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RIM Playbook hits the stores

Research in Motion’s much discussed Playbook goes on sale in the United States and in Canada today. RIM are hoping this will be a big seller, especially as they have placed a lot of time and resources into the development. RIM’s BlackBerry smartphone has struggled to compete against Apple’s iPhone …

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Samsung go to war with Apple

Samsung said that it is going to take counter action against Apple after they filed a suit alleging that Samsung copied their smartphones and tablet computers. Apple’s lawsuit claims that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab is imitating the iPhone and the iPad. Samsung said “Samsung will respond actively to this legal action …

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More problems for Android: Skype leaking personal data

In a rather embarrassing state of affairs Skype for Android has been found to be leaking personal information, including the users name and email address and contacts and chat logs. A security researcher has called it ‘sloppy coding’ and ‘a disrespect for your privacy’. Not mincing his words, thats for …

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Apple go live with ‘Apple Support Communities’ social forums

Apple have gone live with the Apple Support Communities support forum upgrade which it announced last year. This adds social networking features and replaces the Apple Discussions board. Apple announced the new Support Communities upgrade to their online forums last August on the Apple Discussions Board. It said “Apple Support …

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Apple employees make a ‘it gets better’ video

Apple staff have joined the ‘it gets better’ campaign with a new video which shows words of encouragement from their gay, lesbian and transgendered employees. One man in the video says “To finally be open and honest with who I am and what I want out of life. To my …

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Intel hands Q3 to AMD Llano – strategic error?

After having the market to itself for over 3 years, AMD finally woke up and realised that there was a market for a Fusion-class processor that combined decent CPU-ing with decent GPU-ing. News into KitGuru suggests that Intel might be embarking on a strange strategy for 2011. Here’s what we …

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Apple iPhone 4 is coming, but is it too late?

Yesterday we reported that a white iPhone was in the making and due for release in the near future. What seems to have been confirmed however is that this will be an iPhone 4 model. It is near the end of its product cycle, is this really a good move …

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Blackberry Playbook not off to a good start

Research In Motion have handed out some PlayBook tablets for review, but it would seem as if the new product has a fair share of problems. The seven inch Tablet was designed to go head to head against the iPad, particularly in the business market. Reviewers complemented the rugged design …

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Apple Q2 revenue set to rise to $24.42 billion

Investment Bank J.P. Morgan has raised their projections of Apple’s earnings through 2012 in expectation of continued growth from both the iPad and the iPhone. Mark Moskowitz, an analyst with the company issued a note to investors early today with revised estimates, increasing his revenue estimate for the March quarter …

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Suppliers confirm 45 million iPads could ship in 2011

Apple could never have dreamed that the iPad would prove such a monumental product for them, outselling demand and generating many millions in profit. Educated component makers have said that Apple could sell up to 45 million touchscreen tablets in 2011. 45 million iPads is a tough figure to wrap …

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long awaited white iPhone due to appear in a month

Well this rumour has been going on now for months, and KitGuru has reported on it many times before. The latest murmurings from inside sources indicate however that the much awaited ‘white’ iPhone could be finally reaching retail within the next month. Sources last night told Kitguru that production has …

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MSI unleashes the FX720 notebook

MSI is proud to announce the release of its First-Class FX720 notebook. This notebook has a great look and feel thanks to its chrome treatment and anti-fingerprint coating. The exclusive GPU boost technology powered by NVIDIA Optimus gives you an extra performance boost when needed while playing games or working …

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Intel showcase future netbooks

Yesterday KitGuru reported on Intel’s Oak Trail solution and Intel have also rolled out their next generation ‘Cedar Trail’ Atom processor, due in Netbooks within the next couple of months. At a developer conference in China they have showcased new netbooks based on the next generation Atom processor. Cedar Trail …

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Intel launch Oak Trail tablet chip targeting Apple

Intel have released a new Oak Trail tablet chip which they hope will be used in tablets targeting the market leader, Apple. Intel launched the new ATOM chip, codenamed Oak Trail which is designed specifically for tablet computers. They have also said that 35 tablet and hybrid computers will be …

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F5V Tablet PC released with Core i3 processor

It isn’t often you hear of a tablet being released with a full Core i3 processor, but Motion Computing are due to release the Motion F5v Tablet PC which features one of Intel’s high powered processors. “Motion is committed to offering our customers a broad range of price and performance …

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Steve Wozniak would return to Apple, if asked

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said in an interview that he would consider going back to Apple in an active role if the company asked him. During an interview in England this week he said ‘I’d consider it, yeah’, when asked if whether he would like to play an active role …

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Microsoft release BING for iPad: rave reviews

Yesterday, Microsoft released BING for the iPad. So far it is getting rave reviews from the public who have downloaded it, and even critics are feeling inspired by the software implementation. Bing for the iPad is similar in structure to the iPhone version, however there are many differences incorporated. The …

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iPod touch photos showing capacitive home button leaked

Images of an iPod touch with a non physical home button have leaked on the internet. Many are claiming that this is an upcoming model of the iPod with a capacitive home button. Apple have sold over 55 million iPod Touch players since they were introduced in 2007. Four generations …

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iPad 2 success causing problems for Xoom sales

Apple seem to be unchallenged so far in the tablet market, and with the recent release of the hot selling iPad 2 it appears that other companies are really struggling to shift units. The Motorola Xoom, on paper is a stunning device, but sales are really poor so far. Analysts, …

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Is Android becoming less ‘open source’ ?

Google have been under some criticism lately from various corners with many saying that they are trying to lock down Android to become less and less an ‘open source’ project. Andy Rubin, the head of the mobile software team said that he and the company are still committed to keeping …

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Apple awarded patent for dock connector: USB 3.0, Thunderbolt

Apple have been granted a patent for a new modified dock connector which is compatible with new high speed communication standards, such as USB 3.0 and a dual lane Displayport, or Thunderbolt connector. This connector is called the ‘Reduced Size Multi Pin Male Plug Connector’ has been published by the …

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