By Alex Cequea
Apple unveiled the newest member of the iPhone family today at its headquarters in Cupertino, California: the iPhone 4S.
Expectation was building to massive proportions before the event, with many expecting Apple to unveil an "iPhone 5."
Apple instead unveiled a very impressive series of features built into their new iPhone 4S, and it'll be available starting October 14th, with pre-ordering starting Oct 7th. Here are the main features:
By Cindy Downes
The new Bracketron Style-iT includes both a stylus and a ballpoint pen – how handy is that! Now, whether I’m working on my iPad or jotting a note down on paper, I have the tool to do it. No more searching for a pen or stylus in the bottom of my purse or computer bag.
By Peter Magers
Stinger Games’ newly launched Stinger Foosball League takes a game that’s already a step removed from reality into a truly virtual environment. Foosball, of course, is the table version of football or soccer. With Stinger Foosball League, the field that was crammed into a table in a pub is now in your iOS device.
By Doug Goldring
By Alex Cequea
We're excited to announce that we will host a live pre, during, and post-show analysis on iphonelife.com, around Apple’s long-awaited “Let’s Talk iPhone” Event.
The Pre-show will start live streaming on iphonelife.com at 9:30am Pacific/12:30pm Eastern time and will continue through Apple's announcement, with the post-show immediately after.
Join us as we round-up the rumors and expectations surrounding the iPhone 5 event, and as we analyze Apple's announcement.
By Steve Overton
I just discovered a free GPS app for my iPhone called Waze. Free is usually an indicator of a light version of a full app. Not here. I have played around with and paid for some full featured navigation apps and have not been terribly impressed. I actually just drove from NYC with my brother, to Greensboro NC. We had two iPad, two iPhones and a built in GPS in my brothers vehicle. It was a Mo, Larry, Curly moment. We stopped multiple times by the side of the road to determine why all the devices were giving us different info, and actually got lost once. I am just glad my wife wasn't in the car or I would still be hearing about it. Anyway, I digress.
By Jim Karpen
One new iPhone or two? Tomorrow we'll know. The latest evidence for a new iPhone 5 model is the inadvertent appearance of a listing for it on the Cincinnati Bell website, according to TUAW. And the specs on the posted listing showed that the phone will have an 8-megapixel camera, 4G dataspeed, and a 4-inch screen. The evidence seems good — but this is still a rumor. The hardest part to believe is the 4G dataspeed and the fact that this particular carrier only offers prepay options.
By Jim Karpen
Tomorrow we'll learn what Apple has up its sleeve, and we'll move from reporting rumors to explaining details. For now, the evidence continues to mount that an iPhone 4S will be announced along with a presumed iPhone 5. Gizmodo has posted actual photos of an iPhone 4S from the manufacturing plant in Brazil.
By Brittany Irvine
Need an easier way to organize your subscribed magazines or your magazines of choice? Well look no further than Magzter. Quite frankly, this application is innovative. The main screen contains four main options: featured, new arrivals, categories, and search.
By Nate Adcock
I have to start this post by saying it's sort of a cheat. I'm not currently aware of a way to run Windows 8 on an iPad (maybe our uber-tech blogger Werner does, though), but you can do a pretty fair emulation with a few PC/Mac tools and the excellent TeamViewer app. I'm also going to provide my thoughts (along with some quick vids and review notes) on the developer preview of Windows 8, and why I think Microsoft is getting it right! And yes, I am mostly testing it on my iPad (not the same as running it I admit)...
By Louis Senecal
Back in June I reviewed the Waterfield Travel Express for the Apple Keyboard. I use it mostly during travel times so I wanted to give you a brief update and some news. It’s still going strong and is one of my favorite organizational accessories. It was designed for the Keyboard and additional accessories. But I have a secret to tell. SSSHHHH! I have been using it with my 7” Samsung Galaxy tab also. Obviously it’s too big for it, but it also holds my needed accessories at the same time. With that said, there are Travel Expresses designed for your iPad too.
Flag Wars is an extremely strategic game that requires focus, attention, and detailed knowledge of the rules to be successful. But, for those who enjoy a challenge; this app can definitely fulfill that need. Luckily, the moment that you are brought to its homepage; you are given the option to start a new game, view the leader board, and of course learn how to play. Even though the game is comparable to other games on the market; it is still highly recommended to read the instructions prior to starting a game. Otherwise, it’s a guarantee that you’ll be lost. The instructions are simple by matching picture with definition; so understanding it is the easy part. Remembering and applying is where it gets a little difficult.
By Jim Karpen
A lot of evidence has suggested that Apple will roll out deep integration of speech recognition in iOS 5. If you're wondering how that might work, MacRumors has posted a "concept" video that demonstrates this feature, called Assistant. The video is speculative, and based on various details that have emerged.