iPhone 4S

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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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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Motorola demanded 2.25% of Apple sales for 3G patent use

Motorola demanded 2.25% of Apple sales for 3G patent use

Motorola demanded 2.25-percent of Apple's sales in royalty fees, in return for licensing the FRAND 3G/UMTS patent at the heart of a 2011 German infringement suit, court documentation has revealed. The offer, which Motorola was obliged to make "fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory", could amount to almost $15 on the unsubsidized price of each entry-level iPhone 4S, FOSS Patents' digging has shown, though full terms of the 2.25-percent deal are unclear.

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Official 2012 Super Bowl XLVI Guide app Hands-on

Official 2012 Super Bowl XLVI Guide app Hands-on

Both iOS and Android devices will be ready and welcome to watch the Super Bowl live right here in 2012 - just so long as you've got a Verizon-based device. While the Super Bowl XLVI Live Feed does have one gigantic button sitting right at the top of all of the main screens here in this guide app, you'll need Verizon's NFL Mobile app (built in to most Verizon phones released in the past few months) to watch it. What this guide app offers is everything other than that, complete with a massively impressive 3D map of the area around and inside Lucas Oil Stadium.

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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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PressReader Review for iPhone 4S and iPad 2

PressReader Review for iPhone 4S and iPad 2

Today we're taking a look at an application which will allow you to continue your everyday reading of the newspapers you love, minus the paper, and minus the web browser formatting. This is PressReader, and with it you'll be getting the newspaper you love delivered to your iPad, your iPhone, your Android tablet, or your Android phone! You can either have your favorite paper delivered one time for a flat fee or can get a subscription to all newspapers at once for a low monthly drop of change.

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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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China Telecom to push iPhone 4S in February

China Telecom to push iPhone 4S in February

Apple's iPhone push in China continues to buoy the telecoms market, with further talk of a second carrier in the Chinese market to offer the iOS smartphone. After analysts predicted China Telecom would follow China Unicom in offering the iPhone 4S, as part of a 40m unit sales push by 2013, the China Daily now claims the carrier could launch the handset on its CDMA network as soon as February 2012. The move follows comments by Apple CEO Tim Cook suggesting that the company sees China as its next significant growth market.

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Foxconn expanding by 5 factories to bump Apple production

Foxconn expanding by 5 factories to bump Apple production

The folks at Foxconn have announced plans to expand their production of Apple products by five factories soon, each of them in Brazil. These extra factories will allow them to cater to demand for both iPhones and iPads, but mostly the latter, and will be combining to up their annual run rate by 400 million units within five years. São Paulo's Secretary of Planning and Development of the State, Julio Semeghini, released this information saying that the five factories will be staffing right around 1,000 workers each.

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Kuel H10 H12 stylus pens review

Kuel H10 H12 stylus pens review

There are so very many stylus pens out there in this digital world of ours that it's difficult not to get lost in the fray, finding yourself picking up a pen that's just not going to get the job done once you're home and painting away. What Kuel has done here is to relieve you of the burden of finding your favorite pen by providing two options, both of them fabulously simple and high quality. The H10 pen is one that comes in a handful of different colors and utilizes a lovely top with strap plug so that you'll have it on hand while you're drawing, and the H12 pen resembles a real ink pen so it'll fit right in with the rest of your writing utensils.

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