iPhone Battery Issues Not Fixed In Recent iOS 5.0.1 Update

iPhone Battery

Apple released a new firmware update yesterday that was supposed to fix the iPhone battery issues. Apple now confirms to AllThingsD that they didn’t fully fix the battery problems in this update.

“The recent iOS software update addressed many of the battery issues that some customers experienced on their iOS 5 devices. We continue to investigate a few remaining issues.”

If you haven’t updated to iOS 5.0.1 yet and may want to jailbreak your iOS device, you should not update because the untether exploit from pod2g might not work on 5.0.1.

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Siri Sends Your GPS Location to Apple Every Time You Say Something

@stroughtonsmith mentioned in a recent tweet that Siri is sending your GPS location to Apple every time you use it, even if it’s a non-mapping request.

Siri GPS

Interesting tidbit: every time you make a Siri request to Apple it sends your GPS location with it (even non-mapping requests)

This may sound concerning at first, but there is a simple, logical reason behind it. Apple and Siri don’t know if you are going to set a timer or if you are requesting something location based. Your voice is streamed to Apple’s servers and immediately processed. If Apple didn’t have your location, it couldn’t immediately generate location based results. It would first have to request to location from the iPhone and and then generate the answer. This would make the whole process a lot slower.

But even if this makes perfect sense, it’s still good to know that Apple knows where you are every time you use Siri.

Related Article:
Siri and concerns about privacy

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Apple Released New iPhone 4S Ads Featuring Siri, iCloud and Camera

Apple released three new TV Ads Featuring Siri, iCloud and the new 8 Megapixel, Full HD Camera of the iPhone 4S.




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Apple to launch Siri-Enabled Television by 2013, will we get an iTV?

Apple Television SiriIt looks like Apple is working on a Siri-Enabled television. Nick Bilton of the New York Times quotes anonymous sources saying that the Apple television is a “guaranteed product for Apple” because “Steve thinks the industry is totally broken”. We already learned from Steve Jobs’ biography that Apple might build a television.

Jobs said their television “will have the simplest user interface you could imagine”. With Siri, Apple has found that perfect interface. You don’t have to worry about losing your remote control anymore, just tell your television what you want to do. Continue reading

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