PayPal just recently updated their iPhone application (PayPal) with the new ability to take pictures of checks and then the app will automatically deposit them directly to your PayPal account.
Most people use PayPal on regular basis and this is a great addition to the PayPal system. Of course the PayPal app for iPhone (iPod or iPad) is totally free so you can download it from App Store or iTunes Store.
Back in December Google Goggles was released for Android T-Mobile smartphones. This allowed users to search in Google Maps using a picture they took. It highlights recognized objects and then all you have to do is click on it to find out more information. Google announced today that Goggles is available for the iPhone.
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Google Mobile’s blog does warn that since “computer vision” is difficult that it’s still a Labs product and that they will continue to work on it to make it work better. Google Mobile App is in the Apple App Store and users need only downloaded the updated version on their iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4 devices. Devices must be running iOS 4 or above and Goggles is only enabled for English-speaking users.
One great disappointment that the iPad has is the fact that there is no camera, whether it be a front-facing one or a rear-facing one and today where almost everything has a camera, it’s a bit odd that Apple didn’t include it. Recently, it was found that in the iPad’s SDK (software development kit) there was an option to add the ability to take pictures. Could this be a new feature for the second generation iPad or could Apple possibly be making a camera that will connect to the iPad through the 30-pin dock connector? The attachment does not seem possibly, however, because it does not seem to be something that Steve Jobs would approve of. Here’s the picture of the feature:
There have been reports of the next generation iPod Touch to have a built-in camera. These rumors are starting to seem more true as new facts roll in. Below are several pictures and one video of what appears to be the iPod Touch 3G. As you can see, there is a built in camera at the top of the back of the device. These images shown seem to correspond with the rumored third generation cases.
-to show it’s real. If you look at the board, it states Apple 2009 very clear. The 2nd gen AKA iPod touch out now, has 2008 on it. They haven’t revised the 2008 touch. I will compare them in pic in a sec.
-BTW, these phones NEVER leave Apple and this one left but it was a durability test phone, so that’s why the screen is all gridded off and cracked.
-The side by side picture is the inside of the current gen vs the 3rd gen (one coming out in September).
-I acquired this from a guy that I buy parts phones and iPods from. I believe he’s a recycler in ***********, so what most likely happened is that Apple threw this away and he some how got it and sold it for parts.