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Android is beating Apple Store growth

Apple can do no wrong, but the latest reports in from research company Distimo show that the Android Market had the highest rate of growth, reaching 130,000 applications in the US by the end of 2010. This is a phenomenal growth rate of six times the number of applications available …

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AlienWare M18x will have dual GPU options

Rumours on the grapevine suggest that Alienware are planning to release the M18x, complete with dual nVidia Sli or ATi CrossfireX options. Alienware laptops prove popular with the wealthier enthusiast audience who want a high performance machine with a unique design. The high end series never boasts incredible battery life …

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Is the iPad 2 due at end of January?

The latest reports from the Far East indicate that Apple could release version 2 of the iPad in 3 weeks time, by the end of January. Apple have yet to confirm a single rumor on the new product, which has been the talk of many analysts since November. Kevin Rose, …

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50,000 iTunes accounts on sale in China

A major chinese website is selling thousands of stolen iTunes accounts. 50,000 accounts are linked to stolen credit cards, listed on auction site TaoBao, the countries equivalent of eBay. Buyers of the accounts are offered temporary access with unlimited downloads from the service for a price of only 1 yuan …

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Apple’s Market Cap is now $302 billion

It is hard to escape a single day without a news post on Apple. We are as guilty as everyone else, but for a very good reason. This company are one of the largest on the planet. They have passed their latest milestone, with their stock climbing to $330 a …

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Android smartphones winning over the public

Apple could be facing their biggest threat in 2011, from Google. Even though Apple’s share of the U.S. Smartphone market is still ahead of Googles, more customers in the last six months have choosen a device powered by Android OS. Nielsen, the polling company have said that an Android handset …

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Apple V Android: which is better?

This debate is picking up steam on many forums this month and what we found most interesting is that two veteran high tech visionaries, both hired by Google have both written on their blogs about how they see the Apple v Android competition to be shaping up in 2011. What …

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iPad 2 case images leak, site gets takedown demand

Leaked images of the iPad2 hit the news site 9to5 Mac and the trading site Alibaba. Sadly however they were quickly pulled so they are no longer available to view. An unnamed company contacted the site with takedown notices for the case pictures and according to Padgadget who spoke to …

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Lenovo to show tablets at CES

Lenovo are due to show their first tablets at CES to try and chip away at market share, currently under domination by Apple with their hot selling iPad. Lenovo have said that they will show two consumer tablet products at CES, held between January 6th and 9th at Las Vegas. …

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MicroUSB becomes smartphone industry standard interface

Two European standardisation bodies have ruled that micro USB is to become the new standard interface port for smartphones in Europe. They have said “we made available the harmonized standards needed for the manufacture of data-enabled mobile phones compatible with a new common charger. This is the most recent development …

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Viewsonic to showcase 4 inch phone/tablet hybrid at CES

CES always brings new products on display from all the leading manufacturers. The latest news in suggests that Viewsonic will be highlighting a new phone/tablet hybrid, much like the Dell Streak. The Viewsonic smartphone will have a four inch screen and is capable of making phone calls across the Google …

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Hack the Nook Color into a Kindle

eReaders have proved popular, with sales figures surpassing analysts best estimations. Barnes and Noble recently released the Android powered Nook Color which doesn’t support the Kindle Application for Android. Not until a group ‘rooted’ the Nook Color to run a customised version of Android that means you can download Android …

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Android Trojan ‘Geinimi’ warning issued

A nasty new trojan has hit the Android scene, dubbed ‘Geinimi. It seems to be originating from China and is capable of gathering personal information and sending it out to remote servers. Lookout Mobile Security found the trojan, which they are classing as one of the worst yet on the …

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RIM deny Playbook battery issues

There have been rumours and whisperings from various sources that the upcoming Playbook from Research In Motion was suffering from poor battery performance. The company have responded saying that their product will offer ‘superior performance with comparable battery life.” A few days ago, analyst Shaw Wu of Kaufman Brothers sent …

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Skype add video calling to iPhone and iPad application

Skype are adding video calls to their iPhone and iPad application in a strong move to try and increase market share across Apple’s product range. Adoption has been good already, but with added video support they feel more people will download the software. Skype have just rolled out this new …

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Apple forcing Dell and HP to drop prices

Dell and Hewlett Packard are dropping the pricing of their ultra portable 13 inch machines as they are getting hit hard by the adoption of Apple’s latest MacBook Air machine. Sales figures are proving very healthy for Apple so far. The Adamo is a great machine and has proven a …

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Apple order 65 million screens for 2011

When you speak about Apple, the numbers are usually incredible, and nothing has changed with the latest reports to hit our news team this morning. Apple have apparently placed an order for 65 million 9.7 inch iPad displays for potential sales in 2011. These 65 million orders have been placed …

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Is Windows 7 ideal for a Tablet? Microsoft think so

CES is a big show for Microsoft as they are said to announce their new software for tablets at the event. Analysts and skeptics however have little faith in the company being able to mount a serious challenge to the Apple iPad. Keith Goddard, CEO of Capital Advisors Inc. said …

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Apple get sued over privacy rights

It was going to happen, but Apple are being sued by an iPhone user over advertisements appearing in mobile applications. The lawsuit is dated December 23rd and seeks to establish a class action status covering all iPhone users who have downloaded any applications since December 2008, according to Bloomberg. This …

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Amazon Kindle being bought by iPad owners

When the iPad was launched, and we found out the sales figures many analysts thought that it would be the death of other tablets, such as the Amazon Kindle. This has not been the case as Amazon have said that iPad owners are buying the Kindle, just for books. Amazon …

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Get a new iPhone for Christmas? jailbreak it !

Did Santa bring you a shiny new phone from the world’s most popular fruitmaker? You may be pleased to hear that the new untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1 has been released. While KitGuru doesn’t condone the use of jailbreaking your iPhone, we know a lot of people who do it, …

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Man tries to rob restaurant with iPhone

In one of the weirdest stories we heard over the Christmas holidays, it appears that a man in Connecticut tried to rob a Northern Indian Restaurant, by trying to pass his iPhone off as a handgun. Thankfully there are no applications on the iTunes store to assist robberies, although we …

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iPad 2 may have wide range speaker system

It appear that the upcoming iPad 2 may have a larger speaker system if leaked pictures of new cases are anything to go by. Alibaba.com, a global business to business trading system is currently offering silicon cases for the iPad 2 and like previous versions they have a position on …

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Dell Streak drops to $399

Kitguru loves the Dell Streak smartphone. We have reviewed it twice with Android 1.6 and last week with Android 2.2 Froyo. It is one of the sexiest smart phones on the market with a massive 5 inch screen for all your media viewing. Dell have announced that they are dropping …

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Wikileaks app banned on Apple store: next on hack hitlist?

Apple are living dangerously, by recently banning the Wikileaks application from their store. Hacker group ‘Anonymous’ are currently targeting any company who are cutting support from Wikileaks, and we would expect Apple to be next on their hitlist. Apple have banned the iPhone and iPad application designed to give people …

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BenQ to release R100 Tablet in Q1 2011

BenQ are planned to release their first tablet PC in Taiwan in Q1 of 2011, this informed has been confirmed by a company representative. The R100, as it will be called, features a 10.1 inch touchscreen with 1024×600 resolution and will be running the formidable Google Android Mobile operating system. …

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