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Intel facing tough Ultrabook sell in Europe

Intel have been focusing lately on their Ultrabook range of computers, working with partners to release many machines this year. Their plans are to offer a variety of machines with excellent processing power and stylish design cues. It has already worked well for Apple with their Macbook Air, but Intel …

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iPad 3 could face customs ban in China

Apple may face problems in China for the upcoming release of their iPad 3 tablet computer. They are locked in battle with Proview, a company who claim that Apple are infringing on the ‘iPad trademark’. Proview have filed for a customs ban with local authorities to stop the import and …

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Ultrabook prices set to drop by up to 30% by April

Prices of the Ultrabook are expected to drop by up to 30% by April. The information has came from sources close to channel partners initially released on Digitimes. We checked with our sources in Taipei in this morning and several people in the industry confirmed that the reason is due …

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Apple commands that Samsung stops mocking fanboys

It comes as no surprise Apple would sooner or later reply to Samsung’s “Next Big Thing” advertising campaign which takes stabs at Apple’s iPhone and its owners, while also exposing the advantages of Samsung’s Galaxy S II. As part of an ongoing lawsuit between Apple and Samsung (no surprises there,) …

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LG’s Optimus 3D 2 sighted ahead of MWC launch

A bit of a leak has occured on LG’s Optimus 3D 2 ahead of its announcement at Mobile World Congress (MWC) later in the month, which is where the company unveiled its original Optimus 3D last year. Aside from the ability for the phone to continue displaying 3D images without …

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Nokia admits there is no Plan B if Windows Phone 7 flops

Windows Phone 7, the fairly capable mobile operating system is currently Microsoft’s only existing product in the mobile space. The same statement now appears as if it applies to Nokia as well. Recently Nokia Europe’s Senior Vice President, Victor Saeijs told a Swedish newspaper that there is no fall back …

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US Air Force could end up going on a tablet spending spree

Recently Apple announced iBooks 2 which included the launch of educational textbooks which can sufficiently replace the older traditions of learning. Now the United States Air Force is reportedly interested in moving from older and presumably more bulky electronics to putting essential tools and critical information comfortably in the palm of servicemen. …

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HTC to reveal flagship Endeavour at MWC

While many Android fans may be focused on the upcoming and reportedly delayed Samsung Galaxy S III we still cannot ignore HTC’s own smartphones. Their upcoming flagship is rumoured to be the HTC Endeavour (referred to as the Edge in this article) and is destined to be powered by Nvidia’s …

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HTC waves goodbye to Qualcomm exclusivity

From the very first HTC manufactured Android smartphone, the Dream, to the present day HTC has only used Qualcomm chipsets in its Android smartphones and tablets. This will soon change; rumours of a Tegra 3 powered smartphone have been floating around the world wide web for a few months and it …

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Activists deliver petitions to Apple Stores

We reported yesterday that 250,000 people had signed petitions to try and force Apple to help improve working conditions in partner factories in the Far East. Activists delivered the petitions to Apple’s Grand Central Terminal flagship store in Manhattan today. CNET were on hand to report. The watchdog groups SumofUS …

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Apple preparing for iPad3 debut launch next month

According to reports on The NextWeb, Apple are preparing for a debut launch of the iPad 3 as early as next month. They quoted unnamed sources close to the company. Apple are apparently ‘in crunch mode’ to line up applications to demonstrate the new flagship tablet computer. Apple spend some …

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Samsung might be working on a Galaxy camera

When you last used a digital camera you may have considered that the firmware they run on is often clunky, slow and generally just plain poor. Finding any specific setting is often unnerving and it appears that Samsung has realised this; they may be planning a Android powered camera. This comes after …

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In-car POV loving for kids on show at Distree

We all love kids. Especially when they are someone else’s and they leave while still entertaining/charming/cute – so the parents can do all the hard work of actually raising them. nVidia Partner, Point of View, has been showing off a neat in-car entertainment pack at Distree in Monte Carlo. KitGuru …

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iPad 3 ‘shell’ photos posted online

Many people are waiting on the iPad 3 to hit retail shelves. With the promise of a new super high resolution screen and additional processing power, it looks to be the tablet to rule them all. Apple remain tight lipped about the design and specifications, but as expected the rumour …

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HTC to boost Nvidia Tegra shipments

HTC sell a large percentage of mobile devices, relying heavily on Qualcomm for the majority of their processors. HTC are changing their strategy and they are expected to purchase a larger percentage of Nvidia Tegra processors in the coming months. Due to this Nvidia shipments will increase noticeably, with HTC …

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Google’s answer to cloud storage launching soon

Google has a massive ecosystem, they cover everything from mobile operating systems to blogs. Perhaps the one and only thing I can think of that they have been missing so far is a cloud storage system and if recent reports are to be believed this will soon be changing. According …

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$299 tablets planned for emerging markets

Some manufacturers are considering a budget tablet computer aimed at emerging markets. While the Apple iPad runs amok in the high end, many people can’t afford the flagship computer. This has left the market open for a variety of manufacturers who are planning tablet computers for audiences in India, Brazil, …

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Apple being sued for $38m over ‘iPad’ name

The term ‘iPad’ may be synonymous with Apple, but a Chinese company are suing the shiny fruit maker in a dispute over the iPad trademark. They have said they are also demanding an apology and anticipates that Apple will be fined $38 million by a Beijing court. AppleInsider have the …

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Chrome for Android will never have Flash support

Following last night’s news that Google Chrome for Android had launched, Adobe has come out and publicly said that Flash will never be supported in the Chrome for Android browser. To some this may come as a surprise but last November Adobe said that they will no longer develop Flash for mobile …

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Prepare for Facebook Ads on mobile applications

Earlier in the month Facebook filed for an initial public offering (IPO) and are looking to generate more revenue from its mobile applications and mobile version according to an online report. Just under half of the of Facebook’s 845 million monthly active users browse Facebook from mobile devices such as …

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