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Google claim that location data is valuable

The Wall Street Journal have written an article based on comments made last year from a Google executive which says that the collection of location information from millions of mobile devices and personal computers is ‘extremely valuable’. This email,. with others are being used as part of a lawsuit against …

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Three Foxconn employees arrested over iPad2 design leaks

Three Foxconn employees have been accused of leaking the iPad 2 design and have been arrested, They were officially charged with ‘violating the company trade secrets’. Foxconn became suspicious when some online retailers starting stocking shelves with iPad 2 cases long before the launch. Earlier this year in CES there …

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Google sued by Android phone users over location tracking

Two Android phone users are suing Google over claims that their phones are secretly recording and storing data relating to their movements. The residents of Oakland County in Michigan filed a complaint on April 27th in federal court in Detroit. The residents are claiming that their HTC Inspire 4G phones …

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Blackberry purchase software company to enhance app store

RIM CEO Jim Balsillie: sharp dressed man

Research In Motion are keen to get a percentage of the app store market and to help them realise their goal they have purchased Montreal based software company Tungle, who have a history of developing applications which allow users to schedule and synchronise meetings over their smart phones, computers and …

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Are Nokia on a downward slope?

These are troubled times for Nokia, and their home land Finland. Nokia have announced that 7,000 people will be leaving the company. Something that many analysts had forseen for many months. 4,000 of these staff are losing their jobs entirely, with Finland, United Kingdom and Denmark being the target countries. …

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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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