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iPad tops user satisfaction report

A new Comscore report has been released which shows that people are happiest with their tablets. King among the tablets is (not surprisingly) the Apple iPad. The report says “New TabLens data showed that tablet owners were highly satisfied with their respective devices, with the average overall satisfaction rating reaching …

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Apple claim Samsung copied icons

The battle between Apple and Samsung rages, with both companies intent on proving that the other copied their designs. Apple are now saying that Samsung stole their icon designs. CNET posted a series of gallery images highlighting the Apple graphic trademarks and comparing them against a series of icons used …

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RIM release BlackBerry Playbook OS 2.0.1.

Research In Motion have released Playbook OS 2.0.1 update, alongside their 4G version of the Playbook. The company are still dealing with a leak of Playbook OS 2.1 from a couple of days ago. The 2.0.1. update is primarily a performance related upgrade for Blackberry Playbook WiFi versions. RIM have …

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A quick peak at the Google Nexus 7

While the debate about whether Samsung copied Apple or Apple copied Samsung rages away in California, Google has decided to put its paw in the water with a low cost tablet of its own. Before our mobile expert Blair McClelland publishes a full, indepth analysis of the tablet within the …

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RIM CEO: “We may need to look at licensing” for BB10

Research in Motion CEO Thorsten Heins has said that their upcoming mobile operating system, Blackberry 10, could move away from how the company has traditionally operated. In an effort to increase its dwindling user based, Heins admits that licensing Blackberry 10 could be part of the company’s future. “To deliver …

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Android 4.0 ported to the Raspberry Pi

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has been ported to the $25 Raspberry Pi, giving some users a long awaited taste of Android on the tiny device. The port allows the device, better known for running various versions of Linux, to act much like a smartphone or tablet, albeit at a …

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Android Ice Cream Sandwich adoption jumps to 16%

Google has today released the latest Android distribution figures. The data is collected from devices that have accessed the Google Play Store in the last two weeks and while it is perhaps most useful for developers, we like to have a look at it to see how “fragmented” the Android …

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Microsoft Surface could cannibalise Ultrabook sales

A Taiwanese analyst company called Trendforce are claiming that Microsoft could hurt the market for Ultrabooks with their upcoming release of the Surface tablet. Additionally they add that it will put additional pressure on Android tablets and cause more confusion for the average punter in the street. Research director Eric …

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Shots that challenge Apple’s ability to beat Samsung

With $2.5 billion on the table, Apple and Samsung will be punching each other to death with squads of highly paid lawyers in a California court room. Central to Apple’s case is that the launch of the iPad in 2010 (three years after the iPhone in 2007) heralded the world’s …

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Apple v Samsung, more prototype designs released

The second day of the Apple vs Samsung case showcased many prototype designs. Christopher Stringer, an Apple designer and first witness produced a wide range of iPhone and iPad designs, some of which he was carrying with him. According to the case, Apple produce hundreds of prototypes for each product, …

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Google postpones retail launch of the Nexus Q

When the Nexus Q was unveiled at Google I/O in late June it was met with a mixed response. While some liked the idea of a neat looking media streamer dedicated to Google’s platform, it received a lot of negative feedback for being basically useless for anything more advanced. Due …

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iPhone event to happen September 12th

If you are in the market for a new smartphone then you may want to wait for another month as it looks as if Apple will be announcing their new phone on September 12th. Of course there is no confirmation from Apple that this is correct, but Jim Dairymple of …

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HTC closes office in South Korea and poor sales are to blame

Just over a month following HTC declaring they are pulling out of Brazil, South Korea is getting the same treatment by the Taiwanese phone manufacturer. Following poor sales in Samsung’s home nation this decision has been made in an effort to “streamline operations”. Analyst firm Canalys estimates that HTC controlled …

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New fiasco in Apple Vs Samsung battle

Apple and Samsung spend a lot of time working together toward a common goal: Making Apple products possible with processing chips manufactured by Samsung. At the same time, each company’s legal alter ego seems to have its hands wrapped around the other’s throat, in court, somewhere in the world. KitGuru …

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Apple has not patented a game controller

Apple Controller

While quite a few sites have been reporting that Apple has patented the design for a traditionally PlayStation like video game controller, it looks like that’s not exactly true. In reality, Apple has been investigating turning other devices, like the iPhone and iPad into controllers for systems like Apple TV …

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