Archive for October, 2011

iOS 5 Now Available

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

As of today, you can update your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch by connecting your device to your machine.  Onscreen instructions in iTunes will tell you how to proceed.

Among the over 200 new features are iMessage, Twitter, Notification Center, Reminders, and PC Free.  With PC Free you no longer need to own a computer in order to have an iPhone, iPad, or iPad Touch.  The app allows you to set up your device wirelessly, and you can back it up automatically to iCloud, which is also out of beta today and available for use.

For more on iOS5 click here.

iPhone 4S arrives October 14

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

The new iPhone 4S was officially announced today, and pre-orders will be taken as of this Friday, October 7. The iPhone 4S comes in black or white, and is $199 for the 16GB, $299 for the 32GB, and $399 for the 64GB (with contract). But!  Users now have the choice between AT&T, Verizon and Sprint as far as carriers are concerned.

The latest and greatest version of the iPhone includes an amazing 8-megapixel camera that can record 1080p video AND has a new image signal processor for image stabilization (which brings it up to par with most point-and-shoot cameras on the market).

The processor is a zippy Dual-core Apple A5, which makes apps launch faster and increases the speediness of all the functions of the phone.  Battery life is also much improved over the iPhone 4, with up to 8 hours of talk time on 3G.

The iPhone 4S is also a proper “World Phone” – Hybrid GSM / CDMA and Bluetooth 4.0.

But really the most exciting part of the new phone is Siri, the “Assistant” or live AI.  Siri lets you use your voice to send text messages, schedule appointments, make phones calls, find restaurants… just about anything you would normally do with your iPhone.  Check out the video of how Siri works here.


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