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eReader users read more books than hardback lovers

A recent study from Pew Internet has discovered interesting statistics on American’s habits where book reading is concerned. The study reveals that the average e-reader user has read 24 books in the last year, compared to just 15 books read by those preferring traditional paper books. In a country where 99% of …

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HTC One series launching in the UK today

Today is the big launch day for HTC’s latest and greatest smartphones; the HTC One X and One S.  Beginning this morning you will be able to grab either the 4.7 inch, quad-core powered One X or the 4.3 inch, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 powered smartphone from a variety of UK …

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Court sides with Apple in Samsung court case

A judge in America has largely sided in Apple’s favour yesterday in regards to how some technical terms will be defined in the patent fight against Samsung over smartphones and tablets. Apple sued Samsung last year in the United States, claiming that the South Korean company are ‘slavishly’ copying the …

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Flashback trojan has infected 600,000 Macs worldwide

Apple are facing a problem in the shape of the ‘Flashback’ trojan horse virus which is said to have infected around 600,000 Macintosh computers, with more than half in the States alone. Russian antivirus software company Dr. Web have issued a report this week which states that the computers running …

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Blackberry faltering but still Obama’s favourite

Research In Motion used to dominate the market, but in recent years they have been struggling to compete against Apple and the raft of Android phones available to consumers. In the last year their sales figures have been continually dropping and the CEO’s have stepped down. Even in their homeground …

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Chinese leave paper iPad’s on graves to mourn their dead

One of the more bizarre stories today reported by the China Xinhua news agency shows how important Apple devices are now in the minds of the Chinese culture. The official state media group say that Chinese people are leaving paper replicas of Apple iPads and iPhones as ‘offerings at the …

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Samsung opts to build $7Bn factory in China

The Korean need for national pride is about as strong as the Chinese need to be the world’s factory. So what happens when the immovable object (Koreas desire to do everything itself) meets the irresistible force (China’s need to do it for you)?  With the launch of Samsung’s next chip factory now …

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Air Display gets update for HiDPI OS X mode on iPad 3

Avatron have updated their Air Display software, available now on the App Store for $9.99. This allows users to set up the new iPad as a 1024×768 HiDPI display to display high resolution elements and text available in OS X Lion. We know the new iPad display runs at 2048×1536, …

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Google to sell tablets directly to customers?

We have already heard rumours of Google and Asus combining to sell a $199 Nexus tablet and Google may now be resorting to old ways to distribute products. Rumours have it that Google will open its own online store to sell tablets directly to customers. Just like the Nexus One, …

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China now has over a billion mobile subscriptions

China is by far the largest country, weighing in at 1.35 billion people in an official estimate taken at the end of 2011. So it comes as no real surprise that China has just crossed the big billion threshold for mobile phone subscriptions. According to China’s Ministry of Industry and …

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Sony confirms Android 4.0 update for 11 phones

Sony's Xperia Ray will be getting its Android 4.0 update in April alongside the Xperia Arc S and

Last year, then Sony Ericsson and now Sony, confirmed that all 2011 Xperia smartphones will be getting an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. This vital piece of information has yet to change but the update schedule for different devices has been changed up a bit. Sometime in the …

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Apple Get The Push

It’s now becoming quite common for the odd scuffle at Apple stores over in China but this one shows that the trouble can start even before the store opens and from the most unlikely people. It seems that the Dalian shopping mall was unhappy at a new shopping centre opening …

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Huawei: “We will be one of the survivors”

In a highly competitive smartphone market there are bound to be winners and losers at the end of the financial year. Rising star Huawei hopes to be one of the winners. In a recent interview with Mobile World Live yesterday Huawei’s Chairman of Devices, Richard Yu, discussed the future of …

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Amazon planning a tablet launch later in 2012

Amazon have experienced a high level of success with the Kindle Fire in America, achieving strong sales in the budget sector of the tablet market. The latest news indicates that they are preparing to launch at least two more tablet computers later this year. Digitimes have said that the number …

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iPad 3 problems becoming more widespread

It would be fair to say that the iPad 3 launch was positive. Much of the press, including Kitguru raved about the new high resolution retina screen and gaming prowess. There was little to dislike, apart from the slightly added weight when compared to the iPad 2. Over the last …

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Apple CEO visits Foxconn factory in China

Tim Cook, Apple CEO has decided to visit China this week, on a relationship building exercise, visiting many dignitaries and partner factories. One of the high profile press events occurred at a troubled Foxconn factory in China. China is a huge market for all the major technology players, and they …

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