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AViiQ Smart Case for iPad 2 Review

When they created the iPad 2, Apple also designed the ‘Smart Cover’ which gives the iPad 2 screen an extra level of protection whilst interacting with it so that when you open the cover, it automatically turns on.  The only problem with this cover is that it only protects the …

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Will Apple ditch their high end Mac Pro systems?

Rumors are circulating that Apple may be ditching their professional series of Macintosh Pro high end systems. These computers are the most expensive in their range and can be configured to cost upwards of £10,000 via the online store. According to AppleInsider, the company are ‘evaluating’ if they should continue …

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Pete Townshend called iTunes ‘digital vampire’

Pete Townshend isn’t too happy with Apple’s iTunes and has called it a ‘digital vampire’, claiming that it profits from music without supporting the artists who create it. Townshend has said that the internet has destroyed established copyright protections and that iTunes should offer some services that used to be …

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Barnes and Noble to release new Nook tablet November 7th

Barnes and Noble have been forced into second place in the e-reader sector, behind Amazon’s Kindle device. They are however due to release a new tablet on November 7th, according to internet gossip. The makers of the Nook tablet sent our invitations for an event on Monday, as mentioned by …

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Jobs last words ‘Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow’.

Steve Jobs sister Mona Simpson revealed his last words in a eulogy she save at the Memorial Church of Stanford University. She said he looked at her, then his children, his wife and then beyond them all and said ‘Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow’. The New York times printed …

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NASA engineer creates gory iPad Halloween costume

One of the more creative Halloween costumes emerged online this weekend, when a NASA engineer decided to use two iPad tablets to create a rather unusual concept idea. He taped two iPad’s to the insides of torn clothing, covered in fake blood, to pretend that he was walking around, in …

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iPhone 4s battery life problems: unhappy customers

In the last week many people have raised concerns with problems regarding the new iPhone 4s battery life. It appears this has been shortlisted to a bug in the Apple location services system in the latest iOS 5 operating system. This has been the cause of short battery life for …

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RIM cut prices of Playbook: stock still not moving

Research In Motion have struggled to sell their BlackBerry Playbook. This hasn’t been helped by networking issues in recent months, and the news that they won’t be updating their software anytime soon. RIM have tried to push sales, by cutting the price of the tablet, but channel partners claim that …

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Samsung outperform Apple with smartphone sales

According to reports, Samsung have sold more smartphones than Apple in the July to September period. Samsung shipped 28 million smartphones, four times as many as this time last year. Apple say they shipped 17 million smartphones during this time period. Samsung are said to be chasing Nokia as the …

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Apple release series of EFI firmware updates

Apple released a series of EFI firmware updates for their Mac Mini, iMac, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air systems. The updates are: • iMac EFI Update 1.7 (3.69 MB) This update enables Lion Recovery from an Internet connection and includes fixes that resolve issues with Apple Thunderbolt Display compatibility and …

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Steve Jobs had Intel in mind for iPad

Steve Jobs high profile biography reveals a lot of interesting information and one which has surfaced is based around the use of Intel chips in the original iPad. Walter Isaacson revealed that Jobs considered using the Intel Atom in the first iPad. Jobs faced some counter arguments from Tony Fadell, …

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Blackberry Playbook update delayed until next year

Research In Motion haven’t had a very memorable 2011, unless you factor in lower than expected sales and networking issues. The latest news will cause an uproar among customers as it appears that the ill fated Playbook tablet will not be getting a much needed software update until next year. …

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Amazon announce drop in Q3 profit

Amazon announced a drop in third quarter profit, with shares falling 19 percent in late trading. Their net income dropped 73 percent to $63 million from $231 million, this time last year. Amazon have also said that they may post an operating loss this quarter. Amazon are searching for higher …

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iPad 3 – smaller dock connector planned?

Late yesterday there were reports that Apple were set to release the iPad 3 as early as March, but with a smaller dock connector. This would lead to issues with a plethora of existing products. I decided to try and get confirmation from a source I have, close to Apple. …

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Kindle Fire may reduce Amazon profits

The challenge to Apple’s iPad mounts as Amazon are due to release their new, low cost Kindle Fire tablet. So far Apple have remained king of the tablet market with staggering sales of their iPad and iPad 2 but analysts seem certain that the Kindle Fire will take the number …

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Nokia to live or die by Windows Phone platform

Nokia have had a tough year, facing stiff competition from Android and iOS smartphones. Their future success rides on the partnership with Microsoft which caused some concern for followers of the company when it was announced. According to information from sources, they are due to release a new range of …

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Apple celebrate Steve Jobs with video

Apple published a video on their website yesterday celebrating the life of Steve Jobs who died aged 56 after losing a battle against pancreatic cancer. The 80 minute video is called ‘Celebrating Steve’ and includes a series of speakers from the Wednesday event, which wasn’t available to the public. In …

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Are Apple becoming a good ‘value for money’ option?

Apple have always had a reputation for being an expensive option, when considering a new computer or smartphone, but in recent months some analysts and journalists have commented on pricing – we wonder are they becoming a good ‘value for money’ supplier of tech goodies? When we look at the …

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Apple stay strong after the death of Steve Jobs

After the death of Steve Jobs, many concerns were raised that Apple may have lost some of their leading executive team. Board member and former US Vice President Al Gore said the concerns are unwarranted and that the team will remain strong. He spoke at the All Things D technology …

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Kogan release new low cost tablets

Kogan have released a new low cost Tablet in the UK to target the audience who are unwilling or unable to spend more for a mobile device. The pricing in the UK for the 8 inch tablet is around the £120 price point. The 10 inch version is only £30 …

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ARM announce new low power smartphone chip

ARM, the British low power silicon chip maker has announced a new design which uses five times less power than the current processors in today’s smartphones. It will perform at a similar level to today’s technology. The company, based in Cambridge said their new Cortex A7 processor is their most …

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Nokia to reveal new Windows Phones

Microsoft said today that Nokia are going to be releasing new Windows OS phones within the next week. They hope that the new products from Nokia will help boost their sales in Europe and other parts of the world. Andy Lees, the Windows Phone division chief said that Nokia phones …

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Apple remember Steve Jobs with Coldplay and Norah Jones

The tributes to Steve Jobs keep flooding in and Apple held a celebration for employees which featured music from ColdPlay and Norah Jones. Apple held the employee memorial yesterday and the new CEO Tim Cook spoke, according to postings that people made on Twitter who watched or attended the event. …

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