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App Makers look to embrace iPhone 4S's Siri

App Makers look to embrace iPhone 4S's Siri | Macintosh | Scoop.it

Apple hasn't made Siri integration available to third-party app developers, but that hasn't stopped some companies from touting their use of the new technology.

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Bad Siri! She'll let Anyone use a Locked iPhone 4S

Bad Siri! She'll let Anyone use a Locked iPhone 4S | Macintosh | Scoop.it

The voice-activated feature on the new iPhone 4S will let anyone use the phone to send e-mails and text messages and make calls even if it is passcode locked, security firm Sophos revealed today and CNET has confirmed.

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iOS 5 Battery Life Fix

iOS 5 Battery Life Fix | Macintosh | Scoop.it

Recently, Apple updated iOS to version 5. Of course, you know this because everyone on the planet heard about it for one reason or another. I’m one of the many people who updated and one of the first things I noticed was that battery life was a little under par. Needless to say, I’m about to share a fix with you that may return your iPhone 4 to its former longevity.

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How to Secure Your Email under Mac OS X and iOS 5 with S/MIME

How to Secure Your Email under Mac OS X and iOS 5 with S/MIME | Macintosh | Scoop.it

Mac OS X Mail has supported S/MIME e-mail signing and encryption for many years, and iOS 5 now brings this feature to the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Here's how to use it.

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How to get Siri to correctly Pronounce Your Name or Call You Something Else

How to get Siri to correctly Pronounce Your Name or Call You Something Else | Macintosh | Scoop.it

Trying to figure out how to get the iPhone 4S‘s Siri virtual personal assistant to say your name properly? To get Siri to pronounce your name correctly or call you something else, all you need to do ask. Or you can change the phonetic spellings fields of your contact info.

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How to Tweet with Siri

How to Tweet with Siri | Macintosh | Scoop.it

When you pick up your new iPhone 4S, Siri will be one of the coolest features, but right out of the box, you can’t tweet with Siri.

 

The great news is that Siri can send text messages, which means you just need to do a little prep to start sending tweets with Siri.

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Add AppleCare+ through 14 November 2011

New with the iPhone 4S release is something Apple is calling AppleCare+, which turns the standard AppleCare extended warranty into an insurance policy of sorts.

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iTunes 10.5 Review

iTunes 10.5 Review | Macintosh | Scoop.it

Pros:

- Wi-Fi syncing welcome

- iTunes in the Cloud nice way to re-download media

- Automatic Downloads convenient

 

Cons:

- No features added to streamline iTunes

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US Mobile Carriers to offer Free Usage Alerts

US Mobile Carriers to offer Free Usage Alerts | Macintosh | Scoop.it

Major U.S. mobile carriers will begin offering free usage alerts to customers in an effort to help them avoid surprise charges on their bills, the Federal Communications Commission and a mobile trade group announced Monday.

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iPhone 4S First Weekend Sales Top Four Million

iPhone 4S First Weekend Sales Top Four Million | Macintosh | Scoop.it

Apple  announced it has sold over four million iPhone 4S, just three days after its launch on October 14. In addition, more than 25 million customers are already using iOS 5.

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All about iCloud: Common Signup Scenarios

All about iCloud: Common Signup Scenarios | Macintosh | Scoop.it

Apple’s iCloud service, paired with iOS 5 and Lion, offers users a whole wealth of new sync features, access to purchased content, and geolocation fun. Unfortunately, as iCloud is the company’s fourth online service iteration—fifth, if you count registering for base-level Apple IDs—trying to upgrade can be confusing at best, slam-your-head-against-a-wall-in-frustration at worst. To help ease the pain (and keep your walls dent-free), we’ve put together some common upgrading scenarios for migrating to iCloud.

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iOS 5 reviewed: Notifications, iMessages, and iCloud, oh my!

iOS 5 reviewed: Notifications, iMessages, and iCloud, oh my! | Macintosh | Scoop.it

The long-awaited public release of iOS 5 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is now in our grubby little hands. Thanks to better notifications, a new way to avoid texting, and a new focus on cloud sync, it's one of the best iOS updates yet.

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Why Apple's Big Miss doesn't Matter

You're going to come across quite a bit of commentary today that will try and pin Apple's earnings miss to some vague notion of the weakening global macroeconomic environment, to the death of Steve Jobs or to the beginning of a general slowdown at Apple. First of all, these arguments are total nonsense.

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Variation on Mac Trojan disables built-in OS X Malware Protections

Variation on Mac Trojan disables built-in OS X Malware Protections | Macintosh | Scoop.it

A Mac trojan popped up last month posing as a Flash Player installer, but now that trojan has morphed into a new variant that attempts to disable the automatic updater for Mac OS X's built-in anti-malware protections.

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Apple to shut Stores Wednesday for Jobs Memorial

Apple to shut Stores Wednesday for Jobs Memorial | Macintosh | Scoop.it

Apple Inc plans to shutter U.S. retail stores for several hours on Wednesday so employees can take part in a company-wide celebration of co-founder Steve Jobs' life, a person familiar with the celebration said.

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Apple - Remembering Steve Jobs

Apple - Remembering Steve Jobs | Macintosh | Scoop.it

Over a million people from all over the world have shared their memories, thoughts, and feelings about Steve. One thing they all have in common — from personal friends to colleagues to owners of Apple products — is how they’ve been touched by his passion and creativity. You can view some of these messages here.

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China has become Apple's 2nd most Important Market

China has become Apple's 2nd most Important Market | Macintosh | Scoop.it

During yesterday's Q4 2011 earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook spent a lot of time talking about just how important China is to Apple's future.

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Apple reports Fourth Quarter Results

Apple reports Fourth Quarter Results | Macintosh | Scoop.it

Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2011 fourth quarter ended September 24, 2011. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $28.27 billion and quarterly net profit of $6.62 billion, or $7.05 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $20.34 billion and net quarterly profit of $4.31 billion, or $4.64 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 40.3 percent compared to 36.9 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 63 percent of the quarter’s revenue.

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Cards Version: 1.0 Review

Cards Version: 1.0 Review | Macintosh | Scoop.it

Apple’s new Cards app lets you send photo postcards in the mail, using only your iPhone—and your wallet. The idea is nice, but the execution strikes me as just a smidgen less brilliant than you might expect from the folks in Cupertino.

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Apple to hold First Post-Jobs Earnings Call Tuesday

Apple to hold First Post-Jobs Earnings Call Tuesday | Macintosh | Scoop.it

Apple’s quarterly earnings report usually draws a lot of attention from the financial world, as one would expect from a company with a market capitalization of around $388 billion. But this Tuesday’s announcement of Apple’s fiscal fourth-quarter performance figures to be of extra significance: It will be Apple’s first quarterly earnings report since changing CEOs.

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1Password improves Safari, Firefox Support

1Password improves Safari, Firefox Support | Macintosh | Scoop.it

AgileBits announced the immediate availability of an updated version of its 1Password plug-in for Safari and Firefox on Monday that improves overall browser support and includes new Autosave features.

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An Instapaper 4.0 Review with Some Insight from Marco Arment

An Instapaper 4.0 Review with Some Insight from Marco Arment | Macintosh | Scoop.it

Instapaper has now gone version 4 and Marco Arment has been kind enough to let me test out this new version. I can say that this new version is, without a doubt, fantastic.

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iPhones drive Record Sales at AT&T, Sprint

iPhones drive Record Sales at AT&T, Sprint | Macintosh | Scoop.it

AT&T and Sprint Nextel both said that the new iPhone 4S helped drive record single-day sales for each carrier.

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Box rides on iCloud's coattails, offers 50GB of Free Cloud Storage to iOS Users

Box rides on iCloud's coattails, offers 50GB of Free Cloud Storage to iOS Users | Macintosh | Scoop.it

No, your eyes don't deceive you -- Box is offering 50GBs of free storage inside its cloud for iOS users -- just like it did for TouchPad owners back in June. Anyone who downloads the latest version of Box's app for iPad and iPhone will receive their massive lot for data storage after registering a personal account (existing accounts can join in on the fun as well).

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