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Man tries to rob restaurant with iPhone

In one of the weirdest stories we heard over the Christmas holidays, it appears that a man in Connecticut tried to rob a Northern Indian Restaurant, by trying to pass his iPhone off as a handgun. Thankfully there are no applications on the iTunes store to assist robberies, although we …

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iPad 2 may have wide range speaker system

It appear that the upcoming iPad 2 may have a larger speaker system if leaked pictures of new cases are anything to go by. Alibaba.com, a global business to business trading system is currently offering silicon cases for the iPad 2 and like previous versions they have a position on …

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Dell Streak drops to $399

Kitguru loves the Dell Streak smartphone. We have reviewed it twice with Android 1.6 and last week with Android 2.2 Froyo. It is one of the sexiest smart phones on the market with a massive 5 inch screen for all your media viewing. Dell have announced that they are dropping …

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Wikileaks app banned on Apple store: next on hack hitlist?

Apple are living dangerously, by recently banning the Wikileaks application from their store. Hacker group ‘Anonymous’ are currently targeting any company who are cutting support from Wikileaks, and we would expect Apple to be next on their hitlist. Apple have banned the iPhone and iPad application designed to give people …

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BenQ to release R100 Tablet in Q1 2011

BenQ are planned to release their first tablet PC in Taiwan in Q1 of 2011, this informed has been confirmed by a company representative. The R100, as it will be called, features a 10.1 inch touchscreen with 1024×600 resolution and will be running the formidable Google Android Mobile operating system. …

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Amazon Kindle, one of the success stories of 2010

Regular readers of Kitguru will know that we have been singing the praises of the Amazon Kindle for months now. It appears that the public are taking to it also, with sales around 8 million. This is higher than analysts predictions. Strangely enough Amazon are very coy when it comes …

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Microsoft Windows Phone 7 a flop, so far

Microsoft have been pumping a lot of money into Windows Phone 7, but unfortunately it hasn’t yet proved to be the resounding success they needed. While 1.5 million phones have been shipped during the first six weeks this isn’t reflective of actual sales. Microsoft have been stating that 1.5 million …

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Motorola Android 3.0 Honeycomb Tablet set for CES

Motorola are going to be showcasing a new Tablet using the Android 3.0 (codename Honeycomb) operating system at the Consumer Electronics Shows next month. Motorola have released a brief video on YouTube highlighting the introduction of a tablet computer based on the upcoming Google Android Honeycomb operating system. The clip …

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Apple aim iAd Producer as code free replacement for Flash

Apple have released iAd Producer, a new software package to design interative, media rich adverts using web standards for distribution through its iAd network within iOS applications. This is a direct attack on Adobe’s Flash developer tools, todays industry standard suite for the same thing. Apple’s new HTML5 development package …

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Steve Jobs action figure sells on ebay, after being blocked

MIC Gadget has began selling figurines of Apple CEO Steve Jobs, dressed in trademark black mock turtleneck, blue jeans and New Balance Trainers, holding an iPhone. Some of them have been selling on eBay for $2,500 even though a law firm representing Apple have blocked the company from selling them. …

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Nokia sue Apple in Europe for finger wiping gesture

Nokia and Apple have been in legal wranglings for many years now, and the latest advancement in the legal proceedings took place this week. Nokia have sued Apple in The Netherlands, Germany and the UK. They are alleging that Apple are using 13 of their patents without their permission. Nokia’s …

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MacBook Pros and iMacs to get updated, soon.

Rumors have been circulating in Taipei for the last couple of days that Apple are going to update their MacBook Pro and iMac machines in the first half of 2011, with even one source saying Q1. Digitimes have also confirmed similar findings, although KitGuru spoke to one source last night …

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Apple revenues grow 3 times faster than operating expenses

Latest reports show that Apple are leveraging growth with revenues three times higher than their expenses. Goldman Sach’s, the new Apple analyst says that their unique design concepts are helping to feed their growth “Apple’s hardware products often capture the hearts of consumer with their innovative and elegant designs, and …

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Apple stores get robbed in smash and grabs

Apple are at the center of several smash and grab robberies lately. The latest store to get hit was in the Greenwich Conn location. Robbers broke the windows at 3am Tuesday morning and made away with thousands of pounds of merchanise from the store. The store in Greenwich Conn is …

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Apple work with Toshiba to build $1.2 billion factory

Toshiba are spending around $1.2 billion to build a factory to make small LCD panels for Apple iPhones. This new plant will be producing low temperature polysilicon LCD panels, which allow for high resolution images and work on the plant will be starting in Q1 of 2011 and production will …

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Authors of 帝國 Online speak to KitGuru

A few days ago, KitGuru published a story about new MMORPG title 帝國 Online. The report was based around some users saying that the game had charged their account with unauthorised in app purchases. Alwin Wong, from Lakoo, developer of the game emailed us to issue the following statement (unedited): …

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Apple investigate unauthorised purchases from MMORPG game

Apple are investigating claims from customers that a new iOS MMORPG has charged them with unauthorised in app purchases. The game called 帝國 Online is so far only available as a Chinese language version with the English translation still in beta format. All customer reviews so far have stated that …

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Dual Camera iPad2 coming soon – predictions are true

Sometimes we get our predictions wrong, but more often than not we get them right. Kitguru said months ago that Apple were coming out with a dual camera iPad and Reuters have just announced that their insiders have confirmed the new design. As everyone is already aware, the original iPad …

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iTunes now with 90 second previews

As we reported a few weeks ago, Apple were due to upgrade the iTunes store preview system from 30 seconds to 90 seconds. As promised this has just rolled out. The length of these song samples has been found to be key to a consumer’s decision to purchase music online. …

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Apple fix Macbook Air Display issues

KitGuru recently reported on the issues experienced by many new Macbook Air users. These involved screen flickering horizontal lines which would appear on the 13 inch model. Other people reported that displays were even discoloured when waking from sleep and Apples forums were rife with unhappy customers. Well thankfully Apple …

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Is Microsoft Windows Phone 7 a sales disaster?

Microsoft have put a lot of faith into their Windows Phone 7 platform to revitalise their flagging mobile percentages. MS executive Joe Belfiore was speaking at the Dive Into Mobile conference, but was not willing to be draw into any discussions at all on sales figures. Joe Belfiore is Microsoft’s …

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Foxconn to start shipping Apple iPad 2 Feb/March

Industry insiders last night confirmed to Kitguru that the iPad 2 should start shipping early 2011, with some estimates being made at late February/early March. While this has yet to be confirmed on any official level by Apple, reports have been circulating via our sources that Foxconn will be ready …

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