Some level of smartphone connectivity is standard on nearly every new car, but Toyota appears to be the first to implement the Car Connectivity Consortium's MirrorLink protocol in their iQ later this year.
Sure, Siri is cool. It can make appointments, send emails, and knit you sweaters (unverified), but you have to talk into your hand. That's no fun. And where's the big, red, evil eye? There's got to be a better way!
Like a premature bird with stunted wings, the original iPhone's 2G suckiness was a real sore spot in smartphone history. The hardware was great, yeah, but the speed sucked. And yet, 10 million Chinese iPhone owners still ride EDGE. Blech.
When the first iPhone came out, the camera was an afterthought, only tossed in to feature match its competitors. Fast forward four years and it's an entirely different story, Apple has made it a point of emphasis and the camera in the iPhone 4S sh-sh-sh-shines.
It turns out that Seamus McGarvey, the cinematographer for the upcoming Avengers flick, was misquoted in an interview with the Irish Film & Television Network last week that claimed a handful of shots in the movie were filmed with an iPhone.
All those awesome shots you've put on Instagram have got to be good for something other than collecting internet dust, right? That is right, because now you can turn those photos into the coolest iPhone cases I've seen.
It's not known if they used the beefed up camera on the 4S or not, but in an interview with the Irish Film & Television Network, Oscar-nominated cinematographer Seamus McGarvey admitted that he filmed a couple of shots for The Avengers using an iPhone.
Apple files heaps of patents. While some of those ideas come to fruition and make the world a better place, most are just the company hedging its bets on every damn idea someone at the company sketches on a napkin. So don't hold your breath for an iPhone with a hinge.
The fellows at iSuppli have done what they do best, breaking down the material nitty gritty of the 4S to find how much its guts are worth. The answer? Slightly, slightly more than its predecessor, at $188 (£119).
The head Android honcho over at Google, Andy Rubin, had a few choice words to say about the iPhone 4S' personal assistant Siri. According to Rubin, we should spend more time talking with actual people than with our phones, and that Apple's technology "isn't a new notion."
Does anyone use their smartphones as phones anymore? Faux pas. Text me! Send an email. Heck, you know you can even IM me, right? Oh, but you don't know what the best Instant Messaging app on iOS or Android is? That's okay. Here you go.
The iPhone 4S's Siri is sassy and she's everybody's new favorite toy, but it turns out she's leaving the door open for strangers to access of information on your phone even when it's locked. Siri! How could you?
In the near future, you might have more to worry about than someone looking over your shoulder—the smartphone beside you could be snooping on what you type. Scientists have programmed phones to spy by feeling. Incredible.