Google Earth Android Update Brings Custom Map Views, KML Files

Google has rolled out a new update to their Android Google Earth application for mobile devices this week which has brought with it a number of new features, including support to now view custom maps.

The Google Earth custom maps features that allows you to view KML files, is extremely powerful and has now been added to mobile devices in Google Earth 6.2 for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets.

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Apple’s iPhone Tops Customer Satisfaction Survey

According to the latest smartphone customer satisfaction survey from JD Power, Apple’s iPhone has once again taken the top spot, which is the 7th time in a row that Apple has been top of their survey.

JD Power surveyed 7,080 smartphone owners, and Apple’s iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S came out top with a score of 839 points out of 1,000, in second place was HTC with a score of 789.

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Apple Details Retina Enabled Apps For New iPad 3

Apple’s new iPad 3 has gone on sale around the world, and Apple has now listed which apps support the new iPads Retina display which has a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels.

A number of existing apps have been updated to support the new Retina Display, which include the popular game Infinity Blade II, along with Amazon’s Kindle for the iPad.

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JuiceTank iPhone 4S Case Features Built In Wall Charger

We have featured a number of different cases for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S here at Geeky Gadgets, the latest one is a Kickstarter project and it called the JuiceTank.

The JuiceTank features a built in wall charger, which means you can just plug your iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S directly into a wall outlet to charge your device, which seems like a cool idea.

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New iPad 3’s Battery Is 70 Percent Larger Than iPad 2

We heard last week that the new iPad 3 is expected to feature a 70 percent larger battery than the one in the iPad 2, and this has now been confirmed by the guys from iFixit, who recently took the new iPad 3 apart.

As we mentioned in our previous article, the iPad 2 comes with a 25 watt hour Li-ion battery, where as the new iPad 3 features a 42.5 watt hour battery, which works out at an increase of 70 percent.

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New iPad 3 Gets Taken Apart

Apple new iPad 3 goes on sale today, and the guys over at iFixit have already managed to get their hands on the new iPad 3 and have taken their screwdrivers top it.

You can see the teardown photos below, and we heard previously from some benchmarks that the new iPad has 1GB of RAM, and this has now been confirmed by the iFixit team.

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Apple’s iOS Privacy Under Scrutiny From US Congress

A couple of weeks ago Apple came under scrutiny from the privacy of users relating to their iOS devices, and now it would appear that the US congress want some more information from Apple.

Certain members of the US congress have written to Apple’s CEO Tim Cook again, asking from more information relating to Apple’s security within iOS, which is a follow up to a previous request from February.

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Watch With eBay iPad App Launched

Ebay has this week launched a new iPad application called Watch With eBay, that allows users to easily find items for sale related to your favourite TV programs.

Whether you are looking for signed autographs, DVDs, Movie props, or other items related to your favourite Movies, Actors or TV shows, Watch With eBay is the place to start.

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Western Digital MyBook Thunderbolt Duo Arrives In Stores For $600

Today Western Digital have announced the arrival of their new My Book Thunderbolt Duo storage facility that was first unveiled back in CES 2012.

The new My Book Thunderbolt Duo has been created to provide Mac users with double-safe data protection and flexibility, ultra-fast data transfer rates and customised dual-drive storage system with RAID 0, 1 and JBOD options.

 

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Apple Offering Trade Ins On iPad 2

With the launch of the new iPad 3 scheduled for tomorrow, Apple has started offering trade ins on last years iPad 2 through their reuse and recycling program.

Apple is offering up to $205 for the 16GB WiFi model, and the top 64GB WiFi and 3G model will get you up to $320 in Apple gift cards which can be used against the purchase of the new iPad 3.

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