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Apple iPad 2 sneaks past the UK’s defences

People have been waiting for this launch for a long time. Well, the day is finally here when Brits can place an order for the Apple iPad 2. KitGuru investigates. Saying that the UK’s Apple stores are ‘open for business’ today, is a bit of a given, right? However, today …

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Apple send ‘cease and desist’ order to Adult ‘App Store’

While Apple and Microsoft battle it out through legal channels over the trademark of ‘App Store’, Apple are current taking more legal action against MiKandi – an ‘adult app store’. MiKandi have received a ‘cease and desist’ order from Apple, over the use of the term ‘App Store’, company co …

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Apple’s SVP Bertrand Serlet leaving company

Apple have announced that their senior vice president of Mac software engineering Bertrand Serlet is leaving the company. Serlet has said in Apple’s official release that he ‘wants to focus less on products and more on science’. He holds a doctorate in computer science from the University of Orsay in …

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Microsoft patch Windows Phone 7 – properly this time

Microsoft have updated Windows Phone 7, and it looks as if nothing has gone wrong this time. After a disastrous Windows Phone 7 pre update which hosed a lot of Samsung phones, the new update should fix many of the niggling issues with the mobile platform. The ‘NoDo’ update features …

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Blackberry Playbook will match iPad 2 pricing

Rumours have emerged from KitGuru sources that Blackberry will be matching the iPad 2 £399 price when they release their PlayBook in the UK. While it seems like a no brainer to be matching Apples retail price, hitting a £399 inc vat price point for a modern performance oriented tablet …

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Amazon AppStore features ‘test drive’ demo mode

Amazon opened their App Store yesterday, a rival store for the official ‘Android Market’. The new App Store offers both free and paid for applications based on the open source operating system. While the Android market will let users download free and paid for applications, the Amazon App Store will …

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iPad 2 will be available for under £400 in UK

It looks like Apple aren’t shafting the UK public this time around, we are hearing that the 16GB version of the iPad 2 will cost only £399. Well, if you can manage to get a hold of one that is. With the original launch of the iPad, the UK was …

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Microsoft take legal action against Barnes & Noble

More legal action news today, as Microsoft are targeting Barnes & Noble and their Android based Nook ereader device. They claim it violates their patents. Microsoft have filed legal action against Barnes & Noble and manufacturers Foxconn International Holdings and Inventec. “The Android platform infringes a number of Microsoft’s patents, …

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Apple sue Amazon, over ‘app store’ term

Apple have taken the gloves off, suing Amazon for using the phrase ‘App Store’ without their permission. Heavy hitter Apple have been fighting Microsoft in legal channels recently for the permission to trademark the term. Apple have filed the complaint against Amazon in the federal court for the Northern District …

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Thunderbolt tech to feature in Sony Vaio Hybrid PC

Sony are apparently working on a new Vaio PC which will include Intel’s Thunderbolt technology and compete directly against the Apple MacBook Air laptop. According to Sony Insider, the company are working on a notebook that ‘consists of two components’ and includes the Intel Thunderbolt technology, previously code named Light …

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Apple confirm iPad 2 on schedule for March 25th launch

The iPad 2 is continuing to sell out in America, selling millions in the first week of sales alone. An Apple spokesperson has confirmed that the international launch of the new touchscreen tablet will proceed as initially planned, hitting stores on Friday, March 25th. “Everything that is on [Apple’s U.K.] …

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Flash Player 10.2 released for Android

Adobe have released version 10.2 of Flash Player for the Android operating system. This brings marked improvements to those people using compatible hardware. The latest release which is compatible with Android 2.2 ‘Froyo’, Android 2.3 ‘Gingerbread’ and Android 3.0.1 ‘Honeycomb’ offers better integration with the browsers and offers improved security …

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‘Gay Cure’ iPhone app is under attack as 80,000 complain

Apple are coming under attack from gay rights activists after they approved an application targeting ‘homosexual strugglers’. More than 80,000 people have signed a petition against this ‘gay cure’ application which Apple has said contains ‘no objectionable content’. Exodus International, a pro Christian group behind the creation of the application …

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Apple’s latest Macbook Pro crashing: overheating problems

Apple are in the middle of another batch of customer complaints as reports filter in that their new range of the ultra slim Macbook Pro is overheating and crashing. Both 15 inch and 17 inch machines apparently have the problem, with machines crashing under heavy load. Some users are even …

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Fully loaded Toshiba 10.1 inch tablet hits Amazon

Toshiba have a new tablet which has just been listed on Amazon’s website – it is not yet available, but Amazon are offering user alerts for when the time is close at hand. The tablet is a 10.1 inch unit with 720p support (1280×800 in this case), so therefore higher …

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iPad 2 part shortage feared due to Japan crisis

The disaster in Japan will have a knock on effect for the technology industry, affecting many devices, including Apple’s newly released iPad 2. The iPad2 has sold over 1 million units already in the US, however the campaign has yet to hit the United Kingdom and parts of Europe. The …

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Android browsing already outperforming iOS

Google really do have Android sorted. Their latest Android browser has been shown to render websites faster than even the iPhone browser, up to 52 percent faster according to research and testing. This study has been carried out by Blaze.io, which measured performance across 45,000 tests on pages from websites …

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iPad 2 launch in Japan delayed

The recent disaster in Japan has been one of the worst in history. The economy is trying to deal with widespread devastation and loss of life. The latest news we have heard is that Apple feel that launching the iPad 2 at this time is not the wisest of choices. …

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Microsoft delay March Windows Phone 7 update

Microsoft confirmed that the March ‘NoDo’ update for Windows Phone 7 will be postponed for several more weeks to ensure that a repeat of the February ‘brick’ update doesn’t happen. CEO Steve Ballmer had said initially that the update would reach their smartphones in the first week of March. Eric …

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Motorola Xoom wifi launching at $599

Motorola are launching the wifi only Xoom on March 27th, according to a Staples flyer, offering a 3G free and cheaper version of the Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet. Droid Life spotted the flyer, which indicates a $599 price for the Xoom WiFi model. This is the same price as Verizon …

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iPhone 4 – in white launching in spring: Schiller confirms

Many people have been waiting patiently for Apple to release the white iPhone 4. Apple executive Phil Schiller has confirmed on Twitter that the white iPhone will be coming later in spring. Schiller, is a senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, posted to his verified Twitter account yesterday that …

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Apple sell 500,000 iPad 2 tablets, estimates

Apple may have sold over 500,000 iPad 2 tablets on the debut weekend, according to Piper Jaffray Cos. analyst Gene Munster. Stores such as Best Buy and Target contacted by Munsters team had sold out of the iPad2 over the weekend he said in a research note yesterday. Online orders …

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Amazon prepares plans for free tablet PC

From nowhere, to absolute must have product, to ‘completely free’ in the space of 18 months? Will that really be the fate of the tablet PC? Is mega-retailer Amazon, ready to do something Amazing?  KitGuru tries to read the after images on our Kindle. While Samsung, Motorola and others are …

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Parliament selects iPad – says no to Windows

OK – that’s not exactly what’s happened, but with the UK’s House of Lords choosing tablets and rejecting the introduction of netbooks and notebooks, it seems that Parliament will become iPad central. KitGuru considers the situation. Prime Minister’s question time has a certain cut and thrust, even though both sides …

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Apple iPad 2 available in store from 5pm*

Well, that’s certainly true in the United States of the Americas. Elsewhere in the world, we may need to wait a little longer. The eagerly awaited product is finally here, so KitGuru decided to look at the hype a little. When Steve Jobs got off his hospital bed at the …

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