Monday, October 17, 2011
Apple is bringing speech recognition to the masses with its new iPhone 4S, equipped with an intelligent assistant named Siri. It’s a major differentiator for the new iPhone, setting it apart from its predecessors. I’ve been using speech recognition software for the past 8 years, so I was eager to take this enhanced version of Siri for a spin. Here’s my review.
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011
The iPhone 4S has been released this week, causing a stir as usual and bringing down apple.com to boot. Amidst the mad frenzy of Apple fan-boi’s and others blinded by marketing it is worth stepping back and looking at the device. As usual for Apple they are playing catch-up and the hardware is nothing to sing about. Comparatively spec’ed devices are selling at a much lower cost.
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With the iPhone 4S set to launch on Friday, publications have been given an early look at Apple’s next handset, and found that while it has a familiar look on the outside, its new camera and Siri technology found inside are impressive additions.
Read more www.appleinsider.com
Are you excited about Siri? If so, this video on Stuff.tv is going to knock your socks off. In the video, users ask Siri to open a website, send an IM to someone, ask it about the weather both locally and in San Francisco, set an alarm, do some currency conversions, and find the distance to the Moon.
Read more www.tuaw.com
Monday, October 10, 2011
Since the iPhone first arrived on the scene, it has been used to access mobile data like no other device before it. Owners of iPhones browse the web, download apps, upload photos to social networks, and generally download more and more data on the fly than others. The device’s popularity—and users’ associated habits—have stressed phone networks to the point that over the previous year or so, iPhone carriers (particularly in the U.S.) have slapped data limits on the plans they offer, even what they call “unlimited” plans, in an attempt to preserve their network’s stability.
Read more www.fastcompany.com
My wife’s office recently ditched its BlackBerrys for iPhones. Now, when one of our iPhones chirps with the arrival of a new e-mail, we look at one another, wondering who just got an e-mail and who can continue uninterrupted with his or her evening. Unless you have been using a prerelease version of iOS 5, which lets you change the tone for any alert, you’re stuck with the default tone. (On my iPhone running iOS 4.3.5, I can change my ringtone and my text tone but not the tone for e-mails.) I wanted to find a way to change the tone for new e-mails without (a) paying any money, and (b) jailbreaking my phone. After an intensive search, I found iPriorityMail 2, a free app that does the trick
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Apple CEO Tim Cook has revealed the hardware that would be packed inside the iPhone 4S. It will sport the same look as iPhone 4 — a Gorilla glass-front, a sleek glass back and an aluminium antenna band that runs along each side. The device will also have the same Apple A5 CPU as the iPad 2, which is a dual-core, ARM-based chip, running at 1GHz. This should power up 4S considerably for streaming multimedia content, running apps and emails. But, it offers no novelty since you have handsets that offer 1.2 and 1.5GHz dual-core chips.
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Never trust a carrier when it comes to monthly plan pricing. That’s pretty much the attitude you have to go in with when you buy your iPhone 4S — or any other smartphone. To demonstrate, I’ve drawn up a list of tricks and deals that I found while crunching numbers on the three iPhone carriers, Sprint, AT&T and Verizon Wireless.
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Apple on Monday announced that its new iPhone 4S sold one million preorders in its first 24 hours of availability, setting a new record for the company.
Read more www.appleinsider.com
Friday, October 07, 2011
Kathy McCraw of Roanoke now has a photo of Steve Jobs as wallpaper on her iphone. “It’s a tribute to him,” McCraw said. “I think everyone who has an iphone should do it.”
McCraw is one of millions of people worldwide who have Apple products and one of millions who feels a loss upon hearing of Jobs death from pancreatic cancer at just 56 years old.
Read more www.wdbj7.com
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Apple’s iPhone is getting an improved camera with the iPhone 4S, but a medical research team has gone a step further, turning the iPhone into a powerful, professional-caliber imaging and chemical detection device, according to The Optical Society. In other words, the $40 hack engineered by the team makes the iPhone a lab-worthy medical microscope.
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The Apple iPhone 4S is one device that is garnering all attention, of late. The smartphone, complete with all impressive features, surprised everyone with its dual-mode – GSM and CDMA.
Read more www.devicemag.com
Siri, before you became the premiere feature of the new iPhone 4S, where did you come from?
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Tuesday, September 27, 2011
A California judge has dismissed an app-related privacy lawsuit against Apple, arguing that the plaintiffs failed to prove that Apple and its products caused them any harm.
Read more www.pcmag.com
Monday, September 26, 2011
Spectrum Wine Auctions, a California-based auction house of fine and rare wine, is bringing the power of mobile bidding into the palms of collectors’ hands with the launch of its new iPad and iPhone bidding app.
Read more www.sacbee.com
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
iPatch, a third-party iPhone repair company based in the UK, has come up with this iPhone modification that puts a backlight behind the Apple logo on the back of the iPhone 4.
Read more www.macrumors.com
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
A pair of new reports claim retailer Best Buy is preparing for an October launch of Apple’s next-generation iPhone, though they conflict on potential launch dates.
Read more www.appleinsider.com
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
INRIX, Inc., a leading international provider of real-time traffic information and connected driving services, announced today Fullpower®-MotionX® has selected INRIX to provide traffic information for its best-selling MotionX-GPS Drive navigation app for iPhone and iPad.
Read more www.marketwatch.com
Apple’s iPhone 5, the most-anticipated device of the year, is already facing stiff competition from Android-based smartphones amidst all the rumors. The features mentioned below are at the moment found in different high-end Android handsets that include Google Nexus line smartphones, Samsung Galaxy S2, HTC EVO 3D, and HTC Sensation.
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Friday, August 26, 2011
Nicholas Allegra, aka Comex, will lend his skills to Apple
“Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.”—Michael Corleone
Read More www.dailytech.com