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How to Disable Raise to Wake on iPhone

Newer iPhone models include a feature called Raise to Wake which is enabled by default, and much as it sounds, it wakes the display as the iPhone is physically raised, whether from a surface or out of a pocket. It’s a nice feature that completely removes the need to press any buttons to wake the … Read More

iPhone 6 continues to raise Apple’s market share around the world

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus has been an enormous success for Apple, and a new report from Kantar Worldpanel demonstrates just how true this is. In the month of November, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus represented 47.4 percent of all…Read more ›

Disable Raise to Listen for Audio Messages in iOS to Prevent Weird Voice Text Behavior

Raise To Listen is a handy feature in modern versions of iOS that allow you to literally raise your iPhone to listen to a received audio message and to respond by sending a new voice text. But the feature is not entirely reliable for all users (particularly those who use an iPhone case, more on … Read More

Enable Siri “Raise to Speak” to Hear Command Responses via Ear Speaker

The Siri icon Siri defaults to speaking responses back through the speakers of the iPhone and iPad, and often quite loudly at that. Though you can control Siri’s volume level independently of general system audio levels, having the voice of Siri be set to a very quiet level isn’t much of a solution if you actually want to hear responses. This is made worse in crowded situations or areas with a  [Read More…]

Samsung: We Won’t Raise Chip Prices On Apple Before Next Year

As Apple and Samsung try to purge themselves of dependency on one another things are bound to get even more ugly over the next 12-18months. A report came out earlier this week that Samsung was planning to raise the price on Apple’s processors by 20%.

The significant price increase would mean Apple’s cash cow – the iPhone – wouldn’t have as profitable margins which would negatively effect Apple’s bottom line. However, an  [Read More…]

Apple Gives Foxconn Workers A Pay Raise, But Will It Help?

  What do you do when youre sitting on a mountain of cash and have a labor condition crisis that has resulted in terrible PR? Give your employees a couple more dollars and hope that satisfies everyone, duh! Apples manufacturing partner, Foxconn Technology Group released a statement today that they have raised the wages of their Chinese workers by 16-25% this month. This is the second time wages have risen  [Read More…]

Use Raise To Speak On iPhone 4S For Text Entry Via Dictation [iOS Tips]

By now, every iPhone 4S user has to know about the raise to speak feature that activates Siri. You simply raise your iPhone 4S to your ear, wait for the two tones and start talking. Ask Siri a silly or serious question and it usually has an answer for you. Sometime it isnt what you would expect. Although it is fun to ask Siri questions, you can also use Siri  [Read More…]

The iPhone 4S Is Twice As Fast As The iPhone 4, And Siri Has Raise To Speak [Video]

Wed have been more interested in this a couple of weeks ago, but the guys over at AppV managed to get their hands on a new iPhone 4S and have done a short video walkthrough of the device, demonstrating the Siri settings interface which allows you to turn voice control on and off, change your Language Settings, adjust Voice Feedback and enable Raise to Speak mode. Thats a new revelation: although Apples Siri promo videos hinted at it, this is  [Read More…]

Class Action Lawsuit Says Apple Is Conspiring To Raise E-Book Prices

The latest class action lawsuit against Apple has been filed by law firmHagens Berman and accuses Apple and five major publishers of conspiring to raise the price of ebooks. According to the lawsuit, Amazons incredibly low ebook prices, which are designed to drive sales of its Kindle e-reader, may have led consumers to believe that this is how all ebooks would be priced. However, Apple and the major publishers named in  [Read More…]

Cirrus Logic Production Issues Raise Speculation About Possible New Apple Device

Click the image to open in full size. Cirrus Logic, one of Apple’s better known component suppliers, is at the center of swirling speculation about the possibility of Apple working on a yet-to-be released new product. Cirrus, which supplies audio chips for Apple’s iOS devices, is believed to be encountering manufacturing problems and other setbacks related to an Apple product. Quote: Cirrus late Thursday said it had determined an earlier test for a particular  [Read More…]