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Apple settle lawsuit over ‘bait’ apps for kids

Apple have offered to pay some money to parents who are frustrated that their kids have been buying applications via iTunes without their permission. They will be offering a $6 iTunes credit or cash if the amount was more than $30. The company have said they will pay to settle …

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iPad Mini shipments outstrip 9.7 inch version

LG Display panel shipments for the full sized iPad dropped from six million units in December 2012 to 600,000 in January 2013. Insiders are claiming that the drop is mainly due to the growing demand for the iPad Mini and that January is a slow month for panel shipments. The …

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Samsung reject Firefox OS

A high level senior executive at Samsung spoke out at Mobile World Congress to say that Samsung won’t be developing any products that will run the Firefox operating system. We can’t say the news is a shock, as Samsung are the strongest Android OS smartphone and tablet manufacturer and they …

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UK Travellers Want To Text At 30,000ft

A poll of British travelers has revealed a huge appetite for inflight mobile services. Over 70 per cent of Brits surveyed said they would use their mobile phones during a flight, if they had the option. Almost half of people would use inflight mobile services to send text messages, while …

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Sony launch new high end waterproof Xperia Z tablet

Sony are launching a new high end tablet set to target the crowded market. The tablet has been announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today and it delivers market leading features, including ultra high screen resolution, camera quality and connectivity. It will also be waterproof, following the same …

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Samsung gunning for Apple iPad Mini with new tablet

Samsung have launched their new Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet which they are targeting directly at the iPad Mini which Apple launched in November 2012. Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 8.0 has an 8 inch screen, which is slightly bigger than the iPad Mini’s 7.9 inch. Samsung will be offering a stylus …

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Mozilla Firefox OS phones launching in July

Mozilla are wanting to challenge Google in the mobile field by launching a series of new smartphones featuring a Firefox based operating system. The launch will happen in July after Mozilla won the backing of 13 wireless service providers around the world. Mozilla are hoping there is some room left …

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Samsung confirm Galaxy S4 launching March 14

Samsung will reveal their next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4 on March 14th, according to reports on CNET. They will be sending out invitations to an event held in New York next month. CNET confirmed with an executive in the company that the Galaxy S4 will be featured at the …

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iPhone 5 outsells Galaxy S3 in Q4 2012

Strategy Analytics have reported that the iPhone 5 has outsold the Samsung Galaxy S3 in Q4 2012. The iPhone 5 is the world’s best selling smartphone model for the first time in Q4 2012. Strategy Analytics said the shift in sales favouring the iPhone 5 is attributed to “the rich …

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Google working on a touchscreen Chrome laptop

Rumours are circulating that Google are planning to announce a new touch screen laptop at a press event later today. The Wall Street Journal joined the rumour mill last night saying that Google could unveil a touch version of the highly portable laptop featuring Google’s Chrome operating system. They cited …

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Apple admit hackers got to employee computers

Apple said yesterday that some of their employees Macintosh computers were attacked by hackers. The admission by the company is unusual and highlights that the ‘once impervious’ Macintosh computer is also vulnerable to malicious code. Apple admitted that a ‘small number’ of computers became infected after employees visited a website …

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Samsung Galaxy S IV launching mid March

According to several reports, the Samsung Galaxy S IV could launch as early as March 14th. The Verge say that sources familiar with Samsung plans claim ‘March 14th is definitely the day’. According to the report, Samsung are likely to launch more than one new device on the same day. …

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Sony cuts Vita price in Japan ahead of PS4 unveil

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Sony has slashed the price of the PS Vita in Japan, ahead of its conference on Wednesday, where it is expected to debut the PlayStation 4 console, as well as offer potential would wide price reductions for current-gen hardware. According to Reuters, you can now get the 3G Wifi version of the …

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Otterbox Defender for Nokia Lumia 920 Review

Mobile phones really are so ingrained into our daily life now that existing without one seems almost implausible. Buying a mobile phone or entering into a contract is an expensive business. If you are as ham fisted as me then it is always worthwhile contemplating insurance with the network provider, …

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Archos release new Quad Core Platinum tablets

Archos may not be on many people’s radar when it comes to making a shortlist for a new tablet however they are releasing a new series of systems targeting the budget market. The new Platinum tablets follow their Titanium range. The difference? New Quad core processors and more RAM installed. …

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Brazil rules Apple doesn’t have exclusive iPhone trademark

While it will only apply within the borders of Brazil, regulators in the country have ruled that Apple does not have an exclusive trademark on the name iPhone, because ultimately it looks like local firm Gradiente Electronica, already registered the name back in 2000. The company even has a video …

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Acer attacks sub-£100 tablet market

We all knew it would happen, but we just weren’t sure when. The price battle surrounding ‘serious/sensible tablets’ looks to be well and truly underway – with former world heavyweight champ, Acer, leading a new charge. KitGuru scans for bargains in its inbox. Using the ever more popular 7″ format, …

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Microsoft to bring more Surface Pro units to US/Canada

We reported earlier this week that Microsoft announced they ran out of stock of their Surface Pro tablet computers, leaving many potential customers unable to buy the new product. Microsoft have announced that they are bringing more stock into the American and Canadian channel next week. Some sources have been …

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iPhone Neo One runs Android and costs £196

While the world plus dog awaits the iPhone 5s with baited breath, the fine people of Brazil are already able to buy a new kind of iPhone – one that ships without being locked down with Apple’s iOS. Strange. KitGuru looks at a pile of 196 pound coins and wonders …

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Apple iWatch could be used as smartphone ‘support’ tool

The inside murmurings of Apple’s iWatch just won’t vanish. Kitguru spoke with an insider in Taipei last night close to Apple who requested to remain nameless. Our source claimed that the recent reports on the ‘iWatch’ are based on Apple insider information which has leaked. The ‘iWatch’ name however may …

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Apple to release a bendible glass iWatch?

According to reports, Apple are testing a ‘watch-like device’ which may have some features similar to a smartphone. This could mean a watch with built in Mapping, text message capabilities and even preinstalled with fitness applications. The Wall Street Journal has reported from sources that Apple have discussed this kind …

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Tim Cook opposed Samsung battle over patents

The battle between Apple and Samsung has been long drawn out, and still continues however the latest news to hit would indicate that Tim Cook (now the CEO) was against the legal action against Samsung. Tim Cook took over the reigns when Steve Jobs died, but new reports say that …

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