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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...
How to use Siri to maintain a shared shopping list

How to use Siri to maintain a shared shopping list

Courtesy of The Early Edition developer Nick Takayama, here's how to setup a shared Reminders list for shopping, and keep it updated via Siri. Hey, relationships are hard enough, so easy, fun, and geeky ways to reduce the friction are always appreciated. The Setup Get an iPhone 4S Create...
Siri iPhone 3GS proof-of-concept port shown off

Siri iPhone 3GS proof-of-concept port shown off

Thanks to chpwn and Steve Stroughton-Smith, Ryan Petrich has successfully shown off a proof-of-concept Siri port on iPhone 3GS. It doesn't work as well as the iPhone 4 port, mind you, but that's easily overshadowed by the sheer coolness factor. No word on how or when, if ever, this will come to...
Siri down for you?

Siri down for you?

We're getting a bunch of emails and tweets asking if Siri is down for anyone else, so we're guessing the answer to that is -- yes, yes it is. It's still working for some of us, mind you, and Siri has been up and down intermittently, and a often, since launch, but this once again seems to be more...
iPhone Live 178: Input One

iPhone Live 178: Input One

Subscribe via iTunes: Audio | Video Subscribe via RSS: Audio | Video Download directly: Audio | Video Show notes Rene, Georgia, Seth, and Marc Edwards of Bjango talk iOS 5.0.1 and battery life, Gmail for iPhone, new iPhone 4S ads, the Apple television, and Siri on iPhone 4. This is iPhone...
Why the iPhone 4 Siri port will not be distributed (yet)

Why the iPhone 4 Siri port will not be distributed (yet)

Noted Jailbreak developer chpwn has posted a statement on the state of the iPhone 4 and iPod touch Siri port and further explained why it's not currently being distributed. Many people have managed to display the Siri UI on the iPhone 4; it is, in fact, reasonably trivial with access to the...
Apple airs new iPhone 4S commercials: Siri, Camera, iCloud

Apple airs new iPhone 4S commercials: Siri, Camera, iCloud

Apple has released 3 more iPhone 4S commercials, a second on Siri along with one focusing on the new 8mp, 1080p camera, and one on iCloud. iCloud highlights automatic iTunes Music downloads across devices, Documents in the Cloud propagating updates, iBooks bookmarks copying themselves from...
Siri hack now fully working on the iPhone 4 and iPod touch [video]

Siri hack now fully working on the iPhone 4 and iPod touch [video]

Siri has now been fully hacked onto an iPhone 4 and iPod touch and it now communicates with Apple’s servers to provide a 100% working solution. We told you a few weeks back that developer Steve Troughton-Smith was working on hacking Siri onto an iPhone 4 but had run into one or two hurdles. Well...

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