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Apple HDTV prototype mocked up – the future of TV?

As we have known now for some time, Apple are planning to release a new high definition television. Well known Apple based Cult Of Mac have mocked up what they expect Apple to release. In their report, Cult Of Mac say that they have been in contact with an unnamed …

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Apple wants to put a physical keyboard on a touchscreen

If a recent patent grab by no one other than Apple is anything to go by then we could soon see “physical” keyboards on smartphone displays, or at least we will have the sensation that they are there. While less developed haptic feedback systems are already available on some smartphones today, this …

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Cortex A9 processor passes 3.1GHz at TSMC

There are several things that affect the overall performance of a processor-based device. You can look for bottlenecks in the data transfer and try to improve them or get the internals of the chip itself to do more work per clock cycle. While balance is important, almost nothing can beat …

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HTC: Sense still adds value to the Android experience

Custom OEM skins such as HTC’s Sense or Samsung’s TouchWiz are commonplace on Android smartphones these days and are used to differentiate their phones. HTC Sense has as many lovers as haters; much like most other Android skins. In a recent interview HTC’s head of Sense development, Drew Bamford, provided some valuable …

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Samsung lands Galaxy S3 smartphone on Apple turf

Having captured the ‘number one spot’ for Android smartphones, Samsung is now gunning all out for overall top spot – in the hearts and minds of the global public – with the launch of the Galaxy S3/S III. KitGuru steps into a high street independent reseller to see what all …

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RIM to release updated Blackberry Playbook

Research In Motion haven’t generated anywhere close to the sales they wanted from the BlackBerry Playbook, released April 2011. Instead of cutting their losses and moving ahead they have decided that they will release an updated model later this year. The move is causing some confusion in the industry as …

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Amazon Kindle ditched from Target

Target Corp are dropping the Amazon Kindle from 1,700 stores and their website, just as they plan to create mini shops for Apple products in 25 of their stores this year. Amazon’s Kindle has proven a strong seller, despite Apple’s dominance in this sector. Spokeswoman for Target Molly Snyder said …

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Sony release their first ultrabook – The T11/T13

Sony have released their first ultrabook – the stunning looking T11 and T13. They are planning to release this next month fully loaded with a Sandybridge Core i3 processor. The machine won’t feature the latest 3rd generation Intel Processor, but the Core i3 2367M processor should pack a mighty punch. …

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Apple UK ‘4G’ claims under regulator scrutiny

Apple face an inquiry in the United Kingdom after advertising 4G support from their latest iPad tablet. The Advertising Standards Authority have widened their search according to the BBC. It appears that the regulator are not happy with Apples advertising for the iPad and their subsequent claims to comply with …

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iOS and Android dominate US smartphone market

Apple’s iPhone has been riding high on the American market, with the latest reports claiming that it now has taken 30.7 percent of the smartphone market, and 14 percent of the mobile market in Q1 2012. comScore released their quarterly data report from the MobiLens Service yesterday. While these figures …

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BlackBerry 10 – will it save RIM?

Research In Motion are facing critical mass, as declining sales and an extremely competitive market continue to cause issues for the Canadian smartphone maker. Much of their future success is riding on their upcoming operating system, otherwise known as BlackBerry 10. The first incarnation of the operating system was unveiled …

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Nokia finally dethroned by Samsung

Nokia have been dislodged from the top spot by Samsung in Q1 for the first time ever in the phone sector. Samsung shipped 92 million phones in the first quarter, compared to 83 million from Nokia. According to IHS iSuppli however Samsung are in second place behind Apple in the …

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Apple cleverly avoid billions in taxes

A new report issued claims that Apple use subsidiaries in Ireland and the Netherlands as part of a strategy to enable them to cut their global tax bill by billions of dollars every year. The Associated Press issued the news today after The New York Times published information on how …

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