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    There's been a bit of a flurry of recent rumours about the next gen Macbook Pro recently, including possible designs and specs. Here's a bit of a round-up.

    Firstly, the one that has caught the imagination of most of the web, is that there may be a Retina display on new Macbook Pros, and other rumours that the iMac may also benefit. There seems to be a bit of a question mark on whether Apple could produce Retina displays for the iMac by simply doubling the resolution, and there may be other tricks at hand to simply create a higher resolution.
    Also, there's been a bit of discussion about the Macbook Pro's form. It's now rumoured not to be tapered like MacBook Airs, but simply a thinner form of the current design.

    Also rumoured are that the new computers will sport both USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt sockets, and that Apple is moving back to using Nvidia for it's graphics cards. The GeoForce GT 650M currently being favourite.
    No clues about pricing or release dates, though the Macbook Pro has been expected for a while to be released in June.
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    Apple are also now rumoured to be updated some, if not all, of the MacBook Airs to Retina displays too. Although it's unclear whether they'll also have USB 3.0 ports or not.
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    Korea's other mobile manufacturer, LG, has just announced that it's new top of the range 4X HD will be released in the UK, Germany, Sweden, Poland and Italy in June.

    LG's new flagship handset will be sporting a Tegra 3 chip, 4.7" (1280x720) screen, 2150 mAh battery and ICS. It will also have 16GB storage, 1GB memory and 8mp camera. All sounds and looks slightly familiar.
    No clues on price yet.
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    It looks like Apple is getting ready to reduce it's reliance on Google and Google Maps with the launch of iOS 6 next month.

    It's been well documented that Apple has been buying mapping companies and recruiting mapping staff for the past couple of years. It looks like it's going to finally come to fruition when iOS 6 is previewed next month.
    Apple is predicted to use '3D Mapping' like suggested in the pictures below:


    It's reportedly smoother and quicker, but we'll have to see what pops up and how good it really is.
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    Mozilla is claiming the Microsoft has locked out third party developer browsers from Windows 8 machines using ARM processors.

    ARM processors are very popular amongst tablet and mobile manufacturers, and Mozilla's claim that Microsoft is excluding rivals to Internet Explorer from accessing the same level of access privileges, and so won't be able to offer as many features which people take for granted in browsers these days.
    Both Mozilla's Firefox and Google's Chrome have made major inroads into Internet Explorer's dominance and both companies can be certain to legally challenge the situation if correct, and Microsoft remain reluctant to change things.
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    This is great news for many home cinema fans who've been dreaming of this day for a good couple of years.

    OLED screens are reputed to give greater contrast, better colours, and faster response times than current screens. Enthusiasts have been waiting years since Sony first released a 19" OLED screen. Finally, the wait is over and Samsung have released a very sexy 55" set. The ES9500 will be Samsung's range topper with every feature imaginable. It will also be mega-thin.
    The bad news is, most enthusiasts will have to continue dreaming, as prices haven't been released yet, but the odds are that you could probably buy a small car for similar money.
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