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iOS 5.0.1 Beta Resolves Battery Life Issues for iPhone 4S & iOS 5, Public Release Soon

Nov 2, 2011 - 9 Comments
iOS 5.0.1 beta fixes battery problems

Apple has acknowledged battery draining issues with iOS 5 and has since released a beta version of iOS 5.0.1 to developers, indicating a public release is due soon. The update aims to fix iOS 5 battery problems without modifications of settings, bring multitasking gestures to iPad 1 without the third party tweak, and resolve several … Read More

Phone 4S vs the $2000 Canon 5d MKII [Video]

Oct 31, 2011 - 9 Comments

How does the iPhone 4S’s new cameras 1080p video recording stack up to a pro-level $2300 Canon 5d MKII digital camera? Surprisingly well, as is demonstrated by this video from Robino Films. Both cameras shot footage at the same time and side-by-side, with the scenes in perfect sync so that video can be paused and … Read More

Apple Airs Three New iPhone 4S TV Commercials: Siri, iCloud, and Camera

Oct 30, 2011 - 7 Comments

Apple has started to air three new iPhone 4S TV commercials. The first, titled “Siri, Snow Today”, is similar to the last Siri iPhone 4S commercial and features people asking Siri a variety of questions and getting responses. The next commercial is titled “iCloud” and shows an iPhone 4S automatically syncing and uploading documents, changes, … Read More

Jailbreak for iPhone 4S & iPad 2 Coming Soon

Oct 28, 2011 - 9 Comments
iPhone 4S with iOS 5 jailbroken

An official jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 running iOS 5 is coming sooner than later, as evidenced by iPhone Dev Team member MuscleNerd posting several screenshots of the works in progress. In fact, they jailbreak has already been achieved, but there are unspecified “hurdles left” before the jailbreak will see a public release. … Read More

iPhone 4S Battery Life Sucks? Try Disabling Location Services

Oct 28, 2011 - 25 Comments
Save iPhone 4S battery life

We’ve covered a handful of tips to increase battery life in iOS 5 and even for the new iPhone 4S, but nonetheless the complaints about battery drain are still piling up. The culprit for the 4S is almost always Location Services, and all you need to do is disable a few things: Tap on “Settings” … Read More

Want to Sleep In? Tell Siri To Turn Off All iPhone Alarms

Oct 27, 2011 - 3 Comments
Turn Off or On all Alarms with Siri

Want to sleep in? You can quickly turn off all your alarms on the iPhone by telling Siri simply to “turn off all alarms“, Siri will then confirm the alarm change plus show you the alarm settings. Oversleeping due to Siri likely won’t be a valid excuse to get out of school or work for … Read More

Buying an iPhone 4S Without a Contract Makes it Unlocked

Oct 25, 2011 - 96 Comments
unlocked iPhone 4S message in iTunes

Anyone can buy an unlocked iPhone 4S right now if you are willing to pay the full price of the device, meaning the lower carrier subsidized contract 4S prices do not apply. The unlock applies to both the GSM and CDMA carriers currently being sold, available at the following price points: iPhone 4S 16 GB … Read More

Apple iPhone 4S Ad Featuring Siri: Assistant

Oct 21, 2011 - 8 Comments
Siri commercial

Apple has started to air TV commercials for the new iPhone 4S, the first of which focuses on Siri, the virtual intelligent voice assistant that is part of iOS 5 exclusive to the 4S. The ad features people asking questions to their iPhone, ranging from how to tie a bowtie to wondering about the weather, … Read More

iPhone 4S Discounted at Walmart for $188

Oct 17, 2011 - 10 Comments
iPhone 4S discount

Want to pay as little as possible for the newest iPhone 4S? The cheapest place to buy the 4S is at Walmart, so head on over to your local Wally World and you can grab either the black or white iPhone 4S 16GB model for just $188. The deal is valid for either AT&T or … Read More

Battery Life of iPhone 4S Draining Too Fast? Try Calibrating the Battery

Oct 17, 2011 - 64 Comments
battery life of iPhone 4 vs iPhone 4S

Some users are indicating the iPhone 4S battery isn’t lasting as long as expected, this comes alongside separate reports of iOS 5 battery life draining quicker than usual. While some of the 4S battery life complaints could be attributed to the aforementioned iOS 5 issues (most of which are easy to fix by adjusting settings), … Read More

Siri for iPad 2 and iPhone 4 Are Coming Soon… Unofficially

Oct 15, 2011 - 14 Comments
Siri on iPad 2

Siri, the personal voice assistant that comes with iOS 5 on iPhone 4S, is being ported to both the iPad 2 and iPhone 4. This isn’t official from Apple though – at least not yet – it’s the work of several iOS developers. First off, it doesn’t quite work yet, but considering the port has … Read More

iPhone 4S vs iPhone 4 Speed Test Comparison

Oct 14, 2011 - 5 Comments

We already know the iPhone 4S is significantly faster than the iPhone 4 just by looking at the tech specs, but sometimes the best way to see a speed boost is in real world activities like launching apps, browsing the web, and just tapping around in general. This video shows the two devices side by … Read More

“Could Not Activate iPhone 4S” Error? Here Are Fixes for AT&T Activation Problems

Oct 14, 2011 - 44 Comments
Could Not Activate iPhone error

The hoards of people attempting to activate their brand new iPhone 4S have overloaded AT&T’s activation servers, resulting in some users receiving error messages saying “Could Not Activate iPhone”, followed by the message details: “Your activation is still pending. You will receive an email notification once your activation is complete. We’re sorry. There was a … Read More

Where to Buy iPhone 4S

Oct 13, 2011 - 6 Comments
iPhone 4S

You probably know by now that pre-orders for iPhone 4S sold out for Apple and all the carriers, meaning there is a several week delay before an order placed online will be delivered to you. But you can still get one if you got to a local retailer… Your best bet if you want an … Read More

iOS 5 Now Available [Download Links]

Oct 12, 2011 - 345 Comments
iOS 5 download available now

iOS 5 has just been released by Apple. The hotly anticipated update brings a variety of major new features to the iOS platform, including Notifications, iMessage, wireless syncing, iCloud support, Twitter integration, Reminders, in addition to over 200 overall feature updates or enhancements. You can update to iOS 5 through iTunes, plug in your device … Read More

iPhone 4S Reviews Roundup

Oct 11, 2011 - 8 Comments
iPhone 4S

iPhone 4S reviews are rolling in, and we’ve gathered a roundup of some of the early ones. Unsurprisingly, the reviews are overwhelmingly positive, making note of the new iPhones specs, speed, camera improvements, iOS 5, and of course, Siri. ThisIsMyNext offers a solid great review with tons of pictures, giving the device 8.6/10 overall: If … Read More

iPhone 4S Sets New Sales Record, Over 1 Million Pre-Orders in 24 Hours

Oct 10, 2011 - 10 Comments
Apple iPhone 4S

Demand for the iPhone 4S has been explosive, and the next gen phone has sold over 1 million units in the first 24 hours of pre-sales, according to Apple. This smashes the previous 24-hour record of 600,000 units set by iPhone 4 last year, making the iPhone 4S the most successful product launch in Apple’s … Read More

GLaDOSiri = Siri + Portal

Oct 8, 2011 - 8 Comments

Anyone who’s a fan of Portal should appreciate this mockup video, which features the voice of the malevolent AI system from the game series, GLaDOS, replacing the default voice of Apple’s new Siri assistant. So nerdy, but so cool, it’d be great if this actually came to fruition, but don’t get your hopes up. Siri … Read More

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