Apple Releases iOS 4.2 Beta And iTunes 10.1 To Developers

Apple has released the latest beta version of their iOS to developers, iOS 4.2 as well as the latest version of iTunes, iTunes 10.1. The new iOS 4.2 will bring multitasking and a range of other features to the Apple iPad.

iOS 4.2 is due for public release in November, and will be available for the iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and the iPod Touch 2G, 3G, 4G, this is the second beta of iOS 4.2 that has been released.

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AOL Buys TechCrunch For A Reported $25 Million

We had been hearing rumors recently that AOL, who own Engadget and Webblogs Inc were about to purchase Michael Arrington’s TechCrunch, and it looks like the rumors were true as AOL has just announced that they have purchased TechCrunch.

Along with TechCrunch, AOL has purchased all other sites in the TechCrunch network which include MobileCrunch and Crunch Gear, and although no details on the purchase price have been announced, Business Insider is reporting that it was sold for $25 Million.

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Jabra Go 660 Bluetooth Headset Supports Mobile and PC

In many states and towns, the use of a hands free device for phone calls when you are driving is the law. If you are in one of these areas and make many VoIP calls, you might be interested in the new Bluetooth headset from Jabra called the Go 660.

The Go 660 connects to any Bluetooth phone just like you expect it too. It also ships with a Jabra Link 320 USB Bluetooth adapter that will let you connect the device to your computer to use with VoIP phone calls and soft phones. The device has noise-canceling tech built-in.

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iControlPad Drops Apple Dock Connector Requires Bluetooth iOS Expert

iControlPad the gaming accessory for smartphones that has been in production since August has decide to change the connection design for its iPhone model.

The team behind it has decided to drop the Apple Dock connector within the device and instead use Bluetooth to connect to iPhones. The move comes over legal fears that Apple may require a license agreement if the dock connector is used.

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If You Hate Glossy Gadgets a Scouring Pad will Fix That

Generally, I try to keep my gadgets pristine and scratch free. I will admit to not being a big fan of the glossy notebooks, netbooks, and other gadgets that are on the market today. I much prefer a nice matte finish or brushed aluminum.

You just can’t keep a notebook with a glossy lid clean, they are always covered with smears and fingerprints. If you have had it with your glossy gadgets, Lifehacker has a way for you to turn that glossy gadget into a matte finish machine that looks similar to a brushed machine.

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Three Onkyo Windows 7 Tablets Announced

Japanese company Onkyo has launched three new Windows 7 based tablet computers, there are two 10.1 inch models the Onkyo TW117A4 and TW217A5 as well as an 11.6 inch model the TW317A5.

Both the TW117A4 and TW3175A feature an Intel Atom N450 processor, plus Intel GMA 3150 graphics, whilst the TW217A5 features an Intel Atom Z530 processor and Intel GMA 500 graphics.

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Watch oNe Multi Faced Watch

Designed by Igor Chak this multi-faced watch called the Watch oNe uses an E-ink screen to allow you to choose from a number of different face options depending on your mood.

You can also download new watch faces by connecting it to the Internet and designers have the ability to upload face designs to the online store for users to purchase.

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Spymax W1 Spy Camera Watch

Here is another fun spy gadget for all the James Bond fans out there, the Spymax W1 Spy Camera Watch, an ideal accessory for your next undercover spy mission.

The Spymax W1 Spy Camera Watch features a hidden camera in the watch face and it is capable of recording video and taking still photos.

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Panasonic Toughbook S9

The latest Toughbook S9 from Panasonic has a 30″ drop rating, can withstand 220lbs of pressure to its top or base and is spill resistant up to six ounces of liquid and weighs in at just 3 lb.

Panasonic say the S9 is the Worlds lightest 12.1 laptop with DVD drive and the specifications include a Intel® Core™ i5-520M vPro™ Processor (2.4 GHz), with upto 6GB of RAM powered by a 11 hour battery.

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