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Sony confirm 8MP camera in iPhone 5

Sony CEO Howard Stringer has let it slip that they are preparing to supply Apple with a powerful 8 megapixel camera which is likely to be used in the iPhone 5. Stringer told the Wall Street Journal how Japan’s terrible earthquake and tsunami has affected 15 Sony factories. One of …

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Photoshop gets airing on iPad 2

It is hard to escape the iPad on a daily basis, and Adobe clearly feel that there is a good money making potential for Photoshop on the tablet. The Photoshop for the iPad was demonstrated yesterday at the Photoshop World Conference and Photography Bay posted a video which highlights some …

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Apple stock running out for original discounted iPad

Apple have run out of stock of the original 16GB iPad, which was selling at a reduced price as the iPad2 was launched to replace it. The Apple online store in America no longer offers the Wi-Fi only version of the original iPad in their clearance section and has run …

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Apple iPod to be charged by human heart

Scientists are working on a new power system which can use the human body to supply enough power to charge electronic devices. This new milestone can use tiny movements such as the pinch of a finger to generate power. The team involved are presenting their findings at the National Meeting …

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Mozilla release Firefox 4 for Android OS

Mozilla have released Firefox 4 mobile browser for Android OS based phones. The new Firefox 4 for Maemo and Android mobile platform based devices offers tabbed browsing, bookmarks, Firefox Sync support and even addons. The new Firefox 4 doesn’t however support old ARM v6 CPU based phones and Adobe Flash. …

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Dell exec says Apple iPad will eventually fail

Executives from both Dell and Hewlett Packard have spoken out against Apple this week, with the Dell executive saying that the iPad will fail. The Hewlett Packard executive claims that Apple have less than ideal relationships with their partners. Andy Lark, Dell’s global head of marketing spoke to Lisa Banks …

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Nokia attack Apple with yet more patent claims

Honestly, if we could make this into a soap opera it would be more popular than Eastenders in the UK. Nokia have taken the gloves off again, and have responded to Friday’s ITC determination by filling another complaint against Apple, this time they are claiming that seven new patents are …

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Apple iPad 2 sell out ‘down under’

This won’t come as a shock to many, but the iPad 2 has sold out right across the globe. Latest reports highlight that Australia have run out of stocks, with the Sydney flagship store turning away potential customers. Some customers had waited for more than 50 hours at the Sydney …

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iPad2 price in UK is strong, but US is still best

Well, for once it appears that ‘ripoff Britain’ is getting a good deal on the iPad2. KitGuru reported that UK pricing would be £399, and it appears that we were right. The 16GB Wi-Fi model costs £399, which is cheaper than the previous model, which cost £25 more. People in …

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Apple to grow larger than HP and IBM, say experts

George Colony of research group Forrester claims that Apple are going to be growing over the next few years to a point when they will surpass both IBM and HP. “They’ll be bigger than IBM next year, and they’ll be bigger than HP the year after that,” he said. He …

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Apple iPad 2 sneaks past the UK’s defences

People have been waiting for this launch for a long time. Well, the day is finally here when Brits can place an order for the Apple iPad 2. KitGuru investigates. Saying that the UK’s Apple stores are ‘open for business’ today, is a bit of a given, right? However, today …

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Apple send ‘cease and desist’ order to Adult ‘App Store’

While Apple and Microsoft battle it out through legal channels over the trademark of ‘App Store’, Apple are current taking more legal action against MiKandi – an ‘adult app store’. MiKandi have received a ‘cease and desist’ order from Apple, over the use of the term ‘App Store’, company co …

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Apple’s SVP Bertrand Serlet leaving company

Apple have announced that their senior vice president of Mac software engineering Bertrand Serlet is leaving the company. Serlet has said in Apple’s official release that he ‘wants to focus less on products and more on science’. He holds a doctorate in computer science from the University of Orsay in …

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Microsoft patch Windows Phone 7 – properly this time

Microsoft have updated Windows Phone 7, and it looks as if nothing has gone wrong this time. After a disastrous Windows Phone 7 pre update which hosed a lot of Samsung phones, the new update should fix many of the niggling issues with the mobile platform. The ‘NoDo’ update features …

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Blackberry Playbook will match iPad 2 pricing

Rumours have emerged from KitGuru sources that Blackberry will be matching the iPad 2 £399 price when they release their PlayBook in the UK. While it seems like a no brainer to be matching Apples retail price, hitting a £399 inc vat price point for a modern performance oriented tablet …

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Amazon AppStore features ‘test drive’ demo mode

Amazon opened their App Store yesterday, a rival store for the official ‘Android Market’. The new App Store offers both free and paid for applications based on the open source operating system. While the Android market will let users download free and paid for applications, the Amazon App Store will …

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iPad 2 will be available for under £400 in UK

It looks like Apple aren’t shafting the UK public this time around, we are hearing that the 16GB version of the iPad 2 will cost only £399. Well, if you can manage to get a hold of one that is. With the original launch of the iPad, the UK was …

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Microsoft take legal action against Barnes & Noble

More legal action news today, as Microsoft are targeting Barnes & Noble and their Android based Nook ereader device. They claim it violates their patents. Microsoft have filed legal action against Barnes & Noble and manufacturers Foxconn International Holdings and Inventec. “The Android platform infringes a number of Microsoft’s patents, …

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Apple sue Amazon, over ‘app store’ term

Apple have taken the gloves off, suing Amazon for using the phrase ‘App Store’ without their permission. Heavy hitter Apple have been fighting Microsoft in legal channels recently for the permission to trademark the term. Apple have filed the complaint against Amazon in the federal court for the Northern District …

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Thunderbolt tech to feature in Sony Vaio Hybrid PC

Sony are apparently working on a new Vaio PC which will include Intel’s Thunderbolt technology and compete directly against the Apple MacBook Air laptop. According to Sony Insider, the company are working on a notebook that ‘consists of two components’ and includes the Intel Thunderbolt technology, previously code named Light …

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Apple confirm iPad 2 on schedule for March 25th launch

The iPad 2 is continuing to sell out in America, selling millions in the first week of sales alone. An Apple spokesperson has confirmed that the international launch of the new touchscreen tablet will proceed as initially planned, hitting stores on Friday, March 25th. “Everything that is on [Apple’s U.K.] …

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Flash Player 10.2 released for Android

Adobe have released version 10.2 of Flash Player for the Android operating system. This brings marked improvements to those people using compatible hardware. The latest release which is compatible with Android 2.2 ‘Froyo’, Android 2.3 ‘Gingerbread’ and Android 3.0.1 ‘Honeycomb’ offers better integration with the browsers and offers improved security …

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‘Gay Cure’ iPhone app is under attack as 80,000 complain

Apple are coming under attack from gay rights activists after they approved an application targeting ‘homosexual strugglers’. More than 80,000 people have signed a petition against this ‘gay cure’ application which Apple has said contains ‘no objectionable content’. Exodus International, a pro Christian group behind the creation of the application …

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Apple’s latest Macbook Pro crashing: overheating problems

Apple are in the middle of another batch of customer complaints as reports filter in that their new range of the ultra slim Macbook Pro is overheating and crashing. Both 15 inch and 17 inch machines apparently have the problem, with machines crashing under heavy load. Some users are even …

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