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Could Apple’s logo be banned in Russia?

Apple is well known for creating and attracting a lot of legal attention; whether it be with the competition from Korea or the Swiss Federal Railway service. I’m sure there’s been a few odd cases involving Apple and other tech companies but this is the strangest one I’ve ever heard …

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Apple set to update existing iPad next week

In just a couple of days at a press event on October 23rd Apple is now expected to unveil not only the iPad mini and a 13.3 inch Retina Macbook but also an updated iPad. The current “Retina” class iPad was unveiled in March and the most likely new feature …

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Google announces a new $249 Samsung Chromebook

Google has today announced the latest addition to the Chrome OS family, a Samsung Chromebook that is set to cost just $249, down from $449 for last year’s model. The other big change is the move from a x86 based Intel Atom processor to the ARM Cortex A15 Samsung Exynos …

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Microsoft riding on Surface, literally

With just over a week before the next generation of Windows is officially launched the marketing campaign is starting to get under way. No one can doubt the importance of the next few months for Microsoft with launches of Windows 8, RT and Phone 8 in place, so I guess you …

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Google announces Android event for October 29

Google has today sent out press invites to an Android event scheduled for October 29 in New York. No clues were given as to what the event will include but we can take some pretty good guesses. Firstly we have the possible LG Nexus 4, a device that has been …

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ASUS makes the PadFone 2 official

Yesterday from both Milan and Taipei, ASUS has made the PadFone 2 official. The smartphone/tablet hybrid has been improved significantly from the first stab at this rather niche product type and includes a healthy array of specifications. The phone itself has a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2 GB of …

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Samsung says Apple is moving away from using their technology

If you thought the recent and continuing patent struggles between Samsung and Apple were anything to go by, the strained relationship has spread much further than the companies’ mobile divisions. Apple has depended upon Samsung for many components in its various iDevices but it appears that will change with the …

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Huawei’s Ascend W1 looks awfully familiar

Huawei was set to unveil their Windows Phone 8 line-up last month but was later delayed for reasons unknown. Fortunately, announcement delays don’t affect leaks of rumoured devices and the Huawei Ascend W1 has been given that treatment. Straight away the pictures of the Ascend W1 reveal that Huawei’s engineers have had …

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Upcoming Gmail Android update will finally bring pinch-to-zoom

I have used many mobile platforms in the past and yet one of my main complaints about the largest of them all, Android, is that the default Gmail application does not support pinch-to-zoom. This always resulted in reading emails at exaggerated zoom levels on large, 720p resolution displays. [yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00xUH86sJV0′] Fortunately, pinch …

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LG Nexus spied in clearest shots yet

A very possible, and likely LG Nexus smartphone has been making a strong statement in recent days with leak after leak. Overnight, more images of the LG E960 codenamed “Mako” have been revealed with some specifications. The reported specifications include a 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, Adreno …

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More pictures leak of likely LG Nexus smartphone

Following yesterday’s leak of the LG E960 hiding within a case, more pictures of the likely Nexus device have been leaked. This time without the exterior casing, revealing an interesting design mashup of LG’s flagship Optimus G and the current Nexus smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. The device looks very …

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Is LG’s Nexus smartphone the E960?

In the latest round of Nexus device rumours we have an entrance from LG. Images reveal a device that looks similar to the previously announced Optimus G, except with a slight difference. It is running stock Android rather than LG’s own interface and could be the first member of the …

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If the Android 4.2 rumours are false, what do we have?

Just yesterday we reported on some rumours surrounding an upcoming version of Android, however these rumours have been revealed to be false. The original source did not verify its sources and it turns out they were nothing more than made up. Rumours will forever be rumours and we’d like to apologise for …

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Google Nexus 7 set to get a storage boost

One of our biggest concerns about the ASUS-produced, Google-marketed Nexus 7 tablet in our review was the internal storage; or lack of it. However, the tablet is set to receive a 32 GB model, seemingly in the coming weeks. A Japanese customer bought a brand-new 16 GB model but on …

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Sharp commences mass production of 5-inch, 1080p displays

While many of us are perfectly happy with 720p or lesser resolutions Sharp has announced “full-scale” production of their next generation smartphone displays. Production will further ramp up throughout October. The displays will be 5 inches across and behold an very impressive Full HD 1920×1080 resolution. The 443 PPI display …

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