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Amazon can Kindle brain development

The science of persuading people to buy a product, is both established and well understood. How you beat off an opponent that can afford as much of that marketing stuff as you can, is something else. Now, it seems, Amazon has science on its side. KitGuru prepares to generate some …

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Verizon ditch $2 fee after raft of complaints

We reported yesterday that Verizon had planned to issue a $2 fee to customers who paid using their credit card. In a dramatic turn of events, they have reversed the decision after complaints from customers and criticism from the U.S. communications regulator. The decision was reversed in the space of …

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Apple designer Jonathan Ive receives knighthood

Iconic designer Jonathan Ive, who created some of Apple’s most instantly recognisable products, such as the iPod and iPhone has received a knighthood in the New Years Honours list. The 44 year old man was born in Chingford, North London and studied design at the University of Northumbria. He joined …

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Google activate 3.7 million Android devices over Christmas

Google have reported very strong sales over the Christmas period and a company executive spoke out, claiming 3.7 million Android activations over December 24th and 25th alone. Andy Rubin, senior vice president of mobile at Google tweeted yesterday that 3.7 million devices were activated over their network in a 48 …

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Apple preparing 32 & 37 inch iTVs for release

According to industry rumours Apple are starting production of their first television sets in Q1 2012, with the goal of launching in Q2/Q3 of 2012. The initial production run is said to be based around a 32 inch and a 37 inch screen and it would appear that Samsung are …

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Italy fine Apple £750,000 over product guarantees

Apple have been fined by an Italian watchdog for the sum of £750,000 for the way they handle product guarantees. The Italian AntiTrust authority have said that Apple fail to inform shoppers of their legal right to two years technical support, instead focusing on a one year standard warranty. The …

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Windows Phone marketplace reaches 50,000 app milestone

The Windows Marketplace has reached a milestone of 50,000 applications. This achievement however is only one tenth of the Apple iOS store, and much less than the 400,000 applications on the Android Market. Microsoft will be pleased with the quick growth, taking only 14 months of operation to reach the …

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Malicious malware targets Android in time for holidays

We urge caution for those people using Android over the holiday season as reports are just in that a bunch of games are actually malware code, disguised. Many publications have found out that a ton of malware has hit the official Android store overnight. Two games infected with Trojan code …

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Apple to ship 111.4 million phones in 2012

Apple are expected to ship 111.4 million phones in 2012, according to investment firm Susquehanna. They also estimate that Apple will ship 30.3 million phones this quarter, up from the original claims of 27.1 million. The iPhone 4s has had huge demand since it was launched, not a surprise for …

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Dell XPS 14z Review

Whether you like them or not, almost everyone agrees that Apple have been consistently creating some of the most beautiful laptop computers for many years. Dell are keen to showcase that they have the engineering prowess to compete with Apple and today we are looking at their XPS 14z, a …

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Sony Ericsson LT28at Xperia with 720p reality display

Sony Ericsson are causing a stir in the industry with the news of their upcoming LT28at ‘super phone’. According to theverge the device has “just appeared on the official Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) site of certified Bluetooth devices. The LT28at is described as an Xperia “super phone” with LTE …

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Conan O’Brien spoof video about Kindle Fire

We aren’t sure Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will be too happy about the spoof video that was shown on the Conan O’Brien show a short while ago. The video slots in a look-a-like actor to replace Bezos as he announces a list of new features, fixes and even a ‘Kindle …

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Android losing out to iOS on app revenue

Android has taken the world by storm and has surpassed Apple’s iOS in regards to the number of smartphone users. Apple however are still selling more applications and generating more revenue. Distimo filed a report on the subject yesterday and it shows that the Apple App Store generates four times …

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Blackberry may be acquired by Microsoft/Nokia

2011 has been a year that Research In Motion would like to forget, even though they still produce some of the best business phones available. The latest news to leak would indicate that Nokia and Microsoft are considering a potential takeover of the company. This comes at the same time …

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Apple spend $500 million to ensure flash memory future

Apple have bought Israel Anobit, a well known maker of flash memory. The deal reportedly cost them half a billion dollars, according to the Calcalist financial daily. Apple have plans to also open a research and development centre in Israel, the first outside the United States. Anobit have developed a …

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Android peak over 700,000 activations daily

The Android machine continues to grow and according to Andy Rubin, the platform chief, they have hit a 700,000 activations daily figure now, 200,000 more than last reported several months ago. In July Google reported around half a million activations each day and the growth rate really is staggering, causing …

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Google to release ‘Nexus’ tablet – targeting iPad

Google have had a strong year, remaining in the top search engine position, and spreading their Android operating system, far and wide. Chairman Eric Schmidt has revealed that they also plan to take on Apple in the tablet sector, with their upcoming ‘Nexus’. Google helped Motorola design their Xoom tablet, …

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2nd gen Amazon Kindle Fire to be launched Q2 2012

The supply chain are preparing for the launch of the second version of the Kindle Fire in 2012. Industry sources spoke to Digitimes to confirm that parts and components for the production of the new tablet are already underway. There are rumors that Amazon may be buying processors from Nvidia …

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Kindle Fire 6.2.1. update breaks root

Amazon have broken the homebrewing root on the Kindle Fire, with their latest 6.2.1. update. The update which is rolling out as we speak disables root and the SuperOneClick utility. Amazon are clearly not too happy about a portion of the user base modifying their new tablet. Engadget add “If …

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Samsung attack Apple over emoticon patent

We would imagine that executives at Apple and Samsung won’t be exchanging Christmas gifts this year, as they have been at legal loggerheads all year. The latest news to be released today indicates that Samsung are on the counter attack against Apple in regards to another patent claim. Samsung have …

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