Wow, it’s the middle of the work week again… already? How time flies when you’re having fun! Our daily recap is a rousing mix of Apple Store rumors, Angry Birds, an angry iPhone carrier in the Czech Republic, a botched native Gmail app for iOS and the return of Retrospect, once the most celebrated backup software on the Mac. It’s all right here and ready for your eyeballs on this Wednesday, November 2, 2011.
We all know what Siri can do. Whether she’s found a place in our daily routine is another issue altogether, but it’s pretty clear that Apple’s humble personal assistant is unlike any other voice recognition app.
But Siri’s real expertise lies not in her encyclopedic knowledge or weather forecasting; what makes the technology so amazing and useful is its ability to actually understand what we’re saying--so much so that the iPhone’s speech recognition is just as useful useful when Siri isn’t summoned. (Though it might not be as much fun to show your friends.)
Most of us are paying our rent or mortgages today now that the clock has flipped over to November, but don’t let that big chunk of dough flying out of your bank account bring you down. There’s good news flying around the internet this fine day, including the resurrection of clipboard manager iClip, rumors of a native Gmail app for iOS and hey, GarageBand now works on your iPhone or iPod touch! Here’s all the news that’s fit to print for this Tuesday, November 1, 2011.
Whether you waited in line or at home for the UPS delivery person, the last thing you want to do is sour that wait time by dropping your brand new iPhone 4S to its death. Okay, fine, that was kind of dramatic. But it is still made out of glass and prone to scratches and cracks. Protect it with a case from this week's Best Case Scenario.
Well despite some sad pandas in the financial prediction racket, Apple is hot hot hot. Sure, their last quarter sales were a wee bit lower than expected, but that was merely the collective intake of breath before the new model iPhone debuted. Naturally you wait until the new handset is out and with the iOS device line driving Apple's profitability, who didn't predict this? Apparently Wall Street. Anyway, Apple's hot whether they like it or not and here's some more weekly hotness.
Who’s amped up for the weekend?! iPhone 4S early adopters are now celebrating their seven-day anniversary with their new little friend and everyone is geared up for Monday’s debut of the Walter Isaacson authorized bio of Steve Jobs -- but those aren’t the only things making news today. Here’s a look at what’s new for this fine Friday, October 21, 2011.
With the iPhone 4S selling faster than hotcakes at a Miami bakery, it's obviously appealing to people on a massive scale. We decided it was high-time to get our hands on the thing and put it through its paces. But which new feature was our absolute favorite? Watch the video to find out (SPOILER: It was Siri).
You made it through Wednesday and the weekend will be here soon enough, so give yourself a pat on the back! It was also a challenging day for some of Apple’s partners, with a Swedish carrier predicting gloom and doom for Cupertino over the lack of LTE in its handsets, and AT&T swinging back and forth with good news about iPhone 4S activations and less good news for the last quarter overall. Here’s what’s making news for Thursday, October 20, 2011.
“Hump Day” is here again, with Apple celebrating the life of Steve Jobs in a private ceremony held earlier today on the company’s Cupertino campus (and simulcast to Apple retail stores worldwide). The Apple co-founder continues to be memorialized ahead of his official biography which hits stores on Monday (more on that in a moment), but here’s what else is happening around the internet for this Wednesday, October 19, 2011.
iMessage is Apple’s new messaging service that is a combination of both MMS messaging and instant messaging, with the added bonus of sending other iOS 5 users messages at absolute no cost. The service is similar to FaceTime, and that it's free and you can set up an email address to use with the service instead of giving out your phone number. Read on for how to properly set up the service in iOS and a few tips for getting the most out of this free utility.