Radio Shack Slashes Blackberry Playbook Price

We all know that the Playbook was all but a failure. The tablet sold very poorly from the get go with a reported 200,000 units moved in its entire first quarter available. Many people expected Blackberry to kill the Playbook as HP did with the TouchPad that failed so miserably as well.

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iOS 5 Is Live, Available For iPhone, iPad And iPod Touch

Apple has released the latest version of their mobile OS, iOS 5 and it is now available to download for the iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad, and it brings over 200 new features to Apple’s iOS devices.

iOS 5 is compatible with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and the new iPhone 4S which will go on sale this Friday, plus the 3rd and 4th generation iPod Touch and the original iPad plus the new iPad 2.

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OS X Lion 10.7.2 Update Now Live

Apple has now released an update to its OS X Lion, along with the release of its new mobile OS, iOS 5, and the update brings a range of new features to OS X Lion including Apple’s new iCloud feature.

OS X Lion 10.7.2 brings apple’s new iCloud services to the Mac, and the service comes with 5GB of free storage, iTunes Cloud, Find My Friends and Find My iPhone, Calendar, mail and contacts, plus the ability to back up and store your content in the cloud.

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Sprint Says No Unlocked Micro SIM In iPhone 4S

Earlier today we heard that both Sprint and Verizon will offer an unlocked micro SIM in the iPhone 4S, which would allow you to use your iPhone 4S abroad with a GSM SIM card.

Now it would appear that this wont be the case from Sprint, and Sprint will instead support international roaming on GSM networks, which means you will probably end up having to pay high roaming fees when you use your iPhone 4S.

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LG Doubleplay Unveiled With Dual Screens

A first glimpse of the new LG Doubleplay sporting its dual screens have been released today, and as you can see by the press picture below the new LG Doubleplay is equipped with a physical keyboard which is split down the middle by a neat rectangular extra screen. Which can be combined with its larger 320×480 HVGA screen to providing you with extra space and access to application icons.

The LG Doubleplay will be arriving on the T-Mobile network and was originally announced four months ago by the carrier when it was labelled with the codename Flip II. This now seems to have changed to Doubleflip to incorporate the dual screen functionality into the name.

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MobileMount Firmly Fixes Your Mobile Device Just Where You Need it (video)

We have featured a number of Kickstarter projects here on Geeky gadgets over the years and many have successfully made the jump from concept to production. Another new design hoping to do just that is the MobileMount.

The MobileMount uses a set of  “Patent Pending” Twist-to-Lock suction cups to hold devices in place and is capable of doing this for weeks at a time rather than simply a few hours like other competing mounts, say its inventor. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.

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iTunes Cloud Hits The UK Ahead Of iOS 5 Release

It looks like Apple has started rolling out iTunes Cloud outside of the US as the service is now available here in the UK, and has started to roll out to other countries around the world.

We have just tried out iTunes Cloud here in the UK, and you can now download previously purchases iTunes music direct to your iOS device from the iTunes Cloud.

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Zynga Moves Away From Facebook And Launches Its Own Social Gaming Portal, Zynga Direct

Games developer Zynga has today announced that it will be moving away from Facebook and will be opening a new portal of its own called Zynga Direct. From which it will start distributing its games directly to users both online and on phones and tablet devices

Zynga is well known for its games such as FarmVille and CityVille which are played by around 230 million monthly users on Facebook, and have helped Zynga grow in a huge force in the gaming world. In July Zynga filed for an initial public offering that could value the company at around $20 billion.

 

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Apple’s Newsstand Goes Live Ahead Of iOS 5 Launch

As well as other applications such as Apple Airport Utility and Find A Friend apps becoming available before the official launch of Apple’s iOS 5. Apple’s Newsstand has also launched and is now live as a stand alone application ahead of the big launch.

Apple’s updated Newsstand application has been designed to pull in existing Conde Nast titles that are now using Apple’s own service and their icons will eventually free up a little space and remove themselves from your iOS device’s desktop.

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Panasonic Unveils BizPad Android Honeycomb Tablets

Panasonic Japan have unveiled and official launched two new Android tablets named the BizPads, which have been designed to take a few knocks and bumps during their daily use. The BizPads have been designed to be shock resistant, dust resistant and water resistant, and are equipped with easy to change battery packs. Just in case you get a little low on juice while out and about.

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Apple Launches Airport Utility Ahead Of iOS 5 Launch

Further to the discovery of the Airport Utility application in the developer release of iOS 5 Apple has now rolled out the finished application ahead of its official launch of their new iOS 5, which is expected to arrive later today.

The arrival of the new Airport Utility App has closely followed the launch of the Find My Friends App, and allows you to manage your AirPort Extreme, AirPort Express and Time Capsule base station right on your iOS device. Including being able to view which networks you are connected to, together with your router’s  IP address, serial number, firmware version, and how many clients are connected.  The Airport Utility will also allow you to update the firmware on your Time Capsule directly from your iOS device.

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