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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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Turn your HD6950 into a HD6970 at no cost

For those of you who have bought a HD6950 recently, you may be rather pleased to hear that Techpowerup have a new mod to unlock it to HD6970 performance levels. AMD has two methods of locking the shader count on all of their recent GPUs. The first one relies on …

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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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Microsoft Kinect, some cool mods and uses

The Microsoft Kinect device for the Xbox 360 has been a surprise success story, selling millions of units since it was released. As with many popular pieces of hardware, the modding community are out in full force finding weird and wacky uses for the motion sensing device. Many owners found …

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Logitech tells Gigabyte to stop shipping Revue

Logitech have instructed Gigabyte Technology to stop shipping Revue set top boxes from December 2010 to January 2011 while it waits for Google to complete software updates or release a new version of the Google TV software package. Market analysts had predicted that shipments of the Revue STB’s would exceed …

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Windows 8 to run on ARM

Microsoft are due to revamp Windows 8 to support ARM processors, the leading hardware platform for mobile computer on tablets and smartphones. Windows 8 however is probably not due until 2012, or possibly 2013. ‘Windows 8’ isn’t the final release name of the upcoming operating system, but when we use …

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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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Firefox 4 beta 8 released, the last of 2010

Mozilla have released Firefox 4 Beta 8, the last preview it will release this year before it makes a leap into the final version in 2011. Beta 8 appeared last night, a day later than original planned and is now available for download on the official Mozilla download site. It …

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Catalyst Maker Terry Makedon moves to Fusion

Public hero and driver guru Terry Makedon, known to everyone as ‘Catalyst Maker’ will be moving jobs within AMD. He wanted to let our readers know of his plans and he is excited about what lies ahead in 2011. I had a chat with him earlier today. He told us …

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Amazon Kindle, one of the success stories of 2010

Regular readers of Kitguru will know that we have been singing the praises of the Amazon Kindle for months now. It appears that the public are taking to it also, with sales around 8 million. This is higher than analysts predictions. Strangely enough Amazon are very coy when it comes …

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Microsoft releasing Windows OS for ARM processors

Microsoft are due to announce a version of the ever popular Windows Operating System that will run on ARM processors. KitGuru heard rumblings last week about this, but BloomBerg this morning have confirmed they heard the same thing. This version of Windows will be tailored specifically for battery powered devices, …

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Microsoft Windows Phone 7 a flop, so far

Microsoft have been pumping a lot of money into Windows Phone 7, but unfortunately it hasn’t yet proved to be the resounding success they needed. While 1.5 million phones have been shipped during the first six weeks this isn’t reflective of actual sales. Microsoft have been stating that 1.5 million …

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Motorola Android 3.0 Honeycomb Tablet set for CES

Motorola are going to be showcasing a new Tablet using the Android 3.0 (codename Honeycomb) operating system at the Consumer Electronics Shows next month. Motorola have released a brief video on YouTube highlighting the introduction of a tablet computer based on the upcoming Google Android Honeycomb operating system. The clip …

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Intel announce anti theft technology for Sandy Bridge

Intel’s David Allen has confirmed that they are going to include the ability to remotely disable Sandy Bridge systems from a remote administration console. This will be a great asset to corporations and Intel will include this anti theft technology in the vPro equipped chips. Allen spoke to IT Business …

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Apple aim iAd Producer as code free replacement for Flash

Apple have released iAd Producer, a new software package to design interative, media rich adverts using web standards for distribution through its iAd network within iOS applications. This is a direct attack on Adobe’s Flash developer tools, todays industry standard suite for the same thing. Apple’s new HTML5 development package …

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Futuremark release 3DMark 11 update

3DMark 11 has been released now for a week, and already Futuremark say they have received around 200,000 result submissions from overclockers and enthusiasts across the globe. They have found a few issues that they didn’t catch during their own testing phase and they have just released an update to …

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Bank Of America next for DDOS attack?

The Bank Of America may very well be making the shortlist for a new raft of DDOS attacks as it has been announced that they have stopped their payment handling for the Wikileaks website. The Bank Of America have said “Wikileaks may be engaged in activities that are… inconsistent with …

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