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4 years ago

Stephen Colbert interviews Siri, hilarity ensues

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Stephen Colbert interviews Siri, hilarity ensues

"It's got all the convenience of talking to a woman without paying that annoying $2.99/minute."

Nice.

Source: Colbert Nation

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4 years ago

How to unlock iPhone 3GS on iOS 5 and 5.0.1

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How to unlock iPhone 3GS on iOS 5 and 5.0.1

If you've updated your iPhone 3GS to iOS 5 or 5.0.1 and lost your unlock we can help you get it back. The actual jailbreak will be tethered but you'll still be able to unlock and continue using your device in the mean time until an untethered jailbreak solution is released. iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S users should steer clear of this as it will not work.

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4 years ago

Adjust your screen's brightness with Dimmer for iPhone and iPad

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Adjust your screen's brightness with Dimmer for iPhone and iPad

Dimmer is an iPhone and iPad application that allows you to quickly adjust your screen's brightness level without having to navigate through the Settings app. Just launch Dimmer and slide the lightswitch up or down and you're good to go! It also comes with preset options so that you can quickly switch to a reading mode or outdoor mode.

This is a great alternative to those who don't like to idea of installing profiles on their device that add Settings shortcuts to their home page. Not to mention, Apple has removed that ability from the iOS 5.1 beta, so it may not even be an option come its release.

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4 years ago

Apple: We stopped supporting Carrier IQ with iOS 5

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Apple: We stopped supporting Carrier IQ with iOS 5

Apple has issued an official statement regarding Carrier IQ software running on the iPhone, noting that they've stopped supporting the logging software in iOS 5 and plan to remove it completely in a future software update.

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4 years ago

Girls Gone Gadgets podcast tonight at 10:30pm ET

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Girls Gone Gadgets podcast tonight at 10:30pm ET

Girls Gone Gadgets 2, with the awesome Ashley Esqueda and fabulous Georgia, hits the 'net tonight! They'll be talking news, giving you their holiday device, accessory, and app picks, and answering your questions about love, life, and tech!

Time: 7:30pm PT / 10:30pm ET

Place: http://www.imore.com/live

If you have any questions or topics you'd like us to discuss, just leave them in the comments, then come be part of the show!

(And yes, you can watch from iPhone or iPad via Ustream Viewer app (here's how) -- just search for "mobilenations".

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4 years ago

iPhone 4S tops the iPhone 4 with 96% satisfaction rate

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iPhone 4S tops the iPhone 4 with 96% satisfaction rate

ChangeWave has come out with a new survey polling customer satisfaction among new iPhone 4S owners, showing an overwhelming 96% satisfaction rating and propelling the iPhone 4S into "nosebleed territory".

Overall satisfaction with the iPhone 4S showed 77% of users being Very Satisfied and 19% being Somewhat Satisfied, compared to 72% and 21% respectively for the iPhone 4 that launched in 2010.

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4 years ago

Daily Tip: How to make sure you've opted-out of Carrier IQ-style diagnostics on iPhone

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Daily Tip: How to make sure you've opted-out of Carrier IQ-style diagnostics on iPhone

iOS 5 on the iPhone has Carrier IQ-style diagnostic information sharing turned off by default, but as part of the on-device setup process, asks you if you'd be willing to opt-in and share the data with Apple. If you did that, or aren't sure what you did, but now want to make sure you're opted out of anything even remotely Carrier IQ-esque, here's how to do that.

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4 years ago

Robin Williams gives Siri some French attitude on Ellen

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Robin Williams gives Siri some French attitude on Ellen

Comedian and iPhone user Robin Williams decided to give [Siri some snooty Parisian attitude on the Ellen show this week. Give it a watch and then let us know if Apple should be calling on Williams to provide some voice talent for Siri 2.0...

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4 years ago

BBC iPlayer (Global) now available in Canada

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BBC iPlayer (Global) now available in Canada

The BBC has now made its global BBC iPlayer app available in Canada following successful launches in eleven other countries earlier in the year. There is still no sign of the app hitting the U.S. App Store but it can’t be too far away now.

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4 years ago

App Giveaway: Infinity Blade II for iPhone and iPad

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App Giveaway: Infinity Blade II for iPhone and iPad

Infinity Blade II has hit the App Store and what a better way to celebrate than with a giveaway!

Follow along for the details.

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4 years ago

Daily Apps: SPY Mouse, Fling a Thing, iTap & Go, Compass Eye, Conceptis Fill-a-Pix

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Daily Apps: SPY Mouse, Fling a Thing, iTap & Go, Compass Eye, Conceptis Fill-a-Pix

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4 years ago

Adorn your Christmas tree with these iPhone and iPad decorations

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Adorn your Christmas tree with these iPhone and iPad decorations

Etsy is looking to meet the seasonal needs of Apple fans with a range of tree decorations based upon the iPhone 4 and iPad. If you are bored of your usual colored tree baubles, this could be the year to splash out a few dollars and get your hands on these stylish new decorations.

The handmade decorations are printed onto premium photo paper and mounted onto durable coated cardboard. They come in a small gift box complete with a magnet which lets you use them as refrigerator magnets the rest of the year.

The decorations are 3” x 1.5” and cost $11 plus shipping.  They are available as iPhone 4 or iPad models and you can even specify black or white.

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4 years ago

Regarding Carrier IQ and customer insight mining

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Regarding Carrier IQ and customer insight mining

Carrier IQ is software that manufacturers and/or carriers stealthily embed in mobile devices in order to collect everything from location to behavioral (usage) data. How much data they collect, and to what level of granularity, it's hard to tell, as is what they do with it both locally on the device and transmitted back to their servers.

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4 years ago

Siri "pro-life bias" debunked

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Siri "pro-life bias" debunked

TUAW's Chris Rawson did the inconceivable -- actually looking into claims that Apple's virtual assistant, Siri might have been programmed with a "pro-life bias" before posting them. And surprise, surprise, he found them to not even be worth the link-bait pixels they were posted with.

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4 years ago

AppventCalendar returns for 2011

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AppventCalendar returns for 2011

The guys at BlackSmithGames have announced that their AppventCalendar will be returning for 2011. If you go to AppventCalendar.com everyday in December, you will be able to pick up a free game, and a free app. Thats 2 free downloads a day!

Something new for 2011 -- an iPhone app, meaning that you don't even have to visit the website to download your gift. You can check the app, and download the free gift, directly on your iPhone.

Don't forget, like any advent calendar, if you miss a day you can't go back and get it later!

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