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Evernote explains how it works with Siri

Evernote explains how it works with Siri

Evernote has posted a tip today on how to use its note-taking service with Apple's new Siri intelligent voice-assistant feature on the iPhone 4S. Siri is still a beta service at the moment and doesn't integrate with third-party apps, but you can make it work with Evernote for convenient hands-free note dictation and here's how.

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Siri hacked to work on iPhone 3GS

Siri hacked to work on iPhone 3GS

We've previously seen Apple's much raved about Siri intelligent assistant feature hacked to work on an iPhone 4, but now developers have managed to hack the feature to work on an old iPhone 3GS. The hack comes from developers Grant Paul and Steve Troughton-Smith, while a video demoing the hack was posted by Ryan Petrich.

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Pioneer reveals Zypr as free, open alternative to Siri

Pioneer reveals Zypr as free, open alternative to Siri

Pioneer launched a free platform today called Zypr that will offer intelligent voice-controlled assistance features similar to Apple's Siri. Whereas Siri is currently limited to only the iPhone 4S and will likely still remain limited to iOS over time, Zypr isn't limited to only one mobile operating system and can be used on smartphones, tablets, and other consumer electronic devices, including in-vehicle entertainment systems, smart TVs, and more.

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Siri doesn’t hog data, averages 63KB per query

Siri doesn’t hog data, averages 63KB per query

Siri was introduced with Apple's iOS 5 and iPhone 4S as a new intelligent assistant feature that performs certain tasks and retrieves information via natural voice commands. Since the service works by communicating with Apple's servers, the question has come up of just how much data does Siri consume and how that may affect folks on limited data plans. Well, tests have been done and thankfully Siri's on a lean diet.

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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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Siri, can you make me dump Android?

Siri, can you make me dump Android?

Until now I've been inured to the iPhone's charms. iOS has its strengths, but - barring three months of iPhone 3G ownership - Android has always been my daily driver. My dedication to Google wavered, though, when Apple unveiled Siri on the iPhone 4S: not just voice recognition, but the promise of the first real artificial intelligence (AI) on a mobile platform. Was Siri really as good as Apple made out - and as Vincent found it to be in our iPhone 4S review - and more importantly could it wean me off Android? I grabbed a 4S to find out.

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