The band is back together again, just in time for the release of the Apple iPhone 4S. Like everyone else in the first world, we have our share of complaints, but to whine about its aesthetics is to downplay the exciting changes to iOS 5, so we'll try to keep it posi without coming off as fanboiz.
We'll review CNET's First Take of the iPhone 4S at the start of the episode, beginning with a pedestrian explanation of its network connectivity options, and go over some of the more exciting features about iOS 5, things like Newsstand, iCloud with Find My Friends, Cards, and a new AppleCare+ accidental protection package.
And just to explore the playful side of yesterday's announcements, we'll tell you why Japanese customers are chuckling at the name Siri and show you a Steve Jobs Soundboard that could offer useful buying suggestions for potential upgraders.
After the first bathroom break, we'll move onto the general tech stories of the day, including a money dispute that could finally kill "The Simpsons" after 23 seasons, Google's first adult daycare center, a batch of rereleased Disney movies in 3D, and NASA seeking applicants for its next astronaut class in 2013.
The 404 Digest for Episode 918
Ep. 918: Where a phone by any other name would smell as sweet
- CNET's complete coverage of the Apple iPhone 4S.
- Get $200 back for your iPhone 4.
- Money dispute may end 'Simpsons'
- Google opens first retail store for Chromebooks.
- Seriously, Apple? In Japan, Siri fans bottom jokes.
- Are Disney's 3D rereleases helping people change their minds about 3D?
- NASA seeking applicants for next astronaut candidate class.
- Bathroom break 1: Nancy Grace might have farted on last night's Dancing With the Stars.
- Bathroom break 2: The Museum of Obselete Objects Presents: The Fax Machine.
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