iphone

Tue
07
Apr
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New iPhone 3.0 OS Brings 802.11n, FM Radio, A2DP

Apple is set to offer a host of interesting features on the new iPhone 3.0 OS. Among the most anticipated features is the addition of stereo Bluetooth-audio streaming ( A2DP ), which will allow current second-generation iPhone and iPod Touch owners ... to experience the cutting edge of mobile technology. Of course, Apple is expected to roll out additional features that will only be available to those who purchase the latest iPhone and iPod Touch devices. Among these exclusive "hardware features" are high-speed 802.11n WiFi (wireless network) capabilities and FM radio transmission. Transmitter ... (view more)

Wed
07
Jan
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Best Buy to Stock Refurbished, Cheaper iPhones

Didn't get that sleek, stylish Apple iPhone for Christmas as you wished for this past year? Well, if you're looking for a cheap version of the very popular handheld device, you might just be in luck: big box electronics retailer Best Buy recently ... announced that it will be selling a discounted refurbished version of the iPhone in hundreds of its stores. In an announcement made yesterday, Best Buy Co. Inc. revealed that it would sell resurrected versions of the 3G iPhone for approximately $50 less than their brand-spanking-new counterparts. In other words, the refurbished 8 GB model will retail ... (view more)

Tue
30
Dec
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Apple's iPhone Now on Wal-Mart Shelves

As of this past Sunday, Wal-Mart has commenced selling Apple's iPhone 3G in approximately 2,500 of its stores. With two models available for consumers, one of which is under $200, Apple should expect a big boost in sales. Wal-Mart's two iPhone ... versions include an 8 GB edition and a 16 GB model. The smaller version is available for a reasonable $197, while the larger iPhone retails for $297. Tech fans will remember that when the 8 GB originally went on sale in June of last year, it cost the average consumer about $599. In a statement last week, Wal-Mart revealed that every phone sold within ... (view more)

Fri
28
Nov
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Google and Apple Introduce Voice Recognition to iPhone

One of the most desirable features of the iPhone is its quickness via a mobile Internet connection. But how fast is the Apple iPhone? Users still have to take out the device, open up a search engine page and type out a desired question or keyword. ... This process may take several minutes, even with a hi-speed connection, because the pertinent information always seems to be buried under a sea of useless commentary. Wouldn't it be great if you could just ask the Internet a simple question and get a straight answer? Researchers at Google have added new technology in the latest iPhone software ... (view more)

Thu
27
Nov
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iPhone Ad Pulled for Making False Speed Claims

Tempted to buy an Apple iPhone for yourself or a loved one this Christmas? Impressed by its video playback, games, and touch screen technology? How about its speed? Well, the latter may not be as impressive as Apple has led consumers to believe. ... According to reports, Apple has been forced to pull an advertisement airing in Britain that boasted the device's extremely fast capabilities. The ad in question showed an iPhone 3G transferring data "really fast"; however, Britain's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has deemed that spot misleading and has in turn banned the ad from airing in ... (view more)

Mon
24
Nov
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iPhone Voice Recognition Search App Can't Handle Accents

Think the iPhone is a fantastic new technology that should be celebrated the world 'round, not unlike Apple's iPod? Well, if you live in Britain (or perhaps any region other than North America) you may have trouble with one of its popular features. ... The iPhone includes a number of handy tools, including a touch screen, mp3 playback, video display, organizational utilities, and games. However, many fans in the US are particularly fond of a new iPhone tool: voice recognition-based search. Unfortunately, for those using the device in Britain the voice-recognition tool is struggling to compensate ... (view more)

Fri
21
Nov
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iPhone Now America's Favorite Cellphone

Apple's new 3G iPhone has now become the best-selling mobile handset of any kind in the United States. Meanwhile, the original iPhone has earned the title of the 'most reliable' smartphone. The iPhone 3G snatched the top spot away from Motorola's ... RAZR, which had been the best selling phone for three full years. NPD, the group which produces the regular rankings, says this shows buyers are now much more interested in a phone's features than its look. That could be because people want better value as the economy slows. (Source: latimes.com ) Before anyone gets carried away, it's worth bearing ... (view more)

Tue
04
Nov
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Google Android Off to a Good Start

It looks as if the download service for Google's new Android smartphone operating system has had a successful launch. While figures are too hazy to make a firm comparison, first-day figures appear to have beaten the launch day of the Apple iPhone ... Apps store. While the Android system launched with around 10% the number of applications available as the iPhone, a media research firm says nine applications had between 10,000 and 50,000 downloads in the first day. That's compared with just two applications doing in the same range on the iPhone Apps launch. Before you conclude that this marks a ... (view more)

Mon
29
Sep
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iPhone 3G Power Adapters Recalled By Apple

Reports of detached prongs involving a very small percentage of iPhone 3G power adapters has resulted in Apple announcing an ultracompact USB Adapter Exchange Program. Apple is warning users that under certain conditions the new ultracompact Apple ... USB power adapter's metal prongs can break off and remain in a power outlet, creating a risk of electric shock, but no injuries have been reported. Pictures of the power adapter in question are available from Apple's web site . If your adapter has a green dot on the bottom, you already have the new, redesigned adapter and do not need to exchange it ... (view more)

Wed
10
Sep
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Apple Facing Second iPhone Lawsuit Over 3G Performance

Apple is facing a second lawsuit over poor iPhone performance. This time, the company faces complaints that it sold more handsets than its 3G network could cope with. You may remember that many of the recent reports of dropped calls (caused by ... reception problems on the 3G network) came from California. It's therefore not a major surprise that the new legal action comes from a San Diego resident, William Gillis. He alleges that the new iPhone demands too much power from 3G networks, to the point that AT ... (view more)

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