Features That Made iPhone 4S Click

The iPhone 4S is the latest cellphone from Apple. Since it has so many features it won’t be appropriate to think it is just a phone. It is a sort of mini computer.

The iPhone 4S comes in two colours – white and black. Don’t be upset if you need more colours. “iPhone Bumpers” are available that can be made to fit the edges of your iphone that will give it different colours. 6 such colours are available.

Apple iPhone 4S

The iPhone 4S comes in three memory capacities and as such three prices. The cost of 16GB memory is 199 US$. 32GB costs 299 US$ and 64GB costs 399 US$.

Yes the device is expensive but considering its usefulness it is worth it.

My iPhone never leaves my side, and I’m constantly amazed at how much work I can get done on such a tiny device. –David Appleyard

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iPhone 4S is only 9.3 mm thick and weighs only 140 grams. So it is very easy to carry it with you.

Wi-fi and 3G are obviously supported. Net access all the time.

Two cameras are built in – one at the front and the other one at the back. The front camera is for video chat and is VGA. The back side camera is of 8 megapixel quality. It includes features like autofocus, face detection in still images, LED flash, video recording in High Definition (HD) 1080p.

Lithium-ion battery is used which allows a talk time of up to 8 hours on 3G and up to 14 hours on 2G (GSM).

iPhone 4S is using a software named Siri – which is pretty unique in its own way. Siri enables you to talk to your iphone!

Just say what you want your iphone to do and it will be done. See the image below for what I mean.

Apple iPhone 4S Review

Though there are some softwares that convert speech to text on your computer but they all need special training. You need to speak only in a special way so that that software can interpret it. But with Siri, it is not the case.

To quote Apple’s offical website:

You can speak to Siri as you would to a person — in a natural voice with a conversational tone. If you want to know what the weather will be like tomorrow, simply say “What will the weather be like tomorrow?” Or “Does it look like rain tomorrow?” Or even “Will I need an umbrella tomorrow?” No matter how you ask, Siri will tell you the forecast.

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Having the iPhone 4S is like having a personal assistant.

Siri presently works with the following languages:

  • English (United States, United Kingdom, Australia)
  • French (France)
  • German (Germany)

Apple claims that in 2012, Siri will support additional languages, including Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Italian, and Spanish.

iPhone 4S works on a dual-core A5 chip which results in seven times faster graphics and two times more power than the iphone 4.

The operating system is updated and named iOS5 which has 200 more features than the old operating system.

And yes! The apps store has more than 5 lakh apps so you can do virtually anything from your iphone.

With iphone 4S, Apple has proven yet again that they are the best cell phone makers.

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7 Vital Features Of An Effective Social Media Campaign

Social media campaigns are about creating experiences; memorable, rich and engaging experiences. Social Media campaigns are about finding the right mix of tools, the right media and the right stories to tell. Stories can be told in many ways, only a few remain in people’s minds. The following are features of an effective social media campaign.

Social Media Marketing

1. Simple Execution and Easy Comprehension

To make a good impression to the right audience and in the shortest time, campaigns should be as simple as possible. Simple concepts can be made to look complex and complex ideas made to look simple. The idea is to make the final product simple to comprehend, though the concept and execution may be complex. The audience is subconsciously about if the campaign is easily understood or not. If it is not, then the whole exercise is a waste.

2. Be unique and stand out

Though there is a lot of noise out there, people have developed their own way of separating the noise from the signal. The only way of standing out is to become familiar with the noise out there. Listen to the critics, listen to the demands, study the trends and figure out what people like and dislike. The bottom line is to be a good consumer and a good listener first. Then you will be able to know how good or bad your concept is.

3. Be lean and mean, short and sweet

It is fact that time is a limited commodity these days. With all the activities going on around, many people don’t have a very long attention span. With a short attention span, we must communicate a lot, which is no easy task. The answer is to be very short and sweet. Get to the point, with minimal distractions.

4. Brand cohesiveness

Many social media campaigns have failed due to lack of brand cohesiveness. While our efforts should be directed towards creating a great engaging and interactive campaign, there is no point of being funny if people won’t remember your brand. The idea is to be entertaining and funny as possible while at the same time fixing your brand in people’s subconscious minds. The challenge is creating a campaign that does not get too entertaining or too promotional. Successful campaigns are those that can find the right mix.

5. Emotions speak volumes

People are emotional beings and what registers in our minds most are emotions. We like to cry, we like to laugh and we love to be inspired. Unless a campaign, be it a series of events, pictures or videos, capture some emotion, there is little chance that it will stay in people’s minds. A detailed study of your brand, its perceived values and associated emotions can offer clues about what may work best in a campaign.

6. Prompt for Action

Let’s assume you have a campaign ready with all the ingredients. Let’s also assume that people like it. Then what next? If it is a viral message or funny video, people may share it. But is that enough? The answer depends on your overall strategy. Do you have a page where people can register? Every campaign should have a funnel mechanism which will trigger people to action.

This article is written by Charles Mburugu. He is a professional content developer and an entrepreneur.

Apple Unveils Mac OS X 10.7 A.k.a “Lion”

Apple recently announced yet another good news for their fans. They offered a preview of Mac OS X 10.7 a.k.a Lion, which includes a Mac App Store and many iPad/iPhone like features. Steve Jobs told it was inspired by the company’s efforts with iOS. New features of Mac OS X 10.7 includes Launchpad application launcher, which gives you an iPad-like grid of icons and also lets you create iOS-style folders for applications, and Mission Control, new window management app, which gives you a unified view of all your open windows, open apps, and your dock.

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

If you click the Launchpad icon, it will bring up an iPad/iPhone like home screen, which allows you to browse and select apps in a very similar manner. They also have an exclusive App Store for OS X, which will also be coming to Snow Leopard. The Mac OS X Lion 10.7 and the App Store were announced in the “Back to Mac” event yesterday. Mac OS X Lion 10.7 is slated for release in Summer 2011.

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Skype 5.0 Unleashed With Facebook Integration

Skype 5.0Earlier Skype fans had celebrations due to the launch of Skype on Android devices. Now they have another reason to celebrate, Skype 5.0 finally comes out of Beta. This new version of Skype features automatic call recovery which helps you immediately reconnect calls that are interrupted due to bad Internet connection problems.

One of the main feature is the integration of Facebook. By this feature, now you can call and SMS your Facebook buddies on their mobile phones or landlines from Skype. You can even make a make a free Skype-to-Skype call if your Facebook friend is also a Skype contact. Skype currently has 560 million registered users and no need to say about Facebook. If they both could collaborate, then it will be a treat for social freaks.

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RIM Unveils BlackBerry ‘PlayBook’ Tablet — iPad Killer

BlackBerry PlayBookJust as we started talking about Sharp’s Android-Based Tablets, RIM unveiled BlackBerry “PlayBook” tablet. I think I should create a separate category for ‘tablets’.

RIM (Research In Motion), the maker of BlackBerry phones is going to hit the tablet marker this time. RIM announced the 7-inch BlackBerry PlayBook. It has features like dual high-definition cameras and also boasts support from corporate IT departments.

PlayBook has good gaming and applications features. This tablet will be running the BlackBerry Tablet OS which was developed by QNX. This platform will enable OpenGL, POSIX, Flash content via Flash 10.1 as well as HTML 5 web standards support.

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Sharp Going To Launch Two Android-Based Tablets

Sharp Android TabletSharp announced it is going to launch two Android-based Tablets this December. It will be a 5.5-inch and a 10.8-inch tablet named Galapagos. They are also planning to open an electronic bookstore in December, but unfortunately only in Japan.

The 5.5-inch tablet will have a 1024 x 600 LCD screen and the 10.8-inch tablet will have a 1366 x 800 LCD screen. Galapagos will feature Wi-Fi communication and are Android-based. They will be available in red, silver and black.

Talking about the electronic bookstore, it features “Automatic Scheduled Delivery Service” for periodicals and also it delivers free trial versions of recommended content. The e-bookstore will also feature 30K books at launch. Though Sharp plans to expand content to movies, music and games on 2011.

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HP Slate — Brief Overview Of Basic Features [Video]

HP Slate is one of the most talked tablets out there. Earlier we saw the ‘expected’ features of Samsung Galaxy Tab, now it’s time for HP Slate brief review of basic features. HP Slate and Samsung Galaxy Tab will be a good competition for Apple iPad.

Came to know the package contains a dock that would allow the Slate to be place upright for use, features a kickstand, HDMI out and a couple of USB ports.

Earlier I wrote a post reviewing HP Slate Main Specifications.

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Garmin Colorado 400i: All-In-One GPS Navigator

The Garmin Colorado 400i is an all-in-one GPS navigator from Garmin’s Colorado series. It is suitable for exploring the backcountry as well as freshwater lakes. The Garmin Colorado 400i comes included with preloaded U.S.


Inland Lakes, a built-in basemap, high-sensitivity receiver, barometric altimeter, colour display, SD card slot, picture viewer and more. Besides that, it also has wireless capabilities that allows users to exchange tracks, waypoints, routes and geocaches between similar units.
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Killer Features Of The New Twitter.com

The new Twitter will start rolling out to a small percentage of users currently. Then it will be rolled out incrementally on a global basis over the next weeks.

“It makes it such a richer and faster experience,” Williams said at a press conference to announce the new site.

Williams also said he hopes the redesign will help to better monetize the service. Below some of the features of the new Twitter is mentioned.

If you are not familiar with Twitter, try Twitter Definitions For Newbies.

A New Look For Twitter – Redesigned

New Twitter

You can find @ mentions, retweets, searches, and lists above the timeline. You can see the features you are familiar with, like whom you recently followed and who recently followed you, favorites, and Trending Topics on the right.

See Embedded Photos And Videos Directly

View Embedded pics and videos

You can easily view embedded photos and videos directly on Twitter. Thanks to partnerships with Dailybooth, DeviantArt, Etsy, Flickr, Justin.TV, Kickstarter, Kiva, Photozou, Plixi, Twitgoo, TwitPic, Twitvid, USTREAM, Vimeo, Yfrog, and YouTube.

Discover Related Content

Related Content

Whenever you click a Tweet, you can see additional information related to the author or subject on the details pane. Depending on the Tweet’s content, you may see: @ replies, other Tweets by that same user, a map of where a geotagged Tweet was sent from, and more.

Mini profiles

Mini Profiles

You can click a @ username to see a mini profile without navigating from the page. They provides quick access to account information, which includes bio and recent Tweets.

Twitter says everyone will have the updated version of Twitter.com.

Disclaimer : Images are taken from Twitter.

What do you think about then new features of Twitter? Will they make a change? Share your opinions below.

Expected Features Of Internet Explorer 9

Internet Explorer 9, in short IE9, is yet another much expected release from Microsoft Windows. But people believe this one has lots of new stuffs to deliver. IE9 will definitely be a lot better than Internet Explorer 8. Below I mentioned some of the new features of the Internet Explorer 9.

IE9#1 – HTML 5 Support : HTML5 support is the most powerful addition I believe. HTML5 features added in the new IE9 will include h.264 video, Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), and lots more.

#2 – New JavaScript Engine – Chakra : It runs JavaScript in the background of your computer on a separate CPU core. Provides much faster JavaScript rendering and a better overall internet experience.

#3 – Direct X Video Acceleration : High Definition Video and new graphic capabilities are reproduced.

#4 – Better Usage Of Hardware : Normally browsers are not that much optimized when considering hardware usage. Internet Explorer 9 is going to change that.

#5 – Enhanced CSS3 Support : Internet Explorer 8 was not supporting CSS3 earlier. So we can expect some major improvements.

#6 – Developer Tools additions : Internet Explorer 9 is going to provide some new features for Developers. They include Console tab, Network tab, UA switcher tool and Real-world performance measurement.

Do you think Internet Explorer 9 will do something remarkable? Do share your view as comments below