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Will Furby be the big kids tech-gift for Xmas?

While ‘wee-tee-kah-wah-tee’ won’t mean a great deal to most of you, over 40 million people across the world have a fair chance of knowing that it means, “Sing me a song”. To put that number in perspective, it’s around the same as the number of people on the planet who …

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4G launches in the UK

Everything Everywhere

While the UK might be far behind the rest of the world when it comes to broadband speeds and mobile data access, it’s finally beginning to catch up in one of those areas, with the official launch of the first 4G services in the country today. 10 cities, including: London, …

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iPad falls short of analyst sales predictions

Apple fourth quarter profits have missed the Wall Street forecasts as iPad sales have fallen short of analyst predictions. Profits in the last three months were $8.5 billion (£5bn), up from $6.6 bn last year. Revenues are recorded as $36 bn, a 27% increase. Apple sold 26.9 million iPhones in …

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Apple CEO Cook fires head of mobile software

Apple CEO Tim Cook has fired Scott Forstall, the head of the companies mobile software products group. According to sources at Reuters Forstall was a long time ‘lieutenant’ of the Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and Cook asked him to leave after years of friction with other top executives in the …

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Microsoft joins Apple as critics of 7 inch tablets

Steve Jobs is well known for completely disregarding the 7 inch tablet form factor in the past. Jobs was quote as saying that “7-inch tablets are tweeners: too big to compete with a smartphone and too small to compete with the iPad. 7-Inch tablets are dead on arrival.” Now, it appears that Microsoft …

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Samsung’s Nexus 10 tablet gets leaked

Obviously new mobile devices are becoming forever harder to prevent leaks of. We’ve seen it recently with the Nexus 4 and iPad mini and now Samsung and Google’s  Nexus 10 tablet has been leaked. The tablet itself has been rumoured for a long time but this is the first time we’ve …

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Android to be more common than Windows by 2016

On the same day as Windows 8 official launch, a research study by Gartner reveals that Google’s mobile platform Android will be seen on more computer systems than Microsoft’s Windows by 2016. As the world slowly shifts to mobile platforms Android will undoubtedly become ever popular. The study expects that …

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iPad Mini now on sale from £269-£529

The iPad Mini is finally available to buy today, starting at £269 in the UK. The store was down for a short while last night while Apple updated the pages. It is available in Black/Slate and White/Silver with the following prices: 16GB £269.00 32GB £349.00 64GB £429.00 If you want …

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Xbox Smartglass launching tomorrow

Smartglass

While we might have discussed a fair bit here about how the Wii U could potentially open up some interesting new avenues of gaming, thanks to its inclusion of a tablet controller in the standard gaming environment, Microsoft Smartglass for Xbox has even more potential – and it launches tomorrow, …

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Could Apple’s logo be banned in Russia?

Apple is well known for creating and attracting a lot of legal attention; whether it be with the competition from Korea or the Swiss Federal Railway service. I’m sure there’s been a few odd cases involving Apple and other tech companies but this is the strangest one I’ve ever heard …

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Counterfeit ‘iPad Mini’ tablets already available

In the run up to Christmas there is never a better (or worse) time to get lumbered with a ‘fake’ item, produced in some underground lab in the Far East. Andy Churley, the market director at brand protection specialists NetNames has informed us this morning that there are already dodgy …

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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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