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  • Opinion: Siri Stops to Chat With Eliza, Comedy Ensues

    Although it's still in beta, Siri on the iPhone 4s is pretty useful if you happen to be driving, busy around the house, or even visually impaired. Of course, what makes Siri even better is its ability to have conversations, sometimes with pretty hilarious results (language NSFW!). However, all these conversations have one thing in common: They're all a human talking to a machine. So what about device-to-device encounters?

  • News: JetBrains adds IDE for Apple iOS, Mac OS X development

    Developers can build Objective-C apps and deliver Xcode-compliant projects, keeping them on the right side of Apple's development restrictions

  • News: Apple leads device manufacturers in mobile ad impressions

    Apple's iOS devices have overall seen a large rise in ad impressions, suggesting the true consumer adoption of the mobile technology.

  • Opinion: iPhone 4S inconsistent camera auto-focus

    Reader Paul Boyce finds that the iPhone 4S's camera is inconsistent when it comes to autofocus. He writes:

  • News: A BlackBerry user's first impressions of his new iPhone 4S

    I've been a BlackBerry user for years but finally decided I needed a device that provided a better Web browsing experience so just made the leap to an Apple iPhone 4S and thought I'd share some impressions.

  • News: Chinese competition pushes Zambian mobile plant to brink of closure

    Zambia's only mobile phone manufacturing company, M-mobile Telecommunications (M-Tech), is on the brink of closure as it faces growing competition from China.

  • News: ViewSonic Debuts 7-Inch Android Tablet Selling for $200

    ViewSonic has unveiled the ViewPad 7e, a 7-inch Android tablet that retails for $200. The company is touting the tablet as a content consumption device that’s great for surfing, reading and mobile entertainment.

  • News: Hacking Apple's Siri: Not So Easy

    Hackers looking to port Apple's Siri digital assistant to iOS devices other than the iPhone 4S claim to have a rudimentary version of Siri running on the original iPad. Twitter user Jackoplane recently posted screenshots online showing Siri fully integrated into the iPad's operating system. The only problems is Siri can't do much on the iPad right now since most of Siri's processing takes place on Apple servers. Similar to the version of Siri on the iPhone 4 that hacker Steve Troughton-Smith had up and running earlier in October, the iPad doesn't appear to be able to interface with Apple's servers.

  • News: Android Overtakes iOS in App Downloads

    The Android operating system now leads in total app downloads, another benchmark in the race to dominate the smartphone market, according to ABI Research.

  • News: New Service Connects BlackBerry to Office 365

    BlackBerry smartphones are a staple of mobile communications for many businesses, but some of the key productivity features have not been available to small and medium businesses. RIM is solving that, though, with the introduction of BlackBerry Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365.

  • News: Garmin introduces app, iPhone adapter for amateur athletes

    Garmin International on Tuesday unveiled two new products—an app, and a piece of hardware—to help amateur athletes better track their progress.

  • News: 28% of 12 to 15s would miss mobile phone more than TV

    More than a quarter (28 percent) of 12 to 15 year olds say they would miss their mobile more than TV, says Ofcom.

  • News: What Makes Siri Special?

    If you ask Siri, the virtual personal assistant on the iPhone 4S, why it's so great, it answers with disarming humility: "I am what I am."

  • News: Commonwealth Bank brings NFC payments to iPhone

    The Commonwealth Bank has unveiled a new banking application for Apple iPhones that allows users to wirelessly pay for goods and services using NFC (Near Field Communication) technology.

  • News: Subtext brings social and gaming to ebook reading

    Since the release of the Amazon Kindle just four years ago, interest in reading digitally has skyrocketed. Users now have their pick of e-reading device, and apps for both the iPhone and iPad offer alternatives for those unwilling to spend money on separate hardware. The iOS platform also provides an opportunity for developers to expand upon the reading experience: One iPad app, Subtext, invites users to engage socially, spiced with a dash of reward-based gameplay.

  • News: Best iPhone apps: Five free Halloween apps

    The nights are getting longer, there's a chill in the air and the clocks are set to go back this coming weekend – Autumn has definitely set in.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Avengers dissemble?

    One of Siri's creators says goodbye, a missing interview of Steve Jobs surfaces, and it turns out that no iPhones were used in the creation of one of next year's most anticipated feature films. The remainders for Monday, October 24, 2011 will take the money and run.

  • News: Yahoo targets SE Asia via feature phones

    While all major players like Google and Microsoft are eyeing the smart phones markets, Yahoo diverts its distribution towards the traditional smart feature phones. At the recent AsiaD Conference in Hong Kong organized by AllThingsD, Rose Tsou SVP of Yahoo Asia Pacific said the company expects the traditional feature-phone as an important platform to bring mobile Internet in many Asia markets.

  • Opinion: Semi-tethered iOS 5 Jailbreak Developed, Useful On The Move

    Earlier in the month, Geek Tech reported on the iOS 5 jailbreak, which dropped less than 24 hours after Apple announced the latest software update. Like any new jailbreak, it's only constraint (other than not working on an iPad 2) was that you have to tether your device to a computer to boot it--annoying if your phone stops working when you are not near your computer. Since the initial release developers have been working to improve the hack, and now a tether-free version is slowly coming to light.

  • Opinion: TapSense Touchscreens Know How You Touched Them

    Touchscreens are already pretty effective with all the multi-touch swiping, tapping, and pinching gestures we can use on them. But why stop there? Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are looking to expand the capability of touchscreens to detect exactly what they've been touched with.



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