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Is Apple about to reveal the iRadio and new iOS for iPhone?

Rumours are prevalent at the moment that Tim Cook is about to reveal details of an iRadio streaming service which will rival the likes of Spotify, Pandora and Deezer but also new operating software for the iPhone. Apple’s stock has taken a beating recently especially in regards to tax avoidance issues in the US and UK, Many see this as an attempt to beat Google Glass’ launch and try and restore the company’s image for the right reasons. Cook will be the speaker at the annual Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco, when thousands of app developers who have built for iPhone and iPad will converge. The conference also marks the first time Jonny Ive will be...

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Apple develops a wearable iWatch

Having already transformed the music and computing worlds, Apple is now attempting to join Google in developing wearable tech in order to secure what it sees as an expanding future market. Rather than intrusive devices which the user physically operates, Google Glass is a computer hidden in a pair of glasses while the iWatch looks to transform the humble time piece into a futuristic device. Wearable tech isn’t new, after all, what is a pair of glasses except wearable technology which allows the user to see better? Even hearing aids are a form of the new devices. While the idea of a smart watch is something straight out of James Bond, the idea is no longer something of the...

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Apple joins lucrative government contract markets

The Ipod and Ipad have now been made available for use by the US Pentagon networks. The market may be tightly regulated but with such huge contracts, competitors like Blackberry and Samsung are already profiting for such agreements. The contracts will now be fought for by the three companies with millions of dollars at stake as well as the prestige which comes from official contracts. All devices under these contracts is subject to mobile device management software which severely limits the type of apps which can be used and which mobile networks can be joined to. With the US Defence looking to purchase upwards of 8 million handsets, it is now a corporate battle for the companies to prove...

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Guest post: Tablets to look out for in 2013

We are almost half way through 2013, and we have seen a lot of action in the tablet and touchscreen markets, however if reports and rumours are to be believed, there is a lot more to come. We have  recently seen the release of androids 4.1 jelly bean operating system which coincided with Google’s nexus range, and according to tech radar we will soon be shown the fifth version of the OS know as key lime pie. This news hits us just a week before we are expecting to see apple’s IOS 7. Although this is good news, what can we actually expect to see as far as hardware is concerned? Well actually we have already seen some quite...

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New Samsung Chromebook review

According to Sundar Pichai, Senior Vice President of Chrome, 2012 was meant to be the year Chrome Operating Systems took off by launching an assault on the mainstream. Google’s cloud-based OS seemed like a good idea, after all Google is so much more than simply a search engine now. Chrome’s focus was on getting people to understand it and the other was aimed at attracting developers, then came the assault on the mainstream market. Unfortunately, unlike other Google products, the previous Chromebook didn’t have the same satisfying feeling of quality. The software was barely able to keep up with heavy usage. Now, though the Samsung Chromebook is really the finished article. It’s smooth with no performance related anxieties while...

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Sony Xperia Z

Much has been made of the Xperia Z brand by Sony. The company has struggled in recent times, hence it’s split from Ericsson. Now, with a big relaunch, Sony is pushing the idea that the Xperia brand is as iconic as the Walkman which came before it… although it isn’t really. The one wow aspect of the Xperia Z is that, according to the adverts, it is completely waterproof- meaning you no longer have to worry about leaving your mobile near baths, sinks or in wet weather. This coupled with a rugged build quality means that if you’re the type of person who drops their phone frequently, this could be the phone for you. Surprisingly, The Xperia Z is...

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