Recognizing that people just can't get enough of Siri, Mercedes-Benz is seizing the opportunity to integrate Apple's voice-controlled personal assistant into its A-Class cars. "Siri, find me a radio station that isn't playing Justin Bieber. Thanks!"
Once upon a time, hanging an SLR around your neck was a status symbol that told others you were serious about photography. But with improved smartphone camera specs and fun photo-sharing apps such as Instagram, we've seen the rise of a new type of photographer: the iPhone documentarian. The trend isn't surprising. Sporting an 8-megapixel sensor, the iPhone 4S can take stunning photographs and even HDR in one fell swoop. Not to mention, the best camera isn't necessarily the most expensive one; it's the camera you bring everywhere. The iPhone fits the bill. Like an SLR, you can end up with quite a bit of gear to capture the money shot (never mind the fact that such equipment cancels out the smartphone's portability). For the aspiring iPhoneographer, here's some hardware to add to your arsenal.
Somewhere buried in a closet or garage you have a pair of beloved old speakers you couldn't bear to part with. Why not use them to construct your own AirPlay iPhone/iPad speaker dock?
You may have heard of Siri, that sultry vixen with the smooth voice who doesn't know where abortion clinics are but likes to curse out twelve-year-olds. Well, like most sultry vixens (trust me, I know like two that I saw on TV once), she's not a fan of imitators, and even rival Google will ban a Siri knockoff and its developer from the Android Market.
There's just about a billion iPhone and iPad peripherals out there. We wanted to showcase some of the options that are a little more off the beaten path, from handmade goodies from artists nearby DVICE HQ in New York City, to the infamous iPhone TV Hat. Check it all out inside.
If you're Apple and you need to figure out a way to convince those last few people who don't have an iPhone 4S to grab one for the holidays, how do you do it? Why you employ the services of good old Kris Kringle himself, of course.
Let's say you're a woman who finds herself in, as we used to say, a delicate condition — but, perhaps, she would rather not be in that delicate condition. Where's the first place you'd turn for advice? Your doctor? Your closest friend? Your parents? Your religious advisor? Planned Parenthood? No. Apparently, ACLU thinks the first place you'd turn for reproductive advice is — wait for it — Siri. But that's not the silliest part of this story.
Today is World AIDS Day — a day dedicated for people around the world to unite in spreading awareness about the disease and to contribute towards education and finding a cure. Tech companies are joining the effort, too, painting a lot of their tech a fetching shade of red.
No iPhone 5 this year, but the iPhone 4S is performing like a real champ, even outselling its predecessor. Virtually identical in shape to the iPhone 4, the real changes to Apple's new offering are beneath the skin. With a better camera, faster dual-core processor and spiffy iOS 5 operating system to play with, iPhone 4S peripherals are able to boost the phone's performance like never before. We've rounded up 12 iPhone 4S peripherals that we think give it purpose beyond what even Steve Jobs envisioned.
Love the challenge of accomplishing a quest? Questli, a new iOS app launching today, allows users to create both web and virtual quests for pretty much anything you can imagine, and then rewards you for it — "real money and prizes," according to the app description.