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iPhone 4S Review - Fun With Siri











































The iPhone gets even more personality with the addition of Siri in the iPhone 4S. This new feature provides voice recognition with a bit of artificial intelligence and pre-programmed humor provided by Apple.

We recently read that someone was able to get Siri to answer ‘42’ to the question, “What is The Meaning of Life?” Of course the answer 42 is from the Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy, one of our favorites and we were please with the shout out from Apple to the famed Douglas Adam book series. So to have some fun we started asking Siri all kinds of questions in sort of a Magic Eight Ball kind of way. Above is her answer to "What is the secret of life?" Interestingly, ask the same question multiple times and you'll get very different answers.

After the novelty of the quirky answers wore off we found Siri very helpful for basic tasks on the iPhone 4S and found the voice recognition very accurate. We've read reports of people having problems with Siri but have found it pretty seamless with no setup or training required in our use.

The other new thing we like about the 4S is the camera. It’s faster and the pictures are crisp and clean. Mind you it’s still a small lens and pictures require adequate light. So outside pics look the best. However, we’ve heard quite a few comments from casual picture takers that they no longer intend to carry a point and shoot camera with them now that they have this improved capability built into the phone. The Flip is dead maybe the sub $300 point and shoot is next.

iCloud is intriguing but we really tend to send photos and data around to other devices as needed to the automatic sync just isn’t that important. Also, iTunes is such a bloated app that it pains us to install it on any system. We get the whole integrated approach but just don’t like being forced to access and update the phone is such a controlled way. Good for the less technical? Sure.

Overall, hey, pretty simple. It’s an iPhone. It’s got the apps, beautiful design,integration…what else do you need to know? You either prefer iOS or Android.

Verizon is the only network we’ve experience good results with the iPhone. It doesn’t mean that will be the case where you live. So our recommendation is to get some empirical evidence from friends and family where you do most of your calling that confirms the provider in your area is rock solid with the iPhone.

Visit Apple for more information.

Samsung Galaxy S2 Review

The Galaxy S2 is possibly the best smart phone on the market today. Performance is snappy and predictable and the display is unmatched in depth and color. It also has some clever UI features that make navigation easy and simple.

With Apple announcing the iPhone 4s instead of the iPhone 5 we think Samsung has an opportunity to dominate Q4 and with good reason. This phone rocks. The only downside to this phone in the US is it’s not available on the Verizon network. If it was, Motorola would have a big problem on its hands.

Samsung’s expertise stretches way beyond mobile devices. Most consumers know Samsung for its big screen TVs. This is the company that put DLP on the map. Samsung has particular expertise in making glass. From TVs, to flat panel PC screens, Samsung knows how to make glass.

You'll appreciate this incredible display and wonder at how Samsung did it with a device that doesn't feel like a tank in your hands.

Buying a smart phone this month? You owe it to yourself to check out the Samsung Galaxy S2. Dare we say, it might be worth even switching carriers to get it.

Visit Samsung for more information.

Memory Zone App for Android Phones

If you have an Android phone this is a handy FREE app. Essentially, you can browse, manage, delete, backup and move files to and from the internal phone memory, memory card and various cloud services.



Find out more and grab it here.

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