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Posts Tagged ‘iphone 4s’

Out With Cameras, In With…Smartphones?

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Smartphones are slowly becoming the go-to electronic for everything on-the-go.  They have become everything from a cell phone, to a music player to a hand held video game console.  What they also have become is the perfect instant camera.  Smartphones are gaining ground as photo and video capture devices, said a study by The NPD Group.  According to the NPD Group, 27 percent of all still and video images were captured on smartphones this year. This is up from 17 percent in 2010.

As smartphones continue to add to their features, their internal bits and pieces become more advanced.  Most recently the iPhone 4s has an 8mp camera with incredible features that easily rival most major point-and-shoot digital cameras.

Being a new owner of an iPhone 4s, I no longer have to lug my camera on trips.  Recently I made a trip to the Field Museum in Chicago, IL and I used my iPhone 4s all day for every camera shots.  They all looked great, even in low light situations.  My phone has become my main source for picture taking.  It is fast, easy to use, allows for in-camera editing and I always have my phone on me, so I never miss a picture.

Do you use your cell phone to take images or video?  Let us know!

Image taken at the Chicago Field Museum with iPhone 4s

What Was Your Favorite Gadget of 2011?

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

2011 brought us the rise and fall of numerous gadgets.  HP’s tablet fell into oblivion.  Apple, of course, made big headlines with the release of the iPad 2 and a combination of sighs and grunts from consumers when it released the iPhone 4s.

Personally, I made the upgrade from a two year old Android phone to an iPhone 4s so for me, that is the best gadget I have run into in 2011.  Extremely fast, with an excellent camera and sleek design, I am thankful Sprint made the move so I can finally enjoy a super powered smartphone.  When it comes to the best gadgets, what are your thoughts?

Apple Solving iPhone 4s Battery Problem

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

For the many out there who rushed to get an iPhone 4s, the only real complaint users have been expressing was that their phone’s battery drains quicker than expected.  Apple has assessed all these complaints and has released a statement, saying, ““We have found a few bugs that are affecting battery life and we will release a software update to address those in a few weeks.”

So fret not Apple lovers.  You will be able to enjoy your shiny new iPhone 4s with less charging in no time.

Trade In Your Old Electronics

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

With the release of the Apple iPhone 4S, people have been rushing to get their hands on it.  As new gadgets come out, so do new costs.  If you have old technology you no longer use, why not turn it into some cash or credit to get the newest items?  At Abt Electronics you can trade in your usable electronics for extra cash or credit towards something new in the store.  Check it out at our Trade and Save section.

iPhone 4s Has Arrived!

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Well, today’s the day.  Apple users feel like it’s Christmas morning  as they look outside to see the arrival of the postman or many wait outside cell phone retail stores hoping to get their hands on one: the iPhone 4s!  Did you get yours today?  What are your thoughts?  If you haven’t yet, do you plan on getting one?  Let us know!

The New Member of the iPhone Family

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Well, the news isn’t what everyone expected, but still pretty interesting news nonetheless.  The iPhone 5 was not announced, but its predecessor the new iPhone 4s is now part of the iPhone family.  Similar in look, shape and feel of the iPhone 4, the iPhone4s will sport faster internal parts with a Dual Core A5 chip, an 8 megapixel camera, iOs 5 and iCloud and a handful of new apps like “Siri”, a program that responds to your vocal requests and inquires.

It will be priced at 16GB for $199 32GB for $299 and 64GB for $399.  It will be available for AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint.  Preorders start Friday, October 7th and will be available Friday, October 14th.

Will you be getting the new iPhone?  Do you simply adore everything Apple has to offer?  Or are you someone who goes against the grain, hates Apple, and would rather use a Zack Morris Cell Phone instead of anything Apple has to offer?  Let us know!

“Apple, Schmapple!  Excuse me while I take this call from my pal Screech.”