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iPad 2 will be available for under £400 in UK

It looks like Apple aren’t shafting the UK public this time around, we are hearing that the 16GB version of the iPad 2 will cost only £399. Well, if you can manage to get a hold of one that is. With the original launch of the iPad, the UK was …

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Microsoft take legal action against Barnes & Noble

More legal action news today, as Microsoft are targeting Barnes & Noble and their Android based Nook ereader device. They claim it violates their patents. Microsoft have filed legal action against Barnes & Noble and manufacturers Foxconn International Holdings and Inventec. “The Android platform infringes a number of Microsoft’s patents, …

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Apple sue Amazon, over ‘app store’ term

Apple have taken the gloves off, suing Amazon for using the phrase ‘App Store’ without their permission. Heavy hitter Apple have been fighting Microsoft in legal channels recently for the permission to trademark the term. Apple have filed the complaint against Amazon in the federal court for the Northern District …

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Thunderbolt tech to feature in Sony Vaio Hybrid PC

Sony are apparently working on a new Vaio PC which will include Intel’s Thunderbolt technology and compete directly against the Apple MacBook Air laptop. According to Sony Insider, the company are working on a notebook that ‘consists of two components’ and includes the Intel Thunderbolt technology, previously code named Light …

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Apple confirm iPad 2 on schedule for March 25th launch

The iPad 2 is continuing to sell out in America, selling millions in the first week of sales alone. An Apple spokesperson has confirmed that the international launch of the new touchscreen tablet will proceed as initially planned, hitting stores on Friday, March 25th. “Everything that is on [Apple’s U.K.] …

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Flash Player 10.2 released for Android

Adobe have released version 10.2 of Flash Player for the Android operating system. This brings marked improvements to those people using compatible hardware. The latest release which is compatible with Android 2.2 ‘Froyo’, Android 2.3 ‘Gingerbread’ and Android 3.0.1 ‘Honeycomb’ offers better integration with the browsers and offers improved security …

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‘Gay Cure’ iPhone app is under attack as 80,000 complain

Apple are coming under attack from gay rights activists after they approved an application targeting ‘homosexual strugglers’. More than 80,000 people have signed a petition against this ‘gay cure’ application which Apple has said contains ‘no objectionable content’. Exodus International, a pro Christian group behind the creation of the application …

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Apple’s latest Macbook Pro crashing: overheating problems

Apple are in the middle of another batch of customer complaints as reports filter in that their new range of the ultra slim Macbook Pro is overheating and crashing. Both 15 inch and 17 inch machines apparently have the problem, with machines crashing under heavy load. Some users are even …

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Fully loaded Toshiba 10.1 inch tablet hits Amazon

Toshiba have a new tablet which has just been listed on Amazon’s website – it is not yet available, but Amazon are offering user alerts for when the time is close at hand. The tablet is a 10.1 inch unit with 720p support (1280×800 in this case), so therefore higher …

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iPad 2 part shortage feared due to Japan crisis

The disaster in Japan will have a knock on effect for the technology industry, affecting many devices, including Apple’s newly released iPad 2. The iPad2 has sold over 1 million units already in the US, however the campaign has yet to hit the United Kingdom and parts of Europe. The …

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Android browsing already outperforming iOS

Google really do have Android sorted. Their latest Android browser has been shown to render websites faster than even the iPhone browser, up to 52 percent faster according to research and testing. This study has been carried out by Blaze.io, which measured performance across 45,000 tests on pages from websites …

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iPad 2 launch in Japan delayed

The recent disaster in Japan has been one of the worst in history. The economy is trying to deal with widespread devastation and loss of life. The latest news we have heard is that Apple feel that launching the iPad 2 at this time is not the wisest of choices. …

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Microsoft delay March Windows Phone 7 update

Microsoft confirmed that the March ‘NoDo’ update for Windows Phone 7 will be postponed for several more weeks to ensure that a repeat of the February ‘brick’ update doesn’t happen. CEO Steve Ballmer had said initially that the update would reach their smartphones in the first week of March. Eric …

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Motorola Xoom wifi launching at $599

Motorola are launching the wifi only Xoom on March 27th, according to a Staples flyer, offering a 3G free and cheaper version of the Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet. Droid Life spotted the flyer, which indicates a $599 price for the Xoom WiFi model. This is the same price as Verizon …

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iPhone 4 – in white launching in spring: Schiller confirms

Many people have been waiting patiently for Apple to release the white iPhone 4. Apple executive Phil Schiller has confirmed on Twitter that the white iPhone will be coming later in spring. Schiller, is a senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, posted to his verified Twitter account yesterday that …

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Apple sell 500,000 iPad 2 tablets, estimates

Apple may have sold over 500,000 iPad 2 tablets on the debut weekend, according to Piper Jaffray Cos. analyst Gene Munster. Stores such as Best Buy and Target contacted by Munsters team had sold out of the iPad2 over the weekend he said in a research note yesterday. Online orders …

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Amazon prepares plans for free tablet PC

From nowhere, to absolute must have product, to ‘completely free’ in the space of 18 months? Will that really be the fate of the tablet PC? Is mega-retailer Amazon, ready to do something Amazing?  KitGuru tries to read the after images on our Kindle. While Samsung, Motorola and others are …

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Parliament selects iPad – says no to Windows

OK – that’s not exactly what’s happened, but with the UK’s House of Lords choosing tablets and rejecting the introduction of netbooks and notebooks, it seems that Parliament will become iPad central. KitGuru considers the situation. Prime Minister’s question time has a certain cut and thrust, even though both sides …

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Apple iPad 2 available in store from 5pm*

Well, that’s certainly true in the United States of the Americas. Elsewhere in the world, we may need to wait a little longer. The eagerly awaited product is finally here, so KitGuru decided to look at the hype a little. When Steve Jobs got off his hospital bed at the …

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Apple expected to sell 600,000 iPad2’s on launch weekend

Industry experts are saying that Apple could sell 600,000 iPad 2’s during the launch weekend, a figure which is twice the amount of the original units sold at launch. Analyst Brian Marshall of Gleacher and Company predicts that Apple will sell more than half a million units over the launch …

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iPhone 4 prototype with 64GB of storage hits grey market

An Apple iPhone prototype has leaked from Foxconn and is available on the Chinese ‘grey market’. What is particularly interesting however is the fact that it has 64 gigabytes of storage and may be a sign of things to come with the iPhone 5. The prototype is marked with a …

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Samsung hint at new 8.9 inch tablet

Samsung have released a new image which hints at the new size for the Galaxy Tab. The image says ‘Whats your Tab life?’ with 78910 after it. A few people are assuming that this relates to the sizes, 7 inch, 8.9 inch and 10 inch. This would confirm previous reports …

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Nokia get $1 billion handout from Microsoft

Many analysts wondered why Nokia would refuse a partnership with Google, to form an alliance with floundering mobile maker Microsoft. Bloomberg Businessweek have released information which says that Microsoft are handing over $1 billion to Nokia. The Microsoft and Nokia deal has received a lot of negative press, especially as …

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Apple set to streamline store layouts

Inside sources have said that Apple stores will be eliminating some stock soon to make way for more, improved customer support. The sources told KitGuru that Apple Stores may be losing some of the game titles and even some peripherals from the layout soon, their plan is to make the …

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