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iOS 6.1.1 gets Vodafone all-clear for iPhone 4S problem

iOS 6.1.1 gets Vodafone all-clear for iPhone 4S problem

The iOS 6.1.1 update Apple released yesterday has fixed the iPhone 4S connection problem users of some European carriers were reporting, with Vodafone giving subscribers the green-light to upgrade if they hadn't already. "Please download the latest version from Apple as soon as you can" Vodafone said in an advice statement to customers today, ZDNet reports, "as this will deal with these issues." Vodafone UK users, among others, had complained that since updating to iOS 6.1 late last month, they'd experienced problems with calls, texts, and internet access.

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iPhones on iOS 6.1 prompt carrier warnings and enterprise headaches

iPhones on iOS 6.1 prompt carrier warnings and enterprise headaches

Problems affecting iPhones running iOS 6.1 have forced carriers and some enterprise experts to caution owners from upgrading too quickly, after handsets loaded with last month's release demonstrated problems with internet, calls, texts, and Exchange access. Vodafone UK and 3 Austria are among the carriers to speak up, with Vodafone conceding that some iPhone 4S users running iOS 6.1 "may occasionally experience difficulty in connecting to the network to make or receive calls or texts or to connect to the internet."

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iPhone 5 in multi-colored plastic predicted in Apple 2013 roadmap

iPhone 5 in multi-colored plastic predicted in Apple 2013 roadmap

This week KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a projected roadmap of Apple products spanning the next 12 months, this map including no less than an iPhone 5S and a new iteration of the iPhone 5, complete with plastic casing. While an actual "official" leaked roadmap as such leaked from Apple would be a first sign of the apocalypse, we're ready and willing to have a peek at this possible vision for the future, especially given the relatively good future foretelling we've seen come from Kuo specifically in the past.

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Squrl for iOS Review

Squrl for iOS Review

A video discovery app that takes all of the UI greatness of Pulse and smashes it into an environment dedicated to searching through not only your favorite blogs' feeds of videos, but YouTube, Netflix, and Hulu as well. This app has been out for more than a few weeks, but here in its newest iteration it's become something of beauty - and it's free, to boot. You've got a "What's Hot" section for new video discovery and a way to search for the video you want across multiple platforms spanning essentially the entire web - what more could you ask for?

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Samsung Galaxy S III world’s most popular smartphone in Q3 (but iPhone 5 will change that)

Samsung Galaxy S III world’s most popular smartphone in Q3 (but iPhone 5 will change that)

Samsung's Galaxy S III ousted the iPhone 4S from the top-spot of world's best-selling smartphone in Q3 2012, new research indicates, with vast distribution and hefty operator subsidies credited for its success. 18m of the Samsung smartphones were shipped in the July-September period, according to Strategy Analytics' count, versus 16.2m iPhone 4S models. However, when you factor in the iPhone 5, Apple's duo does pip the Galaxy S III, with a total of 22.2m shipments in those three months.

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Apple Store back up: iPad mini and goodies galore

Apple Store back up: iPad mini and goodies galore

With the Apple iPac mini event over with, it's time for the Apple Store to return to the web in full force, here with the tinier iPad, a new MacBook Pro, a new Mac mini, and a whole heck of a lot more. This update to the store brings with it not just a wave of new products, but a set of product retirements, this leading to a rush on the Refurbished and Clearance section - be sure to check the iPad 3 (now retired, believe it or not) for a big thrill ($375!) Then there's the MacBook Pro with 13-inch Retina display at $1699, the iMac refresh with much-much thinner body for $1299, and the Mac mini for $599.

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Samsung suffers setback against Apple in Tokyo court

Samsung suffers setback against Apple in Tokyo court

Apple and Samsung's patent battle continues to rage all around the world, with one company picking up wins here and another coming out on top there. Today, we can chalk one up for Apple, as a Tokyo court has declared that the iPhone is not infringing on a pair of Samsung-held patents. The Asahi Shimbun reported the news this weekend, saying that two different verdicts have been handed down - one in September, and one earlier this month.

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Loop Mummy iPhone case review

Loop Mummy iPhone case review

Smartphone cases are a mixed bag nowadays -- some are great, some are good, and some are just pretty awful. On top of the fact that cases are a hotly-debated item in the first place, it’s pretty difficult for case manufacturers to get the attention of smartphone users, and only a few have done it successfully. Loop Attachment has made a pretty unique silicone case called the Mummy, and it’s arrived just in time for Halloween. I ended up trying one out for myself to get a first impression and see how well it worked.

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