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iTunes now with 90 second previews

As we reported a few weeks ago, Apple were due to upgrade the iTunes store preview system from 30 seconds to 90 seconds. As promised this has just rolled out. The length of these song samples has been found to be key to a consumer’s decision to purchase music online. …

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Apple fix Macbook Air Display issues

KitGuru recently reported on the issues experienced by many new Macbook Air users. These involved screen flickering horizontal lines which would appear on the 13 inch model. Other people reported that displays were even discoloured when waking from sleep and Apples forums were rife with unhappy customers. Well thankfully Apple …

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Is Microsoft Windows Phone 7 a sales disaster?

Microsoft have put a lot of faith into their Windows Phone 7 platform to revitalise their flagging mobile percentages. MS executive Joe Belfiore was speaking at the Dive Into Mobile conference, but was not willing to be draw into any discussions at all on sales figures. Joe Belfiore is Microsoft’s …

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Foxconn to start shipping Apple iPad 2 Feb/March

Industry insiders last night confirmed to Kitguru that the iPad 2 should start shipping early 2011, with some estimates being made at late February/early March. While this has yet to be confirmed on any official level by Apple, reports have been circulating via our sources that Foxconn will be ready …

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Android 2.3 Gingerbread – improvements galore

Android 2.3 became official yesterday and we have had some time to play with the latest, and greatest operating system from Google. Android 2.3 offers video calling with support for multiple cameras, improved VoIP support, enhanced cut and paste support, gyroscopic support with improved orientation algorithms. There is also a …

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Tablets to overtake PC sales? IDC think so

According to research firm IDC, the shipments of tablets and smartphones will overtake those of the PC system within the next 18 months. The tablet and smartphone market has been booming in 2010, as more people latch onto the benefits of accessing email and browsing the net from remote locations. …

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Apple and Motorola step up the lawsuits

Apple have their gloves well and truly off. They have recently amended their lawsuit against Motorola to include 12 more patents. This now means that Apple have 24 patent infringements pending against Motorola, and Motorola still have 18 patents filed against Apple. The legal wranglings have been going on now …

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Design company to reinvigorate BlackBerry

Research In Motion have purchased a design company “The Astonishing Tribe”, a specialist outfit that specialise in the mobile phone and tablet user interface. It has not been a good year for RIM as they are continually losing customers to Apple iOs and Google Android platforms. The new purchase of …

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iPhone 4 16GB offer at RadioShack for $24

Our American readers will be very happy to hear that Radioshack are offering a mind boggling sale on the Applie iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS. They are dropping the contract price by $50, meaning the iPhone 4 32gb model can be bought for $249 and the 16GB on offer for …

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Apple quality control issues with 27 inch display

There have been quite a few reports that owners of the new Apple 27 inch LED Cinema Display have been reporting sound problems with the speakers. Issues with the volume control and sound cut outs have been documented. While there is always going to be issues with new hardware, there …

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Google Editions bookstore has Apple and Amazon in sights

Google Editions, the search giant’s new foray into the ebook market is in the final stages of development, according to sources. It is set to debut before the end of the year and may cause a serious threat to the Apple and Amazon stores. Google product management director Scott Dougall …

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Richard Branson targets iPad domination with ‘Project’

Billionaire Richard Branson held a conference in the Crosby Street Hotel to showcase his new monthly iPad based publication entitled “Project”. He calls this ‘the first truly digital magazine for creative people about creative people’. This magazine has been developed in partnership with the UK Digital shop Seven Squared. The …

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Polls show Apple mobile users most loyal, Microsoft the worst

A recent GiK survey shows that 56 percent of smartphone owners in key global markets are keeping their options open regarding which phone they would buy next. Only Apple has shown a significant percentage of loyalty, which is not entirely that surprising. What is rather concerning however is that Microsoft’s …

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Ipad and Macbook Air sell well on Black Friday

Most UK people say ‘eh?’ when you talk about Black Friday, because, yes it isn’t a tradition in dreary old Blighty. All you lucky Canadian and American users end up with some sexy hardware for the price of a pancake breakfast. Analyst Gene Munster and his research buddies spent 7 …

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MSI AMD FX610 notebook hits Europe

MSI have released a fine looking AMD based laptop – The FX610. There are two models being offered, based around a dual core P340 Athlon II and the Tri core P840 Phenom II processor. The Phenom II model is going to retail at €699 (thats euros, we haven’t got confirmed …

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Apple reject Android Magazine from App Store

Reports are circulating from Media Watch that Apple have just rejected a magazine application from Danish company MediaProvider because it featured exclusive content about the Android Operating System. The Google platform is one of Apple’s most legitimate threats in recent years, however if they have indeed banned it from the …

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Murdoch to invest £19.2 million in iPad Newspaper

Rupert Murdoch has high hopes for the iPad as a medium for reading newspapers. Latest rumours are that he is wanting to invest almost $30 million dollars in his digital newspaper project “The Daily”. This newspaper is to be designed exclusively for the iPad, and Murdoch wants to get a …

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Macbook Air to sell 250,000 units a month

Apple are selling billions of dollars of product every month and the latest sales figures show that around 1 million Macbooks will be sold in Q4 of 2010. What is more interesting to us however is that estimates show 250,000 of this 1,000,000 could very well be sales of the …

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Apple purchase HP land to expand Cupertino base

Apple have just purchased a 98 acre area of land that will roughly double the size of their HQ in Cupertino. HP announced over the summer that it planned to move out of this area which it had occupied for many years as it consolidates operations at the Palo Alto …

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Acer reveals smartphone with 4.8 inch screen

All of you who love big smartphones will already be drooling over the new Acer model which is due for release in April 2011. The device features a huge 4.8 inch screen with 1024×480 resolution. Acer have yet to name the phone, but we know already that it is going …

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Acer announce 10.1″ and 7″ Android / Windows Tablets

Acer have announced new tablets at a press conference in New York. They will be releasing the products with both Windows and Google Android operating system support. Acer announced the two 10.1 inch tablets which offer both WiFi and 3G support. The Android tablet is designed for entertainment and gaming …

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Apple 1 sells for $212,267

KitGuru reported last week that one of the first Apple computers ever built was being auctioned and many will be surprised to hear that it sold for a wallet sapping $212,267. The Apple 1 was sold for $666.66 when it first shipped in 1976 and it came with a preassembled …

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Apple iOS 4.2.1. released and jailbroken

Apple must be collectively banging heads on desks right about now, as iOS 4.2.1. is already jailbroken. The Dev-Team have created a Redsnow version that can break any iOS 4.2.1 device, however the jailbreak is still tethered which means that jailbroken units have to be plugged into a computer and …

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Samsung Galaxy Tab, over 600,000 sold already.

Well it looks as if Samsung are off to a good start with their Galaxy Tab, selling over 600,000 units in a month. Google Android has proven popular so far, and this is helping Samsung sell huge numbers in the first month of release. The 2.2 OS has received great …

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Amazon offer E-Book gifting

Amazon are going to give holiday shoppers the option of giving digitial books to recipents for download. With their rival Kobo set to do the same thing, it was a preemptive move on their part. Amazon.com are hoping to help boost their end of year sales by offering ebooks as …

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