Weekend tech reading: iPhone 4S has battery life issues

By on October 30, 2011, 4:03 PM

iPhone 4S battery life problems: bug in location services suspected A flaw in Apple's location services system in its new iOS 5 software is increasingly suspected of being the cause of rapid battery drain for some owners of the iPhone 4S. A growing number of people have found that the "Setting Time Zone" element of the Systems Services within the broader Location Services product seems to be operating even when there is no chance that the user would have moved... The Guardian

Apple acquired mind-blowing 3D mapping company C3 Technologies, looking to take iOS Maps to the next level Since the original iPhone’s debut in 2007, Apple’s iOS devices have made use of an Apple-built Google Maps application to provide users with a quick glance at driving directions, traffic, route guidance, current location information, and details about destinations. Like with most sections of Apple’s business, the company is continually innovating, looking to take products to the next level. 9to5Mac

China has homemade supercomputer gain China has made its first supercomputer based on Chinese microprocessor chips, an advance that surprised high-performance computing specialists in the United States. The announcement was made this week at a technical meeting held in Jinan, China, organized by industry and government organizations. The new machine, the Sunway BlueLight MPP, was installed in September at... The NY Times

Graphene-based transistors may be on the horizon Graphene is today's miracle material. It is strong, it is flexible, and it conducts electricity. It possibly also wears its underpants on the outside of its tights and rescues kids from burning buildings. The conductivity part is perhaps the most exciting. Graphene allows electrons to move ballistically, meaning they don't face any resistance, but require an external voltage in order to move. Ars Technica

ARM unleashes ARMv8 64-bit architecture ARM this week disclosed technical details of its new ARMv8 architecture, the first ARM architecture to include a 64-bit instruction set. ARMv8 broadens the ARM architecture to embrace 64-bit processing and extends virtual addressing, building on the rich heritage of the 32-bit ARMv7 architecture upon which market leading cores such as the Cortex-A9 and Cortex-A15 processors are built. X-bit labs

Pirated Modern Warfare 3 discs are already spreading (exclusive) Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 doesn’t come out until Nov. 8. But pirates have already obtained the video game -- one of the most-anticipated of the year -- VentureBeat has learned. The PC version of the game, or at least part of it, has been circulating among pirates in the U.S., who illegally copy and share it without paying Activision Blizzard or its retailers. GamesBeat

ARM TechCon awards celebrate excellence This year saw the inaugural Best in Show Awards which recognized the best-in-class technologies introduced since the last ARM TechCon. There were three awards, one for Chip Design, one for Software and a third for Hardware and the winners were selected by a group of editors that cover the industry. EETimes

Online hackers threaten to expose cartel's secrets An international group of online hackers is warning a Mexican drug cartel to release one of its members, kidnapped from a street protest, or it will publish the identities and addresses of the syndicate's associates, from corrupt police to taxi drivers, as well as reveal the syndicates' businesses. Chron

Apple shifts Lossless Audio Codec to open source Cupertino has open sourced its Apple Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC), seven years after first introducing it. The ALAC can reduce the amount of storage needed for audio files by as much as 50 per cent, but without losing any of the fidelity of the original recording. The Register

Trine 2 multiplayer beta begins for pre-orders Trine 2 pre-orders have now begun on Steam, bringing with them an exciting bonus--instant access to the online co-op multiplayer beta. The new Steam product page also gives a December release window, the most specific we've seen so far. Shacknews

AMD's next-gen GPUs to ship in 2011 At their last conference call for Q2 2011, AMD revealed that 28nm GPUs were on track for 2011. Moving forward to the Q3 2011 financial report, AMD still plans plans to ship for revenue the first next-gen GPUs by the end of the year. VR-Zone




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gwailo247, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Mexican Anon: risking their lives by taking on a drug cartel.

US Anon: hacking into game companies and releasing user information.

Now I'm not suggesting that the US Anon actually risk their lives, or even inconvenience themselves, but Jesus, isn't there something useful they can hack into to actually effect some meaningful change in the world? Its sad, sad and pathetic. All you see is some random ******* posting the same tired "We are legion" line in order to make themselves look cool on some random forum, or crowing the virtues of St. Julian.

Citibank, BofA, there are dozens of companies out there that have screwed over thousands of regular people, but no, let's not expose their dirty secrets, lets just **** with regular people whose only crime is registering for a gaming forum, or being a janitor for some organization with poor IT security.

Its really pathetic...

lawfer, TechSpot Paladin, said:

gwailo247 said:

Mexican Anon: risking their lives by taking on a drug cartel.

US Anon: hacking into game companies and releasing user information.

Now I'm not suggesting that the US Anon actually risk their lives, or even inconvenience themselves, but Jesus, isn't there something useful they can hack into to actually effect some meaningful change in the world? Its sad, sad and pathetic. All you see is some random ******* posting the same tired "We are legion" line in order to make themselves look cool on some random forum, or crowing the virtues of St. Julian.

Citibank, BofA, there are dozens of companies out there that have screwed over thousands of regular people, but no, let's not expose their dirty secrets, lets just **** with regular people whose only crime is registering for a gaming forum, or being a janitor for some organization with poor IT security.

Its really pathetic...

Geez, gwalio247, please tell us how you <i>really</i> feel...?

Lol, jk. I wholeheartedly agree.

spydercanopus spydercanopus said:

I noticed a huge improvement in battery life since iOS 5 update iPhone4

Mindwraith said:

i had lost faith in Anon until now. it looks like they finally stopped screwing around with little kids stuff and are finaly trying to improve the world again.

aj_the_kidd said:

spydercanopus said:

I noticed a huge improvement in battery life since iOS 5 update iPhone4

i think its just some of the new 4S models that are being affected

captainawesome captainawesome said:

I fully Agree with you Gwailo!

gwailo247, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

lawfer said:

Geez, gwalio247, please tell us how you <i>really</i> feel...?

Lol, jk. I wholeheartedly agree.

LOL. Revealing those secrets, in public, for everyone to read and talk about, is the only way that the corruption and backroom dealing between our corporations and politicians will be exposed.

All those kids out there occupying things, right or wrong, aren't going to accomplish jack shit if something real is not found. We all *know* that this goes on, but proof is needed. And other than an inside whistle-blower, the only way that information will be exposed is though hacking into these corporations, hacking into their personal computers, breaking into their WiFi at home. Get the proof.

But all they accomplish is just useless posturing on the web, and breaking into poorly secured provincial police departments, claiming they're "getting at the man".

This is put up or shut up time. If they hack into an Arizona police department in protest of the state's illegal immigration policy, why not help out these kids in Mexico?

Things didn't change since my BBS days in the 1990s. Everyone has HUGE balls sitting behind the safety of a keyboard, and they talk like they're characters in Neuromancer, but in the real world, 99% of them do nothing...

Guest said:

Interesting out of all the topics/articles, that Matthew decided to choose a title associated with Apple...and in fact include not 1, but 3 articles associated with Apple...maybe you should create an entire Apple section, Matty....? I'm sure it would get lots of traffic, which is obviously all you're concerned with anyway...not actual "pc technology and news".

Burty117 Burty117, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Guest said:

Interesting out of all the topics/articles, that Matthew decided to choose a title associated with Apple...and in fact include not 1, but 3 articles associated with Apple...maybe you should create an entire Apple section, Matty....? I'm sure it would get lots of traffic, which is obviously all you're concerned with anyway...not actual "pc technology and news".

there already is an apple only section? Under home along to the left of the page "Apple".

Guest said:

Luckily my new iPhone 4s has no battery issues.

matrix86 matrix86 said:

Guest said:

Interesting out of all the topics/articles, that Matthew decided to choose a title associated with Apple...and in fact include not 1, but 3 articles associated with Apple...maybe you should create an entire Apple section, Matty....? I'm sure it would get lots of traffic, which is obviously all you're concerned with anyway...not actual "pc technology and news".

guests *rolls eyes* First off, there is a section in the forums for Apple. Secondly, this is a Tech news site. Apple is a Tech company. All three articles deal with Tech. ..so what's the problem here? Grow up and move along kid.

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Matthew Matthew, TechSpot Staff, said:

Guest said:

Interesting out of all the topics/articles, that Matthew decided to choose a title associated with Apple...and in fact include not 1, but 3 articles associated with Apple...maybe you should create an entire Apple section, Matty....? I'm sure it would get lots of traffic, which is obviously all you're concerned with anyway...not actual "pc technology and news".

Shh, don't draw attention to things like that. I might not get my bonus.

The reality is, I include whatever topics I find that seem relevant to TS.

Staff
Rick Rick, TechSpot Staff, said:

Guest said:

Interesting out of all the topics/articles, that Matthew decided to choose a title associated with Apple...and in fact include not 1, but 3 articles associated with Apple...maybe you should create an entire Apple section, Matty....? I'm sure it would get lots of traffic, which is obviously all you're concerned with anyway...not actual "pc technology and news".

I was thinking a new, "For Trolls Only" section might be good.

Staff
Steve Steve said:

Matthew said:

Guest said:

Interesting out of all the topics/articles, that Matthew decided to choose a title associated with Apple...and in fact include not 1, but 3 articles associated with Apple...maybe you should create an entire Apple section, Matty....? I'm sure it would get lots of traffic, which is obviously all you're concerned with anyway...not actual "pc technology and news".

Shh, don't draw attention to things like that. I might not get my bonus.

The reality is, I include whatever topics I find that seem relevant to TS.

The sad part is Matty that he really does find that Interesting.

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