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Watch this Hilarious Video of Siri Rapping to Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody

Notorious Siri from robb on Vimeo.

Video Info: SiriProxy is used to intercept the communication with Apple’s servers. Based on your song request, Notorious Siri then sends your choice of Notorious B.I.G.’s Hypnotize and an a-cappella rendition of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody to the device (the latter requiring 4 iPhones 4S).

Siri’s speech synthesis is synced to the beat using the timestamps obtained from the Echonest API which were then manually tweaked, to smooth out delays in the text-to-speech engine.

Aircel Luring Customers With New Zero Rental Plans

Yesterday Aircel  introduced all new zero rental plans for its recently introduced Apple iPhone 4S .With these plans Aircel is offering free usage worth Rs 15000 to Rs 19000 with one year validity depending on the iPhone 4S model, for example, the iPhone4S 16GB plan has 300 minutes of free calls, 2GB of 2G data, 1GB of free Wi-Fi data and 350 free text messages.

According to Aircel the overall estimate of this free usage is at Rs 1,315 per month or Rs 15,000 in a year. Free benefits come in the form of voice minutes, free 2G data, WiFi data and SMS. Last month Aircel had introduced 3G plans for iPhone 4S customers when it was launched in the last week of November. Aircel offers customers to purchase their dream iPhone at 0% EMI. This being anoher ploy by the company to incresase its sale of the new iPhones.

Following is the list of what Aircel offers its customers for each model:

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Twitter 4.0 Released for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

One of the most popular social networking site Twitter released their official version 4 update for all the iOS devices i.e iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch yesterday with loads of new features and feels much faster and responsive than ever before.

Here’s what the new Twitter version for iOS has to offer:

  • Faster and simpler.
  • It all starts at Home screen: a personal collection of Tweets from the sources you care about. The Tweet details show rich information such as replies, retweets and embedded images.
  • Connect: where you can see who is follwing or mentioning you, RTing you, or favorating your tweets. So connect does what Activity tab does on the web page.
  • Discover: allows you to see latest trending topics all over the world. You can also find friends, browse interests, and explore hashtags in this feature.
  • Me: Allows you to use the Direct Messaging feature of Twitter to interact with your friends confidentially.

Download Now: [Twitter for iOS]

OnLive Offers Console Quality On-Demand Gaming on iOS Devices, Launches It’s iPad Client

OnLive the Cloud gaming company has released their playable OnLive client for iPad and iPhone. OnLive enables its users to avail console-quality games for Macs, PCs, TVs (and now mobile devices) by remotely streaming the game from their central servers. The client device need not be fast enough to render high resolution graphics — instead it simply has to play back what amounts to a video stream of the game, while user controls are sent back to the central server.

For the first time, users can play actual games which earlier can only be played on PC or Macs, on a relatively low power device such as a tablet or smartphone. With Onlive’s just-launched mobile app, DiRT 3, Assasin’s Creed Revelations, L.A. Noire and many more titles can now be played on  iPad and soon, the iPhone.

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Apple Announces 12 Days Of Free Apps for Christmas! *Only For Europe & Canada

Gearing up for the holiday season, Apple has continued its annual tradition when it launched its 12 Days of Christmas app in preparation for its annual holiday promotion offering free songs, music videos, apps and books to residents of parts of Europe and Canada.

The 12 Days of Christmas offers are not available to U.S.-based customers, however, the app is available in the U.K. App Store and is reported to be on its way to the Canada App Store soon. A few select countries in Europe are also scheduled to participate in the promotion.

The 12 days will be from Dec. 26 to Jan. 6, with new gifts available each day. Apple has made it an yearly affair for several years now.

Gifts from last year’s 12 Days of Christmas deals in Canada included “some episodes of The Big Bang Theory, a Christmas music sampler EP, a best-selling book by a Canadian author, some episodes of Mad Men, an iTunes Live EP from Bedouin Soundclash, music videos and songs from Kings of Leon and Johnny Reid, the movie One Week and two apps, Diner Dash and Fishing Kings,” MacNN notes.

People who are ineligible for the 12 Days promotion need not be sad because, they have been invited to visit the iTunes page on Apple’s website on Boxing Day (Dec. 26) to receive a special gift for their computers.

 

Source: AppleInsider

iBooks iOS App Updated with Night-time & Full Screen Modes

On Wednesday, Apple revealed a new update to its iBooks iOS app, with new features like night-time reading theme, full-screen layout, new fonts and an improved annotation palette. iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books.

iBooks includes the iBookstore, where you can download the latest best-selling books or your favorite classics – day or night.

Browse your library on a beautiful bookshelf, tap a book to open it, flip through pages with a swipe or a tap, and bookmark or add notes to your favorite passages.

According to Apple, the new update includes stability and performance improvements, and boasts the following features:

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BBC iPlayer App To Be Available On iPhone And iPod Touch From Thursday, Dec 8

Earlier this year, BBC’s iPlayer iPad app extended their subscription-based streaming service to eleven European countries, and recently added Canada, Scandinavia, and Australia to top sixteen territories globally. Today the company  has announced the app will be available on iPhone and iPod touch starting Thursday, December 8 (via TNW).

The global BBC iPlayer app is a Video-on-Demand (VoD) pilot subscription service which is different from the UK version of iPlayer, in which it gives international users access to an extensive archive of classic and contemporary British TV programmes.

The UK iPlayer service is more focused on catch-up TV, with a 30-day window to watch following the initial broadcast.

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Refurbished iPhone 4 Sold As Corporate Deals for just INR 22,500, Unavailable to General Public

With the launch of iPhone 4S in India it was expected to be huge craze amongst all classes of people.

But many of potential buyers of the Apple product were put-off by its humongous price tag. Priced at 44,500 INR, it seemed to be out of reach for many aspirants and current users who wanted to do an upgrade, especially with the introduction of “Siri” the voice assistant and also many new features like 8MP Camera.

The old phones which were submitted by the users who did an upgrade made it possible for Apple to refurbish these phones and sell it at considerable rates.

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