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  • Spire: A New Legal Siri Port For Any iOS 5 Device

    Spire: A New Legal Siri Port For Any iOS 5 Device

    Well-known iOS hacker chpwn (aka Grant Paul) along with Ryan Petrich have released a new tool for installing Siri on jailbroken phones. The Siri port, called “Spire,” works on any phone that can run iOS 5. However, because Apple only officially supports Siri requests coming from the iPhone 4S, a proxy server address is still required. Oh, there’s one more thing: Spire… Read More

  • How To Enable Panorama Mode On Your iPhone – No Jailbreak Required

    How To Enable Panorama Mode On Your iPhone – No Jailbreak Required

    By now you probably know there’s a hidden camera feature that people can enable on iOS 5 devices, allowing users to snap photos in panorama mode (see video). However, to enable the hidden feature your device needed to be jailbroken. But as it turns out, you can actually get panorama mode working on your iOS 5 device without jailbreaking it. Read More

  • Apple Releases iOS 5.0.1 To Fix iOS 5 Battery Issues

    Apple Releases iOS 5.0.1 To Fix iOS 5 Battery Issues

    Remember those frustrating iOS 5 battery issues? It looks like they’re about to be a thing of the past, as Apple has just released an update to its iOS mobile operating system, iOS 5.0.1, designed to fix the problem. The software update includes a few of other tweaks, too, including bug fixes for document syncing via iCloud, the addition of multi-tasking gestures for iPad 1 and… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang on Steve Jobs Media Coverage

    Gillmor Gang 10.15.11 (TCTV)

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Gabe Rivera, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — marked a watershed moment in the history of realtime. When @gaberivera posted a summary Tweet rolling up the WSJ-induced VC semi-panic, he bookmarked a discussion that started and largely finished not in the blogosphere but on Twitter. By the time the swarm slowed down, it was decorated… Read More

  • Apple Reveals Siri Voice Interface: The “Intelligent Assistant” Only For iPhone 4S

    Apple Reveals Siri Voice Interface: The “Intelligent Assistant” Only For iPhone 4S

    All those rumors of deep voice integration in iOS 5 have just been confirmed. Scott Forstall is back onstage demoing the new “intelligent assistant” service, which surprisingly retains its original name: Siri. Read More

  • Apple Drops iPod Touch Prices, Adds iOS 5 And iCloud

    Apple Drops iPod Touch Prices, Adds iOS 5 And iCloud

    Apple’s on an unveiling spree right now, and the next thing on their list is a slightly tweaked version of the iPod Touch. First things first, Apple dropped the price down to $199 for the most basic 8 GB model, down from $229. The price drops have hit across the board, with the 32 GB model going for $299 and the hefty 64 GB going for $399. Read More

  • Appsfire Announces Open Source UDID Replacement For iOS: OpenUDID

    Appsfire Announces Open Source UDID Replacement For iOS: OpenUDID

    Appsfire, a mobile application marketing platform, is introducing its own solution for the issue created by Apple’s decision to phase out developer access to the UDID (unique device identifier) on iOS devices. It’s called OpenUDID. As you may have guessed by the name, this is an open source UDID initiative. In other words, it’s an attempt at creating a non-proprietary… Read More

  • OpenFeint Announces Replacement for UDIDs on iOS

    OpenFeint Announces Replacement for UDIDs on iOS

    On the heels of Apple’s decision to phase out developer access to the UDID (unique device identifier) on iOS devices, mobile social gaming network OpenFeint is offering up a an alternative solution. The company announced today that it’s launching a single sign-on system for social game developers that will replace UDIDs on iOS. The system will become available later this fall. Read More