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How Siri Could Hurt Everyone's Cell Service

She's a giant 'bandwidth guzzler': Paul Farhi

(Newser) - Siri is knowledgeable, convenient, even funny—but she has a dark side. "Siri’s dirty little secret is that she’s a bandwidth guzzler, the digital equivalent of a 10-miles-per-gallon Hummer H1," writes Paul Farhi in the Washington Post . Indeed, the iPhone 4S, which brought us Siri,... More »

Apple: iPhone Reception Woes a Software Issue

Displays show too many reception bars, thanks to faulty formula

(Newser) - Don’t trust your iPhone 4 when it tells you you’re getting great reception. Apple says it has found the root of all those reports that the phone’s having reception problems: its formula for calculating how many bars you’re getting is off. The company plans to fix... More »

Hmmm, Apple Hiring Phone Antenna Engineers

And company isn't budging about offering free cases

(Newser) - Apple is still pushing the notion that reception problems with its iPhone 4 are no big deal, but Engadget can't help but notice that the company is looking to hire phone antenna engineers. It found three job postings from June 23, the same day widespread problems surfaced. The Boy Genius... More »

Bride Jailed After Flashing, Beating Bouncer

To be fair, Welsh woman also hit him in the head with a shoe

(Newser) - A Welsh lesbian wedding party turned saucy, then bloody, and finally litigious when the bride, caught up in a fight with a bar bouncer, bared her breasts, and then struck him in the head with her stiletto heel. No one disputes those facts, but the genesis of the argument is... More »

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