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iPhone 5 due for September release, in final test phase

According to sources in Taipei, it appears that next iPhone will be released in September this year. Industry sources indicate that the final testing stage is underway meaning that the product is ready to be given the goahead for mass production. Other sources such as 9to5Mac claim that the iPhone …

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IDC claim that Windows Phone will surpass iOS by 2015

Microsoft haven’t had the best launch for their latest Windows Phone 7 operating system, but they might take some comfort that the latest IDC WorldWide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report indicates that they could surpass Apple’s iOS platform by 2015. IDC are making predictions that Android will have 43.8 percent …

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leaked info: New Macbook Air set for mid week release?

Free leaks indicate that Apple may update their MacBook Air mid week. Twitter user Chronic, who is a well known source of insider information with successful ‘predictions’ in the past has posted last night that his sources have 100% confirmed a Wednesday release for a MacBook Air update. Earlier today …

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iCloud Communications sue Apple

Well another day, another legal wrangle. This time iCloud Communications are suing Apple over the ‘iCloud’ trademark. iCloud Communications offer VoIP products and services which use the same centralised server principle as Apple’s service. The complaint says “The goods and services with which Apple intends to use the ‘iCloud’ mark …

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nVidia’s best Tegra 2 designs delayed to Q4?

KitGuru gets access to a lot of data as it flows across the interwibble. With launches and delays part of the ebb and flow of modern computing, it must be particularly annoying when one company’s glory is interfered with by another product’s failure to launch. KitGuru fills a glass of …

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iCloud: UK will be at least 6 months behind USA

The UK is always behind the USA so this won’t come as much of a shock to many readers today. Apple’s iCloud service won’t launch in the UK until early 2012. A spokesman from the Performing Rights Society issued the statement saying that negotiations with Apple about rights in the …

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Apple get city go ahead for new iHeadquarters

Cupertino City Major has given his full support for Apple’s new campus in the city. Gilbert Wong said “Cupertino is ready for this.” KitGuru reported on this a few days ago and Steve Jobs will be very happy that his plans can go ahead. Their new building will be able …

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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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