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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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Verizon: 2m iPhone 4 sales, iPhone 4S demand still huge

Verizon: 2m iPhone 4 sales, iPhone 4S demand still huge

Verizon has announced its Q3 2011 financial results, confirming that around two million iPhone 4 handsets were activated during the three month period, and revealing that first-day iPhone 4S sales were so strong that the carrier still lacks stock. Of the 5.6m smartphones Verizon sold in Q3, over half ran Android; that contrasts with AT&T's figures from earlier in the week, where the iPhone continued to monopolize smartphone sales.

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iOS 5 beta expires today: b7b redsn0w saves your data

iOS 5 beta expires today: b7b redsn0w saves your data

iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users running the iOS 5 beta may find their devices not playing ball, with the preview copy of the recently released Apple platform expiring today. Although Apple targets its iOS betas at developers looking to get their apps up to speed with upcoming software changes, the low cost of entry to developer accounts has seen many regular users jump at the chance for early access as well; those same users may be left holding less-than-useful devices today, when the beta expires. Thankfully there's an unofficial tool to allow user data to be extracted.

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AT&T: iPhone dominates Q3 smartphones but Android gaining

AT&T: iPhone dominates Q3 smartphones but Android gaining

Apple's iPhone still continue to dominate smartphone sales on AT&T, with the 2.7m activations of the iOS handset outweighing all other smartphone sales combined in Q3 2011. Android and other non-iPhone activations rose to almost half of AT&T's 4.8m smartphone sales in the three month period, the carrier has announced, with Android sales more than doubling year-on-year. For the first time, more AT&T postpaid customers are using smartphones than dumb-phones.

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