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Apple employee pleads not guilty

We published a story yesterday on the Apple executive who was under fire for accepting kick backs for leaking sensitive information. Plantiff Mr Devine yesterday pleaded not guilty to these accusations. Paul Shin Devine was lead in handcuffs and an orange prison suit to appear in Federal court in San …

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Apple employee arrested over ‘kick backs’ for $1 million

While Apple have had a very healthy 2010 financially, it seems that lately the company are continually dealing with issues on one level or another. The latest problem has emerged that product manager Paul Shin Devine has been possibly involved in kick backs to Asian suppliers. Businessinsider have released information …

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Dell Streak released with little fanfare

Dell have released their new ‘Streak’ in the USA but what has surprised KitGuru is the total lack of hype around what many would consider a very unusual and appealing product. Press reaction to the Streak has been lukewarm and many reviewers (myself included) are confused as to why Dell …

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Microsoft target Apple with new ‘PC v Mac’ section

KitGuru has reported recently that the Apple share in the PC world is slowly growing and it appears that Microsoft are starting to acknowledge that this may prove an issue, long term. They have launched a new section on their Windows 7 website which directly compares their latest and greatest …

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Best Buy confirms Droid 2 pricing

While Verizon and Motorola still fumble with official responses as to its existance, according to Engadget it appears that Best Buy in North Carolina have placed some Droid 2 units on shelves with some pricing information. The phone appears to be launching for $199 with a carrier subsidy and $599 …

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Papermaster leaves Apple due to ‘Cultural Incompatibility’

KitGuru reported over the weekend that Apple executive Mark Papermaster, who was in charge of iPhone engineering left the company. The Wall Street Journal have said that his departure was due to “broader cultural incompatibility” rather than a direct link to the iPhone 4’s antenna issues as reason for his …

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Apple exec responsible for troubled antenna design quits

News has just filtered into KitGuru that the Apple executive who was in charge of iPhone engineering and therefore responsible for the antenna design on the iPhone 4 has left the company. Many people are filing in the blanks however and are assuming that Mark Papermasters departure from Apple may …

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rumoured iPod update coming next week

Brazilian news site MacMagazine are claiming that the annual refresh of the iPod lineup is coming sooner than expected between August 14th and August 16th. MacMagazine claim to have insider information from Apple sources saying that the new line up is due for release very soon. For the last four …

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MSI Wind U160 Review

The netbook phenomenon has exploded in recent years with almost every major manufacturer entering into this lucrative market. MSI were one of the pioneers with the 2008 Wind U100 selling en masse to a cost conscious audience. I had one of these units for 9 months and I have to …

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7 inch iPad rumoured for release

Apple have enjoyed massive since the release of the iPad several months ago, and analysts have stated that they are on course to sell many millions more by the end of the year. This has generated billions of dollars of revenue for Apple and it appears that they may be …

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BlackBerry light a torch to target iPhone

It appears its impossible to keep Apple out of the news lately as Research in Motion (RIM) have showcased a new BlackBerry phone which is clearly targeting the Apple iPhone market. Analyst reports appear mixed however with some saying that it will not blow rivals away. The BlackBerry Torch is …

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Apple checking into iOS vulnerabilities

Apple are studying reports that software vulnerabilities are allowing remote control and jailbreaking of its iOS devices. Vupen, a french security firm posted information regarding two security flaws in Apple’s iOS and the Cupertino hardware giant are said to be investigating, according to latest reports from Reuters. These vulnerabilities are …

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Apple remove competitor Antenna performance from website

Apple have changed the antenna performance page on their website removing references to the performance of competitors smartphones compared directly to the iPhone 4. Apple originally launched this page after the iPhone 4 press conference to demonstrate how a number of other phones see signal attenuation when gripped tightly in …

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Apple make progress with ‘white’ iPhone 4

While many people have been focusing on the ‘antennagate’ ordeal with the troubled iPhone 4, Apple have been quietly dealing with issues with the release of the white version of the phone. “As has been suggested before, one of the main dilemmas is argued to have been getting the right …

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New Mac Pro with up to 12 CPU cores due for release

Apple has announced a new Macintosh Pro line up with support for up to 12 processing cores and 50 percent greater performance when compared with the last generation of machines. Apple are going to be using the new Intel quad core and 6 core Xeon processors with clock speeds up …

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Wired come under flak for publishing Apple piracy guide

Wired have been the subject of much discussion lately as Leander Kahney’s ‘Cult Of Mac’ blog, published by Wired has been the centerpoint of a ‘superguide’ showing the end user how to jailbreak their phone and access stolen software. Wired have tried to defend their reasons for publishing the guide …

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Dell ditch online Ubuntu sales

Dell have stopped selling laptop and desktop machines with Ubuntu preinstalled, but they say they aren’t ditching the OS completely as its going to be offered via phone sales. Dell spoke to PC Pro, and a spokesman said “we are currently making some changes to our Ubuntu pages, and as …

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Are Apple fanboys the most loyal?

I was reading an article in the San Francisco journal today and it actually made me wonder if Apple fans are really the most loyal in the industry. Could Apple ‘fanboys’ be the most passionate on the planet? Almost everyone reading this today will be aware of the heated ‘debates’ …

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Twitter create giant data centres

Twitter have been growing at an exponential rate in recent months and this has unfortunately had the side effect of causing some downtime for the social networking service. Its fair to say that when 300,000 new accounts are created every day that you would expect this however. To counter these …

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Apple start delivering refunds for iPhone 4 bumpers

The Apple iPhone 4 antenna issues have been dominating press reports for weeks now and Apple stated a while ago that they were going to give away bumper cases for nothing and to offer refunds to customers. They have stuck to their word and have begun processing refunds for the …

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iPad generates $2.2 billion revenue in June Quarter

One of the great success stories of 2010 so far is Apple’s iPad with over 3 million sales in a very short space of time. Figures just in show that the iPad has already generated over $2.2 billion in revenue for Apple in the June Quarter. “Apple’s iPad is already …

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iPad application of the week: Flipboard

We have reviewed several games for the iPad on our gaming site recently but today we thought we would make our readers aware of a rather cool application just released for the iPad. Flipboard is a social magazine with high objectives which looks to be one of the most exciting …

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