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Research In Motion customers experience more problems

Research In Motion are investigating claims that some users are experiencing delays with their BlackBerry services. RIM have acknowledged that they are looking into the reports which seem to be affecting users in Europe, India, Africa and the Middle East. The company updated their statement yesterday and said that services …

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Barnes & Noble fight back against Microsoft: US Probe

Latest reports from the US news group Bloomberg show that tablet maker Barnes & Noble have asked U.S. regulators to investigate Microsoft as they seek to monopolise the mobile market demanding royalties on electronics running on Google’s Android operating system. Barnes & Noble said “Microsoft is embarking on a campaign …

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iPhone 4S Battery life gets tested: better than expected

The Apple iPhone 4S battery life has been the topic of conversation since it was released and we reported that many customers were complaining about excessive drain. Apple have acknowledged a problem with the location services system in OS 5 and have released a beta version of iOS 5.0.1 to …

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Apple threatens suppliers with ‘extreme pain’

The news stories continue to cascade from the global weather crisis. While manufacturers, traders and consumers continue to get buffeted, KitGuru takes a look behind the scenes at the kind of maneuvers that are taking place around HD stock and supply. Normal folk go into stores and buy products. This …

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iPad 3 may launch October 2012

According to whisperings in Taipei, Apple may be planning to launch the iPad 3 in Q3 next year. I have heard from a source close to Apple last night that the date may be set for October 2012. There is some confusion however as to the naming conventions of the …

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Apple to fix iOS5 battery problems with upcoming patch

Apple will be releasing a software patch within a few weeks to address the bug in iOS5 which has been causing battery life problems for owners of their smartphones. The problem seems to have been widespread, with many customers complaining of very short battery life with their new iPhone 4S …

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How Microsoft ‘missed’ the tablet market

If you ever wondered why Microsoft have been so weak in the tablet sector then the the inside story has been published on CNET – it is called ‘The Inside Story of How Microsoft Killed Its Courier Tablet’. It makes for interesting reading. In 2010, Microsoft apparently had two teams …

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AViiQ Smart Case for iPad 2 Review

When they created the iPad 2, Apple also designed the ‘Smart Cover’ which gives the iPad 2 screen an extra level of protection whilst interacting with it so that when you open the cover, it automatically turns on.  The only problem with this cover is that it only protects the …

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Will Apple ditch their high end Mac Pro systems?

Rumors are circulating that Apple may be ditching their professional series of Macintosh Pro high end systems. These computers are the most expensive in their range and can be configured to cost upwards of £10,000 via the online store. According to AppleInsider, the company are ‘evaluating’ if they should continue …

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Pete Townshend called iTunes ‘digital vampire’

Pete Townshend isn’t too happy with Apple’s iTunes and has called it a ‘digital vampire’, claiming that it profits from music without supporting the artists who create it. Townshend has said that the internet has destroyed established copyright protections and that iTunes should offer some services that used to be …

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Barnes and Noble to release new Nook tablet November 7th

Barnes and Noble have been forced into second place in the e-reader sector, behind Amazon’s Kindle device. They are however due to release a new tablet on November 7th, according to internet gossip. The makers of the Nook tablet sent our invitations for an event on Monday, as mentioned by …

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Jobs last words ‘Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow’.

Steve Jobs sister Mona Simpson revealed his last words in a eulogy she save at the Memorial Church of Stanford University. She said he looked at her, then his children, his wife and then beyond them all and said ‘Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow’. The New York times printed …

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NASA engineer creates gory iPad Halloween costume

One of the more creative Halloween costumes emerged online this weekend, when a NASA engineer decided to use two iPad tablets to create a rather unusual concept idea. He taped two iPad’s to the insides of torn clothing, covered in fake blood, to pretend that he was walking around, in …

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iPhone 4s battery life problems: unhappy customers

In the last week many people have raised concerns with problems regarding the new iPhone 4s battery life. It appears this has been shortlisted to a bug in the Apple location services system in the latest iOS 5 operating system. This has been the cause of short battery life for …

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RIM cut prices of Playbook: stock still not moving

Research In Motion have struggled to sell their BlackBerry Playbook. This hasn’t been helped by networking issues in recent months, and the news that they won’t be updating their software anytime soon. RIM have tried to push sales, by cutting the price of the tablet, but channel partners claim that …

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Samsung outperform Apple with smartphone sales

According to reports, Samsung have sold more smartphones than Apple in the July to September period. Samsung shipped 28 million smartphones, four times as many as this time last year. Apple say they shipped 17 million smartphones during this time period. Samsung are said to be chasing Nokia as the …

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Apple release series of EFI firmware updates

Apple released a series of EFI firmware updates for their Mac Mini, iMac, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air systems. The updates are: • iMac EFI Update 1.7 (3.69 MB) This update enables Lion Recovery from an Internet connection and includes fixes that resolve issues with Apple Thunderbolt Display compatibility and …

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Steve Jobs had Intel in mind for iPad

Steve Jobs high profile biography reveals a lot of interesting information and one which has surfaced is based around the use of Intel chips in the original iPad. Walter Isaacson revealed that Jobs considered using the Intel Atom in the first iPad. Jobs faced some counter arguments from Tony Fadell, …

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Blackberry Playbook update delayed until next year

Research In Motion haven’t had a very memorable 2011, unless you factor in lower than expected sales and networking issues. The latest news will cause an uproar among customers as it appears that the ill fated Playbook tablet will not be getting a much needed software update until next year. …

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Amazon announce drop in Q3 profit

Amazon announced a drop in third quarter profit, with shares falling 19 percent in late trading. Their net income dropped 73 percent to $63 million from $231 million, this time last year. Amazon have also said that they may post an operating loss this quarter. Amazon are searching for higher …

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iPad 3 – smaller dock connector planned?

Late yesterday there were reports that Apple were set to release the iPad 3 as early as March, but with a smaller dock connector. This would lead to issues with a plethora of existing products. I decided to try and get confirmation from a source I have, close to Apple. …

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Kindle Fire may reduce Amazon profits

The challenge to Apple’s iPad mounts as Amazon are due to release their new, low cost Kindle Fire tablet. So far Apple have remained king of the tablet market with staggering sales of their iPad and iPad 2 but analysts seem certain that the Kindle Fire will take the number …

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Nokia to live or die by Windows Phone platform

Nokia have had a tough year, facing stiff competition from Android and iOS smartphones. Their future success rides on the partnership with Microsoft which caused some concern for followers of the company when it was announced. According to information from sources, they are due to release a new range of …

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