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Motorola Xoom costs more than iPad to make

Motorola have been facing some negative commentary from the press due to the price of their Xoom tablet. Research into the matter shows that the Xoom is actually a higher cost to make than the iPad, due to the performance internals. IHS iSuppli (Ed: thats a lot of i’s) have …

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Google kill 21 dangerous Android applications

Google’s Android operating system has risen in popularity in the last year and unfortunately with this growth comes a risk of malicious code. Today the search engine giant have had to remove 21 applications from the Android market that contained dodgy code designed to pass over personal information. These applications, …

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Apple gameplan to target budget markets

Berstein Research analyst Toni Sacconaghi has had a meeting with acting Apple CEO Tim Cook, CFO Peter Oppenheimer and VP Eddy Cue and his report highlights some interesting plans for Apple to expand market share in the near future. Sacconaghi’s report highlights that Tim Cook has huge plans to expand …

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Kindle sales grow – AT&T to sell instore in US

AT&T have announced that it is going to start selling the Amazon Kindle e-reader in its retail stores starting this Sunday. The sales of Amazon’s Kindle have been phenomenal and while many people just focus on the iPad, the sales figures for the latest Amazon tablet have been continually growing. …

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Motorola Xoom overclocked by 50% percent to 1.5ghz

Never mind the hype around the iPad 2. The fun is all happening with the latest Motorola Xoom tablet. Google Android developers and enthusiast modders are over the moon to find out that the Xoom tablet’s bootloader is customisable. This opens up the hardware for easy access to developers. XDA …

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Apple to rush release iPad 2 next week?

There have been many conflicting reports recently about the iPad 2, mainly focused around the release date. According to popular Apple publication AppleInsider customers could be holding the new iPad tablet in their hands shortly after next Wednesday’s press event. The last time KitGuru spoke to a reputable source in …

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Apple showcase new MacBook Pro range and previews Lion

Apple have released a new range of MacBook Pro laptop computers which are equipped with new dual and quad core Intel processors. They also feature the latest ‘Thunderbolt’ input and output tech and a new FaceTime camera. Apple claim that the new machines are over double the speed of the …

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Is the Motorola Xoom biggest threat yet to iPad?

So far, the reviews for Motorola’s new Xoom tablet appear to be really positive. The Android 3.0 Honeycomb powered tablet could very well be Apple’s biggest threat yet. In the states, the Xoom has been released at $599 with a two year Verizon Wireless contract and the 10.1 inch tablet …

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Apple release OSX Lion preview to devs

Selected Apple developers will already have their hands on a special preview release of OSX Lion – the eighth major release of the excellent Apple Unix operating system. Philip Schiller, with Apple Marketing said “The iPad has inspired a new generation of innovative features in Lion, Developers are going to …

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Apple ditch Nvidia for AMD in top end Macbook Pro range

Apple’s new range of MacBook Pro’s are going to feature AMD graphics on the 15 inch and 17 inch models, according to sources close to KitGuru in Taipei. The current top end Macs feature nVidia Geforce GT 330M graphics with 256mb or 512mb of memory. Apple have been working with …

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Microsoft admit 10% of Windows Phone 7’s got bricked

Yesterday we reported that a recent Microsoft update for Windows Phone 7 was the cause of bricking. According to Microsoft, 90% of the people who actually got the update notification and started the process have managed to complete it successfully. 90% seems like a good number to be quoting, but …

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Samsung to add 8.9 inch tablet to range

Samsung have said that they will be adding a third tablet to their line up and that it will be available in March. Samsung have two successful products already for sale, the 7 inch and 10 inch Galaxy Tabs. They have announced that they will be complimenting the range by …

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Apple confirms 2nd March for iPad 2 introduction

Today Apple sent out official invitations to a media event being held on March 2nd in San Francisco, which we would assume is to showcase their upcoming iPad 2. KitGuru will be there with pen and paper. Apple sent out invitations to the media today and the event will be …

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Workers ask Apple for help over iPad poisoning

Chinese factory workers who have been making touchscreens for Apple’s iPhone and iPad products have asked for help over a case of chemical poisoning. The workers, employed by Wintek, a Taiwanese owner of a factory in the Suzhou industrial park in Eastern China have been using n-hexane to clean touchscreens …

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Windows Phone 7 first update bricking phones?

Microsoft released a patch yesterday that updated their mobile operating system to improve the process of installing a new upcoming OS update. Unfortunately some users are complaining that their phones have been bricked after applying the patch. Most people who are complaining have said it is happening with the Samsung …

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iPad 2 parody video – 27 inch voice activated

KitGuru finds a lot of parody videos every week and while many of them aren’t worth mentioning, occasionally we find one that really makes us chuckle. Those of you who are sick reading about the upcoming iPad may find this video to be a little bit of ‘light relief’. KitGuru …

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Adobe say that Honeycomb OS will get Flash soon

Adobe have announced that Google’s new ‘Honeycomb’ version of the Android Operating System will be available in the coming weeks. Honeycomb is a much awaited version of Android as it is designed specifically for tablet PCs and is set to offer a whole new array of features. The first high …

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Ipad 2 delayed until June ?

The iPad 2 is the hottest new product of 2011 and it was originally expected to be released around April. Latest rumours indicate that the release might be delayed until June. The reason is tied in with production bottlenecks. Analysts Vincent Chen and Alison Chen with Taiwan based research firm …

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Apple to release new Macbook Pro in coming week

Apple are planning to introduce the new MacBook Pro notebooks as early as this coming week according to leaked information. Apple have been informing some of their larger European resellers that they can expect delivery of sealed product pallets to their stores as early as Monday which coincides with President’s …

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Apple Light Peak connectors with up to 100GBps bandwidth

Apple could be on the verge of releasing a new high speed connection to some of its upcoming Macintosh range of computers, according to a report that speculates the announcement that the company could release revised MacBook Pros as early as next week. CNET have announced that a source has …

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Motorola Xoom to get preorders at Best Buy

Best Buy in the US are showing the Motorola Xoom listed for $799, this version is 3G capable and upgradeable to 4G. This 10.1 inch Tablet is set to target the Apple iPad and if adoption rates are as good as the smartphone Droid marketplace then it may cost Apple …

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Steve Jobs only with 6 weeks to live?

The National Enquirer have published a story which indicates that Steve Jobs has only six weeks left to live. Apple CEO Jobs has stepped down from active duty in Apple HQ, although rumours were circulating that he was working from home when possible, helping to steer new designs and upcoming …

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HTC win award for Device Manufacturer of the Year

Apple didn’t even attend the World Congress in Barcelona, but they walked away with the top award for a mobile device. The World Congress event in Barcelona is one of the biggest events of its kind in the world, but Apple decided not to make an appearance, much as they …

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