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Macintosh users spend 30 percent more on hotel bookings

An interesting story broke today based around the myth that Apple users have a higher disposable level of income. Orbitz Worldwide have said that people who use Apple Macintosh computers spend up to 30 percent more each night on hotel accommodation. Therefore the online travel agency is starting to show …

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Retina based Macs could generate $1 billion profit

Management consultant Rags Srinivasan has reported on gigaom that the new Retina powered MacBook Pro computers could generate another $1 billion in pure profit for Apple. He explains that Apple made a gross margin of $18.5 billion in the last quarter, it says $1.65 billion of this is due to …

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Samsung Galaxy S III demand exceeds supply

Samsung said today that they aim to sell more than million Galaxy S III smartphones by July. They said that they should achieve a 10 million sales record within two months of the product launch. Sadly, the company are struggling to create the smartphones fast enough, due to component shortages. …

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Windows Phone 8: What We Missed Yesterday

If you missed our Windows Phone coverage from yesterday we highly suggest you read up on those before venturing onwards – articles are found here, here and here. We also warned you that we were bound to miss something from yesterday and here is the article that will redeem ourselves. …

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Nokia announces 808 PureView for America

Nokia could have chosen a better date for their own Monday press conference considering Microsoft’s announcement of the Surface tablets, but what is done, is done. Yesterday, the falling giant announced that their 808 PureView camera-phone is destined for the US market. It will be available for $699 (roughly the …

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Partners unhappy with Microsoft Surface tablet

Microsoft recently announced their upcoming Surface tablet – set to target the Apple iPad. It would appear that Microsoft PC partners are unhappy with the new product, which was kept a secret until the recent announcements. Reuters have reported that industry sources seem unhappy with the new Surface tablet release, …

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Microsoft reveal new ‘Surface’ tablets

Yesterday Microsoft showcased their new tablet which runs on the upcoming Windows 8 operating system. They are diverting resources to mount a viable attack on the Apple and Google machines. Ballmer said the device would offer “Windows without compromise”. The new Microsoft Surface tablet has a built in stand and …

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Amazon set to drop Kindle Fire price to $149?

Rumours in recent weeks have been pointing towards a refresh of the 7 inch Kindle Fire tablet coming soon from Amazon; in addition to further mumblings of brand new 8.9″ and 10.1″ models. In an effort to push sales further before the launch of these new tablets, Amazon may drop the current …

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Steve Wozniak calls Apple Assistant Siri ‘poo-poo’

Apple’s Siri assistant has been getting a lot of headlines since it was released however it has also been receiving its fair share of criticism from the press and user base. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said he doesn’t have a lot of appreciation for the voice recognition application. He added …

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Retina Macbook Pro – ‘the least repairable laptop’

Apple have been receiving a lot of praise for their latest Macbook Pro update with Retina display. Popular teardown site iFixit have published their detailed analysis on taking one apart and their findings are interesting. They say that the Retina Macbook is the least repairable laptop they have ever taken …

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Microsoft to launch tablet targeting Apple iPad

According to the latest reports, Microsoft will announce their own tablet next week at an event in Los Angeles. Microsoft usually leave device announcements to their partners, such as Acer and Asus – who showcased Windows 8 tablets at Computex. AllThingsD have said that Microsoft have developed their own tablet …

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