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Apple Byte: Apple takes on porn

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Apple Byte: Apple takes on porn

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You'll be in for a "surprise" if you search for a certain iPhone, we may never see another Mac Pro, and Apple admits that iOS 5 is affecting your battery life. Plus, our prize giveaway winners!

-What's happening? Brian Tong here and welcome to the Apple Byte for all the good and bad inside the world of Apple that you guys just can't get enough of. Now, couple of weeks ago, we asked you the, the Apple byters if your battery life was affected by iOS 5 and it was a really a mixed bag of responses. Apple released and official statement saying they have identified a few bugs that are affecting battery life for a small number of customers and software update is coming in a few weeks. Now, while you wait, the big A has already released iOS 5.0.1 to developers that addresses the battery issues, fixes documents in the cloud syncing and bring multitasking gestures to the original iPad, so it's coming soon and see, who says Apple doesn't support old hardware. Now, if you're also wondering what happens to the iTunes' match service or completely forgot about it. Apple said, it would be available at the end October and if you look really closely at your calendar, yeah, it's November, but the second beta for iTunes 1051 was released to those developers to continue to test the service and it's also available for testing on the Apple TV. Now, Apple has provided no new estimate for lunch date up to this point. Now, this one will get your attention. Apple is taking on porn, ha! See, now you're awake Charlie. Now, Apple filed a complaint with the World Intellectual Property Organization against several domain names featuring the word iPhone than then forward to mobile naughty, naughty sites. One of them is the name of a recently released iPhone product, and they sure had visions since the site was registered in August of 2008. The big A doesn't want consumers to be in for a surprise when they're looking up iPhone information and in this case talking dirty to Siri is probably the least of their worries. Alright, let's stick with the iPhone 4S and Siri with the how to for obtaining your twitter and Facebook status with your voice. - Hey everyone. I'm Sharon Vaknin for cnet.com. And today, I'll show you how to update Facebook and Twitter with Siri. What we'll do is set up Facebook and Twitter with SMS updating and send the updates via text message through Siri. To get started, text START to 40404. You should get a reply from Twitter asking you for your user name. So, go ahead and reply. Do the same when they ask you for your password. Once it's confirmed, reply with OK and you should be all set. Now, go ahead and add 40404 as a new contact on your phone and name it Twitter for easy access. Now, let's do the same thing for Facebook. Text HELLO to 23665. Click the link in the reply and Safari will open up to complete the setup process. Choose your settings and hit save. Finally, add 32665 as a new contact and name it Facebook. Now, you can use these commands to update Facebook or Twitter with Siri. Send a text to Twitter. Artificial intelligence is the future. -Here's your message to Twitter. -You can go back to driving, jogging, or doing whatever you are doing. One thing you should know is that these short codes are only good for the U.S. and a few other countries. Be sure to check the Twitter and Facebook sites to find the right codes for your area. -Thanks Sharon and for all of our android viewers, you can set your phone contacts at the same way, so that tip works for everyone. Now back to stories in what in store for the Cupertino kids in the future. DigiTimes reports that Apple plans to completely overhaul it's product lines up including the iPad, iMac, McBook Air in 2012 and is expected to finalize order volumes for key parts and components for the next iPad some time in December. Then DigiTimes started smoking a little too much of the good stuff and claims a new iPad will be out in March of 2012 that will be thinner than the iPad 2 and offer battery life and that a real next gen iPad 3 won't be launched until the third quarter of 2012. So, 2 new iPads in a year, right. That's why the story is a lot further down in our show. Now, earlier in the week, Japanese website Macotakara says, the rumored ultrathin 15-inch McBook Air or Pro whatever you wanna call it has entered the test face. It makes sense for Apple to go in this direction and I know a lot of you just started drooling, but what about the future of the Mac Pro that hasn't been updated since mid 2010. Apple insider reports that even with the coming availability of next gen Sandy Bridge desktop CPUs, people inside Apple are questioning the future of the Mac Pro line and whether they will even release updated models with the drop off and sales for Apple's high end work stations and the same trend affecting the entire desktop industry. It's no longer a profitable operation for Apple and the Thunderbolt connectivity might be able to assume some of the rules that the flexibility of a Mac Pro required that the super high end iMac might be in the future instead. Now, Thunderbolt still has ways to go, but we've seen Apple abandoned products that people are not buying like Xserve, so we'll see how Apple reacts with this one. Alright onto the quick byte, Steve Jobs' biography was a success with Nielsen reporting that the book sold 379,000 copies and it's already the 18th best selling book this year despite being on sale for just over a week. And Apple announced the lunch of Garageband for the iPhone and iPad touch that was previously an iPad only app, so you can make music with your fingers, which is the way music still made today. Alright, let's announce our winners for the Woogie 2 huggable stuff things from Griffin Technology. Thanks to all of you who wrote in and congrats go out to Muhammad Karem who send in this awesome picture of him hugging his own Woogie, but we're giving him one for his niece instead and David Alphorn for your son. You're getting the Woogie 2 too. Also, if you didn't win, our friends in Griffin technology are still offering their CNET 15% off code through their website, so take advantage of it before the end of the month. Alright, that's gonna do it for this week's show. Keep on sending your e-mails to the Apple Byte at CNET.com where you can ask us anything. I'm Brian Tong thanks for watching and we'll see you next week for another byte of the Apple.

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