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Are Apple fanboys the most loyal?

I was reading an article in the San Francisco journal today and it actually made me wonder if Apple fans are really the most loyal in the industry. Could Apple ‘fanboys’ be the most passionate on the planet? Almost everyone reading this today will be aware of the heated ‘debates’ …

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Twitter create giant data centres

Twitter have been growing at an exponential rate in recent months and this has unfortunately had the side effect of causing some downtime for the social networking service. Its fair to say that when 300,000 new accounts are created every day that you would expect this however. To counter these …

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Apple start delivering refunds for iPhone 4 bumpers

The Apple iPhone 4 antenna issues have been dominating press reports for weeks now and Apple stated a while ago that they were going to give away bumper cases for nothing and to offer refunds to customers. They have stuck to their word and have begun processing refunds for the …

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iPad generates $2.2 billion revenue in June Quarter

One of the great success stories of 2010 so far is Apple’s iPad with over 3 million sales in a very short space of time. Figures just in show that the iPad has already generated over $2.2 billion in revenue for Apple in the June Quarter. “Apple’s iPad is already …

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iPad application of the week: Flipboard

We have reviewed several games for the iPad on our gaming site recently but today we thought we would make our readers aware of a rather cool application just released for the iPad. Flipboard is a social magazine with high objectives which looks to be one of the most exciting …

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Apples Q3 figures break records

Apple announced their earnings for the third fiscal quarter yesterday and once again, they have surprised analysts, surpassing even Wall Street’s estimates. Dan Gallagher reporting for Marketwatch said: “Shares of Apple rose nearly 2% in after-hours trading, after jumping nearly 2.6% to close at $251.89 late in the regular session. …

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McAfee release security products for Macintosh

Who says that Macintosh users are completely safe when it comes to online security? Apparently McAfee don’t think so as they have just released their bloated Internet Security Suite for the Macintosh. They have also introduced the Family Protection package to OSX as well (no its not a Rotweiller). “McAfee …

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Amazon Kindle still alive and kicking

Against all odds, Amazon’s Kindle has not been put to death by Apple’s all conquering iPad – latest reports show that each month sales are getting stronger. Amazon dropped the price of their e-reading device to $189 recently and this has helped the adoption rate. Keff Bezos, founder and CEO …

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Apple – are they really an arrogant company?

Even if you tried really hard, it would have been almost impossible to avoid the iPhone 4 antenna issues which have been dominating the news on almost every publication for the last two weeks. We look today at recent press coverage and ask ourselves, are Apple really an arrogant company? …

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Software to let Windows use iPad as wireless monitor

Microsoft Windows users can now use the Apple iPad as a wireless display thanks to a new software beta product called MaxiVista from a German software company called Bartels Media. This fantastic software package lets the end user extend their desktop to other PC’s and notebooks and uses a special …

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Apple Knew of iPhone Antenna Risks

The Wall Street Journal have a rather damning article up today, which if its true is going to cause a lot of problems for Apple. According to a report internal concerns about the reception issues were already known before public release. Today there is a conference at Apple’s HQ in …

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Hacker unlocks iPhone 4 software

It was only a matter of time before someone hacked the iPhone 4 software and the iPhone Dev Team have demonstrated a software unlock for Apples new phone. The iPhone Dev Team have broken every software release that Apple have put on the market and it appears that the newest …

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Apple to hold surprise press conference Friday

Apple are holding a surprise press conference on Friday as they continue to deal with disgruntled customers complaining about iPhone 4 reception issues. Steve Dowling, a spokesperson for Apple said that they would hold the conference on Friday at 10am from their HQ in Cupertino, California. He has yet to …

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Will Apple recall the iPhone 4?

The iPhone 4 launch has been a financial success for Apple, however when we come to talk about the actual hardware, the launch has been far from idyllic. Unless you have been offline and locked in your house for the last 2 months, we are sure you will have heard …

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Clevo to adjust operating strategies – due to low sales

Clevo, one of the largest Taiwan based notebook makers are set to hold an internal conference to adjust their generalised operation strategies this week. This is due to lower than expected shipments of notebooks in 2010. Clevo supply the chassis for many notebook manufacturers and their sales in 2010 have …

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Apple recall faulty Time Capsules

TUAW are reporting that Apple are recalling a plethora of their Time Capsule range from 2008 for repair or replacement. These apparently fail after 18 months of use. The recall is detailed now on Apple’s Knowledge base and it covers units with serial numbers in the range XX807XXXXXX – XX814XXXXXX …

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Apple Desktop orders go to Pegatron Technology

Pegatron Technology are a Taiwan notebook maker and our sources today tell us that they may have landed a deal with Apple to get a portion of their desktop orders. They recently lost a portion of the MacBook production partnership with Apple which hit them hard. This information has been …

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Apple set to open Shanghai store

Apple are due to open a second store in China tomorrow, this time in the Shanghai financial district. This store is going to display a 40 foot cylindrical glass wall and will be the first store to open since the China store opened in Beijing two years ago. Apple’s senior …

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Apple say 400 iTunes accounts hit with fraud

A few days ago KitGuru reported on a suspected iTunes hack, caused by a rogue app developer. Apple have today admited that 400 iTunes accounts were illegally hacked and the suspected developer has been banned from the store. Thuat Nguygen and his programs were removed from the App Store for …

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LG due to release tablet and 4 more phones

Gartner have just released their first quarter 2010 details regarding sales and LG are still the third highest selling mobile phone company with a 8.6% share of the market. LG however have decided not to rest on their laurels and have a big ‘end of year’ push coming up. LG …

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Apple CEO continues to dismiss Bluray, but why?

Ok, I admit it, I do like Apple products. I have owned many and am the proud owner of an iPad. One aspect of being an Apple owner however that has given me much dismay is the total lack of support for BluRay. It appears that the Apple CEO Steve …

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Apple admit iPhone bars show wrong reading

While the Apple iPhone 4 sales have been even stronger than Apple themselves expected, the launch has not been without a list of issues. Many people have been reporting signal problems since the Phone was released and Apple initially said it was down to’ how people were holding the phone’. …

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iTunes users under ‘hack’ fear

According to TheNextWeb it appears that iTunes accounts all over the world are being hacked. Hundreds and thousands of dollars are apparently being taken from people’s accounts without permission. Detailed information on this was posted on razorianfly yesterday. This was first spotted by application developers who apparently spotted 40 out …

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Apple announce email chain with CEO was faked

Apple have made an announcement saying that Steve Jobs was not the author of a series of comments in an email exchange with an end user regarding iPhone 4 reception. The comments which were published yesterday by Boy Genius Report linked a series of email responses to Apples CEO. In …

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Kindle DX – better screen and lower price

In the ongoing battle with Apple, competitors are having to cut prices and while Amazon have already lowered the price of the Kindle 2, now its time for the Kindle DX. The Kindle DX was selling for $489 which seems massively overpriced in todays market especially as the iPad is …

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Sony Recall over half a million Vaio laptops

Sony are under the spotlight due to reports in that 535,000 Vaio laptops are going to be recalled due to a temperature control defect that may cause dangerous levels of heat, leading to chassis distortion. The issues however don’t end there, because reports by the Wall Street Journal suggest that …

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