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iPhone 5 outsells Galaxy S3 in Q4 2012

Strategy Analytics have reported that the iPhone 5 has outsold the Samsung Galaxy S3 in Q4 2012. The iPhone 5 is the world’s best selling smartphone model for the first time in Q4 2012. Strategy Analytics said the shift in sales favouring the iPhone 5 is attributed to “the rich …

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Apple admit hackers got to employee computers

Apple said yesterday that some of their employees Macintosh computers were attacked by hackers. The admission by the company is unusual and highlights that the ‘once impervious’ Macintosh computer is also vulnerable to malicious code. Apple admitted that a ‘small number’ of computers became infected after employees visited a website …

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Burger King Twitter hacked with McDonalds logo

The Burger King twitter account was hacked yesterday and the offenders decided to post profane messages to the public. They also changed the profile picture to a McDonald’s logo. The hackers had control for around an hour until Burger King successfully had Twitter suspend the account. Burger King aren’t that …

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Archos release new Quad Core Platinum tablets

Archos may not be on many people’s radar when it comes to making a shortlist for a new tablet however they are releasing a new series of systems targeting the budget market. The new Platinum tablets follow their Titanium range. The difference? New Quad core processors and more RAM installed. …

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Blackberry shares drop after Home Depot ditch phone

BlackBerry shares have fallen 4.6 percent in New York trading after Home Depot have said that they will stop issuing their phones to corporate employees and managers. The home improvement chain are going to swap out 10,000 Blackberry models with new Apple iPhones, according to Stephen Holmes, a spokesman for …

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Amazon offer support for OUYA android console

The OUYA Android powered gaming console funded on KickStarter will begin selling through Amazon, as well as Gamestop and other retailers. Preorders will start being taken on Tuesday in advance of retail availability in June 2013. American retails such as Best Buy and Target are also onboard to sell the …

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Amazon.com homepage down thursday

The Amazon.com homepage was down yesterday affecting users in the United States. Direct links to many products were still working, but navigating to the main webpage caused problems for thousands of users. The hacker group known as the Nazi Gods are taking the credit for the downtime. The Amazon homepage …

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Blackberry announce Alicia Keys as creative director

The launch of Blackberry 10 has been met with mixed, but mostly positive press. Unless you need to use the camera in low light, without flash that is. The most interesting news for me however was the appointment of singer/songwriter Alicia Keys as Blackberry’s global creative director. Not the first …

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Scientists create scifi Tractor Beam

Star Trek fans will rejoice, because Scientists have invented a real life Tractor Beam which uses light to attract objects. Star Trek may have used a tractor beam to drag along another space craft, however Scientists in the real world are hoping that it could have an impact in medical …

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Google generate $50 billion in 2012

Google have reported that they earned $14.42 billion in Q4 2012, exceeding expectations and improving their stock by 4%. Google CEO Larry Page said that revenue rose 36% compared to a year previous and 8% to the same quarter a year ago. He added “We hit $50 billion in revenues …

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Apple pull photo sharing apps: too many nude pictures

500px are a Toronto photo sharing startup and they reported that both of their applications 500px for iOS and ISO500 have been pulled from the Apple Application store due to concerns over nude photos. Both of the applications are popular, and have acquired over 1 million downloads, according to a …

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 specs leak

SamMobile have leaked information regarding the upcoming Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet. They claim that the new tablet will feature an 8 inch 1280×800 TFT (Super Clear LCD) display. They say there will be two versions – the Samsung GT-N5100, a 3G+WiFi version and the GT-N5110, which is Wi-Fi only. The …

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Samsung Galaxy S series claim over 100m channel sales

Samsung have announced that their Galaxy S series has achieved over 100 million channel sales since their launch in May 2010. The Korean company announced the incredible milestone via their Flickr stream. The excellent sales figures were driven by the popular Galaxy S3. “Samsung Electronics’ flagship Galaxy S series surpassed …

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Wii U sales are ‘steady’

The Wii U has been a ‘steady’ seller according to the end of year reports. Sales however are not as strong as the previous generation of Nintendo console. The Wii U is very important to the Nintendo revenue stream over the coming years, and Nintendo President Satoru Iwata spoke to …

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Facebook to implement video ads in news feed

Facebook are going to release a new application in the first half of 2013 that will stream video advertisements to a user’s news feed. Ad Age have issued the report after speaking with several industry executives who have been briefed on the companys plans over the past couple of weeks. …

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Google release Maps App for iOS

Apple users can rejoice, because Google have released a version of Google Maps for Apple iOS devices. The application will please users who have been displeased with Apple’s own mapping software in the latest iOS. You know something is bad when Apple CEO Tim Cook apologises to the punters and …

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Facebook help FBI arrest 10 for botnet crimes

The FBI have arrested 10 people who are associated with a crime ring. They made the announcement and said that malware had infected 11 million computer systems and caused more than $850 million in losses. “The Department of Justice and the FBI, along with international law enforcement partners, announced the …

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John McAfee will be released from jail, says lawyer

A Guatemalan judge has said that John McAfee will be released from a detention center, according to McAfee’s lawyer. Judith Secaida, the judge has said that McAfee’s detention was illegal. Attorney Telesforo Guerra has added that the judge will be giving McAfee ten days to straighten out his immigration status. …

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Google will charge small businesses for Gmail

Google have had success with their free online Google Apps suite, a package designed to challenge Microsoft Office in the mainstream sector. Google say that if they charge $50 per user per year (around £33 in UK) it can provide support to businesses. They said “Businesses quickly outgrow the basic …

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Apple back in court battle with Samsung today

Apple and Samsung are back in court today as Samsung try to overturn a $1 billion patent penalty forced on them in August this year. While Samsung try to claim the money back, Apple are going for the throat, looking for another half a billion dollars from Samsung, and some …

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Apple fires Maps boss Richard Williamson

Apple have removed failed maps boss Richard Williamson from the team as CEO Tim Cook looks to reshuffle the ranks in the company, moving forward. Apple are a strong company, they don’t often have to deal with a high profile ‘disaster’, however their IOS6 maps has been one of their …

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Apple to release thinner, faster iMac this week

Apple will be releasing their new iMac on Friday 30th November. The new iMac computer will have a 21.5 inch screen and a new ‘Fusion Drive’. Apple confirmed the price in America as between $1,299 and $1,499. They will also be releasing a new 27 inch model in December with …

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Flying Orbit Helicopter orb controlled by Brainwaves

A team called Puzzlebox are releasing a stunning looking gadget which they hope will teach children about neuroscience, open source coding and focus. Their helicopter toy is controlled by brainwaves. Puzzlebox have been creating code to turn EEG signals into instructions that a robot can understand. In the last 24 …

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