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Android phones – 100 millionth is activated

While Microsoft limp rather poorly into Q2 2011 with mediocre Windows Phone 7 sales, Google Android continues to grow. Latest reports indicate staggering adoption rate figures. Hugo Barra, Product Management Director for Android passed over growth figures in his speech yesterday. Since it launched in October 2008, Google are saying …

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Google address partner lackluster Android update freqency

Yesterday at the Google I/O, the search engine giant addressed the slow update problems that plague a portion of their user base. If you buy a Google Android smartphone today, there is a good chance it will be several revisions behind the latest version. There is even a good possibility …

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Google Chromebook – is this the future?

Apple have been changing the tech industry in the last year. It has been shown in analysis that the iPad is killing netbook, and even some notebook sales. Google have stepped into the mix, with their new computer platform. They hope to change elements of the PC age, adopting ideas …

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Lenovo to buy Acer?

Several times in the past, Acer has made moves that directly affected Lenovo’s business. Could it be that, with all of the senior-level shake-ups at Acer, that Lenovo is ready to make its master-move?  KitGuru hears the rumours, does some digging and looks at the possibility that we’re about to …

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Apple may move to ARM as early as Q3 2012

KitGuru reported on the insider information that Apple may move to ARM chip designs in at least some of their Macbook range down the line. It appears this has been verified by Barclays Capital hardware analyst Ben Reitzes. He says We believe that Apple will be the first in our …

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nVidia to spend $367m in Icera takeover

nVidia are keen to target the mobile market and have announced plans to take over Icera, a baseband processor developer based in Bristol in the UK. The deal will cost them $367 million. Nvidia CEO Jen Hsun Huang said “This is a key step in Nvidia’s plans to be a …

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Why the iPad needs to be a part of your kids life

With the success of the iPad, it seems that owning one now is almost compulsory. I don’t own one myself yet, but sometimes I find interesting stories about how they are used. Over the weekend, I found a story on Cult Of Mac which is talking about how even children …

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Chinese fight in iPad 2 queues, causing injuries

Everyone wants an iPad 2, but seemingly not as much as some Chinese people who queued for the shiny new tablet in Beijing. The launch of the iPad 2 in China drew large numbers of people. Being the prepared bunch that the chinese are, the Apple retail staff had brought …

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Insider info: Microsoft planning to take over RIM in next year

Rumors have circulated before that Microsoft have been contemplating the purchase of Research In Motion (RIM). This has been fuelled recently with the deal struck behind closed doors to include Microsoft’s BING search client on all upcoming BlackBerry smartphones. KitGuru heard last night from some industry insiders that Microsoft may …

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The unsung Chinese iPad hero

If you live in the West, there is a good possibility you have never heard of Ereneben. There is also a very good possibility you will have heard of Apple (and are maybe sick hearing about them in daily news reports). So what’s the connection? The Apple iPad dominates the …

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Rumor: Apple to ditch Intel on MacBooks – going ARM based

There are rumors circulating that Apple may drop Intel chips and move the design of future MacBooks onto similar silicon that powers Apple’s iPhone and iPad. This is obviously heightened by reports that Windows 8 will support both ARM and Intel platforms. While in theory this seems like a logical …

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Apple opens a 5th hub to deal with demand

Everyone knows that Apple has been the flavour or the month/year/decade – but the level of desire for the Jobs juice has even surprised the company’s hierarchy. Start-ups put deals together and worry later about how to satisfy the demand. More experienced companies will look to create a channel to …

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Tablet production slowing down due to iPad dominance

Apple have dominated the tablet market since the iPad was launched last year. Sales of the iPad2 are also extremely impressive to this point. Sadly, the great sales for Apple are causing huge issues for competing products. With everyone wanting a slice of the Apple pie , many companies have …

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Apple climb 21 spots, hit top 50 in Fortune 500

Apple fans will be pleased to hear that everything is looking rosy for the company this year. They have climbed a further 21 spots and have hit into the top 50 positions of the Fortune 500 list. They rise from the previous rank of 56 to a new high of …

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Apple hire audio guru responsible for THX

Tomlinson Holman was the audio wizard responsible for Lucasfilm’s THX audio, and recent news indicate that Apple have just hired him to take the role as their new head of audio. Holman’s pedigree is without question, he was the man behind THX for George Lucas and he also created the …

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Barnes and Noble target iPad with new launch May 24th

Barnes and Noble have revealed in an SEC filing on Wednesday that the company plan to announce a new e-reader device on May 24th which will target the iPad market. Barnes and Noble have filed ‘Form 8-K’ in compliance with regulations regarding insider trading Reuters have reported. According to this …

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iPads and iPhones to be made in Brazil

The chairman of the Invest St. Paul, Luciano Almeida has said that Apple are going to be producing their tablets and mobile phones in Brazil. The manufacturing will be handled by Taiwan’s Foxconn. The Invest St. Paul is the agency of the State government responsible for acquiring expansion and investment …

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Tethering applications get ‘blocked’ on US Android market

Reports are highlighting that AT&T and Wireless handsets in the US are blocking the free tethering application ‘Wireless Tether’ – stopping users from downloading it. Sprint customers however can still access the software. A Google spokesman has said that they are not blocking the application. Instead it appears that they …

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Amazon aim to release colour Kindle Q2/Q3

Rumors are circulating that Amazon are planning to release a color Kindle within the next couple of months. The Kindle has been a big seller for the online giant superstore, with the group claiming it is actually their biggest selling product ever. The Kindle has had little competition in the …

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Google to release Samsung Alex Chrome OS Netbook: under £200

Google have released information on the new Alex machine from Samsung, the first commercially available Chrome OS netbook. The Samsung Alex is the successor to Google’s CR48, a machine which was provided in limited quantities to various people and businesses. The Alex will ship with a 1.5GHZ Intel Atom N550 …

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Apple to use AMD 6 series GPU in upcoming iMac range?

It looks as if the upcoming range of Apple iMac all in one desktop computers could be adopting Intel’s newest range of Core processors. The release of these machines could actually come as early as tomorrow according to sources in Taipei. Apple could also be adopting the new Thunderbolt port, …

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Did Apple nick the iPad concept from Knight Ridder in 1994?

Apple are seen as one of the pioneers in the technology industy often leading the way for other companies to follow. That’s what they say anyway, because many PC enthusiasts feel their products are overpriced, underpowered and for the posers among us. I actually quite like their products, but i …

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Google claim that location data is valuable

The Wall Street Journal have written an article based on comments made last year from a Google executive which says that the collection of location information from millions of mobile devices and personal computers is ‘extremely valuable’. This email,. with others are being used as part of a lawsuit against …

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Three Foxconn employees arrested over iPad2 design leaks

Three Foxconn employees have been accused of leaking the iPad 2 design and have been arrested, They were officially charged with ‘violating the company trade secrets’. Foxconn became suspicious when some online retailers starting stocking shelves with iPad 2 cases long before the launch. Earlier this year in CES there …

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Google sued by Android phone users over location tracking

Two Android phone users are suing Google over claims that their phones are secretly recording and storing data relating to their movements. The residents of Oakland County in Michigan filed a complaint on April 27th in federal court in Detroit. The residents are claiming that their HTC Inspire 4G phones …

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