Siri is built into the iPhone 4S and can speak and understand English (US, UK, AU), French, German, and Japanese with more languages to be added in 2012 including Chinese, Korean, Italian, and Spanish. Here’s more information about Siri. As an iPhone 4S user I must say I use Siri all the time and while [...]
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The Scary Consequences of a Lost Smartphone This is a chilling piece, worth reading for anyone who travels with a computer, smartphone or tablet. I found an iPhone on the Undermountain trail on Bear Mountain two weeks ago. There were numerous hikers on the mountain and the woman who lost it gave her boyfriend’s iPhone [...]
I’m amazed it took me so long to realize it but I didn’t know you could not search for an address, a zip code, or a phone number on the iPhone. The standard iPhone search of contacts searches first name first but not key words. Try it, you’ll be amazed. It’s not like Spotlight searching [...]
I’m using the beta of Messages (demoed in the video) and its great. Looks like the rest of it is great too. The new Notes app looks like it might be the end of Simplenote…. not sure yet but it looks likely.
Preface Last month while reading an interview with Jason Kottke, a blogger I’ve been following for many years I noticed this question and answer: What’s your online reading setup look like these days? RSS? Twitter? Multiple devices? For discovery, Twitter and Stellar. No RSS…stopped doing that a few months ago and I feel like it [...]
Marco Arment on Planet Money This is a great interview. The Planet Money guys are brilliant and Marco gets right in sync with their style. Marco made and sells one of my all time favorite utilities: Instapaper. In a nutshell, if I start reading an article on my computer and want to finish it or [...]
Marshall Soulful Jones, part of Team Nuyorican 2011, 2nd place finishers at the National Poetry Slam in Boston, perform “Touchscreen”. The Bowery Poetry Club NY. Brilliant, down to the head movement. [via wimp.com]
Ringing Finally Ended, but There’s No Button to Stop Shame The unmistakably jarring sound of an iPhone marimba ring interrupted the soft and spiritual final measures of Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 at the New York Philharmonic on Tuesday night. The conductor, Alan Gilbert, did something almost unheard-of in a concert hall: He stopped the performance. [...]
Guy English: How I’d Build an Apple Television Set The piece of Guy’s essay that appeals to me most is this: So if you’re in an Apple based household the odds are good that your new Apple TV will be able to talk to one of your other devices and get the required network info [...]
British teenage designer of Summly app hits jackpot I’m not sure Nick D’Aloisio has “hit the jackpot” but he’s come up with an interesting app for iOS devices. He built it to speed up his own use of the web for study and research. The BBC piece is mostly focused on the fact that he’s [...]
Apple’s Work on Wearable Computer Concepts Includes Wrist-Wrapping iPod with Siri Imagine an iPod Nano wristwatch that’s also a bluetooth-connected communicator. Makes perfect sense, the question isn’t if Apple will make this, more like when. Not sure I want to have even a short phone conversation talking to my wrist but for some things I [...]
Samsung’s New Texas Factory for A5 Chip Production Now Fully Operational If you don’t think Apple is making a lot of iOS devices, read the numbers on this: Samsung built a 1.6 million square foot, $3.6 billion plant in Austin, Texas to build Apple A5 processor chips for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 devices. Since [...]
Apple’s Retail Self-Checkout Doing Well, Strong Promotion Coming at Grand Central Apple has an iPhone app called Apple Store that’s grown to not only help you locate the nearest Apple store and schedule a genius appointment but it also allows iPhone 4 and 4S users to easily buy things in any Apple store using “Easy [...]
My longtime flickr contact minato has posted a wonderful image of ornamental maple leaves with iPhone with ornamental maple leaves in Japan.
Introducing Memo Touch, a tablet designed for elders with short-term memory loss While the implementation may not be the best, this is a killer good idea and it allows family members to log into the account and set up reminders. Of course, someone might write an app like this for iOS and then one could [...]
Square update Watch the video, it’s quite spectacular. I have a Square account. It’s free. Highly recommended. Works on iPhone or iPad. Amazing. PS: Thanks Edward.
Apple’s AssistiveTouch Helps the Disabled Use a Smartphone David Pogue is pretty worked up over AssistiveTouch and I can see why. After reading his piece I just played around with it and it’s quite fantastic. Settings/General/Accessibility/AssistiveTouch. Try it (iOS 5), it’s quite interesting. I’m most interested to see if it might make the iPad more [...]
In my last report on this I noted that an Apple phone support person (Patrick) had me completely reset my iPhone: back it up to iTunes, reinstall iOS5, then sync my stuff back onto it. When I did this yesterday it seemed to be helping, a single full charge lasted all day and while I [...]
I’ve only had my iPhone 4S for a week but I noticed early on that it was sucking battery juice much more rapidly than my iPhone 4 with the same apps and iOS 5 on it. Unfortunately, we lost power for almost a week so it was tough to get it charged regularly to test [...]
I’m back at the Danbury Mall to charge up our electronics and be online for a bit. Today I brought a power strip and I’m sitting on the floor near enough to the Apple Store to get on their network which is fine and far enough away from the mall walkers so I’m not distracted [...]