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RIM cut prices of Playbook: stock still not moving

Research In Motion have struggled to sell their BlackBerry Playbook. This hasn’t been helped by networking issues in recent months, and the news that they won’t be updating their software anytime soon. RIM have tried to push sales, by cutting the price of the tablet, but channel partners claim that …

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Samsung outperform Apple with smartphone sales

According to reports, Samsung have sold more smartphones than Apple in the July to September period. Samsung shipped 28 million smartphones, four times as many as this time last year. Apple say they shipped 17 million smartphones during this time period. Samsung are said to be chasing Nokia as the …

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Apple release series of EFI firmware updates

Apple released a series of EFI firmware updates for their Mac Mini, iMac, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air systems. The updates are: • iMac EFI Update 1.7 (3.69 MB) This update enables Lion Recovery from an Internet connection and includes fixes that resolve issues with Apple Thunderbolt Display compatibility and …

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Steve Jobs had Intel in mind for iPad

Steve Jobs high profile biography reveals a lot of interesting information and one which has surfaced is based around the use of Intel chips in the original iPad. Walter Isaacson revealed that Jobs considered using the Intel Atom in the first iPad. Jobs faced some counter arguments from Tony Fadell, …

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Blackberry Playbook update delayed until next year

Research In Motion haven’t had a very memorable 2011, unless you factor in lower than expected sales and networking issues. The latest news will cause an uproar among customers as it appears that the ill fated Playbook tablet will not be getting a much needed software update until next year. …

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Amazon announce drop in Q3 profit

Amazon announced a drop in third quarter profit, with shares falling 19 percent in late trading. Their net income dropped 73 percent to $63 million from $231 million, this time last year. Amazon have also said that they may post an operating loss this quarter. Amazon are searching for higher …

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iPad 3 – smaller dock connector planned?

Late yesterday there were reports that Apple were set to release the iPad 3 as early as March, but with a smaller dock connector. This would lead to issues with a plethora of existing products. I decided to try and get confirmation from a source I have, close to Apple. …

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Kindle Fire may reduce Amazon profits

The challenge to Apple’s iPad mounts as Amazon are due to release their new, low cost Kindle Fire tablet. So far Apple have remained king of the tablet market with staggering sales of their iPad and iPad 2 but analysts seem certain that the Kindle Fire will take the number …

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Nokia to live or die by Windows Phone platform

Nokia have had a tough year, facing stiff competition from Android and iOS smartphones. Their future success rides on the partnership with Microsoft which caused some concern for followers of the company when it was announced. According to information from sources, they are due to release a new range of …

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Apple celebrate Steve Jobs with video

Apple published a video on their website yesterday celebrating the life of Steve Jobs who died aged 56 after losing a battle against pancreatic cancer. The 80 minute video is called ‘Celebrating Steve’ and includes a series of speakers from the Wednesday event, which wasn’t available to the public. In …

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Are Apple becoming a good ‘value for money’ option?

Apple have always had a reputation for being an expensive option, when considering a new computer or smartphone, but in recent months some analysts and journalists have commented on pricing – we wonder are they becoming a good ‘value for money’ supplier of tech goodies? When we look at the …

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Apple stay strong after the death of Steve Jobs

After the death of Steve Jobs, many concerns were raised that Apple may have lost some of their leading executive team. Board member and former US Vice President Al Gore said the concerns are unwarranted and that the team will remain strong. He spoke at the All Things D technology …

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Kogan release new low cost tablets

Kogan have released a new low cost Tablet in the UK to target the audience who are unwilling or unable to spend more for a mobile device. The pricing in the UK for the 8 inch tablet is around the £120 price point. The 10 inch version is only £30 …

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ARM announce new low power smartphone chip

ARM, the British low power silicon chip maker has announced a new design which uses five times less power than the current processors in today’s smartphones. It will perform at a similar level to today’s technology. The company, based in Cambridge said their new Cortex A7 processor is their most …

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Nokia to reveal new Windows Phones

Microsoft said today that Nokia are going to be releasing new Windows OS phones within the next week. They hope that the new products from Nokia will help boost their sales in Europe and other parts of the world. Andy Lees, the Windows Phone division chief said that Nokia phones …

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Apple remember Steve Jobs with Coldplay and Norah Jones

The tributes to Steve Jobs keep flooding in and Apple held a celebration for employees which featured music from ColdPlay and Norah Jones. Apple held the employee memorial yesterday and the new CEO Tim Cook spoke, according to postings that people made on Twitter who watched or attended the event. …

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Apple sell 4 million iPhone 4’s over the weekend

Apple have had a good first weekend, with over four million iPhone 4’s sold in the first three days. This is a another new record for Apple and a good indication that Q4 revenue could be very strong for the company. The iPhone 4s will go down in history as …

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RIM hand out 12 free apps to appease customers

Research In Motion are trying to make peace with their customers by offering free applications to their customers. This offering is a very public apology to their user base who have suffered from broken services over the last week, including email and instant messaging. They will give $100 of free …

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Celebrities and politicians mourn the death of Jobs

The death of Steve Jobs has rocked the technology industry and this weekend several hundred people turned up at a private memorial service for the late Apple visionary. The service was held in Memorial Church in the Stanford University Campus. Security was high, as police patrolled the area to ensure …

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Amazon to lose $10 on every Kindle Fire sale

Amazon are set to launch an attack on the iPad 2 very soon, by releasing their new Kindle Fire at $199. Less than half the price of Apple’s flagship product. According to IHS however Amazon will be losing $10 on every sale of the new product. Challenging the iPad has …

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