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Judge denies Apple’s preliminary injunction against Amazon’s Appstore
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Posted on by Dave Cullen

Well it seemed inevitable but following Apple’s allegations that Amazon’s use of the term ‘Appstore’ for their digital distribution platform was an infringement on their own App Store trademark, the legal bell has been rung for the time being at … Read More

Apple News Updates: 3TB Time Capsule, FCP X, Motion 5, Compressor 4
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Today Tuesday June 21st Apple has updated their Time Capsule backup drive with a 3TB edition. At present there has been no word on any other changes to the device. Recent rumors have suggested it may feature iCloud server functionality … Read More

Apple calls Amazon’s Appstore “Inferior”
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Apple’s fight to finally trademark their ‘Appstore’ name continues into it’s third year. Microsoft and other Apple detractors have argued in the past that the term ‘Appstore’ is simply too generic to be trademarked. Someone should have said something similar … Read More

iOS 5 will be Compatible with iPhone 3GS
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For those of you iPhone 3GS users who have nervously awaited Apple’s confirmation of your devices compatibility with their new iOS 5 operating system then you can officially relax. iOS 5 will run on the 3GS admittedly with the exception … Read More

Apple unveil OS X Lion, iOS 5, iCloud & Cloud-based iTunes
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Posted on by Dave Cullen

At WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference) in San Francisco today, Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs unveiled many new software products to the assembled press and developers. Among them, next-gen operating systems Mac OS X Lion (Available from July), which boasts over … Read More

Microsoft Demo Impressive Windows 8 Touch UI
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In an impressive video demonstration, Microsoft have demonstrated the impressive new touch-based UI of Windows 8, which will soon be running across multiple platforms such as Notebooks, Smartphones, Desktop PCs and Tablets. The first new feature of note is the … Read More

Apple announce WWDC 2011 Keynote for iOS 5 & OS X Lion
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Apple have sent press invitations for their WWDC keynote on Monday 6th of June. The Cupertino giant is expected to introduce their new cloud-based streaming service along with the next generation mobile operating system iOS 5 for the iPhone, iPod … Read More

Microsoft Introduce Windows Phone 7.1 Mango
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Microsoft have previewed their latest version of Windows Phone 7, version 7.1 codenamed ‘Mango’. Designed to deliver 500 new features to Windows Phone handsets, Mango will launch in the fall as a free update and will come preinstalled on new … Read More

Weekend News Roundup
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Posted on by Dave Cullen

Its been a big week in the news for Google following their 2011 I/O event that introduced us to Android 3.1 along with Ice Cream Sandwich and Android @ Home. They also unveiled their new Cloud Computing laptops from Acer … Read More

X-Prize Tricorder Competition Announced
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The X-Prize Foundation, a non-profit organization that manages public competitions for the encouragement of technological advancement are back again. Their first venture was the Ansari X-Prize, which was a competition to create a private spaceflight vehicle. Now their latest challenge … Read More

Google intros Acer & Samsung Chromebooks
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Well it had to happen eventually. At Google I/O 2011 the company finally introduced two new Chromebook laptops from Acer and Samsung. Google markets them as a new kind of computer unlike anything seen before. They boot into Chrome OS … Read More

Android 3.1, Ice Cream Sandwich & Android @ Home
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Yesterday Tuesday May 10th at the Google I/O 2011 event Google unveiled Version 3.1 of their latest mobile OS, which will retain the ‘Honeycomb’ codename. The company also offered us a sneak peak of their next OS called 4.0 ‘Ice … Read More

Microsoft Buy Skype for $8.5 Billion
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Speculation can now be put to bed as Microsoft have officially confirmed their acquisition of the popular VOIP Client, Skype earlier today. As part of the $8.5 Billion dollar agreement Microsoft will integrate Skype into their Xbox Live and Kinect … Read More

Mac OS X Malware Virus ‘MACDefender’ spreads through Safari
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A source from Intego have discovered a new malware application called MACDefender, which is downloaded to a user’s Mac through Search Engine Optimization poisoning attacks. MACDefender is not to be confused with the genuine Mac Defender software. The malware appears … Read More

Google Launches Chrome 11 Browser
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Responding to the recent updates to Mozilla’s Firefox and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, Google has launched the latest Beta version of their Chrome Browser. Chrome 11 features a new speech-to-text functionality along with full HTML5 support and a speech input API. … Read More

YouTube Videos now moving to WebM
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YouTube will be migrating it’s entire video catalogue over to Google’s new WebM video codec standard. At present only the most viewed videos will be transcoded to WebM, which represent 99% of all viewed videos. However eventually all previously uploaded … Read More

Windows 8 “Hybrid Boot” mode discovered
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Windows 8 Italia has uncovered yet another new and innovative feature from the leaked 7850 build of Microsoft’s latest flagship OS. By clicking on the “power button” under the start menu you are met with the following option: “Change what … Read More

Leaked Windows 8 Feature “Portable Workspace”
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In the leaked copy of Windows 8 obtained by the folks at MyDigitalLife a new feature has been uncovered that makes it possible to create a bootable version of the OS on a portable storage device like a USB pen … Read More

Apple intros Final Cut Pro X
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At the Final Cut Pro User Group Supermeet yesterday Tuesday April 12th, Apple took to the stage and gave us a quick look at Final Cut Pro X the latest release of their flagship professional video editing application. Interestingly enough … Read More

What are your Top 10 Favorite Games?
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Posted on by Dave Cullen

Whether you only get to slip in that occasional game of solitaire in work or your a hardcore game-aholic who keeps up on the latest console gaming action, or even if you’ve just spent a fortune on building your own … Read More