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The upcoming Amazon tablet: will it be enough?

KitGuru reported a few weeks ago that Amazon had planned to release a tablet to target the same market as Apple’s iPad. In all honesty, this is a daunting challenge for any tablet maker as Apple are dominating the sector with a ruthless efficiency. Contacts in Taipei have spoken to …

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Microsoft to update Windows Phone with 500 new features

Microsoft announced an update to their Windows Phone operating system which adds 500 new features. They also have highlighted new partnerships with Acer, Fujitsu and ZTE. They have also been keen to announce new language availability for the software. Microsoft are aiming to get their Windows Phone into new markets …

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Apple confirm malicious software attacks on userbase

Apple can sometimes be slow to respond, but they have published a support note this week saying that there have been a series of attacks on Macintosh users – namely the spreading of fake ‘security’ products. Macintosh owners have been subjected in recent weeks to a rogue anti virus application …

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Windows Phone 7.5 to be showcased later today

Microsoft are due to showcase a major upgrade to Windows Phone 7 later today. The new release, called ‘7.5’ will have improved features, such as web browsing and will also feature updated Microsoft Office support. There are also updates to deliver better gaming options. Latest rumours indicate that the latest …

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Will iphone 5 have curved screen? insider info leaked

Rumors are circulating in Taipei today that Apple may be trying something new and radical with the upcoming iPhone 5. Sources close to Kitguru have also spoken with Digitimes to ‘confirm’ the latest rumour that Apple have been buying a lot of new glass cutting machines, used by glass makers. …

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Inside the Apple iPad factory

At the weekend, M.I.C. Gadget posted a background story on Foxconn’s facility which gave many people a peek inside one of the factories responsible for the tech goods we use today. The factories were built in record time, specifically to meet demand for Apple’s latest wonder gadget, the iPad 2. …

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Macintosh users targeted with fake ‘anti virus’ program

Macintosh users love the fact that they get very few virus infections, but there is a new and rather sinister program which is targeting the user base. Research is showing that the infection is four to five times higher than normal. The Malware is devious, because it is posing as …

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Do you use an iPad when watching TV? research shows 70% do

iPad sales are at an all time high for Apple, and many research companies are running their own analysis to get feedback from the user base. Nielsen have applied their own graphical based research on mobile devices and it certainly makes for interesting reading. Nielsen weren’t focusing on sales, this …

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New MacBook Air models scheduled for end of June

Apple are releasing new MacBook Air models at the end of June. Our sources in Taipei are saying that the new machines will use the latest Sandybridge technology and will have the new Thunderbolt interface as well. Quanta Computer will be handling the main assembly procedure. Dynapack are dealing with …

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Are Apple releasing something new on 19th?

Sources have been speaking to Kitguru last night, indicating that Apple may have plans for the 19th – their 10th anniversary of the retail division. Apple retail staff have had to sign an NDA with Apple and Cell phones have to be locked in the main office. Apple staff have …

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Samsung Galaxy S & Galaxy Tab to get Gingerbread

Samsung have announced that owners of the Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab will be getting an upgrade to the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system shortly. Samsung confirmed last night that it will being rolling out Android 2.3, helping to improve the experience with their leading smartphones and tablets. Gingerbread has …

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Droid X2 scheduled for May 26th release @ $200

The Motorola Droid X2 is due to launch in the States on May 26th, according to our sources. This is the follow up to the successful original smartphone which was a huge seller for Verizon. Latest rumors indicate that the pricing will be $199 with a two year contract. The …

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RIM recall 1,000 Playbook tablets – faulty OS

Research In Motion haven’t had an ideal launch for the Playbook, early sales indicators weren’t positive and latest reports show that they have just recalled 1,000 of the tablets which have shipped with ‘faulty’ operating systems which may have stopped users from getting past the initial setup of the device. …

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iPhone 5 (4S) to have ‘edge to edge’ screen ?

A reported early case for the iPhone 5 has shown up on Asian trading site AliBaba. Guangdong based Kulcase are apparently selling a crystal case for an ‘iPhone 5g’. The image shows that it has a larger, edge to edge screen and the flash has also moved from directly next …

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Amazon say ‘stay tuned’ for upcoming iPad tablet rival

Apple have yet to face any serious competition in the tablet market, but they may be facing a problem soon, when Amazon release their new competing product. Amazon have had great success in the e-reader market, with their latest Kindle becoming the biggest selling product ever, for the online store …

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Samsung to showcase new 2560×1600 10 inch panel

Samsung are getting ready to show the world their stunning new 10.1 inch LCD screen which has a staggering resolution of 2560×1600 pixels, normally reserved for 30 inch panels. Samsung have been hard at work with their partner Nouvoyance to unveil the new WQXGA display next week at the SID …

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Apple put support behind hooker application

We were alerted today to a new application that is due for release on Apple’s App Store. It looks as if Apple are approving its use which is unusual as it offers guys the opportunity to ‘liase’ with woman for money. Sugarsugar.com have announced that their upcoming ‘dating application’ is …

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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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