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Top 5 secret button tips: How to screenshot, take photos, and get into DFU mode, faster!

We've already shown you the multitouch magic that iOS gesture shortcuts can enable, but the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad all come with some pretty amazing button shortcuts as well. And since there are so few buttons, it makes sense some of them would do double - or even triple - duty! Whether we're talking about the Home button, the Sleep/Wake button, or even the Volume buttons, alone or in combination, there's plenty of time-and-effort-saving mechanical magic to had on iOS as well!

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Classics - Arcade Buttons bring physical buttons to the iPhone and iPad [video]

Classics - Arcade Buttons is another accessory aimed at improving the gaming experience on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. The Classics - Arcade Buttons enables you to use real hardware buttons on the screen of your device. We already have a couple of alternatives to replace the on-screen joystick, namely the Fling and Joystick-IT; now we can address the buttons too.

The Classics bring tactile feel to gaming on the iPhone, iPad, Android, and all other capacitive touch screen phones and tablets. The Classics use a special micro-suction cup material that sticks onto the screen of your device and holds on tight, but is easily removed. No adhesive and no unsightly, large suction cups to get in your way of pure pwnage.

The buttons come in packs of three and cost $19.95, available in mid July. Take a look at the short video after the break. We would love to know what you think of these!

[Joystickers]

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Sony Google TV vs Apple TV remotes

Sony's Google TV remote (left) as compared to Apple TV's remote (right) help make manifest just how different these products will be, and they're just two of the competitors poised to battle it out for next generation rights to your living room this holiday season.

Since Google's UI will be more search based and Apple's is more browsing based, is it right tool for right job? Or will we all be using our Android and iOS devices to control our fancy TV boxes anyway, so who cares what default hardware remote ships in the box?

More buttons than a NASA console or fewer than a classic iPod, which do you prefer?

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iControlPad for the iPhone Gamer Cometh

Thought that big honking box under the tree was a PSP? Psyche! It's an iControlPad, the gaming add-on Casey linked up back in August that makes your iPhone pretty much the same size! Says TUAW:

Engadget thinks they need some official Apple support, but all they'll really need is developer support in the App Store (they say they already have strong support from the jailbreak folks).

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