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Apple release expensive new 13 inch Retina MacBook Pro

The latest reports show that the mobile laptop sector is struggling to grow, compromised by the constant stream of powerful smartphones and tablets. One company who doesn’t seem to have a problem releasing high end machines is Apple. Their new 13 inch MacBook Pro Retina enabled machine is said by …

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Everything Everywhere unveils first 4G data pricing

Everything Everywhere

The pricing plans for Everything Everywhere’s 4G offers have been unveiled for the first time ahead of its launch on 30th October. While they will all offer much faster wireless data transfer, there won’t be any unlimited packages made available initially. For a basic package that includes 500MB of data …

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8% of Android apps leaking personal details

Scientists have tested 13,500 Android applications and they have found that around 8 percent of them are failing to protect bank account and social media login information. The disturbing findings have highlighted that the software is failing to implement standard protection routines allowing ‘man in the middle’ attacks to reveal …

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Apple set to update existing iPad next week

In just a couple of days at a press event on October 23rd Apple is now expected to unveil not only the iPad mini and a 13.3 inch Retina Macbook but also an updated iPad. The current “Retina” class iPad was unveiled in March and the most likely new feature …

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Docomo launches realtime voice translator

It’s the stuff of Star Trek. Japanese telecoms giant Docomo believes its ready to unleash an app that will translator English, Japanese and Korean in real time on phone calls. This is one of the most stunning announcements we’ve heard, in any language. KitGuru 聞くための準備. Companies like Dragon Speak have …

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Samsung & Google release ARM based Chromebook

Google are attempting to answer some of the pricing criticisms of their Chromebook range of computers with partner Samsung. The two companies are planning to release an ultrabook style Chromebook laptop which will only cost around £160 in the United Kingdom. This is a huge drop in price from the …

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Arctic Charging Station Review

Today we are going to take a brief look at one of of Arctic’s products that falls under their ‘Power’ range.  The Arctic Charging Station is designed for users who want to charge a number of mobile devices from a single power point.  It features four USB charging ports which …

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Google announces a new $249 Samsung Chromebook

Google has today announced the latest addition to the Chrome OS family, a Samsung Chromebook that is set to cost just $249, down from $449 for last year’s model. The other big change is the move from a x86 based Intel Atom processor to the ARM Cortex A15 Samsung Exynos …

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Microsoft riding on Surface, literally

With just over a week before the next generation of Windows is officially launched the marketing campaign is starting to get under way. No one can doubt the importance of the next few months for Microsoft with launches of Windows 8, RT and Phone 8 in place, so I guess you …

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Microsoft Surface tablet – will it be an iPad beater?

Microsoft have enjoyed huge success over the years with their software, including Windows operating systems and Office. Earlier this month however we reported that they wanted to be ‘revinvented as a Devices & Services‘ company. This is a challenging move for the Microsoft Corporation as they have yet to experience …

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Google announces Android event for October 29

Google has today sent out press invites to an Android event scheduled for October 29 in New York. No clues were given as to what the event will include but we can take some pretty good guesses. Firstly we have the possible LG Nexus 4, a device that has been …

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ASUS makes the PadFone 2 official

Yesterday from both Milan and Taipei, ASUS has made the PadFone 2 official. The smartphone/tablet hybrid has been improved significantly from the first stab at this rather niche product type and includes a healthy array of specifications. The phone itself has a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2 GB of …

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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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Apple to release new Mac Mini lineup

Apple are holding an event next week, the time when they are expected to announce the iPad Mini device. Latest reports from 9to5Mac indicate that Apple are going to announce a new range of Mac Mini computers. The new range are said to include new processors and storage options and …

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Samsung says Apple is moving away from using their technology

If you thought the recent and continuing patent struggles between Samsung and Apple were anything to go by, the strained relationship has spread much further than the companies’ mobile divisions. Apple has depended upon Samsung for many components in its various iDevices but it appears that will change with the …

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Aussie Woolworths ditch Blackberry for iPhone

Woolworths, the largest supermarket chain in Australia are ditching the Blackberry phones used by their staff, in favour of the Apple iPhone. Woolworth’s head of customer technology Chris Stanley said that the staff would receive new iPhones shortly. The Australian.com.au wrote a detailed report on the change over. This blow …

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Huawei’s Ascend W1 looks awfully familiar

Huawei was set to unveil their Windows Phone 8 line-up last month but was later delayed for reasons unknown. Fortunately, announcement delays don’t affect leaks of rumoured devices and the Huawei Ascend W1 has been given that treatment. Straight away the pictures of the Ascend W1 reveal that Huawei’s engineers have had …

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Upcoming Gmail Android update will finally bring pinch-to-zoom

I have used many mobile platforms in the past and yet one of my main complaints about the largest of them all, Android, is that the default Gmail application does not support pinch-to-zoom. This always resulted in reading emails at exaggerated zoom levels on large, 720p resolution displays. Fortunately, pinch to zoom, …

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