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Android tablets will overtake Apple iPad: report

Research firm Informa announced some interesting analysis today, claiming that sales of Google Android tablets will surpass Apple’s iPad by 2016. Informa are claiming that Apple’s current 75 percent dominance will drop to 39 percent by 2015, while Google Android will grow to 38 percent. David McQueen, a member of …

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Microsoft showcase new ‘Mango’ phone

Microsoft have showcased the new ‘Mango’ edition of their Windows Phone platform in Tokyo. The phone is the first in a new range of products which will be released between now and the end of the year and Microsoft are hoping that the new range will help drive sales in …

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Rumor: Apple working on super thin 15 & 17 inch laptop

According to well known gossip site MacRumors, Apple are working on a new ultra slimline 15 inch laptop and they are reporting that it is in the ‘late testing’ stages at Apple HQ. Apple have had huge success with their MacBook Air range, as people queue to buy into the …

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HTC want to make peace with Apple

As regular readers of Kitguru will already know, Apple and HTC are in the middle of some legal wranglings over a patent dispute. HTC want to sit down with Apple and end the stalemate. HTC have said they are willing to negotiate with Apple to settle the patent battle, but …

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Survey shows 35 percent will buy iPhone 5

We generally take surveys with a large pinch of salt, but the latest poll from PriceGrabber shows that 35 percent of people from an audience of 2,852 consumers are planning to buy a new iPhone 5, when it is released. 52 percent of people polled claim they will buy the …

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Research In Motion cutting 2,000 jobs

Research In Motion have announced that they will be cutting 11 percent of their workforce, making 2,000 redundant. The company have been struggling in recent months and the streamlining process is set to help them cope in the tough economic climate. Research In Motion have been finding it hard maintaining …

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Android operating system, is it secure?

The Android Operating system is coming under fire after a hacker published a report showing that passwords were just listed as plain text. Well known publication HackerNews has highlighted that Android passwords are not stored securely and are easily accessible from the phone, if you know what area to look …

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China start shutting unauthorised Apple Stores

Chinese authorities have closed two stores in Kunming that were using the Apple logo without authorisation. Kitguru has reported in the last couple of weeks on the exposure of unofficial Apple stores which are selling genuine goods. Apple haven’t been forced to intervene as two stores were ordered to close …

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Apple may launch white iPod Touch

9to5mac have received photos of what appears to be a forthcoming white iPod Touch device. The legitimacy of the photos can not be confirmed however they do seem to be based around the fourth generation iPod touch build standards. Concord Security analyst Ming Chi Kuo said earlier that a new …

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Unofficial Apple store ‘We don’t sell fakes’

Earlier in the week we reported on a fake Apple store in China which has been the centerpoint of media frenzy in the last couple of days. Leading news organisation Reuters decided to investigate the store and they found that while customers were angry, staff were defiant. After the media …

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RIM Playbook gets approval for US government

Research In Motion might be struggling in the consumer market, but they have received certification for use within the U.S. Government. RIM said that the Playbook now has Federal Information Processing Standard Certification – meaning it can be used within the official federation government agencies. According to RIM, this is …

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Apple considering a bid for Hulu

Apple are apparently in talks to bid for the video streaming service Hulu, according to sources close to Bloomberg. They were unwilling to reveal the source under claims that the person is not authorised to talk about the subject. According to the report, Hulu offer a subscription streaming service which …

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Over 1 million copies of OSX Lion sold in first day

I said last month that Apple had the ultra low £20.99 price point of their new OSX ‘Lion’ right on the mark. It appears that my views have now been shared by many Macintosh users, as Apple are claiming that over 1 million people have already downloaded OSX Lion, in …

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Fake Apple store in China continues to confuse

A blogger on BirdAbroad wrote an article about a fake Apple store in Kunming which has since been picked up by many of the major news sites. In surprise relevations, it appears that the four genuine Apple stores in the province are being ‘supplemented’ by a fake store, outside Apple …

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Can Nokia fight back to profit?

While Apple have released financial reports indicating huge growth, other companies have been struggling in the current climate to make profits. Nokia released their results yesterday and it is clear they are facing tough times in the year ahead. Nokia were once the leaders in the mobile space and had …

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Apple release new MacBook Air, packs quite a punch

Apple have released their long awaited MacBook Air, based around the Sandybridge platform. There has been much talk about the new superportable machine before it was released. The new MacBook Air computers ship with Core i5 and Core i7 processors and start at £849.00 inc vat in the UK. The …

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Apple keeping options open for CEO replacement

Steve Jobs hasn’t been well now for some time, and as we have reported in the past, he recently took some medical leave to get some rest and recuperate. The Wall Street Journal have an article up today which would seem to show that the Apple board of directors are …

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Apple release OSX Lion today while profits soar

As expected, Apple’s recent profits have broken records, achieving $28.57 billion in revenue for the second quarter of the year. With sales showing 9 million iPads and 20 million iPhones, it appears that the company can do no wrong. Today, Apple are due to release the latest version of their …

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IDC report shows iPad taking 11% of PC Market

The iPad continues to grow from strength to strength as the latest reports from IDC show that Apple’s tablet is now hogging 11% of the PC market. IDC are a well respected organisation, and their report, published in the last week highlights that Apple are continuing to see growth. Worldwide …

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Apple stores getting ready for OSX Lion rollout

The Apple audience are patiently waiting on OSX Lion to be released and the latest news shows that the operating system is said to be at the retail stores, ready for showroom floor placement. Macintosh news site sources are also claiming that AppleCare support staff are receiving training on the …

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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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