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PayPal looks to steal limelight from NFC with new PayPal inStore app

PayPal looks like it could steal the limelight away from NFC (Near Field Communication) payments in the UK with the release of its latest app. The new app which is called PayPal inStore allows UK shoppers to use their iPhone to pay for goods within certain stores. Those stores currently include fashion chains Coast, Oasis, Warehouse, and Karen Millen.

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Twig iPhone charging cable and tripod combo hits Kickstarter

Twig is a rather innovative charging cable for your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch that looks to solve your cable clutter problem.  We all use the Apple supplied cable for charging and syncing our devices and the length of it probably means that it gets tangled up in your bag and it all becomes a bit messy. The Twig looks to solve that problem as well as offering a few extra features too.

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Gordon Ramsay to use iPads as interactive wine lists and menus in his restaurants

World famous celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey is planning on using iPads in his restaurants to provide customers with an interactive wine list experience first and later the complete restaurant menu. Ramsey is set to open his first Las Vegas restaurant and it will be the first of his restaurants in the US to utilize the SmartCellar software running on iPads; Ramsey already uses the same software in his UK restaurants.

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1.2 million iOS 5.1.1 devices jailbroken with Absinthe 2.0

The Absinthe 2.0 jailbreak is now responsible for jailbreaking more than 1.2 million devices since its release on Friday. The Absinthe 2.0 jailbreak lets you enjoy an untethered jailbreak on your device running Apple’s latest 5.1.1 firmware. It supports nearly every iOS device including the just released iPad 3 and is available for Mac, Windows and Linux.

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Be part of the unofficial Steve Jobs biopic, Craigslist ad seeks cast members

Rich King Casting has placed an ad on Craigslist seeking cast members for the upcoming unofficial Steve Jobs biopic. The movie which stars Ashton Kutcher, officially titled jOBS will start filming next week and needs cast members that look like they are from the seventies.

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Nest learning thermostat rolling out to Apple Stores nationwide

Apple Stores nationwide will soon carry stock of the revolutionary Nest learning thermostat. According to sources, the Nest thermostat is being delivered to Apple Stores nationwide and may go on sale as early as next week. The Nest thermostat has already been given its own Apple part number and is set to be sold at the same price as Nest’s online store, $249.99.

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A rare look at the iPhone 4S assembly line at Foxconn's Zhengzhou factory

A new video has surfaced that gives us an extremely rare look at the iPhone assembly line within a Foxconn factory. Seeing one of these lines in action is a very rare occurrence as Apple is well known for keeping its production processes and products secret. The video is shot in Foxconn’s Zhengzhou plant where over seventy percent of Apple’s iPhones are now made.

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Apple tweaks App Store promotions, now shows Editor’s Choice and App of the Week

Apple has made some minor changes to the layout of the App Store within iTunes; the same changes are reflected on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. With such a huge number of apps now available in the App Store finding what you are looking has gone from hit and miss to downright daunting. Apple has been rumored to be completely revamping its iTunes software but in the meantime, they're still tweaking what we have now.

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Sir Jonathan Ive receives his knighthood and talks about his love of design

Apple's Apple's Senior Vice President of Design, Jonathan Ive deservedly became Sir Jonathan Ive on Wednesday when he received a knighthood for services to design and enterprise. The Princess Royal was on hand to perform the ceremony which hit news channels around the world.

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GameFly looking to assist devs with new game development fund

GameFly is looking to branch out into mobile gaming but instead of its usual rental model, it is looking to get developers on-board from a much earlier stage. The new initiative would see GameFly becoming the publisher and promoter of a developer’s game.

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