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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NASA Might Open A Lending Library For Its Tools

It’s unlikely they’ll lend out ray guns, plasma rifles, and shrink rays though. The detail lef tout by the title is this proposed ‘lending library’ is exclusive to NASA, meaning the general public will never get a chance to wield some really awesome gear. Additionally, it’s a cost-cutting measure because as it turns out NASA wastes so much money providing the tools its engineers use.

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Marshall FX Headphones Pack Inline Apple Remote

If you are an iOS device user wanting a new set of headphones that looks cool and sound good too, Marshall has a new offering. The new headphones are called the Marshall FX and have an Apple certified remote on the cable. The headphones have design cues to look like a Marshall amp and promise good sound too.

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Sceptre Unveils 32-inch LED 3D TV

Sceptre has unveiled a new HDTV that is 32-inches in size and a uses LED backlighting and supports 3D content. A nice sized 3D TV that won’t break the bank might be just what some gamers have been looking for. The set will sell for $599.00 and will be in Walmart and Target locations as well as online stores.

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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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Amazon Increases Kindle Fire Orders From Suppliers

A couple of week ago we heard a rumor that Amazon was ordering more of their Kindle Fire tablets from their suppliers, the rumor has now surfaced again, and it would appear Amazon is trying to meet demand for the companies first Android tablet.

The Amazon Kindle Fire will go on sale in the US next week and it will retail for $199, and it is expected to end up being the most popular Android tablet of the year, and could end up being the most popular Android tablet to date.

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Google Closes Android App Inventor Service

As with a number of its other services Google has now announced the closure of its Android App Inventor. A tool that was created by Google to enable anyone to be able to create Android apps with no programming skills.

Unfortunately Google has now notified all its users via email that the service will now be closing on December 31st and all user data will be deleted from Google’s Servers. So if you have projects that you would like to keep login to your App Inventor account and hit the “Download all projects” button to receive a handy zip file. with all your projects.

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Nokia Lumia 800 Design Process, From Concept To Launch In 8 Minutes (video)

You you area fan of the Nokia Lumia 800 or just interested in the design process from concept to launch, you will be please to know that Nokia has put together an 8 minute video, showing the processes involved and the design as it evolved. The video after the break takes you from initial design sketches to wax models right through to the production device.

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$79 Amazon Kindle Costs Amazon $84 To Manufacture?

Amazon announced their new $79 Kindle, which will launch next week along with the new Kindle Fire and Kindle Touch, the device is supported by adverts in the US and Amazon will be selling it for $79.

Now according to a recent report by iSuppli, the new Kindle actually costs Amazon $84.25 to make, which would mean that Amazon is losing $5.25 on the sale of each device.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Radiant Quest System, Will Customise Your Game As You Play

With their new The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim game launching tomorrow Bethesda is still revealing nuggets of gold about their new creation. In an interview with Wired Skyrim director Todd Howard revealed that Skyrim will feature a never-ending stream of procedurally generated content. Providing gamers with a never ending number of quests to complete.

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