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Siri Can now Start your Car! [Video]


Right after the launch of iPhone4S, some crazy videos started hitting the internet featuring the most touted feature of iPhone 4S, the Siri voice recognition feature. Many of the hackers are still trying to figure out how to bring the Siri Feature and some getting as close as fooling the Apple servers to get recognized as a iPhone 4S user.

Now a recent video featuring Siri helping out to Start the Car has surfaced over the web,a developer used the proxy server and hooking  it up to his Viper Car system allowing him to turn the car on and off using Siri.This is how he did it.

The “Siri Proxy” plugin I wrote handles interaction with a php script that runs on my web server. The php script, which I developed months ago for personal use, allows me to send commands to my car which has a Viper SmartStart module installed.

Current commands accepted are: “Vehicle Arm”, “Vehicle Disarm”, “Vehicle Start”, “Vehicle Stop”, “Vehicle Pop Trunk”, and “Vehicle Panic”.

Siri is turning out to be quite a tool for the developers who are trying out many things with it,we can expect some more interesting Siri hacks in near future.

Checkout the video in Action:

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Apple Delaying iOS 5.0.2 Update Citing Memory Leakage Issues

Apple was supposed to release the next iOS 5 update that is the iOS 5.0.2 to fix the much talked about battery drainage issues that the iPhone 4S users have been facing for quite a while now.

But now according to a German site Macerkopf.de, Apple is delaying the iOS 5.0.2 update citing memory leaks in the code for the particular version and would eventually require more time for testing before the update gets released.

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Flipboard 1.6 For iPad adds Flipboard Account Feature

Flipboard app for iPad was recently updated to the 1.6 version adding a new feature called “Flipboard Account” with the latest update which is used to sync the content between the devices along with this feature the update also added the support for tumblr and 500px.

A new edition of Flipboard releases today, and it brings the debut of Flipboard Accounts, as well as integration with blogging service Tumblr and photography community 500px. Now, Flipboard is even more tailored to you while offering easy access to two of the most beautiful content platforms out there.

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[How to] Send Messages To iPhone, iPad or Mac From iCloud

With the launch of iCloud and the “Find My iPhone” feature, you can now send messages to your Apple device. The messages appear in the form of a pop-up window in Mac OS X and a notification in iOS 5. You can also choose to play a pinging sound with the notification, it will repeatedly play at full volume until someone acknowledges the notification, assuring that it won’t be ignored.

You’ll need to have iCloud enabled and have iOS 5 or its new updates on the iPad or iPhone, and OS X 10.7.2 or newer updates on the Mac, and all hardware must be sharing the same iCloud ID.

How To Send a Message to Your Apple Device from iCloud:

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Official Gmail App Back on App Store

After all the drama a couple of weeks ago for the official launch of the app and pulling off for some bugs the official Gmail app for iOS is now back on App Store. The app was pulled because it was facing some notification issues.

The Gmail app is now updated to the version 1.0.2 fixing the earlier issue.If you have already installed the earlier version of the app which was released on 2nd November you will need to uninstall or log out of the old app before installing the new app.The app is nothing but the web application packed up into an app to run on iOS 4+ based devices.

Here’s the Official  Description:
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iOS 5.0.2 To Fully Resolve Battery Woes and iOS 5.1 To Make Siri Even Smarter

The release of next update scheduled next week from the Cupertino company will surely end the battery woes for the recently launched  iPhone 4S. This update comes as a relief for the users who will now enjoy the stated-in-manual 40 hours of standby and 10 hours’ usage. Previously this problem of battery was assured to be a software glitch but with many users complaining of similar problems with their iPhones  forced Apple to come out with the new iOS 5.0.2 update which will surely resolve the battery issue.

According to German blog Macerkopf (Mac Heads?), which focuses its attention – as you might expect – around the Cupertino company a guy from inside working in Apple’s iOS division has revealed to them that the battery issues have been completely resolved, allowing iPhone 4S users to enjoy the stated-in-manual 40 hours of standby and 10 hours’ usage. The post also claims the update will be released no later than next week, so those of you experiencing rapid battery depletion, it seems you’ve only a few days to wait.

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[How to] Turn off ARC for Selected Files or 3rd Party Libraries in XCode 4.2

This is probably the first time I’m writing something related to code development. With the introduction of iOS 5, Apple released the next version of its IDE – XCode 4.2.

XCode 4.2 came with many major changes. Developers used to XCode 4 or XCode 3 will face some problems initially. The most common problem faced will be with Automatic Reference Counting and its compliance with 3rd party libraries.

Your project will simply fail to compile if you have ARC on with 3rd party libraries not updated to use ARC.

But XCode provides a way to selectively turn off ARC for individual files whilst still enjoying the perks provided by ARC in rest of your project.

Follow these steps:

1. Click on your Project in XCode.

2. Select your project under “Targets” and click on the “Build Phases” tab.

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4″ iPhone 5 and 7.35″ iPad Mini Displays Being Prepared by LG [Rumor]

W all know by now that LG is prepping the Retina Display for the upcoming version of iPad that is the iPad 3 majorly cause of the recent patent battle between Apple and its previous LCD provider Samsung.

But now yet another news has surfaced courtesy Korea Times that LG is also planning on bringing the next iPhone display along with the display for the rumored smaller version of the iPad.

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