My wife owns and iPhone 4S and she seldom uses Siri due to the poor results she gets from the service, so she didn’t find out that I programmed Siri to call her “Sexy” until a very inopportune time.
I never expected this prank to embarrass my wife as it did this past Sunday evening. My wife was telling our church about our denomination’s disaster relief teams. She wanted to show them a list of ways they can help from the organization’s website so she pulled up the site on her iPhone and passed it around the room.
One man unknowingly engaged the “raise-to-speak” feature of Siri, which turns Siri on by lifting the phone to [...]
The second prepaid option for the iPhone is finally here. Starting today Virgin Mobile customers can purchase and use the iPhone 4 or 4S on their carrier of choice with no contracts.
The 16GB iPhone 4S is now available on the Virgin Mobile website for $649.99, the same price as the unlocked version for AT&T and T-Mobile. Like users who bought the unlocked version, Virgin Mobile users don’t need to bother with two-year contracts on their new iPhones.
Plans for the Virgin Mobile iPhone start at $35 for 300 minutes of talk time and unlimited text and web, and go up to $55 for unlimited everything. Even the highest tier plan is cheaper than a contract from [...]
When Samsung announced its Samsung Galaxy S III last month, it also detailed a new voice recognition app called S-Voice, software that will be in direct competition with Siri on the iPhone 4S. And with the battle heating up, a new video has surfaced pitting the Galaxy S III’s S-Voice against the iPhone’s Siri in a battle of virtual assistants.
The video, first discovered by Phandroid, pits S-Voice on the Galaxy S III and Siri on the iPhone 4S against each other in a series of tests.
Keep in mind, the Siri that is displayed here is not the Siri on iOS 6 which will be coming with loads of upgrades.
For those that have heard of neither, Siri and S-Voice [...]
The Musubo Retro iPhone 4S case protects the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S with a layer of silicon and a sci-fi looking exoskeleton that looks great.
Musubo makes a collection of interesting iPhone 4 & iPhone 4S cases, including the Musubo Sneaker Case.
In addition to looking good, the Retro case offers more protection than the average iPhone 4S case.
Of the two Musubo iPhone cases I tested, this one’s my favorite. Despite my sci-fi connection, the Retro name comes from the look of an old classic car grill.
The case includes a glossy polycarbonate outer frame which surrounds a softer silicon inner case that cushions your iPhone for when you drop [...]
The iPhone 4S has launched on four new carriers today including Pioneer Cellular, which just announced its availability today.
Pioneer Cellular, a carrier based in Oklahoma, today announced that it now carries Apple’s latest iPhone model. The best-selling smartphone is now on sale in a number of Pioneer Cellular locations and it will launch in several more over the next few weeks.
Right now, the device is only available in five locations. However, once May 29th, June 4th, June 11th and June 18th roll around, more stores will have the iPhone 4S in store for purchase.
Read: iPhone 4S Review.
Unlike the other regional carriers who have launched [...]
Apple is defending Siri against a would-be class action lawsuit claiming the personal assistant in the iPhone 4S doesn’t work as advertised.
According to The Wall Street Journal, the lawsuit claims that Apple’s ads for Siri are false advertising, claiming that the service doesn’t work as Apple says it does. Apple’s response is that Siri is a Beta product and users were able to return the iPhone 4S within 30 days if dissatisfied with its performance.
One of the plaintiffs seeking class action status claims they were unable to replicate Apple’s Rock God commercial. Another said Siri couldn’t understand when he asked it for directions to [...]