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  • iPhone 4S battery problems may be caused by location services

    Posted October 31, 2011 - 11:31 am

    Every new iPhone follows the same cycle: anticipation, acquisition, aggravation, acceptance. The iPhone 4S aggravation? High battery drain, or rather, short battery life.
  • A BlackBerry user's first impressions of his new iPhone 4S

    Posted October 29, 2011 - 8:19 am

    I've been a BlackBerry user for years but finally decided I needed a device that provided a better Web browsing experience so just made the leap to an Apple iPhone 4S and thought I'd share some impressions.
  • Hacking Apple's Siri: Not so easy

    Posted October 29, 2011 - 8:14 am

    Hackers 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. Similar to the version of Siri on the iPhone 4 that hacker Steve Troughton-Smith had up and running earlier in October, the iPad doesn't appear to be able to interface with Apple's servers.
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    Nokia Lumia 800 vs. iPhone 4S vs. Nexus Galaxy

    Posted October 26, 2011 - 11:30 am

    Nokia is betting its future on Microsoft’s mobile OS, and on Wednesday introduced its first Windows Phone 7 device, the Lumia 800. If the Lumia 800 looks familiar, that’s because it’s similar to the Nokia N9, which runs OS (MeeGo) soon to be ditched. The Lumia 800 brings a few improvements over its relegated sibling, including a faster processor, but compared to the big boys, the iPhone 4S and the latest Android Galaxy Nexus and Droid RAZR,
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    Siri gets the auto-tune treatment

    Posted October 25, 2011 - 5:04 pm

    The Siri video onslaught continues, as people find new ways to create videos out of the Siri personal assistant feature on the new iPhone 4S. So why not auto-tune her?
  • Troubleshooting a battery-sucking iPhone 4S

    Posted October 24, 2011 - 1:59 pm

    If your iPhone is draining not just a bit more quickly than other iPhones you've owned, but in a "what the..." kind of way, consider aiding the cause by troubleshooting it.
  • Galaxy Nexus vs. iPhone 4S vs. Droid RAZR: Smartphone battle royale

    Posted October 22, 2011 - 8:47 am

    Google’s Galaxy Nexus is the latest addition to this year’s hot smartphone line-up, alongside the iPhone 4S and the Droid RAZR. Unveiled last night, the Galaxy Nexus, manufactured by Samsung, embodies Google’s idea of the perfect smartphone, together with the brand-new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich mobile OS.
  • What Google's Rubin doesn't understand about Siri

    Posted October 20, 2011 - 6:18 pm

    The head of Google's Android mobile OS, Andy Rubin, doesn't think your smartphone should be your personal assistant. In comments made during an interview at the AsiaD conference this week, Rubin downplayed the impact of Siri--the voice interactive personal assistant included with the iPhone 4S.
  • Siri's security hole: The passcode is the problem

    Posted October 20, 2011 - 4:25 pm

    Siri, the virtual assistant built into the Apple's iPhone 4S, has a security problem: By default, anyone can use Siri to send e-mails or text messages from a locked phone, without having to enter a passcode first.
  • Moving to an iPhone 4S

    Posted October 20, 2011 - 3:48 pm

    How to activate your new iPhone, transfer data from your old phone, and some suggestions for exploring your 4S's new features.
  • How the iPhone 4S camera compares to earlier phones and cameras

    Posted October 20, 2011 - 9:02 am

    Everyone lucky enough to get their hands on an iPhone 4S seems to be happy. Hidden behind the new dual-processor and cracking-wise Siri is a new camera. How much better is the new camera than previous models?
  • iPhone 4S and iOS 5 raise the smartphone IQ once again

    Posted October 18, 2011 - 4:10 pm

    It's not the iPhone 5, but it's far from disappointing.
  • Early iPhone 4S problems

    Posted October 17, 2011 - 5:04 pm

    According to Apple, the iPhone 4S is selling very, very well. But not everyone is having a smooth experience with Apple's latest handset. A handful of issues are causing problems for a subset of users.
  • Apple sells record 4 million iPhone 4S smartphones over launch weekend

    Posted October 17, 2011 - 12:57 pm

    Apple today said that it had sold more than 4 million iPhone 4S smartphones since the device reached retail last Friday.
  • iPhone 4S causes genetic disaster: Turns millions of gadget geeks into sheep

    Posted October 17, 2011 - 10:58 am

    There must be a joke in the astonishing 4 million copies of the iPhone 4S Apple claims to have sold over the weekend -- one other than the sham press conference Apple called to announce this minor upgrade rather than the iPhone 5. I just can't see where the punchline went.
  • The complete iPhone 4S buying guide

    Posted October 15, 2011 - 8:15 am

    The iPhone 4S will make its long-awaited debut this week. If you're planning to get one, make sure you check out Macworld's comprehensive buying guide first.
  • This week in pictures: Apple gets Siri-ous

    Posted October 14, 2011 - 2:30 pm

    Also: Tim Armstrong dearly wants Yahoo to buy AOL, RIM's Mike Lazaridis apologizes for 3-day BlackBerry outage, and Scarlett Johansson's hacker is charged.
  • Apple iPhone 4S launch day: A survival guide

    Posted October 13, 2011 - 8:56 pm

    Caught Apple phone fever? Here's where to go and how to cope in your search for the newest iPhone.
  • Sprint clarifies iPhone 4S unlocking policy

    Posted October 13, 2011 - 5:03 pm

    Sprint cleared up its policy regarding international roaming on the iPhone 4S Thursday, announcing its intent to lock the phone's micro-SIM slot and then unlock it for good customers only by request.
  • Apple iPhone 4S Teardown: 4 Findings

    Posted October 13, 2011 - 4:25 pm

    iFixit's iPhone teardowns seem to happen earlier every year. This time, the hardware repair group has cracked open an iPhone 4S one day ahead of its October 14 launch date.
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    A conversation with Siri on the iPhone 4S

    Posted October 13, 2011 - 2:11 pm

    Macworld's Jason Snell talks with the iPhone 4S's new Siri technology.
  • Apple's iPhone 4S Siri does funny but not knock-knock jokes

    Posted October 13, 2011 - 11:33 am

    While the outside of the iPhone 4S doesn't differ from the iPhone 4, the inside does. Besides faster processor, the iPhone 4S includes Siri, the natural language-based Personal Digital Assistant. Turns out Siri is a bit of a wit.
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    Siri is set to answer a lot of dumb questions

    Posted October 12, 2011 - 10:21 am

    Some of the early reviews are coming out on the iPhone 4S and the coolest feature, the Siri personal assistant. Of course, people are trying to show either how "cool" the feature is, or they're just trying to come up with the weirdest or dumbest questions to ask
  • Review

    iPhone 4S review: It's a sure thing

    Posted October 12, 2011 - 10:17 am

    The iPhone 4S is more of a good thing: It takes the successful look of the iPhone 4 and tosses in a dual-core processor for dramatically improved speed, an upgraded camera, and some brand-new voice-command technologies.
  • 3 reasons to get an iPhone 4S

    Posted October 11, 2011 - 3:45 pm

    The all-geek jury has come back with an early verdict: Demand for the iPhone 4S is sky high.

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