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iBooks iOS App Updated with Night-time & Full Screen Modes

On Wednesday, Apple revealed a new update to its iBooks iOS app, with new features like night-time reading theme, full-screen layout, new fonts and an improved annotation palette. iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books.

iBooks includes the iBookstore, where you can download the latest best-selling books or your favorite classics – day or night.

Browse your library on a beautiful bookshelf, tap a book to open it, flip through pages with a swipe or a tap, and bookmark or add notes to your favorite passages.

According to Apple, the new update includes stability and performance improvements, and boasts the following features:

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BBC iPlayer App To Be Available On iPhone And iPod Touch From Thursday, Dec 8

Earlier this year, BBC’s iPlayer iPad app extended their subscription-based streaming service to eleven European countries, and recently added Canada, Scandinavia, and Australia to top sixteen territories globally. Today the company  has announced the app will be available on iPhone and iPod touch starting Thursday, December 8 (via TNW).

The global BBC iPlayer app is a Video-on-Demand (VoD) pilot subscription service which is different from the UK version of iPlayer, in which it gives international users access to an extensive archive of classic and contemporary British TV programmes.

The UK iPlayer service is more focused on catch-up TV, with a 30-day window to watch following the initial broadcast.

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iPhone Gets Renewed Tetris From EA

Electronic Arts has released yet another copy of Tetris, this time for the iPhone, and it’s actually pretty good. Last night alongwith  other big releases on the App Store, Tetris  replaced EA’s older version of the game.In this version EA has added a little innovation to charge up the game for the upcoming holiday season. The highlight of the show is a mode called one-touch marathon. As each piece drops you can get a set of optional places on screen to put it, and when you touch the place you want, the piece goes there. No more twisting pieces around and waiting for them to fall in, just touch where they need to be and kaboom!! they will be.

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TED App Now Available On iPhone

Adapted from the award-winning iPad app, the new TED iPhone app allows users to browse and watch TEDTalks, videos ranging from 3 minutes to 18 minutes in length. TEDTalks feature great ideas from speakers on everything from genetics and geopolitics to sculpture and creativity.

The TED iPhone app experience is tailored to mobile phone users who use their devices when on the move. With the iPhone app, TED introduces TED Radio, which streams curated audio TEDTalks 24/7 – click the button and start listening immediately. The app plays audio in the background, allowing listeners to multitask, using other apps like Safari or Mail simultaneously.

Also new to the iPhone app is Bookmarks, a user-requested feature, which allows users to flag and save talks they don’t have time to watch at the moment. They simply tap the Bookmark button, then access talks later from the My Talks tab – with no obligation to wait for a video download.

Many popular features of the TED iPad app can be found in the new iPhone version:

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[How to] Backup Your Data On iPhone Using iPhone Backup Extractor

Many of the iDevice users often feel the need to backup their data such as photos, music,etc.  from their devices. For such purpose, there is a new utility in the market which is capable of recovering data  from your iOS backups in iTunes, provided if the backup isn’t encrypted. In order to make this happen you need to be using Mac OS X Lion.

You can get your free copy of the application from the developers’ website. Once you download the app, copy it to the applications folder (/Applications) on your startup drive and launch it from there. You’ll be presented with a window and a button, Read Backups, which you should click. After clicking you’ll see something like this:

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Official Gmail App Back on App Store

After all the drama a couple of weeks ago for the official launch of the app and pulling off for some bugs the official Gmail app for iOS is now back on App Store. The app was pulled because it was facing some notification issues.

The Gmail app is now updated to the version 1.0.2 fixing the earlier issue.If you have already installed the earlier version of the app which was released on 2nd November you will need to uninstall or log out of the old app before installing the new app.The app is nothing but the web application packed up into an app to run on iOS 4+ based devices.

Here’s the Official  Description:
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Siri Communication Protocol Cracked, Expect an Unofficial Release Soon!

There were a lot of rumors floating around about Siri being tested out on the older iDevices by Apple, but Apple soon denied any plans of bringing the Siri voice recognition based system on older iPhones/iPads/iPod Touches.

Though there were some attempts made to port the Siri System to older iPhones but all of them were having some restrictions, most important one being the way the system communicates with the Apple Servers, as officially only the iPhone 4S devices are allowed to use the protocol to communicate with the Apple servers to use the Siri Feature.

But now Applidium, well known for  bringing the open source VLC player on the App Store (which was eventually pulled due to some licensing issues) have reported that they have successfully cracked the Siri Protocol and were able to communicate with the Apple Servers using a computer, that is fooling the servers to get recognized as if the signals were originating from an  iPhone 4S.

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iOS and Android Combined Captures 58% of Mobile Gaming Market

Gone are the days of the PlayStation Portables and the Nintendo DS’s. These were the two big names for many years as far as the portable gaming market goes. Then came the game changer with the launch of iPhone which brought the iOS platform for the portable iDevices and then came the cheaper alternative for the iOS with Android running on virtually any portable device ranging from dirt cheap phones to the high end phones and tablets.

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