Posts tagged with: iPhone 3GS

Released in June 2009, the Apple iPhone 3GS smartphone is an iOS powered device. The Apple iPhone 3Gs is powered by a 800MHz Samsung Cortex A8 processor with 256MB of RAM and 8/16/32GB of internal storage. It features a 3.5-inch QVGA (240x320) screen and sports a three-megapixel camera with autofocus and HD video recording. Other features of iPhone 3GS smartphones include Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, Wi-Fi, and much more. Read our coverage of iPhone 3GS for the web's best Apple iPhone news, reviews and videos:

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    A couple months back, we heard about a problem Nokia was facing with the chargers for the Lumia 2520, as they were released in certain European nations. The company identified a small but nonetheless present risk that users might inadvertently end up shocking themselves while inserting or removing the plug, and subsequently halted sales and got busy exchanging defective models. This week, a very similar story is unfolding for Apple, as it faces its own issues with faulty chargers in the EU. The good news for Apple is that it's not dealing with a current product like Nokia was; this alert ...

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    To Jailbreak or not to Jailbreak, that's the question we've received everywhere for the last 24 hours since Evasi0n was released, and we do understand the concerns of many of you. The fact of the matter is that it's really a matter of personal preference, and while some may be extremely inclined to do it because of their daily needs of their iPhone or iPad, some users don't really use their iOS products in a way that would warrant it. Jailbreaking an iPhone is very different to rooting an Android device. On Android, rooting allows you to load custom ROMs that enable you to really push the ...

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    First we showed you how to get it done on the iPad, and now it's the iPhone's turn. For those of you fans of the Jailbreak underworld, the time has come. Evasi0n was finally released today for all iOS 6 compatible devices, and it’s as easy and stable as the most popular Jailbreaks we’ve seen in the past. Jailbreaking will allow you to side-load applications and services to iOS 6 that Apple has either not intended or not considered for your device. And as we historically know, many of these solutions have served to make iOS what it currently is since Apple has hired a couple of the ...

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    Apple is trying to distance itself from Google and, aside from ditching Google Maps for its own mapping solution, it has also removed the YouTube app from iOS 6 Beta 4, a pretty good indication that it will be left out in the final version of iOS 6. However, since YouTube is such a strong video sharing community, the folks over at Google just announced its brand new, stand-along application for the iPhone. The app is built in such manner that it will offer "the best mobile experience". Unfortunately the application is not designed for the high resolution of the iPad, even though it will ...

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    With the iPhone 5's launch creeping up on us, there are going to be tons of users out there looking to ditch their old iPhones in favor of the latest and greatest model. If you'd like to make your old phone a little more valuable by carrier unlocking it, AT&T has just made it easier than ever to get your iPhone unlocked. While in the past you'd have to call AT&T up and get a live person on the line to facilitate your unlock request, you can now put in your unlock request with a simple online tool. Sure, you'll still need to meet the carrier's requirements in order to qualify for an ...

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    Apple's got a habit of announcing new lower-end hardware alongside its cutting-edge gear; back around when the iPhone 4S first came out, we learned of a new 8GB version of the iPhone 4. A new rumor suggests that history will repeat itself, and the announcement of the iPhone 5 will accompany a similar re-shuffling of older iPhone models. Supposedly, Apple would finally drop the 8GB 3GS as its lowest-end model, replacing it with the already-available 8GB iPhone 4. That part's not hard to believe at all, considering the age of the 3GS and its current level of software support. Apple might ...

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    When Apple announced iOS 6, we learned that, just as it was the case with iOS 5, the old iPhone 3GS would be the lowest-end Apple handset to continue seeing support. Just because iOS 6 is coming to the 3GS doesn't mean it will be a complete experience, though, and Apple's revealed a number of features, like the Flyover mode in the new Maps, that the 3GS just lacks the muscle to pull off. In a bit of a pleasant surprise, though, Apple has now eased-off on that list of just what won't make the 3GS cut. Previously, Apple had been saying on its iOS 6 preview page that the 3GS wouldn't end up ...

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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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    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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    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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    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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    For the past couple weeks, we've had cause to be pretty optimistic about the prospects for seeing an untethered iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak, one supporting even the new 2012 iPad, released in the very near future. Developer pod2g has been keeping us all advised as to his progress in uncovering exploits, and then adapting them into a usable jailbreak. Most recently, though, he dropped a bit of bad news for some iOS users, announcing that a key exploit didn't appear to be working on the third generation iPod touch and the iPhone 3GS, leaving them invulnerable to this jailbreak. Today, pod2g has ...

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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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    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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    So far, May has seen swift progress towards the release of a working untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1 devices. We quickly moved from talk of the hypothetical, to that of real exploits, and late last week got a look at just such a jailbreak running on the 2012 iPad. If you've been wondering what all that means when it comes to the actual public availability of a jailbreak tool, pod2g has some new posts up on his blog to explain where the project's at and point out some current limitations. The good news is that pod2g's got his trusted cadre of iOS tinkerers helping him test the jailbreak, ...

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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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    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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    Watch this week's iReview as we talk about all that's cool and not so cool inside the world of Apple's iOS devices. In today's show we begin by talking about our coverage, which includes our full review of Apple's New iPad, our recent comparison video between it and the iPad 2 and even Apple's first iPad, and Michael Fisher's editorials surrounding this new tablet. We later have a look at IGN's recent benchmarks where they show that Apple's A5X and even their old A5 beats NVIDIA's Tegra 3 in graphics. We then go through all the rumors surrounding a 5-inch Retina Display that Apple is ...

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    Regardless if you are using a PC or a Mac, if you have an iPhone or an iPad, you occasionally need to use Apple's iTunes application to sync and update software (if you manage your libraries with something else). A new version of iTunes has been released and, as usual, it is always good to have the latest one installed. It "fixes several issues that may cause iTunes to unexpectedly quit while playing videos, changing artwork size in Grid view, and syncing photos to devices". Additionally, it "addresses an issue where some iTunes interface elements are incorrectly described by VoiceOver and ...

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    Watch this week's iReview as we go through all the cool and the not so cool inside the world of Apple's iOS devices. In today's show we go through the New iPad's sales results after just a couple of days of being launched. We later talk about some of the great apps that already support it's new Retina Display. We then go through all our week's coverage on the New iPad, including the reasons why we recommend the Verizon iPad over the AT&T model. We talk about your possibility to jailbreak it, since we know many of you are already waiting. We end our Cool section talking about the Apple's ...

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    Apple's March 7th event is currently rolling and we thought you'd like to know that they've just confirmed the availability of iOS 5.1 to users starting today. It's kind of weird to see Apple roll the update without ever reaching a developer GM candidate, but after so many weeks in beta, it was about time. At the moment we've got details about Siri now being able to speak in Japanese to all iOS 5.1 customers. Sadly Apple's keynote didn't provide any additional details on what iOS 5.1 will bring. With so many battery life complaints on the iPhone 4S, this update most likely deals with ...

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    Apple has a conference call scheduled for today, March 19, 2012 starting at 6:00AM PDT (9:00AM EDT) where Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, and Peter Oppenheimer, the company's CFO, will "announce the outcome of the Company's discussions concerning its cash balance". Apple has a lot of money; according to the last earning's report, somewhere around the $100 billion mark, but the Q4 report should give you more details in case you missed it. With the New iPad, upcoming exciting products like the new iPhone or even computers (desktop or notebook) as well as the incredible buzz around all things Apple, ...

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    You are already probably familiar with the i4Siri project; at the end of last year we told you to keep your fingers crossed for a port if Siri is the only reason you'd consider purchasing an iPhone 4S (despite the improved camera and processor). If you're rocking an Apple iPad and want to use Siri, this might be a good chance to consider it, since Apple failed to bring the personal assistant to the New iPad (and iOS 5.1). In order to get it up and running you will first need to jailbreak your device (regardless if you're on an A4 or A5 device, regardless if you are running iOS 5.0.1 or iOS ...

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    This year's JailbreakCon 2012 of WWJC (World Wide Jailbreak Convention) will be held on Saturday, September 29, in San Francisco at the South SF Conference Center. What exactly is JailbreakCon? Actually, it is the new name for MyGreatFest, a convention dedicated to jailbreaking. "A community event featuring the most prominent members of the community". Expect to see "the best hackers, developers and themers that the community has to offer" at the convention and make their findings and achievements public. If you want to participate, make sure to secure yourself a ticket. Else, hit up the ...

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