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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 CES...

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 lame...
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...
Progress made on iPhone 4S, iPad 2 jailbreak

Progress made on iPhone 4S, iPad 2 jailbreak

An untethered jailbreak for Apple A5 chipset powered iOS devices (namely iPhone 4S and iPad 2) has finally been achieved according to pod2g's most recent blog entry. He updated his blog yesterday stating he had hit a stumbling block but would update us today again. He's kept true to his word and...
More details emerge of Apple's plans to concur the Television set

More details emerge of Apple's plans to concur the Television set

Rumors of an Apple Television just won't quit, and this new one from The Wall Street Journal pegs Apple ramping up for a release in the not-so-distant future with features like Siri voice-control, built-in AirPlay streaming and more. Apple executives have discussed their vision for the future...
Rumor: Apple working on wearable iPod with Siri control

Rumor: Apple working on wearable iPod with Siri control

According to the NYT, Apple is rumored to be testing wearable iPod-like devices that fit around your wrist and are controlled not by touch, but with your voice using Siri. Apple has also experimented with prototype products that could relay information back to the iPhone. These conceptual...
Santa uses Siri to help make his Christmas rounds

Santa uses Siri to help make his Christmas rounds

Apple has released a new iPhone 4S commercial outlining how Santa uses Siri on the new iPhone 4S to help make his rounds on Christmas. While Siri is still in beta, and still has plenty of rough edges, Apple continues to make it the staple feature in its advertising campaigns. Whether that...
Revised iOS 5.0.1 update may make Siri port legally possible

Revised iOS 5.0.1 update may make Siri port legally possible

Apple's revised iOS 5.0.1 update seems to have come with decrypted ramdisks, something which could make the port of Siri to other iOS devices legally possible. Before today’s firmware update, important files to get Siri working on other devices were encrypted in Apple’s file system. Decrypting...
Dilbert shares awkward Siri moments
Vote now for iOS feature of the year [2011 TiPb Awards]

Vote now for iOS feature of the year [2011 TiPb Awards]

TiPb Awards: iOS feature of the year iOS 5 is one of the biggest software updates Apple has ever released for their mobile operating system, with changes almost too many to enumerate (we've tried!). Siri is the first step in taking the digital assistant out of sci-fi and into reality. iMessage...
iPhone 4S two months later

iPhone 4S two months later

The iPhone 4S has been on the market for two months now so it's time for us -- your TiPb and Mobile Nations editors, writers, and podcasters -- to take a second look at it. Has it lived up to our expectations? Has our appreciation for the iPhone 4S grown deeper with time, or is the honeymoon over...
iPhone Live 183: Siri silliness vs. Carrier IQ

iPhone Live 183: Siri silliness vs. Carrier IQ

Subscribe via iTunes: Audio | Video Subscribe via RSS: Audio | Video Download directly: Audio | Video Show notes Rene, Georgia and Michael Rose of TUAW discuss a media gone mad -- including ridiculous Siri allegations, crazy Carrier IQ coverage -- and how to protect our privacy, and the...
Siri used to control home television set

Siri used to control home television set

With rumors ramping up of a Siri-controlled Apple television coming from Apple, Todd Treece was able to beat them to the punch and get Siri to fully control his television set using an Arduino IR remote setup and SiriProxy. We've seen Siri do amazing things like start your car and control your...
Why is Siri in beta?

Why is Siri in beta?

Why was Siri, the iPhone 4S intelligent assistant, launched as a beta, something very unusual for Apple? Benoit Maison published a blog post which might just explain the reason. I worked on speech recognition with IBM Research for nearly six years. We participated in DARPA-sponsored research...
Apple hiring more Siri engineers, working to expand API and features

Apple hiring more Siri engineers, working to expand API and features

Apple has posted a couple of job postings for iOS software engineers, and they describe work needed on UI elements for Siri, along with additional language support and a new API that could indicate Apple may be opening up the feature to 3rd party app developers. This is a broad-ranging task...
Siri ported to iPhone 4 via questionable jailbreak mod

Siri ported to iPhone 4 via questionable jailbreak mod

A new jailbreak mod by the name of H1Siri claims to allow a fully working port of Siri on the iPhone 4, but this one comes with a number of questionable aspects. First of all, the package is available via a custom Cydia repo from a relatively unknown group of hackers that also houses pirated...
iPhone Live 182: 2011 iPhone gift guide

iPhone Live 182: 2011 iPhone gift guide

Subscribe via iTunes: Audio | Video Subscribe via RSS: Audio | Video Download directly: Audio | Video Show notes Rene, Georgia, and Seth talk iOS 5.1, Siri hacking, iPhone 5 rumors, Infinity Blade II and iTether, and pick our favorite accessories and apps for 2011, gift guide style! This is...
Stephen Colbert interviews Siri, hilarity ensues

Stephen Colbert interviews Siri, hilarity ensues

"It's got all the convenience of talking to a woman without paying that annoying $2.99/minute." Nice. Source: Colbert Nation

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