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Apple go live with ‘Apple Support Communities’ social forums

Apple have gone live with the Apple Support Communities support forum upgrade which it announced last year. This adds social networking features and replaces the Apple Discussions board. Apple announced the new Support Communities upgrade to their online forums last August on the Apple Discussions Board. It said “Apple Support …

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Microsoft launch Office 365 public beta

Microsoft have announced the availability of the full public beta of Office 365, Redmond’s cloud based enterprise productivity suite that puts Office, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Lync Online into a single subscription package. Six months ago Microsoft rolled out the first limited beta of Office 365, and now they …

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Nissan to fix 5,000 Leaf cars: startup problem

KitGuru doesn’t often write editorials on the motoring sector, but the Nissan Leaf is a very exciting piece of technology which was the first total electric design. Sadly for Nissan the initial launch hasn’t gone as smoothly as was hoped. They are launching a repair service to fix more than …

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Are you helping to unlock Portal 2 early?

For the handful of people who still aren’t aware, Valve have been involved in a rather cool marketing twist, before the Portal 2 launch. If people play any of 13 selected games, they can help unlock Portal 2 early via Steam. Portal 2 is one of the most awaited games …

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Apple employees make a ‘it gets better’ video

Apple staff have joined the ‘it gets better’ campaign with a new video which shows words of encouragement from their gay, lesbian and transgendered employees. One man in the video says “To finally be open and honest with who I am and what I want out of life. To my …

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Intel hands Q3 to AMD Llano – strategic error?

After having the market to itself for over 3 years, AMD finally woke up and realised that there was a market for a Fusion-class processor that combined decent CPU-ing with decent GPU-ing. News into KitGuru suggests that Intel might be embarking on a strange strategy for 2011. Here’s what we …

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RIM CEO loses his cool and walks out of interview

It is always fun to watch a high powered executive get flustered, but today RIM’s CEO Mike Lazardis just had enough when the BBC were questioning him about security issues. Lazardis took a wobbler because the BBC interviewer suggested that RIM and the Blackberry software had issues in India. The …

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Blackberry Playbook not off to a good start

Research In Motion have handed out some PlayBook tablets for review, but it would seem as if the new product has a fair share of problems. The seven inch Tablet was designed to go head to head against the iPad, particularly in the business market. Reviewers complemented the rugged design …

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Apple Q2 revenue set to rise to $24.42 billion

Investment Bank J.P. Morgan has raised their projections of Apple’s earnings through 2012 in expectation of continued growth from both the iPad and the iPhone. Mark Moskowitz, an analyst with the company issued a note to investors early today with revised estimates, increasing his revenue estimate for the March quarter …

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Google shares decline – caused by massive overhead increase

Google feel 5.6 percent in extended traded yesterday after a first quarter hiring spree, their operating expenses are the highest in three years. First quarter operating costs rose 54 percent, outstripping a sales gain of 29 percent to $6.54 billion. Larry Page, has recently replaced Eric Schmidt as chief executive …

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Enermax NAXN 850W Power Supply Review

Enermax have earned a solid reputation as one of the leading power supply manufacturers and they have recently launched a new series of units aimed at the entry level marketplace. These power supplies are rated between 350w and 850w and have been designed for a wide range of applications such …

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Suppliers confirm 45 million iPads could ship in 2011

Apple could never have dreamed that the iPad would prove such a monumental product for them, outselling demand and generating many millions in profit. Educated component makers have said that Apple could sell up to 45 million touchscreen tablets in 2011. 45 million iPads is a tough figure to wrap …

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long awaited white iPhone due to appear in a month

Well this rumour has been going on now for months, and KitGuru has reported on it many times before. The latest murmurings from inside sources indicate however that the much awaited ‘white’ iPhone could be finally reaching retail within the next month. Sources last night told Kitguru that production has …

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NZXT H2 Classic Case Review

NZXT surprised PC enthusiasts across the world when they released the stunning Phantom case, it also won our most prestigious ‘Must Have’ award when we reviewed it last August.  We are excited to see what NZXT has in store with their latest design – the budget friendly Classic Series H2. …

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PC shipments drop despite expectations of growth

Despite expectations of growth, worldwide shipments of personal computers has declined in the first quarter of 2011. Several factors can be considered to account for this – disruptions in Japan, increased commodity pricing and competition from tablets. Analysts are expecting the market to face difficult times in the second quarter …

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Microsoft sell 10 million Kinect – developers sign up

Microsoft held the MIX conference  this week and the hottest topic was body language. Yesterday Microsoft said that a new tool kit is coming for developers to build motion sensor applications to run on Windows and Kinect. Everyone who attended the conference got a free Kinect motion sensor. Kinect has …

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Robots mow your lawns

While the idea of a gleaming, golden, human-cyborg relations specialist who enjoys the odd oil bath, is very appealing – the reality of robots in our lives is a lot less glamorous. Up at the Gadget Show LIVE, KitGuru finally saw a robot application that makes sense. Until recently, only …

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Google’s WebP ‘Jpeg killer’ embraced by Opera

Opera have released a new version of their browser – V11.10, otherwise known as ‘Barracuda’. This improves the speed of the Turbo traffic compression service and expands the SpeedDial interface to provide quick access to an unlimited number of sites. Barracuda is now available for Windows, Linux and the Macintosh …

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MSI unleashes the FX720 notebook

MSI is proud to announce the release of its First-Class FX720 notebook. This notebook has a great look and feel thanks to its chrome treatment and anti-fingerprint coating. The exclusive GPU boost technology powered by NVIDIA Optimus gives you an extra performance boost when needed while playing games or working …

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Developer Kits for Intel’s Thunderbolt available soon

Intel have said that developer kits for Thunderbolt will be available this quarter, meaning we could see a raft of new devices entering retail, based on this interconnect technology. Thunderbolt was first announced on February 24th and is currently only offered by industry leader Apple in their new Macbook Pro …

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