Apple Store, Zinio, GMail

updated 04:33 am EDT, Fri September 7, 2012 | Posted in iPhone Apps

Apple Store 2.3.1 (Free) - The Apple Store App, now at version 2.3.1, lets you research, buy and seek help from a nearby Apple retail store. While the new version is just an iOS compatibility update ahead of the expected release of iOS 6, the program allows users to order products for local pickup or home delivery, custom-configure Macs or personalize new iPads or iPods, make reservations for Genius Bar, Specialist or One to One services, and buy items in-store with EasyPay (the latter requires an iPhone 4 or 4S). [Download - 5.6MB]

Zinio 2.2.5 (Free) - Zinio's self-titled periodical-reading app brings push notifications and an iPhone-optimized newsstand section in version 2.2.5, along with its previous selection of magazines and other publications users can read, subscribe to and manage right on their iOS device. The app lets readers explore various free articles, read and manage their favorite magazines, and shop for new ones. New to Zinio is Newsweek, The Paris Review, Under the Radar, the UK versions of Glamour and Conde Nast Traveller and Afar. User now get alerts when new issues arrive through the optional push notifications. [Download - 16.6MB]

GMail 1.3.1 (Free) - The official GMail app for iOS has been updated to version 1.3.1, which now offers to open web links in the iOS Chrome browser rather than Safari if Chrome is installed on the device, along with various bug fixes. The program alerts users to new messages and lets them read, archive, star and otherwise filter and manage their GMail account. It requires iOS 4 or higher. [Download - 18.5MB]

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