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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...
Siri co-founder Dag Kittlaus leaves Apple

Siri co-founder Dag Kittlaus leaves Apple

According to a report from All Things D, Siri co-founder Dag Kittlaus has now left Apple. Apple launched Siri with the iPhone 4S earlier this month after buying the company back in April 2010. There were several reasons for the departure, which was amicable and has been planned for a while,...
Siri Parody [Video]

Siri Parody [Video]

Not content with any of the existing Siri parodies on the web, TiPb contributor George Lim and the guys from TEChBrits decided to have some fun of their own. It's a shot-for-shot remake of Apple's own intro video, only... with not so happy results. For them. Enjoy. Source: YouTube
Why Siri sounds like a lady

Why Siri sounds like a lady

CNN's Brandon Griggs wrote a column speculating as to why most computer generated voices, including Apple's Siri, are made to sound female. Research suggests this preference starts as early as the womb, Nass said. He cites a study in which fetuses were found to react to the sound of their...
Siri will pour your an ice cold beer with Beeri

Siri will pour your an ice cold beer with Beeri

The folks over at Red Pepper Land came up with an ingenious way to get Siri to pour you a cold glass of beer, completely hands free, using Twitter, an Arduino controller and an R/C toy car. They call it Beeri, and I want it.. When Beeri sees a new Tweet containing the word “pour” she...
Apple airs first iPhone 4S commercial, focuses on Siri

Apple airs first iPhone 4S commercial, focuses on Siri

Apple has aired their first iPhone 4S commercial and it's all about Siri, their new artificially intelligent voice control system. In the commercial, Siri is told: "We have a flat tire." "How do I tie a bow tie again?" "What's the fastest way to Hartford Hospital?" "Do I need an umbrella in...
Daily Tip: How to add phonetic spelling to a contact for Siri

Daily Tip: How to add phonetic spelling to a contact for Siri

Wondering how to get Siri to better understand and pronounce your contact's names? Sometimes adding phonetic spelling will solve the problem. A good example of this is my name. Siri is pronouncing it as A-lie, as in the cake is a lie. Here's how to set up a phonetic spelling to a name. You'll...
Warning: Don't leave your iPhone unattended or risk pranks, data theft

Warning: Don't leave your iPhone unattended or risk pranks, data theft

Thanks to the quick Camera access and power of Siri as a virtual assistant, iOS 5 and iPhone 4S are more convenient than ever -- but they also leave you open to everything from pranks to data theft. We've talked about this extensively on the iPhone Live podcast but it's worth repeating here....
A duet with Siri on the iPhone 4S [video]

A duet with Siri on the iPhone 4S [video]

Jonathan Mann has put together a duet with none other than iPhone 4S assistant Siri. Jonathan is a musician and songwriter who is currently writing one song a day and has been doing it for over 1000 days. This song is all about Siri, in fact it is a full on duet, with Siri taking its part in...
iDoodle: Siri-ously?

iDoodle: Siri-ously?

"Siri: I can't answer that right now."
How to define a contact's relationship using Siri

How to define a contact's relationship using Siri

Seen the iPhone 4S commercial demonstrating Siri and wondering how to get it to understand relationships so you to can say things like "Call my wife"? You can always add relationships through Contacts but it's much easier to just get Siri to do it for you. Activate Siri by holding down on the...
iPhone 4S review

iPhone 4S review

Full review of Apple's 2011 iPhone 4S: Faster, better camera, smarter antenna, and Siri iPhone 4S is minor spec bump over last year's iPhone 4. Except it's not. It's a full on assault of the senses, with eyes, ears, and feel far beyond any previous mobile device. Yes, the hardware bumps specs...
Siri down?

Siri down?

We're getting lots of mail and tweets from readers who say Siri is currently down for them, as in Apple's new artificially intelligent voice control system says it can't connect to the network. While Siri is in beta at the moment, and all online services have outages, that doesn't stop real users...
iPhone Live 176: iPhone 4S

iPhone Live 176: iPhone 4S

Our podcast feed Download Directly Subscribe via iTunes Rene, Seth, Leanna, and Matthew from TheNextWeb.com talk Cingleton, iOS 5 redux, and then dive into iPhone 4S, the launch, Siri, that new camera, and the Apple A5 chipset. This is iPhone 4S Live! Meta Cingleton iOS...
iPhone 4S data speeds, Funny Siri responses, iMessage, iPhone 4S cases, Happy with your iPhone 4S? [From the Forums]
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iPhone 4S data speeds, Funny Siri responses, iMessage, iPhone 4S cases, Happy with your iPhone 4S? [From the Forums]

Let's be blunt -- if you're not already in the TiPb Forums you're missing out on the best darn discussion in iPhone and iPad today, so head on over and register now! Discuss iPhone 4S data speeds Funny Siri responses What are your thoughts on iMessage? iPhone 4S cases You've now had your iPhone...
TiPb Asks: What are your favorite Siri moments?

TiPb Asks: What are your favorite Siri moments?

It seems like Apple's Siri team really took the time to add a lot of delightful moments to Siri. Whether it's "two iPhones walk into a bar..." or "42", or crack about asking Siri's age or about Siri's feelings for Google, there are tons and tons of hidden little gems that are really rather...

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