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Apple Get The Push

It’s now becoming quite common for the odd scuffle at Apple stores over in China but this one shows that the trouble can start even before the store opens and from the most unlikely people. It seems that the Dalian shopping mall was unhappy at a new shopping centre opening …

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Huawei: “We will be one of the survivors”

In a highly competitive smartphone market there are bound to be winners and losers at the end of the financial year. Rising star Huawei hopes to be one of the winners. In a recent interview with Mobile World Live yesterday Huawei’s Chairman of Devices, Richard Yu, discussed the future of …

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Amazon planning a tablet launch later in 2012

Amazon have experienced a high level of success with the Kindle Fire in America, achieving strong sales in the budget sector of the tablet market. The latest news indicates that they are preparing to launch at least two more tablet computers later this year. Digitimes have said that the number …

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iPad 3 problems becoming more widespread

It would be fair to say that the iPad 3 launch was positive. Much of the press, including Kitguru raved about the new high resolution retina screen and gaming prowess. There was little to dislike, apart from the slightly added weight when compared to the iPad 2. Over the last …

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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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