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Siri hacked by four college freshmen, tons of functionality added

Siri hacked by four college freshmen, tons of functionality added

Siri loves to give answers — often snarky — but she doesn’t do much outside of create reminders. The voice assistant for iOS is handy, but lacks a lot of curcial control that some have been wanting. Four fast-talking, enterprising freshman at the University of Pennsylvania successfully hacked Siri, creating an exploit that intercepts your queries and redirects them to apps called GoogolPlex.

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Facebook Nearby Friends tentatively tracks friendslist

Facebook Nearby Friends tentatively tracks friendslist

Facebook has added a new feature to its mobile apps, Nearby Friends, allowing users of the social network to find those on their friendslist when they're nearby, though Facebook is clearly wary of a privacy backlash. The feature, which will be rolled out to the Android and iOS apps over the coming weeks, shows your GPS position and that of your friends on a map; however, Facebook is turning it off by default, and relying on users to opt-in instead.

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Has Flickr just copied Instagram?

Has Flickr just copied Instagram?

Flickr has launched a brand new version of its iPhone and Android apps, Flickr v3.0, complete with a redesigned interface that users have already begun comparing with Instagram. The new app adds automatic uploads to the cloud - Flickr bumped its free storage to 1TB for users a year ago - with a UI that looks, frankly familiar; however, what Instagram doesn't have is the same sort of organizational tools Flickr has built in.

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Evernote announces new Moleskine Business Notebook

Evernote announces new Moleskine Business Notebook

Anyone who sits in on a meeting and jots down notes understands how hard it can be to transpose them to a digital format. You draw a chart, maybe a quick graph — even visualize a concept for a project. Even harder is getting those ideas across to others. MoleSkine and Evernote are introducing their Business Notebook, designed to help you do just that.

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FarmVille goes mobile as Zynga tries smartphone gaming

FarmVille goes mobile as Zynga tries smartphone gaming

Zynga may best be known for its Facebook games, but the company is bringing a new mobile FarmVille to iPhone, iPad and Android in an attempt to turn around its underwhelmed players. FarmVille 2: Country Escape can be played in both single-player and multi-player modes, with gameplay on the phone or tablet synchronized with what's happening online on Facebook.

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