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Xbox SmartGlass landing this week

Lewis Curdie  Oct. 24, 2012 at 16:00

Xbox SmartGlass landing this week

Have we mentioned Xbox SmartGlass here on Mobot previously? Ah yes, back in June when all the E3 stuff was going down.

Xbox SmartGlass, essentially a companion app for the Xbox 360, will land this very week, alongside Windows 8. It looks rather nice, actually.

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Five reasons why the iPad mini will succeed

Five reasons why the iPad mini will succeed

Lewis Curdie  Oct. 24, 2012 at 13:00

Well, the iPad mini is finally here, ending years (okay, months) of speculation with far from impressive specs and a higher-than-expected price tag. Disappointing? Yeah, maybe a little.

Having said that, we firmly believe the iPad mini will sell by the proverbial bucketload, and I gots five reasons why; five reasons to make you cry, you big Android lover.

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Apple VP Phil Schiller defends higher-than-expected iPad mini prices

Apple VP Phil Schiller defends higher-than-expected iPad mini prices

Martin James  Oct. 24, 2012 at 11:00

So Apple's new iPad mini is here, and thanks to all the leaks over the past few months, there's very little by way of surprise.

In fact, arguably the biggest surprise, and it's not a pleasant one unfortunately, is Apple's pricing structure for the cut-size iPad, which leaves the sub-£200 tablet sector well alone for Amazon and Google to fight over.

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Apple: the stats (still the Best Company in the World EVER)

Apple: the stats (still the Best Company in the World EVER)

Lewis Curdie  Oct. 23, 2012 at 22:00

As we’ve pointed out many times before, Apple keynotes invariably start with the CEO taking to the stage and essentially blowing Apple’s trumpet for a good 10 minutes or so. Y’know, just to set the tone.

Tonight was no different, as Tim Cook took great pleasure in detailing to attendees how Apple continues to go from strength to strength.

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iPad mini specs and price officially confirmed, starts at £269

Apple unveiled a ton of new stuff over in California tonight, with the big surprise arguably being the fourth generation iPad.

One chap we were fully expecting to meet, on the other, was the iPad mini. Seemingly endless months of speculation are now over, and the “tweener” dream is finally a reality. Phew.

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Surprise! It’s the fourth generation iPad with A6X processor

Apple has been fairly busy at its “We’ve got a little more to show you” event at the California Theatre in San Jose tonight.

Just one month on from unveiling the iPhone 5 and new iPods, Apple has lifted the lid on the new Mac mini, the 13in Retina MacBook Pro (want), the new iMacs (want), the iPad mini (I’ll get to that shortly), and – as some predicted – a fourth generation iPad.

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Review of the week

Review of the week

Lewis Curdie  Oct. 20, 2012 at 15:30

Slightly later than billed (ahem), it’s the Review of the week! What happened over the past seven days? I don’t have a clue, man, but luckily I’m about to present the week’s news in a beautiful menu type format. Eat up!

In the world of comments, you had lots to say about the Microsoft Surface and 64GB HTC One S, however comment of the week goes to the chap who got really annoyed when I relayed the results of a study suggesting people aren’t that bothered about Apple Maps being rubbish.

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Full-sized iPad to join iPad mini next week?

The rumour mill seems fairly convinced that the iPad mini will launch at Apple’s “We’ve got a little more to show you” event this coming Tuesday.

We’re also expecting a 13in Retina MacBook Pro and new Mac Minis, and now we’re being told to brace ourselves for – wait for it – a new new iPad. What the…?

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The end of October = mental

The end of October = mental

Lewis Curdie  Oct. 19, 2012 at 13:00

Here we were thinking the mobile calendar had peaked in September, with the Nokia Lumia 820 and Lumia 920, Kindle Fire 2 and Kindle Fire HD, a trio of Motorola Razr smartphones (and specifically the Razr i for us), and a little something called the iPhone 5. Phew.

Not be outdone, October is set to crank things up a notch. Yeah, he’s been relatively quiet so far (no offense, Samsung Galaxy S III mini), but he’s about to explode all up in yo' face.

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Apple loses appeal, ordered to run ads proclaiming Samsung's innocence in patent dispute

Apple has failed in its attempt to overturn a High Court ruling that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 doesn't infringe on Apple-held design patents for the iPad.

As a result, Apple will now have to go ahead with the initial punishment dished out by Judge Colin Birss: to post a notice on its own website and in major newspapers and magazines acknowledging Samsung's tablet isn't a copycat of its own.

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