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Amazon aim to release colour Kindle Q2/Q3

Rumors are circulating that Amazon are planning to release a color Kindle within the next couple of months. The Kindle has been a big seller for the online giant superstore, with the group claiming it is actually their biggest selling product ever. The Kindle has had little competition in the …

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Google to release Samsung Alex Chrome OS Netbook: under £200

Google have released information on the new Alex machine from Samsung, the first commercially available Chrome OS netbook. The Samsung Alex is the successor to Google’s CR48, a machine which was provided in limited quantities to various people and businesses. The Alex will ship with a 1.5GHZ Intel Atom N550 …

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Apple to use AMD 6 series GPU in upcoming iMac range?

It looks as if the upcoming range of Apple iMac all in one desktop computers could be adopting Intel’s newest range of Core processors. The release of these machines could actually come as early as tomorrow according to sources in Taipei. Apple could also be adopting the new Thunderbolt port, …

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Did Apple nick the iPad concept from Knight Ridder in 1994?

Apple are seen as one of the pioneers in the technology industy often leading the way for other companies to follow. That’s what they say anyway, because many PC enthusiasts feel their products are overpriced, underpowered and for the posers among us. I actually quite like their products, but i …

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Google claim that location data is valuable

The Wall Street Journal have written an article based on comments made last year from a Google executive which says that the collection of location information from millions of mobile devices and personal computers is ‘extremely valuable’. This email,. with others are being used as part of a lawsuit against …

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Three Foxconn employees arrested over iPad2 design leaks

Three Foxconn employees have been accused of leaking the iPad 2 design and have been arrested, They were officially charged with ‘violating the company trade secrets’. Foxconn became suspicious when some online retailers starting stocking shelves with iPad 2 cases long before the launch. Earlier this year in CES there …

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Google sued by Android phone users over location tracking

Two Android phone users are suing Google over claims that their phones are secretly recording and storing data relating to their movements. The residents of Oakland County in Michigan filed a complaint on April 27th in federal court in Detroit. The residents are claiming that their HTC Inspire 4G phones …

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Blackberry purchase software company to enhance app store

RIM CEO Jim Balsillie: sharp dressed man

Research In Motion are keen to get a percentage of the app store market and to help them realise their goal they have purchased Montreal based software company Tungle, who have a history of developing applications which allow users to schedule and synchronise meetings over their smart phones, computers and …

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Are Nokia on a downward slope?

These are troubled times for Nokia, and their home land Finland. Nokia have announced that 7,000 people will be leaving the company. Something that many analysts had forseen for many months. 4,000 of these staff are losing their jobs entirely, with Finland, United Kingdom and Denmark being the target countries. …

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Apple run into production problems with iPad 2

IHS iSuppli have cut their forecast for iPad shipments this year by 9 percent after Apple have failed to meet the demand in the first quarter of 2011. According to their analysis, it appears that Apple will ship around 39.7 million iPad tablet computers this year, down from an initial …

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iphone and ipad tracking logs have been used by police

Yesterday, we reported that the iPhone was logging location data and according to reports law enforcement agencies have known for a year that the iPhone or iPad records the owners location in a very detailed manner. They have been using the geolocation data to aid criminal investigations. Apple have never …

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Apple restrict retail employee holidays in May

Apple retail employees have been told this week that they can not request vacations days in late May, hinting at something special planned for the 10th anniversary of the retail stores. The employees all received an email that they may not request days off between May 20th and May 22nd. …

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Is iPhone tracking really a breach of privacy?

There has been a lot of debate online in recent days about iPhone movement tracking with many people claiming it breaches privacy guidelines. Former Apple employee Pete Warden and data visualisation scientist Alasdair Allan have found hidden data hidden inside iOS back up files that allow physical location movements to …

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Intel porting Android 3.0 for tablets this year

Paul Otellini, Intel CEO, says his company is working hard to port Google’s tablet specific Android 3.0, known as ‘Honeycomb’ to the x86 architecture. He told investors and reporters “We’ve received the Android code – the Honeycomb version of Android source code – from Google, and we’re actively doing the …

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RIM Playbook sales not strong at launch

Research In Motion launched their new Playbook tablet however it is not off to a very good start, according to early sales reports. Several retailers have mentioned ‘modest’ sales of the device throughout Tuesday. Reuters reported that many stores have been unable to shift their stock of five units. The …

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RIM Playbook hits the stores

Research in Motion’s much discussed Playbook goes on sale in the United States and in Canada today. RIM are hoping this will be a big seller, especially as they have placed a lot of time and resources into the development. RIM’s BlackBerry smartphone has struggled to compete against Apple’s iPhone …

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Samsung go to war with Apple

Samsung said that it is going to take counter action against Apple after they filed a suit alleging that Samsung copied their smartphones and tablet computers. Apple’s lawsuit claims that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab is imitating the iPhone and the iPad. Samsung said “Samsung will respond actively to this legal action …

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More problems for Android: Skype leaking personal data

In a rather embarrassing state of affairs Skype for Android has been found to be leaking personal information, including the users name and email address and contacts and chat logs. A security researcher has called it ‘sloppy coding’ and ‘a disrespect for your privacy’. Not mincing his words, thats for …

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