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Apple PC profits are seven times higher than HP’s

At the weekend, it can be interesting to get a hold of marketing research and company financials – it looks like Matt Richman has been busy doing some profit calculations. Earlier this month Peter Misek of Jefferies and Company indicated that Mac gross margins were hovering around 28%. When we …

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Classic shooter Marathon coming to iPad

Older Mac lovers will remember playing Marathon on their 68030 or 68040 powered computer many eons ago. The latest news is that the 1994 genre redefining shooter is coming to the iPad. Bungie, the makers of the original game however won’t be involved because the port is being handled by …

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DPS hacked by Lulzsec: law enforcement files stolen

High profile hacking group Lulzsec are in the news almost daily in recent weeks, and their latest target according to industry sources is the Arizona Department of Public Safety. Lulzsec hacked into the network and downloaded hundreds of law enforcement files, which they released. This is the latest in a …

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Nokia finish job cut negotiations

Nokia, the pride of Finland have completed job cut negotiations within some of their divisions at their headquarters. Nokia previously announced that they would be cutting jobs within the organisation over the coming years. They have structured the removal of staff within the Symbian and MeeGo software development teams and …

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Powercolor double GPU performance with HD6870X2

TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphics cards, today announces the very first dual GPU solution with BART XT graphics engine: the PowerColor HD6870X2. Powered by dual graphics engine, the PowerColor HD6870X2 delivers ground-breaking performance against the competitors and takes the game to the next level, enabling an unprecedented …

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Apple iPad responsible for 83% of 9.7 inch display sales

Apple are a company continually in the spotlight and recent figures from DisplayBank indicate that they are responsible for 84% of all 9.7 inch displays which were sold last month. Apple use two main suppliers for their iPad screens – Samsung and LG. These companies combined delivered 4.5 million of …

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Lulzsec take it to the next level: phone hotline for attacks

Kitguru has been reporting for weeks on various attacks by Anonymous and Lulzsec. After the initial Anonymous attacks on Sony, it seems as if Lulzsec want the the majority of the press with various high profile intrusions in recent weeks on various companies. During the week they posted 62,000 users …

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Hackers compromise Sega, stealing customer data

We had hoped that the hacking news reports would stop for a while, but Japanese game maker Sega have been attacked and compromised. Hackers have walked away with the personal data of 1.29 million customers. The Sega Pass website, which is controlled by London based Sega Europe has been breached …

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Chromebooks from Acer and Samsung now on sale

Both Acer and Samsung were slow off the mark, with Kogan releasing the first Agora Chromebook on June 7th. Both market leaders however have released new laptops based around Google’s Chrome operating system. The Agora machine was being marketed at a very respectable £269 inc vat. Google have revealed that …

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USB 3.0 off to a slow start but growing, thanks to AMD

USB 3.0 has been promoted heavily in recent months, but sales figures so far are not encouraging. According to market researchers In-Stat however this is due to change, very soon. They are forecasting huge growth in the next year saying that close to 80 million peripherals should ship in the …

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Ubuntu to replace Firefox with Chrome

Firefox has long been the browser of choice for Ubuntu, but Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth told Network World that he is a big fan of Google’s Chrome. The interesting news is that Canonical may replace Firefox with Chrome as the default browser in the operating system. The indication was that …

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leaked info: New Macbook Air set for mid week release?

Free leaks indicate that Apple may update their MacBook Air mid week. Twitter user Chronic, who is a well known source of insider information with successful ‘predictions’ in the past has posted last night that his sources have 100% confirmed a Wednesday release for a MacBook Air update. Earlier today …

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iCloud Communications sue Apple

Well another day, another legal wrangle. This time iCloud Communications are suing Apple over the ‘iCloud’ trademark. iCloud Communications offer VoIP products and services which use the same centralised server principle as Apple’s service. The complaint says “The goods and services with which Apple intends to use the ‘iCloud’ mark …

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i4i successful patent claim against Microsoft – $290 million

Microsoft will be crying into their cornflakes this morning as the US Supreme Court ruled against them. The outcome is that they infringed patents held by i4i, a small Canadian company. The judgement forces Microsoft to hand over $290 million to i4i who accused Microsoft of infringing patents it holds …

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Assassins Creed Revelations – hottest game this year?

Assassins Creed Revelations has been getting a lot of attention after the amazing gameplay demo at E3 this week. Fans of the stealth games look to be getting worked up on the latest exploits of Ezio, the double jointed Assassin. For Ubisoft, there is no better source of income than …

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Sony deal with two more breaches, one in Brazil

Well they keep coming, with almost daily updates now, but Sony are contending with two more hacks on their servers. The company have suspended their Brazilian music entertainment website as they look into a possible breach. Sony are looking into further claims that a hacking group have stolen data relating …

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Apple iBooks, now with added ‘read aloud’ feature

Apple have announced a new update for their iBooks application. V1.3 for the iPhone and iPod and iPad gets a new read aloud function for specific childrens books and unlike alternative systems, it actually uses a real narrator’s voice rather than a computerised speech enabled method. By selected ‘enhanced ebooks’ …

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CyberLink Introduces PhotoDirector 2011 Beta Program

CyberLink Corp is excited to introduce PhotoDirector 2011 Beta by presenting a limited time opportunity to receive the official release version for free. PhotoDirector 2011 Beta allows users to experiment with a vast array of photo workflow, editing and management tools before the official release version is launched in June, …

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AMD brings back ‘FX’ brand for high end processors & platforms

AMD reintroduced the FX brand for PC processors and platforms at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). FX-branded products will be geared toward enthusiast PCs and HD entertainment aficionados. AMD also announced new members for its “Gaming Evolved” program, driving the PC gaming experience forward with native HD3D support in Eidos …

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First Agora 12in Chromebook launched for £269

Today the UK is being treated to the first Chromebook laptop, which is created by Australian IT company Kogan. This machine is based around Google’s new Chromium OS and comes ahead of releases from market leaders Samsung and Acer which will launch in a weeks time. Chromium is a browser …

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Sony network hit again by Lulzsec

It seems that every day there is a new story about Sony being compromised and yesterday hacking group Lulzsec said they had successfully targeted Sony, for the fifth time, posting network plans and code from the companies developer network and music entertainment group. Some of the files which Lulzsec published …

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Sony confirm they were hacked again by Lulzsec – says sorry

Kitguru reported earlier this week that Lulzsec, a group of skilled hackers, claimed to have compromised Sony servers. Last night Sony confirmed this was true, saying they were the victim, yet again, of an attack. Michael Lynton chairman and chief executive officer of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Amy Pascal, co-chairman …

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Windows 8 will not require hardware upgrades

Windows 8 is getting a lot of hype this week, and Kitguru has been onhand with several articles detailing the upcoming flagship product from Microsoft. The news that everyone asks ‘will I need a new computer to run it?’, has been answered by Microsoft. The answer? no, you will be …

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Sapphire Pure Black 990FX-N @ Computex

The Sapphire stand was buzzing yesterday and we managed to get some shots of the Sapphire Pure Black 990FX-N motherboard which looks to continue Sapphire’s excellent series of Pure Black products. Kitguru has already reviewed the Pure Black boards for both P67 and X58 platforms, so we are looking forward …

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Silverstone TJ12 spotted @ Computex

Kitguru are over at humid Computex and there are plenty of very attractive products on display. Hand assembled only days before Computex 2011, the TJ12 is at least 12 months away from production – but is already attracting serious attention The case itself is a whopping 78cm deep…  And YES, …

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Apple security patch bypassed same day with new trojan

Apple released a new security patch yesterday to stop the dreaded MacDefender malware that has caused a plethora of issues for Macintosh owners. Only a short while later however a new version was released which bypasses Apple’s security patch. The trojan is incorporated within a pkg file called mdinstall – …

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