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Siri update may be for iPad 3

Siri update may be for iPad 3

Apple has tossed a brand new wrench into the gears of your iDevice hacking dreams, this time cutting out all devices from using Siri and her servers if you do not have the iPhone 4S. This device is currently the only device approved by Apple to use Siri, but as thousands of Siri-hungry Apple fans out there will tell you, they want it everywhere! Apple has released a brand new stopper for this situation so that the iPhone 4S is the only device that can Siri the night away, it being a simple token in the software that detects your device in so many words - on the other hand, this "fix" could just be to allow in the upcoming iPad 3.

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HTC Endeavor ROM hints at HTC Speak potential Siri rival

HTC Endeavor ROM hints at HTC Speak potential Siri rival

The HTC Endeavor continues to give up its secrets, with diagrams of the upcoming smartphone along with hints of an "HTC Speak" potential Siri-rival being dragged from the leaked ROM. Curiously, although the quadcore Tegra 3 based Endeavor is believed to be the same as the HTC Edge, the graphics used in the ROM as part of the SIM-insertion sequence show the angular Android device leaked last week. Meanwhile, HDBlog's digging has apparently unearthed a movie editing app - and not the regular Google one - along with HTC Speak, a voice command system.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: February 8, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: February 8, 2012

Zdravstvuj everyone! Especially our Russian friends. Yes, that weird word at the beginning of this post is "hello" in Russian, and is the perfect segue into our first story on today's evening wrap-up: Siri may get Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, and Russian language support in March. As we all know, Siri won't rest until she's taken over the entire world. That's something to worry about, but luckily the privacy issues people had with the iPhone's Path won't be. A Path update went live today to try to resolve the problem.

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Apple television in telecoms testing tip sources: Siri, gestures, more

Apple television in telecoms testing tip sources: Siri, gestures, more

Apple's much-anticipated Siri-powered television is already in testing at Canadian telecoms firms Rogers and Bell, sources claim, offering a combination of voice, gesture and on-screen keyboard control. The company is chasing deals with telecommunications firms with fingers in both broadcast and broadband pies, insiders tell The Globe and Mail, Apple hoping to capitalize on live and on-demand content with a naturalistic interface using the voice control system.

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iPhone 4S A5 processor packs custom Siri “ears” chip

iPhone 4S A5 processor packs custom Siri “ears” chip

Apple's refusal to put its Siri voice control system on the iPhone 4 is not a shameless play to persuade users to upgrade to the 4S, it's suggested, but a limitation of the Apple A5 chip found inside the newest iOS smartphone. The A5, Linley Group analyst Linley Gwennap says, was always too large simply to accommodate two Cortex A9 CPUs and a GPU, CNET reports; the extra bulk is to house an on-chip noise-reduction system sourced from specialists Audience, which revealed its deal with Apple last month.

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Tweet with Siri hack allows iPhone Twitter without typing

Tweet with Siri hack allows iPhone Twitter without typing

When you think about Siri, it's not something that before the iPhone 4S was released was really a big deal: speaking to your phone, your phone then doing what you told it to do. But now that Siri and iPhone 4S are married, everyone wants a piece of the action. Take for example the brand new and nearly released to the public Tweet with Siri, a hack which allows you to use Siri to add a Twitter status on your iPhone 4S on the go - simple, and perhaps easy enough to accomplish that it should have been included in the basic build long ago, yes?

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