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How you hold your phone can hurt you: Death grip increases radiation exposure

Tawkon App on the iPhone showing radiation levels

As if dropped calls weren’t bad enough, the “death grip” actually increases the amount of radio frequency radiation being pumped from our cell phones into our skulls. Tawkon, an Israeli mobile software company released a video showing its app measuring radiation output of an iPhone 4, BlackBerry Bold, and Google Nexus One.

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iPhone 4 wood skins take us back to the 70s

iPhone 4 Cherry Wood skin

Apple is trying to be all futuristic with its use of stainless stell and oleophobic glass, but perhaps you're more inclined to look a little more natural. If that's the case, you might want to check out the new wood skins from Karvt.

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Apple iPhone 4 launches in Canada, long lines as expected

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After lagging a little more than a month behind our American counterparts, Canadians were finally able to purcahse the Apple iPhone 4 as of this morning. As with so many other Apple launches, the lineups to buy were certainly noteworthy.

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Canada will sell unlocked iPhone 4s for $659

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Despite some of the "death grip" controversy, the iPhone 4 has still managed to do quite well for itself in the United States. It took a little longer than we would have liked, but now the latest iPhone is ready to head north of the border to Canada this Friday. And they're offering it unlocked too.

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Samsung offering free Galaxy S for iPhone 4 haters

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This takes some real guts, and it's one of the more unconventional marketing tactics, but it just might work out in favor of the Korean smartphone maker. It seems that Samsung is reaching out to frustrated iPhone 4 owners on Twitter, offering them a free Galaxy S as a replacement.

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So you wanna get a free bumper

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Before this whole "grip of death" and "anatennagate" thing hit the masses, you may have already purchased an iPhone 4 and the bumper case to go with it. You forked out some hard earned money, and now Apple wants to give it back to you. Anyone buying a new iPhone 4 is now provided with a bumper case, which wraps all the way around the exterior bezel of the device, free of charge. That's to stop the whole signal dropping problem. Naturally, people that paid for the bumper feel a little ripped off.

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Release date for white iPhone 4 gets bumped once again

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The white iPhone 4 has been delayed yet again. We may be led to believe that this is partly related to the whole "death grip" phenomenon, and it could be, but the official reason has something to do with the "manufacturing" process. Apple isn't entirely clear about what the problem is, but some have said the issue is getting the paint thick enough to look good while still giving enough space to fit it in the case.

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OtterBox gets protective over the iPhone 4 with new cases

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Just unveiled today, a trio of cases for the iPhone 4 from OtterBox. The cases are “coming soon” and will provide your iPhone various amounts of protection depending on your chosen armor. The OtterBox Defender Series is a black case which is NAC tested to address the loss in signal strength. The Commuter Series case provides two layers of security, a silicone mid-layer and a polycarbonate shell to protect against bump and shock. The third case is the OtterBox Impact Series, a single layer of silicone skin

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Samsung rejects Apple’s claims on the Omnia 2 antenna

Apple's test showing the Samsung Omnia II

Samsung today joined forces with RIM, Nokia and HTC by releasing their own statement towards Apple’s distraction of drawing the competition into their Antennagate problem. Apple's tests showed the Samsung Omnia II being susceptible to signal loss via the “grip of death.” Samsung took their time in responding, perhaps because Apple uses a good number of memory chips from the company. So Samsung needed to be respectable and remain true to their manufacturing methods, but doing so without losing whiney customer.

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iPhone 4 to launch in 17 countries July 30

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News came today as Apple, makers of the notoriously famous iPhone 4, announced plans to launch their problematic smartphone to Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland on July 30th.

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HTC, Nokia, RIM refute Apple’s diversion

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Apple sure has created a big stir with the Antennagate conference. Thinking that a $100 million anechoic chamber announcement and a free case would increase customer confidence and appreciation, and satisfy their troubled minds. But their tests and remarks towards other phone makers has prompted an immediate response from industry and consumers.

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Apple to fix ‘Grip of Death’ with free iPhone 4 case, White model weeks away

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Apple today held a press conference detailing their plans on how to rectify issues with their latest smartphone release, as well as other tidbits of information that may be useful to some. With the “Grip of Death” on most iPhone 4 owners minds, Apple’s press conference today brought about news that they hope will settle the surrounding confusion regarding this non-existent problem.

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iOS 4.0.1 update for iPhone and iOS 3.2.1 for iPad on the way

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It's not the full iOS 4.1 update we were expecting, but this quick little update promised by Apple aims to fix the signal bars on the iPhone 4. Apple says this update "improves the formula to determine how many bars of signal strength to display."

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iPhone 4 catches fire, hopefully just a one time thing

iPhone 4 catches fire and burns owners hand

What is seeming to be a never ending saga of turmoil and tribulation, continues with an iPhone 4 recently catching on fire when connected to a computer via Apple’s USB cord. The owner somehow also managed to get burned, according to reports on the BGR website.

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iPhone 4 camera tests make you look yellow

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The good news? The new Apple iPhone 4 has an upgraded five-megapixel camera. The bad news? It may actually take worse pictures than the three megapixel camera on the iPhone 3GS. As it turns out, using the iPhone 4 camera under regular indoor lighting can result in some remarkably yellow-looking pictures. This is under the "warm" glow of your typical incandescent bulb.

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