The iPhone 4S: What you need to knowMillions of eager customers are already placing their orders for the next iPhone, which looks virtually identical to its predecessor but packs in a turbo-charged processor, a sharper camera, and a voice-activated “intelligent assistant” named Siri.

At the same time, gadget fans around the world are mourning the loss of an icon: Steve Jobs, who passed away Wednesday after a long battle with cancer.

Also this week: six tips for locking down your Facebook profile, how to avoid getting burning when trading in your old smartphone for cash, and why the unlocked iPhone 4S won’t work on Sprint or Verizon Wireless.

Your iPhone 4S questions, answered
When does the iPhone 4S go on sale? Will there be an unlocked version? How’s the camera? Get answers to these questions and more, right here. Read more…

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011
Yes, we’re going to miss him. Read about how Jobs changed my life (and yours too), as well as my tribute to one of his first creations, the Apple II. Read more…

6 ways to lock down your Facebook account
Worried that Facebook is playing a little too fast and loose with your personal photos, updates, and other information? Read on for six ways to put a lid on your Facebook account. Read more…

Why the “unlocked” version of iPhone 4S won’t work on Sprint or Verizon
Get ready for an “unlocked” version of the new iPhone that will work on any compatible carrier—”compatible” being the key word. It won’t be cheap, either. Read more…

Should I pre-order my iPhone 4S through Apple or a carrier? (reader mail)
What’s the best bet for placing a pre-order for the iPhone 4S: Apple’s website, or a carrier’s? Good question. Read more…

Wanted: a basic, inexpensive smartphone plan for two (reader mail)5 tips for exchanging your old smartphone for cash
Don’t pack up your iPhone or Android device and send it off to a bunch of strangers without taking a gander at these five tips. Read more…

The iPhone 4S: What you need to know
Meet the iPhone 4S, which looks just like the iPhone 4 on the outside but boasts “entirely new” components on the inside. No sign of the iPhone 5, by the way. Read more…

Are you eligible for a discount on the iPhone 4S? Here’s how to find out
An online tool will tell you in seconds whether you qualify for the discounted $199, $299, or $399 price tags for the new iPhone 4S. Read more…

Top 5 ways that iOS 5 and iCloud will make your old iPhone better
Some of the hottest features on the new iPhone 4S are also coming to an iPhone 4 or 3GS near you. Check out the five new features I can’t wait to try. Read more…

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