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Apple CEO Tim Cook passes on $75m dividend payments

Apple have said in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that CEO Tim Cook has asked to be excluded from a newly set up company program through which employees can gather dividends on their restricted stock units that are still vesting. The Telegraph says that Apple have …

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Samsung and Apple meet – settle on nothing

Last month it was revealed that Samsung and Apple were pressured into entering settlement talks over the course of two of days at a Californian court. The two mobile giants met there this past Monday and Tuesday where Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero oversaw the proceedings. As you might have …

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Google close $12.5B Motorola Mobility takeover

Google has completed their $12.5 billion takeover of Motorola Mobility. The deal was sealed yesterday, nine months after Google made the announcement that they wanted to expand into the hardware sector. This is their biggest and most memorable takeover yet. Google have had great success with their Android platform, claiming …

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Samsung locks down S Voice following leak

Yesterday we briefly mentioned that Samsung’s S Voice application had been leaked online and seemed to be working pretty well – even with a Kiwi (New Zealand) accent. However, this may have all been in vain as Samsung has since blocked anything other than the Galaxy S III from accessing …

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Google to showcase Majel late next month

Majel has long been rumoured as the search giant’s rival to Apple’s Siri personal assistant service. It should become available on Android smartphones later this year – most likely in the last quarter. According to reports it will officially (and unoriginally) be known as “Assistant”. While Google has obviously not spent much …

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Amazon planning 10.1 inch Kindle for Q3

Amazon may have been shrinking the size of their Kindle e-reading devices, but it looks as if they are planning to make the Kindle Fire tablet larger, later this year. According to the latest rumours it would appear that they are planning to release a 10.1 inch Kindle Fire in …

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HTC: Sense 4.0 multitasking is working as designed

There has been much confusion in enthusiast circles recently when it appeared that multitasking was ‘broken’ (or modified) on HTC’s Sense 4.0 user interface, which is present on their latest Android smartphones. Instead of ‘true’ Windows-like multitasking that is present on stock Android 4.0, HTC has tweaked Sense so it …

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Macbook Pro range to get retina and processor upgrades

We reported last week that Apple are preparing a new range of Macbook laptops, but we have received information last night that Apple will not only be upgrading the processing power, but they will be adopting Retina screens for the new range of computers. The Retina display was first introduced …

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Apple to boost iPhone screen by half an inch

A few months ago we first reported on the rumours that Apple were planning to enlarge the iPhone screen for the next release. The rumours have been persisting since we first published the details and according to sources Apple have started to place orders for new displays from suppliers in …

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Samsung introduces a pair of MHL monitors

Samsung has just introduced a pair of standard looking monitors, look into the specification sheets however and you’ll discover that they are actually the first monitors that support the Mobile High Definition Link (MHL) standard. There will be two MHL supported models at first, the 23 inch S23B550VS and the …

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Apple push security fixes to protect against malware

Apple have released security fixes for OS 10.5 Leopard, to protect against Flashback malware. The update also disables outdated Java and Flash functionality. Apple machines were infected last month, infecting more than 600,000 Macintosh computers. Apple released two security fixes last night for OS X 10.5 Leopard. Apple have been …

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Apple patches Siri with ‘correct’ information

Last Friday we reported that Apple’s own personal assistant Siri thought that the best smartphone ever was the Nokia Lumia 900 4G. Obviously, word reached Apple and they have issued a ‘fix’ that results in Siri being rather sarcastic (not to mention arrogant). As of today, the original question “what is the …

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HTC announces Desire C budget Android smartphone

HTC’s successor to the highly grossing Wildfire S budget Android smartphone has been known about for a while now, with specifications leaking just the other day. Today it has been revealed (as rumoured) as the Desire C, keeping the Desire family of smartphones alive but barely breathing. Full specifications include… Android 4.0 …

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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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iPhone 5 photo leaked?

With Samsung in the driving seat as far as the summer Olympics goes, it won’t take much from Apple to usurp the Korean sponsor – given the fervour of its fans. Scanning the interwibble for info, KitGuru has come across a credible shot of the iPhone 5, but is it …

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Official Samsung Galaxy S III accessories unveiled

Reporting on a phone’s official accessories is not some we would typically do, but Samsung has offered up some interesting accessories for the Galaxy S III flagship that was revealed a couple of weeks ago. While the highly anticipated wireless charging accessory has apparently been delayed to September, there are many …

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Foxconn ready to build Apple TV

Manufacturing giant Foxconn are preparing to build the new Apple Television. According to China Daily company chief Terry Gou said that they are preparing to build the new Apple Television. Gou held a news conference in Shanghai regarding their plans for the future. During the chat he let it slip …

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