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Robin Williams gives Siri some French attitude on Ellen

Comedian and iPhone user Robin Williams decided to give [Siri some snooty Parisian attitude on the Ellen show this week. Give it a watch and then let us know if Apple should be calling on Williams to provide some voice talent for Siri 2.0...
Siri "pro-life bias" debunked

Siri "pro-life bias" debunked

TUAW's Chris Rawson did the inconceivable -- actually looking into claims that Apple's virtual assistant, Siri might have been programmed with a "pro-life bias" before posting them. And surprise, surprise, he found them to not even be worth the link-bait pixels they were posted with. Short...
Android Cluzee not yet a Siri competitor

Android Cluzee not yet a Siri competitor

Rather than just throwing up a quick "#BREAKSCLUSIVE: Cluzee brings Siri to Android!" post, Android Central's Phil Nickinson actually took the time to test it out, and while it shows potential, it turns out it doesn't yet show anywhere near Siri's polish on the iPhone 4S. It's not quick to...
Siri dictation now available on other iOS 5 devices with Siri0us [jailbreak]

Siri dictation now available on other iOS 5 devices with Siri0us [jailbreak]

System wide voice-to-text dictation, once exclusive to iPhone 4S, has now been replicated on other iOS devices thanks to a Jailbreak hack called Siri0us. In order to use the dictation hack, you will need to have a jailbroken iOS 5 device. A point to note, the hack does not use Apple's servers, it...
Siri can now control Plex media playback using the Siri Proxy [video]

Siri can now control Plex media playback using the Siri Proxy [video]

Siri can now control Plex media playback using the Siri Proxy. In case you missed it earlier, a developer created a SiriProxy to control a thermostat and then made the code available for others to use. The SiriProxy stands in between your iPhone 4S and Apple’s servers. It then intercepts Siri...
Siri show and TellMe redux

Siri show and TellMe redux

Rene already commented on Microsoft's "We had TellMe before Apple had Siri" sob story, but it bears repeating: It’s amazing how decades later, Microsoft still doesn’t get it. A feature isn’t just a feature isn’t just a feature. It’s more than the sum of its technology and design. Android had...
Siri can now control third party apps and even start your car via SiriProxy [video]

Siri can now control third party apps and even start your car via SiriProxy [video]

Siri can now control third party apps and even open cars thanks to clever developers and the SiriProxy. In case you missed it earlier in the week, a developer created a SiriProxy to control a thermostat and then made the code available for others to use. The SiriProxy stands in between your...
iPhone Live 181: Apparently we're baristas

iPhone Live 181: Apparently we're baristas

Subscribe via iTunes: Audio | Video Subscribe via RSS: Audio | Video Download directly: Audio | Video Show notes Rene, Georgia, and Seth talk about the future of consumer electronics and the mythical Apple Television, Samsung vs. Sprint ads, top 10 apps for new iPhone users, POP phones and...
Microsoft comments on Siri, proves they still don't get it

Microsoft comments on Siri, proves they still don't get it

In an interview with Forbes, Microsoft's Chief Research and Strategy Officer Craig Mundie poopoos Apple's Siri intelligent virtual assistant, saying it's nothing Microsoft's TellMe hasn't been doing since the introduction of Windows Phone 7 over a year ago. You can take these Windows Phones...
Daily Tip: How to quickly access birthdays with Siri

Daily Tip: How to quickly access birthdays with Siri

Need a fast way to find out about birthdays? Not a problem. With the iPhone 4S you can avoid faking a distraction, jumping out the window, racing to the car, and slamming down on the accelerator, Homer Simpson-style, because you forgot that special someone's special day. Assuming you have the...
PSA: Sharing iPhone 4S contacts also shares Siri relationships

PSA: Sharing iPhone 4S contacts also shares Siri relationships

Just a heads up -- if you send a contact via your iPhone 4S' built in sharing feature, you also share everything in that contact, including relationships set up by [http://www.imore.com/siri). For many this may not be a big deal, but if you value your privacy or you don't particularly want or...
Developer uses Siri to control home thermostat via a proxy server [video]

Developer uses Siri to control home thermostat via a proxy server [video]

A developer has managed to get Siri to control his home thermostat. The hack does not involve any jailbreaking but does involve setting up a proxy server which intercepts the Siri commands. This proxy server can then be used to add additional command functionality to Siri. Siri Proxy is a proxy...
Capture Siri-created reminders with OmniFocus for iPhone

Capture Siri-created reminders with OmniFocus for iPhone

The popular productivity app Omnifocus has been updated wit the ability to capture reminders created with Siri. When the app is launched, it will grab the tasks in your Reminders app and add them to your OmniFocus inbox. Location-based reminders have also been improved with this update. Here's...
TiPb Asks: What should Apple add next to Siri?

TiPb Asks: What should Apple add next to Siri?

This week on iPhone Live we discussed rumors of new Siri functionality coming in iOS 5.1 and what we'd like to see. Seth wanted easy access to settings -- "Siri, turn off bluetooth" "Siri, turn on Wi-Fi". Rene wanted the current services evened out -- "Siri, read email" "Siri, send tweet". I want...
Siri security protocol cracked, now possible to run on any device

Siri security protocol cracked, now possible to run on any device

The guys from Applidium claim to have cracked Siri’s security protocol and it could open the floodgates to third party developers and of course other hardware too. There is a downside, in order to use Siri on one of these other devices; you still need to have a UDID of an iPhone 4S device. A UDID...
Control Siri with just your mind, Project Black Mirror can do just that

Control Siri with just your mind, Project Black Mirror can do just that

If you want to stop talking to Siri and just use your mind to ask it to do things, that possibility may have just become a step closer to reality. A couple of guys decided as a hobby, to tinker around with an iPhone 4S and some ECG (Electrocardiogram) pads. The ECG pads take brain wave patterns...
UK voice of Siri didn’t know Apple has used him until he saw the TV commercial

UK voice of Siri didn’t know Apple has used him until he saw the TV commercial

The provider of the voice for the UK version of Siri has been revealed and what makes the story even more intriguing is the fact that the guy who provided all the sounds didn’t even know it was him until he saw Apple's commercial. The voice, known as “Daniel”, was provided by former technology...
How to use Siri access Bluetooth and other Settings (kind of)

How to use Siri access Bluetooth and other Settings (kind of)

bamf-hacker in our iPhone 4S Forum wrote up a quick but smart tip on how to use Siri to access Bluetooth and other Setting with only... the power of your voice. All you need to do is create a contact and in the Web site field put the code for the system preference. for example. Contact...
iPhone 4S has extra infrared sensor for Siri raise-to-speak

iPhone 4S has extra infrared sensor for Siri raise-to-speak

If you have been wondering how Siri reacts so quickly when you "raise to speak", the answer is a tiny infrared LED that's added into the proximity sensor in the iPhone 4S. iFixIt discovered the sensor after a second look, determining that it shines brightly whenever the screen is activated. The...
Apple support says there are no current plans to offer Siri on older devices

Apple support says there are no current plans to offer Siri on older devices

Not really a great surprise to be honest, but when contacted by a developer about the chances of Siri coming to older iPhone and iPod touch models, Apple support responded with: Engineering has provided the following feedback regarding this issue: Siri only works on iPhone 4S and we currently...

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