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Steve Jobs Keynote confirmed for WWDC 2010

Steve Jobs has been confirmed for the Worldwide Developers Conference in 2010. His keynote speeches keep the press occupied for days and this year we would expect the conversations to revolve around the incredible success of the iPad. The iPhone could well make up a portion of his speech, however …

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AMD Vision powered Packard Bell netbook

Packard Bell have just announced the latest addition to their range of netbooks, which they call the DOT a. Simple and effective. This is a 11.6 inch ultra portable netbook powered by AMD and it weighs only 1.35kg and is less than 25mm thick. The machines can be configured with …

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Alienware add Core i7 to netbooks

Alienware parent company Dell are about to unleash a new range of netbooks which will incorporate Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 processors. While this sounds like a rather unusual move it is certainly going to cause a stir with many tech sites who have always complained that the …

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Michael Dell eating Apple humble pie

It seems impossible to avoid the Apple success story lately and news has just filtered in that Apple are in fact now worth eight times as much as computer giant Dell. In NASDAQ trading today, Apple gained $1.95 to $239.74 to hit a market value of $218.12 billion or more …

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Free iPad for woman – Apple damage control

You would think that walking into an Apple store with a wad of cash would be enough to get you a shiny new iPad, however a woman was recently refused a purchase, even though they were in stock. When this was made public via a news network, Apple dramatically not …

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Hard to please?: Surveys say get an iPad

Are you a hard man to please? Is it tough to get you excited? Then I have a suggestion …. and before you book that flight to Sweden just hear me out. According to ChangeWave Research, 91 percent of people who have purchased an iPad are literally so happy they …

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Gizmodo v Apple Round 4 – the ‘lost’ iPhone Saga

Jason Chen – editor of Gizmodo has been trying to hold his own against Apple in the case of the ‘lost’ iPhone. Brian Hogan, 21, who lives in Redwood City, California was promised $8,500 from Gizmodo if the phone he had was actually the upcoming iPhone, due for release in …

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Fancy an iPad? new $190,000 version available

If you are one of the handful of people who feel that the Apple iPad is ‘too cheap’ then perhaps this latest model might appeal to your inflated bank balance. Stuart Hughes, the exclusive high end ‘luxury remodeling’ company have just released a version of the iPad with 53 flawless …

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Steam For Macintosh OS X Review

The Macintosh has never been pushed hard by Apple as a ‘gaming platform’ and several times in the past their company executives have even been dismissive of gaming in general, clearly wanting to focus more on professional editing and design applications. This attitude certainly hasn’t helped the Mac look attractive …

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Google Nexus One web store to close

Google have announced that they are stopping sales of the online only Nexus One Smartphone and will instead focus on selling the device through retail channels. This means that the phones will stop being sold online entirely. Andy Rubin, Google’s Vice President of Engineering said today: “While the global adoption …

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New Asus NX90 laptop – pure flash

Asus have just released their new mega NX90JQ laptop over in Taipei. The machine not only brings a new meaning to the word ‘bling’ but it features Bang and Olufsen ICEPOWER speakers which surround the LCD screen. Finished in aluminum the Asus 18.4 inch machine is quite an eye catcher. …

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Panasonic Toughbook CF-31: Hard as nails

Panasonic have been making Toughbooks for quite some time and they are commonly known as the leaders in this particular field. They have released the new Toughbook CF31 which is apparently not only extremely tough but rather quite pretty. The CF-30 is the fifth generation Toughbook and makes a claim …

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iPad 3G shortages – artificial or genuine?

The success of the iPad has been well documented by KitGuru as well as every other technology news site on the internet. Sales in the first month were around the 1 million mark in the USA alone and assuredly European sales will be high next month. Unfortunately in the USA …

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Apple start taking international iPad preorders

Yesterday Apple have updated their online stores and are accepting preorders for both 3G and Wi-Fi models of the popular iPad – this is actually a day earlier than the announced launch date. These  pages went online a little early for the May 28th launch and they are being handled …

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Apple are developing an alternative to Flash

As the tension continues to mount between Apple and Adobe the latest news emerges that Apple are developing an alternative technology to Flash. This new package is called “Gianduia” and was originally mentioned at Apple’s World of WebObjected Developer Conference months ago. Gianduia apparently is a ‘client side, standards-based framework …

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Nintendo chief calls Apple “the enemy of the future”

Nintendo have seen their first drop in profits for nearly six years and they seem to be marking Apple as their new nemesis. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata told senior executives that the company has already beaten Sony and that Apple are now their ‘enemy of the future’. Nintendo’s Wii has …

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Apple iPad to hit UK on May 28th

Well its long overdue and USA Ebay sellers have been making huge mark ups selling at over the odds prices, but the iPad is finally coming to the UK. On Monday May 10th Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK will be able to preorder from …

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Apple iPad review

‘Apple’ — It is a name synonymous with a strong emotional response. Never has a company evoked such a dramatic reaction from the enthusiast userbase – you either love ’em or hate ’em, there is little room for middle ground. I have been an Apple fan since I started my …

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Is Apple becoming the new Microsoft?

If you have been listening to the grapevine, you probably heard that Apple might soon get slapped with an Anti-Trust lawsuit. Being Apple fans, we can’t help but wonder, what is up with that? The fact is, Apple is playing just nicely on the computer front. It is their mobile …

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iStat Menus hits 3

One of our favorite OSX monitoring apps has just hit version 3. Bringing to the table tools to monitor everything from battery usage to network traffic at a glance, Bjango’s iStat Menus is a must for any OSX geek. To quote some of the features: Realtime CPU graphs and a …

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