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Apple and Google compete at Mobile World Congress

As the battle between Apple and Google hots up at the Mobile World Congress, the smartphone boom signals good times for media firms Delegates browse phones are displayed at the Mobile World congress in Barcelona. Announcing the BBC’s move into … Continue reading

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iPad First Look

Actually, it’s not the first look, but the first touch, which is important with the iPad. Sure, it looks just beautiful, and the screen, which we’ll come back to, is glorious, but it’s when you feel it in your hand … Continue reading

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199mm: Panasonic to release the world’s “shortest” Blu-ray player

Panasonic has announced a new Blu-ray player for the Japanese market today, the DMP-BD60. The device is sized at just 430×49x199mm, with the 199mm depth making it the “shortest” Blu-ray player available so far. Spec-wise, the main selling point is … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s ‘Zune-like’ phone to rival iPhone

Microsoft is in works to launch a touch-screen multimedia cell phone in an effort to challenge the Apple iPhone. The Redmond, Wash-based country has historically made software for cellphone manufacturers, but its latest effort — internally called Project Pink — … Continue reading

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New Product review: IDR350m Earphones

Hi, everyone, it’s always pleasant to find a product that performs better than similar products that cost twice as much. Scosche’s IDR350m earphones are such a product. Offering great overall sound and dynamic range as well as a microphone and … Continue reading

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Toshiba finally decides to make Blu-ray players

Toshiba has finally admitted defeat in its battle to convince people that its upscaling DVD players were as good as proper HD and has applied to join the Blu-ray Disc Association. The move is a drastic about turn for the … Continue reading

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Apple releases iPhoto 8.1.1 update

A new update for iPhoto ’09 was released on Tuesday. It contains fixes for face recognition performance and accuracy and also resolves minor issues with book ordering and iPod touch support. The update can be installed via Software Update or … Continue reading

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Google Earth updated to version 2.0 for iPhone

Last week Google updated its Google Earth mapping software for the iPhone and iPod touch. Version 2.0 adds numerous features to the software, including the ability to view maps created on a desktop computer on the iPhone. The update also … Continue reading

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