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Macbook Air sales continue to climb as PC market declines

Generally when Apple are mentioned, people discuss the runaway success of the iPad, but recent predictions from J.P. Morgan indicate that Apple would turn the Macbook Air platform into a $3 billion a year business with the release of the iCloud software. Mark Moskowitz wrote in a note to investors …

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RIM struggling: profits fail to reach reduced estimates

Research In Motion reduced their profit forecast 2 months ago however they showed earnings results yesterday that were worse than even the lowered analyst expectations. RIM are one of the pioneers of the smartphone market, making one of the first smartphones ever released. In recent years however they are struggling …

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Chromebooks from Acer and Samsung now on sale

Both Acer and Samsung were slow off the mark, with Kogan releasing the first Agora Chromebook on June 7th. Both market leaders however have released new laptops based around Google’s Chrome operating system. The Agora machine was being marketed at a very respectable £269 inc vat. Google have revealed that …

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more info leaks regarding iPad 3 2048×1536 display

Yesterday we reported on the upcoming iPad3 display, as our sources indicated Apple were making the move in 2012. More information was shared yesterday that highlights a possible move, due to the twitter.framework within the iOS SDK having huge images, over twice the size needed for the current iPad display …

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iPad 3 2048×1536 screen resolution rumors persist

Last night I spoke with an insider in Taipei who claims that Apple are set to adopt a new high resolution screen for the upcoming iPad 3. Those people who have skipped over on the iPad 2 release will be happy to hear the latest news. Of course, I can’t …

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Apple to sell unlocked iPhone 4 for $649 & $749

Apple are rumored to be starting a new campaign featuring unlocked iPhone 4’s in the USA. The pricing is apparently going to be around the $649 mark for the 16GB model and $749 for the 32GB model. Unlocked iPhone 4’s have been available internationally now for some time, but it …

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Apple will pay Nokia licensing fees

Apple and Nokia have been locked into legal wrangles now for years over patents for the mobile phone sector. Apple are agreeing to pay Nokia licensing fees which will be a huge cash revenue boost for the Finland based Nokia. This deal is going to settle all the patent litigation …

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iPhone 5 due for September release, in final test phase

According to sources in Taipei, it appears that next iPhone will be released in September this year. Industry sources indicate that the final testing stage is underway meaning that the product is ready to be given the goahead for mass production. Other sources such as 9to5Mac claim that the iPhone …

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IDC claim that Windows Phone will surpass iOS by 2015

Microsoft haven’t had the best launch for their latest Windows Phone 7 operating system, but they might take some comfort that the latest IDC WorldWide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report indicates that they could surpass Apple’s iOS platform by 2015. IDC are making predictions that Android will have 43.8 percent …

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leaked info: New Macbook Air set for mid week release?

Free leaks indicate that Apple may update their MacBook Air mid week. Twitter user Chronic, who is a well known source of insider information with successful ‘predictions’ in the past has posted last night that his sources have 100% confirmed a Wednesday release for a MacBook Air update. Earlier today …

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iCloud Communications sue Apple

Well another day, another legal wrangle. This time iCloud Communications are suing Apple over the ‘iCloud’ trademark. iCloud Communications offer VoIP products and services which use the same centralised server principle as Apple’s service. The complaint says “The goods and services with which Apple intends to use the ‘iCloud’ mark …

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nVidia’s best Tegra 2 designs delayed to Q4?

KitGuru gets access to a lot of data as it flows across the interwibble. With launches and delays part of the ebb and flow of modern computing, it must be particularly annoying when one company’s glory is interfered with by another product’s failure to launch. KitGuru fills a glass of …

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iCloud: UK will be at least 6 months behind USA

The UK is always behind the USA so this won’t come as much of a shock to many readers today. Apple’s iCloud service won’t launch in the UK until early 2012. A spokesman from the Performing Rights Society issued the statement saying that negotiations with Apple about rights in the …

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Apple get city go ahead for new iHeadquarters

Cupertino City Major has given his full support for Apple’s new campus in the city. Gilbert Wong said “Cupertino is ready for this.” KitGuru reported on this a few days ago and Steve Jobs will be very happy that his plans can go ahead. Their new building will be able …

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Will the iCloud be an iFlop?

Right now, the buzz word is ‘iCloud’. Many tech minded people reading this will already be groaning. Why? Well it seems that no matter what Apple do, it always gets saturated in the press, even if the technology is actually not new. iCloud has met with a huge level of …

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Microsoft contemplate releasing Windows 8 tablet PC

Microsoft are said to be debating internally whether they should release a self branded Windows 8 tablet, for release in 2012. Microsoft representatives have not confirmed the rumor but sources close to Texas Instruments say they are involved in the joint design of an upcoming tablet. Apple are currently dominating …

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Apple aim for 2 release cycles every year

Apple are feeling the pressure from Android and they are going to accelerate their iPhone and iPad release schedule to 2 times every year, according to Adnaan Ahmad of Berenberg Bank. Obviously, Kitguru can’t confirm this, and we haven’t heard anything from our sources in the industry, but the news …

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Apple planning 12,000 campus in Cupertino

Apple CEO Steve Jobs has presented the companies plans to build a second campus in Cupertino, California which could hold 12,000 Apple employees. The current campus at One Infinite Loop holds around 2,600 employees. Jobs said “Apple’s grown like a weed. And, as you know, we’ve always been in Cupertino. …

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Apple iBooks, now with added ‘read aloud’ feature

Apple have announced a new update for their iBooks application. V1.3 for the iPhone and iPod and iPad gets a new read aloud function for specific childrens books and unlike alternative systems, it actually uses a real narrator’s voice rather than a computerised speech enabled method. By selected ‘enhanced ebooks’ …

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Will Asus UX21 prove a threat for MacBook Air?

KitGuru reported on the UX21 some time ago – the hot new supersexy laptop from Asus which has the MacBook Air firmly in its sights. At Computex, the UX21 was causing quite a sensation, with many people focusing on the stunning appearance. Asus clearly want to get sales from the …

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First Agora 12in Chromebook launched for £269

Today the UK is being treated to the first Chromebook laptop, which is created by Australian IT company Kogan. This machine is based around Google’s new Chromium OS and comes ahead of releases from market leaders Samsung and Acer which will launch in a weeks time. Chromium is a browser …

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Jobs speaks about iCloud ‘It just all works’

Steve Jobs is one of the tech industries more dynamic speakers and he received a standing ovation from the 5,000 Mac faithful after his presentation at the Worldwide Developers Conference. Jobs has not been well, and he looked thin and rather poorly on stage, although he never mentioned his health …

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Motorola Droid 3 videos leak online

Motorola’s upcoming, but still not announced Droid 3 smartphone has not been the world’s best kept secret. Images leaked online in recent weeks, and now video has also appeared online. Three tutorials of the device leaked on Youtube thanks to PhonePads, however Motorola have stepped in and have forced Youtube …

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