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Apple iAds launching in Europe, soon

Apple are launching their iAds service in Europe within the next couple of months. This is sure to be unpopular, but it will generate millions of pounds of revenue for the Cupertino technology giant. iAds is an advertising feature which can place advertising within iOS applications for Apple devices. It …

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Google Documents editing added to Android & iOS

Google have updated their software to allow for mobile editing of Google Documents for both iOS and Android platforms. This has been a feature many people have been waiting on for months. Thanks to this new feature, it means that users can now edit their documents on the move. Andrew …

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Is Flash as evil as Apple say? RIM disagree

Adobe and Apple have not seen eye to eye for a long time – not since Steve Jobs went public about his personal loathing for Flash anyway. Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen was at the Web 2.0 conference and refused to be drawn into the debate again. While he refuted rumours …

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Barnes and Noble Nook Colour – first look

At KitGuru, we love our books. Call us old fashioned, but there is nothing quite like sitting in the early hours of the morning, chilling out with a good thriller. Especially if like Zardon, you don’t seem to need to sleep much at all. The Kindle 3 is our favourite …

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New Android Phone to replace credit cards

Eric Schmidt, Google CEO showcased the new Android power phone which contains a processor to allow people to make payments via their handsets. Schmidt opened this years Web 2.0 summit in San Francisco and he showed the new phone which had the manufacturer’s label covered up. Everyone has assumed this …

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Dell Streak to get Froyo update by end of month

Even though the Dell Streak didn’t prove to be a hot seller, Kitguru really liked it when we were given one for review in August. Dell have announced that it will be getting an Android 2.2 Froyo update before the end of November. Dell UK posted a message to their …

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Apple’s first computer expected to sell for $160k-$240k

Apple’s first product, the Apple I personal computer is up for auction on Christies later this month. The estimated sale price will be in the $160,000-$240,000 bracket on November the 23rd. The Apple I is regarded as the first ‘personal computer’ and was hand built by Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak, …

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More phones in the UK than people

Many areas of technological hardware have had a tough time for sales in 2010, but not so for the mobile phone industry. Recent reports just in show that the phone market has seen a 43 percent global growth. Smartphones have only been on the market for five years but they …

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Apple purchase iMuff maker – preparing wireless phones?

According to the latest rumours circulating, it appears Apple have purchased Wi-Gear, the company responsible for the iMuffs range of Bluetooth headphones designed for the iPod and iPhone. These rumors were leaked to us in Taipei last night and another source who spoke to 9to5 Mac appears to have said …

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E-Ink release first colour E-reader

E-Ink, the company responsible for the monochrome displays on the Amazon Kindle and Sony Reader devices have just launched their new colour ebook reader display this week. The benefits of E-Ink readers are well known, with less eyestrain caused by the removal of backlit technology. Power reduction is also significantly …

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Amazon doubles revenue share for publishers

From the 1st of December, magazine and newspaper publishers will be able to get a larger cut from sales in the Kindle Store, Amazon announced this morning. This means the share increases from 30% to 70% for each title sold in the store, meaning publishers will be more tempted to …

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Samsung Galaxy S sells 3 million in USA

The Galaxy S, Samsungs flagship Android powered smartphone has been selling well across the globe – particularly in the US were it has shifted over 3 million units. The Galaxy S has been supported by T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint and AT&T with their own versions of the phone on the market. …

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MacBook Air Solid State drives released by Toshiba

For those of you who have been following the news lately you will have seen that Apple’s new MacBook Air uses a new SSD system. Toshiba have released a new series of drives for the laptops. The new Blade X Gale SSD series is now available for market sales and …

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Blackberry facing stiff competition, share prices drop

Research In Motion are facing a stiff challenge from competitiors with Bank Of America and Citigroup are looking at alternatives for corporate email. Shares have dropped 3 percent recently as investors worry that the Blackberry smartphone strangehold on corporate communications was being eroded by rival solutions. The banks are testing …

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ARM CEO – Intel will be no tablet threat

ARM processors are used in Apple’s iPad and have generated the company a significant amount of revenue. Warren East, ARM Ceo has said that he doesn’t believe Intel will be a competitive threat in this sector. Warren East told the Financial Times that sales of Tablet PC’s next year could …

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Macbook Air ‘flickering’ screen problems – quality issues?

Apple recently released the sexy new Macbook Air machines, however it appears that they may be dealing with some potential screen issues. The redesigned Macbook Air was introduced two weeks ago and has already been the subject of numerous complaints on Apple’s support forum. The screen ‘flickers’ for some users …

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Smartphone ownership rises to 58.7 million in USA

Samsung Electronics are riding high in the USA as they maintain their market share growth in the US mobile phone sector. Research in Motion, famous for the Blackberry handsets are losing marketshare in the smartphone operating system market. For the three months which ended in September, Samsung hold their position …

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Apple under attack for bricking iPhone 3G

A class action lawsuit has been taken against Apple in California due to “unsavory, dishonest and deceptive business practices” by offering iOS 4 update to iPhone 3G users, while they apparently knew it could render many of the devices unusable. On October the 29th lawyers from Cohelan Khoury and Singer, …

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iTunes to update previews to 90 seconds

Music labels have been informed that Apple are due to overhaul their free 30 second song preview. Reports have detailed that Apple have asked music labels to increase song preview duration to 90 seconds. Before people in the UK get excited, this change is apparently only going to happen in …

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Samsung aim to ship 15 million notebooks in 2011

Insiders spoke to KitGuru late last night and our discussion was based around Samsung notebook shipments in 2011. This year they are expected to sell around 11 million units and they expect huge growth next year. Even though many analysts are saying that the tablet market is becoming more dominant, …

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Archos 43 tablet (froyo) now available

Archos have made some great products in the last five years and I owned several of their portable players many eons ago, which I always loved. Their latest internet tablet with Android 2.2 (Froyo) is now available in the shops. The Archos 43 uses a Cortex A8 processor. The Archos …

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Microsoft proud of Windows Phone 7 UI – more productive

Microsoft are proud to announce that the Windows Phone 7 smartphones can help users get more done in fewer steps than their rivals. Microsoft say that their Windows Phone 7 products deliver greater efficiency, requiring up to 20% less steps to perform common tasks. What is this based on you …

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Chrome OS notebooks to hit retail in November

A Google branded notebook is due for launch in November by Inventec, followed shortly after by Acer and Hewlett Packard in December. Dell were rumoured to be on this list, but info has not yet been detailed on their release date. Google’s Chrome OS is supposedly a client which resides …

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POV release new Mobii 10.1 inch Tablet

nVidia partner Point Of View have detailed specifications of the new 10.1 tablet they are releasing featuring nVidia Tegra. The Point Of View Mobii tablet features a capacitive multi touch screen (1024×600) with 512mb of system memory and 512mb of NAND flash memory with support for up to 32GB via …

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Google Nexus Two: specifications leak

While the Nexus Two has yet to be announced by Google, more information has leaked online – this time an unoffical specifications list. The new information on the Nexus Two came from AndroidandMe, as they say that T-Mobile will be one of the carriers to officially support the Nexus Two. …

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Apple sue Motorola: multi touch phone infringement

Apple are suing Nokia, claimg that their multi touch smartphones use Apple owned intellectual property. Patently Apple have reported that Apple have lodged two separate suits against Motorola which list six different patents.. These suits directly target the Droid, Droid 2, Droid X, Cliq, Cliq XT, Bakflip Devour A555, Devour …

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