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How productive are Apple Store employees?

No company is analysed and stripped apart more than Apple, and this latest report from ASYMCO is slightly bizarre yet fascinating. According to the correlated information the Apple stores generate over $100k per employee, every quarter. In 2010 the revenue was $481,000 per employee. This year this has increased to …

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Samsung tablet to use staggering 2560×1600 resolution

The Apple audience are waiting with baited breath for the upcoming iPad 3, which is said to feature a super high resolution ‘retina’ display with 2048×1536 resolution. We have been following the rumours now for many months. Breaking news last night however would indicate that Samsung are keen to beat …

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Apple iPad 3 said to be ‘thicker’

Rumors are circulating that the upcoming Apple iPad 3 will be thicker than the current version. Asian intelligence sources spoke with Macotakara and the change in size is said to be noticeable. They report that cases fitting the back of an iPad 2 will be useless, although smart covers which …

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Google Android – 10th billionth app download achieved

Google Android is going from strength to strength – they have just achieved a record of 10 billion applications downloaded. Google have decided to cut the price of their applications by 10p each to celebrate the achievement. Google are claiming that there are one billion downloads now every single month, …

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AT&T suck – its official. Tesco top the UK charts.

AT&T are one of Americas largest carriers, but if reports are anything to go by, their customer service is appalling. For the second year in a row they have been ranked last in Consumer Reports annual customer satisfaction survey. Customers have complained that they deliver a poor voice service and …

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Siri port H1Siri breaks your iPhone

Apple’s Siri has been one of the most exciting new additions to the iPhone range in many years. The latest H1Siri port can bring the Apple digital assistant to the iPhone 4. Techcrunch writer Sarah Perez has posted that the new hack might be more trouble than its worth however, …

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Apple patent covers new iPhone Camera Technologies

In the last week the US Patent & Trademark Office have published a new pair of patent applications from Apple that is revealing another series of iPhone camera technologies. Patently Apple, a site dedicated to Apple patents has news on this application. They say “One of Apple’s latest inventions relating …

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Kindle Fire outperforming Galaxy Tab, already

As expected the Kindle Fire is already proving a success for Amazon, as they have shipped more tablets in Q4 than Samsung. Market research firm IHS iSuppli show 3.9 million Kindle Fire tablets shipped in Q3 of 2011, meaning around 14 percent of the overall market. Apple are without question …

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Amazon Kindle Fire – how is it selling?

The Amazon Kindle is reckoned to be the most serious tablet challenger for Apple to date. Analysts have been quick to post that they feel it will slip into the number 2 spot soon, if sales are as initially predicted. How is the tablet selling so far? Amazon have not …

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Apple close to launching iTunes in Brazil

Brazilian music lovers will be pleased to hear that Apple are close to launching iTunes in their country. the music publishers group say they are almost ready to sign a deal with Apple which would offer iTunes within Latin America’s largest nation. The executive director Michaela Couto of the Brazilian …

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Samsung Galaxy Tab ban in Australia is overturned

Samsung will be able to sell their Galaxy Tab 10.1 again in Australia as the Federal Court of Australia has overturned the preliminary injunction which was initiated by Apple, who claim that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 infringes on the design of their own products. Luke Hopewell reported for ZDNet Australia …

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RIM to offer security features for rival phones

Research In Motion are aiming to get a new income source by offering a new tool to rival smartphone devices, such as the Apple iPhone. The company said today that they are going to launch a new ‘Mobile Fusion’ device management software package in Q1 2012 which will allow corporate …

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Apple customers are the most loyal

A recent study has confirmed what we already knew – Apple have the most loyal customer base. According to research firm GfK, Apple products generate the most fanatical following. 84 percent of the iPhone user base say that they would buy another iPhone to update their device. Google Android is …

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Are Apple ready to unleash 4 inch iPhone ?

Apple may be planning to release a new 4 inch iPhone, if reports on MacoTakara are accurate. They claim that Sony and Hitachi have already begun preparing 4 inch LCD screens for a new iOS device which will be released early next year. “According to Asian source, Hitachi Displays, Ltd. …

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iPad 3 will have a super high resolution (QXGA) screen

Apple fans will be wetting themselves with excitement as it appears the rumors for many months have been true. The upcoming iteration of the iPad will have a super high resolution screen. Sources are claiming a near ‘retina display quality resolution’. Richard Shim, a DisplaySearch analyst has told CNET that …

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EOL HP Touchpad outsells Galaxy Tab in US

The TouchPad was a disaster for Hewlett Packard. They spent millions researching and developing the product, then released it, killed the operating system and decided to stop production leaving them with huge inventory. The only people who won in this scenario were the people who bought one for less than …

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China pass U.S. as largest smartphone market

China have passed the American market to claim the title of largest smartphone market by volume in Q3 2011. Strategy Analytics released the information today which shows huge growth as the phones become cheaper and more available to a wider audience in China. Neil Mawston, an analyst at Strategy Analytics …

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