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Apple sell 3 million iPads in 3 days

The haters may continue to hate, but Apple keep selling millions of  tablets. They issued a press release yesterday which claims they sold over 3 million iPads in 3 days. The 3 million figure includes the iPad Mini and the latest iPad 3. They said “Apple today announced it has …

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Hacker defaces NBC and Lady Gaga websites

A hacker who calls himself ‘pyknic’ has taken credit for defacing some websites belonging to NBC as well as a Lady Gaga website. People who visited the sites yesterday were presented with a message which referenced the failed assassination against King James I of England and King James VI of …

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Steve Jobs ‘Venus’ yacht seen in Aalsmeer, Netherlands

The legacy of Steve Jobs shows no signs of slowing down.  Eric Slivka over at MacRumors published a story on the Venus yacht saying “Earlier this year, it was revealed that French designer Philippe Starck was working with Dutch shipbuilder Feadship on a new yacht for the family of Steve …

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Expecting a child? download the pregancy iPhone/Android app!

It seems there is an application for everything now and my friend who is expecting a child, was using this application this week. Bounty.com a website devoted to helping new and expectant mothers have launched an application for iOS and Android. It has been endorsed by Tommy’s, the pregnancy charity …

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PC sales to decline this year, first time in 11 years

PC sales have not been strong all year and a study shows that out of the top four vendors, only Lenovo are showing an increase. PC Shipments are expected to drop 1.2% from last year, dropping from 2011’s 352.8 million units to 348.7 million units. Many people hope that sales …

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Microsoft reinvented as ‘Device & Services’ company

Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO sent a letter to shareholders which stated that the company are now officially a ‘devices and services company’. Ballmer said that Microsoft have already made their transition from software concentrated giant to a device and service company. Ballmer spoke to the Seattle times reaffirming his stance …

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HTC post disappointing results: 79% profit drop

HTC are struggling in face of rising competition, posting their lowest quarterly profit results since 2006. The company has been suffering in the face of rising competition from Apple and Samsung in the smartphone sector. Their third quarter profit was $133 million. HTC was the biggest smartphone maker by shipments …

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Apple acknowledge iPhone 5 lens flare issue

Apple have acknowledged that the iPhone 5 can experience imaging issues of a ‘purplish or other colored flare, haze, or spot’. They add that the problems can occur in ‘[m]ost small cameras, including those in every generation of iPhone.’ Some publications reported on this issue over the last couple of …

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Samsung heading for record profit results

Samsung said today that they are expecting record operating profit results for the third quarter. The company have been plagued this year with legal battles, losing over $1 billion to Apple in an American patent case. Samsung have appealed this ruling. Samsung are still the world’s largest smartphone maker and …

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Opera 12.10 beta gets OSX Retina support

Opera have announced their latest beta, V12.10. This new browser has Retina Display support in OS X to improve the viewing experience. Windows users aren’t left in the cold as their version has received touch support in Windows 7 and Windows 8. Behind the code there are many other tweaks …

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Samsung claim iPhone 5 infringes eight patents

Samsung are gunning for Apple, and have said that the iPhone 5 breaches eight of their patents. The electronics giant have filed an amendment to their lawsuit against Apple. Samsung say that they are questioning the use of six utility patents and two standard essential patents. Samsung issued a statement …

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Iran unlock access to Gmail

Iran have unblocked access to GMAIL, however a government Internet filtering committee official has said that more censorship is being prepared against Youtube. Users in Iran has their access to GMAIL restored since it was initially blocked on September 24th. The secure protocol HTTPS version of Google search has also …

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RIM surprise analysts with increase in sales

Research In Motion have surprised analysts by reporting an increase in subscriber base and sales. While they have posted another quarterly loss, the company position is not quite as bad as many expected. The Canadian company are still dropping market share in the North American market as it struggles to …

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Foxconn close China Plant as workers fight

Foxconn have closed one of their factories in China’s Shanxi province after a fight broke out between up to 2,000 workers. 40 people were sent to hospital and other employees were arrested by authorities. Louis Woo, spokesman for Taipei based Foxconn said by phone to Bloomberg “We want to give …

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First iPhone 5 shipments leaving China

The iPhone 5 is due to be released very soon in every major part of the world and the first shipments are on their way from China. AppleInsider published the shipment news a few hours ago, highlighting a UPS order leaving ZhengZhou, China. The packages are not scheduled to be …

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Microsoft give employees Windows 8 tablets, handsets and PC’s

Microsoft don’t want their staff using competitor products. Steve Ballmer, their colourful CEO recently held their annual employee meeting and announced a series of freebies that Microsoft employees will be getting. 90,000 Microsoft employees worldwide will be getting a new Surface RT tablet, a new work PC with Windows 8 …

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Samsung to target iPhone 5 with legal action

An Industry source has spoken to the Korean Times claiming that Samsung will take ‘immediate legal action’ against Apple. The iPhone 5 is due to be showcased by Apple soon in an official press briefing however the news is that Samsung could put a spanner in the works. Samsung are …

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Amazon gun for Apple with new Kindle Fire

Amazon placed the spotlight on four new Kindle Fire computers yesterday, including some with a larger colour screen. They are clearly now trying to sneak a few sales away from Apple just in time for end of year sales. Amazon launched the new products just before Apple get the opportunity …

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Farmville 2 to rescue struggling Zynga?

Farmville was one of the most successful ‘casual’ games of all time and the company behind it, Zynga are focusing on the follow up – the aptly titled ‘Farmville 2’. The San Francisco based company released the new game this week and it is set to deliver a more ‘graphically …

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BBC allows mobile iPlayer downloads

BBC followers are now able to watch their favourite tv shows while traveling thanks to a new adjustment to the iPlayer software. Programs can now be downloaded from the iPlayer to smartphones and tablets, for the first time. From today, license fee payers can download media from the iPlayer video …

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Apple & Google leaders speak about patent issues

Apple and Google are making a peace offering by entering into talks over patent disputes. The latest news would indicate that Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Larry Page spoke last week and are expected to expand upon their initial conversation regarding company patents. Bloomberg issued the news report …

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Samsung shift focus to Windows platform

Samsung have showcased their new product range for the second half of 2012 at a tradeshow in Berlin, Germany last night. The company have been hit hard recently by Apple, being forced to pay them more than $1 billion in damages for ‘infringing’ on their designs. The shift for Samsung …

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