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  • News: Apple's Siri has Rival in Sensory

    Among the features of the new iPhone 4S, which should start reaching consumers' hands this week, is a baked-in personal assistant app called Siri. The software uses speech recognition, artificial intelligence, and tight integration to the phone's built-in apps to create a "personal assistant" to perform a multitude of tasks for you. As powerful as Siri is, however, a speech recognition product made by a company called Sensory, Inc. may outshine Apple's offering in the long run.

  • News: Apple, AT&T, Verizon exhaust iPhone 4s pre-order supplies

    Apple, AT&T and Verizon have exhausted their pre-sale supplies of iPhone 4S available for delivery on Friday, the day the firms will start selling the new smartphone at their retail stores.

  • News: Verizon 4G LTE Qwerty Slider Phone Expected Soon

    Samsung’s Stratosphere is reportedly expected to launch Thursday as the first Verizon 4G LTE smartphone with a QWERTY slider keyboard.

  • News: CTIA 2011 Preview: Hot Phones to Watch

    Mango, Android and tablet could be the big buzzwords at the upcoming CTIA Enterprise & Applications event in San Diego.

  • News: Hold the Phone: Apple iPhone 4S Preorders a Hit, Pushing Delivery Dates Back

    Apple’s iPhone 4S is such a hit that retailers are pushing back delivery dates on some models of the new smartphone.

  • News: Weekly Wrap: Steve Jobs, iPhone 4S

    Each week, the Weekly Wrap highlights some of our biggest and best stories from the week gone by. Generally, we aim to inject some lightheartedness into the proceedings. This week, we’re not quite feeling up to that.

  • News: New Windows Phone 7 Handset has Apple Elegance

    For those who believe Apple corners the market in elegance for technology products, take a look at a new handset released in Europe yesterday by LG Electronics -- and running Microsoft software.

  • News: How Steve Jobs Changed Mobility

    It's no dispute that Steve Jobs' influence on technology has been far and wide. However, in reflection, one could say he single-handedly transformed and redefined mobility in the 21st century, in a way no other technology company or individual has done.

  • News: Has Samsung pulled Nexus Prime launch out of respect for Steve Jobs?

    Samsung and Google have jointly announced that the planned launch of the Samsung Nexus Prime on 11 October will not go ahead.

  • News: Three releases iPhone 4S pricing

    Network operator Three has released its iPhone 4S pricing, following announcements by Vodafone, Orange and T-Mobile.

  • News: O2 iPhone customers can't upgrade to iPhone 4S online

    O2 customers will have to get themselves to an O2 store if they want to have any chance to get their hands on an iPhone 4S on launch day.

  • News: Sprint's solo LTE plan ignores Clearwire assets

    Shares of Sprint Nextel and Clearwire plummeted on Friday after Sprint laid out plans to build its own LTE network, leaving the ailing Clearwire alone to fund and build LTE itself.

  • Opinion: iOS 5 vs. Android: Similar Features, Different Approaches

    When Apple launches iOS 5 next week, iPhone and iPad users will get a bunch of features that Android users already enjoy, including notifications, wireless syncing, and PC-free operation.

  • News: iPhone 4S preordering: Early-morning snags frustrate early adopters

    The iPhone 4S, Apple’s latest smartphone offering, went on sale in the U.S. at around 12:40 a.m. PT Friday, after a lengthy period where the company’s online store displayed the “be back soon” graphic. The websites for AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint, the three U.S. carriers that offer the iPhone, began taking orders around the same time. However, for those who stayed up late—or in the case of some people on the east coast, woke up early—to try to be the first to get their orders in, the process wasn’t always a smooth one.

  • News: RIM to acquire carrier software vendor NewBay

    Research In Motion confirmed on Friday that it has agreed to acquire NewBay Software, a provider of software to help mobile operators and device makers deliver content and services.

  • Opinion: Sprint Now Making All the Right Moves

    Sprint has had a painful run over the past few years, with poor financial performance and high subscriber attrition. But things appear to be looking up for the country's (distant) third-place wireless carrier.

  • News: iPhone 4S pre-order problems reported

    Macworld has received reports of frustrated customers being unable to pre-order the iPhone 4S through Apple's website this morning.

  • News: Sprint speeds LTE rollout, now starting in mid-2012

    Sprint officials today announced an accelerated rollout of LTE wireless technology on Friday -- and that it will continue to support its millions of Wimax smartphone and device customers beyond 2012.

  • News: Five new things your apps will do in iOS 5

    Apple has been sure to highlight the apps receiving the biggest changes in iOS 5--Safari, for example--but there are still many new features in iOS 5's other built-in apps that haven't gotten as much attention. With iOS 5 arriving next week, it's high time we looked at some of the goodies awaiting you in the updated versions of Maps, Weather, FaceTime, Contacts, Music, and Video.

  • News: Apple, carriers begin accepting iPhone 4S preorders

    As promised, Apple began accepting iPhone 4S preorders in the wee hours of Friday morning, although the initial preorder launch suffered just the sort of snafus you'd expect.



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