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iPhone 4S has special noise reduction hardware for SIRI, makes official iPhone 4 Siri port unlikely

iPhone 4S has special noise reduction hardware for SIRI, makes official iPhone 4 Siri port unlikely

It turns out that Apple's Siri voice assistant is enabled by special noise reduction hardware called earSmart, wired right into the Apple A5 processor. The technology is made by Audience, which has an earSmart-less chip in the iPhone 4. The difference is, the iPhone 4 chip was designed to reduce...
Siri guest stars on CBS's Big Bang Theory

Siri guest stars on CBS's Big Bang Theory

In the latest episode of CBS's "The Big Bang Theory" titled "Beta Test Initiation", Raj Koothrappali starts a relationship with a well-known woman - Siri. After buying an iPhone 4S, Raj starts building a creepy relationship with Siri - taking her out for coffee, inviting her on double dates, and...
Siri's got competition, her name is Evi

Siri's got competition, her name is Evi

There's a new virtual personal assistant in town and her name Evi. Created by True Knowledge and running Nuance’s voice recognition technology, Evi is going to give Siri a run for her money - once the servers aren't slammed, that is. I've been trying to use Evi all day, but keep getting server...
Nuance talks about the future of voice control assistants

Nuance talks about the future of voice control assistants

While Nuance can't comment about any relationship with Apple, it's widely believed their technology powers the voice recognition and dictation behind Siri, the iPhone 4S artificial assistant. It also powers several of their own apps in the iPhone and iPad App Store, including the industry...
iOS 5.1 beta 3 reveals Siri dictation coming to iPad?

iOS 5.1 beta 3 reveals Siri dictation coming to iPad?

9to5 Mac has uncovered what could be Apple's plan to bring Siri dictation to the iPad once iOS 5.1 is released. Our own tipster Sonny Dickson was looking through the iOS 5.1 beta 3 settings application on the iPad and discovered a new section in the keyboard menu called “About Privacy and...
Siri doubles iPhone 4S data consumption

Siri doubles iPhone 4S data consumption

According a report by network metrics firm Arieso, iPhone 4S users are consuming twice the amount of data than users of earlier iPhone models, and the reason is Siri. Siri is getting the blame for the huge increase in data consumption as it communicates with Apple’s servers to provide its...
Rumor: 50-inch Apple television already in Jonathan Ive's design lab

Rumor: 50-inch Apple television already in Jonathan Ive's design lab

USA Today, based on sources who have previously worked at Apple, is contributing some more information to the increasingly large Apple Television rumor pile. Apple is said to be looking at a 42-inch or larger LCD TV with built-in Wi-Fi. Inside the locked-down studio of Jonathan Ive, senior...
2011 iMore Editors Choice Awards

2011 iMore Editors Choice Awards

The TiPb staff picks their favorite devices, features, stories, and new or majorly updated apps and accessories of 2011! The TiPb editors, writers, contributors, forum admins and moderators, and podcasters have come together to nominate and select the winners of the 2011 TiPb Editors Choice Awards...
Young boy insulted by Siri running on a store’s demo iPhone 4S

Young boy insulted by Siri running on a store’s demo iPhone 4S

A twelve year old boy and his mother have been left in a state of shock after a Siri on demonstration model of an iPhone 4S insulted them. The iPhone 4S was being displayed in a Tesco’s supermarket in the UK and earlier in the day pranksters had messed around with Siri and set its owners name as...
2011 TiPb Readers Choice Awards

2011 TiPb Readers Choice Awards

The TiPb Nation picks their favorite devices, features, stories, and new or majorly updated apps and accessories of 2011! Your votes have been counted. The results have been tallied. This is it, TiPb Nation! These are your 2011 Readers Choice Award winners! Want an alternate take? try our 2011...

SiriPrefs adds even more functionality to Siri [jailbreak]

If you [jailbreak](http://www.imore.com/jailbreak) you may soon be able to add even more functionality to Siri via SiriPrefs. While [A5 devices aren't jailbreakable yet](http://www.imore.com/2011/12/22/pod2g-hands-a4-untethered-jailbreak-focus-a5-devices/), [jailbroken A4 devices](http://www....
Santa Siri commercial deleted scenes

Santa Siri commercial deleted scenes

Strangely missing from the original cut
Rumor: Again with the Siri-powered Apple Television coming late 2012

Rumor: Again with the Siri-powered Apple Television coming late 2012

Hit-or-miss rumor site Digitimes has additional speculation from "industry sources" that Apple may be looking to Foxconn to assemble orders of their upcoming Siri-powered Apple Television. Following sources' claims that Samsung Electronics and Sharp will manufacture chips and displays,...
Use Siri dictation on your Mac with Air Dictate for iPhone

Use Siri dictation on your Mac with Air Dictate for iPhone

Air Dictate is an iPhone 4S app by Avatron that allows you to use Siri to dictate text to your Mac. To use, first you must visit avatron.com/i to install the Air Dictate Receiver app for you Mac. Then, over your shared Wi-Fi network, you can share your Siri dictation to any Mac application that...
Rumor: 32 and 37-inch Apple Television coming in late 2012

Rumor: 32 and 37-inch Apple Television coming in late 2012

Randomly accurate rumor site, Digitimes has word from "industry sources" that suppliers are starting to build materials for 32- and 37-inch Apple Televisions for release in the second or third quarter of 2012. Instead of a form of set-top box (STB) like the Apple TV launched in 2006, Apple's...
Legally port Siri to unsupported iPhones, iPad with Spire [Jailbreak]

Legally port Siri to unsupported iPhones, iPad with Spire [Jailbreak]

iPhone jailbreak developer chpwn, along with the help of planetbeing and Ryan Petrich, have released Spire -- a legal way to port Siri to currently unsupported iOS devices like iPhone 4 and iPad 2. Spire uses a new method to obtain the files necessary for Siri, so it doesn’t have the...
Apple’s iPhone 4S Santa Siri ad was the most effective holiday advertisement

Apple’s iPhone 4S Santa Siri ad was the most effective holiday advertisement

Apple’s iPhone 4S Santa Siri ad was the most effective advertisement for the holiday season according to ad analysis company Ace Metrix. Ace Metrix scores ads based on perceived effectiveness by a selection of randomly selected viewers, which it says are “representative of the U.S. TV viewing...
iPhone & iPad Live 185: Sexist Siri Santa

iPhone & iPad Live 185: Sexist Siri Santa

Rene, Georgia, and Seth talk Santa Siri commercial, sexism charges, AT&T and T-Mobile deal, Nuance buying Vlingo, how to replace your iPhone 4 vibrator assembly, jailbreak, Facebook Timelines, Kindle updates, FPS games, and more. This is iPhone and iPad Live! Note: Due to the holiday and...

Siri: The Holiday Horror Movie

Rooster Teeth Productions has put together a short tongue-in-cheek video trailer based upon the theory that Siri has become self aware and decides it no longer wants to be your personal assistant. Instead it turns against the human race and decides to go on a killing spree avenging all those...
Nuance acquiring voice-recognition app maker Vlingo

Nuance acquiring voice-recognition app maker Vlingo

Nuance Communications, makers Dragon Dictation and the voice recognition technology behind Siri in the iPhone 4S, have agreed to purchase competitor Vlingo. Nuance Communications Inc. agreed to buy Vlingo Inc. in a deal that gives the developer of voice- command technology a system that can...

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