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Google’s Schimdt admits ‘rough’ relationship with Apple

Google Executive chairman Eric Schmidt said yesterday that they have reached an agreement with Apple to continue providing maps and search technology for the iPhone. Schmidt spoke at the D9 conference and said that Google’s relationship with Apple had gotten ‘rough’ as competition between iOS and Android was getting more …

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Are Android tablets a poor man’s iPad?

We have been watching many discussion forums in recent months and the overriding consensus seems to be that Apple really have the tablet market wrapped up. We don’t just mean in terms of sales, but with the interface and overall product design. While reviews and journalists are only a small …

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Windows Phone to enhance gaming capabilities

According to insider information Microsoft are going to be announcing a new raft of games for their flagging Windows Phone 7 platform at the E3 conference. The company have been working overtime to support developers and to entice a wider audience to adopt their latest mobile platform. One of Microsoft’s …

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Asus announce 11 inch UX ultrathin PC – i5/i7

Asus have announced the new ultrathin 11 inch UX PC which looks to be a direct competitor against the successful Apple MacBook Air. The UX has an 11 inch screen with an aluminum alloy chassis which has a polished appearance. The company are aiming high saying that it ‘takes inspiration …

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Is Macintosh now a good target for Malware/Scamware?

Macintosh users have been targeted in recent weeks with one of the most sophisticated and clever pieces of scamware ever created. MacDefender has been such a success story for the developer that Apple themselves had to step in to issue warnings (they normally avoid discussing these problems) and are even …

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iPad 2 sells out in Russia

It may be later than many countries, but Russia embraced the release of the iPad 2 with open arms. The official release will help stop black market sales in Russia, a good thing considering the insane prices being asked. Some retailers have claimed that the iPad 2 in Russia are …

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Asus to release new Padfone – phone/tablet hybrid

Last week, we reported on a new upcoming Asus product which combines both tablet and smartphone functionality. Insider information has leaked which indicate that Asus will be calling the product the ‘Padfone’ – a rather cool concept of merging both sectors into a single design. Pocketnow have released some pictures …

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Macbook Air with ARM A5 chip spotted in wild

Apple are apparently looking at British chip maker ARM for a potential upcoming laptop design. Japanese language site Macotakara have a writer who has claimed to have seen a Macbook Air which is based on Apple’s A5 ARM processor. This test machine was supposedly made for Apple by Quanta, a …

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Dodgy MacDefender software traced to Russian ChronoPay

The Macintosh isn’t normally associated with malware, but the latest software which has caused problems for a large portion of the user base has been traced back to Russian online payment processor ChronoPay. The MacDefender software, a fake security suite set to cause Macintosh users to panic, forcing a sale …

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Asus plan new super thin EEE PC and tablet phone

Asus changed the world when they released the EEE PC. It was an inexpensive, superportable computer which many enthusiast users bought by the million, especially as it could be easily modded and run Linux out of the box. Computex is ready to rock and Asus are building up hype, promising …

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Apple iPad: not used as a book reader

The publishing industry has been gathering at their annual four day national convention and Amazon’s Kindle is certainly being seen as the dominant force in the growing e-reader market. Barnes and Noble are gaining momentum and Apple are not delivering at all in this specific market. It is not often …

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Foxconn ready to meltdown at 300,000 iPads a day

Although Foxconn is one of the largest 3rd party manufacturing operations in the world, Terry Gou’s company is on the verge of meltdown – trying to deal with the phenomenal demand for iPad 2 products from Apple customers. KitGuru considers the company’s plight. While the company has struggled to promote …

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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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