Siri, I Wish You Could Do More

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Now that I’ve gotten used to the limited number of things the beta version of Siri can do on the iPhone 4S, I wish Siri could do a few more things. I’m sure that some of these are coming soon but I also doubt Apple will give me all I want with Siri. Apple has […]

iPhone 4S Pre-Orders Begin in 22 New Countries

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If you’re living in a country outside of the initial batch where Apple made the iPhone 4S available and you’ve been waiting for your chance to pre-order it, today is your lucky day as Apple has launched pre-sales for the latest-generation iPhone in 22 more countries around the world. The countries that are now officially […]

Nuance Offers Dragon Recorder for Voice Recognition Time Shifting

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Nuance, the makers of the popular voice recognition software known as Dragon NaturallySpeaking on the Windows side, and MacSpeech Scribe and Dragon Dictate on the Mac side, have added a new app to their suite of voice recognition apps on the iOS platform called Dragon Recorder. This app, along with their others, could help those […]

Local Carrier C Spire (Cellular South) Getting The iPhone 4S

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One of the things we were disappointed over when the iPhone launched was lack of carrier choice outside of the big, national players. It’s great that Sprint got to join in on the fun, but more options are better. Now a local carrier gets to play, too. C Spire will get the iPhone 4S sometime […]

Siri Bypasses Passcode Locks, But You Can Turn This Off

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Did you know that with Siri you can make a voice activated call from an iPhone 4S that has been passcode locked? It’s not an oversight on the part of Apple. It’s just their choice to turn the feature on by default. Some think it should be off by default and require the user to […]

iOS 5: How to Use the Camera on the iPhone 4S

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The camera on the iPhone 4S includes some significant improvements. First, it takes less time to open and snap a photo (or shoot video) because now you just hit the home button twice and the lock screen will reveal a camera icon in the lower right corner. Tap it and you have the camera app […]

Samsung Galaxy S II Trounces iPhone 4S in Drop Test

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Those of you out there hoping to get a glimpse at the iPhone 4S and the Samsung Galaxy S II getting destroyed for the sake of entertainment are in luck because SquareTrade has released a new drop test pitting Apple’s latest iPhone against Samsung’s iconic Android device. A little forewarning though, if you’re like me, […]

iPhone 4S: Verizon vs AT&T Speed Test

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The iPhone 4S lives in a world of compromise, with Apple customers being forced to choose between clear calls and fast wireless Internet speeds. While competitors run on the latest 4G networks, the iPhone 4S is relegated to aging 3G networks that run at a fraction of the speed. AT&T claims to have the fastest […]

10 Best iPhone 4S Accessories

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Now that you have your iPhone 4S it’s time to accessorize. After all, what’s the good of having the newest Apple phone if you don’t take advantage of the vast sea of cases, docks, and other sweet toys made just for it? Just as there’s an app for almost everything, there’s an accessory for almost […]

Siri Ported to iPhone 4 from the 4S, Why Didn’t Apple?

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A developer ported the Siri voice command system from the new iPhone 4S (read our review) over to the previous generation iPhone 4. You can see from the video that the system runs, but not smoothly, and we don’t get an actual voice demonstration. The folks at 9to5Mac say that a user can speak to […]

Now I’m a Victim of AT&T and Apple’s Success

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Yes, AT&T fumbled the ball today, again! I am the guy who wrote the reasoned article about being patient as you wait for your phone to activate, because like my first activation it should only take about 10-20 minutes and you’ll be done. Then I tried activating my second phone. Now at 6PM, after getting […]

iPhone 4S Launch Propels Sprint to Best Sales Day Ever

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We already knew that sales of the next-generation iPhone were going to be massive. On day one, there were over a million pre-orders. Then, yesterday, the iPhone 4S sold out online at AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. So today figured to be a huge day for Apple and carriers around the world playing host to the […]

Passing Down Tech and Knowledge to My Son

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I just spent the last hour having a blast with my youngest son, Daniel. I have two boys and they both enjoy technology, but Daniel’s a geek like me and loves technology almost as much. When I made the public decision here on GBM to pick the iPhone 4S as a replacement for my Samsung Infuse 4G, he […]

iPhone 4S Teardown Takes You Inside Apple’s Latest iPhone

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Tomorrow is a big day for millions of people out there as it’s launch day for Apple’s latest and greatest iPhone, the iPhone 4S. And we’re just going to assume that when it arrives, you’re not going to take it apart and peer into the device’s inner workings in order to get a better grasp […]

Didn’t Pre-Order an iPhone 4S? Get Up Early Tomorrow

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If you didn’t pre-order a new iPhone 4S and you don’t want to wait a couple of weeks before you have it in your hands, you probably want to think about waking up early tomorrow morning. Why? Well, first of all, tomorrow is launch day for the new iPhone but more importantly, the iPhone 4S […]

How To Get iCloud’s Photo Stream Working On A Windows PC

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Now that you’ve downloaded iOS 5 to your iPad (well, hopefully…) you can sign up for an iCloud account and start syncing and backing up your data across devices. This includes Photo Stream, which automatically saves all the pictures you take on your iPad or iPhone to the cloud and to synced devices. Though iCloud […]

Replacement Fee With AppleCare+ Won’t Be Waived Any More

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Apple will release the iPhone 4S Friday, along with a new version of their AppleCare extended warranty plan called AppleCare+ (which we outlined in our list of the Top 5 iPhone Warranty Options Compared). The purpose of the plan is to provide accidental damage support for iPhone buyers. It also seems to signal a shift in […]

Get a Free iPhone 4S from Target by Trading Your Old One In

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If you haven’t already preordered the iPhone 4S you might want to consider Target. They will be partnering with NextWorth to offer trade-in credit if you bring your old iPhone with you. You can go today to a Target store with your old iPhone and they will give you a price that will be guaranteed […]

iPhone 4S Reviews

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We currently sit three days out from the official launch of Apple’s latest iPhone, the iPhone 4S, and lo and behold, reviews of the Cupertino based company’s new smartphone have begun trickling in. Perfect for those of you that have been waiting to see what the critics think before taking the plunge. So, what do […]