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Report shows that iPhone 4S now more popular than iPhone 4

Report shows that iPhone 4S now more popular than iPhone 4

An overwhelming majority of iPhone 4S owners are “very satisfied” with their new Apple device, and in particular, of the onboard Siri Digital Assistant. According to a new survey released by ChangeWave Research, 77 percent of iPhone 4S owners reported being "very satisfied" with their purchases, with Siri at the top of the list of most-enjoyed features. The survey also showed that customer satisfaction ratings for the latest Apple iPhone are higher than that of its predecessor, the iPhone 4. And to say that the 4S was only a lateral step for new Apple tech? Apparently the majority of people don't think so.

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iPhone 4S buyers overwhelming happy; missing 4G a pain point

iPhone 4S buyers overwhelming happy; missing 4G a pain point

iPhone 4S buyers are more content with their smartphone than iPhone 4 buyers were after that handset's 2010 launch, according to a new survey, with Siri most cited as the best feature of the iOS device. 77-percent of iPhone 4S owners told consumer research firm ChangeWave that they were "very satisfied" with the handset, with 19-percent saying they were merely "somewhat satisfied"; only 2-percent of those questioned had drifted out of the honeymoon period and reported that they were dissatisfied.

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Nokia denies Carrier IQ tracking; iPhone code spotted but Nexus clean

Nokia denies Carrier IQ tracking; iPhone code spotted but Nexus clean

Nokia has denied reports that its cellphones and smartphones contain code from Carrier IQ, the mobile analytics company accused of logging keypresses, text entry and other use across a huge number of handsets. "CarrierIQ does not ship products for any Nokia devices" a Nokia spokesperson told SlashGear, describing reports otherwise as "inaccurate." However, evidence of at least some potential Carrier IQ tracking has been identified in Apple iOS devices, while Google's Nexus range is believed to be code-free.

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iPad iStation turns your tablet into an Apple I

iPad iStation turns your tablet into an Apple I

When it's time to get hooked up with the billionth iPad station you've owned in a week, you know you're going to want something unique - and with what MIC Gadgets has up for sale in the iStation, you'll be more than ready to impress your Apple fanboy friends and family with woodgrain exteriors and a fully functional take-out keyboard. What this device is meant to replicate is the look and feel of the original built-it-yourself Apple I, the one you may have seen stuck in a fully wooden chassis in the classic photo you see before you. This new dock connects to your iPad and the wireless keyboard included in the box via Bluetooth - just a few taps and you'll be on your way!

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iTether iPhone covert tethering tool hits App Store [Update: Pulled!]

iTether iPhone covert tethering tool hits App Store [Update: Pulled!]

Apple has approved a tethering app that allows iPhone users to share their smartphone's data connection via a USB hook-up with their laptop, even if they don't have a tethering plan with their carrier. The app, iTether, has prompted questions over why Apple approved the app in the first place and how long it might last in the App Store, given carriers are unlikely to be impressed at their tethering revenue stream being curtailed.

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iPhone 4 combusts spontaneously aboard Australian flight

iPhone 4 combusts spontaneously aboard Australian flight

Well, this is one of those unexpected, crazy stories about consumer electronics gone wild again. An iPhone 4 began spontaneously smoking and emitting a red glow while aboard an Australian airplane, specifically, the Regional Express flight ZL319, flying to its destination of Sydney. According to the airline Qantas, a passenger’s iPhone began “emitting a significant amount of dense smoke, accompanied by a red glow” shortly after the flight landed, but at some point afterwards the glow was "extinguished successfully", and no one onboard was hurt or inujured.

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Sharp may supply Apple iPad 3 LCDs, already supplying iPhone displays

Sharp may supply Apple iPad 3 LCDs, already supplying iPhone displays

Sharp has long been rumored to be a runner up as a major display supplier for Apple and now new reports suggest that the company has successfully won the bid and has already been supplying screens for Apple's iPhones. Citing sources familiar with the matter, the WSJ reveals that Sharp will be supplying Apple's next-gen iPads with LCD screens that are manufactured at Sharp's Kameyama No. 2 plant in central Japan.

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EZ-Steady camera stabilizer finds massive KickStarter support pre-launch

EZ-Steady camera stabilizer finds massive KickStarter support pre-launch

It appears that one inventor / designer by the name of Kyle Hart is sitting in a pretty great place after his EZ-Steady- iPhone, DSLR, GoPro Camera Stabilizer has found over $30,000 USD in backing money on crowdfunding site KickStarter with 19 days left to go - with an idea so simply wonderful as this, it's no wonder! What this design consists of essentially is a camera mount, a handle that allows the stand to move freely whilst still attached, and a bar that wraps down below the handle with weights attached so that the whole rig can be balanced. What we've got here is a steadycam setup made real for all manner of personal cameras - coming soon!

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GfK Group finds one in five iPhone owners would rather change banks than smartphones

GfK Group finds one in five iPhone owners would rather change banks than smartphones

A survey has surfaced this week courtesy of the fine folks at GfK Group which had one in five consumers who owned both an iPad and an iPhone saying that switching to a new smartphone would be more difficult than changing their bank account. Of course with how often they use their devices, the fact that each application's data sits on that device or in many cases does not exist on other mobile OS platforms, the switch to a new iPhone is the only realistic choice. This research was conducted across nine countries including Brazil, China, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, Spain, UK and the US, and had an aim at finding consumers barriers to switching between types of smartphones and "the impact of their attitudes towards the overall user experience."

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