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There's something awful about being in love with an outdated piece of technology, but I will hold onto my iPhone 4s until the day it dies. You may find yourself asking why, but the answer is simple. The iPhone 4s is the best designed phone Apple has ever released. Even as new generations of iOS ...

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This may surprise some of our readers, but the iPhone 4s is still wildly popular. Sales of the device accounted for 25% of iPhones sold in the first three months of 2014, and that's just new phones. There are still a sea of users out there with holding onto their iPhone 4s thanks to its size, us...

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When iOS 7 launched, those with an iPhone 4s took issue with the slower application launches and hampered battery life, and at least one of those issues is going to get even worse with an upgrade to iOS 8. Ars Technica put the stopwatch to an iPhone 4s running the gold master of iOS 8 (the version...

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The new "Baby Dolphin*" iPhone 6 Plus will ship with a 1920 x 1080 Retina HD pixel display on a 5.5" screen. Compared and contrasted to a 7" iPad mini with Retina display, with its 2048 x 1536 Retina pixels, the Baby Dolphin compares favorably. It offers approximately 66% of the screen space but ...

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Former Apple User Experience designer and evangelist Mark Kawano recently penned an interesting piece for Inc. detailing some of the lessons he learned during his 6+ year stint at Apple. Given Apple's reputation for avoiding vaporware like the plague and only releasing finished and polished produ...

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There's a reason why the iPhone is often at the top of the most used cameras on Flickr -- it's capable of taking stunning pictures under the right conditions. Check out this photo above from Joseph Donnelly, taken with a few generations-old iPhone 4s....

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Modern Combat 5 has finally hit the iTunes store, bringing fiery action to your iOS devices. There's just one question you may still be asking yourself: how will it run on my phone. The folks at AppSpy have put together a comparison video showing how the title plays on the iPhone 4s and the iPho...

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The iPhone 4s remains Apple's little engine that could. Released over two-and-a-half years ago, the iPhone that introduced Siri to the world remains, believe it or not, an important part of Apple's iPhone lineup. AppleInsider yesterday got ahold of a recent research report from analyst Charlie Wo...

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You don't need to cast bones or read entrails to know that smartphones arrive in predictable cycles. February, home of Mobile World Congress, is likely to see the launch of new handsets from heavy hitters like HTC, Samsung and LG. Those new flagships will rule the mobile hill until the fall, when ...

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I have no idea where these are from or if they are somehow an officially licensed product (I'm betting not), but either way, it's a mighty strange thing to put on some summer footwear. [Photo credit: Daniel Hoherd]...

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"Symbolic App: World visual kit" (US$0.99, and yes, that's its full name) offers a must-have app for anyone trying to communicate across language barriers. Whether you travel outside of your language zone or just visit restaurants with non-native speakers, this is the app for you. Symbolic App prov...

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As the leaves turn to gold and flutter from the trees, the Engadget team digs out their scarves and mittens to get ready for the mad rush of phone launches that take place ahead of the holiday season. We've seen big devices (both large and high-profile ones) enter the world over the last few month...

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Just in case Apple's pricing scheme didn't make things crystal clear, CEO Tim Cook set record straight during today's earnings call: The iPhone 4s is the company's entry level model. The 5c, which was rumored to be tailored for emerging markets and more price-sensitive consumers, is officially App...

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A very strange thing happened during the three months I tested the revamped Camera app in iOS 7. I started out relying, as usual, on Camera+. It's been a mainstay on my iPhone for several years. But as the weeks went by, I found myself using that popular app less and less until it's now sitting a ...

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Yesterday, I switched off all AMBER and Emergency iPhone Alerts in Settings > Notification Center. This followed a day and a night of flash flood warnings that started at 1 AM and continued until just after noon. [Erica is in Colorado, where recent wet weather has contributed to disastrous flood...

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Did you miss the announcement of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, or was everything going by too fast to absorb? Catch up with TUAW's coverage of today's Apple special event. General coverage September 2013 Apple event liveblog: the new iPhone party Apple kicks off September iPhone event with imp...

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