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G-Form X Protect iPhone 4/4S case revealed, survives 82 mph slapshot

G-Form X Protect iPhone 4/4S case revealed, survives 82 mph slapshot

The folks at G-Form have brought the fury once more with a brand new case for Apple devices, this time not protecting the iPad, but the iPhone 4/4S instead, and their first death-defying test is in the hockey arena. The test you're about to see shows off the power of protection in the G-Form X Protect case as a hockey superstar takes a nice couple of cracks at it with his stick. As the video will show, this is no joke when it comes to breaking and smashing - 82 mph hits with a blunt object don't exactly fare well normally one a device like the iPhone.

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iPhone 4S A5 processor packs custom Siri “ears” chip

iPhone 4S A5 processor packs custom Siri “ears” chip

Apple's refusal to put its Siri voice control system on the iPhone 4 is not a shameless play to persuade users to upgrade to the 4S, it's suggested, but a limitation of the Apple A5 chip found inside the newest iOS smartphone. The A5, Linley Group analyst Linley Gwennap says, was always too large simply to accommodate two Cortex A9 CPUs and a GPU, CNET reports; the extra bulk is to house an on-chip noise-reduction system sourced from specialists Audience, which revealed its deal with Apple last month.

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Apple sales injunction suspended: German iPad/iPhone sales resume

Apple sales injunction suspended: German iPad/iPhone sales resume

Apple has been granted a suspension of the German injunction against 3G-enabled iOS devices, with the iPad WiFi + 3G, iPhone 4 and other gadgets back on sale through the company's online store. "All iPad and iPhone models will be back on sale through Apple's online store in Germany shortly" the company told us in a statement. "Apple appealed this ruling because Motorola repeatedly refuses to license this patent to Apple on reasonable terms, despite having declared it an industry standard patent seven years ago."

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Apple pulls 3G iPads, iPhone 4, more from German online store

Apple pulls 3G iPads, iPhone 4, more from German online store

Apple has yanked the majority of its 3G-enabled devices from its German online store, including the iPhone 4 and the iPad 2 WiFi + 3G, after Motorola Mobility secured a sales injunction over 3G/UMTS patents. The move, Deutsche Presse-Agentur reports, is a response to a court win back in December 2011, rather than Motorola's permanent injunction success earlier today over a different patent, with the company apparently posting a €100m ($131m) bond to enact the late-2011 ruling.

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Intoxicase Plus for iPhone 4S Review

Intoxicase Plus for iPhone 4S Review

Apple created a device called the iPhone so that the world could enjoy the world of smartphones with a single vision for greatness in this mobile world of ours - I don't think they ever had it pegged as the back of a beer bottle opener. That's what the folks at Spicebox have done, and done well, here with the original Intoxicase and the Intoxicase Plus. Should you want to protect your iPhone at the same time as utilizing it as a tool to bring the cool enjoyment of another cold one to your lips all day long, you're in the right place.

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iPhone 4S Up Close and Personal: Hardware

iPhone 4S Up Close and Personal: Hardware

In this chapter of our "I'm switching to iPhone 4S for a week" experiment, we'll be taking an up close look at the hardware that makes up the iPhone 4S. When I say up close, I mean macro photography close - so close you can see the tiny specs of dust and micro-grooves in the metal close. What you're about to see will prove to you, beyond any shadow of a doubt, that the iPhone 4S is not just another smartphone, not just another hunk of plastic, metal, and glass that so many manufacturers toss out on what seems to almost be a weekly basis - the iPhone 4S is a precision built gadget masterpiece.

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iPhone Quaskidisk app updated for tethering, booted from market

iPhone Quaskidisk app updated for tethering, booted from market

Those of you sticking so close to the iPhone app streets that you can tell that an app is coming before its developer even develops it knew that there was an app by the name of QuasiDisk out there today, one that allowed you to take advantage of tethering from your iPhone. This functionality is now allowed otherwise, so it was assumed early on that this app would, upon being updated to having this ability, be cut down from the market like a kite from a tree. That has happened, but not before thousands of users got ahold of it, fully functional.

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A week with iPhone 4S: my first 10 apps

A week with iPhone 4S: my first 10 apps

For those of you just joining us for this adventure, you should know that I'm taking part in a real-life experiment in which I'm using an iPhone 4S for a week exclusively as my one and only smartphone. You should know, for context, that I generally use Android devices, having used the Samsung Galaxy Nexus essentially exclusively since it was released with Verizon, switching back and forth between it and whichever phones I've reviewed since. Though I've handled and worked with an iPhone a minor amount before, I've never before now had one as my own personal device - what follows are the first ten applications I found myself downloading right out of the box.

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Apple takes Smartphone crown in Q4 2011

Apple takes Smartphone crown in Q4 2011

Apple has edged past Samsung again in global smartphone shipments, according to new research, reclaiming the smartphone top-spot in Q4 2011 thanks to huge demand for the iPhone 4S. The Cupertino company shipped 37m devices in Q4, versus 36.5m for Samsung, Strategy Analytics reckons, giving Apple 0.4-percent more marketshare worldwide than its Korean rivals. However, when the numbers are crunched for 2011 as a whole, Samsung still comes out ahead.

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T-Mobile document: unlocked iPhones have poor network performance

T-Mobile document: unlocked iPhones have poor network performance

A leaked internal document from T-Mobile shows that there's a good reason it remains the only major carrier left out of the iPhone race. Although one million customers have still managed to take their unlocked iPhones on the T-Mobile network, the company seems far more interested in peddling its superior-performing Android products. That is, at least for the time being.


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