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Tablet production slowing down due to iPad dominance

Apple have dominated the tablet market since the iPad was launched last year. Sales of the iPad2 are also extremely impressive to this point. Sadly, the great sales for Apple are causing huge issues for competing products. With everyone wanting a slice of the Apple pie , many companies have …

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Apple climb 21 spots, hit top 50 in Fortune 500

Apple fans will be pleased to hear that everything is looking rosy for the company this year. They have climbed a further 21 spots and have hit into the top 50 positions of the Fortune 500 list. They rise from the previous rank of 56 to a new high of …

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Apple hire audio guru responsible for THX

Tomlinson Holman was the audio wizard responsible for Lucasfilm’s THX audio, and recent news indicate that Apple have just hired him to take the role as their new head of audio. Holman’s pedigree is without question, he was the man behind THX for George Lucas and he also created the …

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Barnes and Noble target iPad with new launch May 24th

Barnes and Noble have revealed in an SEC filing on Wednesday that the company plan to announce a new e-reader device on May 24th which will target the iPad market. Barnes and Noble have filed ‘Form 8-K’ in compliance with regulations regarding insider trading Reuters have reported. According to this …

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iPads and iPhones to be made in Brazil

The chairman of the Invest St. Paul, Luciano Almeida has said that Apple are going to be producing their tablets and mobile phones in Brazil. The manufacturing will be handled by Taiwan’s Foxconn. The Invest St. Paul is the agency of the State government responsible for acquiring expansion and investment …

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Tethering applications get ‘blocked’ on US Android market

Reports are highlighting that AT&T and Wireless handsets in the US are blocking the free tethering application ‘Wireless Tether’ – stopping users from downloading it. Sprint customers however can still access the software. A Google spokesman has said that they are not blocking the application. Instead it appears that they …

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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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