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How much do Apple make on the iPad 3?

The Apple hype machine keeps on rolling, and with every new release of the iPad we have publications who buy them, just to tear them apart and to show everyone what is inside. A huge portion of the iPad 3 comprises the new battery system to compensate for the added …

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Windows 8 – disaster for desktop users?

Windows 8 hasn’t been getting the warm reception from the enthusiast desktop PC audience that Microsoft would have hoped. Many people who have tried the consumer preview are very unhappy with the new interface and can see very few benefits to ‘upgrading’ from Windows 7. One of the main sticking …

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Pirate Bay Links censored in Live Messenger

The battle against Pirates Bay continues, with many ISP’s blocking access to the site now. Microsoft are joining the censorship by stopping people sharing links to the site with others. Windows Live Messenger now refuses to pass on links, claiming they are unsafe. It looks as if Microsoft are now …

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RIM lose Canada to Apple for the first time

Research In Motion have been knocked off the top spot in hometown Canada for the first time, to be replaced by Apple’s, with their iPhone. The maker of Blackberry smartphones shipped 2.08 million Blackberry phones last year in Canada compared to Apple’s 2.85 million, according to data complied by Bloomberg …

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Facebook buy 750 IBM patents to strengthen position

Facebook have bought 750 patents from IBM to help the company battle against potential patent infringement allegations. The information came from an unnamed source close to the situation who spoke to Bloomberg. The patent purchasing is said to cover various areas such as networking and software. This acquisition will increase …

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Microsoft want to drive phone prices down

Microsoft have a plan which targets China. The plan is to overtake Apple, by offering a wide range of handsets at lower prices. Passing Apple will be the first step in a longer term goal of market dominance. Simon Leung, Microsoft’s Chairman and chief executive officer for the Greater China …

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iPad 3 users complain about overheating

The iPad3 is coming under fire (pun intended) from a certain audience who are claiming that it is overheating. The Mac forums have been seeing an increase in complaints from users that there is an unusual level of heat emitting from the lower left side of the iPad when it …

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Windows 8 to be released in October

Microsoft plan on releasing Windows 8 in October according to people who have knowledge of the schedule. The operating system will support both ARM and Intel processor technology. Bloomberg said that their sources didn’t want to be named because the plans are confidential. The operating system will support five ARM …

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iPad 3 strongest tablet launch yet, over 3 million sold

Apple launched the iPad 3 on Friday and sales figures in last night are very healthy indeed. Apple sent out a press release yesterday and have confirmed that they have sold 3 million iPad’s so far. “The new iPad is a blockbuster with three million sold―the strongest iPad launch yet,” …

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Apple privacy protection still questioned by Congress

U.S. Government officials are not happy with Apple’s latest privacy policies even though CEO Tim Cook has given them a detailed response in regards to the protection of their customers. Venturebeat reported that G.K. Butterfield and Henry Waxman, members of a congressional subcommittee dedicated to consumer protection have sent Apple …

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Intel Ivy Bridge Core i7 and Core i5 processor details

Details regarding the upcoming Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors has been posted by Digitimes. They say “Intel is set to announce its next-generation 22nm-based Ivy Bridge processors by the end of April with 11 models including Core i7-3770K, Core i7-3770, Core i7-3770S, Core i7-3770T and Core i5-3550, expected …

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Nokia confirm Tablet PC is coming

Many people will be pleased to hear that Nokia will be entering into the tablet wars, a sector currently dominated by Apple’s iPad. Nokia chief design guru Marko Ahtisaari is spending a lot of his time creating the new tablet for Nokia which they want to stand out in a …

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Google Chrome in development for Windows 8

Google has spoken with Mashable to say that they are working on a version of Chrome that will run in the Metro interface of Windows 8. Mozilla are also building Firefox for Metro. The spokesperson said that Chrome would be based on the desktop browser, instead of the Android version. …

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iPad 3 – first camera shots leak online

The iPad 3 hype is reaching fever pitch as we head into the ‘launch phase’ in the next couple of days. The new technology has been at the forefront of debate, with many publications discussing the new super high resolution screen and enhanced processing power. One area that we haven’t …

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iPad 3 demand exceeds all expectations. 66million to sell in 2012

We all knew the new iPad3 was a significant improvement when compared to the previous versions, but according to Analyst Michael Walkley with Canaccord Genuity Apple have already broken their own preorder records. Genuity has checked with Apple’s distribution channels and the orders are already backlogged for weeks. The initial …

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Ex Google exec says company is obsessed with advertising

A former Google executive has published details about the company strategy on his personal blog. He says that the company has become obsessed with advertising and with taking over online social networking dominance from Facebook. James Whittaker left Microsoft in 2009 to join Google as a high level software engineer. …

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Siri facing a Japanese language barrier

Siri has proven a great success worldwide, but the software is facing a problem with the Japanese market. Apple added Japanese language support last week with the release of iOS 5.1, but some Japanese speakers don’t seem to be understood by the voice assistant. Reader Tom Bailey sent us a …

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Twitter buy Posterous, social blogging service

Twitter have announced that they have acquired Posterous, an exciting new microblogging service. The company said on their blog “Today we are welcoming a very talented group from Posterous to Twitter. This team has built an innovative product that makes sharing across the web and mobile devices simple – a …

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GAME group facing crisis as suppliers pull out

GAME Group have been struggling now for some time, but it has came to a head as some suppliers are refusing to work with the company, sending their shares plummeting by 77 percent. Game has said they were “working actively to resolve these issues as quickly as possible”, but it …

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Internet Explorer 9 next to fall at hacker contest

Microsoft may tout Internet Explorer as very secure code, but it was the second browser to fall at the annual hacker competition which is designed to test resistance of internet software to real world attacks. Arstechnica have published a story detailing the fail for Microsoft. Attackers were able to take …

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Apple showcase the new A5x quad core GPU iPad

Apple announced the new iPad yesterday, focusing on the new ‘sharper’ screen with upgraded processing power. Apple have said that the new iPad features a panel which is ‘sharper’ than the high definition television set you may have in your living room. They added that the screen will be able …

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Apple plan on settling with Android

Steve Jobs may have said that he was going to crush Android but the latest news suggests that Apple are planning to settle with Android manufacturers. New leader Tim Cook appears to have a different view on the matter. Jobs famously said “I will spend my last dying breath if …

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Apple sued for infringing on eight patents

Apple are being sued by a patent owner who claim that they are infringing on eight patents relating to wireless communications protocols. Microsoft have a financial interest in the Luxembourg company who are filing the lawsuit. Core Wireless Licensing SARL are claiming that Apple are infringing on eight patents they …

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Anonymous supporters tricked into installing Zeus Trojan

Symantec posted a blog at the weekend which detailed that Anonymous supporters were tricked into installed a Zeus Trojan. According to the report, Cybercriminals modified a distributed denial of service tool called Slowloris to include a client for Zeus, well known malware that steals login details and passwords for banking …

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25 billion downloads reached on Apple Store

Apple just keep breaking records, and over the weekend they announced over 25 billion application downloads from their store. Apple told their customers, via a banner on their site “A billion thanks. 25 times over. The App Store has reached 25 billion downloads. Thanks for getting us there.” Apple have …

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iPad 3 facing display shortages at launch

It won’t come as much of a shock, but Apple may find it hard keeping up with demand when they release the upcoming iPad 3. The demand for new Apple tablets is always extraordinary, but they face additional problems, due to display panel shortages. Digitimes have sourced information in the …

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AMD to pay $334 million for SeaMicro Inc: micro servers

AMD look to be taking their battle against Intel to the next level by acquiring SeaMicro Inc for $334 million. SeaMicro are a start up company who produce ‘micro servers’ that cram many processors into small chassis. This helps to reduce the physical footprint for businesses and lowers the energy …

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Apple to release ‘mini iPad’ 7.85 inch tablet in Q3

People are waiting in anticipation for the iPad 3 with super high resolution screen and updated processing power. Apple have plans to supplement the flagship model, with a new 7.85 inch tablet, according to reports from Digitimes. They say that Apple are going to begin production of the smaller tablet …

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