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Samsung plan to go head to head with Apples mini iPad

The Apple iPad has been a huge success story for Apple, KitGuru rated the device very highly indeed when we reviewed it months ago. News reached KitGuru weeks ago that Apple were planned to make a 7 inch version of the iPad to appeal to users who find the 9.7 …

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iPad case features new integrated Bluetooth keyboard!

One of the coolest gadgets we have seen in a long time has been recently released and is available from UK retailer GearZap for £59.95. The KeyCase iPad Folio has an integrated Bluetooth Keyboard and looks to be a ‘must buy’ for iPad business users. This innovative product seemlessly connects …

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Dell Streak Review

The Apple iPhone is one of the worlds most popular portable devices, but the release of the iPad has opened up a new world of ‘big screen’ interaction which is appealing to many people. The problem is, that for many the 9.7 inch screen is just too big to carry …

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Mac OS X 10.7 to become a hybrid iOS ?

Apple have a fairly unifed operating system which shares similar code algorithms between the main OS X and iOS platforms. Patently Apple have discovered a patent application filed with the World Intellectual Property Organisation earlier this year which points to potentially major interface changes. Apple love touch input, the iPad …

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Recent mac update increases gaming FPS x 3

Macintosh executives have never been keen to promote their machines as gaming computers but they have been swallowing a bitter pill recently with Valve’s release of the Steam client for OSx. Adoption has been phenomenal and this has had the positive effect of pushing their departments to update drivers. The …

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UK police raid global iPhone crime syndicate

City Of London police have arrested nine suspected members of a crime conspiracy ring involving thousands of stolen iPhones and millions of pounds worth of fraudulent phone charges. Police performed a series of raids on Wednesday and seized many phones, fake passports, SIM cards and noted a sophisicated network of …

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New 7 inch iPad rumours persist – in plane switching LCD Display

KitGuru reported last week regarding rumours of a new 7 inch iPad set to hit retail with a Cortex A9 processor. While these were only rumours from far eastern shores, it appears that another Taiwanese publication has detailed more information. Chinese language Economic Daily News reported on Tuesday that Apple …

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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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