Bloomberg is reporting that research from network researchers Arieso claims iPhone 4S users are burning through their data twice as fast as regular iPhone users. The culprit? Siri. Who knew that Siri was such a hungry little data leech?
You may have heard of Siri, that sultry vixen with the smooth voice who doesn't know where abortion clinics are but likes to curse out twelve-year-olds. Well, like most sultry vixens (trust me, I know like two that I saw on TV once), she's not a fan of imitators, and even rival Google will ban a Siri knockoff and its developer from the Android Market.
For all the kind and helpful advice that Apple's Siri personal assistant gives out, don't ever catch it on a bad day, or it'll tell you off in ways your mother would not approve.
Apple's Siri is quickly becoming the most loved "personal assistant" ever created. The funny folks over at Rooster Teeth decided to mock Siri's intelligence with a parody called Siri: The Holiday Horror Movie where she's a serial killer.
If you're Apple and you need to figure out a way to convince those last few people who don't have an iPhone 4S to grab one for the holidays, how do you do it? Why you employ the services of good old Kris Kringle himself, of course.
Do you know anyone who still dials "0" to get the operator? Online services have largely made operator assistance obsolete, but some people are still challenged by technology and like the old way of doing things. This rotary phone Siri hack is perfect for them.
Apple's not going to happy about this one. It's been confirmed that a bunch of Chinese hackers have successfully ported Siri to jailbroken iPhone 4 devices — full voice-activated personal assistant powers in tow — pinging Apple's servers with illegal binaries.
Let's say you're a woman who finds herself in, as we used to say, a delicate condition — but, perhaps, she would rather not be in that delicate condition. Where's the first place you'd turn for advice? Your doctor? Your closest friend? Your parents? Your religious advisor? Planned Parenthood? No. Apparently, ACLU thinks the first place you'd turn for reproductive advice is — wait for it — Siri. But that's not the silliest part of this story.
The iPhone 4S's Siri is a very intriguing piece of tech. Everybody wants in on it. But sadly, nobody but the iPhone 4S will have Siri's brains — until now. A group of mobile developers claim they've cracked the Siri protocol and figured out how to "use its recognition engine on any device."
Siri is one of the major selling points of the iPhone 4S. The voice-activated personal assistant isn't available on the iPhone 4, iPad 2, or any other Apple device, despite people hacking older devices to run it just fine. And that won't be changing anytime soon.