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Websites switch off in protest

More than 12 large websites are going down today to protest against controversial anti piracy bills which have originated from the US. They claim that these rulings could restrict free speech. Websites such as Craigslist, Moveon.org, Reddit and Wikipedia are participating in a blackout to protest against the ‘Stop Online …

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Wikipedia to shut down for a day in piracy protest

Wikipedia will be shutting down for 24 hours this week to protest against internet piracy laws in the United States. This will affect millions of users who use the website daily for information. Jimmy Wales, the cofounder of Wikipedia said that the blackout is going ahead despite the White House …

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Apple join Fair Labor Association, open doors to partners

Foxconn have faced criticism regarding employee suicides in the last year. Apple are one of their most important partners and are trying to counter the complaints against the working conditions of the people who build their products. Apple have joined the Fair Labor Association, which was set up in Washington …

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Flagship Apple Store in China pelted with eggs

An Apple retail store in Beijing, China has been pelted with eggs after customers were told that sales of the iPhone 4S would not go ahead as planned. Police were called to the scene and they tried to calm down aggressive customers unhappy with the situation. Apple have stopped all …

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AMD want cheap ‘Ultrabooks’

Intel have been pushing the latest generation of thin and beautiful ultrabooks, but the only problem for many people is the pricing. Often around £1,000 in the UK, pushing them out of range of the mainstream audience. AMD’s vice president of global product and outbound marketing Leslie Sobon spoke to …

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Apple sued by Chinese authors for copyright infringement

According to Chinese financial magazine Caixin, Apple have been sued by a group of Chinese authors for $1.9 million USD. This is based around providing copyright infringing books for download  via their online store. Nine authors have formed a group called the China Written Works Copyright Society (CWWCS) and have …

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Worm claims 45,000 Facebook logins from users

A new Worm has hit Facebook, stealing login information from more than 45,000 users. The ‘Ramnit’ worm has mainly targeted users in France and the United Kingdom according to Securlet, a security research firm. McAfee have added that this Worm can infect Windows executable files and Microsoft Office. Securlet said …

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Internet Explorer still dominating market share

Internet Explorer is still leading the market share charts according to research organisations StatCounter and Net Applications. It still holds a 51.87 percent market share according to Net Applications and 38.65 percent according to StatCounter. Enthusiast users tend to change browser, while the mainstream audience use the primary browser installed …

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LG to sell 4mm thick 55 inch OLED TV’s in Q3 2012

LG Electronics have said that they hope to start selling the world’s largest organic driven television in the second half of 2012. OLED, or organic light emitting diode panels give improved image quality when compared to current mainstream screens available on the market. LG are the world’s second largest TV …

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iPhone 4S tells kid to ‘shut the f**k up’

Apple’s Siri personal assistant has been the talking point of many discussions in recent months, but the latest news which was reported in the UK might turn a few heads. Apparently a demo version of the phone bombarded a kid with foul language in a local store. The 12 year …

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Italy fine Apple £750,000 over product guarantees

Apple have been fined by an Italian watchdog for the sum of £750,000 for the way they handle product guarantees. The Italian AntiTrust authority have said that Apple fail to inform shoppers of their legal right to two years technical support, instead focusing on a one year standard warranty. The …

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Malicious malware targets Android in time for holidays

We urge caution for those people using Android over the holiday season as reports are just in that a bunch of games are actually malware code, disguised. Many publications have found out that a ton of malware has hit the official Android store overnight. Two games infected with Trojan code …

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Apple to ship 111.4 million phones in 2012

Apple are expected to ship 111.4 million phones in 2012, according to investment firm Susquehanna. They also estimate that Apple will ship 30.3 million phones this quarter, up from the original claims of 27.1 million. The iPhone 4s has had huge demand since it was launched, not a surprise for …

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Android losing out to iOS on app revenue

Android has taken the world by storm and has surpassed Apple’s iOS in regards to the number of smartphone users. Apple however are still selling more applications and generating more revenue. Distimo filed a report on the subject yesterday and it shows that the Apple App Store generates four times …

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Apple spend $500 million to ensure flash memory future

Apple have bought Israel Anobit, a well known maker of flash memory. The deal reportedly cost them half a billion dollars, according to the Calcalist financial daily. Apple have plans to also open a research and development centre in Israel, the first outside the United States. Anobit have developed a …

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Kindle Fire 6.2.1. update breaks root

Amazon have broken the homebrewing root on the Kindle Fire, with their latest 6.2.1. update. The update which is rolling out as we speak disables root and the SuperOneClick utility. Amazon are clearly not too happy about a portion of the user base modifying their new tablet. Engadget add “If …

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Samsung attack Apple over emoticon patent

We would imagine that executives at Apple and Samsung won’t be exchanging Christmas gifts this year, as they have been at legal loggerheads all year. The latest news to be released today indicates that Samsung are on the counter attack against Apple in regards to another patent claim. Samsung have …

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Twitter valued at $8 billion: Prince Alwaleed invests $300 million

News has just reached us that Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal has just invested $300 million into Twitter. He already has stakes in Apple Inc and Citigroup Inc. The agreement to purchase a ‘strategic stake’ in Twitter has followed after ‘several months of negotiations’ according to a statement issued today. Twitter …

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