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Apple cutting iAd prices as customers jump ship

Reports in the last week indicate that Apple are cutting costs to advertise through their iAd platform. The reports by news agencies such as Bloomberg show a drop by as much as 70 percent for companies wishing to advertise. When the iAd system was initially launched, CitiGroup and a few …

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Mac OSX 10.6.8. update causing wireless issues

We have been hearing reports that Apples latest 10.6.8. operating system update is causing some problems for wireless networks. Many forums across the net have threads on the subject and a writer for Computerworld verifies that he has been experiencing the problem himself. With OS X Lion due to ship …

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iPad 2 no longer a virgin, first ‘jailbreak’ posted

The iPad 2 has just broken virgin territory by receiving its first ever jailbreak hack. Developers have used some unpatched vulnerabilities in Apple’s iOS to ‘jailbreak’ the flagship tablet from Cupertino’s favourite technology company. Graham Culey, a senior technology consultant with UK Sophos said in his blog “If they exploited …

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Apple working on an iPad 2 ‘Plus’?

We have been reporting on the possibility that Apple may update their iPad 2 later this year. According to the International Business Times, they feel that Apple may be working on a successor, but it won’t be called the iPad 3. The report is based around a note that FBR …

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Smartphone games market continues to thrive

Research firm Nielsen have just issued a new report showing that Gaming is the most popular category for mobile application downloads. An interesting statistic shows that 93% of application downloaders are willing to pay for a game. They added “In contrast, only 76 percent of downloaders are willing to pay …

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Even pilots are using the iPad 2

The iPad 2 has been widely adopted by the mainstream consumer market and we have heard of lawyers, IT professionals and even car salesmen adopting the product to help with their jobs. Earlier this week the New York Times reported that The Federal Aviation Administration have also cleared a selection …

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iPad 2 sales continue to boom

Apple’s iPad 2 is still selling as fast as it can be stocked according to recent reports. Digitimes have also reported that Apple will ship 5 million touch screen sensors for the iPad 2 in July alone. These figures match the reports for June, as sources close to Apple have …

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RIM continue to struggle, marketshare dropping

Research In Motion haven’t had one of their best years so far, and recent reports in from ComScore show that they are continuing to lose market share. Between February and May 2011, RIM have dropped another 0.5% in the US sector, while competitor Apple has gained 1.2% to 8.7% total. …

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iPhone 5 rumored to ship later this year

Those people who have just bought a new shiny white iPhone 4 will be miserable to hear that rumors are rife in the Far East that Apple will release the iPhone 5 in September. Digitimes have also heard that Pegatron Technology have received orders for 15 million iPhone 5 devices …

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Hackers threaten Apple for possible future attacks

Hackers have published information which is allegedly from an Apple Server. The information contains user names and passwords. The information was posted in relation to the AntiSec hacking campaign and it looks as if a point is being made, that Apple are not immune to being hacked. As yet, Apple …

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iPad 3 set for October release?

It seems too soon for us, especially going on information from our own sources in Taipei, but rumours are still circulating that Apple may release the iPad 3, as soon as October this year. While the iPad 2 sales continue to boom, many people are waiting on the next version …

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Samsung and Apple legal battle continues

Nam Ki Yung, a spokesman for Samsung, told Bloomberg that they were dropping the lawsuit against Apple to ‘streamline the legal proceedings’. The battle between Samsung and Apple isn’t over however as Samsung are going to focus their energies on other lawsuits and countersuits in other parts of the world. …

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Lion OS gets Gold Master, to be released shortly

Apple have released the gold master edition of OSX Lion to developers, just before the official launch in the coming days. The operating system should be launched some time in the next 10 days and will only be available for download on the Apple store. Apple have been praised for …

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MSI CX640 Laptop Review (Core i5/Nvidia)

MSI have been consistently releasing some of the finest enthusiast grade hardware in the last year and today we are looking at their competitively priced CX640 15.6 laptop which features a capable Core i5 processor, Nvidia discrete graphics, 500GB hard drive and 4GB of DDR3 memory. For under £600 is …

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100,000 Apps have been made for iPad

The iPad has been a huge success for Apple, and the latest milestone achieved has just been released – over 100,000 applications have been specifically made for it. The iPad hit retail with Apple’s promise of supporting ‘almost all’ of the 150,000 applications available at the time on the store. …

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Samsung ask USA to ban imported Apple goods

Samsung and Apple have a fairly strained relationship right now, which is being highlighted by Samsung’s request to stop the US from importing their goods. The problem revolves around a dispute over iPhone and iPad devices and a patent dispute. Samsung said in a statement on Thursday that they had …

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Sony to release Thunderbolt laptop in July

Sony are the first company, outside Apple to adopt the new Thunderbolt technology. They will include it in their new VAIO Z laptop which should reach the UK in July at some stage. This news comes as Apple have just released a firmware update to improve Thunderbolt performance in their …

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Will OSX Lion rock your world? It is only £20.99

Apple can do no wrong in recent months. Both the iPad 2 and MacBook Air have been generating a massive level of income in recent months. The buzz on the streets is that OSX Lion is going to rock the Mac user community by offering a more streamlined interface, incorporating …

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New MacBook air coming: Best Buy suspend orders

Kitguru reports earlier this month of a new MacBook Air update, seem to have been close as giant retailer Best Buy have put a hold on MacBook Air orders, which would indicate that Apple are about to release an updated version of the big selling laptop. According to information on …

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Apple PC profits are seven times higher than HP’s

At the weekend, it can be interesting to get a hold of marketing research and company financials – it looks like Matt Richman has been busy doing some profit calculations. Earlier this month Peter Misek of Jefferies and Company indicated that Mac gross margins were hovering around 28%. When we …

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Classic shooter Marathon coming to iPad

Older Mac lovers will remember playing Marathon on their 68030 or 68040 powered computer many eons ago. The latest news is that the 1994 genre redefining shooter is coming to the iPad. Bungie, the makers of the original game however won’t be involved because the port is being handled by …

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