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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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Ultrabook sales predictions take a nose dive

Ultrabooks

The sales predictions by market research firm IHS iSuppli have been drastically reduced by more than half, due to poor sales earlier in the year. While initial expectations were for at least 22 million to be sold by the end of the year, now it only suggests 10 million will …

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UK 4G arriving by summer 2013

4g

Finally the big mobile operators have begun to shake hands over how the auction for 4G services will take place this year, with the agreement between them all expecting to be signed tonight – presumably because none of them want to give Everyone Everywhere (EE) too much of a lead …

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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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Sharp commences mass production of 5-inch, 1080p displays

While many of us are perfectly happy with 720p or lesser resolutions Sharp has announced “full-scale” production of their next generation smartphone displays. Production will further ramp up throughout October. The displays will be 5 inches across and behold an very impressive Full HD 1920×1080 resolution. The 443 PPI display …

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Tim Cook apologises for Apple Maps mess

It’s a well known fact by now that more than a few iOS 6 users are hunting Apple down for replacing Google Maps with their own solution. Problems have ranged from graphical glitches to locations appearing kilometres from reality. Here is the full letter from the Apple CEO, with the …

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HTC One X+ is leaked again

Earlier in the month specifications for the upcoming One X+ from HTC were leaked, today the same device has been confirmed by images of the front and rear. Aesthetically, the upcoming device looks to the same as the current One X; retaining the same polycarbonate plastic. Under the plastic body …

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Netflix updated to support iPhone 5 widescreen

Netflix have updated their iOS application to support the newest iPhone 5 screen as well as offering support for iOS6. The company claim that improvements have also been made to browsing, viewing and searching. The update will be welcomed by the millions of people who have already parted with money …

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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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Huawei’s Windows Phone 8 launch delayed

Earlier in the week we reported that Huawei was getting ready to unveil two Windows Phone 8 devices this week, however the expected press event date has come and passed. The latest reports now suggest that the mid-range Ascend W1 and flagship Ascend W2 won’t be ready until the end of …

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Chrome for Android updated with x86 device support

Intel is slowly making their appearance in the smartphone arena, their most noticeable entrant being the Motorola RAZR i that was announced last week. Previously, Chrome for Android did not support Intel’s x86 Medfield platform and a new update brings this compatibility. The Google Chrome release article did not mention …

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iPhone users record drop in satisfaction with iOS6

It didn’t take long for Apple users to express their dissatisfaction with the latest iOS6 operating system. A new poll shows that Apple’s smartphone users are less satisfied with the operating system than they were with previous releases. It has been impossible to miss the explosion around Apple Maps recently, …

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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430 Review

If you are in the market for a new laptop, then there are certainly no shortage of options available today. We tend to focus on gaming machines at Kitguru, however today’s review product will appeal to a business user who values performance, portability and build quality. The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge …

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HTC rumoured to launch a 5-inch Nexus device

Earlier in the year there was much speculation around multiple Nexus class devices from a few manufacturers including Samsung, HTC and LG. In case you didn’t know, a Nexus device is one that runs pure Android, much like the Nexus 7 tablet we reviewed recently. Rumours are circulating about a …

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Apple tries to downplay iPhone 5 scratches

Over the weekend it was revealed that Apple’s latest iPhone is rather prone to scratches and scuffs. The anodised aluminium rear casing of the iPhone 5 was found to be easily scratched or scuffed by keys, a probable everyday occurance. Some early adopters even found that scuffs arrived out of the box. …

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Toys ‘R’ Us accused of making cheap knock offs

Innovation and inspiration are not quite twins, but they are very close cousins. By the same token, derivation and downright rip-off are also closely related. Lawyers get phat on the differences between these words and, right now, some of those lawyers belong to Acer, Foxconn, Kingston and Toys ‘R’ Us. You may …

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RIM CEO confident to claim No.3 spot

Research In Motion CEO Thorsten Heins spoke out at the press briefing at the BlackBerry Jam event. He said that betting everything on the upcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system would allow the company to grow their user base again in the United States and North America. Research In Motion have …

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Huawei set to unveil some Windows Phone devices

Huawei have made some sucessful value orientated Android smartphones in recent years and as they make a move to the high-end, they are about to unveil two Windows Phone 8 devices. On a media event on September 25th the Chinese company is set to unveil the Ascend W1 and Ascend …

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Apple don’t always get things right

As Apple continue to face criticism for dropping Google maps and using their own flawed, half finished system, many people are wondering whether this will impact the iPhone 5 sales performance in Q4 this year. We say it won’t cause any problems for the company. Why? Well, Just look at …

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Google maps solution to Apple maps dysfunctionality

Apple is one of the few companies on the planet that can get away with launching products that simply don’t work. When it launched an iPhone that struggled to make phone calls, customers around the world simply learned to hold their phones differently. Now Apple has a mapping system that’s …

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ASUS set to announce Padfone 2 next month

ASUS’ Padfone has not been the smashing success that they might have hoped for. Reviews of the device weren’t overly positive but regardless ASUS sees enough potential in such a device to announce a successor. On October 16 ASUS will unveil the Padfone 2 in Milan and also Taipei. Not much …

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Strong ARM bulges to take more market share

As we’ve said before on KitGuru, companies communicate in a lot of different ways. The press release is one and the annual report is another. While these don’t normally contain downright lies, they are certainly spun in a very specific/positive way. But what about recruitment? It’s tough to spin job …

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