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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 5...
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...
Siri hacked to run on iPhone 4

Siri hacked to run on iPhone 4

Developer Steve Troughton-Smith has hacked Siri, the artificially intelligent voice control system on iPhone 4S to run on last year's iPhone 4. An initial hiccup, GPU support, has already been overcome. Another hiccup, Apple's servers not responding to queries from Siri running on iPhone 4, is...
How to update your Twitter status from Siri on the iPhone 4S

How to update your Twitter status from Siri on the iPhone 4S

Apple hasn't (yet?) added posting to Twitter to the tricks in Siri's bag, but if all you want to do is tweet out a quick status, you can add it yourself. It's simple: Navigate to Twitter from Mobile Safari, jump into the mobile settings panel and make sure you have your mobile phone number...
Siri as revolutionary as the mouse and multitouch?

Siri as revolutionary as the mouse and multitouch?

Harvard Business Review has a great write up likening Siri as being as revolutionary to computing with it's hands free interaction as was the Mac with it's desktop metaphor using a mouse, and as with the iPhone using multitouch gestures. The article states that Mac brought computing accessibility...
Porting Siri to other iOS devices requires piracy, likely won't be a reality

Porting Siri to other iOS devices requires piracy, likely won't be a reality

iPhone Dev-Team member MuscleNerd has gone on the record stating a port of Siri to other iOS devices outside of the new iPhone 4S will require piracy, and likely won't ever see the light of day as a consequence. Anyone hoping for a "port" of Siri from iPhone4S: pending a very low-level A5...
Siri on iPhone 4S video hands-on reviews

Siri on iPhone 4S video hands-on reviews

Stuff.tv got their hands on an iPhone 4S at the Apple media event in the UK last week, and now applemastertouch got an early hands on as well, and both put Siri through its paces. Highlight: Q: I love you. R: I hope you don't say that to other mobile phones. Nice. Check out the videos below....
Apple, Siri and the customer insight play

Apple, Siri and the customer insight play

Siri isn't a voice control system. Nobody uses those, and Apple wants something everybody will use. First, they value user experience, second they value differentiation from other platforms, and third, certain business models are predicated on having very large user bases. That's where the...
iPhone 4S hands-on video shows fast benchmarks and "Raise to Speak" for Siri

iPhone 4S hands-on video shows fast benchmarks and "Raise to Speak" for Siri

A video purportedly showing the iPhone 4S in action reveals a new "Raise to Speak" feature for Siri, letting users bring the iPhone up to their ear instead of holding down the home button in order to active the feature. The video also reveals benchmarks showing the iPhone 4S to be about twice as...
iPhone Live 173 & 174: Let's talk iPhone

iPhone Live 173 & 174: Let's talk iPhone

Our podcast feed Download Directly: Episode 173, Episode 174 Subscribe via iTunes Show notes A double feature this week as we did both live commentary and color of Apple's Let's Talk iPhone event with Rene, Georgia, Seth, Phil Nickinson of Android Central and Kevin Michaluk of...
The iPhone 4S only has 512MB of RAM, same as the iPhone 4?

The iPhone 4S only has 512MB of RAM, same as the iPhone 4?

As is usual with Apple, they've not mentioned the amount of RAM in iPhone 4S at either the Let's Talk iPhone event or in the specs online. Rumors have suggested it has 1GB of RAM but it appears that it may only have 512MB, the same amount as the iPhone 4 and the iPad 2. The information comes from...
Let's Talk iPhone 4S: What we didn't get

Let's Talk iPhone 4S: What we didn't get

The Let's Talk iPhone event is now over and we officially have the iPhone 4S, Siri, iOS 5, iCloud, and several other cool new features to be excited about. But what about what we didn't get? What about all those iPhone 5 cases we saw mysteriously pop up over the past several months? While Apple...
"Let's Talk iPhone" event video now available

"Let's Talk iPhone" event video now available

Apple has posted their streaming video feed for the Let's Talk iPhone event. So if reading all the live blogs and news still isn't enough for you, you can hop on over to Apple's events page and watch the keynote address for yourself. To summarize, here's what you can expect - The normal facts...
Siri App Store app to be discontinued Oct. 15. iPhone 4S Siri not coming to Canada?

Siri App Store app to be discontinued Oct. 15. iPhone 4S Siri not coming to Canada?

Looks like the old Siri app will officially be yanked from the App Store on Oct. 15, hot on the heels of Apple baking it into iOS 5 on iPhone 4S. It also looks like while Siri for iPhone 4S will be available in the US and UK, it won't be available in Canada at launch. At least Apple's Canadian...
Apple posts "See how Siri works" video

Apple posts "See how Siri works" video

Apple has posted a video guide to its just announced Siri service. It starts with a jogger using a wired headset to ask Siri to read his messages. He then he dictates a reply all without breaking stride. He then asks Siri to start to play his running mix to continue his run! If Siri works this...
Apple announces SIRI artificial intelligence voice control for iPhone 4S

Apple announces SIRI artificial intelligence voice control for iPhone 4S

As part of their Let's Talk iPhone event today, Apple showed off their SIRI acquisition as the new, artificially intelligent voice control system for iPhone 4S. It hooks into Wikipedia and Wolfram Alpha, and it's natural language interface will automatically perform a number of tasks, including...
Apple working on system wide voice recognition "Assistant" for iOS 5?

Apple working on system wide voice recognition "Assistant" for iOS 5?

It looks very likely that Apple will be delivering a fully integrated voice recognition service into iOS 5 when it is released in the fall. 9to5 Mac has uncovered a setting screen which clearly shows a toggle switch for a service called Assistant. The Assistant service will supposedly take voice...
Nuance VoiceOver technology still coming to iOS 5?

Nuance VoiceOver technology still coming to iOS 5?

It looks as if iOS 5 may still be coming packed with the rumored Nuance VoiceOver technology even though it wasn't given an official mention during Monday's WWDC keynote. If you look closely at the image above presented during the iOS 5 portion of the keynote, you'll notice a few interesting...

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