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Drone Ace offers much more control of AR.Drone than official app

Drone Ace offers much more control of AR.Drone than official app

Our geeky little hearts were all aflutter when the AR.Drone first launched with its iPhone control app and easy to fly nature. It is also very cool that the AR.Drone turned out to be such a hackable little flying machine for geeks to play with. A new app has surfaced called Drone Ace that adds in some features that will have fans of the AR.Drone running to get their wallets. The new app is called Drone Ace and you can grab it on the App Store right now.

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35% of Smartphone Users Launch Apps Before Getting Up

35% of Smartphone Users Launch Apps Before Getting Up

We all know how easy it is for a smartphone to become welded to your hand. It seems that many users can't even get out of bed without checking in on their beloved phone first. A survey by telecom equipment maker Ericsson (the PDF is here), finds that 35 percent of iPhone and Android users in the US use non-voice applications before they even step out of bed in the morning. The most popular app launched before getting up? You guessed it. Facebook.

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Dev-Team untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.3 available

Dev-Team untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.3 available

The gaggle of geeks at the Dev-Team are the folks that bring iPhone fans the jailbreaks and unlocks that they can use to set their iPhones free. Sometimes these jailbreaks required the iPhone to be tethered to computer and other times the jailbreak is able to be done untethered. The Dev-Team has announced that the jailbreak tool created by @i0n1c for iOS 4.3.1 is still working to unlock the iPhone on the new 4.3.3 iOS version.

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Square launching new iPhone card reader this summer with encryption at read head

Square launching new iPhone card reader this summer with encryption at read head

Of all the iPhone credit card readers that are available for mobile card payments today, the one that is most visible is the Square card reader. This is the one you can get now in the Apple Store and then start taking credit card payments right from your smartphone. Square made a big announcement this week with credit card heavyweight Visa making a strategic investment in the company. Mobile payments on a device as popular as the iPhone is huge for Visa and will give the credit card company one more source of revenue.

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iFixit shows off clear back panel for iPhone 4

iFixit shows off clear back panel for iPhone 4

I really like my gear to look different from the other stuff that my friends have. I can appreciate the cool factor that comes with being able to see what gear looks like on the inside, yet covered leaving it protected with some sort of clear plastic. This is the reason that many gamers buy cases for computers with windows in the side. It's cool to see the hardware that makes things operate.

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How Green is Your iPhone?

How Green is Your iPhone?

It's Earth Day, right? And I'm a dirty hippie. I think about environmental issues a lot. Like many people I like the sound of birdsong more than car horns. I actually spent half of last year canvassing with Texas Campaign for the Environment. We were fighting to improve electronics recycling throughout my home state. Being the gigantic geek that I am, I spent a lot of time learning as much as possible about these issues. Looking forward over the next twenty years our production/consumption/waste cycles are the place where we can do the most good. Dealing with our waste products, whether in the form of gaseous carbon emissions, land-filled garbage, or industrial waste is our generation's great challenge moving forward into the future. Our friends over at geekaphone released this informative infographic giving you some idea of the scale of this issue as it relates to your iPhone.

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9 out of 10 Doctors Prefer the iPhone

9 out of 10 Doctors Prefer the iPhone

A recent study by Bulletin Heathcare of the reading habits of its 550,000+ subscribers found that the vast majority of healthcare professionals use iOS based devices to read Bulletin's daily email briefings. The data was collected over a nine month period from June 2010 to February 2011. Android came in a distant second, but did show signs of growth.

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Apple’s FaceTime playing Big Brother

Apple’s FaceTime playing Big Brother

Get out your masks! The paranoia police are out in force! A user over at Apple's discussion boards posted this about an experience she had using FaceTime.

My boyfriend and I have both recently experienced this problem several times – when one of us is calling the other via FaceTime, an old picture freezes on our screen, while the person receiving the call only sees a black screen. It’s kind of creepy, because it brought up photos of both of us at work, where I have used FaceTime a few times but he never has. We’re just wondering how/why this is happening, and if there is a fix. It’s not terribly inconvenient, but it’s definitely unsettling, where is seems that even if we haven’t taken a picture or used FaceTime, the camera is keeping images. If anyone else is experiencing this, we’d love feedback. Thanks!

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Yup, Apple’s new “If you don’t have an iPhone” campaign is out

Yup, Apple’s new “If you don’t have an iPhone” campaign is out

"Yup, if you don't have an iPhone, well, you don't have an iPhone." Thus end all three new iPhone commercials Apple released today. The ads show you what you are missing if you don't yet own the iconic phone. One commercial shows a lightning fast app download on the app store, another praises iTunes and the built in iPod on the phone, and the third shows the wonders of iBooks.
Yup, you can see all three of these commercials after the cut.

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