Posts tagged with: iPhone 4

Released in June 2010, the iPhone 4 by Apple included a new design and more features. It is the first Apple iPhone with a VGA front-facing camera to make video calls over a Wi-Fi network. Powering the iPhone 4 is Apple's 1GHz A4 processor. It also features Apple's new Retina display with a resolution of 960 x 640. On the back is a five-megapixel camera that can record video in 720p HD with LED flash and autofocus. Read on for the latest Apple iPhone 4 news, reviews and videos:

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    iOS6 will bring a lot of new features (despite the fact that many are expecting a brand new user interface), at least from what Apple have shown and told us. Of course, there might be some more exciting stuff being held from us in order to show off with the occasion of the iPhone event. However, Apple introduced a nice little feature in the Mail app, as spotted by BGR. If you conversation view (thread) is getting too long, you have to pull in order to expand the collapsed email and it will display more. In order to visualize this, check out the image above. It's pretty much similar to ...

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    Despite the fact that the numbers are looking really good, Apple's financial results for the second quarter of 2012 fall short of some expectations mainly because of speed bumps in the European economy as well as slightly worse iPhone sales. The fruit company managed to sell 26 million iPhones and 17 million iPads in Q2. However, iPhone sales are lower than expected and, according to the company, rumors of the next iPhone are hurting smartphone sales. The same thing happened last year with the iPhone 4 where many future owners refrained from purchasing one on the eve of the iPhone 4S ...

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    Those running the third beta of iOS 6 noticed that Apple will make it easier to update applications and install free ones by removing an extra step necessary in the current iteration of the platform. Passwords will no longer be required for installation of free applications. The user will also no longer be required to enter their iTunes password when updating an application already installed, regardless if it is free or purchased/commercial. Currently the system is asking you for authentication but in iOS 6, whenever tapping a free product in the AppStore in order to install it, the button ...

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    There are quite a lot of people who like to combine the best of both worlds and using Gmail on your iOS-powered device, let it be iPhone or iPad, is just one example. However, the Gmail app for iOS is lacking functionality compared to the Android flavor but there's an update available in the App Store that tries to close the gap. Probably the most important addition is Notification Center support with options for banners, alerts and lock screen notifications. You no longer have to open the application to check for e-mails, you can finally be notified if you have one right on your lock ...

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    There's a lot to celebrate about iOS 6. Brandon's recent editorial highlights the top 5 features we found most interesting, but after testing the first beta just a couple of days later, not everything has been fun and games. I could certainly add a ton of additional reasons why I consider that the OS matters, but today, it's time to talk about the five reasons why I'm disappointed. Let’s start this list with a disclaimer though. There's nothing in these five disappointments that considers iOS either superior or inferior to other platforms. There's no such thing as a perfect operating ...

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    One of the exciting features brought by iCloud and iOS 5 last year were the Photo Stream which instantly uploaded (if on WiFI) images snapped on one device -- like the iPhone -- and made them available on another device -- like a tablet or a computer. Dropbox for Android was already able to upload camera pictures to your account but now, with the same functionality coming to iOS, Photo Stream is getting some steam. You can enable or disable the automatic upload of camera shots as well as toggle whether you want to use WiFi, data, or both. Images uploaded will be available on the web as ...

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    One of the top five Apple iOS 6 features is the new and improved Maps, which contains a neat little feature called Flyover. The company is no longer using Google as the main source of placing you on the map and has turned to another company to deliver cartography for basic mapping and turn-by-turn solution. According to TomTom, the company "has signed a global agreement with Apple for maps and related information". No further details have been made public but this will probably change (or not) once iOS 6 is ready for the public. For now, it is worth noting -- in case you were wondering ...

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    For as exciting as Apple's new software announcements can be, whenever one comes around it's always a harrowing moment for users of older hardware, wondering if their devices will make the cut this time around, or if they're finally going to be left by the wayside. With iOS 6, the upgrade situation looked pretty promising at first, with the only big loser being the original iPad. Now that we're beginning to learn additional information about the company's apps, some new limitations are coming light, and spelling bad news for owners of even more hardware. The new Maps is going to be a major ...

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    Cricket is set to introduce the US to prepaid iPhone service later this month, and we've heard rumors about the possibility for Boost Mobile to offer similar service in a few months, possibly during September. According to the Wall Street Journal, they're not the only outfits in town with an eye on the iPhone, and Virgin Mobile could be next to add a prepaid iPhone to its stable, as soon as next month. Just like the other prepaid iPhone options, a Virgin Mobile iPhone sounds attractive due to the carrier's affordable monthly plans. With an on-contract iPhone, the absolute lowest bill you ...

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    Just yesterday, we learned of Cricket's plans to begin offering the iPhone 4 and 4S on its prepaid network, giving Apple fans in the States an opportunity to save what could be some pretty substantial bank on their monthly service costs. This sounded like a great opportunity for customers, and an especially good fit for the iPhone, as Apple users are already used to paying a bit of premium for the company's gear, making the higher upfront cost for off-contract phone hardware a little easier to bear. Cricket's hardly the only prepaid game in town, though, so what about the other carriers? A ...

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    Pick up an on-contract iPhone in the US and you're looking to pay, minimum, $60 a month for service, and that's without SMS and only 300MB data. If you wanted unlimited service, voice, SMS, and data included, you'll be paying Sprint about $110 a month, which quickly starts adding up. If you don't mind shelling-out a little more up front, though, Cricket will soon offer the iPhone on its prepaid plans, bundling everything together for just $55 a month. Now, to be fair, Cricket's "unlimited" data isn't quite that, with throttling past the 2.3GB "fair use" threshold. Even with that in mind, ...

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    Those who prefer Android and who also use the Amazon Appstore are familiar with the giant's free "app of the day" offering where they give away paid applications for free every day. It looks like those who prefer Apple's products will also benefit from something similar, or at least that's what we think (hope) after seeing one of App Store's tweets. The tweet itself is pretty self explanatory and even uses the #FreeAppoftheWeek hashtag. Cut the Rope: Experiments seems to be given away for free as part of the program and there's also a huge "App of the Week" banner on the iTunes pages for ...

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    Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero was appointed to oversee settlement talks between Apple and Samsung -- ordered by Judge Lucy Koh from the United States District Court for the Northern District of California -- over the course of two days on Monday and Tuesday, May 21 and 22. This might come as no surprise to you but the two giants have not reached an agreement, according to reports. Samsung's CEO Choi Gee-sung and Head of the firm’s Mobile Division, Shin Jong-kyun, were present at the meeting on behalf of the South Korean manufacturer and Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, represented the ...

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    iOS is not perfect. Those who blindly defend it are either new to the smartphone market or simply want to troll their way around reality. After we've talked about the things that frustrate some of us about Windows Phone and Android, it's time to talk about Cupertino's favorite baby. I come from a time when Multi-tasking wasn't considered a feature, since it didn't even make sense to release an OS that didn't offer a way to work around apps. I'm not sure how Apple was able to sell so many iPhones and iPads when they couldn't do this, but I stayed away from them until they figured that out. ...

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    Last week we told you that the lucky folks in Canada are able to download Facebook Pages Manager for iPhone from the iTunes App Store. Now it's time for some U.S. software market love and if you own a Facebook page, or you are an administrator, this app should definitely be on your must-have list! With the Facebook app's main concept in mind, Facebook Pages Manager allows you to manage (even) multiple pages as once. You can also post new updates and photos as your Page, get notified about new activity on your Page when it happens, respond, post and comment as your Page while you’re ...

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    You might want to treat this with a small dose of skepticism, at least until we hear official wording from Sprint itself, but according to the leaked document pictured above, Sprint will start offering iPhone trade-in credit given you grab the latest iPhone 4S. The program should kick off today and run through June 30; it should address both new and existing customers, given you sign a two-year contract and add a new line. At least $100 is what you'll get in credit for any iPhone, the exact amount probably depending on the model, condition and specs (as in internal storage). If you fancy ...

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    If you are a Facebook user who happens to also be an administrator of a Facebook page you really have very limited options in managing your page using the dedicated Facebook application on your iPhone. Luckily a Facebook Pages Manager for iPhone is coming soon -- the Canadian App Store already has it -- to answer all your admin needs. As far as the application's aspect is concerned it looks pretty much like your ordinary Facebook App. You have the left drawer which now exposes all your Facebook Pages -- yes, you can manage multiple pages from the same app -- as well as Insights, which is a ...

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    As a geek, it's sometimes hard for me or many of us to leave the tech bubble that we're surrounded with in order to understand why the average consumer sees things differently. Our own passion for gadgets pushes us to swap phones constantly, where as the average user signs a contract for one phone they won't be able to change for the next two years. With such a huge commitment, it's still an illogical mystery to many how Apple was able to push their iPhone from complete in-existence to being the top selling smartphone in the world. I say illogical because it was significantly more ...

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    If you recently fired up the Facebook application on your iPhone or Android-powered device you probably noticed that there are some welcome changes. The overall design has been tweaked for better display and readability and the new changes affect both the ways posts are displayed as well as images. First of all photos being displayed are up to three times larger, depending on their original size. Couple that together with the fact that posts will now entirely fill your screen, from edge to edge, when viewing and you've got a rather fresh look. In addition, browsing Facebook with the ...

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    Earlier this week, we got some good news from pod2g about his progress towards a new jailbreak for iOS 5.1. He announced discovering a pair of exploits, as well as started gathering feedback from fans about what he should do with his finds: save them for the future or work towards getting a jailbreak tool out now. The poll has since closed, with just about two-thirds of users voting in favor of getting things out ASAP and not worrying about iOS 6 until it actually arrives. It sounds like pod2g has been quite busy since then, as he just posted to Twitter news that he has an iOS 5.1 ...

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    Skype is an excellent way to keep in touch with your friends, co-workers and family especially if you're using it over WiFi or an unlimited data plan, resulting in free Skype-to-Skype calls. If you have the application installed on your iOS device, you might want to update to the latest version. Open up the iTunes App Store on your iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, or iPad and install the refresh. It brings a new feature: the ability to move own video preview when in a call. Additionally, the app now auto restarts if unexpectedly shut down, accessibility has been improved, same goes for ...

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    The iPhone 4S might look exactly like the predecessor but it packs a faster A5 dual-core processor, an improved camera and antenna. Some owners of 16GB iPhone 4 units might get lucky and instead of replacement get an upgrade to the 4S. This could all be due to inventory shortages and, according to reports citing multiple sources, Apple Store Genius Bars have been instructed to replace iPhone 4 models with the latest iPhone 4S if the store is lacking white iPhone 4 16GB replacements units. The situation might not apply to all stores but the sources mention those in the U.S. and Canada. The ...

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    Subsidized smartphone prices represent a deal struck between consumers and the carriers: you commit to use their wireless services for a prescribed period of time, and in turn get a nice chunk of change knocked-off the upfront price of your handset. Once that time's up, the idea is that your monthly service bills have offset the carrier's earlier investment, leaving the two of you square. At least, that's the way it's supposed to work, but not all carriers are happy to call things even and let you do what you want with your phone once your contract is fulfilled. AT&T's been one of the most ...

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    Apple's launch of the iPhone 4S last fall saw the smartphone coming to more carriers in the US than ever before. Not only was the phone available on AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint, but we saw regional carrier C Spire offer the handset, as well. Today, we learn of plans to being the phone to a pair of other smaller carriers, starting April 20. The next two networks to get their hands on the iPhone will be Alaska Communications and nTelos, operating in and around Virginia. Both carriers will be offering the iPhone 4S in its 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB configurations, as well as an 8GB iPhone 4 option ...

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    Chris Weber, President of Nokia Inc. North America, has received lots of emails about this new website called Smartphone Beta Test, and this means that the ball is rolling. April 8 is the day when the Nokia Lumia 900 will be available on AT&T's network but the countdown on the website seems to refer to a somewhat earlier date. At a first glance, there's no indication that we're looking at an official Nokia website. However, if you take a closer look at the top left, you can almost see the Nokia logo under that black chalk. That, and some references to Nokia's website found inside the web ...

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