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Microsoft target Apple with new ‘PC v Mac’ section

KitGuru has reported recently that the Apple share in the PC world is slowly growing and it appears that Microsoft are starting to acknowledge that this may prove an issue, long term. They have launched a new section on their Windows 7 website which directly compares their latest and greatest …

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MSI N460GTX 1GD5 Cyclone 1GB Review

The nVidia GTX460 has been well received both by the enthusiast community and hard to please critics. It is the first card in the Fermi range that everyone seems to agree is a fantastic buy, even when against competition from ATI. We have already looked at the excellent GTX460 Superclocked …

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Best Buy confirms Droid 2 pricing

While Verizon and Motorola still fumble with official responses as to its existance, according to Engadget it appears that Best Buy in North Carolina have placed some Droid 2 units on shelves with some pricing information. The phone appears to be launching for $199 with a carrier subsidy and $599 …

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Papermaster leaves Apple due to ‘Cultural Incompatibility’

KitGuru reported over the weekend that Apple executive Mark Papermaster, who was in charge of iPhone engineering left the company. The Wall Street Journal have said that his departure was due to “broader cultural incompatibility” rather than a direct link to the iPhone 4’s antenna issues as reason for his …

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Apple exec responsible for troubled antenna design quits

News has just filtered into KitGuru that the Apple executive who was in charge of iPhone engineering and therefore responsible for the antenna design on the iPhone 4 has left the company. Many people are filing in the blanks however and are assuming that Mark Papermasters departure from Apple may …

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HP CEO steps down after sexual harassment charges

Hewlett Packard CEO Mark Hurd has resigned after embarrassing allegations of sexual misconduct – not an ideal way to be leaving such a high profile company. Mark Hurd has had a rather successful five years as HP CEO with his leadership driving the company into generating high levels of profit …

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rumoured iPod update coming next week

Brazilian news site MacMagazine are claiming that the annual refresh of the iPod lineup is coming sooner than expected between August 14th and August 16th. MacMagazine claim to have insider information from Apple sources saying that the new line up is due for release very soon. For the last four …

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Mega Microsoft patch list coming Tuesday – 34 fixes

Microsoft have announced a monster list of security software fixes coming this Tuesday. 34 vulnerabilities are being sorted in this months patch list. This patch list has been confirmed by Microsoft in an advanced notification which they posted on their TechNet site. It lists eight of fourteen security bulletins addressed …

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MSI Wind U160 Review

The netbook phenomenon has exploded in recent years with almost every major manufacturer entering into this lucrative market. MSI were one of the pioneers with the 2008 Wind U100 selling en masse to a cost conscious audience. I had one of these units for 9 months and I have to …

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Cut price GTX470 already appearing on sites

As we reported yesterday, nVidia is prepared to pull out all the stops to re-take market share from AMD in the tough graphics market. Information KitGuru heard about the latest round of price cuts was that the GTX470 could be cut by over 21%. Searching the big sites today, we …

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Intel Core i7 970 CPU Review

The Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition is the most powerful CPU we have tested at KitGuru and while it still holds the enthusiast market performance crown, not many can afford the £850+ asking price. I have received quite a few emails recently asking if we were going to review the …

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Salesforce.com and Microsoft settle patent lawsuit

Two months ago Microsoft filed a federal lawsuit against Salesforce.com stating that the online CRM software company was infringing on nine patents which were granted to Microsoft between 1997 and 2007. Microsoft said they they first notified Salesforce.com of this infringement over a year ago. Ironically Microsoft are often on …

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Corsair release Hydro series H70 CPU cooler

Corsair are following up on the success of their H50 cooler with the release of a new Hydro series cooler. This ties in perfectly with their recent release of two air based coolers – the A50 and A70, which KitGuru reviewed a while ago over here. ‘A’ for air cooling …

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7 inch iPad rumoured for release

Apple have enjoyed massive since the release of the iPad several months ago, and analysts have stated that they are on course to sell many millions more by the end of the year. This has generated billions of dollars of revenue for Apple and it appears that they may be …

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Google cancel ‘Google Wave’

Net giant Google have decided to cancel Google Wave after it was released last year. Australian developed Google Wave was released with the intention of radically changing email and group communication. Unfortunately the platform did not reach expected adoption figures. Australian Lars Rasmussen was the brains behind the idea which …

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NZXT Vulcan Case Review

Today in the KitGuru labs we are looking at the latest offering from NZXT.  This is the third chassis from NZXT that we have recently dissected and after the mixed results we experienced with the Beta EVO, we are hoping for a better showing this time. The NZXT Vulcan is …

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Verizon and Motorola partner to challenge iPad

Latest news has reached KitGuru that Motorola are working on a new digital tablet device that will allow people to watch their television shows via it, a market obviously dominated right now by the Apple iPad. This device will also have a 10 inch screen and will be running Google’s …

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Apple checking into iOS vulnerabilities

Apple are studying reports that software vulnerabilities are allowing remote control and jailbreaking of its iOS devices. Vupen, a french security firm posted information regarding two security flaws in Apple’s iOS and the Cupertino hardware giant are said to be investigating, according to latest reports from Reuters. These vulnerabilities are …

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Digital Storm 3D Vision Black|OPS

Not many of us have the luxury of being able to afford three 1080p monitors in the home, however if you are lucky enough to already own a multitude of screens then these prebuilt systems might appeal to you. NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 400 GPUs generate the graphics horsepower to drive …

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Apple remove competitor Antenna performance from website

Apple have changed the antenna performance page on their website removing references to the performance of competitors smartphones compared directly to the iPhone 4. Apple originally launched this page after the iPhone 4 press conference to demonstrate how a number of other phones see signal attenuation when gripped tightly in …

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AMD Ontario performance numbers leaked

It seems that performance figures for the first Fusion product from AMD have leaked online. Hardware Info – a german site, appear to have gotten their hands on a leaked table that details the Ontario based accelerated processing unit (APU) is capable of 1.352 GFLOPS of floating point performance. When …

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