After repeated reports of shoddy battery life and 3G difficulties on the iPhone 4S, Apple has released the iOS 6.1.1 update to the general public. The update is exclusively for the iPhone 4S and is not being pushed to newer or older iPhone, iPad or iPod models. iPhone 4S users can expect the update to fix 3G issues that were causing problems with corporate Microsoft Exchange servers. iOS 6.1 was also giving some iPhone 4S users battery issues, though we're not sure if that issue was addressed in the ... more
iPhone cases and self-defense seem to be going hand-in-hand these days. It was just last summer that we reported on an iPhone case with a built-in stun gun, but if that was a bit too gruesome for you, you can always try pepper spray. A company under the name of Spraytect has recently launched an iPhone case with a built-in can of pepper spray.
Spraying someone with the Spraytect case is pretty simple: just undo the safety and spray away. However, the safety process is quite extensive as it requires ... more
We know that the iPhone 5 is substantially quicker than the iPhone 4S when it comes to load times and performance. Strictly based on the components alone, the iPhone 5 with its A6 chipset is substantially quicker than its predecessor. Thing is, numbers are all fine and dandy, but putting performance into perspective is a lot more difficult to do when just looking at specifications and numbers.
In the video above you'll see just how much quicker than the iPhone 5 is than the iPhone 4S. Coming from an iPhone 4S, ... more
Usually when you upgrade the software on your device, you expect it to work better. Unfortunately for some iPhone 4S and iPad users, they've been experiencing issues with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity after downloading iOS 6.
AppleInsider's Mikey Campbell was tipped off to this when he came across a 91-page thread on Apple's Support Communities webpage.
[quote]Forum members report that after upgrading to iOS 6, both the legacy iPhone 4S and new iPad are experiencing disabled Wi-Fi connectivity that leaves the option to connect "grayed out." The issue ... more
While iOS is a pretty secure mobile operating system, some kinks can always appear. At this year's Pwn2Own event, two hackers earned a pretty $30,000 after finding an exploit. Joost Pol and Daan Keuper found a WebKit exploit on a fully updated iPhone 4S that gave them unauthorized access to photos, contact information and other info. The hackers spent three weeks working with this exploit and found that the hack still works with iOS 6. The pair has confirmed that their exploit will not allow them to view SMS messages ... more
Twelve South announced a re-release of its BookBook wallet case for iPhone today. The iPhone case is back by popular demand in a new "classic black" color. BookBook for iPhone was originally released in their traditional "BookBook brown" color as seen in our original review.
BookBook gives your iPhone a sleek book-style case and a wallet all-in-one.
Twelve South announced the new case in a press release:
[quote]Twelve South is pleased to unveil a Classic Black ... more
If you take your busted iPhone 4 in to get fixed, you may find yourself walking out of the Apple store with an iPhone 4S instead of a fixed iPhone 4. No, you don't need more coffee. I just told you that you could get a free upgrade. Put the pot down and read on.
Due to supply constraints with the black iPhone 4 – they must be selling like wildfire – Apple has begun swapping out iPhone 4 models for the iPhone 4S version.
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If you wanted to grab yourself an iPhone 4 or 4S and you thought news of Walmart's recent price drop was gonna be your lucky ticket, you'll be sorry to hear that it was just a mistake. Reports of the 8 GB iPhone 4 falling from $88 USD to $34 USD and the 16 GB iPhone 4S from $188 USD to $114 USD may have been accurate, but Walmart has issued a statement claiming the deals were “a pricing error in limited stores." 9to5Mac has a bit more to say about ... more
If you’re a frequent traveler, you’ve probably found yourself in a hotel with free wired Internet access. While this is nice if you have a MacBook Pro sans Retina Display, you’re SOL if you have a MacBook Air or a Retina-equipped MacBook Pro. Sure, you could buy a Thunderbolt or
Back when the first jailbreak was announced I was pumped, but then immediately disappointed as my phone become less than stable, and crashed at the most inopportune times. I didn’t last a month without reverting back to a clean install of iOS. A lot has changed over the years. Jailbreaking