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Apple give MobileMe users extra 5GB storage – iCloud changeover

Current MobileMe users have currently 20GB of storage at hand, however this is going to increase to 25GB when they move to iCloud. MobileMe and iCloud accounts are different in design, but as Macrumors point out, they do have some overlapping aspects. iCloud is continuing to support Calender, Contacts, Mail, …

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Android and iOS battle for US market

We have discussed the growing market for Android smartphones in many editorials on Kitguru in recent months. We have been particularly interested in a new graphic designed by JumpTap which is based on data from 83 million users in the US. The graphic highlights the incredible growth of Android in …

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Microsoft smartphone marketshare continues to decline

The launch of the latest Windows Phone 7 has not helped Microsoft regain any marketshare. In fact according to data released by ComScore it would appear that their marketshare has dropped by 38% since the launch of the Windows Phone 7 platform. Informationweek writer Paul McDougall added “The last number …

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Apple claim worldwide No1 spot for smartphones

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) WorldWide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, companies have shipped 106.5 million units in Q2 2011, compared to only 64.4 million units in Q2 2010. IDC predicted a 67.3% growth which was close to the actual figure of 65.4%. There is a new leader in …

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Apple will unify OS with custom A6 chip

According to a report on AppleInsider, Apple are going to merge their iOS and OS X operating systems into a ‘unifed’ platform for applications and cloud services. This could happen next year with the MacBook Air according to the sourced information. Peter Misek who works for Jefferies & Co wrote …

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iPhone 5 could double Apple market share

The iPhone 5 is one of the most lusted after pieces of technology to be released later this year and the latest views from well respected analyst Gene Munster from Piper Jaffray claim that Apple could in fact double their market share when it is released. His survey involved a …

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Android malware continues to grow

Android malware has been a problem for Google this year, with several reports published showing that Google have had to manually intervene to remove infected code. A new report however paints a rather bleak picture – if you are using Android today, you are 2.5 times more likely to experience …

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Windows Phone 7 sales not impressive

Microsoft have been fairly tight lipped about Windows Phone 7 sales figures, but Informationweek have published details on their annual report which would indicate that the company has generated under $613 million from WP7. Seatlepi.com reported that Microsoft’s Entertainment and Devices division generated $8.716 billion. The Xbox 360 took $8.103 …

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Skype for iPad hits App store, but is removed

A wide audience was happy when Skype released their software for the iPad earlier this week. Strangely the company have already removed it from the store. The ever popular chat application was sure to be heavily downloaded by iPad users, but only a short while after releasing it the company …

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Microsoft change Windows Phone logo

Microsoft have changed their Windows Phone logo, according to Engadget. Gone is the circular icon, which has been replaced with a red square shaped version. The new logo better reflects the company branding and single tone theme. Initially it was shown at the Fujitsu IS12T event last week, but it …

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iPhone 5 spotted in public ?

While the Apple fanboys wait for the iPhone 5, 9to5Mac have apparently got a picture of the product, which they claim was being used by an Apple employee in public. While the image above is hardly proof of the new phone, 9to5Mac claim to have contacted the source to check …

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iPhone 5 cases hit china before launch

As usual, it appears the Chinese have started selling cases for the upcoming iPhone 5, long before the phone itself is actually available. AppleInsider have written a report which indicates that the iPhone 5 cases are available everywhere in China. Chinese trade site Alibaba.com are selling the silicon cases for …

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Nokia still struggling: drop to 15% marketshare

Nokia have been restructuring as they try to bounce back from one of their toughest years on record. Latest reports however show that they have slipped to third place in the global market, dropping to 15 percent share. Nokia drop behind Apple and Samsung with 19 percent and 18 percent …

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Apple have more money than US government

Steve Jobs will go down in history as one of the most successful leaders of all time, as Apple continue to grow into one of the largest companies in the world. Latest reports show that Apple now have more cash on hand than the US government. Washington have a total …

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Apple to improve battery life with ‘jelly rolls’

Whether you like The Macbook range of computers or not, very few will argue that Apple have been at the forefront of pushing battery life in recent years. This is set to continue as they have a new concept for battery improvements with ‘jelly rolls’ all contained within a single …

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BBC release iPad application

The BBC have launched a new iPad application targeting 11 countries across the globe. The application is free, but to watch shows there is a charge of €6.99 a month/€49.99 for a yearly subscription. Initially, the US is not included, with the organisation focusing on Western Europe, Belgium, France, Austria, …

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5 million Galaxy S II phones sold

As we reported yesterday, Samsung have the top selling Google Android Tablet in the shape of the Galaxy Tab. Latest news in from the channel show that Samsung have already sold 5 million Galaxy S II phones via preorders. The Galaxy S II is Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, which is …

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Wacom Bamboo Stylus for iPad Review

Many touchscreen devices these days are designed to be used with your fingers, therefore negating the need for a stylus.  But, in some circumstances, having a stylus to accompany your device is preferable.  For example, taking notes and sketching can be difficult with a finger but is much easier when …

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Android tablets will overtake Apple iPad: report

Research firm Informa announced some interesting analysis today, claiming that sales of Google Android tablets will surpass Apple’s iPad by 2016. Informa are claiming that Apple’s current 75 percent dominance will drop to 39 percent by 2015, while Google Android will grow to 38 percent. David McQueen, a member of …

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Microsoft showcase new ‘Mango’ phone

Microsoft have showcased the new ‘Mango’ edition of their Windows Phone platform in Tokyo. The phone is the first in a new range of products which will be released between now and the end of the year and Microsoft are hoping that the new range will help drive sales in …

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Rumor: Apple working on super thin 15 & 17 inch laptop

According to well known gossip site MacRumors, Apple are working on a new ultra slimline 15 inch laptop and they are reporting that it is in the ‘late testing’ stages at Apple HQ. Apple have had huge success with their MacBook Air range, as people queue to buy into the …

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HTC want to make peace with Apple

As regular readers of Kitguru will already know, Apple and HTC are in the middle of some legal wranglings over a patent dispute. HTC want to sit down with Apple and end the stalemate. HTC have said they are willing to negotiate with Apple to settle the patent battle, but …

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Survey shows 35 percent will buy iPhone 5

We generally take surveys with a large pinch of salt, but the latest poll from PriceGrabber shows that 35 percent of people from an audience of 2,852 consumers are planning to buy a new iPhone 5, when it is released. 52 percent of people polled claim they will buy the …

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