Apple Lightning Connector Authentication Chip Already Cloned

Towards the end of last month it was revealed that Apple’s new Lightning connector, includes an authentication chip, which Apple has added in an attempt to try and stop the manufacture of an authorised cables and docking devices.

The new Apple Lightning port connection has been included on Apple’s new iPhone 5 and latest iPod Touch, and has replaced the older 30 pin connector used on the iPhone 4S and previous mobile Apple hardware.

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Twitter Acquires Video Clip Service Vine?

It has been revealed today that Twitter has acquired the video clip service Vine, that never actually launched their new new video clipping service service as a public release.

As rumours have suggested over the past month the acquisition of Vine seems to point towards Twitter moving to compete and maybe replacing third-party Twitter options such as TwitVid, Posterous, and Mobypicture.

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Samsung Galaxy S III Mini Specifications And Photo Leaked (Rumor)

Earlier today, Samsung’s mobile chief, JK Shin, confirmed that Samsung will announce the new Galaxy S III Mini tomorrow, and now it would appear that some specifications of the handset have been confirmed and also a leaked photo of the device has been revealed.

Then guys over at German mobile site Mobile Geeks, posted the following photo on their website, which is apparently of the new Samsung Galaxy S III Mini, and some further specifications have been revealed.

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Alactel One Touch View Windows Phone 7.8 Smartphone Leaked

It looks like Alactel is getting ready to launch a new Windows Phone device, although this will not be a Windows Phone 8 smartphone, instead the device will come with Windows Phone 7.8, and will be called the Alactel One Touch View.

The Alactel One Touch View will feature a single core 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM and an Adreno 200 GPU, plus a 4 inch IPS LCD touchscreen display with a WVGA resolution of 800 x 480 pixels.

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LG Optimus G For Sprint Gets Official

We already know that the LG Optimus G is headed to Sprint, as LG recently announced which US mobile carriers the device would be available with, and now Sprint has confirmed they will be offering the Optimus G ‘this fall’.

The LG Optimus G is powered by a quad core 1.5GHz Krait Snapdragon S4 processor and it features 2GB of RAM and will come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, plus 4G LTE.

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Android 4.0 ICS Update Leaked For Motorola Atrix 4G

Motorola originally announced that the Motorola Atrix 4G would get the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update, then Motorola recently announced that some devices would not get getting ICS after all, one of these is the Atrix 4G.

Now it would appear that a version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which was built back in August for the Motorola Atrix 4G has been leaked, and the guys from the XDA developers had the following to say about it.

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Motorola RAZR HD LTE Lands On Rogers Canada

Motorola and Rogers have now launched the Motorola RAZR HD in Canada, the handset is now available for $100 when you sign up to a new three year contract with Rogers.

The Motorola RAZR HD LTE features a 4.7 inch Super AMOLED HD touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, and processing is provided by a dual core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor.

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Google Play Enables Try Before You Buy Option For Subscription Apps

Android device owners might be interested to learn that today Google has enabled a new “try before you buy option”, for subscription applications within its Google Play Store.

Google Play developers now have the choice to provide potential customers of subscription-based applications the option to try their app out for free before they make their final purchase.

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Microsoft Releases Windows 8 Update Ahead Of Official Launch

Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 8 will launch on the 26th of October, and now Microsoft has released a Windows 8 software update ahead of the official launch.

The Windows 8 software update is around 170MB in size and it comes with a range of bug fixes and improvements, some of the improvements include power and performance enhancements.

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LG Nexus 4 Turns Up In Retailers Inventory System

More evidence has been revealed that the next Nexus smartphone will be made by LG for Google, and now it would appear that we have an actual name for the handset, the LG Nexus 4.

Earlier today we showed you some more photos of this new Nexus smartphone from LG, and now the handset has turned up in a mobile retailers inventory system with the name ‘LG Nexus 4′.

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iPad Mini To Be WiFi Only (Rumor)

Apple is rumored to be sending out invites today for its iPad Mini launch event which is expected to take place on the 17th of October, we have already heard a number of details about the new iPad Mini, but now according to the Guardian, Apple will launch a WiFi only version of the iPad Mini.

According to the report, Apple will launch a WiFi only version of the iPad Mini in November, the device is rumored to be WiFi only to keep the costs down, Apple obviously wants to compete with the Google Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire tablets.

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Windows 8 TV Adverts Leaked (videos)

As the official launch date for Microsoft’s latest Windows 8 operating system fast approaches. A number of Windows 8 advertisements have been leaked onto YouTube, showing the new Windows 8 operating system in action on a number of different devices.

Windows 8 is set to be officially launched on October 26th 2012 by Microsoft, and will include its new Windows 8 user interface, and hopes to build on the success of its Windows 7 operating system.

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