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  • Protect Your Phone in Style with New Speck Cases for iPhone 4S

    Protect Your Phone in Style with New Speck Cases for iPhone 4S

    PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Speck, a leading designer of innovative, form-fitting cases for all kinds of personal electronics, today announced its new lineup of cases for the iPhone 4S. Speck‚Äôs cleverly designed...

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  • CrunchGear contest: keep that old iPhone 3GS alive and useful

    CrunchGear contest: keep that old iPhone 3GS alive and useful

    The iPhone 4 is trickling into people's hands before Apple really wanted them to; but not everyone is jumping on the upgrade bandwagon. Whether your contract term hasn't yet expired, or you just don't feel compelled to upgrade to the latest device, we've got a giveaway bundle that'll make you happy to keep using your iPhone 3G or 3GS! Headphones, docks, skins, portable power, and more: this giveaway is valued at more than $400. And you can have it all! Details inside!

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  • iPhone 3G, iOS 4, and you — what’s missing (spoiler: multitasking)

    iPhone 3G, iOS 4, and you — what’s missing (spoiler: multitasking)

    digg_url = 'http://digg.com/apple/iPhone_3G_iOS_4_and_you_what_s_missing'; While iOS 4 is delivering on every promise for the iPhone 3GS users out there, as we were all told up front, the iPhone 3G would be missing some of those touted new features. Granted, we knew such disparities would exist but were never given the finer details. Now that the final build is percolating through the internet, we decided to take a look at what features are and aren't working on the earlier year's model.

    What's there
    • Folders
    • Threaded mail
    • iTunes playlist creation / editing
    • 5x digital zoom: just tap on the display near the capture button, but be warned, it doesn't paint a pretty picture
    • iBooks: we were having issues with the earlier build, but it seems to be running fine after today's official download -- PDFs work, too.
    • Photos: you can now sort by albums, events, faces, and places
    • Game Center: the icon is present, but as of this writing we're unable to connect to the servers. (Update: a number of readers saying it didn't come with today's download. We nabbed ours as a gold build, which might explain the discrepancy despite still being considered "up to date" by iTunes.)
    • Spell check has been updated
    • Spotlight search: you can search the web and Wikipedia from the home screen search bar. That said, not all our queries -- "Engadget," for example -- weren't offering the option. [Thanks, jkane08]
    What isn't