Mar 092012
 

When Apple launched the iPhone 4S in October of 2011, one of the most talked about and probably its headline feature was the inclusion of the Siri intelligent assistant software which attempted to make life easier by being able to accomplish tasks given to it through a simple voice command. When invoked by the user, Siri is ready and able to take spoken orders which can range from setting meetings up in the calendar, checking the location of friends and family or even pulling up a weather forecast for most locations in the world. Continue reading »

Rumors: New iPad will have more RAM, ‘variety of LTE flavors’

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Mar 062012
 

Besides reiterating a call for an updated Apple TV tomorrow, The Verge has some new information on the upcoming iPad processors and configurations: Continue reading »

Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 5 [video]

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Dec 092011
 

Pod2g has successfully implemented an untethered jailbreak of iOS 5, as this video demonstrates.

In earlier November, pod2g announced that he had found a bug that would be able to untether iOS 5.

Hey jailbreaking friends, I’ve found a bug that can untether iOS 5. Don’t expect a release soon, but I’m gonna work hard in it.

It appears that his work has paid off; however, the untethered jailbreak isn’t compatible with the iPhone 4S or iPad 2 just yet.

Tons of questions from my nice followers. Too early to answer. Will work on iOS 5.0.1, will try iPad 2 and 4S after others are ready.

But… I don’t own a 4S nor I an iPad 2. Continue reading »

Windows phone Vs iPhone 4s [voice command]

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Nov 262011
 

Microsoft’s Craig Mundie shoved his foot knee deep in his mouth this week when he said that Siri was nothing special, and Microsoft’s own voice capabilities have been around for over a year.  The reason for Siri’s success?  Marketing, of course.

People are infatuated with Apple announcing it. It’s good marketing, but at least as the technological capability you could argue that Microsoft has had a similar capability in Windows Phones for more than a year, since Windows Phone 7 was introduced.

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Apple’s US online store begins selling unlocked, contract-free iPhone 4S

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Nov 112011
 

iPhone 4S Vs. Canon 5D Mark II: Side-By-Side Video Comparison

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Oct 182011
 

Apple’s new iPhone 4S comes with a vastly improved 8-megapixel camera that is getting rave reviews.

So if you want to figure out iPhone 4S’ video capabilities, checkout the video posted by Robino films that compares the iPhone 4S video and the Canon 5D Mark II, which costs more than  $2000.

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Oct 162011
 

Siri, Apple’s virtual assistant, has been the highlight of the iPhone 4S launch. Not just because it’s very sophisticated and can make stuff easy for you, but because it’s funny. As David Pogue said, it’s entirely possible that a bunch of Hollywood joke writers, camped up in Apple’s North Carolina data center, are coming up with the funny responses Siri has in store for iPhone 4S users.

This Is My Next’s Joshua Topolsky experimented quite a bit with Siri early on when he reviewed the iPhone 4S, and needless to say discovered a number of funny responses.

After the iPhone 4S went on sale to the public, Siri’s humor became widely known with multiple screenshots of Siri’s funny responses doing the rounds on Twitter. It went onto become viral, and even got the Tumblr treatment every meme gets. Continue reading »

iPhone 4S clocked at 800MHz, still crushes iPhone 4 and compatitors

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Oct 112011
 
Pre-orders for the iPhone 4S only began shipping this week, but a handful of early owners have already taken Apple’s first A5-based smartphone for a test run, and they’ve got the benchmarks to prove it. The results, obtained by AnandTech, are hardly what we’d call shocking. In terms of Javascript performance (pictured above), the 4S measures up rather nicely against the Tegra 2-based Honeycomb competition, while out-dueling the iPhone 4 in overall CPU muscle. Geekbench results, meanwhile, clock the 4S at around 800MHz, with a score of 623. That’s about 25 percent lower than the A5-based iPad 2, but notably higher than the iPhone 4 (see graphic, after the break). When it comes to GPU performance, GLBenchmark 2.1 tests in 1280 x 720, off-screen render mode place Apple’s new handset well above the Galaxy S II, with scores of 122.7 and 67.1, respectively. It still trails the iPad 2, not surprisingly, but the 4S’ scores show a major advantage over the iPhone 4, which registered a score of 15.3. For more statistics and graphics, check out the source link below.

Sprint Reportedly Goes All-In For iPhone Deal; To Exclusively Get Redesigned iPhone 5

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Oct 032011
 

Wall Street Journal reports that Sprint has agreed to buy 30.5 million iPhones over the next four years from Apple for an average price of $655, which works out to $20 billion.

We’ve heard rumors that have claimed that Sprint – the third largest carrier in the US, will be offering Apple’s fifth generation iPhone, alongside with AT&T and Verizon. Sprint’s recent moves also seem to suggest that Sprint has been gearing up for the iPhone launch.

With less than 24 hours to go for Apple’s much awaited Let’s Talk iPhone event, Wall Street Journal has just dropped a bombshell.

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iPhone iOS 5 warns Japaneses about earthquake

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Aug 222011
 
Following the devastation wrought by the recent Japanese earthquake, Apple has hooked the country’s early warning system into iOS 5. The tectonically-volatile nation has the most sophisticated alarm in the world, delivering life-saving warnings seconds or minutes before disaster strikes. iOS users already had access to this functionality via apps like Yurekuru, but iOS 5 will bring it directly into the operating system. The service can be activated in the Notification Center settings pane, accompanied by a warning that the constant connection will deplete your battery faster — a fair exchange if it saves your life.