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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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Apple store defaced with Windows logo

A group of German jokers decided to pose as construction workers – targeting the Apple store in Hamburg, Germany that is currently being built. They used a ladder to climb the fascia outside the building and then stuck a huge Windows logo to the side of it. The logo wasn’t …

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Would you sell a body part to get an iPad 2?

Apple have a very strong following, and it would be fair to say that a portion of their audience are fanatical. A story emerged late this week that a 17 year old boy by the name of Zheng confessed to his mother than he had sold his kidney so he …

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iPad 2 Foxconn factory back online, but overloaded

Kitguru has reported on recent events which led to the shutdown of the iPad factory. Recent updates show that the polishing workshops are back online. This is good news for Foxconn, but Kitguru is hearing from insiders that the relationship between Apple and Foxconn is very strained right now. Foxconn …

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Apple security patch bypassed same day with new trojan

Apple released a new security patch yesterday to stop the dreaded MacDefender malware that has caused a plethora of issues for Macintosh owners. Only a short while later however a new version was released which bypasses Apple’s security patch. The trojan is incorporated within a pkg file called mdinstall – …

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iPhone 5 will have support of new iCloud

Many people are waiting on Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5, however industry insiders are claiming that the most outstanding new feature won’t be hardware related, but more directed at iOS5 and iCloud support. Apple have been busy creating a huge data farm in Maiden, North Carolina to make the next generation …

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Does using a mobile phone give you cancer?

This has been a debate for many years – does using a mobile phone give you cancer? In the UK this week there seems to be a reinvigorated debate discussing all the implications of using a mobile phone. The World Health Organisation thinks that mobile phones will give you brain …

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Google’s Schimdt admits ‘rough’ relationship with Apple

Google Executive chairman Eric Schmidt said yesterday that they have reached an agreement with Apple to continue providing maps and search technology for the iPhone. Schmidt spoke at the D9 conference and said that Google’s relationship with Apple had gotten ‘rough’ as competition between iOS and Android was getting more …

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Are Android tablets a poor man’s iPad?

We have been watching many discussion forums in recent months and the overriding consensus seems to be that Apple really have the tablet market wrapped up. We don’t just mean in terms of sales, but with the interface and overall product design. While reviews and journalists are only a small …

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Windows Phone to enhance gaming capabilities

According to insider information Microsoft are going to be announcing a new raft of games for their flagging Windows Phone 7 platform at the E3 conference. The company have been working overtime to support developers and to entice a wider audience to adopt their latest mobile platform. One of Microsoft’s …

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Asus announce 11 inch UX ultrathin PC – i5/i7

Asus have announced the new ultrathin 11 inch UX PC which looks to be a direct competitor against the successful Apple MacBook Air. The UX has an 11 inch screen with an aluminum alloy chassis which has a polished appearance. The company are aiming high saying that it ‘takes inspiration …

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Is Macintosh now a good target for Malware/Scamware?

Macintosh users have been targeted in recent weeks with one of the most sophisticated and clever pieces of scamware ever created. MacDefender has been such a success story for the developer that Apple themselves had to step in to issue warnings (they normally avoid discussing these problems) and are even …

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iPad 2 sells out in Russia

It may be later than many countries, but Russia embraced the release of the iPad 2 with open arms. The official release will help stop black market sales in Russia, a good thing considering the insane prices being asked. Some retailers have claimed that the iPad 2 in Russia are …

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Asus to release new Padfone – phone/tablet hybrid

Last week, we reported on a new upcoming Asus product which combines both tablet and smartphone functionality. Insider information has leaked which indicate that Asus will be calling the product the ‘Padfone’ – a rather cool concept of merging both sectors into a single design. Pocketnow have released some pictures …

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Macbook Air with ARM A5 chip spotted in wild

Apple are apparently looking at British chip maker ARM for a potential upcoming laptop design. Japanese language site Macotakara have a writer who has claimed to have seen a Macbook Air which is based on Apple’s A5 ARM processor. This test machine was supposedly made for Apple by Quanta, a …

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