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Apple CEO visits Foxconn factory in China

Tim Cook, Apple CEO has decided to visit China this week, on a relationship building exercise, visiting many dignitaries and partner factories. One of the high profile press events occurred at a troubled Foxconn factory in China. China is a huge market for all the major technology players, and they …

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Google begins to push out Android 4.0.4

Earlier today Google’s Jean-Baptiste Queru has given word that Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4 will soon be available through the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). This build apparently brings about an incremental update with “a few hundred changes over Android 4.0.3,” although it is not yet clear what many of …

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How much do Apple make on the iPad 3?

The Apple hype machine keeps on rolling, and with every new release of the iPad we have publications who buy them, just to tear them apart and to show everyone what is inside. A huge portion of the iPad 3 comprises the new battery system to compensate for the added …

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Apple offers ‘Sorry, cannot offer 4G’ refunds

Always big on the customer service, Apple has decided in Australia that advertising The New iPad (3) as being 4G, while it is not in fact compatible with the local 4G network, was a mistake. Will the UK follow suit? In a nod to global corporate speak, Apple has decided …

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Chinese factories stuck with useless iPad inventory

In business, it’s important to get your products out first when there is an opportunity. Arriving at the FA Cup Finals one day late, with a hot dog that’s 10x better, is a poor decision. However, it’s also possible to go too soon. Right now, an array of Chinese factories …

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Macbook Pro may get high res ‘retina display’

New, double resolution images have been found in the second developer build of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. This means that new Macintosh computers could very well ship with a Retina display, or HiDPi mode. We have all seen how the ultra high resolution panels have improved the iPad 3, …

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Nvidia’s Kepler coming to a smartphone near you?

Over the weekend Nvidia dropped the NDA on it’s Geforce GTX 680 graphics card based on their new Kepler architecture. Which in the case of the GTX 680, Kepler beats the AMD competition, the 7970 on many levels with some degree of ease. As a result of a successful launch (excluding a …

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RIM lose Canada to Apple for the first time

Research In Motion have been knocked off the top spot in hometown Canada for the first time, to be replaced by Apple’s, with their iPhone. The maker of Blackberry smartphones shipped 2.08 million Blackberry phones last year in Canada compared to Apple’s 2.85 million, according to data complied by Bloomberg …

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Toshiba previews 13.3 inch Android 4.0 tablet

If you walk into an electronics store these days you (should) find a bunch of tablets on display near the laptops. If you’re curious as to what is offer you’ll find tablets mostly with screens roughly 10 inches in size such as the Asus Transformer Prime or the Apple iPad. …

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Microsoft want to drive phone prices down

Microsoft have a plan which targets China. The plan is to overtake Apple, by offering a wide range of handsets at lower prices. Passing Apple will be the first step in a longer term goal of market dominance. Simon Leung, Microsoft’s Chairman and chief executive officer for the Greater China …

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Samsung and RIM sued over emoticon patent

Emoticons are useful for one thing only; to portray emotion through text, or to fool people by putting a 🙂 when you really feel :@. Emoticons are the one thing that gets texting or instant messaging close to the emotional connection level of a phone call or face to face …

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iPad 3 users complain about overheating

The iPad3 is coming under fire (pun intended) from a certain audience who are claiming that it is overheating. The Mac forums have been seeing an increase in complaints from users that there is an unusual level of heat emitting from the lower left side of the iPad when it …

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Powerful personal projector for iPhone ready to launch

The whole point of the Walkman-iPod revolution was that entertainment suddenly became very personal. You could have 50 people on a bus and every single one of them might be nodding their head to a different beat. The next generation of accessory is/was/will be about making the experience into a …

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iPad 3 strongest tablet launch yet, over 3 million sold

Apple launched the iPad 3 on Friday and sales figures in last night are very healthy indeed. Apple sent out a press release yesterday and have confirmed that they have sold 3 million iPad’s so far. “The new iPad is a blockbuster with three million sold―the strongest iPad launch yet,” …

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Sorry men, we’re not as important as a woman’s mobile phone

A recent investigation has discovered that women care more about their mobile phones than their boyfriends. Pawnbroker Borro.com surveyed 4000 women and discovered that a woman’s mobile phone comes in at number 3 on a list of most treasured possessions list. Boyfriends lose out a bit on the list, they’re (we’re) stuck down …

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Apple iPad 3 Review (64GB)

Today we are looking at the Apple iPad 3, the latest version of the tablet computer that has been breaking worldwide sales records over the last two years. It has been impossible to escape the hype, everyone knows that the latest version has the new super high resolution Retina screen, …

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Cyberlink prepares full range of Apple software

News coming out of Taiwan this morning is that Cyberlink, arguably the most prevalent provider of proper video playback and photo manipulation software in the wonderful world of Windows, is investing BIG TIME in its OSX products (and more). KitGuru turns Power(news)Producer Pro to maximum and ponders the impact. Whether …

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Apple privacy protection still questioned by Congress

U.S. Government officials are not happy with Apple’s latest privacy policies even though CEO Tim Cook has given them a detailed response in regards to the protection of their customers. Venturebeat reported that G.K. Butterfield and Henry Waxman, members of a congressional subcommittee dedicated to consumer protection have sent Apple …

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Apple delivers good news

One of the most eagerly awaited emails of the past 12 months has just arrived in the inboxes of the chosen few. What is the message and what does it mean? KitGuru engages iLiedown and gives it a ponder. The Daily Telegraph (of all the socialist press) ran a footy-score, …

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iPad 3 reviews: another winner for Apple

The iPad 3 officially launches tomorrow, if you were lucky enough to get your preorder in early enough, and the first reviews have hit the net. The consensus? Apple have created another winner. If you have missed all the news on Apple’s iPad 3 then a quick recap is in …

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Nokia confirm Tablet PC is coming

Many people will be pleased to hear that Nokia will be entering into the tablet wars, a sector currently dominated by Apple’s iPad. Nokia chief design guru Marko Ahtisaari is spending a lot of his time creating the new tablet for Nokia which they want to stand out in a …

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