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Archos G9 tablet lineup get suited up with ICS

If you’re an existing Archos G9 Android tablet user you may or may not have been pleasantly surprised with a certain update that graced your tablet yesterday. Archos has started rolling out over-the-air updates for its G9 series tablets that will suit them up with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich …

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Apple and book publishers in hot water over e-book pricing

The U.S. Justice Department has recently warned Apple and five large book publishers that it has plans to file a lawsuit unless they change business practices for alleged price fixing of e-books. This comes about after the European Commission launched a antitrust investigation on the same issue late last year. …

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Looking for a cheap iPad? ebay flooded with deals

The release of a new Apple product means that customers rush to sell their perfectly fine, but ‘out of date’ product. Ebay has already seen a raft of tablet computers for sales in the last couple of weeks, but now that the mainstream public are fully aware that a new …

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iPad 3 ships to some customers. UK now showing 2-3 weeks delay

Apple’s iPad 3 is the hot news right now with stock said to hit retailers for official launch very shortly. Some customers are said to have received shipment notifications for preorders of the new tablet with deliver scheduled for March 16th. Appleinsider reported that one of their readers received a …

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Apple brings 1080p video support in iTunes 10.6

Coinciding with yesterday’s launch of Apple’s third-gen iPad lineup and the new Apple TV with support for 1080p HD video, a new version of iTunes has also been released, 10.6 which rolls in 1080p support for both movies and TV shows to suit the new Apple TV device. iTunes 10.6 …

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Magazines and audiobooks coming soon to Google Play

Yesterday Google announced its new Google Play brand which integrates Android applications, music, movies and books all into one service. Now magazines and audiobooks may be on the way to help turn Google Play into a more developed and expansive ecosystem. This development came about as an audiobooks page was …

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Apple showcase the new A5x quad core GPU iPad

Apple announced the new iPad yesterday, focusing on the new ‘sharper’ screen with upgraded processing power. Apple have said that the new iPad features a panel which is ‘sharper’ than the high definition television set you may have in your living room. They added that the screen will be able …

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iPad 3 ready to buy on March 16th: start queuing now

9to5mac have been told by an inside Apple source that Apple will start selling the iPad 3 on March 16th. The demand for the new super high resolution tablet is going to be ‘off the charts’ however, so many people will be disappointed for many weeks as stock starts to …

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Apple plan on settling with Android

Steve Jobs may have said that he was going to crush Android but the latest news suggests that Apple are planning to settle with Android manufacturers. New leader Tim Cook appears to have a different view on the matter. Jobs famously said “I will spend my last dying breath if …

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Samsung to invest more resources into bada OS

I am sure many of you will never have heard of bada and for those who have no idea what it is, it is Samsung’s home brewed mobile operating system. The reason why you have never heard of it is likely due to its little share in the smartphone market place. Right now it …

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Apple sued for infringing on eight patents

Apple are being sued by a patent owner who claim that they are infringing on eight patents relating to wireless communications protocols. Microsoft have a financial interest in the Luxembourg company who are filing the lawsuit. Core Wireless Licensing SARL are claiming that Apple are infringing on eight patents they …

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Android 4.0 devices growing in number, albeit slowly

If you have happened to receive an update to Ice Cream Sandwich on your Android device in the last few months consider yourself part of the lucky few. Google has just announced the latest figures for platform version market share and the latest Ice Cream Sandwich update holds just 1.6% of the market. This …

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Android ‘Key Lime Pie’ to follow after Jelly Bean

The Verge has today been tipped by a “reliable source” that the next version of its Android operating system is to be known as Key Lime Pie. It is due to succeed the currently unannounced Android 5.0 Jelly Bean iteration that we already know a little bit about. Like everyone else we currently …

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25 billion downloads reached on Apple Store

Apple just keep breaking records, and over the weekend they announced over 25 billion application downloads from their store. Apple told their customers, via a banner on their site “A billion thanks. 25 times over. The App Store has reached 25 billion downloads. Thanks for getting us there.” Apple have …

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iPad 3 facing display shortages at launch

It won’t come as much of a shock, but Apple may find it hard keeping up with demand when they release the upcoming iPad 3. The demand for new Apple tablets is always extraordinary, but they face additional problems, due to display panel shortages. Digitimes have sourced information in the …

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Apple to release ‘mini iPad’ 7.85 inch tablet in Q3

People are waiting in anticipation for the iPad 3 with super high resolution screen and updated processing power. Apple have plans to supplement the flagship model, with a new 7.85 inch tablet, according to reports from Digitimes. They say that Apple are going to begin production of the smaller tablet …

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Apple is considering a 14-inch MacBook Air

Apparently Apple is seriously thinking about producing a 14-inch sized MacBook Air with primary motivation for this sized notebook stemming from the Asia market. It’s been determined that Asians are particularly fond of 14-inch notebooks and this size makes up between 35 and 40% of the total notebook market across Asia, …

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All of humanity to own an Android phone one day

Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt has given a keynote speech at Mobile World Congress today, his third in as many years. He touched on the fact that everyone could at some stage could own an Android smartphone if current levels of growth are maintained. This will be done by extending …

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Going cheap – iPad’s hit ebay before iPad 3 launch

Well we predicted this would happen weeks ago, and sure enough in the run up to the iPad 3 launch, everyone and their mother is trying to sell their Apple tablet. According to reports from CNet, Ebay made over 125,000 tablet trade in offers in February, and 97.6 percent of …

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