The video above demonstrates how Siri can be hacked to control your thermostat, but with a little massaging the hack could be used to make Siri perform a wide array of new functions. Let the games begin!
According to wireless guru John Stanton, he and Steve Jobs repeatedly discussed the feasibility of creating a "synthetic carrier" over Wi-Fi connections—thereby squeezing out the networks—between 2005 and 2007. Stanton didn't elaborate on why he abandoned the idea. Further analysis is available at Computerworld.
Apple just rolled out the update we've been waiting for. The one that fixes the incredible shrinking battery life. Just plug your iPhone into iTunes and start updating. Nowhere near your computer? The over the air update of iOS 5.0.1 is available now.
When iFixit originally tore down the iPhone 4S, they discovered a sensor whose function they were unsure of. Now they've determined that it's an infrared sensor tasked with activating Siri when the phone is held up to your ear. Could it be the reason why Siri is a 4S exclusive?
The British voiceover artist who provided the male voice for Siri only discovered he had been included in the iPhone 4S after seeing it demonstrated on TV -- and was then asked not to talk about it by Apple's PR people.
A hacker group has successfully ported Siri over to jailbroken iPhone 4s and 4th-gen iPod touches, marking the beginning of what could be a "whack a mole" response from Apple as it attempts to block the 4S's "killer feature."
The original iPhone 4 stumbled out of the gate with an infamous antenna issue that left many users very disappointed. And while the problem was eventually resolved in a modified housing that carried forward to the recently released iPhone 4S, the latest model seems to be suffering from its own serious performance issues.
It's not going to help your battery life issues, but if you want to break free of Apple's checks and balances that prevent you from running any old app on your new phone, you'll be happy to hear that the iPhone Dev-Team is already demonstrating a preliminary jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2.
My iPhone 4S is an voracious energy-sucking vampire and its internal battery is its victim. I figured Apple was hard at work trying to solve the issue. According to the Guardian they are, but it looks like Apple's not sure why it's happening.
How much will the single-core processor of Nokia's Lumia 800 affect real world speeds? Well judging from these browser speed tests that SlashGear ran against the top Android and iOS phones, it's noticably slower.
Sure, Siri is cool. It can make appointments, send emails, and knit you sweaters (unverified), but you have to talk into your hand. That's no fun. And where's the big, red, evil eye? There's got to be a better way!
The fellows at iSuppli have done what they do best, breaking down the material nitty gritty of the 4S to find how much its guts are worth. The answer? Slightly, slightly more than its predecessor, at $188 (£119).
The iPhone 4S's Siri is sassy and she's everybody's new favorite toy, but it turns out she's leaving the door open for strangers to access of information on your phone even when it's locked. Siri! How could you?