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Google+ Events – We knew it was coming

Google have updated their social networking site Google+ again with another nice addition, Events.

We were always expecting to see this at Ongoing Issues as I’m sure you were, but will it get used?  I’m not sure that Facebook Events are used very much at all now, certainly not in a lot of our group of friends.

Do you use Facebook events, and will you use Google+ Events?


iPhone 4 8GB do you care?

So the rumour mill is saying that there will be an iPhone 4 8GB released, but do you really care?

The new iTunes icon- Like it?

So we have seen a few posts now about the new iTunes icon with the general feeling that no one really likes it.  What do you think about it?

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Apple gives us new stuff

Look at all the lovely new stuff Apple are giving us:

The new iPod Touch with FaceTime, Retina Display, HD video recorder and Game center:

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The new iPod Shuffle with Multi-Touch

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The new iPod nano with new VoiceOver and the return of controls.

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The awaited release of Apple tv, rent HD films and stream media content from your PC, all for £99

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and now iTunes 10 with the new social network for music, Ping.

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Apple Open New Store in Covent Garden UK

Apple Logo - Ongoing Issues ImageThe UK are in for a real treat as they will be getting an all new Apple Store in Covent Garden.

The store will feature new additions to the standard store such as a “Start-up Room”, allow customers to activate their devices before leaving the store.  Apple will also be introducing a new payment system called “EasyPayTouch”.  The system will allow customers to pay anywhere in the store with credit card swiping technology connected to employees’ iPod touches.  Another new feature is “ProLabs”, where customers can get in-depth training on Apple’s professional applications, which include things like Final Cut Pro. The store will also be offering a wide range of  workshops and a number of youth-orientated programmes.

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The building is a grade-II listed Victorian version of a 17th-century piazza. Features include a glass staircases a courtyard under a glass roof and exposed brick work.  It is split over 3 levels and there is a lot of space. This has allowed apple to have separate rooms dedicated to Macs, iPhone 4s and iPads. They have dedicated the entire second floor to third-party accessories and add-ons for Apple products. There is also the much loved Genius Bar in store for free technical support and it is one of the longest seen. It looks truly stunning and Apple are saying that is, “the best store we have ever created”.

Apple Store Covent Garden staircase - Ongoing Issue Picture

The store is Apple’s 300th and will open Saturday 7th August, 10am and if you are one of the first 4,000 people through the door you will get a special t-shirt. Will you be going?