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Samsung’s Galaxy S3 Was ‘World’s Best-Selling Smartphone’ in Q3 2012

Research firm Strategy Analytics reported that Samsung’s Galaxy S3 had topped Apple’s iPhone 4S as “the world’s best-selling smartphone” in the third quarter of 2012–the first time this has ever happened.

However, the company projects that iPhone 5 sales will top Samsung’s Galaxy S3 in the next quarter and once again dominate the world smartphone market. What do you think?

Check it out: “Samsung’s Galaxy S3 smartphone model shipped 18.0 million units worldwide during the third quarter of 2012. The Galaxy S3 captured an impressive 11 percent share of all smartphones shipped globally and it has become the world’s best-selling smartphone model for the first time ever … Apple shipped an estimated 16.2 million iPhone 4S units worldwide for second place, as consumers temporarily held off purchases in anticipation of a widely expected iPhone 5 upgrade at the end of the quarter.”

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4Siri.com Provides a Window Into Siri’s Responses Without Buying an iPhone 4S


Apple’s Siri for iPhone 4S (only) speech recognition assistant is probably the most discussed aspect of the iPhone 4S since its launch last month. Most of the commentary about Siri is positive. However, as with every speech recognition and artificial intelligence (AI) software, there are more than a few amusing Siri responses that have been published. The site 4Siri.com collected Siri responses and have them available for your education and amusement.
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Why Siri May Not Run on Older iPhones: The Secret of the New Infrared Sensor Subsystem

Photo source: iFixit.com.

Photo source: iFixit.com.

Michale Streeber reported on his blog that an iOS developer who file a bug report and was told by Apple that they have no plans to make Siri (the artificially intelligent speech recognittion assistant) available for iOS devices other than the iPhone 4. But, why is that? Is the faster processor in the iPhone 4S necessary to make Siri work well? Perhaps not.
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iPhone 4S Bluetooth 4.0 to Usher in the Internet of Social Things?


MacRumors points out one of the overlooked new features in the iPhone 4S: Bluetooth 4.0 – AKA Bluetooth Smart. It can communicate with Bluetooth Smart mark sensor devices such as heart-rate monitors, blood-glucose meters, smart watches, window and door security sensors, car key fobs, and blood-pressure cuffs. We could be looking at a social network that really touches the Internet of things (devcies) around us.
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Watch: Siri Doesn’t Understand Foreign Accents

Siri Japanese

Everyone seems to agree that the coolest new feature on the iPhone 4S has got to be Siri—the personal assistant application that uses natural language processing to answer your questions, make recommendations and more. But if English, French or German isn’t your first language Siri may not be as helpful as it’s cracked up to be.

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