12/20/2011, So Siri can be used to tell the time, the weather, compose and send messages, hand out directions and recommendations, so why shouldn’t it be able to play the piano, right? Well that’s what the guys down at Yamaha have managed to do, which is to get Siri to “play” the piano.
12/16/2011, iOS users will find that a new update awaits them today which is essentially iOS 5.0.1 (Build 9A406). This is replace the current version of iOS 5.0.1 but does not appear to sport any major changes with one exception – decrypted ramdisks. For those who may not be so technically inclined, what this means is that theoretically Siri could be extracted from the iPhone 4S and ported to other iOS […]
12/14/2011, When Apple released the iPhone 4S earlier this year, Siri generated a lot of attention and received rave reviews due to its ability to understand natural speech commands. While Android users already had voice capabilities in their phones, it couldn’t work like Siri did due to its inability to understand natural language. Well, it looks like Google has got an answer to Siri up its sleeve, in the form of […]
12/05/2011, Siri is one of the most popular features of the iPhone 4S and when people realized that it had no problem running on iOS devices, developers have been working hard at trying to port the app. Well, a group of hackers known as the CD-Dev Team recently managed to pull it off with its own port, H1Siri, and proxy servers. Unfortunately, the code which it used for testing was unintentionally […]
12/02/2011, Remember the earlier Siri vs TellMe video that we saw earlier this week? Of course Microsoft fans were peeved since this test was skewed in terms of its testing boundaries, but here is the second video that has started to make its round online, pitching Apple’s iPhone Siri feature against Microsoft’s Windows Phone TellMe functionality yet again. While the original video relied on commands that the Microsoft TellMe does not […]
11/30/2011, While the masses will most probably need to sit it out until the next major version of Mac OS X delivers Siri to the Mac platform, someone out there managed to enable its dictation capabilities to function with the Mac and PC immediately, thanks to Edovia’s TouchPad app that will run on iOS devices. The TouchPad is actually a $4.99 app that will work with your iPad and iPhone, transforming […]
11/30/2011, Now here is something that might just catch your interest – assuming you are part of the crowd who does not mind jailbreaking your iPhone, of course, as Siri, the interactive voice assistant that was introduced alongside iOS 5, is now available on older iPhone models. Yes sir, all this while, Siri played hard to get with handsets other than the iPhone 4S, and now, a jailbreak-friendly program that is […]
11/29/2011, Siri on the iPhone 4S has been the much raved about feature of the handset, and there have been some developers who have attempted to create alternatives to Siri not just for iOS devices, but for other platforms as well. Adding to that list is Cluzee who claims to bring Siri-like features to Android devices, but as to whether they will be able to live up to their claims remains […]
11/28/2011, We’ve seen Siri used to start your car, and now it looks like we’ve got another use for Apple’s famous voice-controlled assistant. A developer has managed to get the Siri Proxy working with a Plex command line interface to basically turn his iPhone into a voice-activated remote control. In the impressive video demonstration, all the developer had to do was speak commands naturally without any weird syntax and Siri performed […]
11/28/2011, Now here is an extremely interesting video that you might want to check out, even more so if you are an iPhone fan. I know that some of you are reeling from the recent video of Samsung’s ad that poked fun at those who lined up for the iPhone 4S will probably be able to find some solace in the latest video when an Australian dude decided to test out […]
11/25/2011, Forget about asking mundane stuff like how the weather would be like, or to schedule your appointments. Why not have it do something far more interesting, like starting your vehicle remotely? Of course, we do know that Apple is notorious for their closed system, hence making it really, really difficult for developers to come up with something out of Apple’s box – but then again developer @plamoni is crafty enough […]
11/21/2011, So some developers over at Applidium have managed to get under the hood of Siri and found out how it works. It was through this discovery that led them to think that there is a possibility of porting Siri over to other iOS devices, and even possibly non-iOS devices such as Android. One developer by the name of plamoni has decided to go ahead and create a “Siri Proxy” project.
11/14/2011, An developer has reverse-engineered how the iPhone 4S talks to the Siri servers, and has successfully sent requests from a non-iPhone device. In case you don’t know, Siri works by using a three-steps methods: 1/voice recording (on the phone) 2/voice recognition (on a server) 3/ taking action (on the phone). Because the smartness is on a web server, requests could be sent from any web-enabled device. Of course, we’ve known […]
11/14/2011, Just last week we reported on how a group of hackers supposedly figured out a way to control the Siri function on the iPhone 4S by using their brainwaves. It was the stuff out of science fiction, and to be honest giving the pace that we are advancing in terms of technology, it wasn’t really a stretch of the imagination to picture that something like this could be possible “one […]