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Stride adds pattern unlock to iPhone

Stride adds pattern unlock to iPhone

iPhone owners bored of punching in a PIN and looking enviously across at Android's pattern unlock system finally have an alternative, thanks to a newly released tweak for the iOS smartphone. Adam Bell's new app Stride adds pattern unlock to jailbroken iPhones, going several stages further than Android's simple join-the-dots system and allowing users to train their handset to recognize pretty much any gesture.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 6, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 6, 2012

Happy Friday, everyone. Before you start preparing for the holiday weekend, coloring eggs, and all that, let's check in on what made news today. For starters, PlayStation Orbis processing specs leak. Of course, the Orbis (or PS4) is still a ways away, kind of like Google's augmented reality glasses. Yeah, Google Project Glass is still years away. Here's a Google thing that isn't off in the horizon, though - Google's Floor Plan Marker app to crowdsource indoor mapping.

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HTC One S vs iPhone 4S Hands-on Part 1

HTC One S vs iPhone 4S Hands-on Part 1

This week we've had ample time to show you everything there is to know about the Android-based HTC One series in the HTC One X and the unit we're looking at today vs the iPhone 4S: the HTC One S. The HTC One S is much more comparable to the iPhone 4S than the X is because of several simple factors: the screen size at 4.3-inches is much closer to the iPhone 4S's 3.5-inches than the X's massive 4.7-inches, the S has a dual-core processor like the Apple-made iPhone 4S rather than the X's quad-core, and their overall chassis size is much more similar to one another than the X. That said, let's have a peek at how these two kings of their own mobile OS's fair against one another.

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Propellerhead Figure for iPhone pares ReBirth for the mainstream

Propellerhead Figure for iPhone pares ReBirth for the mainstream

Reason and ReBirth developer Propellerhead has trimmed and sliced its music chopping talents down into a pick-up-and-play iPhone app, Figure, offering intuitive track creation for under a dollar. Pulling in audio from Reason's Thor synth and Kong drum machine for bass, lead and percussion, Figure is designed to be usable in just a few minutes by even those with no musical skills whatsoever, by dragging a finger around the play pad UI.

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TED Talks for iPhone and iPad Review

TED Talks for iPhone and iPad Review

There's a project out there called TED Talks, one where the brightest minds our society has to offer come together and make compact speeches on amazing and earth-changing topics - and your iPad and iPhone have the ability to tap its archive with the app we're reviewing today. TED Talks are small videos you may have come across here or there in the past few years on any number of circuits throughout the internet - Reddit, Facebook, and the like are common places for people to paste links to TED talks for friends and colleagues to easily consume. What TED offers for the iPad and the iPhone is an app which makes enjoying the whole TED archive of videos entirely simple.

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Apple iPhone reportedly outselling all Android phones on AT&T, Sprint

Apple iPhone reportedly outselling all Android phones on AT&T, Sprint

The number of iOS phones being sold through AT&T and Sprint is greater than the number of Android phones on either carrier, according to Canaccord Genuity analysts. That's a figure that is pretty noteworthy considering there's essentially one iOS smartphone - the iPhone - compared to dozens of Android handsets. Or is it? Perhaps this is more a sign that the iPhone isn't really just a phone anymore - it's an entire product line.

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Research shows what Siri is used for

Research shows what Siri is used for

By now I think everyone is familiar with Siri, the Apple virtual assistant that's only officially supported on the iPhone 4S. Siri is a virtual assistant that allows users to do all sorts of things with their voice from sending and receiving calls, to sending text messages and a lot more. A consulting group called Parks Associates surveyed 482 owners of the iPhone 4S to see what people are using Siri for.

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iFrogz Boost NearField Audio speaker Review

iFrogz Boost NearField Audio speaker Review

This little piece of hardware is a fabulous wonder of the modern wireless age - and it doesn't just work for iPhone, it works for any tiny speaker that wants to be amplified! The iFrogz Boost NearField Audio speaker is a little brick - it weights in at next to nothing, is made mostly of soft, rubbery plastic on the outside, has a few bumpers on the bottom to hold it tight to your table. This device will blast out audio at high levels without any more effort on your part than placing the speaker portion of your smartphone near the power button side of the device. It's really quite magical - as you'll see here in a moment.

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iPhone 5 to have 4.6-inch Retina display

iPhone 5 to have 4.6-inch Retina display

This next generation iPhone, whatever it may end up being called by the end of the year when it will almost certainly be announced and launched, will continue the iPhone trend of having a Retina-quality display, this time at a larger 4.6-inch size. This update to the iPhone - or any size jump in the iPhone's display - has been criticized by analysts as being outright absurd due to the undeniably gigantic amount of hardware and software partners Apple has dedicated to the current size and shape of the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4. South Korean media speaking with an unnamed industry source have bucked the trend of speaking on a display size the same as what's been released already, saying a boost is in order.

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Flipboard sees red in China launch

Flipboard sees red in China launch

Auto-curating digital magazine Flipboard has begun its assault on China, with a new update adding support for social networks Sina, Weibo and Renren, along with new Chinese content. The app automatically pulls in news and articles from users' Facebook and Twitter contacts, but in a v1.8.3 update today, Flipboard introduced China-specific social network support so as to make a more convincing play for the market.

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