Newsstand Store is live

The Store button is now appearing for some in the Newsstand app on iPads that run iOS 5 GM. Clicking the button takes you to a new iTunes section listing all digital magazines updated with Newsstand compatibility, If it isn’t working for you yet, try restarting your iPad. Let us know in the comments.

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Apple Launches Find My Friends Ahead of iOS 5 Release, But You Won’t Find It In the App Store

Alongside the unveiling of its iPhone 4S at an event in Cupertino on October 4, Apple announced a brand new service called Find My Friends. Similar to Find My iPhone, Find My Friends allows you to see where you friends are based on the GPS location of their iOS device. Ahead of the launch of…

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Some Thoughts On The Future Of Siri

We’ve seen the first rash of iPhone 4 reviews coming in, and they all agree on one thing: Siri is very impressive. It works because it does several things all at once. It understands what you’re saying, irrespective of your accent, and without a lot of initial training. And it understands what you mean, because it has the…

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Apple releases AirPort Utility for iOS

Right on the heels of releasing the free Find My Friends app just moments ago, Apple has also issued the long-rumored AirPort Utility app which lets you manage your AirPort Extreme or AirPort Express base station right on your iOS device. To download the program, access Settings on your iOS device, go to your WiFi…

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Samsung alters Galaxy smartphones to avoid Apple patents in Netherlands court

In order to get around the temporary sales injunction on their Galaxy S, S II, and Ace product lines in the Netherlands, Samsung today said (via Reuters) they’ve altered the devices to avoid infringing on Apple owned patents. “We’ve fixed the technological problem and upgraded products to address the issue. They will be shortly available for sale,” Samsung…

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Find My Friends app goes live ahead of iOS 5 release

UPDATE: Here, a direct link to download the Find My Friends app from the App Store. Apple has just released the Find My Friends app which lets you locate your contacts on a map and share your own location with them. The program is not available directly on the App Store. Instead, you must access the iCloud.com site…

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iPhone 4S Christmas shipments strong, Apple finds a new iPad 2 battery supplier

Contradicting the sense of disappointment which settled in immediately following the iPhone 4S launch (largely stemming from the unchanged exterior design), Apple’s fifth-generation iPhone is by all accounts off to a great start. Positive early reviews and one million pre-orders in the first 24 hours – the most for any new product that Apple has ever launched – can’t…

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For those who travel internationally, a SIM unlocked iPhone from Verizon or Sprint may be the answer

Owning up to its ‘Worldphone’ capabilities, Macworld got the SIM unlock policies from Verizon and Sprint which may make the CDMA phone more attractive than one from AT&T that is SIM-locked. But there’s a new wrinkle that potentially makes the international-roaming experience better on Sprint and Verizon iPhones than it is on AT&T. Sprint plans to sell the…

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MobileMe Users Get 25GB iCloud Plan Until End Of June 2012

Existing MobileMe customers will be happy to find out that Apple is giving them access to the 20GB iCloud storage plan until June 30, 2012. The total allotted storage comes to 25GB, but the plethora of storage plans I expected to appear didn’t. Instead Apple is only offering three storage plans. I expected a wider ranging…

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Sprint’s iPhone 4S Will Be Unlocked, And So Will Verizon’s After 60 Days

If you’re buying your new CDMA iPhone 4S through Sprint, then you’ll be pleased to know that the device will come unlocked — allowing you to stick in any SIM and use the device on any network. If you’ve ordered a Verizon device, however, it will come locked to Verizon, but you can request to have it…

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