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Apple purchase HP land to expand Cupertino base

Apple have just purchased a 98 acre area of land that will roughly double the size of their HQ in Cupertino. HP announced over the summer that it planned to move out of this area which it had occupied for many years as it consolidates operations at the Palo Alto …

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Acer reveals smartphone with 4.8 inch screen

All of you who love big smartphones will already be drooling over the new Acer model which is due for release in April 2011. The device features a huge 4.8 inch screen with 1024×480 resolution. Acer have yet to name the phone, but we know already that it is going …

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Acer announce 10.1″ and 7″ Android / Windows Tablets

Acer have announced new tablets at a press conference in New York. They will be releasing the products with both Windows and Google Android operating system support. Acer announced the two 10.1 inch tablets which offer both WiFi and 3G support. The Android tablet is designed for entertainment and gaming …

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Apple 1 sells for $212,267

KitGuru reported last week that one of the first Apple computers ever built was being auctioned and many will be surprised to hear that it sold for a wallet sapping $212,267. The Apple 1 was sold for $666.66 when it first shipped in 1976 and it came with a preassembled …

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Apple iOS 4.2.1. released and jailbroken

Apple must be collectively banging heads on desks right about now, as iOS 4.2.1. is already jailbroken. The Dev-Team have created a Redsnow version that can break any iOS 4.2.1 device, however the jailbreak is still tethered which means that jailbroken units have to be plugged into a computer and …

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Samsung Galaxy Tab, over 600,000 sold already.

Well it looks as if Samsung are off to a good start with their Galaxy Tab, selling over 600,000 units in a month. Google Android has proven popular so far, and this is helping Samsung sell huge numbers in the first month of release. The 2.2 OS has received great …

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Amazon offer E-Book gifting

Amazon are going to give holiday shoppers the option of giving digitial books to recipents for download. With their rival Kobo set to do the same thing, it was a preemptive move on their part. Amazon.com are hoping to help boost their end of year sales by offering ebooks as …

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iPad 2 rumoured for April 2011

An analyst with Gleacher and Company said that the Apple iPad 2 might be on sale in April of 2011. This would tie in well with information from Taipei that Apple have already named three suppliers for printed circuit boards for the new product. “TTM, Tripod and Ibiden have received …

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Advent Vega Android Tablet released via PC World

The Apple iPad Tablet is in a market that many manufacturers are longing to get into. Unfortunately for some, this has proven to be more difficult than they thought. The Advent Vega Android tablet has been released with the nVidia Tegra 2 chipset onboard, you can now buy it from …

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Wozniak slates Nokia and votes for Android

Steve Wozniak, the low key co-founder of Apple has said that he predicts Android will be more successful long term, than iOS. He spoke to De Telegraaf and said ‘when it comes to quality, the iPhone is leading’ although he felt that the Google open source Android software would be …

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Apple iAds launching in Europe, soon

Apple are launching their iAds service in Europe within the next couple of months. This is sure to be unpopular, but it will generate millions of pounds of revenue for the Cupertino technology giant. iAds is an advertising feature which can place advertising within iOS applications for Apple devices. It …

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Google Documents editing added to Android & iOS

Google have updated their software to allow for mobile editing of Google Documents for both iOS and Android platforms. This has been a feature many people have been waiting on for months. Thanks to this new feature, it means that users can now edit their documents on the move. Andrew …

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Is Flash as evil as Apple say? RIM disagree

Adobe and Apple have not seen eye to eye for a long time – not since Steve Jobs went public about his personal loathing for Flash anyway. Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen was at the Web 2.0 conference and refused to be drawn into the debate again. While he refuted rumours …

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Barnes and Noble Nook Colour – first look

At KitGuru, we love our books. Call us old fashioned, but there is nothing quite like sitting in the early hours of the morning, chilling out with a good thriller. Especially if like Zardon, you don’t seem to need to sleep much at all. The Kindle 3 is our favourite …

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New Android Phone to replace credit cards

Eric Schmidt, Google CEO showcased the new Android power phone which contains a processor to allow people to make payments via their handsets. Schmidt opened this years Web 2.0 summit in San Francisco and he showed the new phone which had the manufacturer’s label covered up. Everyone has assumed this …

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Dell Streak to get Froyo update by end of month

Even though the Dell Streak didn’t prove to be a hot seller, Kitguru really liked it when we were given one for review in August. Dell have announced that it will be getting an Android 2.2 Froyo update before the end of November. Dell UK posted a message to their …

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Apple’s first computer expected to sell for $160k-$240k

Apple’s first product, the Apple I personal computer is up for auction on Christies later this month. The estimated sale price will be in the $160,000-$240,000 bracket on November the 23rd. The Apple I is regarded as the first ‘personal computer’ and was hand built by Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak, …

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More phones in the UK than people

Many areas of technological hardware have had a tough time for sales in 2010, but not so for the mobile phone industry. Recent reports just in show that the phone market has seen a 43 percent global growth. Smartphones have only been on the market for five years but they …

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Apple purchase iMuff maker – preparing wireless phones?

According to the latest rumours circulating, it appears Apple have purchased Wi-Gear, the company responsible for the iMuffs range of Bluetooth headphones designed for the iPod and iPhone. These rumors were leaked to us in Taipei last night and another source who spoke to 9to5 Mac appears to have said …

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E-Ink release first colour E-reader

E-Ink, the company responsible for the monochrome displays on the Amazon Kindle and Sony Reader devices have just launched their new colour ebook reader display this week. The benefits of E-Ink readers are well known, with less eyestrain caused by the removal of backlit technology. Power reduction is also significantly …

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Amazon doubles revenue share for publishers

From the 1st of December, magazine and newspaper publishers will be able to get a larger cut from sales in the Kindle Store, Amazon announced this morning. This means the share increases from 30% to 70% for each title sold in the store, meaning publishers will be more tempted to …

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Samsung Galaxy S sells 3 million in USA

The Galaxy S, Samsungs flagship Android powered smartphone has been selling well across the globe – particularly in the US were it has shifted over 3 million units. The Galaxy S has been supported by T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint and AT&T with their own versions of the phone on the market. …

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MacBook Air Solid State drives released by Toshiba

For those of you who have been following the news lately you will have seen that Apple’s new MacBook Air uses a new SSD system. Toshiba have released a new series of drives for the laptops. The new Blade X Gale SSD series is now available for market sales and …

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Blackberry facing stiff competition, share prices drop

Research In Motion are facing a stiff challenge from competitiors with Bank Of America and Citigroup are looking at alternatives for corporate email. Shares have dropped 3 percent recently as investors worry that the Blackberry smartphone strangehold on corporate communications was being eroded by rival solutions. The banks are testing …

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ARM CEO – Intel will be no tablet threat

ARM processors are used in Apple’s iPad and have generated the company a significant amount of revenue. Warren East, ARM Ceo has said that he doesn’t believe Intel will be a competitive threat in this sector. Warren East told the Financial Times that sales of Tablet PC’s next year could …

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Macbook Air ‘flickering’ screen problems – quality issues?

Apple recently released the sexy new Macbook Air machines, however it appears that they may be dealing with some potential screen issues. The redesigned Macbook Air was introduced two weeks ago and has already been the subject of numerous complaints on Apple’s support forum. The screen ‘flickers’ for some users …

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