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iOS 5.0.1 Software Update now live, battery life, iPad gestures in tow

iOS 5.0.1 Software Update now live, battery life, iPad gestures in tow

Today is the day when all you iOS users on your iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPod Touches and the rest get your updates to the next version of Apple's mobile operating system, iOS 5.0.1, this update a fix for several bugs that have been plaguing a collection of users since the launch of 5.0. This update brings first and foremost the battery fix to the issue we've been having over the past few weeks. Next there's an update for iPad (the original) where you can now use the same gestures you're able to on, for example, the iPad 2. These and more can be found below along with how you'll get the update for yourself.

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Apple: “No plans” for Siri on older devices

Apple: “No plans” for Siri on older devices

Apple has reportedly confirmed to developers that it has "no plans" to bring Siri, the voice-controlled personal assistant service available on the iPhone 4S, to any older device. Arguing that developers would attempt to implement unofficial access to Siri on iPhone 4, iPad 2 and other earlier iOS devices, one coder contacted Apple with a suggestion that it release a paid upgrade for users to get official Siri support, Michael Steeber reports. Apple's response, however, was clear on the matter.

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Siri hacked to work on iPhone 3GS

Siri hacked to work on iPhone 3GS

We've previously seen Apple's much raved about Siri intelligent assistant feature hacked to work on an iPhone 4, but now developers have managed to hack the feature to work on an old iPhone 3GS. The hack comes from developers Grant Paul and Steve Troughton-Smith, while a video demoing the hack was posted by Ryan Petrich.

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iOS 5.0.1 beta fixes battery woes, enables iPad gestures

iOS 5.0.1 beta fixes battery woes, enables iPad gestures

Apple's iOS 5.0.1 beta - seeded to developers yesterday - not only promises to address the iOS 5 battery life issues many owners have experienced, but also fixes some of the more vocally complained about problems for the iPad and iPad 2. Original iPad owners discovered that the full release of iOS 5 removed the gesture support present in the beta version, something which has now been added back in with iOS 5.0.1, MacRumors reports.

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Gmail app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch released

Gmail app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch released

Google has released its official Gmail app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, promising faster access to messages, better visibility of important emails, and a UI that's designed from the ground up for a touch interface. As expected, the app supports push notifications and sounds, along with full inbox search, and on the iPad there's a split-pane view which shows both inbox and message preview.

Update: First impressions aren't so hot... read on for more details

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Mophie Juice Pack Plus Outdoor Edition ready to ship for iPhone 4, iPhone 4S

Mophie Juice Pack Plus Outdoor Edition ready to ship for iPhone 4, iPhone 4S

Mophie launched the Juice Pack Plus iPhone 4 protective case and battery extension back in May and now it's offering a new Outdoor Edition that comes bundled with some handy extras. And since the exterior design of the iPhone 4S hasn't changed, you'll be able to use this case for either version of the Apple smartphone. It might just be a good idea to get a battery extender like this one given the battery issues plaguing the iPhone 4S.

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OLLOCLIP gives your iPhone 4S an enhanced lens

OLLOCLIP gives your iPhone 4S an enhanced lens

There's an invention out there, ladies and gentlemen, one called OLLOCLIP, one made for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S that will not only add one single amazing lens to your onboard camera, it'll add three. Over at BiteMyApple they've got this clip which will give you iPhone owners no less than a Fisheye lens, a Wide-Angle lens, and a Macro lens, all of them in one simple little clip. Make your iPhone-only online album all the more awesome for less than seventy bucks!

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GarageBand for iPhone and iPod touch released

GarageBand for iPhone and iPod touch released

Apple has released GarageBand for the iPhone and iPod touch [iTunes link], bringing the popular music creation tool from the iPad to the company's smaller iOS devices. Offering a range of keyboards, guitars, drums and basses, each supporting Smart Instrument custom chords so that those with less musical talent than they have ambition can still get involved, GarageBand also allows you to plug in external instruments and run them through the app's amps and stompbox effects.

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Siri iPhone 4 hack gets Apple server support

Siri iPhone 4 hack gets Apple server support

Apple disappointed many iPhone 4 owners with the news that Siri, the digital personal assistant technology, would only be available on the new iPhone 4S, and efforts quickly began to hack Siri onto the older smartphone. Developer Steve Troughton-Smith got the local app running with no problems, but faced Apple's servers refusing to play ball with anything but the newest iPhone. Now, with the judicious application of some validation tokens from an iPhone 4S, it's possible to get Siri on the iPhone 4 and iPod touch up and running, even without official support from Apple itself.

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