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Dixons to stock Microsoft Surface RT in 2013

We reported a few days ago that Microsoft were aiming to get their Surface RT tablet stocked in retail stores, in the efforts to generate more sales. According to The Register the deal is close to being signed, but the fine details are holding it back. Microsoft are pushing the …

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Next iPad Mini to boast super resolution display

According to the latest rumours, it would appear that Apple are planning to upgrade the iPad Mini to include a higher resolution display. Digitimes has quoted sources in the backlighting industry who claim that the next generation mini tablet will join the modern age of Apple products. The details are …

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Acer debuts higher specced Chromebook for $299

After introducing the enticingly cheap Acer C7 Chromebook in November, Acer are back again with a higher specced C7 Chromebook; this time priced at $299. For an extra $100 the RAM is doubled to 2 GB, the hard drive size increases from 320 GB to 500 GB and claimed battery …

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Google release Maps App for iOS

Apple users can rejoice, because Google have released a version of Google Maps for Apple iOS devices. The application will please users who have been displeased with Apple’s own mapping software in the latest iOS. You know something is bad when Apple CEO Tim Cook apologises to the punters and …

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Samsung advises us to “get ready” for CES 2013

While many of are more concerned about what technology related gifts, or cash for technology, we are going to receive for Christmas, the Consumer Electronics Show is quickly drawing closer. Samsung is one company that will be present that may have more than just new products to show off to …

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Sony jumps ahead of HTC in UK Android sales

Sony has always been somewhat of a quiet achiever in the smartphone arena ever since its split with Ericsson earlier in the year. In Q3, Sony has jumped ahead of HTC in UK smartphone sales; while both companies remain far behind Samsung. Sony sold 500,000 units in the third quarter …

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Apple, can we have the cheap iPad now? please?

I was shopping today for some Christmas presents and I have to pick up an iPad Mini for my girlfriend. It’s not an option. I think I have told you guys before that my girlfriend is a Macintosh fanatic. Its scary. Buying her something else for Christmas would cause problems …

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Apple CEO Cook says company will manufacture Macs in USA

Apple CEO Tim Cook has said that Apple will spend more than $100 million next year on building Macintosh computers in America. They are moving a portion of their manufacturing away from China, the country which handles the majority of their product range. Cook spoke to Bloomberg Businessweek and said …

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Apple set to destroy millions of iPhone 5 chargers

As time moves forward, so the battle between legitimate product producers and dodgy copy merchants heats up. In the latest engagement, Apple seems to have fired a rather clever broadside against the Chinese. KitGuru checks for a stable supply of (Apple) juice before investigating further. When KitGuru interviewed an Apple …

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Hewlett Packard announce EliteBook Revolve

Hewlett Packard have announced a new tablet/hybrid which seems all the rage lately. The EliteBook Revolve is targeting the business market. The EliteBook Revolve is a touch enabled laptop, and the display can be rotated and laid flat, turning the notebook into a tablet. It is due to launch in …

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Facebook Messenger for Android drops account requirement

Following the 20th anniversary of the SMS message, the age old service is under threat from services such as WhatsApp, Kik Messenger and now Facebook. A recent update to the Android application, that is currently available only to select countries, allows users to use Facebook Messenger with nothing more than …

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Google employee hints at Android Key Lime Pie

We have known for a while now that Key Lime Pie would follow in the wake of Jelly Bean. After all, in order to keep with their dessert inspired naming scheme, what other desserts start with ‘k’? Not many and it does appear that Key Lime Pie was the chosen …

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Android 2.3 still on over 50% of Android devices

The latest Android platform distribution numbers were revealed today, revealing that Android 2.3 Gingerbread is still on over half of all Android devices with a 50.8% share. This has fallen from 54.2% last month. Android 4.x Jelly Bean has also made strong gains. Android 4.1 adoption has doubled from 2.7% …

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