Posts tagged with: iPhone 4S

[Full iPhone 4S Review] The Apple iPhone 4S was released in October 2011 for Verizon, AT&T and now Sprint. The latest iPhone now sports the Apple A5 chip which was used in the iPad 2 and 1GB of RAM, making it quite a bit faster than its predecessor. It will ship preloaded with iOS 5, the latest version of the popular Apple operating system with over 200 new features and a new voice operated assistant called "Siri". The iPhone 4S also features 2 cameras, one VGA front facing camera for video chat and an improved eight-megapixel camera capable of 1080p HD video capture. Read on for the latest Apple iPhone 4S news, reviews and videos:

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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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    We are very lucky to live in today's world of technology, even though many of us don't know it. The multitude of platforms and device manufacturers, as well as the diversity in hardware design, specs and form factors allow us to choose those gadgets which perfectly suit our needs (and pockets). We thought we'd let all of our dear readers know what devices the Pocketnow Editors are carrying at the moment. Carrier variant or unlocked, black, white or other flavor, small, medium or large, tablet, phablet or smartphone, they're all there for us to choose from. Let's dive right in! Adam Z Lein ...

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    Not often we have the chance of comparing phones with excellent imaging capabilities. The Apple iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy S III and HTC One X are all known to deliver great capturing functionality (and we know we're a couple of devices short on the list, but these are the hottest at the moment). We've took the above three, plus the Nokia 808 PureView, for a spin. Pictures and videos captured in real life, side-by-side, just to make sure every tech and marketing talk on paper has a solid basis in reality. First off, let's talk pictures! In the comparisons below we have set all phones to ...

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    If it's not one thing, it's another. No matter how great the latest smartphone to arrive sounds on paper, spend enough time actually using it, and you'll always end up finding something that bugs you. It might be a problem with the build quality, or some unintuitive software, but users will always find something to complain about. FixYa's been keeping track of the complaints it hears regarding several popular models, giving us a look at some of the top user-reported issues. In the Android camp, we've got the brand-new Galaxy S III, as well as the Galaxy Nexus. For both models, the ...

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    There's no denying that the definition of what a smartphone is has shifted quite a few times in less than a decade. At first it was a phone with PIM functionality, later a PDA that had phone functionality, later a phone that was smart enough to handle anything developers could throw at it, and as of a few months ago, it's all about a phone that talks to you. I know many of you started reading this thinking that Voice Control is the big thing now, but as we've been going through the different alternatives in the market lately, it's clear that the technology is not there yet. Our first ...

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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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    When it comes to digital media, renting has as many advantages as does purchased media. For example, if you rent music, books or movies, you don't have to worry about a variable cost. You can consume as much as you can eat, for a fixed cost, that's easier to budget than the variable cost of owning. You also don't have to worry about your purchased music, books or movies not being supported in the future as products evolve, since you don't own it anyways. There's definitely a lot of wisdom behind the whole concept of subscription services. On the other hand, when it comes to purchasing, the ...

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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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    We've seen pictures of what are supposed to be iPhone 5 components, showing-off the new case design to make room for a larger, widescreen display. We've taken a look at schematics, attempting to give us a precise idea of just how large a screen Apple will be using. If you're having a bit of trouble grasping just what impact that will have on how you use an iPhone, you might want to check out this new video, showing one of these iPhone 5 components up against a current-gen iPhone, really demonstrating the scale of the changes. When presented like this, that widescreen display ends up ...

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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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    As we mentioned in After The Buzz - Episode 1, most new phone launches go the same. We usually get the device early on and squeeze the last drop of it in testing so that we can have the review live for you in a timely manner. Obviously one or even two weeks of testing are not always enough. You'll be stuck with that device for two years, so it's always good to revisit these phones after a couple of weeks and a couple of battle scars with real world usage. We're all hard-core users, and if you're still having doubts over purchasing a device, After The Buzz is a new series where we intend to ...

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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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