That Siri gal is certainly making the rounds these days. When she’s not answering your questions on a 4S, she’s showing up on iPads and elder iPhones. Not one to play favorites, Siri’s now lending her considerable talents to an iPod touch. Two enterprising young hackers, euwars and rud0lf77, are the ones who put Siri on the iPod, and you can see the results of their labor in the video after the break. Of course, Apple’s servers still aren’t as friendly as the virtual voice assistant, so Siri’s latest cameo remains a silent one — but some Siri’s better than none, right?
Continue reading Siri shows up on an iPod Touch, no longer plays favorites in the iOS family
Siri shows up on an iPod Touch, no longer plays favorites in the iOS family originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 25 Oct 2011 19:24:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Developers wasted no time bringing Siri to the iPhone 4
, and nine days later, it’s been brought to the iPad as well. This version, running on a first-generation jailbroken
Apple tablet, suffers from a similar problem as past non-iPhone 4S ports: it’s still not talking to Apple’s data servers. This means that until devs manage to get voice commands recognized and initiated, the iPad’s unofficial virtual assistant will remain effectively gagged.
Siri ported to iPad, still getting silent treatment from Apple servers originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 24 Oct 2011 10:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Pre-orders for the iPhone 4S
only began shipping
this week, but a handful of early owners have already taken Apple’s first A5-based smartphone for a test run, and they’ve got the benchmarks to prove it. The results, obtained by AnandTech
Continue reading Benchmarks clock iPhone 4S’ A5 CPU at 800MHz, show major GPU upgrade over iPhone 4
Benchmarks clock iPhone 4S’ A5 CPU at 800MHz, show major GPU upgrade over iPhone 4 originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 11 Oct 2011 04:40:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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While the iPhone 4S takes the headlines with its dual antennas and upgraded processor, we also have a new white iPod touch joining the family. Pricing for the “#1 portable game player” (Apple’s words, with some numbers to back them up) still starts at $199 for the 8GB version, going up $399 for a 64GB. All will be available in black or white October 12th. There’s no hardware changes to speak of, so hopefully all those sweet iOS 5 upgrades are enough to hold you. Check out the full details in our live blog or in the press release, conveniently available after the break.
Follow along in our ongoing liveblog right here!
Continue reading iPod touch still maxes out at 64GB / $399, available in white October 12th
iPod touch still maxes out at 64GB / $399, available in white October 12th originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 04 Oct 2011 13:53:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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You’ve heard the rumors
, and Apple has now confirmed that it will be bringing Siri voice control to its new iPhone 4S — and, yes, it will still be called Siri
. That will let you use natural language to perform tasks like asking for a weather forecast or getting directions, setting an alarm or making a calendar appointment, and searching Wikipedia or Wolfram Alpha for information (among many other possibilities). Described as a “humble personal assistant,” Siri will work in English (including the UK and Australia), French and German for now, and it’ll work with all built-in apps and over both 3G and WiFi. It’ll also be a beta to start with, and Apple promises that it “gets better” as it learns your voice. Unfortunately for current iPhone owners, however, it looks like Siri will only be available on the iPhone 4S (at least initially).
Update: Perhaps not surprisingly, Apple appears to have pulled the existing Siri Assistant app from the App Store. There’s also somewhat curiously no mention of Siri at all on Apple’s Canadian website, although the Siri app itself was never available in Canada to begin with. [Thanks to everyone who sent this in]
Update 2: Already enjoying the fruits of a voice navigated lifestyle with Siri on your iPhone? Don’t get used to it, as users are receiving messages like this one indicating it will shut down for the non-iPhone 4S owning plebeians as of October 15th. [Thanks Shawn & Lloyd]
Apple brings Siri voice control to the iPhone 4S originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 04 Oct 2011 14:17:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Phew, what a day! Apple’s done its fair share of introducing today, and now it’s on us to distill everything down into something understandable by folks who don’t have the time to pore over every single morsel of iPhone and iOS 5-related news oozing from Cupertino. You can relive our liveblog right here — for everything else, get schooled below.
iPod / Mac / other news
Apple’s iPhone 4S, iOS 5 and iPod roundup: details, specs and release dates originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 04 Oct 2011 17:51:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Apple pulled a fast one by leaving the iPhone 5 in its back pocket during WWDC, and little did we know that it’d be Tim Cook — not Steve Jobs — revealing the company’s next-gen handset. ‘Course, Tim already had a bit of experience by doing the honors alongside Lowell McAdam for the Verizon iPhone 4, but this is another beast entirely. Will the “Let’s Talk iPhone” keynote bring about a cheaper, perhaps prepaid iPhone 4s? Will Sprint finally get an iPhone to call its own? Will the iPhone 5 read our minds? Will this change everything, despite everything already being changed? Bookmark this page here and return at the times below for our blow-by-blow coverage live from Cupertino!
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Apple’s ‘Let’s Talk iPhone’ event is tomorrow — get your liveblog right here! originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 03 Oct 2011 10:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Here’s the scenario: A., You’ve been getting your wireless print on with Canon’s PIXMA MG8220, MG6220
all-in-one inkjet printer, and B., you own an iDevice. Well, feel free to do a little dance
(just not this one
), because Canon’s added AirPrint
support for the lucky three aforementioned. Simply (we hope) update your printer to the latest firmware, and boom
, you’ll be printing over iOS 4.2 and beyond. Better yet, it’s also stated that the “majority” of forthcoming PIXMAs will follow in a similar AirPlay-enabled fashion. Need more info? Full PR is just past the break.
Continue reading Canon enables AirPrint on a trio of PIXMA wireless printers, plans to keep up the trend
Canon enables AirPrint on a trio of PIXMA wireless printers, plans to keep up the trend originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 21 Sep 2011 10:29:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Hopes and dreams = shot. We’ve had a sneaky suspicion all along that T-Mobile would likely be the only major network
not playing host to an iPhone 5 launch party this year, but we still kept our heads high because no official denial had been given from the company’s C-level. That’s now changed, since T-Mobile CMO Cole Brodman slammed us back into reality at a town hall meeting stating: “we are not going to get the iPhone 5 this year.” It’s a hard pill to swallow in such a short summation, but there might be a glimmer of hope — technically Brodman only referenced one specific name
. Since there’s always a possibility that Apple will choose a different title for its fifth-gen device
(or even add a lower-priced option
), T-Mobile fans can still grasp onto one last Hail Mary of a chance; just don’t set yourself up for more disappointment, okay?
T-Mobile CMO: no iPhone 5 on our network this year originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 20 Sep 2011 13:41:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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