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MSI Wind U160 Review

The netbook phenomenon has exploded in recent years with almost every major manufacturer entering into this lucrative market. MSI were one of the pioneers with the 2008 Wind U100 selling en masse to a cost conscious audience. I had one of these units for 9 months and I have to …

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7 inch iPad rumoured for release

Apple have enjoyed massive since the release of the iPad several months ago, and analysts have stated that they are on course to sell many millions more by the end of the year. This has generated billions of dollars of revenue for Apple and it appears that they may be …

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BlackBerry light a torch to target iPhone

It appears its impossible to keep Apple out of the news lately as Research in Motion (RIM) have showcased a new BlackBerry phone which is clearly targeting the Apple iPhone market. Analyst reports appear mixed however with some saying that it will not blow rivals away. The BlackBerry Torch is …

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Apple checking into iOS vulnerabilities

Apple are studying reports that software vulnerabilities are allowing remote control and jailbreaking of its iOS devices. Vupen, a french security firm posted information regarding two security flaws in Apple’s iOS and the Cupertino hardware giant are said to be investigating, according to latest reports from Reuters. These vulnerabilities are …

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Apple remove competitor Antenna performance from website

Apple have changed the antenna performance page on their website removing references to the performance of competitors smartphones compared directly to the iPhone 4. Apple originally launched this page after the iPhone 4 press conference to demonstrate how a number of other phones see signal attenuation when gripped tightly in …

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Apple make progress with ‘white’ iPhone 4

While many people have been focusing on the ‘antennagate’ ordeal with the troubled iPhone 4, Apple have been quietly dealing with issues with the release of the white version of the phone. “As has been suggested before, one of the main dilemmas is argued to have been getting the right …

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New Mac Pro with up to 12 CPU cores due for release

Apple has announced a new Macintosh Pro line up with support for up to 12 processing cores and 50 percent greater performance when compared with the last generation of machines. Apple are going to be using the new Intel quad core and 6 core Xeon processors with clock speeds up …

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Wired come under flak for publishing Apple piracy guide

Wired have been the subject of much discussion lately as Leander Kahney’s ‘Cult Of Mac’ blog, published by Wired has been the centerpoint of a ‘superguide’ showing the end user how to jailbreak their phone and access stolen software. Wired have tried to defend their reasons for publishing the guide …

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Dell ditch online Ubuntu sales

Dell have stopped selling laptop and desktop machines with Ubuntu preinstalled, but they say they aren’t ditching the OS completely as its going to be offered via phone sales. Dell spoke to PC Pro, and a spokesman said “we are currently making some changes to our Ubuntu pages, and as …

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Are Apple fanboys the most loyal?

I was reading an article in the San Francisco journal today and it actually made me wonder if Apple fans are really the most loyal in the industry. Could Apple ‘fanboys’ be the most passionate on the planet? Almost everyone reading this today will be aware of the heated ‘debates’ …

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Twitter create giant data centres

Twitter have been growing at an exponential rate in recent months and this has unfortunately had the side effect of causing some downtime for the social networking service. Its fair to say that when 300,000 new accounts are created every day that you would expect this however. To counter these …

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Apple start delivering refunds for iPhone 4 bumpers

The Apple iPhone 4 antenna issues have been dominating press reports for weeks now and Apple stated a while ago that they were going to give away bumper cases for nothing and to offer refunds to customers. They have stuck to their word and have begun processing refunds for the …

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iPad generates $2.2 billion revenue in June Quarter

One of the great success stories of 2010 so far is Apple’s iPad with over 3 million sales in a very short space of time. Figures just in show that the iPad has already generated over $2.2 billion in revenue for Apple in the June Quarter. “Apple’s iPad is already …

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iPad application of the week: Flipboard

We have reviewed several games for the iPad on our gaming site recently but today we thought we would make our readers aware of a rather cool application just released for the iPad. Flipboard is a social magazine with high objectives which looks to be one of the most exciting …

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Apples Q3 figures break records

Apple announced their earnings for the third fiscal quarter yesterday and once again, they have surprised analysts, surpassing even Wall Street’s estimates. Dan Gallagher reporting for Marketwatch said: “Shares of Apple rose nearly 2% in after-hours trading, after jumping nearly 2.6% to close at $251.89 late in the regular session. …

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McAfee release security products for Macintosh

Who says that Macintosh users are completely safe when it comes to online security? Apparently McAfee don’t think so as they have just released their bloated Internet Security Suite for the Macintosh. They have also introduced the Family Protection package to OSX as well (no its not a Rotweiller). “McAfee …

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Amazon Kindle still alive and kicking

Against all odds, Amazon’s Kindle has not been put to death by Apple’s all conquering iPad – latest reports show that each month sales are getting stronger. Amazon dropped the price of their e-reading device to $189 recently and this has helped the adoption rate. Keff Bezos, founder and CEO …

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Apple – are they really an arrogant company?

Even if you tried really hard, it would have been almost impossible to avoid the iPhone 4 antenna issues which have been dominating the news on almost every publication for the last two weeks. We look today at recent press coverage and ask ourselves, are Apple really an arrogant company? …

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Software to let Windows use iPad as wireless monitor

Microsoft Windows users can now use the Apple iPad as a wireless display thanks to a new software beta product called MaxiVista from a German software company called Bartels Media. This fantastic software package lets the end user extend their desktop to other PC’s and notebooks and uses a special …

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Apple Knew of iPhone Antenna Risks

The Wall Street Journal have a rather damning article up today, which if its true is going to cause a lot of problems for Apple. According to a report internal concerns about the reception issues were already known before public release. Today there is a conference at Apple’s HQ in …

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Hacker unlocks iPhone 4 software

It was only a matter of time before someone hacked the iPhone 4 software and the iPhone Dev Team have demonstrated a software unlock for Apples new phone. The iPhone Dev Team have broken every software release that Apple have put on the market and it appears that the newest …

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Apple to hold surprise press conference Friday

Apple are holding a surprise press conference on Friday as they continue to deal with disgruntled customers complaining about iPhone 4 reception issues. Steve Dowling, a spokesperson for Apple said that they would hold the conference on Friday at 10am from their HQ in Cupertino, California. He has yet to …

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Will Apple recall the iPhone 4?

The iPhone 4 launch has been a financial success for Apple, however when we come to talk about the actual hardware, the launch has been far from idyllic. Unless you have been offline and locked in your house for the last 2 months, we are sure you will have heard …

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