Apple Launches Apple Store App v2.0 With Personal Pickup And Easy Pay Options

Apple has today rolled out a new version of their Apple Store application taking it to version 2.0 and bringing with it personal pickup and EasyPay features. The new EasyPay feature enables you to purchase smaller items in the Apple Store using the updated application by scanning the barcode and completing your transaction yourself, rather than having to deal with an Apple sales person.

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Siri Used To Email Vintage Mac 512k (video)

YouTube user Napabar has been able to combine old and new technology in a a setup to demonstrate how Apple’s latest Siri voice control assistant software and an iPhone 4s can be used to email a vintage Mac 512k system. The system uses a few systems and a little Applescript to control the email after it has been sent, watch the video after the jump to see it in action.

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Cyborg Vision App Brings Terminator Vision To Your iPhone

A new iOS application Cyborg Vision has been launched on the Apple App Store this week that allows you to add a little “Terminator vision” to your iPhone and other iOS devices equipped with a camera.

The Cyborg Vision app uses real-time facial recognition to identify your friends and show their information on screen and is powered by and Facebook. The app was created during the first ever hackathon event and won its creators Haris Amin and Richard Cameron first prize.

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Siri Running On The iPhone 3GS (Video)

We have already seen a video of Siri working on the iPhone 4, and now it has been ported to the older iPhone 3GS, the port was done by Steve Troughton-Smith, the guy who brought us the original iPhone 4 port and Grant Paul.

As you will see in the video below, the ported Siri on the iPhone 3GS is working and communicating with Apple’s servers, which means that Apple could also possibly bring Siri to the iPhone 3GS.

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Apple Developer Who Found iOS Security Flaw Removed From iOS Dev Program

Developer Charlie Miller has discovered a security flaw in Apple’s iOS devices, he did this by submitting an application to Apple’s app store, the app was then able to exploit a Javascript exception in apple’s mobile Safari.

The exception allowed the download of malicious code after the application was installed on iOS devices, and Apple has now removed him from their iOS developer program.

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Hidden Panorama Mode Discovered In iOS Camera

It looks like Apple may have some plans to upgrade the camera in iOS 5 in the future, as a new feature has been discovered hidden inside the iOS SDK, Panorama Mode, which was discovered by Conradev.

Conradev was able to activate the Panorama mode by changing a key value in the iOS 5 SDK, and the Panorama Mode then worked letting you take panoramic photos with your iOS devices camera.

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REV360 Case for iPad Breaks Cover

A new iPad case has launched that has version for the iPad and iPad 2 tablets. The new case is called the REV360 and has a spinning part on the back with a hand strap to keep you from dropping your tablet. The part that rotates is also raised so it can lift the screen of your iPad up.


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Cable Gone iPad Stand

We have featured a number of different iPad stands here at Geeky Gadgets, the latest one is called Cable Gone and it is the work of Ryan McNab and David Lazar, as well as being a useful stand for your iPad it can also be used to hide cables on your desk.

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Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 And Premiere Elements 10 Now Available Via Mac App Store

Adobe has today announced special editions of its Elements 10 And Premiere Elements 10 are now available to purchase from Apple’s Mac App Store priced at $79.99 each. The arrival of the special editions comes just two months after Adobe released its boxed version in stores for $99 each or $149 when both are bought together.

Unlike many of Apple competitors who have refused to sell there wares on the Apple Mac Store and give Apple a 305 share of each sale. Adobe is starting to embrace the Mac App store which it first arrived on back in July when it started selling its Photoshop Elements 9 Editor.

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Apple Considering Siri For The iPhone 4?

We have already seen a hacked version of Apple’s Siri running on the iPhone 4, and now it looks like Apple may be considering bringing Siri to the iPhone 4. Apple’s virtual voice activated assistant is currently only available on the iPhone 4S, but this could possibly change in the future.

According to a recent report, Apple is considering releasing Siri for the iPhone 4, and it is apparently being tested inside apple with a special version of iOS 5 on the iPhone 4.

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Apple Releases iOS 5.0.1 Beta 2 To Developers, Battery Fix On The Way?

A number of iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 users have reported battery problems since they updated to iOS 5, Apple acknowledged the problem recently and released an update for developers, and now they have released a new version to developers, iOS 5.0.1 Beta 2.

It looks like Apple is working quickly to get the update ready for general release, and hopefully it will fix many of the reported battery problems that we have been hearing about over the last few weeks.

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European Commission To Investigate Samsung’s 3G Patent Case Against Apple

Samsung is trying to get the iPhone 4S banned in Australia, the company is accusing Apple of violating some of its 3G patents, which Apple holds licenses for, but Samsung says they licenses don’t apply in Australia.

Now it would appear that the European Commission is interested in Samsung’s case against Apple, and the case could possibly land Samsung in trouble with the EU, as they are investigation whether the case against Apple violates EU competition laws.

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