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iPhone 4S

For the past two years, we’ve worked with Newaya Recycling to get you amazing deals on your old iPhones. See, the way the system works is like this: You want a new iPhone 5S or 5C, and you want to sell your old iPhone to get some cash back. Well this year, Newaya is back onboard with another big deal, and you’re going to want to find out about this one. (more…)

So now it’s official: we’ve got a new iPhone. Doesn’t that old iPhone 4S look a bit dated now? Thing is, you can pretty much pay nothing for your next iPhone — something I’ve proven myself in the past. But if you don’t want the hassle, we’ve got a pretty sweet deal for you — right after the jump. (more…)

When the iPhone 4S was released, there was a collective groan from tech pundits everywhere saying, “That’s it?” Everyone wanted something different from Apple, including a new design (something I’m guilty of myself), but what came with the 4S was a feature named Siri that we all thought was pretty neat, but not really a game changer.

Thing is, it really is a reason to buy the iPhone 4S, as me and thousands of others have found over the past few months. But don’t take my word for it — a recent study shows that iPhone 4S owners use twice as much data as previous generation iPhone owners, and the only reason can be Siri. What’s all the hype about? Let’s find out why after the jump.

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I am quite the fan of OmniFocus, the GTD app for the iPhone, iPad and Mac, because it’s helped me sort out all of the crazy things in my life. After all, I’m not just the editor of this very site, I’m also a writer for other places, a father and a husband, so there’s quite a bit of things that need doing throughout the day that if I don’t capture somehow, I’m just going to forget. It has absolutely changed my life for the better.

But when the iPhone 4S came out complete with its own Reminders app with Siri integration, I wondered if I was going to have to work that into my system, and how the heck that was going to happen. Turns out that I didn’t have to think about it for too long, because now OmniFocus and Siri can work together in harmony. I’ve been using the system for a month or so now, and I’ve got to say, it’s super sweet. Let me walk you through the process so you can get an idea of how it works.

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The iPhone 4S has been out on the market for a few weeks now, and even though it’s flying off the virtual shelves, not everyone is convinced if it’s a good purchase or not. What do you think?

Sure, we could make this complicated by bringing in contract info and all that, but let’s just make this plain and simple: Is it worth it? Forget about whether your contract is ready to expire. If all things were equal, is the iPhone 4S worth the purchase or does it just not hold enough allure for you to buy one? Let us know in the poll to the right.

The big feature in the iPhone isn’t the better camera or the faster processor, it’s a piece of software called Siri, and it’s very popular. Just by hitting a button you can speak whatever you want into the phone and get your answers in just a few seconds. “What time is my next appointment?” “How do I get to mom’s house?” “Where can I get a piece of pizza?” It’s quite the amazing piece of software.

But with any type of new technology, there are a few hiccups in the road. Siri isn’t perfect at answering every question, but that’s not even the most important part. Frankly, you can kind of look like a douche using it.

So how do you avoid looking like a jerk while still using the service? And is it useful enough to use every day? We’ve lived with Siri for a few weeks now, and we’ve got some answers.
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When the iPhone 4S was announced, Apple also introduced quite a few other products including Cards, which made everyone tilt their heads slightly to the left and say, “Huh?” It didn’t make a lot of sense to most people, but to me, I got it. I tweeted this right away:

New Cards app for iOS. My mother will buy this today, guaranteed. Make your own greeting cards on your iPhone.

Apple has sold greetings cards for a long time now through iPhoto, but this will take it up to the next step. Get ready to see lots of Apple cards in your mail this holiday season.

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Ten days ago, Apple opened up preorder sales on the iPhone 4S, and a week later it was in stores, ready to be scooped up by anyone willing to wait in line.

But now we’re three days out from the official launch day, and although the hype hasn’t really died down, we still know who’s an early adopter, who is waiting for other reasons or who doesn’t want one at all.

What side of the fence are you on? Let us know in the poll!

After waiting for months for the official announcement from Apple, we now have the iPhone 4S. And as of yesterday, it’s now available for purchase.

In my case, it took until after 4 PM yesterday to receive my preordered iPhone, and although I got it activated almost immediately (no small feat, from what I hear), it still took a little bit to get everything set up to my satisfaction.

So what’s it like to go hands-on with the new iPhone 4S? Here’s what I experienced.

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We’re just two days away from either having the iPhone 4S show up on our doorstep or getting in line to pick one up. A couple of days ago, one of our staff writers started asking who was going to take the plunge and buy one. That was a good question the way I saw it, because from the comments I’ve been reading, many of you are on the fence as to whether or not your’re going to spend the cash.

In an attempt to help you make your decision (if you haven’t already) I figured I’d ask our staff that very question: Are you buying one? And if so, what model? Our answers are after the break.

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