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Siri is great... but this ain't Siri!

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Siri is great and for me, it was worth upgrading from the iPhone 4 to the iPhone 4S to get it.  But don't be fooled by imposters.

For example, there's an app named "SIRI" that has NOTHING TO DO WITH VOICE CONTROL.  Somehow, the app was approved, on October 13th, and is doing very well in the U.S. app store, despite the fact that the description and app aren't even in English!  Indeed maybe that's the trick.  People can't tell what the app does, so they get it and end up disappointed.  I won't link to the app, because it doesn't need the extra accidental sales, but here are some screenshots that give you an idea of what the app does and how customers have duped themselves.



iAudition VoiceRecorder App Review

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iAudition is an application designed for recording using the iphone, ipod, or ipad.



Aeronauts: Quake In The Sky App Review

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Battle games have always been a favorite for many.  So, it only made sense for Aeronauts: Quake In The Sky to become a contender.  This is due to the extreme movement involved along with the difficult goal of defeating the enemy in the sky.  That’s right; you are a weightless firefighting war plane that is attacking the sky with raging bullets and a quick reflex dodging oncoming fire from many enemy planes.  In fact, it’s all up to your plane since you are the only one fighting the enemy.  Luckily; there are some tricks that can be used to finally win!



AT&T and Sprint set new records with iPhone 4S launch

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The iPhone 4S juggernaut continues. Not only did Apple sell a record 4 million iPHones the first weekend, but also AT&T announced today that they've had over 1 million iPhone 4S activations since last Friday — their most successful launch ever.



The old days are back...sort of!

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Many years ago, when I was a wedding photographer, I used a Hasselblad. I loved the 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 square format. Although many iPhone apps allow you to create a square image, I finally found one that does exactly what I want it to do. As the developer puts it, "If you find other camera apps over-fussy (and their photographs annoyingly oblong) then 6x6 is the app for you." It allows you to create color or black & white pictures. You shoot like you were using the old Hasselblads. It's like going home again. Gotta go...I'm taking pictures with the 6x6 app.



Set Up Your New iPhone 4S: a Walk-through and Siri Demo

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If you're one of the lucky ones getting a new iPhone 4S, AppleInsider has posted a setup guide. The article walks you through the setup process, including screen shots. The process is different from how it worked in the past because with iOS 5 you no longer need to connect to your desktop computer and have the iTunes software installed. The article begins with an unboxing, then shows the steps of setup, and then walks you through the iCloud options.



The iPhone 4S: An Analysis

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Apple released the latest addition to its stellar iPhone lineup, the iPhone 4S, on October 14, and it has proved an instant hit. Despite a few misgivings regarding the phone’s lack of improvements over its predecessor, the iPhone 4, sales have been anything but lethargic. The 4S set a new record when 4 million units were purchased in the first three days the device was available to the public.



Review: Last Temple by Gamelab

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Last Temple is one of those matching games where you must drag your finger across three or more adjacent tiles of the same type to clear them.  It’s actually a pretty solid implementation of such game play, and the challenges are certainly quite a challenge.  However, Last Temple doesn’t really bring anything new to the genre.  I remember having lots of fun playing a similar game called Azkend, and I just don’t get the same sense of addiction from Last Temple as I did from that game.  If you love this type of game play (or are new to it) then Last Temple is a decent choice, but if this sub-genre of matching games has kind of warn on you, it might be better if you waited for Azkend 2.



Ballistic Sport Rugged Case Review

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Are you looking for a durable clip-on case for your new iPhone 4S? There are plenty of choices that exist already, thanks to the fact that the new iPhone's dimensions are the same as the original iPhone 4. One of the more recent cases to hit the market is Ballistic's Sport Rugged Universal Smartphone Pouch. How does it stack up to the competition? Read on to find out.



Everything iPhone - Apps, Accessories, Reviews, Wallpapers etc | iPhone Life Magazine

The iPhone has become a benchmark for all other smartphones to compete with.  Reviews on the cases, accessories, apps, wallpapers and more are located below.  Here are a couple of Articles that showcase what we have to offer.  For eaxample, iPhone 4S by Alex Cequea (iPhone Life Magazine Editor in Chief).

In that article, Alex says that the iPhone 4S has the exact same physical form factor as the iPhone 4. However, the insides are a whole different story, and Apple tried to make that very clear. The most notable improvements are the 8MP camera with 1080p video recording, the A5 dual-core processor (same as the iPad 2), and an improved battery life (8 hours of 3G talk time, 200 hours of standby). As far as the capabilities, the new Siri Assistant feature was the highlight of the show. The Siri Assistant recognizes natural language and can answer questions such as, "What's the temperature out today?" Combined with the phone's GPS, you can say something like, "Remind me to call my wife when I get to work." The Assistant will not only know who your "wife" is, it'll also know where "work" is and pop up a reminder to "call Marcy" when you get there."

Here's another great article, The Best iPhone 4 Cases. This article goes on to explain that like its iPhone predecessors, cases have become one of the most popular ways to accessorize your cell phone. Most cell phone consumers buy a case bundled with their new phone to protect it from day one. And who can blame them? Mobile devices have become hugely valuable and expensive items; you want to protect them the best way you can. There are literally hundreds of cases on the market. Let's examine the different options available on the market to help you choose the one that's right for you.


What to know how to create your own app?  "The first step in creating an app is to understand what you want to create and how you will measure its success. Make sure the idea is well vetted and there is a solid business case behind it. There are roughly 600 new apps submitted to Apple each day—what is going to differentiate your app from the thousands that are already available and being launched each week? Here are some questions you’ll want to ask when getting your app idea..."

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