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Dropbox release new Desktop client

Dropbox have rolled out a new desktop client, adding new features into the taskbar oriented software package. This marks the eight time that the company have updated their code this year. This version (2.0) has received an overhaul with extra functionality. There is an enhanced Dropbox menu which alerts the …

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Lenovo hint at BlackBerry buyout

Lenovo may be in the market for a BlackBerry takeover, according to the Lenovo CEO. Lenovo executives dismissed the rumours two months ago however it would appear they may have had a change of heart recently. CEO Yang Yuanqing spoke with a French financial newspaper in an interview published on …

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SimCity DRM sucks – Civitas to the rescue?

Has SimCity been getting you down? Looking at the end user reviews on Amazon it would seem that a huge audience are annoyed at Electronic Arts and Maxis for making a mess of the latest title. Developer Maxis said they ‘were dumb’ for underestimating the demand and Electronic Arts stepped …

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Mozilla Firefox OS phones launching in July

Mozilla are wanting to challenge Google in the mobile field by launching a series of new smartphones featuring a Firefox based operating system. The launch will happen in July after Mozilla won the backing of 13 wireless service providers around the world. Mozilla are hoping there is some room left …

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Windows 8 a flop with Kitguru readers

It would be fair to say that Windows 8 hasn’t received the warmest of welcomes among the enthusiast users who visit tech sites like Kitguru. Over the last three months we have ran several polls on Facebook and we are currently running one on the main Kitguru.net website. The results …

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bugged iOS 6.1 banned from corporate servers

The latest bug in iOS6.1 is causing issues for corporate servers due to ‘excessive logging’ on Exchange servers when a user connects for mail and calender services. A report on Microsoft Technet says “I had a user upgrade to 6.1 and immediately after he finished, his phone/IPAD started causing excessive …

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Apple claim 300million devices running iOS6

Apple have said there are nearly 300 million iPads, iPod Touches and iPhones running iOS6, which was released in September last year. The iOS6 launch was marred by the replacement of Google Maps with Apple’s seriously flawed mapping software. To address this, Google have released their own MAPS app for …

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Sony selling US HQ building for $1.1billion

Sony said they are selling their U.S. headquarters building in Manhattan. The sale will net the corporation $1.1 billion. AFP reported that the Japanese electronics maker has sold the 37 storey building to a consortium led by New York based commerical property firm Chetrit Group in a deal expected to …

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Nanolight – world’s most efficient light bulb

Three people from the University of Toronto have designed a product to match the 100W lightbulb while reducing electricity consumption. Their NanoLight LED light bulbs could replace the 100W incandescent bulb, over time. Christian Yan, Tom Rodinger and Gimmy Chu of Nanolight met during a university solar car project back …

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Apple working on lower cost plastic iPhone

The latest industry rumors claim that Apple are working on a big change in corporate strategy. According to the Wall Street Journal some people briefed on the change have ‘slipped‘ out the information. This isn’t the first time we have heard this news although the latest news would suggest that …

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HTC to offer 7inch & 12inch Windows RT tablets

Slashgear have spoken to some unnamed sources who say that HTC are planning on releasing a 7 inch and a 12 inch tablet running Windows RT. This will offer a challenge to the Surface Microsoft tablet. The sources say that the tablets will also operate as a smartphone, allowing the …

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RIM shares drop 9% after company call

Research In Motion CEO Thorsten Heins has shocked investors yesterday after he said that RIM planned to make major changes in its highly profitable services  business. Forbes said he brought this up on the company post earnings conference call. This caused company shares to drop 9%. Forbes published “As the …

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Google update image search to reduce porn

I think we have all searched on Google with ‘safesearch’ off at some point. Even innocent search terms can return a high level of porn images, not ideal for the family. Google are adjusting their algorithm to ensure this won’t happen. They have pushed out an update which will ensure …

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New iMac assembled in USA

iFixit, the teardown site have laid hands on the new 21.5 inch iMac. While most of it is ‘business as usual’ the interesting news is that they are being ‘Assembled in USA’. Nearly all of Apple’s gadgets and computers are assembled in China, however the new product shows that Apple …

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VTX3D break sub £700 price point for HD7990

If you have a lot of money and want the ultimate gaming performance, then there are only two solutions to aim for. Nvidia’s stonking GTX690 or the latest HD7990 from several of AMD’s leading partners. VTX3D have just launched their card in the United Kingdom and several etailers will be …

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Microsoft attack Google – bad place to shop

Microsoft have started an attack on Google, devising a marketing campaign which is focused on a recent change in the way Google operates the part of their search engine devoted to shopping results. These revisions require merchants to pay Google to get their products listed in the shopping section. Microsoft …

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Nintendo Wii U ‘selling out immediately’

Nintendo said yesterday that they had sold 400,000 Wii U game consoles in the first week of sales. This number is lower than the 600,000 Wii consoles sold in the first week of availability when it originally launched. The President of Nintendo America, Reggie Fils-Aime spoke in an interview with …

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Windows 8 sales are disappointing

We are hearing from local dealers in the United Kingdom that Windows 8 sales are not as strong as expected. This verifies the news earlier this week that American retail tech giant Newegg have said that Windows 8 sales are ‘slow going’. Our reports from various sources in the United …

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The Wii U, is it for you?

The Wii U has been reviewed by some publications across the net, but is it something you will want? Many people are yet unsure of what is ‘under the hood’, so first, lets list the specifications: IBM Power-based multi-core processor AMD Radeon-based High Definition GPU 8GB/32GB storage options 1080p video …

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Facebook and Yahoo! forming strategic alliance

The Sunday Telegraph has said that Marissa Mayer and Sheryl Sandburg may be forming an alliance between their companies – Yahoo! and Facebook. Mayer, CEO of Yahoo! and Sanberg, the COO of Facebook are in discussion on how they can work together to conquer the Internet. Unnamed sources said that …

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iPad to drop below 50% market share in 2013

Apple may rule the tablet roost right now, but analyst Sameer Singh predicts that Android based tablets will out sell iPads in Q2 or Q3 2013. This year, sales of Android powered tablets have grown faster than iPad sales in six out of the last eight quarters. Android is a …

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Twitter will let users see copyright removed tweets

Twitter have adjusted their system and rather than simply removing tweets, they are ‘withdrawing’ them instead. The reason is simple, users can see why they have been removed. This change by Twitter is a direct move to support the community, highlighting when and why tweets get removed. Previously if a …

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Blackberry 10, will it be enough to rescue RIM?

Research In Motion have had a tough 24 months, their sales figures have dropped significantly and the company seems in a constant state of turmoil in regards to leadership. They are betting their future on Blackberry 10 OS which has been touted for 2013. The Blackberry 10 Operating System is …

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