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iPhone 4S Battery Life Worse for 3G Data and Media as Compared to iPhone 4





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iLounge has tested the iPhone 4S battery life, comparing it with the iPhone 4, and found out several interesting facts. As Apple claims in the iPhone 4S official specifications, the new smartphone has improved talk time but worse standby time as compared to the iPhone 4.

For tests with 3G Data, Audio Playback, Video Playback, and Video Recording, the iPhone 4S came in under the iPhone 4's battery life. For Wi-Fi and FaceTime testing it to be similar to the iPhone 4, and on Cellular Calls, the iPhone 4S is slightly better. Both media playback and recording were advantage of the iPhone 4S, comparing with the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4S is recording much higher resolution video than the iPhone 4.


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Benchmarking iOS 5



Gigaom has performed several tests of iOS 5 comparing it to different iOS 4 versions. The tests were run in iPad 1 Wi-Fi, iPhone 4 (GSM), iPod touch 4G and the iPad 2 Wi-Fi+3G (GSM).

As indicated by the charts below the iOS 5 is showing many speed improvements over iOS 4. iOS 5 was faster in almost every category, except for the first generation iPad.

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The following apps were used to test the performance: GeekBench 2 ($0.99), Gauge Mathematical Tool (free), BenchTest ($0.99), SunSpider (free) and V8 (free).

More results:


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Apple releases iOS 5 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch & Apple TV



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Yesterday Apple released the long-awaited iOS 5 for the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, first-generation iPad, fourth-generation iPod touch, and third-generation iPod touch. An update is also available for the Apple TV, bringing wireless mirroring functionality over AirPlay. To update to the iOS 5 users should install iTunes 10.5 released on Tuesday. Noteworthy it is the last time when Apple provides their users with update with USB. All next updates will be available wirelessly, without the need to use a cable.

The iOS 5 pack includes more that 200 new features. The most noteworthy among them are the following:


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Apple Released AirPort Utility for iOS 5



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Ahead of today’s iOS 5 launch, Apple released the rumored AirPort Utility app that allows you to manage your AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule base station and Wi-Fi network right from your iOS device. The app also includes some advanced capabilities that let you effectively manage your base station and networks.


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Written by maxim

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011. 19:47

iPhone 4S First Impressions Focus on Speed Improvements



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Yesterday during the expected media event Apple announced the new iPhone 4S, an upgrade to the existing iPhone 4 with improved A5 processor, new 8 MP camera with better optics, faster download speed on 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, and more. Media members who attended Apple's iPhone 4S event had the opportunity to spend some time with the new hardware following the presentation, and immediately started posting their first impressions about the iPhone 4S.

Engadget highlights the improved internal specifications of the new iPhone 4S, noting that it is faster than the previous model, with faster navigating between pages and opening the camera application. Engadget was also able to test the new voice assistant, Siri:

The most impressive part was the demo of Siri, the new assistant that lets you do just about anything you can do on your phone — but with your voice. We tried to psych it out with a bunch of random requests... Siri never faltered, never missed a beat… There’s nothing better to say than that. We even sent ourselves a few text messages, which Siri transcribed to a T. Of course, the lady on the other end still sounds eerily robotic, but we’re hoping for smoother responses from the alien within in a future update.

Jim Dalrymple at The Loop covers the differences in antenna design:

The current model has three bands — one on each side on the bottom, and one on the top. The iPhone 4S has four bands — two on the top and two on the bottom. The bands are where Apple houses the antennas for the device. The Wi-Fi, wireless and Bluetooth technologies use these areas. It’s not clear at this point if Apple moved any antennas or what they added the extra band.


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Apple's 'Let's Talk iPhone' Keynote Live Blog!



2:39PM We're off to get hands-on, and we'll be broadcasting again soon. Thanks for joining the fun!

2:38PM Sorry folks, no iPhone 5... yet....

2:38PM Wow, that's it!



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Amazon announced iPad killer: Kindle Fire



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Today Amazon announced their tablet called Kindle Fire. It has 7" IPS display, custom android OS, weights 413g, has 8Gb of storage, Wifi. Unfortunately it does not have 3G. The price is attractive though - $199. Shipments start November 15.

We are not sure that this device can be a real iPad killer. However it will definitely compete with other Android tablets, like Blackberry Playbook, HP Touchpad and others.

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Quantas Airlines Will Offer Passengers iPad 2 To Watch Movies



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As AUSBT reports, Quantas Airlines is going to launch a six week trial service allowing passengers to watch movies on offered iPad 2. Passengers can use a ‘Q Streaming’ app on iPad 2 to stream movies from in-flight Wi-Fi access points. This six week trial service will be offered only on one Boeing 767-300 that can carry 254 passengers.


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Written by maxim

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011. 17:37

Apple Is Going To Launch Updated AirPort Express



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According to AppleInsider's report, Apple is going to launch an updated version of wireless base station AirPort Express. A source reports that Apple is now finishing development of its AirPort Utility 5.6 software which includes references to the AirPort Express 802.11n (2nd Generation).


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Written by maxim

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011. 19:03

Apple Releases iOS 5 Beta 7 to Developers



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Apple has just released iOS 5 beta 7 to developers. It is is available via OTA update and as a download from Apple dev center here. Apple has released iTunes 10.5 beta 7 and Xcode 4.2 beta 7 as well.

9to5mac found the following new features:


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Thursday, September 1st, 2011. 17:34

Now Lion Can Be Recovered via Internet



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Mac minis and MacBook Airs were introduced with a new function called "Internet Recovery" that allows to download and install OS X Lion even when hard drive on your Mac is failed or blank.


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Written by maxim

Monday, July 25th, 2011. 11:03

Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak iPad 1 and iPad 2 Using JailbreakMe [iOS 4.3.3]



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This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak of your iPad 1 or iPad 2 with iOS 4.3.3 firmware using JailbreakMe. This jailbreak works in iPad Safari browser. You need a computer only to update to iOS 4.3.3.


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'Wi-Fi Sync' App Developer Accuses Apple in Stealing His Idea



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Last year we told about Greg Hughes, who created the "Wi-Fi Sync" app, which allows to synchronize your iOS-device with iTunes wirelessly. After Apple's rejection the developer sent it to the Cydia Store instead. Since then the app was sold over 50,000 times. But as you know, this week Apple unveiled that it made Wi-Fi Synchronization with iTunes an inbuilt feature in iOS5. In response Hughes decided to accuse the company in ripping his work.

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Written by SimplyMax

Saturday, June 11th, 2011. 21:36

FaceTime will be available via 3G in iOS 5



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FaceTime videocalls are for Wi-Fi right now. And as you might remember we were able to use FaceTime over 3G only after installing a jailbreak tweak utility. Now Apple decided to enable 3G support in iOS 5. However it will be up to carriers to allow it or not. Guess what AT&T will do? We shall see.




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Saturday, June 11th, 2011. 0:52

Official Apple press release: iCloud



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Yesterday Apple introduced new service called iCloud. US users can try it today using iOS 4.3.3 and iTunes 10.3. To understand what is iCloud, what is it for and how can be used, we recommend to read official Apple text about iCloud.


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