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iPod Touch gets five new apps

Lisa Hoover

Though there was plenty of other news at the Keynote today, iPod Touch users got a little love thrown their way today -- for a price. Master Steve announced that effective immediately, there are five new apps available for the Touch: Mail, Stocks, Notes, Weather, and Maps. Oh, and it will set current Touch owners back $20.
  • Preview mail before you open it, display grapics and photos inline, and view HTML, PDF, Word, and Exel attachments.
  • Stocks, Weather, and Notes all appear as widgets on your home screen.
  • Google Maps determines your approximate location if Wi-Fi is on and gives you directions, marks specific locations (Starbucks?), and has both hybrid and satellite maps to show you the way.
Granted, it's not as exciting as the iPhone update (nor is it, ahem, as free) -- but at least we've got notes and mail now, right? That ought to count for something.

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