Siri

Assistant Unrestrictor is a jailbreak tweak that takes over when Siri is offline

Assistant Unrestrictor is a jailbreak tweak that takes over when Siri is offline

Do you have constant reliable cellular data access? Well this Cydia tweak may not be for you. However, if you are like a lot of iPhone users, where data is not reliable then Assistant Unrestrictor could be quite useful to you. The tweak, available for Free, via Cydia, detects whether there is an internet connection and if not disables Siri and replaces it with Voice Control. When internet access is restored Siri is automatically re-enabled.

Siri might soon be able to search your iPhone photo library

Siri might soon be able to search your iPhone photo library

Finding photos in your iPhone’s photo library isn’t easy, and Apple plans to tackle this problem by letting you find your photos using Siri.

Siri accuracy increases considerably with iOS 7

Siri accuracy increases considerably with iOS 7

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, who had last year assessed the accuracy of Siri, has today followed up with another round of his Siri “report card”, noting that with iOS 7, the virtual assistant has become a lot more reliable.

Meet Steeri, Driverless Car app powered by Siri [Video]

Meet Steeri, Driverless Car app powered by Siri [Video]

Apple has been adding features such as Siri Eyes Free and iOS in the Car to bring Siri and other Apple services to your car.

We’re not sure if these are baby steps to Apple eventually launching their self-driving car like Google, but Filmmakers John Dabrowski and Mark Odlum have created a spoof video, which gives a glimpse of what it would be like if Siri was to drive your car.

How to stymie Siri with decimals and subtraction

How to stymie Siri with decimals and subtraction

You have to admit that Siri is a wonderful addition to iOS. She may often  apologize because she “can’t take any requests right now,” but she is always there for a joke, a trick or an unexpected flub up. Lance Whitney of CNET recently discovered a new Siri faux pas when  trying to subtract decimals.

Honda unveils new Display Audio, HondaLink and Siri Eyes Free tech for its 2014 automobiles

Honda unveils new Display Audio, HondaLink and Siri Eyes Free tech for its 2014 automobiles

Honda is making the connected car even more of a reality with its new Display Audio touchscreen technology that’ll debut in the 2014 Honda Civic and eventually land in the 2015 Fit.

Siri the target in new patent infringement lawsuit against Apple

Siri the target in new patent infringement lawsuit against Apple

Apple’s Siri is the focus of a new patent infringement lawsuit filed by Connecticut company Voice Domain Technologies.

You can now ask Siri for lyrics to your favorite songs

You can now ask Siri for lyrics to your favorite songs

Wolfram Alpha recently announced the addition of song lyrics to its powerful search engine, and Siri, piggybacking on the service, can now show you lyrics for your favorite songs in addition to the all the other cool things it can do.

The Simpsons poke fun at Siri [Video]

The Simpsons poke fun at Siri [Video]

Siri, the personal assistant included in every iOS device, has received quite a lot of criticism for being unreliable, inaccurate and functionally limited. And although the service has improved quite a lot with iOS 7, the latest episode of The Simpsons aired this Sunday mocks Siri’s voice recognition and reliability.

Pokémon fans: Use Siri to turn your iPhone into a Real-Life Pokédex

Pokémon fans: Use Siri to turn your iPhone into a Real-Life Pokédex

Wolfram Alpha today announced that it added information about 649 Pokémon to its database, which can be queried by users. If you’re a Pokémon fan, you’ll be happy to know that this information is accessible via Siri as well, so your iOS device is now also a real-life Pokédex.