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Opera and Vodafone extends global frame agreement

Opera Software announced today that they have signed a three-year extension of their global frame agreement with Vodafone. The existing global frame agreement gives Vodafone the chance to offer its customers Opera products such as a Vodafone-branded Opera Mini browser, a product that is at the core of Vodafone’s Internet …

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Apple profit set to increase 69 percent

Apple are due to announce a 69 percent jump in quarterly profit later today. Bloomberg are claiming that record buying of the iPad and Macintosh computer are helping to counter the flagging sales of the aging iPhone 4. With the iPhone 5 due for release in the near future, sales …

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iPhone the number one choice for new buyers

A report published by ChangeWave Research shows that the iPhone is the top choice among people who are looking to buy a new smartphone. While the poll is limited to people in North America, over 4,163 people were asked which phone they would opt for, if they were buying one …

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Apple iPad 2 waiting time improves

We normally get a handful of emails every week from readers asking if we have any good sources for picking up a new iPad 2, quickly. With UK waiting lists set to 2-3 weeks since it was launched, it has been a long wait for some people. Hopefully the situation …

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Is Apple’s Final Cut Pro X really that bad?

Apple’s latest video editing package Final Cut Pro X has received a tremendous amount of negative feedback. We reported a while ago that many users were saying it was a cheaper, ‘dumbed down’ version that didn’t fulfill their demands. Apple initially tried to play the problems down a little, but …

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GScreen Spacebook: Dual 17 inch screen laptop

If you like a lot of screen real estate then this latest machine might just make your next shortlist. Kitguru reader Ponni sent us information on a new machine which is going to ship with not one, but two 17.3 inch screens. The Gscreen Spacebook is currently only available for …

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Macbook Air update may enhance memory and SSD

Appleinsider received some information from Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo indicating that Apple are no longer placing orders for MacBook Air superportable machines with 2 GB of memory. With Mac OS X Lion around the corner, it appears as if Apple are moving to a strict 4GB only memory configuration …

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Google/Slide launch Photovine app for iOS

Google launched a new application this week called PhotoVine, for Apple’s iOS mobile platform. The software is a photo sharing application with a social networking twist. Users can take photos from their phone and then share them with friends, inside the application. The key focal point of the concept is …

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Banking malware targets Android users

Android has been reeling recently, after being targeted by several viruses and trojans. The latest spyware application known as Zitmo has been altered to target the Android Platform. Axelle Apvrille, an antivirus analyst for Fortinet has written a blog post on the subject. She says “Lately, there’s been an active …

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Amazon to take on iPad by October

Kitguru has reported before that Amazon are set to take on the Apple iPad, after the success of their Kindle E-Reader, but the Wall Street Journal has new information on the subject which would indicate that an October release is possible. Taking on the iPad is proving a tall order, …

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Android 3.2 to hit Motorola Xoom

Motorola Xoom users will be pleased to hear that Honeycomb 3.2 will be released soon for tablet. A Motorola representative spoke to CNET and said “Google has started rolling out Android 3.2, in phases, to Motorola Xoom users”. The update is going to offer a new viewing mode will will …

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Is the traditional newspaper doomed?

If you frequently take a train or a bus, like me, you may have noticed the growing population who are adopting tablets. This time last year, I would have been hard pressed to notice a single person using a tablet on my train. Last week there were at least 8 …

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Apple chief patent lawyer to leave

Reuters are claiming that Apple’s chief patent lawyer is soon to leave the company, according to an unknown source who is familiar with the situation. Richard Lutton Junior, also known as ‘chip’ looks after the iPod and iPad patent portfolio and as yet there is no information as to why …

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MSI X460 ultrathin with Core i7

MSI announced on Friday the new X460 ultrathin laptop which is heralded as being the lightest laptop to feature the Intel Core i7 processor. The X460 is mated with the X460DX, which has dual graphics card toggling. They are thinner than an inch thick and weigh around 2kg. The X460 …

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Gingerbread 2.3 HTC Desire update to hit UK this month

Many people with a HTC Desire will have been unhappy for quite some time, as the news has hit that the UK will be getting the Gingerbread update later this month. HTC said that they couldn’t make the Gingerbread update for the Desire, then changed their mind and posted updates …

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iPhone 5: 4G proving a cost issue?

With the iPhone 5 around the corner, many people have been asking what the new phone will offer to customers. Apple always maintain a tight press black out before a new product is released, but many analysts and tech sites have been taking educated guesses as to the hardware inside. …

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Apple cutting iAd prices as customers jump ship

Reports in the last week indicate that Apple are cutting costs to advertise through their iAd platform. The reports by news agencies such as Bloomberg show a drop by as much as 70 percent for companies wishing to advertise. When the iAd system was initially launched, CitiGroup and a few …

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Mac OSX 10.6.8. update causing wireless issues

We have been hearing reports that Apples latest 10.6.8. operating system update is causing some problems for wireless networks. Many forums across the net have threads on the subject and a writer for Computerworld verifies that he has been experiencing the problem himself. With OS X Lion due to ship …

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iPad 2 no longer a virgin, first ‘jailbreak’ posted

The iPad 2 has just broken virgin territory by receiving its first ever jailbreak hack. Developers have used some unpatched vulnerabilities in Apple’s iOS to ‘jailbreak’ the flagship tablet from Cupertino’s favourite technology company. Graham Culey, a senior technology consultant with UK Sophos said in his blog “If they exploited …

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Apple working on an iPad 2 ‘Plus’?

We have been reporting on the possibility that Apple may update their iPad 2 later this year. According to the International Business Times, they feel that Apple may be working on a successor, but it won’t be called the iPad 3. The report is based around a note that FBR …

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Smartphone games market continues to thrive

Research firm Nielsen have just issued a new report showing that Gaming is the most popular category for mobile application downloads. An interesting statistic shows that 93% of application downloaders are willing to pay for a game. They added “In contrast, only 76 percent of downloaders are willing to pay …

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Even pilots are using the iPad 2

The iPad 2 has been widely adopted by the mainstream consumer market and we have heard of lawyers, IT professionals and even car salesmen adopting the product to help with their jobs. Earlier this week the New York Times reported that The Federal Aviation Administration have also cleared a selection …

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iPad 2 sales continue to boom

Apple’s iPad 2 is still selling as fast as it can be stocked according to recent reports. Digitimes have also reported that Apple will ship 5 million touch screen sensors for the iPad 2 in July alone. These figures match the reports for June, as sources close to Apple have …

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