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Apple fork out $60 million to use iPad trademark

Apple have paid out $60 million for ownership of the iPad trademark in China. This is part of a settlement with a Chinese firm called Proview who have tried to ban sales of the tablet. The Guangdong Province Higher People’s Court have announced the settlement today, saying that the legal …

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Google Chrome and Drive arrive on iOS

Following yesterday’s news that Chrome had left behind the beta tag on Android it is now available on iOS. Alongside this, Google’s cloud storage system now has its own application for iOS. If you have an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch running iOS 4.3 or newer you will be able to …

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Microsoft to launch tablet targeting Apple iPad

According to the latest reports, Microsoft will announce their own tablet next week at an event in Los Angeles. Microsoft usually leave device announcements to their partners, such as Acer and Asus – who showcased Windows 8 tablets at Computex. AllThingsD have said that Microsoft have developed their own tablet …

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Apple unveils iOS 6 at WWDC

Last night at Apple’s WWDC conference the latest version of their mobile operating system, iOS 6 was unveiled. The iPhone (3GS, 4 and 4S), iPad (2nd and 3rd gen) and iPod Touch (4th gen) will be getting the update this fall. Sadly, this means that it is end of the …

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Microsoft Office for iPad on the horizon?

It may be hard to believe, but Microsoft have yet to release their extremely popular Office suite for the Apple iPad. According to earlier reports from The Daily in February, it was said Microsoft would release the software ‘in the coming weeks’, but it never happened. Microsoft said at the …

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LG pwns the tablet display market

As the whole world plus dog moves to a more mobile way of computing, wise companies who invested in flat panel manufacturing technology, are cashing in big time. But in this world of LED willy waving, who’s the alpha monkey? KitGuru steps into the ring to get hands on with …

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iPad a great success with autism suffering kids

Autism is a serious problem for many families who are dealing with a child who suffers from the condition. According to the latest reports, Apple’s iPad is helping some of the kids into interacting better with their surroundings. CNN have a story published which details the life of autism sufferer …

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Users label Apple OS download ‘dumb’

KitGuru is in love with the Japanese idea of maximum efficiency with minimum effort. It’s something that permeates not only the universe as a whole, but the world if technology in particular. One of the first things that any computer science student learns is that, in life, remove repeating groups. …

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Is £21 too much for an App?

One of the most appealing things about the whole Job-o-sphere, is that software (in the form of apps) is profitable for developers and affordable for customers [while making Apple into the biggest software provider in the history of the universe – Ed]. KitGuru ponders how much apps should cost and …

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Foco: sound enhancer for the iPad 2 / iPad 3

We received an interesting email this evening from a start up company who are developing a new gadget for iPad 2 and iPad 3 users. ‘FOCO’ is a simple, effective sound enhancing device which is designed to work with naked, or cased iPad tablet computers. Adewale from the company Unique …

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Want an iPad 3? wait time still 1-2 weeks

It has been some time now since the iPad 3 launched and it looks as if Apple are still have problems getting enough quantity into the channel. The difference varies a little between the UK and USA, but the minimum wait time is still a week. When orders were taken …

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Ultimate irony as 4G launches in Swindon

If there’s one sector of the market that Intel would like more of, it’s the mobile computing business. Sure, phones would be nice – but that seems a way off. In the more immediate term, Microsoft’s decision to release Windows 8 RT for the ARM instruction face looks like a …

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Microsoft has iPad in their sights

The iPad may be one of the greater success stories in the last decade, but for Microsoft it is proving a royal pain in the side. Microsoft are working closely with Intel to support their first tier vendors with the goal of decreasing the global market share of the iPad. …

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iPad Mini rumours persist

We have reported before on the rumours that Apple will be releasing an iPad Mini later this year. Our guy in Taipei – Yong Lei has been hearing murmurings now via some of his industry contacts now for many months. It looks as if Chinese portal NetEase has been hearing …

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Video: How Foxconn make an iPad

A fantastic video has appeared from Rob Schmitz, the Shanghai Bureau Chief of Marketplace. Apple granted him a pass into the Foxconn factory, and he was allowed to film the various production stages required to build the iPad tablet. Surprisingly, a lot of the construction is done by hand, rather …

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Apple 4G advertising: UK Watchdog investigate

We have reported before on the 4G problems that affect people in the UK and Europe. It looks as if the British Advertising Watchdog are going to investigate Apple however because of the misleading marketing campaign. Apple will be investigated over claims that the new iPad offers 4G connectivity, which …

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iPad 3 Wifi problems rage on

We have reported before that some people have been complaining that their new iPad 3 has been experiencing Wi-Fi problems. While the Kitguru staff have yet to experience the issue, there are several discussions online which are continuing to grow. One thread on the official Apple forum for instance has …

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Chinese leave paper iPad’s on graves to mourn their dead

One of the more bizarre stories today reported by the China Xinhua news agency shows how important Apple devices are now in the minds of the Chinese culture. The official state media group say that Chinese people are leaving paper replicas of Apple iPads and iPhones as ‘offerings at the …

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iPad 3 problems becoming more widespread

It would be fair to say that the iPad 3 launch was positive. Much of the press, including Kitguru raved about the new high resolution retina screen and gaming prowess. There was little to dislike, apart from the slightly added weight when compared to the iPad 2. Over the last …

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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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Apple offers ‘Sorry, cannot offer 4G’ refunds

Always big on the customer service, Apple has decided in Australia that advertising The New iPad (3) as being 4G, while it is not in fact compatible with the local 4G network, was a mistake. Will the UK follow suit? In a nod to global corporate speak, Apple has decided …

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