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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...
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...
Top 10 secret Siri commands

Top 10 secret Siri commands

Maybe you've already mastered the basic Siri commands, read our tips on setting up relationships and improving pronunciation, and even joked around a bit and are itching to try out something a little more ninja? Well look no further! You've shared with us your favorite secret Siri commands and...
Talking to Siri: Learning the Language of Apple's Intelligent Assistant

Talking to Siri: Learning the Language of Apple's Intelligent Assistant

The inimitable Steven Sande and extraordinary Erica Sadun of TUAW fame have put together an Amazon Kindle book designed to help us help Siri help us. This short, focused book teaches you how to use Siri from the ground up. You'll learn how to achieve the the highest recognition rate as you...
More Siri-powered Apple television set rumors

More Siri-powered Apple television set rumors

Nick Bilton of The New York Times has some quasi-informed, semi-speculative guesses concerning Apple and a potentially Siri powered television set in the future. Several people, all speaking on condition of anonymity for obvious reasons, told me that nothing was actively being built, but —...
iPhone Live 177: Pure daily efficiency

iPhone Live 177: Pure daily efficiency

Subscribe via iTunes: Audio | Video Subscribe via RSS: Audio | Video Download directly: Audio | Video Rene, Georgia, and Seth talk using iPhones at work, what apps make the home screen, the Siri ad, iCloud and battery life issues, camera improvements, celebrating Steve Jobs, and Hal 9000....
ZENandTECH 20: Communication

ZENandTECH 20: Communication

Georgia and Rene talk about Siri, and about human communication -- why it's important, what challenges we face, and how to become better at it. This is ZENandTECH! Our podcast feed Download Directly Subscribe via iTunes Why is communication important? The manner in which we...
Daily Tip: Basic Siri commands

Daily Tip: Basic Siri commands

Brand new to iPhone 4S, heard all about Siri, but wondering how to get started? No problem! Here are the basic things that Siri can do for you, and the example commands to get Siri to do them. Everything has a learning curve and even Apples magical voice activated assistant needs to be spoken to...
IRIS 9000 lets you use Siri from across the room, HAL 9000 style

IRIS 9000 lets you use Siri from across the room, HAL 9000 style

The IRIS 9000 is a little box with a built-in microphone that sits next to your iPhone 4S and lets you use Siri from across the room, HAL style. Simply place your iPhone into the Iris 9000 cradle and use the included micro remote to trigger Siri up to 50 feet away. Just tap the Iris 9000...
Mobile Nations 9: Grand Theft Mobile

Mobile Nations 9: Grand Theft Mobile

Our podcast feed: Audio | Video Download directly: Audio | Video Subscribe in iTunes: Audio | Video Subscribe in Zune Kevin, Phil, Derek, Dan, and Rene talk Windows Phone from Mango to Tango (and Nokia!), BlackBerry DevCon and BBX superphones, Android's Ice Cream Sandwich and...

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