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Are Facebook planning a new Phone: codename ‘Buffy’?

If you follow the mobile sector regularly, you might already be aware of the HTC Status and HTC Salsa which were launched earlier this year. According to All Things Digital they have received information that Facebook themselves might be planning a new phone with a code name of ‘Buffy’. All …

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Ice Cream Sandwich – no flash support yet

The new Samsung Galaxy Nexus may be a leading showcase for Android’s new Ice Cream Sandwich operating system but it currently has no support for Adobe Flash. According to Google it will support it eventually, but Adobe need to update their Flash code for the new OS. Interestingly, Adobe stated …

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Android malware problem up by 472 percent

As Android continues to grow in popularity, so does the problem of aggressive malware code. Expert reports are claiming that the growth of this malware is a staggering 472 percent since July. SecurityNewsDaily spoke with Tim Armstrong of Kaspersky Lab and he said “Android malware is growing at an exponential …

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Comfipen Capacitive Stylus for iPad Review

There are a vast selection of capacitive styluses available on the market, such as the Bamboo Stylus that we looked at a few weeks ago.  Even though an iPad is designed to be used with fingers, there are certain applications in which a stylus or pen is preferable.  For example, …

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RIM announce new BlackBerry Bold 9790 and Curve 9380

Research In Motion have announced two new Blackberry smartphones this week, the Bold 9790 and the Curve 9380. We can’t say they seem that exciting and I can’t imagine they will attract a new audience already into the HTC or iPhone handsets. The Bold 9790 is a traditional design, delivering …

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Google fix Gmail bug and relaunch app for iOS

Google have relaunched their Gmail application for the Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch only two weeks after they pulled the last bugged version. Google program manager Matthew Izatt issued a post on the company Gmail blog saying “We’ve fixed the bug and notifications are now working, and the app …

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Tablet revenues up 300%, channel prays to St Jobs

With the sale of traditional PCs dying on its arse, the IT supply channel has been searching high and low for a silver bullet – something that will give them some hope of increasing revenues. Well, it’s already here – and it’s the Apple iPad. KitGuru pulls the Iron Man-coloured …

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HP TouchPad refuses to vanish – more spotted in US

Hewlett Packard might have made a very expensive mistake with the release of the HP TouchPad, but it seems that they have turned a financial disaster into a high profile ‘bargain tablet for the masses’. WEB OS might be dead, but the HP TouchPad is still very much alive and …

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Samsung withdraw iPhone block in Korea

Samsung Electronics have decided to withdraw the injunction they had planned to try and stop sales of the iPhone 4S in Korea.  The new iPhone 4S when on sale at the weekend and news hit that Samsung would do everything in their power to stop Apple selling the new phone …

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1st gen Apple Nano being recalled

Apple are recalling the first generation Nano device due to a faulty battery that overheats. Apple posted a note on their website which said that the problem seemed to be rare among the first generation owners, but that devices sold between September 2005 and December 2006 may be affected. Apple …

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Sony V Apple in rush for ‘four screen’ release

The Wall Street Journal have issued a report after speaking with Sony CEO Howard Stringer. It would appear that Sony engineers are rushing to develop their own ‘four screen’ strategy before Apple can get their own product to market. Stringer said “There’s a tremendous amount of R&D going into a …

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Apple iOS 5.0.1. update improves battery life

Apple have had to deal with reports that their iPhone 4S has suffered from poor battery life. Kitguru reported on this before and it was apparently tied down to a bug in iOS. Apple said they would be working on a fix. Apple issued a statement to All Things D …

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Research In Motion customers experience more problems

Research In Motion are investigating claims that some users are experiencing delays with their BlackBerry services. RIM have acknowledged that they are looking into the reports which seem to be affecting users in Europe, India, Africa and the Middle East. The company updated their statement yesterday and said that services …

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Barnes & Noble fight back against Microsoft: US Probe

Latest reports from the US news group Bloomberg show that tablet maker Barnes & Noble have asked U.S. regulators to investigate Microsoft as they seek to monopolise the mobile market demanding royalties on electronics running on Google’s Android operating system. Barnes & Noble said “Microsoft is embarking on a campaign …

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iPhone 4S Battery life gets tested: better than expected

The Apple iPhone 4S battery life has been the topic of conversation since it was released and we reported that many customers were complaining about excessive drain. Apple have acknowledged a problem with the location services system in OS 5 and have released a beta version of iOS 5.0.1 to …

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Apple threatens suppliers with ‘extreme pain’

The news stories continue to cascade from the global weather crisis. While manufacturers, traders and consumers continue to get buffeted, KitGuru takes a look behind the scenes at the kind of maneuvers that are taking place around HD stock and supply. Normal folk go into stores and buy products. This …

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iPad 3 may launch October 2012

According to whisperings in Taipei, Apple may be planning to launch the iPad 3 in Q3 next year. I have heard from a source close to Apple last night that the date may be set for October 2012. There is some confusion however as to the naming conventions of the …

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Apple to fix iOS5 battery problems with upcoming patch

Apple will be releasing a software patch within a few weeks to address the bug in iOS5 which has been causing battery life problems for owners of their smartphones. The problem seems to have been widespread, with many customers complaining of very short battery life with their new iPhone 4S …

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How Microsoft ‘missed’ the tablet market

If you ever wondered why Microsoft have been so weak in the tablet sector then the the inside story has been published on CNET – it is called ‘The Inside Story of How Microsoft Killed Its Courier Tablet’. It makes for interesting reading. In 2010, Microsoft apparently had two teams …

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AViiQ Smart Case for iPad 2 Review

When they created the iPad 2, Apple also designed the ‘Smart Cover’ which gives the iPad 2 screen an extra level of protection whilst interacting with it so that when you open the cover, it automatically turns on.  The only problem with this cover is that it only protects the …

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Will Apple ditch their high end Mac Pro systems?

Rumors are circulating that Apple may be ditching their professional series of Macintosh Pro high end systems. These computers are the most expensive in their range and can be configured to cost upwards of £10,000 via the online store. According to AppleInsider, the company are ‘evaluating’ if they should continue …

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Pete Townshend called iTunes ‘digital vampire’

Pete Townshend isn’t too happy with Apple’s iTunes and has called it a ‘digital vampire’, claiming that it profits from music without supporting the artists who create it. Townshend has said that the internet has destroyed established copyright protections and that iTunes should offer some services that used to be …

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