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MacBook Air Solid State drives released by Toshiba

For those of you who have been following the news lately you will have seen that Apple’s new MacBook Air uses a new SSD system. Toshiba have released a new series of drives for the laptops. The new Blade X Gale SSD series is now available for market sales and …

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Blackberry facing stiff competition, share prices drop

Research In Motion are facing a stiff challenge from competitiors with Bank Of America and Citigroup are looking at alternatives for corporate email. Shares have dropped 3 percent recently as investors worry that the Blackberry smartphone strangehold on corporate communications was being eroded by rival solutions. The banks are testing …

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ARM CEO – Intel will be no tablet threat

ARM processors are used in Apple’s iPad and have generated the company a significant amount of revenue. Warren East, ARM Ceo has said that he doesn’t believe Intel will be a competitive threat in this sector. Warren East told the Financial Times that sales of Tablet PC’s next year could …

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Macbook Air ‘flickering’ screen problems – quality issues?

Apple recently released the sexy new Macbook Air machines, however it appears that they may be dealing with some potential screen issues. The redesigned Macbook Air was introduced two weeks ago and has already been the subject of numerous complaints on Apple’s support forum. The screen ‘flickers’ for some users …

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Smartphone ownership rises to 58.7 million in USA

Samsung Electronics are riding high in the USA as they maintain their market share growth in the US mobile phone sector. Research in Motion, famous for the Blackberry handsets are losing marketshare in the smartphone operating system market. For the three months which ended in September, Samsung hold their position …

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Apple under attack for bricking iPhone 3G

A class action lawsuit has been taken against Apple in California due to “unsavory, dishonest and deceptive business practices” by offering iOS 4 update to iPhone 3G users, while they apparently knew it could render many of the devices unusable. On October the 29th lawyers from Cohelan Khoury and Singer, …

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iTunes to update previews to 90 seconds

Music labels have been informed that Apple are due to overhaul their free 30 second song preview. Reports have detailed that Apple have asked music labels to increase song preview duration to 90 seconds. Before people in the UK get excited, this change is apparently only going to happen in …

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Samsung aim to ship 15 million notebooks in 2011

Insiders spoke to KitGuru late last night and our discussion was based around Samsung notebook shipments in 2011. This year they are expected to sell around 11 million units and they expect huge growth next year. Even though many analysts are saying that the tablet market is becoming more dominant, …

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Archos 43 tablet (froyo) now available

Archos have made some great products in the last five years and I owned several of their portable players many eons ago, which I always loved. Their latest internet tablet with Android 2.2 (Froyo) is now available in the shops. The Archos 43 uses a Cortex A8 processor. The Archos …

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Microsoft proud of Windows Phone 7 UI – more productive

Microsoft are proud to announce that the Windows Phone 7 smartphones can help users get more done in fewer steps than their rivals. Microsoft say that their Windows Phone 7 products deliver greater efficiency, requiring up to 20% less steps to perform common tasks. What is this based on you …

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Chrome OS notebooks to hit retail in November

A Google branded notebook is due for launch in November by Inventec, followed shortly after by Acer and Hewlett Packard in December. Dell were rumoured to be on this list, but info has not yet been detailed on their release date. Google’s Chrome OS is supposedly a client which resides …

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POV release new Mobii 10.1 inch Tablet

nVidia partner Point Of View have detailed specifications of the new 10.1 tablet they are releasing featuring nVidia Tegra. The Point Of View Mobii tablet features a capacitive multi touch screen (1024×600) with 512mb of system memory and 512mb of NAND flash memory with support for up to 32GB via …

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Google Nexus Two: specifications leak

While the Nexus Two has yet to be announced by Google, more information has leaked online – this time an unoffical specifications list. The new information on the Nexus Two came from AndroidandMe, as they say that T-Mobile will be one of the carriers to officially support the Nexus Two. …

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Apple sue Motorola: multi touch phone infringement

Apple are suing Nokia, claimg that their multi touch smartphones use Apple owned intellectual property. Patently Apple have reported that Apple have lodged two separate suits against Motorola which list six different patents.. These suits directly target the Droid, Droid 2, Droid X, Cliq, Cliq XT, Bakflip Devour A555, Devour …

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Koobface worm ‘Boonana’ targets Macintosh users

A new hybrid of the Koobface worm that targets Mac OS X, Windows and Linux users is spreading through Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. Antivirus firms have reported the new malware, dubbed ‘Boonana’ when Intego and SecureMac warned Mac OS X users that the worm is aimed firmly at them. Boonana …

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Sony Playstation Phone images leak – powered by Android

Sony fans can rejoice, it looks as if they are releasing a new PlayStation Phone, according to gadget sites such as Engadget. Speculation is that the phone will be powered by an upcoming version of Google Android called Gingerbread. Engadget have said that the phone should be launched officially next …

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Apple Chinese App Store opened

Apple have opened a new online store with cut down App Store for their customers in China. A move which is sure to help expansion after years of lower focus on this marketplace. Chinese customers can now order Apple hardware such as the iPad online and have them delivered directly …

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Barnes and Noble to launch new Nook Color Tablet

One of Amazon’s biggest rivals in the E-Reader sector are Barnes and Noble and the latest to hit our newsdesk last night is that they have released a colour version of the Nook reader. Pricing is said to be around $250 and the main new feature is the 8 inch …

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Amazon Kindle 3 sales booming

The newest version of the Amazon Kindle is hot property, with sales already outperforming the older versions. They aren’t however making it public exactly how many they have sold to date. Steve Kessel, senior vice president of Amazon Kindle said “It’s still October and we’ve already sold more Kindle devices …

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Samsung Galaxy Tab $499 coming to BestBuy

The hotly awaited Samsung Galaxy Tab is coming to Best Buy in November with a $499 price for the WiFi version and a $599 price for the WiFi/3G version. They will be offered by Sprint and Verizon Wireless. Gadget blog Pocketables found Best Buy signs advertising the Galaxy Tab silver …

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Gates kids not allowed Apple, iPods – Zune only

Melinda Gates was recently interviewed by the New York Times and she confirmed once again that no Apple devices are allowed inside the homes or lives of Microsofts ‘first’ family. Deborah Solomon interviewed Melinda and asked her “What if one of your children says, ‘Mom, I have to have an …

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Macbook Air 2010 a copy of the Vaio X505?

Apple have released the new Macbook Air, a striking new wedge design which features an ULV Intel processor. The only thing, this looks to be extremely similar to the Sony Vaio X505 released six years ago, in 2004. Steve Jobs said that the new MacBook Air is ‘the future of …

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Hewlett Packard to release $799 Slate 500

Hewlett Packard are launching a full blown assault on the Apple iPad with the release of their Slate 500 Tablet, which is aimed at the thriviing business market. It will be set to cost $799 and is going to satisfy those people who have to omit the Blackberry Playbook due …

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Windows Phone 7 panned by critics

With the hotly awaited release of Windows Phone 7, the critics were clearly expecting more. Many have said already that Microsoft have a long way to go to catch up with Apples iPhone and Google’s Android. While it is still early days, this hasn’t been the ideal launch for Microsoft. …

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Jobs showcases new Macbook Air & OS X Lion

Steve Jobs held a conference yesterday in Cupertino, California to talk about the new Macbook Air and the new operating system OSX 10.7 – codenamed ‘lion’. Steve Jobs revealed two new Macbook Air’s and said they were ‘the future of notebooks’. There are two new Air products, 13.3 inch and …

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HP release new Palm Pre2 and webOS 2.0

Hewlett Packward has been talking about the benefits of webOS 2.0, saying that it would offer improved multitasking by ‘stacking’ similar applications into logical groups for easier, faster switching. It will also support Adobe Flash ensuring that pages with embedded flash content can be viewed by their customers. The new …

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