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EZ-Steady camera stabilizer finds massive KickStarter support pre-launch

EZ-Steady camera stabilizer finds massive KickStarter support pre-launch

It appears that one inventor / designer by the name of Kyle Hart is sitting in a pretty great place after his EZ-Steady- iPhone, DSLR, GoPro Camera Stabilizer has found over $30,000 USD in backing money on crowdfunding site KickStarter with 19 days left to go - with an idea so simply wonderful as this, it's no wonder! What this design consists of essentially is a camera mount, a handle that allows the stand to move freely whilst still attached, and a bar that wraps down below the handle with weights attached so that the whole rig can be balanced. What we've got here is a steadycam setup made real for all manner of personal cameras - coming soon!

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GfK Group finds one in five iPhone owners would rather change banks than smartphones

GfK Group finds one in five iPhone owners would rather change banks than smartphones

A survey has surfaced this week courtesy of the fine folks at GfK Group which had one in five consumers who owned both an iPad and an iPhone saying that switching to a new smartphone would be more difficult than changing their bank account. Of course with how often they use their devices, the fact that each application's data sits on that device or in many cases does not exist on other mobile OS platforms, the switch to a new iPhone is the only realistic choice. This research was conducted across nine countries including Brazil, China, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, Spain, UK and the US, and had an aim at finding consumers barriers to switching between types of smartphones and "the impact of their attitudes towards the overall user experience."

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Photojojo’s iPhone Lens Dial case adds three cool lenses

Photojojo’s iPhone Lens Dial case adds three cool lenses

We've seen plenty of fun iPhone camera lens attachments and accessories from Photojojo before and now the company has unveiled a new case for the iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S called the iPhone Lens Dial. The case features three lenses on a dial that easily rotate into place for immediate photo effects.

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Holga case for iPhone brings special effects lenses

Holga case for iPhone brings special effects lenses

The Holga case brings some retro camera filters to your iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S. Instead of digital filters as you would get with the Instagram app, the Holga case tacks on a physical wheel of special effects lenses to the back of your iPhone.

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Hey Nintendo: Get Out of Portables and Put Mario on the iPhone

Hey Nintendo: Get Out of Portables and Put Mario on the iPhone

Whenever you talk to a Nintendo fan, there are two topics that are absolutely off-limits: Nintendo ditching its portable-gaming devices and the company bringing Mario to the iPhone. Upon even bringing up those topics, you can expect to be dealt some serious name-calling (“idiot” is usually a favorite) and a slew of reasons you’re wrong.

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NAVIGON 2.0 adds offline maps to iPhone

NAVIGON 2.0 adds offline maps to iPhone

Garmin has launched a new version of its NAVIGON navigation app for iPhone, with v2.0 adding the option to download maps for offline access as well as introducing quarterly map updates. NAVIGON 2.0 for iPhone follows Nokia Maps' offline mapping with state-by-state downloads in the US (those using the app outside the US will likely get country-by-country download options) so that you can navigate while your data connection is turned off.

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iPhone camera recommended by famed photographer Annie Leibowitz

iPhone camera recommended by famed photographer Annie Leibowitz

Most of us know how amazing the iPhone camera is, for a smartphone camera, that is. But noted photographer Annie Leibovitz, who's widely known for her classic portraits of such individuals as John Lennon, Bill Gates, Sting and Queen Elizabeth II has gone a step further and personally recommended (in a televised interview with MSNBC anchor Brian Williams) the usage of the iPhone as really the "snapshot camera of today." You can't really get better advertising than that, eh?

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iOS number 1 on developer interest list while iPhone 4 best selling mobile phone in Q3 2011

iOS number 1 on developer interest list while iPhone 4 best selling mobile phone in Q3 2011

Everything appears to be turning up Apple as a couple of reports from analysts NPD Group and IDC find both that the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 3GS were the top two selling mobile phone handsets in the USA in the third quarter of 2011 while their operating system, Apple's iOS, has been found to be the number one result on developer's interest lists. You can't deny that Apple's interest in mobile devices has and continues to be one where a near-perfect hardware and sales model appears to have been the key to success. As you'll find in two reports released this week on the matter, there's really no doubt that the iOS team is doing something right.

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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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Apple Store app adds EasyPay and in-store pickup

Apple Store app adds EasyPay and in-store pickup

Apple has updated its iOS "Apple Store" app [iTunes link] with support for EasyPay and Personal Pickup, the company's new, streamlined ways to buy shiny Apple kit. As expected, EasyPay allows users of the app to scan product barcodes in-store, read reviews on their iPhone and then charge the items directly to the credit card associated with their iTunes account.

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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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