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Magazines and audiobooks coming soon to Google Play

Yesterday Google announced its new Google Play brand which integrates Android applications, music, movies and books all into one service. Now magazines and audiobooks may be on the way to help turn Google Play into a more developed and expansive ecosystem. This development came about as an audiobooks page was …

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Apple showcase the new A5x quad core GPU iPad

Apple announced the new iPad yesterday, focusing on the new ‘sharper’ screen with upgraded processing power. Apple have said that the new iPad features a panel which is ‘sharper’ than the high definition television set you may have in your living room. They added that the screen will be able …

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iPad 3 ready to buy on March 16th: start queuing now

9to5mac have been told by an inside Apple source that Apple will start selling the iPad 3 on March 16th. The demand for the new super high resolution tablet is going to be ‘off the charts’ however, so many people will be disappointed for many weeks as stock starts to …

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Apple plan on settling with Android

Steve Jobs may have said that he was going to crush Android but the latest news suggests that Apple are planning to settle with Android manufacturers. New leader Tim Cook appears to have a different view on the matter. Jobs famously said “I will spend my last dying breath if …

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Samsung to invest more resources into bada OS

I am sure many of you will never have heard of bada and for those who have no idea what it is, it is Samsung’s home brewed mobile operating system. The reason why you have never heard of it is likely due to its little share in the smartphone market place. Right now it …

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Apple sued for infringing on eight patents

Apple are being sued by a patent owner who claim that they are infringing on eight patents relating to wireless communications protocols. Microsoft have a financial interest in the Luxembourg company who are filing the lawsuit. Core Wireless Licensing SARL are claiming that Apple are infringing on eight patents they …

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Android 4.0 devices growing in number, albeit slowly

If you have happened to receive an update to Ice Cream Sandwich on your Android device in the last few months consider yourself part of the lucky few. Google has just announced the latest figures for platform version market share and the latest Ice Cream Sandwich update holds just 1.6% of the market. This …

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Android ‘Key Lime Pie’ to follow after Jelly Bean

The Verge has today been tipped by a “reliable source” that the next version of its Android operating system is to be known as Key Lime Pie. It is due to succeed the currently unannounced Android 5.0 Jelly Bean iteration that we already know a little bit about. Like everyone else we currently …

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25 billion downloads reached on Apple Store

Apple just keep breaking records, and over the weekend they announced over 25 billion application downloads from their store. Apple told their customers, via a banner on their site “A billion thanks. 25 times over. The App Store has reached 25 billion downloads. Thanks for getting us there.” Apple have …

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iPad 3 facing display shortages at launch

It won’t come as much of a shock, but Apple may find it hard keeping up with demand when they release the upcoming iPad 3. The demand for new Apple tablets is always extraordinary, but they face additional problems, due to display panel shortages. Digitimes have sourced information in the …

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Apple to release ‘mini iPad’ 7.85 inch tablet in Q3

People are waiting in anticipation for the iPad 3 with super high resolution screen and updated processing power. Apple have plans to supplement the flagship model, with a new 7.85 inch tablet, according to reports from Digitimes. They say that Apple are going to begin production of the smaller tablet …

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Apple is considering a 14-inch MacBook Air

Apparently Apple is seriously thinking about producing a 14-inch sized MacBook Air with primary motivation for this sized notebook stemming from the Asia market. It’s been determined that Asians are particularly fond of 14-inch notebooks and this size makes up between 35 and 40% of the total notebook market across Asia, …

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All of humanity to own an Android phone one day

Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt has given a keynote speech at Mobile World Congress today, his third in as many years. He touched on the fact that everyone could at some stage could own an Android smartphone if current levels of growth are maintained. This will be done by extending …

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Going cheap – iPad’s hit ebay before iPad 3 launch

Well we predicted this would happen weeks ago, and sure enough in the run up to the iPad 3 launch, everyone and their mother is trying to sell their Apple tablet. According to reports from CNet, Ebay made over 125,000 tablet trade in offers in February, and 97.6 percent of …

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ASUS announces some more Transformer Android tablets

Revealed alongside the Padfone last night were a couple of new Transformer series tablets. The tablets in question are the Transformer Pad Infinity 700 series and the Transformer Pad 300 series. Starting off with the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 700 series (buzz-word galore) there is a really impressive 1920×1200 Full …

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iPad 3 retina display, pixels analysed

With the launch of the iPad coming ever closer, there is much hype about the new ‘retina’ display. But what exactly does this mean for the customer? Well we know that the resolution will be much higher than the iPad or iPad 2, coming in at a staggering 2048×1536 pixels. …

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Apple face global battle over ‘iPad’ name

The legal action over the ‘iPad’ name is being taken to the next level by Proview as they seek to regain ‘worldwide rights’. Proview Electronics are suing Apple for alleged fraud and unfair competition, hoping that they can reclaim ownership after a 2009 sale of the name. Proview, a Taiwanese …

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iPad 3 likely to cost more than iPad 2

According to various sources it would appear that the upcoming Apple iPad 3 will cost more than the current iPad 2. A pricing sheet appeared on Chinese blog site Sina Weibo. Analysing the prices it would seem that Apple may have to charge $80 more for the same wi-fi models …

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