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Word Lens lets you see in another language

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Your jaw may hit the floor after watching the demo video for the latest and greatest app for the iPhone. It’s called Word Lens, and it utilizes the camera on your iPhone alongside Optical Character Recognition technology to translate written words from one language to another. It can translate road signs, restaurant menus, and pretty much anything you would find useful to read in a foreign language during your travels.

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Leica M9 plus Speak and Spell iPhone 4 decals are shipping

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I think that most of us are familiar with the Speak and Spell toy of the 80’s, or Mr. Spell from Toy Story for you youngsters. Well get ready for a splash of nostalgia because blakemedia from the do-it-yourself online market etsy.com has come out with a vinyl iPhone decal that is going to take one of our favorite 21st century gadgets look a lot like one of it’s old world forefathers.

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Freeman looks to open Cydia store for OSX too

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Over on the Apple iPhone (and similar iOS devices) the way to get hacks for your devices has been by jailbreaking and using Cydia. Well, that same concept could soon be happening on your OSX powered Mac computer too, because a Cydia App Store for OSX is in the works.

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Apple removes jailbreak detection API, hacker adds ASLR security

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It's pretty clear that Steve Jobs and the rest of the team in Cupertino aren't exactly fans of people who go around jailbreaking iOS devices. They'd much rather you stay inside the confines of the controlled Apple ecosystem. Strangely enough, though, Apple has decided to pull the jailbreak detection API for its afforded options.

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iPad 2 now rumored to come in two sizes

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Rumours are heating up around the Apple's spring release of the iPad 2, including the possibility of a February launch.

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Apple and Costco have falling out

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Looks like Kirkland and Cupertino have had a falling out after years of internal struggle and strife. If you have any intention of buying an iPod the next time you pick up a twenty-gallon bucket of dill pickles, you'll want to act soon. Apple products are being phased out at Costco.

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iOS 4.3 update with media app subscriptions in December

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iOS 4 has not been here for long, and a software update offering news and magazines subscriptions aimed at iPad users may be on its way sooner than we think.

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Foxconn adds new factories for iPad 2

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Foxconn, Apple's overseas manufacturing partner, has added new production plants in Chengdu, China. The newly set up plants are expected to produce nearly 10,000 iPads every day. The boost in production capacity has been undertaken in order to meet the rise in demand of gadgets during the holiday season.

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iPad-exclusive newspaper coming from News Corp

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On some level, Rupert Murdoch is old school. On another level, he's a brilliant businessman and knows how to make a buck. That's why it seems that the News Corp CEO is reportedly working on an iPad-exclusive newspaper called the Daily.

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iPad 2 in April 2011?

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iPad 2 is rumored to be launched in the first quarter of 2011 itself. However, speculations are already running high regarding the impact iPad 2 may have on the market for iPad related products.

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TJ Maxx clearing out Apple iPad for $399, any left?

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I don't foresee things getting any cheaper any time soon unless some other retailer goes crazy on Black Friday. If you've been on the verge of buying an Apple iPad but can't justify the $500 starting price, TJ Maxx looks like it has the ticket for you. Ticket, referring to a lower price tag.

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Showtime: Its RIM vs Apple

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Apple has had its share of competitors since times immemorial – Microsoft, Adobe, Google – you name them. And if present trends are anything to go by, you may as well add RIM (yes, the ones behind the Blackberry) to the list.

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iOS 4.2 developers experience Wi-Fi issues, iPad update delayed

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The iOS 4.2 release we were expecting to roll out today for the iPad has hit a wall. According to developers on Apple’s own discussion boards, there has been Wi-Fi connectivity issues where a 4.2 iPad would disconnect or not connect at all to the Internet after establishing a connection. No Internet on the iPad is a bad thing.

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Apple’s iOS Update: Pre-release rumors

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One thing that all of us do quite frequently (though some do it less frequently than others) is printing – documents, photos and what not! Apple users are perhaps expecting a treat coming their way as far as printing is concerned, and if rumors are anything to go by, the next software update for iOS will feature wireless printing, for not just iPad but even iPhone and iPod Touch.

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Apple to engrave your iPad free

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The whole idea of engraving your favorite Apple device has been around for a while, many people have it done to iPods they give away. Well, now you can do the same with the Apple iPad.

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