Apple iPhone 4S – Made for the Socially Awkward Agoraphobes among us.

I don’t know if I’m the only one here who hates phone calls and much prefers to message, but iPhone 4S’s new Siri function has me backpedalling on all the slandering I gave the recent upgrade.

iOS 5 impresses me and I’m really looking forward to its release next week, but voice activated everything? Honestly you have no idea how many times I have brainlessly almost spoken a message at my iPhone 4 out of a lack of hand mobility or just plain laziness.

Driving? Use Siri.

Baking a cake? Use Siri.

Showering? Use Siri.

I hate everyone on 3G/3GS plans that run out soon. I still have a year to go.

Apple and Nokia patent dispute ends

Apple and Nokia patent dispute ends with license agreement, Apple payments


It’s over. The patent battle between Nokia and Apple just ended not with an injunction, but with a press release citing a license agreement and payments from Apple to Espoo. The specifics of the agreement are confidential, but Nokia does say that Apple will make a one-time payment followed by on-going royalties. So, while Nokia may be having trouble selling its zombied handsets, at least its IP portfolio can help fill the coffers during the transition to Windows Phone. Read the full press release after the break.

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(Via Engadget.)

Apple Features Both AT&T and Verizon in iPhone Ad

Apple Features Both AT&T and Verizon in iPhone Ad

The advertising push continues to grow for the new Verizon iPhone. After the teaser ad for the Verizon iPhone, Apple has started airing their own ad featuring both AT&T and Verizon.

Existing Verizon customers will be able to begin preorders on February 3rd with general availability on February 10th.

(Via MacRumors : Mac News and Rumors.)

iOS Bug Prevents Alarms From Going Off for Two Days

iOS Bug Prevents Alarms From Going Off for Two Days

Methinks the alarm system in iOS is in need of a good code auditing.

John D. Sutter, CNN:

A glitch in the iPhone’s operating system will cause recurring weekday alarms not to ring on time on Monday morning because of the end of Daylight Saving Time, which occurs at 2 a.m. on Sunday in the United States. The phone’s alarm app doesn’t recognize the time change and will ring an hour late if users don’t go into the program and manually reset the alarms.

Users who depend on the iPhone to wake them up should create one-time alarms specifically for Monday morning, said Apple spokeswoman Natalie Harrison.

(Via Daring Fireball.)