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Switching between Android 4.0 ICS and iPhone 4S

Switching between Android 4.0 ICS and iPhone 4S

When you switch from an Android phone over to the iPhone or vice versa, there are a few adjustments you'll have to make. The difference between the two, no matter which versions of the software you're dealing with, are much smaller than the difference between either and any other software. Windows Phone, Symbian, any number of lesser cell phones are much more difficult to switch to or from when the alternative is switching to Android or iPhone from the other. This article is but one of several in a series written by your humble narrator called "I'm switching to iPhone 4S for a week," this series having the alternate title "iPhone 4S Up Close and Personal."

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iPhone 4S and iPad 2 jailbreak incoming with Corona A5 tool

iPhone 4S and iPad 2 jailbreak incoming with Corona A5 tool

A jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 is almost ready for release, arch-iOS hackers the iPhone Dev Team have announced, with only streamlining the user-experience of the "Corona A5 jailbreak" left to complete. Until now, the Apple A5-based products have been stubbornly resistant to hacking attempts, Apple changing its approach in the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S so as to give users wanting to install unofficial software more trouble than before. That time of frustration, though, is nearly through.

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iPhone 4 Siri port made legally possible by Apple with iOS 5.0.1 update today

iPhone 4 Siri port made legally possible by Apple with iOS 5.0.1 update today

Earlier today we reported that Apple's iOS 5.0.1 update today was the first iPhone 4S firmware build that’s both official and has an accessible encryption key for its main file system, thus meaning that browsing the device’s main file system with your PC is now possible. From a later tweet by iOS hacker @MuscleNerd, it seems that Apple has made a Siri port legally possible with today’s iOS 5.0.1 update by offering open access to system files that were previously encrypted.

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Apple’s internal iOS codenames revealed, sporting winter theme

Apple’s internal iOS codenames revealed, sporting winter theme

When it comes to flavorful codenames for operating systems, the majority would tend to think about Android's bountiful dessert flavors, or Mac OS X's large cats. However, Apple's not about to let iOS off the hook of woefully mundane names. According to homebrew developer Steve Troughton-Smith, Apple's internal codenames for its mobile operating system is inspired by winter sports. For instance, the current 5.0 OS firmware is apparently named Telluride after a popular ski town in Colorado, with previous versions having names like Alpine, Big Bear (props to repping California!), and Sugarbowl.

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H1Siri hack comes to hacked iPhone 4 and iPod Touch

H1Siri hack comes to hacked iPhone 4 and iPod Touch

When you've got a jailbroken phone, aka a hacked phone on the Apple iOS mobile platform, you've got a lot of freedoms when it comes to illicit applications such as this most recent of the pack: Siri for your iPod Touch or iPhone 4 through an app called H1Siri. What you're going to get with this app is some developers from China by the name of CD-Team allowing you to use the Siri application and ecosystem to the fullest just so long as your device is both jailbroken and is running the newest version of iOS 5. Sound like an alright situation to you, all you wishers for the personal assistant that'll let you know where the closest one dollar pop is?

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Apple admits Carrier IQ usage in iOS, but mostly removed in iOS 5

Apple admits Carrier IQ usage in iOS, but mostly removed in iOS 5

Apple has confirmed reports that its previous generation iOS platforms support the Carrier IQ data tracking software, but the company assures that the software has been removed in most of its iOS 5 devices, such as the iPhone 4S, and that future updates are set to remove the software completely. The company follows a number of handset manufacturers and carriers that have issued statements in the past week to distance themselves from Carrier IQ.

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iOS 5.1 released early for developers

iOS 5.1 released early for developers

Apple has released the first developer beta for iOS 5.1, making it the first real update since iOS 5 was released last month. A minor update, 5.0.1, was released earlier this month with the goal of addressing user's poor battery performance. There is much speculation that 5.1 will include updates to Siri, the iPhone 4S voice assistant, that will let users give instructions like turning on off settings like Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.

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Retina Display reference for iPad 3 uncovered in iOS 5 developer code

Retina Display reference for iPad 3 uncovered in iOS 5 developer code

It has been recently reported by Digitimes that their electronics supplier-based contacts state that Apple is currently in the works of prototyping two versions of the third-generation iPad, or iPad 3. The site says the third-gen iPads have been codenamed J1 and J2, and based on code strings from 9 to 5 Mac, it's at least likely that the iPad codenamed J2 mentioned in the report may come with a Retina Display, as well as a dual LED-bar system to power the high-resolution display, which have already graced Apple's iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S models.

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Apple may release iOS 5.0.2 for battery fix and iOS 5.1 for new Siri features

Apple may release iOS 5.0.2 for battery fix and iOS 5.1 for new Siri features

A new rumor claims that Apple will be releasing an iOS 5.0.2 update next week to fix the still lingering iPhone 4S battery issues. The report comes from German site Macerkopf.de citing an alleged Apple software engineer, who also claims that Apple will be releasing a major update to iOS 5.1 by year-end that will bring many new changes related to the Siri intelligent voice-controlled assistant app.

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