other markets.
Talking about the digital future of the European Union, Google's Eric Schmidt sees large hurdles but lots of potential. He says a brighter future and a better economy are the promise of a digital EU.
Microsoft's most affordable Windows Phone 8.1 device, the Lumia 530, has gone on sale in India, where it can be purchased for as little as 7349 INR, while the first European pre-orders are now open.
Sony has said that it will launch the PlayStation TV box - which includes the ability to play games via its PlayStation Now game-streaming service - in the US ($99) and Europe (€99) later this year.
HTC's long-rumored upcoming Windows Phone may be launching in many more markets than originally expected. There are some strong hints that the device may head to Europe in the near future.
Microsoft has launched a form allowing European individuals to request that certain results be removed from its Bing search engine, in compliance with the EU 'right to be forgotten' ruling.
OnePlus One deliveries have been delayed in Europe after the company chose to modify the 'CE' mark - a regulatory conformity symbol that must not be altered - on its devices for aesthetic reasons.
Google received over 50,000 requests after the 'right to be forgotten' ruling, and will begin removing search results soon - but while links will be hidden in Europe, they'll remain visible elsewhere.
Online shoppers in Europe now have new protections under laws that introduce a 14-day 'cooling-off period' for digital purchases, ban retailers from 'pre-ticking' boxes for optional extras, and more.
Though not official, thanks to their shipping policies, everyone across the EU can buy a Surface Pro 3 from the digital Microsoft Store. However, there are important price variations across the EU.
The affordable Lumia 630 is the first device designed for Windows Phone 8.1 to go on sale and, following its launch in Asia, will soon be available in Europe for €119 (single-SIM) / €129 (dual-SIM).
Apple have launched a cheaper version of the iPhone 5c in Europe with 8gb storage, several carriers are already offering the phone either for free or for a one-time low cost upfront payment.
Windows Phone is not showing any signs of slowing down in Europe according to the latest study. The OS has continued its momentum by holding a double digit share for the last four months.
Chris Lewis, a 25 year veteran of Microsoft and the leader of its Xbox European division, has announced his retirement from the company. Microsoft is still seeking a replacement.
LG's gently curved and slightly flexible handset, the G Flex, will launch in the first of over twenty European markets next month, as the company expands availability of the device beyond Asia.
Motorola is sending out invites for a special launch event in the UK. It's very likely that this is the launch event for the company's customizable Moto X handset that previously launched in the US.
The PlayStation Network is experiencing sign-in issues following the launch of the PS4 in Europe and Sony has disabled the ability to use digital vouchers temporarily as a result.
European users of the Xbox One report that watching TV from within the console causes the signal to pause or judder thanks to the 50Hz setup on European TVs versus the 60Hz output on the console.
A new report from the research firm Kantar World Panel claims that Windows Phone's smartphone share has made big gains in major European markets but took a big dive in China.
Microsoft has formed a new Xbox game publishing team in Europe which will find games to release for the Xbox One and Xbox 360, starting with Crytek's Warface for the Xbox 360 in early 2014.
Two German retail sites briefly revealed off-contract pricing for the Lumia 1020 today, with Nokia's flagship Windows Phone - featuring a 41MP camera - said to cost €799 EUR ($1,042 USD / £690 GBP).
Microsoft has confirmed that its Surface Pro tablet will launch in the UK, Germany, France, Australia and 15 other markets by the end of May, with Russia, Singapore and others being added in June.
A document, the "Report on Eliminating Gender Stereotypes" includes a little clause that wants to ban access to adult content in the European Union. Controversial, and it's being debated on Tuesday.
The Raspberry Pi has finally launched the cheaper $25 Model A version of its Linux-based PC in Europe that's missing parts that are in the $35 Model B version of the PC.
Microsoft's Surface RT has proved to be a big hit so far, but the IT Pros out there have been yearning for pricing details on the Pro versions of the device. Now a German retailer may have obliged.
ACTA and the whole copyright concern around it, was thought to have been laid to rest. It hasn't been: A European Commission negotiator managed to let slip CETA copies from ACTA.
It's not just San Francisco and London that will get some Windows Phone 8 love on launch day. As October 29 approaches, more launch events have been confirmed for Milan and Munich.
Nokia has confirmed pricing for its two new Windows Phones, the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820, in France; while the company's UK division also revealed some eyewatering prices for the devices' accessories.
The European Commissioner for the digital agenda has warned and urged member states of the EU to accelerate their deployment of LTE or risk being overlooked by device makers.
Various Nokia subsidiaries in Europe have revealed the outright pricing for both the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820, listing the devices as low as €599 and €499 respectively with a November release date
Even though Nokia has not announced when its new Lumia products will go on sale, new information has surfaced that says the phones will land in Europe in November. Make the jump to learn more.
Microsoft has confirmed that UK residents will be able to upgrade their Windows XP, Vista and 7 PCs to Windows 8 for £24.99, with new Windows 7 PC owners getting the same upgrade for £14.99.
A new report, based on mobile OS use on StatCounter, claims that Windows Phone had a big jump in Europe during July, rising up 24 percent, and also rose 19 percent in the US.
Microsoft has apologized for an extended outage in Europe of its Windows Azure cloud service earlier this week, saying that the issue was caused by a "misconfigured network device".
Brussels announced the beginning of new investigation against a dozen optical disk drives makers, allegedly guilty of having promoted a cartel to rig the cost of PC devices.
The world largest microchip manufacturers begins its appeal before Europe's General Court in Bruxelles. The European Commission has no substantial evidence to prove our wrong, the corporation stated
The European Parliament showed some stones today and has thrown out the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in a vote that ended with 478 votes against, and just 39 in favor.