First Gen iPod Nano Recalled Globally

Listen up iPod Nano owners, here’s the score. Apple issued a bad batch of first generation Nano’s in late 2005. Now, after so many years, they’ve realized how bad it actually is. Or should it be was? Grammar is confounding! Anyway, in a gesture of corporate responsibility a global recall is now ongoing.  The problem is the stricken batch could be harboring batteries that go up in flames.

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Apple iOS 5.0.1 Update Not Solved Battery Issues For All Users

Apple rolled out their new iOS 5.0.1 update this morning in an attempt to help stop batteries draining quite so fast on their iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices, after battery problems were reported by a number of users using iOS 5 over the last couple of weeks.

Well the iOS 5.0.1 update has been used for sometime, and even after initial trials stating that the update would fix the problem, the update doesn’t seem to have fixed the problem for everyone. With many users complaining that their battery life is still draining away just as quickly.

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Iomega eGo Mac Edition Portable Storage Launched

Iomega has added a new portable storage solution to its range in the form of the Iomega eGo Mac Edition, design specifically for Apple Mac users. The new Mac version has as rugged design and is equipped with 2 x FireWire 800 ports and 1 x USB 2.0, but unfortunately no Thunderbolt connection.

Its sleek rugged design and included Iomega Drop Guard case has been created to provide a safety net if you should drop your drive giving you added protection from drops up to 7 ft.

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Voice Of Apple’s iPhone 4S UK Siri Speaks Out

When I got my iPhone 4S and started using Siri, I thought that the voice sounded familiar, it turns out that the UK voice of Siri was done by voice over artist Jon Briggs, who has done voice overs for a number of popular TV shows here in the UK.

Although Jon Briggs didn’t record the his voice for Apple, it was a company called Scansoft, which he recorded over 5,000 phrases for over a three week period, and the  phrases were then used by Siri, which was taken over by Apple.

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Sprint To Start Locking iPhone 4S SIM Cards

When sprint started selling the iPhone 4S it was available with an unlocked and now it looks like Sprint has decided that any new iPhone 4S will have its SIM locked when the device is activated.

The new comes from an internal Sprint memo and it looks like this will start from today, the 11th of November, but what about customers who have already purchased the iPhone 4S from Sprint?

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Apple Releases iOS 5.0.1 Battery Fix Update

Apple has released the new iOS 5.0.1 software update for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, the update is supposed to fix the battery problems that a number of users have reported with iOS 5 over the last few weeks.

As well as the battery fix the update adds multitasking gestures for the original iPad, plus it is also designed to fix a bug with documents in the cloud, and our Australian readers will be pleased to know that it is also designed to improve the voice recognition for Australian users.

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Nuance Dragon Express Speech To Text Mac App

Nuance has today launched their new Dragon Express speech-to-text application in the Mac App store. Dragon Express has been design as an easy to use and fun speech recognition utility that introduces OS X Lion users to voice recognition, putting your words to work without the hassle of typing.

The new Dragon Express Mac App will works with all your favourite applications says Nuance including Mail, Facebook and Twitter to name a few, and the app can can be used with the internal microphone of your Mac, but Nuance does recommended using a USB headset.

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Infinity Blade II Gets Previewed

One of the coolest games on Apple’s iOS devices has to be Infinity Blade,  Infinity Blade II will launch next month, and the guys over at IGN have been testing it out to see what Infinity Blade II will be like.

According to the guys over at IGN, Infinity Blade II will come a significant update over the first game, and the new version will be much longer than the first version.

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MacBook Superdrive USB Enclosure

If you have removed your Macbook Superdrive to add more onboard storage with a SSD or secondary drive a new enclosure has been unveiled by Macway which will now allow you to recycle your old drive using their new MacBook Superdrive USB Enclosure.

 

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iPhone 4S Features A Siri Friendly Proximity Sensor (Video)

We have already seen the iPhone 4 and other iOS devices running Apple’s Siri, which comes exclusively with the iPhone 4S, and yesterday we heard that Apple has no plans to bring Siri to other iOS devices.

Now it would appear that the guys over at iFixit may have discovered the reason why Siri is only available on the iPhone 4S, as it features a different proximity sensor than other iOS devices.

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Glooko App Downloads Data From Major Glucose Meters To Help Track Diabetes

If you suffer from Diabetes you might be interested in a new iPhone application that allows you to download your readings directly from any of the 6 major glucose monitoring devices on the market using a specially designed connection cable.

There are plenty of glucose monitoring applications already available on Apple’s app store but almost all require manual inputting of the data. This is what makes the Glooko system and app different.

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Vapor Pro Black Ops iPhone 4S Case

We have featured a number of cases for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S here at Geeky Gadgets, if you are looking for something a little different than the run of the mill iPhone cases then you may want to check out the Vapor Pro Black Ops iPhone 4S case.

The Vapor Pro Black Ops iPhone 4S case is made from a combination of aircraft grade aluminum, along with a number of other materials which include Ultrasuede, and it will definitely give your iPhone 4S or iPhone 4 a different look.

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