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Apple’s Latest Product Is Not A Game Changer

[credit provider=”Dan Frommer, Business Insider”] After a slight delay, Apple took the wraps off its cloud-based music service, iTunes Match, last night.After a few problems, I have the product working (mostly) as advertised. Overall, I think it’s good, but I don’t think it’s going to appeal to the majority of […]
Apple’s Latest Product Is Not A Game Changer
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The First 15 Apps You MUST Download For The Kindle Fire

[credit provider=”Steve Kovach, Business Insider”] The Kindle Fire has finally arrived.Although the tablet is based on Android, Amazon has its own app store built into the Fire that’s full of many of the essential apps you need. (However, there are some notable exceptions like Facebook and Twitter.)
The First 15 Apps You MUST Download For The Kindle Fire
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The Best iOS Board Games To Play With Your Family Over Thanksgiving

[credit provider=”Wired” url=”http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2011/06/cargo-runners-from-digital-to-analogue/”] Thanksgiving can be tough.Instead of avoiding eye contact with your family after your turkey dinner next week, why not gather everyone around your iPad for some board games?
The Best iOS Board Games To Play With Your Family Over Thanksgiving
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Here Are The Best iPhone And iPad Apps You Missed This Week

[credit provider=”Apple”] We’ve put together a list of our favourite apps that you may’ve missed this week.We have an app to help you remember the names of people you meet, an app that pulls together all the best daily deals around your location, the new Apple Store app, plus much […]
Here Are The Best iPhone And iPad Apps You Missed This Week
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I Saw Facebook’s New Timeline For iPhone Last Night And It’s Incredible

[credit provider=” via Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook ” url=”https://www.facebook.com/zuck”] Last night in New York, Facebook hosted a mixer for press and the designers of Timeline, Facebook’s highly anticipated new profile face lift.Between spicy meatball appetizers and a couple of gin and tonics, I found out a bit more about Timeline.
I Saw Facebook’s New Timeline For iPhone Last Night And It’s Incredible
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Why I Seriously Regret Upgrading To Mac OS X Lion

[credit provider=” via b.jelonek on Flickr ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jelonekphotography/4672778730/”] I’ve been using Mac OS X Lion on my MacBook Air since it launched this summer.After all these months, I seriously regret it. In fact, I’m considering downgrading back to Snow Leopard.
Why I Seriously Regret Upgrading To Mac OS X Lion
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iOS 5 Has A Secret Word Suggestion Toolbar, Just Like Android And Windows Phone

[credit provider=” via Sonny Dickson ” url=”http://sonnydickson.posterous.com/ios-5-hides-an-android-like-autocorrect-keybo”] iOS 5 has a built-in word suggestion toolbar, just like Windows Phone and Android.As you’re typing, suggested words come up. If you misspell a word, tap it to see suggestions for what you might’ve meant.
iOS 5 Has A Secret Word Suggestion Toolbar, Just Like Android And Windows Phone
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Wow, Infinity Blade 2 For iOS Is Going To Knock Your Socks Off

[credit provider=”Chair” url=”http://infinitybladegame.com/”] The folks over at IGN got some hands-on time with Infinity Blade 2, the sequel to last year’s massively popular iOS RPG.Based on their initial assessment, the game sounds like it’ll be another major hit.
Wow, Infinity Blade 2 For iOS Is Going To Knock Your Socks Off
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Google Is About To Kill The Gmail App For BlackBerry

[credit provider=”YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykbMU58W08k&feature=player_embedded#!”] Google announced today that it will end support for the native Gmail app on BlackBerry.As of November 22, the app will no longer be available for download. If you currently have the app, you’ll be able to continue to use it. However, Google will no longer provide […]
Google Is About To Kill The Gmail App For BlackBerry
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Amazon’s Response To The Nook Tablet: We Have Awesome Apps Too!

[credit provider=”Steve Kovach, Business Insider”] Amazon’s Kindle Fire will launch next week with access to several premium streaming content and gaming apps including Netflix, Rhapsody, Pandora, Plants vs. Zombies, and Angry Birds.Amazon partnered with top-tier app developers such as Zynga, Rovio, and EA to make sure the apps are ready […]
Amazon’s Response To The Nook Tablet: We Have Awesome Apps Too!
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Apple Fans: You Can Keep Siri, These Android Voice Control Apps Are Just As Good

[credit provider=”YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2GBxwua0PQ&feature=player_embedded”] Apple’s Siri is perhaps the iPhone 4S’s biggest selling point. Even the new commercials spend more time focusing on Siri than any other aspect of the device.But you can easily argue that Siri-like control isn’t anything new or revolutionary. Android phones have had deep voice control and […]
Apple Fans: You Can Keep Siri, These Android Voice Control Apps Are Just As Good
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Apple Isn’t Nearly Finished Revolutionizing Text Messaging

[credit provider=”Illustration: Ellis Hamburger”] While iMessage itself isn’t a revolution, providing a simple way for tens of millions of iPhones to text message each other for free certainly is.The reason Apple can do this is because iMessage works over your phone’s data connection or Wi-Fi.
Apple Isn’t Nearly Finished Revolutionizing Text Messaging
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Amazon Launches Kindle Cloud Reader For Mozilla Firefox

[credit provider=”Screenshot”] Today Amazon announced the availability of Kindle Cloud Reader for Mozilla Firefox, a new way to read Kindle books on your computer.Head to read.amazon.com from Firefox to get started reading any books in your Kindle library, no app required. (It’s based on HTML5 instead.)
Amazon Launches Kindle Cloud Reader For Mozilla Firefox
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Photos From Microsoft’s Brief, Bizzare Windows Phone 7 Event

[credit provider=”Business Insider / Matthew Lynley”] Microsoft unveiled four new phones alongside a massive new display in Herald Square in New York today.The actual announcement only lasted around 10 minutes when Windows Phone 7 president Andy Lees took the stage to officially announce the phones — all of which we […]
Photos From Microsoft’s Brief, Bizzare Windows Phone 7 Event
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Here’s Why Spotify’s Windows Phone App Took So Long To Get Out The Door

[credit provider=”Via GuestofaGuest” url=”http://guestofaguest.com/nyc-events/barry-diller-and-welcomes-the-founders-club-internet-week-vips-atop-private-roof-garden-at-rockefeller-centre/”] When we saw Spotify for Windows Phone for the first time in April, it appeared to be nearly finished.The app debuted today, seven months later, at Microsoft’s Windows Phone press event in New York City.
Here’s Why Spotify’s Windows Phone App Took So Long To Get Out The Door
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Here Are The Best iPhone And iPad Apps You Missed This Week

[credit provider=”Apple”] We’ve put together a list of our favourite apps for iPhone and iPad that you may’ve missed this week.We have an app that notifies you when your flight is delayed, an app to help you find food trucks, Apple’s new music-making app, plus a lot more.
Here Are The Best iPhone And iPad Apps You Missed This Week
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These 6 Apps Offer iCloud Features, Plus A Lot More

[credit provider=”Quickoffice” url=”http://www.quickoffice.com/”] iCloud is supposed to make it easy to back up photos, contacts, email, reminders, and app data.Most of the time, it works, but we’re often left wanting more features and customisation. Here are our favourite iCloud alternatives.
These 6 Apps Offer iCloud Features, Plus A Lot More
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iOS Is Getting Old: Here Are 9 Places Where Windows Phone Mango Wins

[credit provider=”Ellis Hamburger, Business Insider”] iOS 5 is a wonderful operating system, but it hasn’t necessarily made the strides forward we would’ve hoped for.There still isn’t much to say about social integration, multitasking is still handled via tiny app icons, and you’ll need third party apps to instant message with […]
iOS Is Getting Old: Here Are 9 Places Where Windows Phone Mango Wins
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Here’s A Sneak Peek At Sparrow For iPhone, The Gmail App Google Should’ve Made

[credit provider=”Dominique Leca, Sparrow”] We previously reported that Dominique Leca was working on a secret iPhone version of his brilliant Sparrow For Mac email app, and today, we finally have some more details.After Google released its very lackluster Gmail app yesterday, Leca opened up about Sparrow for iPhone, and about righting […]
Here’s A Sneak Peek At Sparrow For iPhone, The Gmail App Google Should’ve Made
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Is Apple Preparing An All-Out Onslaught Against Dropbox?

[credit provider=” via Dropbox ” url=”http://www.dropbox.com/press”] If you place files inside a hidden Mobile Documents folder on your Mac, these files will sync immediately to all of your other Apple devices and Macs, MacWorld discovered.This file-syncing solution is meant only for apps that utilise iCloud’s “Documents And Data” syncing feature.
Is Apple Preparing An All-Out Onslaught Against Dropbox?
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BlackBerry’s New Music Service Goes Live Today

[credit provider=”RIM” url=”http://blogs.blackberry.com/2011/08/bbm-music-preview/”] RIM will be launching its new streaming service, BBM Music later today on BlackBerry phones in the U.S. and Canada, the company announced.BBM music gives you access to tracks from all the major record labels for $4.99 per month, but with a few major caveats:
BlackBerry’s New Music Service Goes Live Today
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Angry Birds Just Hit 500 Million Game Downloads Worldwide

[credit provider=”2Space.net” url=”http://www.2space.net/news/article/342281-1299784804/”] Rovio just announced that its golden egg mobile game Angry Birds just passed 500M game downloads worldwide, making it one of the most downloaded games in history.Angry Birds players amass 300 million minutes of playing time each day, Rovio added.
Angry Birds Just Hit 500 Million Game Downloads Worldwide
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GarageBand Goes Universal And Heads To The iPhone And iPod Touch

[credit provider=”Apple”] Now you can circumvent the studio system with your iPhone or iPod — GarageBand has gone universal and is no longer an iPad-specific app.The update happened today, so now anyone with an iDevice can get busy working on the next hit album.
GarageBand Goes Universal And Heads To The iPhone And iPod Touch
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Microsoft’s New Facebook App Proves Windows Phone Has A Fighting Chance

[credit provider=”Ellis Hamburger, Business Insider”] Microsoft just updated its Facebook Windows Phone app with some excellent new features that handily illustrate the best Windows Phone has to offer.The new app (version 2.2) gives you the ability to “pin” messages, events, and your news feed straight to your home screen.
Microsoft’s New Facebook App Proves Windows Phone Has A Fighting Chance
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Is Scrolling Still Bothering You In OS X Lion? This Do-All App Can Help

[credit provider=” via PilotMoon ” url=”http://pilotmoon.com/scrollreverser/”] An app called ScrollReverser pointed out by one of our readers gives you complete control over both vertical and horizontal scrolling gestures in Mac OS X Lion.ScrollReverser is a great tool, because while it’s possible to turn off “natural scrolling” in Lion, doing so […]
Is Scrolling Still Bothering You In OS X Lion? This Do-All App Can Help
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iMessage And Advanced AirPlay Features Are Coming Soon To Your Mac

[credit provider=”Dan Frommer, Business Insider”] An iMessage application and AirPlay mirroring are “currently in development,” an unnamed source told 9 to 5 Mac“Neither project may see the light of day,” the source said, but the two features are definitely in the running for release in future versions of Mac OS […]
iMessage And Advanced AirPlay Features Are Coming Soon To Your Mac
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Here Are The Best iPhone And iPad Apps You Missed This Week

[credit provider=”Apple”] We’ve put together a list of all the best apps you missed this week for your iPhone and iPad.This week, we have some great new iPad app versions of some of our favourites like Bloomberg, Mint, and Soundcloud, as well as some hot new games in the mix.
Here Are The Best iPhone And iPad Apps You Missed This Week
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If You Become Incapacitated Or Get Hacked, Facebook Gives ‘Trusted Friends’ Access

[credit provider=” via Facebook ” url=”https://www.facebook.com/notes/facebook-security/national-cybersecurity-awareness-month-updates/10150335022240766″] Facebook just announced a new feature called “Trusted Friends” that lets you pick three to five friends to share a key code with in case you lose access to your account.You can always do a password reset to recover your account, but if your […]
If You Become Incapacitated Or Get Hacked, Facebook Gives ‘Trusted Friends’ Access
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NEW: Get Business Insider On Pulse

[credit provider=”Pulse.me”] If you like to use a newsreader app for news, check out Pulse for iPad, iPhone, or Android. Business Insider is now optimised and featured in the app. Pulse transforms web sites into a colourful and interactive mosaic optimised for tablets and phones. It is one of the 50 apps in […]
NEW: Get Business Insider On Pulse
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This Is The Only App You Need To Track And Pay Your Bills

[credit provider=”By Marco Arment on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcoarment/1956292424/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] Pageonce unveiled its bill-paying feature for iPhone and Droid users yesterday and we got the lowdown on how the new upgrade works.The app simplifies smartphone users’ financial lives with at-a-glance views of their debit, credit, and utility bills all in one place.
This Is The Only App You Need To Track And Pay Your Bills
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14 Ingenious iOS 5 Tweaks That Will Make You Want To Jailbreak Your iPhone

[credit provider=” via zdnet ” url=”http://www.zdnet.com/blog/apple/i-might-jailbreak-my-iphone-for-intelliscreenx/11427″] Apple’s iOS 5 has only been out in the wild for two weeks, but clever hackers have already come up with some pretty amazing tweaks for it.You’ll need to jailbreak your iPhone in order to access these tweaks, but unfortunately, there’s no jailbreak available yet […]
14 Ingenious iOS 5 Tweaks That Will Make You Want To Jailbreak Your iPhone
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RANKED: 15 Must-Download Games For Your New iPhone 4S

[credit provider=”Apple”] The iPhone 4S features the superfast new dual-core A5 processor for 7X the graphics performance of the iPhone 4.While few games have been built exclusively for the iPhone 4S, we’ve picked out favourite Retina-enabled games that will best take advantage of the new processing power.
RANKED: 15 Must-Download Games For Your New iPhone 4S
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Google’s Spotify-Facebook Killer Is Coming In Two Weeks

[credit provider=”Steve Kovach, Business Insider”] The Google Music Store will launch within two weeks, the WSJ reports. It will tightly integrate with Google’s social network, Google+.We heard that there would be a “twist,” bundled into the Google Music Store that involves sharing music a limited number of times with friends, […]
Google’s Spotify-Facebook Killer Is Coming In Two Weeks
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Siri Has A Fatal Security Flaw

[credit provider=”Screenshot”] Siri is completely useful, but depending on your phone’s settings, it can also leave you quite vulnerable, as pointed out by Naked Security.
Siri Has A Fatal Security Flaw
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Apple’s iTunes Match Music Locker Suddenly Appeared In Our iPhone

[credit provider=” via MacRumors ” url=”http://www.macrumors.com/2011/10/19/apple-activates-itunes-match-setting-in-ios-5-suggesting-imminent-launch/”] Apple’s cloud music solution called iTunes Match is almost ready, new iOS screenshots from MacRumors suggest.Many users, including a few of us here at BI, are seeing a brand new “iTunes Match” toggle present in the Settings app’s Music tab.
Apple’s iTunes Match Music Locker Suddenly Appeared In Our iPhone
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Here’s Samsung’s Answer To Apple’s iMessage

[credit provider=”YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KntTVDjRJjo#at=58″] Tonight Samsung annouced ChatOn, a messaging service designed to compete with Apple’s new iMessage and RIM’s BBM.ChatOn will be built into Samsung’s feature and Bada-powered phones, allowing users to send quick messages to each other. Eventually, the app will come loaded on Samsung’s Android phones too.
Here’s Samsung’s Answer To Apple’s iMessage
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25 Secret iOS 5 Features You Need To Know About

Apple’s new iOS 5 operating system boasts hundreds of new features, but only a select few get highlighted on Apple’s website.We tracked down all the rest of the great features, and chose the 25 coolest ones to share with you.
25 Secret iOS 5 Features You Need To Know About
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3 Tips To Avoid Cell Phone Bill Shock Before The FCC’s Rules Take Effect

[credit provider=”Ollie Craaford via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lollaping/3998344041/”] An estimated 30 million Americans who were hit with “bill shock”–what happens when a cell phone user surpasses his or her voice minutes, data usage, and text messages, incurring extra charges–will likely rejoice over the Federal Communications Commission’s announcement today that it will ask […]
3 Tips To Avoid Cell Phone Bill Shock Before The FCC’s Rules Take Effect
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Take A Look At Instapaper’s Fancy New Makeover

[credit provider=”Screenshot”] Instapaper got a big overhaul on the iPhone an iPad today, bringing a new design and several more options for managing your library of synced articles.Some of the biggest changes include: A new list of apps that sync with Instapaper, Wikipedia search within articles, and a new reader […]
Take A Look At Instapaper’s Fancy New Makeover
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7 Things Googlers Just Taught Us About The Magic Behind Google Maps

[credit provider=”Imgur” url=”http://imgur.com/X1ygi”] We enjoyed this thread on Reddit where the Google Maps team has been answering questions as people ask them.From general questions about picture resolution to very specific questions about different types of map projections, here are 7 things we learned about Google Maps.
7 Things Googlers Just Taught Us About The Magic Behind Google Maps
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Husband Catches Wife Lying Using Apple’s New ‘Find My Friends’ App

[credit provider=” via MacRumors ” url=”http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1254206″] This weekend, a New York City man bought his wife an iPhone 4S and loaded Apple’s new Find My Friends app.Find My Friends enables you to see the rough overall location of friends who’ve allowed you to follow them, so of course this story […]
Husband Catches Wife Lying Using Apple’s New ‘Find My Friends’ App
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Samsung Is Already Cranking Out Processors For Apple’s Next iPhone

[credit provider=”Ellis Hamburger, Business Insider”] Samsung has ramped up production of Apple’s A6 processor, the chip that is expected to power the next iPhone, according to The Korea Times.The processors are being made in Samsung’s Austin factory, according to the report.
Samsung Is Already Cranking Out Processors For Apple’s Next iPhone
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RIM Offers Customers Free Apps To Make Up For Service Outages

[credit provider=”YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ1esvGae_s&feature=player_embedded#!”] Service outages have affected BlackBerry users around the world since last week and RIM aims to make up for the trouble by offering its customers free apps.From October 19 to December 31, BlackBerry users will have access to more than $100 of apps at no cost. Here’s the […]
RIM Offers Customers Free Apps To Make Up For Service Outages
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Google Voice For iPhone Pulled From The App Store Because It Keeps Crashing

[credit provider=”Lifehacker” url=”http://lifehacker.com/#!5776194/get-the-most-out-of-google-voice-on-your-iphone”] Google has pulled its Google Voice iPhone app from the App Store because the latest version keeps crashing, Engadget reports.Google told Engadget that the app’s latest update causes it to crash at sign in.
Google Voice For iPhone Pulled From The App Store Because It Keeps Crashing
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iOS Games That Are Totally Blowing Our Minds

[credit provider=”iTunes”] Is it just us or are iOS games are getting especially awesome lately?Here are 5 games that we haven’t been able to put down lately and 3 games that we can’t wait for!
iOS Games That Are Totally Blowing Our Minds
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Here Are The Best iPhone And iPad Apps You Missed This Week

[credit provider=”Apple”] On this beautiful iPhone 4S and iOS 5.0-filled Saturday, we’ve collected the best apps you missed this week.We have a great new chat app for iPad, an excellent GPS navigation app for only a buck, Apple’s new movie trailers app, plus much more.
Here Are The Best iPhone And iPad Apps You Missed This Week
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The First 10 Apps To Download For iPhone 4S

[credit provider=”AP Images”] While the iPhone 4S may look a lot like its older brother the iPhone 4, the difference is on the inside.There’s a faster processor, better camera, and that great Siri voice control you’ve been hearing so much about.
The First 10 Apps To Download For iPhone 4S
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More Hilarious Responses To Weird Questions From Siri

[credit provider=”Shit That Siri Says” url=”http://shitthatsirisays.tumblr.com/”] With the release of the iPhone 4S, the general public can finally talk to Siri and ask it/her all the weird things they want.Yesterday we discovered the Shit That Siri Says blog. It used to consist entirely of screenshots from Joshua Topolsky’s review on […]
More Hilarious Responses To Weird Questions From Siri
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The Best Responses To Weird Questions From Siri

[credit provider=”AP”] Siri is the killer voice-powered personal assistant feature coming to the iPhone 4S.It can call people for you, send text messages, get directions, and even search Wikipedia for you, just by following your verbal commands.
The Best Responses To Weird Questions From Siri
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The New Lion Update For iCloud Support Is Live

[credit provider=”Screenshot”] If iCloud is the killer feature you’ve been waiting for, run Software Update right now to download the 10.7.2 update for OS X Lion.The focus of the update is iCloud compatibility — it will make it possible to push all your email, pictures, music, contacts, and other data […]
The New Lion Update For iCloud Support Is Live
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iOS 5 Is Live! Download It Now

[credit provider=”Associated Press”] Apple just set iOS 5 live for the public to download.If you have an iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4, iPad, iPad 2, iPod Touch third generation, or iPod Touch fourth generation, sync it with iTunes now to get the update.
iOS 5 Is Live! Download It Now
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BMW Wants To Integrate Apple’s Siri So You Can Start Talking To Your Car

[credit provider=”Ellis Hamburger, Business Insider”] During our tour of BMW and MOG’s impressive new car integration yesterday, the company let slip that it would love to implement Siri inside its vehicles.We couldn’t get any more specifics about whether Siri voice controls were already in development, but the company expressed a […]
BMW Wants To Integrate Apple’s Siri So You Can Start Talking To Your Car
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