The best Siri feature you’re not using

Uncategorized | Tuesday July 22 2014 12:20 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , ,

In an informal survey of iPhone users, a grand total of zero knew about this insanely handy Siri trick — which, bonus, might save your life.

The best Siri feature youre not using


The best Siri feature youre not using

The best Siri feature youre not using

The best Siri feature youre not using

The best Siri feature youre not using

The best Siri feature youre not using

The best Siri feature youre not using

Apple could smarten up Siri using crowdsourcing

Uncategorized | Sunday November 10 2013 7:00 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , ,

Apple could smarten up Siri using crowdsourcing

(Credit: Screenshot by Rick Broida/CNET)

Apple device users who are frustrated when Siri fails to answer a question may one day be able tap into the crowd to get a better response.

The Apple patent application “Crowd sourcing information to fulfill user requests,” published Thursday by the US Patent and Trademark Office, envisions a few ways to help Siri when it comes up empty.

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How to find out what’s using all the space on your iOS device

Uncategorized | Friday August 23 2013 3:24 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , ,

How to find out whats using all the space on your iOS device

In an ideal world, Apple would have designed its iPhones, iPods, and iPads with memory-expansion slots. But in this world, you’re stuck with whatever fixed amount of storage you purchased.

So what happens when you go to download a movie or install a big game like Madden NFL 25 and your iDevice tells you don’t have enough space available?

You’re out of luck, that’s what. Your only real option is to free (more…)

Control your music using gestures with Toones for iPhone

Uncategorized | Tuesday December 18 2012 6:36 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , ,

Control your music using gestures with Toones for iPhone

Looking for an easier way to control the music on your iPhone ? If you like gestures, you’ll love Toones, though there is a small catch. And that small catch is the app is free and ad-free, but two key features — search and shuffle — cost 99 cents to enable.

(Credit: Screenshot by Matt Elliott/CNET)

After you launch the app for the first time, you’ll notice that it has accessed your music library. When you tap (more…)

How to trick Siri into using Google Maps

Uncategorized | Monday December 17 2012 8:19 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , ,

How to trick Siri into using Google Maps

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Much has been made of the general suckyness of Apple Maps, but, hey, we’re stuck with it, right? If you ask Siri for directions, that’s gonna be her go-to app.

Turns out it doesn’t have to be. As discovered by JailbreakNation, there’s a simple way to trick Siri into using Google Maps for directions. Sort of.

All you do ask for directions like you normally would, but tack on “via transit.” (more…)

How to Jailbreak iPod Touch 4G, iPod Touch 3G Running iOS 5.1.1 Using Absinthe

News | Thursday May 24 2012 8:59 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , ,

posted on April 22, 2012
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How to Jailbreak iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad 1 Running iOS 5.1.1 Using Absinthe 2.0

News | Tuesday May 22 2012 4:05 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , ,

posted on April 22, 2012
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How to Jailbreak iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Running iOS 5.1.1 Using Absinthe 2.0

News | Monday May 21 2012 3:13 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , ,

Is there a separate version of Absinthe for iPad vs. iPhone ? The only reason I ask is, in the instructions reported for both, the language during the process matches exactly what is shown for the iPad not the iPhone .
“Waiting for device to finish rebooting” as your iPhone is rebooting.
“Beginning jailbreak, this may take a while …”
“Sending initial jailbreak data. This may also take a while…”
“Sending (more…)

How to Convert iOS 5.1.1 Tethered Jailbreak to Untethered Jailbreak Using Rocky Racoon 5.1.1 Untether

News | Sunday May 20 2012 4:07 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , ,

posted on April 22, 2012
How To Perform Untethered Jailbreak On Your iPhone 4/3GS Without Updating Baseband Using Redsn0w For iOS 5.0.1 [Updated]
posted on December 27, 2011
Unlock For iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G On iOS 4.2.1 Released [Updated]
posted on November 28, 2010
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News | Sunday May 13 2012 9:19 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , ,

posted on April 22, 2012
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posted on December 27, 2011
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