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iMessage vs. BBM: Why iMessage is better

It’s no secret, BlackBerry is in free fall. Before the iPhone was launched RIM handsets were the most popularly consumed smartphones. Major selling points were the efficiency of email, reliability and – of course – BlackBerry Messenger. The free IM client which sent messages, images and voice notes across continents for no extra cost was a huge selling…

Woz waits like the rest of us

People all over are lining up outside of Apple stores to make sure they get the latest iDevice before everyone else. Well, it looks like the co-founder of Apple Steve Wozniak is a mere mortal when it comes to getting the latest Apple products. If you were to head to the Apple store on Santa Cruz Avenue in downtown Los Gatos, you would find him at the head…

Sprint’s absurd iPhone 4S unlocking policy explained… sort of

One of the main attractions of the iPhone 4S is the fact that it’s a world phone. However, thanks to carrier restrictions and strange overseas policies, it may not always be possible to use the device on any carrier you like. Certain carriers will force you to use certain overseas carriers by locking the microSIM, while others will leave it unlocked and…

Box.net offers 50 gigs of storage for free. Get ‘em while they’re hot!

Every iCloud user gets a complementary 5 gigs of storage, courtesy of Apple. That’s nice. If you want to store more than 5 gigs of pictures, documents, or whatever else, though, it’ll cost you. That is, unless you bypass Apple all together and head over to Box.net! For the next 50 days, Box.net is giving iOS users 50 gigabytes of storage totally free…

How to: Hide the Newsstand icon in a folder

For those that don’t know, Newsstand is an iOS 5-exculsive application that basically acts as a hub for any sort of digital magazine or newspaper you subscribe to on an iDevice. It’s actually pretty cool – once you’re subscribed to something, the newest issue will automatically download and sit in the Newsstand icon (which acts as a folder) and wait to be…

iPhone 4S pre-orders sold out!

Having already heard that the iPhone 4S’ initial 24 hours of pre-order availability was the most successful product launch ever by Apple, it’s not surprising to hear that all iPhone 4S pre-order units are sold out. Not one carrier in the States has any stock remaining to pre-order in time for tomorrow’s official launch. If you want to get your hands on…

iPhone 4S teardown begins, iFixit style (512MB RAM confirmed)

  iFixit is a site well-renowned for taking apart our beloved iDevices and showing us what’s inside. It hasn’t let us down this year. The device, released tomorrow, features nothing new on the outside. So, it’s the internals we’re really interested in this time around. Speculation surrounding the A5 processor has been circling, and benchmark tests…

Apple vs. Samsung part 4.2.1: Galaxy Tab 10.1 blocked in Australia

Apple’s legal war against Samsung is far from over, in fact, it’s raging as fierce as ever. Over the past few months Cupertino successfully and permanently blocked Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales in Germany, and attempted to block it in Australia. Cook&Co also have lawsuits against the Galaxy S range of smartphones as well as many other Google-powered Sammy…

Error 3200: iOS 5 demand hinders updates

There’s nothing like an Apple product or service launch to slow servers, and kill off the internet. Fortunately, the internet remained fine, but, Apple’s servers struggled to cope with demand for the new version of iPhone software released yesterday. Countless iDevice users encountered errors updating the operating system, being greeted with “Error…

iOS 5 or iPhone 4S – which is the better upgrade?

Jake Rosati iOS5 vs iPhone 4S

As you are probably aware, Apple released iOS 5 to the general public today. Customers have been not-so-patiently awaiting the release of the latest iteration of iOS since the software was first demoed at WWDC this past June, and for good reason. The update brings many long-awaited features to our iDevices including revamped notifications, iCloud, and Wi-Fi…