Siri's incoming Japanese skills have apparently been confirmed, with a leaked copy of the iOS 5.1 Gold Master showing the new language addition in the settings menu, as well as a tweaked iPhone lockscreen. Hints of Siri's new linguistic abilities had been shown earlier in the week, when the virtual personal assistant itself began confirming Japanese was supported, and BGR's access to a leak of the GM 5.1 release confirms it.
As the sharing environment and website known as Pinterest gain heavy steam in the art and design community around the world, it's only natural that the developers behind this already massively successful platform would create a mobile app. It's the iPhone 4S we're taking a look at Pinterest's version 1.4.2 app with, and it's the iPhone that this app is made for. What you'll find is that not only do you have most of the abilities you've got in the web browser version of this app at your disposal, the fact that you've got Pinterest in your hand rather than on your computer screen makes it more entertaining than ever before - and that's saying something, Pinterest is addicting!
It's not easy differentiating between protection kits for the iPhone, but one we're seeing this week is looking to set itself apart in the ease in use department. This is the PureTek Roll-On Screen Shield Kit for iPhone 4/4S, and the magic is really in the applying mechanism. What you get is the screen protector plastic itself, but also an "error-free application tray" to go with it.
There's a Kickstarter project being announced this week that'll bring a case like no other to the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. This project is the Snow Lizard Products newest case and it goes by the name AQUA TEK S, a first of its kind "ruggedized," waterproof, and solar powered battery booster case. This case will come in a variety of different case colors and for a cool $100 you can get in early on the action early!
Apple took top place in the worldwide smartphone charts in Q4 2011, new stats have suggested today, clinching the overall number one position for the year with 19-percent of the market. iPhone sales made up almost a quarter of smartphone purchases worldwide in the three months leading up to the end of 2011, Gartner claims, with Samsung taking the number two spot. In cellphones overall, Nokia remains on top of the charts but with a sliding market share, 23.8-percent of the worldwide market in 2011 but down over five points from 2010.
The device you're about to see is a tiny piece of technology that plugs into the 30-pin port on your iPhone, your iPod Touch, or your iPad. What you'll get when you connect to the application that comes free from the iTunes App Store is a universal remote for essentially any television-connected device you've got in your living room. We've got the original release of the VooMote Zapper here, and what you'll see is only the beginning of your VooMote experience.
Apple has tossed a brand new wrench into the gears of your iDevice hacking dreams, this time cutting out all devices from using Siri and her servers if you do not have the iPhone 4S. This device is currently the only device approved by Apple to use Siri, but as thousands of Siri-hungry Apple fans out there will tell you, they want it everywhere! Apple has released a brand new stopper for this situation so that the iPhone 4S is the only device that can Siri the night away, it being a simple token in the software that detects your device in so many words - on the other hand, this "fix" could just be to allow in the upcoming iPad 3.
The app you're about to see a very brief review of requires little introduction and only a small explanation as it's only got a couple of functions, and it does them well. This app is made to do three things: capture video, capture photos, and upload media to Dropbox. This app does this uploading function in a unique manner as we've seen no application work with Dropbox in the background as effectively or in as perfectly simple a manner as we're seeing here - it just works!
The game known as Monsters Ate My Condo is a $0.99 masterpiece from both developers PikPok and the fine folks at Adult Swim Games. If you're prone to seizures, I must warn you to steer clear of this beast, but if you're a lover of games whose creators clearly spent thousands of sleepless nights perfecting in both form and aesthetic grace, you've got a winner on your hands. It's all monsters and keeping your tower afloat by feeding pieces of it to the monsters from here on out, folks, have fun!
Apple has now brought in the Fair Labor Association to audit their suppliers on how nicely they are treating their workers and the attention of the Apple-hungry tech reader base has suddenly swung back to the iPad 3. Today's set of leaks places attention on two factors that will very likely be in play for the next generation slate, namely an upgraded camera and a slightly thicker profile than past iterations. These possibilities come from an Asian parts reseller iLab Factory.
As far as unique skins for the mobile market go, iPhone or not, there's nothing quite as detailed and unique as SkinIt's own Etched Metal Plates. These plates are made specifically for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S and attach flat to the back of your device with a simple adhesive sticker. The adhesive is no joke, of course, strong as it needs to be to hold this plate on for the long haul, and the folks at SkinIt mean business when they say its stainless steel.