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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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Apple go live with ‘Apple Support Communities’ social forums

Apple have gone live with the Apple Support Communities support forum upgrade which it announced last year. This adds social networking features and replaces the Apple Discussions board. Apple announced the new Support Communities upgrade to their online forums last August on the Apple Discussions Board. It said “Apple Support …

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Apple employees make a ‘it gets better’ video

Apple staff have joined the ‘it gets better’ campaign with a new video which shows words of encouragement from their gay, lesbian and transgendered employees. One man in the video says “To finally be open and honest with who I am and what I want out of life. To my …

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Intel hands Q3 to AMD Llano – strategic error?

After having the market to itself for over 3 years, AMD finally woke up and realised that there was a market for a Fusion-class processor that combined decent CPU-ing with decent GPU-ing. News into KitGuru suggests that Intel might be embarking on a strange strategy for 2011. Here’s what we …

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Apple iPhone 4 is coming, but is it too late?

Yesterday we reported that a white iPhone was in the making and due for release in the near future. What seems to have been confirmed however is that this will be an iPhone 4 model. It is near the end of its product cycle, is this really a good move …

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Blackberry Playbook not off to a good start

Research In Motion have handed out some PlayBook tablets for review, but it would seem as if the new product has a fair share of problems. The seven inch Tablet was designed to go head to head against the iPad, particularly in the business market. Reviewers complemented the rugged design …

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Apple Q2 revenue set to rise to $24.42 billion

Investment Bank J.P. Morgan has raised their projections of Apple’s earnings through 2012 in expectation of continued growth from both the iPad and the iPhone. Mark Moskowitz, an analyst with the company issued a note to investors early today with revised estimates, increasing his revenue estimate for the March quarter …

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Suppliers confirm 45 million iPads could ship in 2011

Apple could never have dreamed that the iPad would prove such a monumental product for them, outselling demand and generating many millions in profit. Educated component makers have said that Apple could sell up to 45 million touchscreen tablets in 2011. 45 million iPads is a tough figure to wrap …

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long awaited white iPhone due to appear in a month

Well this rumour has been going on now for months, and KitGuru has reported on it many times before. The latest murmurings from inside sources indicate however that the much awaited ‘white’ iPhone could be finally reaching retail within the next month. Sources last night told Kitguru that production has …

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MSI unleashes the FX720 notebook

MSI is proud to announce the release of its First-Class FX720 notebook. This notebook has a great look and feel thanks to its chrome treatment and anti-fingerprint coating. The exclusive GPU boost technology powered by NVIDIA Optimus gives you an extra performance boost when needed while playing games or working …

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Intel showcase future netbooks

Yesterday KitGuru reported on Intel’s Oak Trail solution and Intel have also rolled out their next generation ‘Cedar Trail’ Atom processor, due in Netbooks within the next couple of months. At a developer conference in China they have showcased new netbooks based on the next generation Atom processor. Cedar Trail …

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