Saturday, 29 October 2011

iPhone 4S Has 33% Less Standby Time Than Previous iPhones !!

Despite Apple's claims that the iPhone 4S has better battery life than its predecessors, it has roughly 33% less standby time than the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS.

This means that when you're not using your iPhone 4S, you're draining battery a whole lot quicker than with previous iPhone models.

The data comes straight from Apple's iPhone comparison site, which says that the iPhone 4S has 200 hours of standby time, while the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS have 300 hours of standby time.

Battery life is one of those things you don’t notice until you don’t have it anymore. But you can always follow Official Apple’s iPhone battery power saving tips.

Anonymous Threatens to Shutdown FOX News on Nov. 5th !!

In a video statement Hacktivist Group "Anonymous" told that it is now targeting Fox News for their continued propaganda against the Wall Street movement and threatens to shutdown Fox News on November 5.

"Operation Fox Hunt" is what they call it.

Earlier this year Anonymous also threatened to “kill Facebook” on November 5, citing users’ lack of choice in privacy as its reason for attack. How will they complete both tasks simultaneously? let's see.


The full transcript given below:
Citizens of the world and the Internet,
We are Anonymous. Fox News is now the target of Anonymous because of their continued propaganda against the Occupations. Those such as Sean Hannity are attacking the credentials as well as the character of the Occupiers at Wall Street, and this can no longer be allowed. 

Anonymous introduces Operation Fox Hunt.

Anonymous intends on destroying the Fox News website because their continued right-wing conservative propaganda can no longer be tolerated. They use words such as filthy, disgusting and dirty to describe the protesters. Since they will not stop belittling the Occupiers, we will shut them down. 

On November 5th, we ask those who are able to commence attacks on Fox News. Anonymous will not only shut down Fox News, we will also engage in a propaganda campaign of our own to show them how it feels to be chastized. Fox News, your time has come. Operation Fox Hunt: November 5th, may the hunt begin.

We are legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us.

Facebook's Two New Security Features 'App Passwords' & 'Trusted Friends' !!

Facebook on Thursday morning unveiled two new features aimed at making people feel more secure on the ever-growing social networking site.

Trusted Friends
In case you ever get locked out of your account. This features will help you prove your identity through your friends, you can now select three to five trusted friends who can help you if you ever have issues accessing your account. It's sort of similar to giving a house key to your friends when you go on vacation, pick the friends you most trust in case you need their help.

If you forgot your password and need to login but can't access your email account, you can rely on your friends to help you get back in. Codes will be sent to the friends you have selected and they can pass along that information to you.

App Passwords
This gives users the option to set additional unique passwords on Facebook apps. So if you have an app password added to, say, FarmVille, even if someone else is logged in to your Facebook account, they’ll need to know an additional password before they plant a field full of cupcakes.

Facebook Security"Security and safety are at the core of Facebook. We have entire teams dedicated to building tools that give people even more control over their account and specifically the way they access their information. In fact, many of our most talented engineers are working exclusively on creating a secure environment on Facebook. This October, as part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we are working with others in the community to help educate people about techniques and tools for securing your devices and networks. Additionally, we thought this would be a great opportunity to tell you about some of the systems working behind the scenes to keep you and your data safe."

Olivier Lefebre's Tribute to Steve Jobs Made of Real Apples [PICS] !!

This is How Artist Olivier Lefebre Built it. 

Larry Page passes Mark Zuckerberg as Most Circled person on Google+ !!

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is no longer the “most-circled” person on Google+. That honor now rests, more appropriately, with Google cofounder and CEO Larry Page.

  • Larry Page has now more than 602233 followers. 
  • Mark Zuckerberg, despite having never posted on Google+, has of 599098 followers.
This is the outcome of criticism of Google Executives for not using its own products. Its only after that Several Google executives began posting more frequently and publicly to Google+ .

Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt also joined Google+ earlier this month.

WikiLeaks Temporarily Stopped Publishing Due to Lack of Funds !!

Wikileaks can’t get its cash because of an economic blockade by Visa, Mastercard, Paypal and other financial institutions. The credit card companies started blocking payments to Wikileaks last year, and the inability to collect donations from the public via credit cards and other electronic transfers is taking its toll on the organization.

In a message on its website, Wikileaks announces that it will cease publishing new leaks until it gets its finances in order:

"We are forced to temporarily suspend publishing whilst we secure our economic survival. For almost a year we have been fighting an unlawful financial blockade. We cannot allow giant US finance companies to decide how the whole world votes with its pocket. Our battles are costly."

“WikiLeaks has lost an estimated 95% of donations due to financial blockade,” WikiLeaks spokeswoman Kristinn Hrafnsson said. “It could have received 40 million to 50 million Euros if it weren’t for the blockade,” 
she added.

                                Wikileaks founder Julian Assange explaining the dire financial situation Wikileaks is facing

IBM Names Virginia M. Rometty First Female CEO !!

Virginia M. Rometty is Senior Vice President of IBM. Yesterday, IBM announced that she will be the company's next CEO on Jan 01, 2012.

Rometty will succeed the outgoing Samuel Palmisano.This year, he turned 60, the traditional retirement age for IBM chief executves.

Samuel Palmisano says, Ginni’s (Rometty) long-term strategic thinking and client focus are seen in our growth initiatives, from cloud computing and analytics to the commercialization of Watson. She brings to the role of CEO a unique combination of vision, client focus, unrelenting drive, and passion for IBMers and the company’s future.

I know the board agrees with me that Ginni is the ideal CEO to lead IBM into its second century.

Facebook Plans Its First Non-US Data Centre in Sweden !!

Tom Furlong, Facebook Director of Operations, announced Today in Lulea, Sweden, that it's new server farm on the edge of the Arctic Circle, it's first outside the U.S , that will improve performance for European users of the social networking site.

Facebook had picked the northern Swedish city of Lulea for the data center partly because: 
  • The cold climate is crucial for keeping the servers cool.
  • Access to Renewable energy from nearby hydro-power facilities.
The Lulea data center, which will consist of three 300,000-square foot (28,000-square meter) server buildings, is scheduled for completion by 2014. The site will need 120 MW of energy, fully derived from hydropower.

Located 60 miles (100 kilometers), south of the Arctic Cicle, Lulea lies near hydropower stations on a river that generates twice as much electricity as the Hoover Dam on the border of Nevada and Arizona, Facebook said.

Facebook's move towards  Renewable Energy is appreciated.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Meet the Newest Angry Bird in Game's Ham'o'ween Edition !!

                                                Orange bird introduced in Video
Angry Birds Seasons: Ham'o'ween!

It was a dark and stormy night, but that won't stop the Angry Birds! 

Pursue the pigs through 30 levels filled with pumpkin patches, exploding jack-o-lanterns, and creepy skeletons, lit by a full moon and eerie lantern light. 

You'll get some unexpected help from a BRAND NEW BIRD – he starts out small, but don't let his looks fool you! Complete all the levels to find some special tricks and treats!

Get ready for Ham'o'ween with the latest Angry Birds Seasons update! It's going to be all tricks and no treats for the pigs this year, especially with a brand new bird!

Click here for iTunes and Android versions.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

myPhone: First Generation

What the ideal phone would look like if money and physics were no object.

I like the iPhone's interface, Android's raw power, and Nokia's design. In recent developments, the iPhone hasreceived a dual-core CPUMeeGo looks beautifulIce Cream Sandwich has been unwrapped, and Nokia's WP devicesare around the corner. Sadly, we can't have all this in a single package.
However, I've got a solution, and after weeks of sleepless nights, I've finally designed a cutting-edge smartphone. I'm posting the blueprint here - let me know if I've missed out on any feature. Companies wanting to manufacture handsets based on my design will only be charged Rs 999 per handset. I'll take care of the patents, trust me.
-says techtree

Here's a view of there "hard work".Like it !

myPhone: First Generation

Click on the image to enlarge it.

Facebook Messenger app gets major updates

Facebook Messenger, the app from Facebook that consolidates all your communication in one place got a major update. For one, it's now
available for BlackBerry OS so when BBM's out again, you have yet another alternative. Additionally, you can now see which of your
Facebook friends is online, which of them is on their mobile, and when you're communicating with a friend, you can see when they are typing. They've also made it easier to send messages to people that you communicate with the most. Facebook's also added support for 22 new languages for their Messenger app on Android and for 12 new languages for their iOS app.
The Messenger app is now available for BlackBerry

The Messenger app is now available for BlackBerry

In addition to these new features, the app still shows you all your messages in real time, be it chat messages, Facebook messages or email (if you've set up Facebook email). The app allows easy group messaging and you can see the entire conversation in one thread. You can also share where you are when you send a message. It comes with a mapping feature that lets you find your friends when you're out and about. You can even share photos with messages to show your friends what you're doing. Facebook Messenger works across platforms and even on feature phones with normal text messaging capabilities.

Espier Launcher:iOS Skin for Android

Espier LauncherAre you an Android fan who secretly admires the iOSinterface? Well, our Chinese friends have come up with an Android launcher that is a shameless copy of iOS. The skin offers the closest iOS experience you can have on your Android. It not just changes the layout and icons, but also supports dynamic display of information. Moreover, it allows you to organise app folders the iOS way.

Other features include:
  • Support for adding shortcuts on the desktop.
  • Supports a variety of icon sorting methods.
  • Easily search for applications, contacts, SMS, e-mails, and so on.
  • Support for desktop configuration restore/backup.
  • Press and hold any icon to open desktop editing mode.
  • Sliding the taskbar into the system function area reveals multiple system functions.

4.2 MB 

A YouTube Video Leaked Showing Gmail 's Makeover !!


A Youtube video leaked on to the Web (subsequently deleted but since reposted) shows off the new interface for the Web giant's email service. Jason Cornwell, a user experience designer for Gmail, walks viewers through the major changes ahead.

"Oops, you weren't supposed to see that," Google representative Andrea Freund told CNET. "Stay tuned, we'll be sharing more info on Gmail's new look soon."

The new look is designed to be cleaner, simpler, and more intuitive, he said. One of the biggest changes is that the Gmail window will automatically adapt to whatever size the user chooses.

Conversations have been redesigned to "feel more like a real conversation," he said, noting that user profile pictures have been added next to their comments, similar to how many instant messaging and chat applications work.

Google is making the size of the label and chat areas on the left more flexible, he said. "Even if you do nothing, Gmail adapts to you," he said. Gmail has also overhauled search to make it more customizable.

Number of registered .com domains set to touch 100 million

The Internet is constantly expanding and so are the number of domains. The most popular domain - .com counter will hit the 100 million mark soon. There are roughly 98 million .com domains registered so far. At this pace, 100 million should come up in a few months from now, maybe even by the end of the year. The first of the .com domains were registered way back in 1985 since when the DNS (Domain Name System) has been around. Pingdom, the source of the story has some stats on the growth of the number of domains. For example, in 1985, there were 6 .com domains registered, which grew to 9,005 in 1995. Between then and 2000, that number grew to a little more than 21 million and 61 million by 2005. Five years on, in 2010, that number was roughly 91 million.
Explosive growth since 1995 (Image credit: Registrar Stats)
Explosive growth since 1995 (Image credit: Registrar Stats)

The source of all the data are sites such as, Verisign and Registrar Stats. The number of registrations has only always grown except during early 2000 when there was a slight dip noticed. Some sudden dips in domain registrations were also noticed between 2006 and 2008. This is a period where some domains were registered temporarily and used for a few days to gauge the traffic visiting that domain. This is a practice that's called ‘domain tasting’.

Cover image credit: Getty Images

Google engineer faces no punishment for blog, posts more

The Google engineer that ranted on the differences between how Amazon ran the company and how Google runs itself has apparently not faced consequences for the post. In his post, he basically took on Amazon leader, Jeff Bezos equating him with a tyrant, saying that he could analyze a proposal like no other, and guess what, he's back with more. The engineer's name is Steve Yegge and his post went viral even though it was only intended for internal purposes. He thanks Google for not punishing him when that happened. He wrote in a new post, "Amazingly, nothing bad happened to me at Google. Everyone just laughed at me a lot, all the way up to the top, for having committed what must be the great-granddaddy of all Reply-All screwups in tech history."
No punishment for the truth teller

No punishment for the truth teller

In fact, the higher ups have taken the issues he brought up to heart, but not in the negative way one would imagine they would. They're taking into account what he's written and attempting to figure out some of the issues he brought up, especially about Google's lack of a platform. Vic Gundotra, Google's VP of Social commented on the blog post saying that it was definitely a bad move on Yegge's part but it also allowed the world to look in at Google and see how they work as a team. Yegge himself said that he feels guilty about the post and that it was definitely a bad thing for him to have done. Yegge, however, promises to write more stories on Jeff Bezos's tyrannical behaviour as and when he finds the time, as he has years of experience dealing with the Amazon leader.

Google+ 40 Million Users Have Posted 3.4 Billion Photos !!

The 40 Million users of Google+ have uploaded 3.4 billion photographs to the service in the last 100 days, the company has revealed.

"That’s a big number even by Google standards,” said Google social czar Vic Gundotra while talking with Sergei Brin and John Battelle onstage at Web 2.0 Summit.

That number is small enough in comparison with Facebook, of course. Facebook has roughly 140 billion photos in its archives, with 6 billion photos being added every month.

Facebook’s 140 Billion Photos Represent 4% of Photos Ever Taken By Humans.

But, Google+  is silently making its way.

Natural Apple[funny pic]

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich..

Google has officially announced version Android 4.0 alias the Ice Cream Sandwich. It's packed full of new features and has a new look, and unifies the Android experience between tablets and smartphones.

The burning question for every Android smartphone owner is — Will their Android 2.3.x Gingerbread running smartphone support the new Ice Cream Sandwich? Google stated that theoretically any smartphone running Gingerbread should ideally run Ice Cream Sandwich. However, thorough testing will reveal the limitations, if any.

Wondering which devices will get the ICS update and when? We have some of the probable answers here.
• Google has said that technically all devices running Android 2.3 or higher are eligible for getting the ICS update.
• Samsung has stated that Samsung Nexus S will be the first device to receive the ICS update by November end. We have covered the specs in the next photo in the album.
• Samsung also says that the Samsung Galaxy S II will be the next in line to receive the ICS update. We can only pray that Samsung will be kind enough to include the Galaxy S in the list of devices eligible for ICS update.
• Sony Ericsson 2011′s Xperia Line, namely the Xperia Arc and Xperia Ray will recevie the ICS update, but there is no fixed timeline for the same. The company says all eligible devices will be first updated to Android 2.3.4, only after that they will be getting the ICS update.

Like specified earlier Samsung Nexus S will be the first Smartphone to run the search giant's updated Android 4.0 OS, known as Ice Cream Sandwich and boasts a 1.2GHz dual-core processor.

In addition, the device has a large, 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD display and a near-field communication chip to deliver support Google's mobile-payment service, Wallet.

Here are the specifications of the Galaxy Nexus,
• Operating System: Android 4.0.1 - Ice Cream Sandwich;
• Display: 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED Screen with 1280 x 720 resolution;
• Processor: 1.2GHz dual-core processor;
• Camera: Rear: 5-megapixel, Front: 1.3-megapixel for video call;
• Camera Features: Re-designed Camera UI, 1080p video recording @ 30 FPS, panaroma mode, zero-shutter lag and silly faces;
• Buttons: On-Screen Software Navigation buttons, only hardware buttons are volume rocker and the power button;
• Face Unlock: Facial recognition to unlock your phone;
• Android Beam: Uses NFC to easily share content with other Android users;
• Sensors: Accelerometer, Compass, Gyro, Light, Proximity, Barometer;
• Connectivity: LTE, HSPA+ connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n;
• Battery: 1750 mAh Li-Ion;
• Dimensions(l x b x h): 135.5 x 67.94 x 8.94;
• Weight: 135g

VIA- Tech, Style & Gizmos's

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Hello world! Android is now on Twitter [Officially]

Android finally have their own official Twitter Account @android.  Android jumped right in by tweeting , "Hello world! Android is now on Twitter."

On the very first day  @android  has 50k+ followers and still counting. You won’t find much to read just yet, but if you want to follow android hit @Android and follow.

7 Creative Facebook Timeline Designs [PICS] !!

If You are also creative with your Facebook Timeline, Let us Know in comments and get yourself published here.

Apple iPhone 4S (Sprint) – [Review]

The Apple iPhone 4S for Sprint makes it easy to call, take photos, surf the Web and play games - the tasks that most people want to accomplish with their smartphones.

  • Excellent Web speeds
  • Terrific camera
  • Solid call quality
  • Siri is intriguing
  • Lots of apps

  • No 4G
  • Poor social-networking integration
  • On-screen keyboard is quite small.
What do you do with your phone? If you're like most Americans, you make some calls, take some photos, and send some texts. Maybe you kill time with some games, check Facebook or Twitter, and look things up on the Web. If that's you, then the iPhone 4S ($199-$399 with contract on Sprint) is your phone: it's the best cameraphone in the U.S., the fastest Web-browsing phone and one that has finally licked the iPhone's calling problems. That makes it our current Editors' Choice on Sprint.
Physical Features and Call Quality
The phone comes in six models: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB, in black or white. The 16GB model starts at $199 with contract ($649 without), and each additional storage option bumps the price up by $100.
The iPhone 4S looks almost exactly like an iPhone 4 ($99, 4.5 stars). The only way to tell them apart is in the fine print on the back. Sprint's new phone is model A1349. It's still a work of art, an improbable black (or white) glass slab with a metal band around it, cool and hard in the hand. Other phone-makers imitate, but none of them have pared their phones down to this pure industrial solidity. 
Of course, with the 4's body come some of its flaws. The glass front and back are prone to cracking if dropped frequently; I've seen more cracked iPhones than any other variety of device. And while Apple considers the 3.5-inch Retina Display perfect (and it's gorgeous), I personally find the virtual keyboard too small to easily type on when it's in portrait layout.
Apple has killed the "death grip," at least on the Sprint model. The phone switches between its top and bottom antennas depending on which one is receiving better signal, which means it'll ignore whichever one you're covering with your hands. I was able to get data speeds to drop by gripping the phone from both ends in a bizarre two-handed clench, but really, nobody uses a phone that way.

Call quality on Sprint's network through the phone's earpiece was excellent in my tests. The earpiece goes loud, there's a touch of side tone, and I didn't hear any distortion at high volumes. Transmissions through the mic were sadly rather tinny, but they were perfectly loud and the mic blocked background noise very well. The speakerphone is fine for indoor use, but not loud enough to use outdoors; transmissions through the speakerphone were very clear. RF reception was on par with theMotorola Photon ($199, 4.5 stars) and other top Sprint phones. 
The iPhone 4S paired easily with an Aliph Jawbone Era Bluetooth headset ($129, 4.5 stars), and I found that by pressing the button on the headset, I could issue an unusually wide range of voice commands (See "Siri" on the next page.) The Bluetooth headset also worked for music.
Sprint's iPhone is a world phone which roams internationally for insanely high rates you can find There's a SIM card in it which "existing customers in good standing" can request to be unlocked, so they can replace it with a less-expensive alternative overseas. Sprint's phone will not work on Verizon's or AT&T's networks here, though. 
I haven't been able to test the battery yet, but battery life has never been the iPhone's problem, at least in relation to other top-of-the-line smartphones.
 Internet and Web Browsing
The iPhone 4S is strictly a 3G phone. No 4G here. And I'm worried about the Sprint network's ability to handle the strain. On launch day, all of my Sprint phones were crawling along at a pathetic 300-500kbps, with some data sessions taking several seconds to connect. Once I was connected, I was connected—I didn't drop calls or data sessions—but it was like I was waiting in line to get on the Internet. Sprint, for its part, says it didn't see any problems in New York City that day. And we've seen slow speeds on Sprint before. Our annual Fastest Mobile Networks tests rated Sprint's 3G network as reliable, but slower than AT&T's or Verizon's.
But pour some data into this baby, and wow, it'll go. As long as Adobe Flash isn't a key part of your life, the iPhone 4S is the fastest Web phone ever. It benchmarks faster than any Android Gingerbread phone and faster than any Windows Phone. Side by side against the Motorola Photon on the same Wi-Fi network, the iPhone 4S consistently loaded pages a few seconds faster. The new version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, may even the score, but we haven't seen or tested any ICS phones yet.
The great browsing speed comes in part from the new iOS 5, which we found made browsing much faster on all iPhones. It also comes in part from the new dual-core A5 processor, the same one used in the iPad 2. There aren't a lot of third-party apps that take advantage of the dual-core processor and new GPU yet, but it's key to some of the phone's best experiences, such as the 1080p camera, AirPlay video streaming to Apple TV devices, and the browser.
And remember that on Sprint, unlike every other iPhone carrier, you get truly unlimited cellular data right now. That's a good deal for heavy users, even if the data connection is slower than on other carriers.
There's one exception to the unlimited data policy: tethering. While the phone supports tethering and hotspot mode, you need to pay $30 extra a month for them, and you only get 5GB of data to use on your laptop or other device.
iOS 5 and Siri
iOS 5 is huge. It deserves its own review, and it has one: yes, it's 4.5 stars and Editor's Choice. As with so much else about the iPhone 4S, the theme with iOS 5 is that it makes things better and faster without changing iOS's controlling paradigms. Almost every app has been improved somewhat, not to mention integrated with iCloud. But you're still jumping between strictly sandboxed apps that don't share information well. I've always been annoyed at how iOS can't integrate Facebook calendars or contacts into its address book and calendar apps, for instance.
Siri is unique to the iPhone 4S, though; you can't get it with iOS 5 on other devices. On the surface, Siri appears to be a voice-command app. Hold down the home button and ask it a question, tell it to look up a number, make a note or search for a business. Siri is also supposed to work using the phone's proximity sensor by just raising the phone up to your head, but I found that failed at least a quarter of the time. Siri works really well with a Bluetooth headset, although you often have to look at the screen to see results.
But here's the real story with Siri: it's not an app, it's a service. The intelligence is on the server side, and it will improve. No actual processing is done on your phone. That means Siri doesn't work when you're offline, but it also means it can be continually upgraded, minute by minute, without touching your individual device.
For instance, Siri can calculate tips, but doesn't understand the phrasing "split X ways." If it gets enough failed queries with that phrasing, Apple's Siri team will add it to the vocabulary.

I am concerned about one thing, and that's the famous "egg freckles" problem. I'm a pretty clear speaker. I appear on TV and on the radio all the time. But several times, Siri misunderstood what I was saying. It took "a hundred and twenty five dollars" for "eight hundred and twenty five dollars." And it failed with my own name, my sister's name, my mother's name, and the band "Matt & Kim" (as it doesn't recognize the ampersand as being the word 'and'.) I could get it to recognize my name by pronouncing it as "saaaas-cha" rather than "sah-shuh," but that's just not how my name is pronounced! Since Siri is a service rather than an app, though, I expect that will improve.
I might as well also mention that Apple has the best app store in the business, with hundreds of thousands of high-quality, easily searchable apps for every desire. The wealth of commercial GPS apps, for instance, more than make up for the lack of free voice navigation on the phone, and there are more great games for this platform than for any other mobile OS.
I played Need for Speed Underground on this phone, and it was easy to control thanks to the high graphics frame rates afforded by the new GPU. I also played Galaxy on Fire 2 HD, one of very few games optimized for the A5 processor. It pushes a tremendous number of pixels, very smoothly. It's safe to say the A5 with the iPhone 4S's screen will enable Retina gaming, where game graphics are almost too detailed and realistic for the eye to perceive.
Apple addresses the two biggest problems with camera phones: speed and dynamic range. The camera has a larger sensor, a larger five-element lens, and a larger f/2.4 aperture than the iPhone 4, along with a backside illuminated sensor and an IR filter to improve colors. The camera app loads in under two seconds, and it takes most photos instantly. I only occasionally ran into about half a second of autofocus delay. 
Outdoor shots are better than bright; they're uniquely well-balanced. On most cameraphones, a bright background—a bright sky, for instance—is either blown out, or renders the entire foreground dark. Not here. The iPhone 4S has enough dynamic range to capture outdoor shots as attractively as a pocket digital camera. In extreme situations, you can also kick in the HDR mode, but I didn't find it necessary. The 4S is sharper than any cameraphone in the US, with 2000 lines of resolution on our chart. (The other best cameraphones, the Samsung Galaxy S II ($229.99, 4.5 stars) and HTC Amaze 4G ($259.99, 4 stars), both capture around 1800 lines.)
Low-light performance was also very good. Images appeared brighter than on competing cameras, though they weren't entirely immune to low-light blur. The iPhone has a standard LED flash, as well.
The video camera takes 1080p video at roughly 30 frames per second, indoors and out. It has image stabilization which works very well outdoors, but was shakier in my low-light video. There's a VGA camera on the front which takes sometimes-noisy photos, but can handle low light well. It's obviously for quick social-networking self shots and FaceTime chatting.
The camera has no options, though. Most importantly, there's no way to take photos or record videos at reduced resolution to save space. This can be a real issue with the 1080p video, which clocks in at about 180MB per minute. Most people don't need that resolution; my MacBook Pro's screen isn't big enough for it!
The iPhone 4S makes simple tasks easy and does them very well. It takes excellent photos quickly. It connects clear calls. It plays great games. It displays Web pages well. And it has Siri, an intriguing voice-command system that, like Motorola's Webtop technology, is clearly just at the very beginning of a long and interesting life.
Sprint also has very good Android-powered phones, the Motorola Photon and the Samsung Epic 4G Touch ($149.99, 4 stars). They offer things the iPhone doesn't: bigger screens for easier typing, an uncrowded (if not terribly far-reaching) 4G network, free voice-enabled GPS navigation, and Facebook contact and calendar integration. But the Android Market is more of a chaotic bazaar than Apple's store, and Android's user interface is more of a mishmash than Apple's highly policed rows of apps.
There isn't a clear winner here, and there doesn't have to be. Sprint has 50 million subscribers. I suspect with the iPhone, it will soon have many more. It has room for a great simple, petite smartphone, and for great smartphones with bigger screens and lots of options. The iPhone 4S brings most people what they want, very elegantly. For that, it's worthy of our Editors' Choice.
And what of the devoted iPhone owner looking to upgrade or switch carriers? We intend to review all of the new iPhone's carrier models, so keep an eye out for that. Sprint offers unlimited data at lower prices, but potentially slower speeds than Verizon and AT&T do. The iPhone 4S is a no-brainer upgrade from the 3GS. For iPhone 4 owners, I think it really comes down to how much you need the improved camera.
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