Apple Granted 40 New Patents In China

Apple has been granted forty new patents in China, which cover everything from the iPhone, iPad, iPod, MacBooks, to Apple retails stores, but will this be enough to stop Apple’s products being cloned in China.

We have already seen quite a few copied Apple devices, from the iPhone to the iPod, as well as exact replicas of Apple retail stores, plus products which Apple don’t actually make, like the Apple sneakers, but still use the Apple logo.

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BlackBerry Curve 9360 Lands On T-Mobile

RIM recently announced its new range of BlackBerry smartphones, one of those was the new BlackBerry Curve 9360, and now T-Mobile in the US has announced that the BlackBerry Curve 9360 is now available from their network.

T-Mobile are offering the BlackBerry Curve 9360 for $79.99 after a $50 mail in rebate, and you will also have to sign up to a new two year contract with T-Mobile.

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Pandora Launches Re-Designed HTML 5 Web Player And Drops Its 40hr Cap

Pandora has today rolled out their new re-designed web based player, which was first unveiled back in July 2011. The new Pandora player is now HTML5 based and has been re-built from the ground up, providing a larger more prominent music player.

Other features have also been added making it easier to find and discover artists together with more detailed information about each one. Pandora now includes more social feature as well allowing you to share radio stations using an individual URL for each.


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Huawei MediaPad Android Tablet To Launch By End Of The Year

Some of our readers will remember the Huawei MediaPad that was announced a while back, the tablet was expected to launch by the end of quarter 3, it looks like it will go on sale in the US before the end of the year and will become available in Malaysia in October.

The Huawei MediaPad comes  a 7 inch IPS touchscreen display, and it will come with Android Honeycomb 3.2, there is also a dual core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm processor.

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3Defy Enables You To Transform 2D Photos Into 3D Interactive Scenes (video)

If you fancy having a little fun with your 2D photos and would like to add a little interactive 3D to them the 3Defy website might well be worth a visit.

The 3Defy Development Team behind the website is a group of passionate engineers, designers, and 3D enthusiasts who have created the 3Defy website with the aim to provide online tools for the 3D community that are fun and easy-to-use. Watch the video after the break to see the online application in action.


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Mophie Universal Juice Packs Unveiled

This week Mophie has unveiled a new range of  universal juice packs which have designed to provide a device charging battery for any situation. The pocket juice packs range in battery size from the small reserve equipped with a 700 mAh battery up to the Powerstation equipped battery with a whopping 4,000 mAh power pack. In between the two is the Boost which is fitted with a 2,000 mAh battery.

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Samsung Galaxy S II Hits AT&T October 2nd

If you have been waiting to get your hands on the new Samsung Galaxy S II with mobile operator AT&T in the US, the wait is almost over as the company has announced that it will start selling the Samsung Galaxy S II from the 2nd of October.

The Samsung Galaxy S II will retail for $199.99 on AT&T and you will have to sign up to a new two year contract with AT&T, and it comes with a dual core 1.2GHz processor and a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus Display.

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Chrome Extension Removes Facebook’s News Ticker For Less Distraction

Facebook rolled out its new News Ticker feature yesterday but if like many you are already finding the continual scrolling a little distracting a handy Chrome extension has been created that will allows you to stop the scroll and the continual distraction.

The new Chrome extension which has been swiftly created b y a gracious developer will hide Facebook’s News Ticker in flash and return that Zen feeling of calm back to your desktop.

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Nikon V1 And J1 in Action (Video)

Earlier today Nikon announced its new mirrorless interchangeable lens camera system, the Nikon 1 Series, and it also announced two new cameras the Nikon V1 and the Nikon J1.

The guys over at This is My Next / The Verge got their hands on the new Nikon N1 and Nikon J1, and we get to have a good look at these new cameras on the video below.

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OCZ Synapse Cache Series SSD Unveiled

OCZ have announced a new addition to their solid state disk SSD line-up with the unveiling of their new OCZ Synapse Cache Series SSD. The new SSD has been designed to be used in SSD/HDD hybrid storage systems to boost performance by caching applications depending on their use.

The caching in the new drives is completed by the onboard Dataplex software, which is able to dynamically manage data, in such a way that it gives the SSD the most frequently-used “hot” data while assigning the lower-priority “cold” data to the HDD.

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iRoom iDock Motorized iPad Wall Mount (video)

If you are looking for a convenient way to attach your iPad to a wall the iRoom iDock designed for iPads might well be worth a look if you have deep enough pockets. The iRoom iDock is a motorised in-wall iPad dock that allows you to store your iPad safely while charging and yet still allow you access to its functions.

The iRoom iDock measures 220 x 310 x 66.8mm and is equipped with a proximity sensor that will open the dock when you approach it enabling you to then slide your iPad inside before closing it back up.

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Amazon Turns To Twitter To Promote The Amazon Appstore

Yesterday we heard that Amazon’s Android appstore was available outside the US, this has still to be confirmed by Amazon, and now that Amazon has found a new way to promote the Amazon Appstore by using Twitter.

Amazon is running a promotion that will give anyone $2.00 in Amazon appstore credit to anyone who follows the @amazonappstore account on Twitter, and lets Amazon tweet a message about the appstore on their behalf.

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