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Apple Siri Television “guaranteed product” says source

Apple Siri Television “guaranteed product” says source

Apple's television plans are a case of "when" not "if" the latest rumors insist, with Steve Jobs' well-quoted "I finally cracked it" comment believed to be referring to Siri replacing the traditional remote control rather than the TV hardware and design itself. "Steve thinks the [TV] industry is totally broken" a source told the NYTimes, one of several who apparently confirmed that Apple was experimenting with TV hardware and software. "Absolutely, it is a guaranteed product for Apple" was the message, with execs supposedly knowing the true Apple TV was on the roadmap as far back as 2007.

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Siri on iPad hack finds itself silent

Siri on iPad hack finds itself silent

It appears that a hack for the iPad has brought the iPhone 4S exclusive Siri app to its own screen - though as those who've used Siri before know, it's not going anywhere without a connection to Apple's servers. The same has been true thus far with a hacked port of the Siri voice assistant app as it was added to the iPhone 4, developers finding that there's just something about the iPhone 4S that allows Siri to communicate with the online repository of Siri's intelligence, something holding back each other device that now wants in on the party.

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Siri sire exits Apple

Siri sire exits Apple

Siri co-founder Dag Kittlaus, who set up the intelligent digital personal assistant company that went on to be acquired by Apple in April 2010, reportedly left Apple shortly after the launch of the iPhone 4S earlier this month. Although yet to be confirmed by Apple, Kittlaus' decision to leave was "amicable" and had been planned for some time, AllThingsD's sources say. Other "key" members of the Siri team are expected to stay with the company.

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Siri pours a beer with the help of Beeri

Siri pours a beer with the help of Beeri

It's time to get real with iPhone 4S's Siri, ladies and gentlemen, finding the one truly important use for the voice assistant in an app by the name of Beeri. It is here that you'll finally, after all this time, be able to tell your iPhone to get a beer for you. Apple I can't believe you guys didn't think of this earlier! It's the greatest set of commands and execution in the history of computers - and beer!

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Iris voice control app is dev’s 8hr attempt at Siri for Android

Iris voice control app is dev’s 8hr attempt at Siri for Android

Apple's Siri system is one of the flagship features of the iPhone 4S, but a team of Android developers reckoned they could match the voice command system - or at least rival it - with just eight hours work. Dexetra came up with Iris for Android, a tongue-in-cheek reversal of the Siri name, and pulling together Android's existing voice input and text-to-speech capabilities with some online search and a dash of arch humor.

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iPhone 4S advert puts focus on Siri

iPhone 4S advert puts focus on Siri

Apple's first TV advert for the iPhone 4S has been revealed, with the focus of the spot being on Siri, the company's digital personal assistant. The thirty second clip - which you can see after the break - cuts between multiple possible uses of Siri, the voice recognition system being used to find local locksmiths, check weather reports and adjust calendar entries, all by naturally-phrased commands.

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Andy Rubin asks: Should smartphones be assistants or tools?

Andy Rubin asks: Should smartphones be assistants or tools?

We're right in the midst of a possible rift in the way smart devices function and act, ladies and gentlemen, and though the functionality has been there for some time, it is Apple that's brought the idea that the smartphone should be your assistant rather than just your tool for communicating to the forefront. I'd like to concentrate today on a statement made by Andy Rubin (SVP of Google) this week at AllThingsD's AsiaD conference, he here asking (or telling, rather) whether or not it makes sense for a system like Siri, currently planted on the iPhone 4S, to turn your smart device into a personal assistant rather than just allowing the device to act as a tool for communication. I invite you, the reader and the user, to lay down your opinions as well.

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iPhone 4S Siri insecure says security team

iPhone 4S Siri insecure says security team

Apple's Siri has come under fire from security researchers, over concerns that the voice control system can, by default, be used by anybody even when your iPhone 4S is passcode-locked. Since Siri's settings out of the box allow it to be instantly triggered from the lock-screen, researchers Sophos highlighted, and bypass the PIN-entry, anybody with physical access to your iPhone 4S can send emails and SMS messages, access the calendar and do anything else the digital personal assistant is capable of.

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