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Duet with Siri: Musician records a love song for iPhone's latest feature

Herald Sun - Claire Connelly - 21 Oct, 2011
SIRI may have trouble with an Aussie accent but that hasn't stopped Apple's latest gadget from singing a duet with a US musician on YouTube. Jonathan Mann recorded a love song for the iPhone 4S personal assistant. Video: YouTube /Therockcookiebottom ...

Aussies the first to get inside Siri's head

Sydney Morning Herald - Asher Moses - 21 Oct, 2011
A Sydney app developer has become the first in the world to figure out how to get Siri to work outside of Apple's own apps. Separately, Google's mobile boss has dimissed Siri at a conference, arguing he does not believe phones should be our personal ...

Apple iPhone 4S' Siri says the darnedest things

USA Today - Jefferson Graham - 21 Oct, 2011
, USA TODAY By Jefferson Graham Submitted by USA TODAY reader Amit Gandhi Here's what Siri replied to "What is the meaning of life". Submitted by USA TODAY reader Amit Gandhi Here's what Siri replied to "What is the meaning of life". ...

Prejudices behind our digital voices

The Guardian (blog) - 21 Oct, 2011
Apple has chosen to use a female voice on the PA function of its new iPhone in the US, and a male voice in the UK. Why? This article appeared on p19 of the G2 section of the Guardian on Friday 21 October 2011 . It was published on guardian.co.uk at ...

First iPhone 4S Siri Ad

YouTube - 21 Oct, 2011
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Apple's Siri will need to learn some new tricks

CNN - Mark Milian - 21 Oct, 2011
(CNN) -- Summon Siri, the digital assistant contained within the iPhone 4S, and ask: "Why is it so hard to find good help these days?" "I don't know what you mean," answers the robotic female voice. Despite all of the quirky, ...

Siri says this is a fine phone

Financial Times - Chris Nuttall - 21 Oct, 2011
As I stood 71st in the queue at 7am at the local Apple Store last Friday, there was a collective feeling of “It's time” among the gathering crowd as we waited in line to receive the sacrament of an iPhone 4S. Everyone had a story. ...

Siri works even when phones are locked

Washington Post (blog) - Hayley Tsukayama - 21 Oct, 2011
Siri, the personal assistant on the iPhone has been the top selling point of Apple's new iPhone 4S. But Graham Cluley, security researcher for Sophos, pointed out that Siri works from a locked screen. That means that users who don't pay attention to ...

Link TV Presents the ViewChange iPhone App

linktv - 21 Oct, 2011
Take ViewChange with you wherever you go! Download our free app for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad to have our entire library of over 400 inspirational films at your fingertips. Watch, share, and take action.

iPhone 4S Siri Security Flaw Discovered (VIDEO)

Huffington Post - 21 Oct, 2011
A security loophole has been discovered in Siri, the much-touted iPhone 4S voice-control function. Turns out, the default setting for Apple's beloved AI, is "On." This means that even when your phone is locked, anyone could pick it up, hold down the ...

Apple spends $188 for iPhone 4S parts - IHS iSuppli

Reuters India - Robert Galbraith, Poornima Gupta - 21 Oct, 2011
A customer uses his new iPhone 4S after making the purchase at Apple's flagship retail store in San Francisco, California October 14, 2011. REUTERS - Apple Inc's spends at least $188 in component costs to make each of its fifth-generation iPhone 4S, ...

Cost of Making an iPhone 4S? At Least $188, Consultancy Says

Fox Business - 21 Oct, 2011
Apple Inc's (AAPL) spends at least $188 in component costs to make each of its fifth-generation iPhone 4S, consultancy and research firm IHS iSuppli estimated Thursday. The cost to make the iPhone 4S, which starts at $199 for the 16GB version with a ...

Siri's Security Hole: The Passcode Is the Problem

PCWorld - Jared Newman - 21 Oct, 2011
Siri, the virtual assistant built into the Apple's iPhone 4S, has a security problem: By default, anyone can use Siri to send e-mails or text messages from a locked phone, without having to enter a ...

Why Apple Isn't Going to Release a 7-inch iPad

Wired News - Christina Bonnington - 21 Oct, 2011
A 9.7-inch iPad next to the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab. Photo: Jon Snyder/Wired.com Fresh rumors are suggesting that Apple could be working on a small form factor tablet to share shelf space with the iPad and iPad 2. ...

iPhone 4S: A look at some of its new features

Vancouver Sun (blog) - Gillian Shaw - 21 Oct, 2011
Apple's new iPhone 4S, which failed to impress analysts when it was first announced, seems to have struck a chord with consumers who bought more than four million of the phones in the first three days after its release last Friday. ...

iPhone 4S parts cost $188, study finds

CNET - Don Reisinger - 21 Oct, 2011
Apple's iPhone 4S is one expensive smartphone to produce, a new study from IHS iSuppli has revealed. According to the research firm, which opened up Apple's latest smartphone to see what's inside, ...

How Much Does it Cost to Make the iPhone 4S?

PC Magazine - Chloe Albanesius - 21 Oct, 2011
Apple is charging between $199 and $399 for its new iPhone 4S, but how much does it cost to make? The bill of materials on a 16GB iPhone 4S comes out to $188, according to a Thursday teardown from IHS iSuppli (click below for larger ...

Siri, are you a security hole? And have you met Iris, your Android sister?

The Guardian - 21 Oct, 2011
Sophos points to weakness in iPhone's voice-driven 'assistant' that could let people access personal details such as phone numbers and addresses. Meanwhile developers write an Android clone " or near-clone Siri, are you a security hole? ...

How Much Does the iPhone 4S Cost to Make?

TIME - Matt Peckham - 21 Oct, 2011
Maybe you paid $200 for a 16 GB iPhone 4S, or another $100 for the 32 GB version. Maybe you were already under contract and not eligible for an upgrade, broke open the piggybank, and forked over $649 for the 16 GB ...

Google's Rubin: Your phone is no assistant

CNET - Jonathan E. Skillings - 21 Oct, 2011
You and your smartphone may be inseparable, but that doesn't mean you ought to be best friends. That's the essential message from Andy Rubin, Google's Android chief, ...

iPhone app spyware: Shocking enterprise risks

Computerworld (blog) - Richi Jennings - 21 Oct, 2011
Many iPhone apps are stuffed with spyware. That's the worrying conclusion from Troy Hunt's recent analysis of network traffic generated by popular iOS apps. Enterprises using iPhones and iPads need to be ...

Five Things Apple Needs to Do to Improve Siri

PCWorld - Tony Bradley - 21 Oct, 2011
Siri and I just met a few days ago. I think we're getting along pretty well so far (although she seems to get a bit testy and sarcastic when I ask her to "open the pod bay doors."). As great as Siri seems, though, ...

Siri Tricks and Tips: Do More with the iPhone 4S Virtual Assistant

TIME - Jared Newman - 21 Oct, 2011
In a phone with lots of evolutionary qualities, Siri is the iPhone 4S's most revolutionary feature. Simply by speaking to this virtual assistant, you can set reminders, send text messages, look up information and ...

Apple holds down iPhone 4S costs

MarketWatch - Tess Stynes - 21 Oct, 2011
The latest iPhone is the first time Apple is implementing wireless module from Avago Technologies Ltd. /quotes/zigman/111993/quotes/nls/avgo AVGO -1.88% that supports both 2G and 3G cellular technologies across multiple bands, ...

Time for a refresher on conserving your smartphones battery life

Houston Chronicle (blog) - 21 Oct, 2011
If you've owned a smartphone for a while, you probably already know this: Turning off unnecessary services is one key to longer battery life. But sometimes, such as when a new version of your device's mobile OS adds features, you forget that a quiet ...

Android Phones Gained Ground In Businesses Last Quarter (GOOG, AAPL)

San Francisco Chronicle - Matt Rosoff - 21 Oct, 2011
Android gained ground in businesses last quarter as employees delayed iPhone purchases to wait for a new model. That's according to the latest quarterly activation statistics from Good Technology, which helps thousands of enterprises manage the mobile ...

Love in the Time of Robots: A Duet With Siri

The Atlantic - Kasia Cieplak-Mayr - 21 Oct, 2011
"Siri, will you marry me?" As iPhone users have discovered, Apple's new digital assistant can come up with some pretty sassy answers to questions like this. Jonathan Mann plays off this funny interaction in his Duet ...

Android Smartphones Pick up Steam as Financial Sector and iPads Lead ...

MarketWatch (press release) - 21 Oct, 2011
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Good Technology, the leading provider of secure and managed enterprise mobility for iPhone®, iPad(TM), Android(TM) and other leading smartphone platforms, today released its quarterly ...

Android mobes sneak into enterprise pockets

Register - Bill Ray - 21 Oct, 2011
The last three months provided an unprecedented opportunity for Android devices to get themselves integrated into enterprise systems while the world waited for the iPhone 5, according to the latest figures from ...

5 reasons Siri frustrates me

ZDNet (blog) - Joel Evans - 21 Oct, 2011
I've been using Siri on and off since I got my hands on my own iPhone 4S. I was originally excited about the possibilities of reading my e-mails, sending texts, sending e-mails, and more, all while driving. ...

 

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