Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The millions of people who purchased the new iPhone 4S are toting around glass-encased mobile devices that can cost $600 or more to replace. That means one accidental plunge onto the concrete—or as one unlucky Twitter user mentioned, a ride through the laundry cycle—can be very expensive. To protect yourself from that kind of damage, should you insure your iPhone?
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Monday, November 14, 2011
One of the biggest missing features from Apple’s Siri technology is integration with third-party apps. Apple launched Siri on the iPhone 4S with Wolfram Alpha and Yelp integration, but other developers have been unable to fully integrate their apps with Siri to create a compelling, voice-controlled experience.
Read more www.cultofmac.com
Apple lost Steve, and with him the peace and quiet of being among the top in tech-industry. Since the launch of iPhone 4S just Apple co-founder Steve Jobs breathed his last, Apple has been going deeper in troublesome waters.
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Sunday, November 13, 2011
We all knew this day would come. It’s hardly a tragedy, but some globe-trotting types out there might be a little annoyed. Starting today Sprint is pushing a SIM lock to all iPhone 4Ss on its network.
Read more www.engadget.com
Thursday, November 10, 2011
@WalmartLabs is updating the retailer’s free iPhone app, adding a number of new features that make it easy for consumers to create smart shopping lists, scan QR codes and access product information. The updated app lets you add items to your shopping list by speaking, typing or scanning a bar code.
Read more www.psfk.com
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
I remember the day like it was yesterday. The day was June 29, 2007, and the first generation iPhone hit Apple stores. People were excited, and couldn’t wait to get the device into their hands. I was one of them. With the iPhone, my expectations were low, because at the time I wasn’t someone who carried around a cell phone like my life depended on it.
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On the iPhone 4S launch day, I lined up with about 14 other people outside our Verizon store, my Motorola Droid in hand, checking the time until the store opened. I had never owned an iPhone before, which might come as a surprise from an Apple blogger.
Read more www.businessweek.com
Looking for a less expensive way to call overseas? AT&T now provides a solution in their own Call International iPhone app, available for free on the App Store. Calling from the US using the app requires no recurring monthly charge, contract commitment or prepaid balance. According to AT&T the rates offered when using Call International are their lowest available.
Read more www.iphonefaq.org
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
About a year ago Jake Van Order was commuting to the South Loop. He lived equidistant from the Damen Brown Line stop and the Ravenswood Metra stop and was trying figure out which route was faster and when to expect the next train. Most commuters would just throw their hands up and pick a route. But Van Order, a programmer, was determined to figure out when he could expect the Brown Line to arrive.
Read more www.centersquarejournal.com
Siri is only the beginning. By drawing together a few recent insights about Google’s moves and Apple’s innovations, one might wonder if Google is afraid of falling behind its rival—for good.
Read more www.fastcompany.com
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
New iPhone jailbreak workarounds are released as often as iOS updates, but Friday’s news that an untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 4S had been achieved is unquestionably the most devastating blow to Scott Forstall’s mobile division since the humiliating jailbreakme.com arrived on the scene for iOS 4 devices last August.
Read more www.electricpig.co.uk
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
iPhone 4S became popular for its amazing voice assistance app Siri. But another amazing spec of the smartphone that was drowned out among all the hoopla over Siri was the Bluetooth 4.0.
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My new friend is Siri, a virtual personal assistant software built into Apple’s recently released iPhone 4S. And Siri is sassy. According to Apple’s developers, her sense of humor is purposeful: Engineers sought to give her a straightforward personality with a slight edge. The effect of the sarcasm is that despite her deeply robotic female voice, Siri sounds like a real person.
Read more www.loyolaphoenix.com
ers looking to port Apple’s Siri digital assistant to iOS devices other than the iPhone 4S claim to have a rudimentary version of Siri running on the original iPad. Twitter user Jackoplane recently posted screenshots online showing Siri fully integrated into the iPad’s operating system. The only problems is Siri can’t do much on the iPad right now since most of Siri’s processing takes place on Apple servers.
Read more www.pcworld.com
The United States Patent & Trademark Office this morning issued a patent grant to Apple pertaining to the familiar Slide to Unlock gesture. Remember, the now ubiquitous sliding move debuted on the original iPhone as a fun way to keep your device secured while in your pocket. “To unlock the phone, I just take my finger and slide it across.
Read more 9to5mac.com
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
After releasing Windows and Mac versions of DVD to iPhone 4S Converter, Tipard has newly published their iPhone 4S Video Converter, which can help users easily enjoy any kind of video file on iPhone 4S to have more fun and entertainment.
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iQue Repair, LLC, http://www.iquerepair.com, announced the opening of its store in Midvale, Utah. Located between Salt Lake City and Provo, UT, iQue Repair is convenient to customers who need repairs done to their iPhone, iPad and iPod. With the recent release of the iPhone 4S, iQue has added the iPhone 4 to its inventory of repairable devices.
Read more www.1888pressrelease.com
• State laws not keeping up with technology
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When Apple introduced its new iPhone 4S earlier this month, tech analysts raved about the phone’s voice-activated personal assistant, nicknamed “Siri.”
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The iPhone 4S with Siri has sold a million units online in twenty-four hours, four million by the end of its first weekend in stores, and several million more by now. Another Apple product, another big seller, another popular hit product.
Read more www.beatweek.com
Monday, October 24, 2011
Ever wonder why so many automated voices—think the iPhone’s Siri, your GPS lady, the woman who gives you your voicemail—are female? NPR’s Scott Simon did a little digging into this topic, and the consensus seems to be that women’s voices are used because they’re perceived as being more comforting.
Read more jezebel.com