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A top technology entrepreneur believes that as technology becomes more advanced, humans are becoming increasingly lazy. Duane Jackson, a popular serial blogger, who is also a top cloud computing entrepreneur, believes that he has difficulty in spelling a number of words without the device to spell them. He was talking about the feature of smartphones that turns text speak into full words. Jackson believes that the new feature of the iPhone 4S, Siri, which allows users to talk to their phone an not just on it, could result in eliminating...

In announcing the new iPhone 4S, Apple Inc. has made some promises in terms of the new smartphone’s battery life. These promises, however, might be a bit off the mark according to the iPhone 4S review by iLounge. iLounge tested the battery life on the new smartphone on Sprint, AT&T and Verizon, then compared it to its predecessor, the iPhone 4. In the official specifications from Apple, it claims that the iPhone 4S has longer talk time, but lesser standby time compared to the fourth-generation handset. For tests with Audio Playback,...

Gadget repair guide website iFixit has managed to acquire an iPhone 4S and tear it apart. The site revealed a design that is nearly similar to the smartphone’s predecessor, the iPhone 4, as people might expect from its appearance. The iFixit staff also showed a number changes. The iPhone 4S’ battery now has a higher capacity, with an extra .05 WHrs compared to the one found in the iPhone 4. This results in extended talk time and extra stand-by hours. The website also notes that given the performance improvements the new handset...

A number of lucky customers have received Apple’s iPhone 4S a few days earlier than the phone’s official release date. According to reports, some customers in Germany who pre-ordered the new Apple smartphone have already received the device, and some photos are popping up online. These lucky users sent in some photos of the iPhone 4S, its packaging and some screenshots of the new Siri feature to Macerkopf.de, a German tech blog. Apple Inc. has introduced the iPhone 4S last October 4 at the “Let’s talk iPhone”...

Apple Inc. has announced that pre-orders for its new iPhone 4S has reached a new record, exceeding the one million mark in a single day. This shatters previous pre-order records for all the company’s products, with 400,000 more than the first day figure of the iPhone 4 more than a year ago. Apple’s iPhone 4 launch day sales reached 1.7 million. Last Friday, Apple has started taking pre-orders of the new handset, which will hit stores on October 14 at 245 Apple retail store locations in the United States. “We are blown...

There isn’t long to wait for the Apple iPhone 4S to hit the UK high streets, but will your budget stretch to letting you get hold of a model from the latest generation of this cracking phone? Here are the details of the UK prices which have been confirmed so far. The Basic iPhone Price The phone itself has been priced at a £499 for the model with 16GB. For 32GB and 64GB you will need deeper pockets, as they come in at £599 and £699 respectively. Orange The first of the UK networks to launch its iPhone 4S plan was Orange. You can get...

Hours after pre-orders for the iPhone 4S began, shipping estimates for smartphone orders placed via Apple’s online stores in the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Australia and Germany have moved to one to two weeks from the estimated October 14 date. Shipping estimates in the United States remain at October 14, while Apple is still not offering online orders from Japan. The upcoming iPhone 4S from Apple looks the same as the current iPhone 4, but it now features the super fast A5 processor, the iOS 5 mobile operating system, Siri...

On Wednesday, Samsung Electronics Co. has announced its plans to file preliminary injunction motions in Milan, Italy and Paris, France, to stop the sale of Apple’s new iPhone 4S. The move further escalates the dispute between two of the world’s biggest smartphone makers. Samsung will seek the iPhone’s ban on the countries, citing patent infringements on its wireless telecommunications technology, or the Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) standards for 3G phones. Last Tuesday, Apple has unveiled the new smartphone...

According to a report from tech news site Boy Genius Reports (BGR), Sprint is expected to get the highly-anticipated iPhone 5 exclusively from Apple. BGR’s “incredibly solid industry contact” said that Sprint, and only Sprint, will get the fifth-generation iPhone at launch. The website said that the iPhone 5 will be a 4G WiMAX device, and rival mobile carriers Verizon and AT&T will release the iPhone 4S and will have to wait before they get the smartphone some time next year as an LTE device. A separate report from...

Is Apple going to release only an updated iPhone 4 at its media event Tuesday? Tech news website Gizmodo has reported that it has come across a new version of the iPhone 4 in Brazil, where a factory of Foxconn, one of Apple’s suppliers, is located. The website reported that Foxconn’s Brazilian staff gained access to photos of the new Apple smartphone that will be announced Tuesday in their factory. The staff also found a new iPhone that looks similar to the current iPhone 4. “When you get to the last photo, a picture...