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Siri Successfully Ported To iPhone 4 and iPad Without Infringement

Many of the older version iPhone and iPad users who were not able to get their hands on the new phone were disappointed because of the fact that they were not able to use the new personal assistant Siri which came with the new iPhone 4S.

For such users who have previous version of the iPhone and have jailbroken them can make use of this new tool developed by “chpwn” which will  enable iPhone 4 users to run Apple’s personal assistant application, Siri, on their handset. A few days back “chpwn” broke this news on  his blog where he mentions of a tool named “Spire” which enables to port Siri on iPhone 4 without any copyright issues.

Excerpts from chpwn:

Spire is my (along with Ryan Petrich) new tool for installing Siri on previously unsupported, but jailbroken, devices. Spire is a small download, but while installing it will download Siri itself (directly from Apple). However, Spire is not a complete solution. Apple still requires authorization to use Siri, so information from an iPhone 4S is still required. To insert this information, Spire allows you to enter your own proxy server address. Spire uses a new method to obtain the files necessary for Siri, so it doesn’t have the copyright issues encountered by previous attempts. Similarly, rather than directing all traffic through a specific proxy server (and the associated privacy issues), Spire allows you to specify your own proxy server.

iPhone users who want to get their hands on this new tool can acquire it on Cydia. It will take about 100MB so hurry!!

To install Siri on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad follow these simple steps:

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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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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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Apple Rumored to be testing Siri on older iPhones and other iDevices

While many of the Apple Enthusiasts are trying their best to port Siri on the older iPhones like the iPhone 4 and the iPod Touch, the news we’ve got for you today would definitely cheer all those users having the iPhone 4 and the other iDevices which are currently missing the Siri Fun on their existing devices.

According to Jailbreaknation one of their tipsters got some news from Siri front, if the tipster is to be believed Apple is now Testing the Siri Voice recognition feature on iDevices other than iPhone 4S, specifically the iPhone 4 and perhaps other devices like the iPad are also on the cards.

According to the tipster Apple has given their employees access to a special software version that incorporates Siri’s features on to older iDevices.

So there is definitely a ray of hope for the existing old iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users. Watch this space for more more news on the Siri Front.

Siri Coming to a TV Near You in 2013 [Rumor]

“Siri” the most touted feature of the recently launched iPhone 4S might very well be seen on the TV sets made by Apple.In the recent past we have been hearing rumors about apple prepping new TV sets which will be made available in upcoming years and now as reported earlier by NYTimes that the TV’s which would most probably be launched in 2013 will pack in Siri Feature along with them.

Here’s what Nick Bilton from NYTimes said,
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iPhone 4S’s Siri Cofounder Dag Kittlaus Leaves Apple

One of the most talked about and most appreciated feature of the iPhone 4S is Siri the voice based Artificial Intelligence system.
Though that feature became an instant hit we’ve got news coming from AllthingsD, earlier today Dag Kittlaus co-founder of Siri and also the CEO of the company which created Siri is no more working with Apple and will be taking a time off for his family which lives in Chicago and also exploring his entrepreneurial plans for the coming future.

Before working for Apple, Dag also worked at Motorola and was an entrepreneur in Residence at the Stanford Research Institute.

Though Dag left from Apple after the iPhone 4S launch, it’s believed that the other executives who are currently working on Siri will stay at Apple.

Siri Tips: Now Update Facebook, Twitter, Google+ & More

Now you can do more with Siri thanks to people over at Techland  who have put together some tips and tricks for getting the most out of Siri and accomplishing tasks that aren’t currently built-in.Here are a few tips for updating Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ by redirecting them through SMS however, text message charges will of course apply.

For Facebook:

 For Facebook, text “Hello” to 32665 in the United States (or the short code for whatever country you belong to), then follow the link in the reply to finish the setup process. Add the short code to your Contacts, and name it “Facebook.” That way, you can tell Siri to “send a text to Facebook ” 

For Twitter:
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Unable to Handle Workload, Siri Goes Offline Temporarily

With the launch of iPhone 4S, Apple recorded all time high sales. Expectantly, many of the new iPhone owners were excited to us its new feature Siri and start a dialog with it.  Well it looks like this morning more than expected people communicated with Siri and overloaded it causing it to go offline.

As reported by  David W. Martin on cultofmac:

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