iOS 5

Siri is down, iPhone 4S users lament

Siri is down, iPhone 4S users lament

Apple's much touted voice-controlled intelligent assistant feature called Siri is apparently experiencing a major outage, affecting users across the country. The feature was introduced with the recent launch of iOS 5 and is currently exclusive to the iPhone 4S. But today, several iPhone 4S users tweeted basically the same question: Is Siri down?

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iOS 5.0.1 beta fixes battery woes, enables iPad gestures

iOS 5.0.1 beta fixes battery woes, enables iPad gestures

Apple's iOS 5.0.1 beta - seeded to developers yesterday - not only promises to address the iOS 5 battery life issues many owners have experienced, but also fixes some of the more vocally complained about problems for the iPad and iPad 2. Original iPad owners discovered that the full release of iOS 5 removed the gesture support present in the beta version, something which has now been added back in with iOS 5.0.1, MacRumors reports.

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Apple confirms iOS 5 / iPhone 4S battery issues

Apple confirms iOS 5 / iPhone 4S battery issues

Since early after iOS 5 was released several weeks ago for iPhone, users have complained of battery issues, and today it's become officially confirmed by an Apple representative that not only are there several bugs, they're working to fix them all up in a single patch to be released soon. We've addressed this concern ourselves this past week and have confirmed that just a single switch in the settings panel alleviates much of the concern. What Apple has apparently spoken to The Loop today is that they'll be sending out a bug fix inside a few weeks.

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OLLOCLIP gives your iPhone 4S an enhanced lens

OLLOCLIP gives your iPhone 4S an enhanced lens

There's an invention out there, ladies and gentlemen, one called OLLOCLIP, one made for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S that will not only add one single amazing lens to your onboard camera, it'll add three. Over at BiteMyApple they've got this clip which will give you iPhone owners no less than a Fisheye lens, a Wide-Angle lens, and a Macro lens, all of them in one simple little clip. Make your iPhone-only online album all the more awesome for less than seventy bucks!

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Apple iOS owns mobile browser share at over 61%

Apple iOS owns mobile browser share at over 61%

Apple's iOS platform may no longer be the most commonly used in smartphones, but take into account tablets and the platform not only has the most market share but makes up the majority of mobile/tablet web access, according to the latest stats. Browser counters Net Applications have crunched hits on their network of tracking customers and reckon that, as of October 2011, iOS accounted for 61.64-percent of mobile browser use. In comparison, Android languished far behind at 18.9-percent.

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iPhone 4S hits 15 new countries November 11

iPhone 4S hits 15 new countries November 11

Apple has announced the next batch of countries set to get the iPhone 4S, with Hong Kong, South Korea and Greece among the fifteen new locations where the fifth-gen iOS smartphone will launch. Shoppers in Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, El Salvador, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Malta, Montenegro, New Zealand, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Romania and South Korea will see shipments and in-store sales beginning November 11.

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Gmail for iPhone coming soon

Gmail for iPhone coming soon

It's not often that we post about a single app here on SlashGear, so when we do, you know it means a lot to a lot of people - today the news comes down about a real live Gmail app for the iPhone. Word has been passed to publisher MG Siegler that after four years of the iOS platform existing without an official client for Gmail, one will be released, complete with Push Notifications. Word is that the official Gmail app has not only been developed and prepared for final release, it's been submitted to Apple for review for the iTunes App Store.

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iPhone 4S battery issue points to Setting Time Zone switch

iPhone 4S battery issue points to Setting Time Zone switch

If you're one of the masses of iPhone users that've upgraded to the iPhone 4S in the past few weeks, you may well have been experiencing some battery issues - today we may well have the answer as to why. As we've seen this past week, quite a few people have had what they've described as less than stellar battery life with their iPhone 4S, and this weekend we've not only been handed a possible solution, we've tested it for ourselves, and what do you know, it appears very much to work: just switch your Setting Time Zone switch to off!

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Nokia Lumia 800 vs iPhone 4S vs Galaxy SII Browser showdown

Nokia Lumia 800 vs iPhone 4S vs Galaxy SII Browser showdown

Day two of Nokia World 2011, and Nokia loaned us a new Lumia 800 to get to grips with at the show. We couldn't help but pit the Lumia 800 against two of its key rivals - Apple's iPhone 4S and the Samsung Galaxy S II - to see how the browser holds up. With many smartphone users spending a huge amount of their mobile time on the web, that's a key element of the owner experience. Read on for our comparison videos and more.

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iPhone 4S vs Lumia 800

iPhone 4S vs Lumia 800

While we know good and well it's more about the full package than it is about any single specification on the device, it's always interesting to compare one hero device to another. That's why what we're going to do here is to take Apple's current best in class, the iPhone 4S running iOS 5, and compare it to the Lumia 800, the newest Nokia hero running Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, also Microsoft's newest mobile OS. Will this device that looks RATHER similar to what we've seen in the Nokia N9 MeeGo device be able to run Windows Phone successfully enough to take a cut into the iPhone's mighty market share?

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Siri on iPad hack finds itself silent

Siri on iPad hack finds itself silent

It appears that a hack for the iPad has brought the iPhone 4S exclusive Siri app to its own screen - though as those who've used Siri before know, it's not going anywhere without a connection to Apple's servers. The same has been true thus far with a hacked port of the Siri voice assistant app as it was added to the iPhone 4, developers finding that there's just something about the iPhone 4S that allows Siri to communicate with the online repository of Siri's intelligence, something holding back each other device that now wants in on the party.

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Siri pours a beer with the help of Beeri

Siri pours a beer with the help of Beeri

It's time to get real with iPhone 4S's Siri, ladies and gentlemen, finding the one truly important use for the voice assistant in an app by the name of Beeri. It is here that you'll finally, after all this time, be able to tell your iPhone to get a beer for you. Apple I can't believe you guys didn't think of this earlier! It's the greatest set of commands and execution in the history of computers - and beer!

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