There's a lot that Siri can do for you, such as placing phone calls, playing music, and opening apps. Siri can also search the web for you, whether you want information on this week's episode of Game of Thrones or you're curious about the melting point of nitrogen. Not only can Siri display web search results from Google, but thanks to Apple's partnerships, Siri can also offer results from Wolfram|Alpha and Wikipedia for specific queries. Here's how you can use Siri to search the web. How to search the web with Siri How to get scientific and mathematical answers from Wolfram|Alpha with Siri How to use a specific source for Siri searches How to search the web with Siri When performing a general web search using Siri, it's best to start your query with "Search the web for," as Siri will often try to search your device for your query, or grab information from a specific source like Wikipedia or the TV app. Saying "Search the web for" will force Siri to actually … [Read more...] about How to use Siri to search the web
bamf-hacker in our iPhone 4S Forum wrote up a quick but smart tip on how to use Siri to access Bluetooth and other Setting with only... the power of your voice. All you need to do is create a contact and in the Web site field put the code for the system preference. for example. Contact name is Bluetooth and the Web address is prefs:root=General&path=Bluetooth Then activate Siri and say "Bluetooth" the contact card will open with a clickable link right to the Bluetooth settings. It's not the much-sought-after "Siri, turn off Bluetooth" feature we've all been hoping for, but it's better than the nothing we have now. bamf-hacker has also posted the URL schemes for other popular Settings, so hit the link below and get the details! Source: bamf-hacker from the TiPb iPhone 4S Forums … [Read more...] about How to use Siri access Bluetooth and other Settings (kind of)
This is it. Macworld|iWorld 2014 kicks off today, and Peter Cohen and I are here to help. Peter is teaming up with the Macworld magazine crew to to shoot video interviews with some of the best and most interesting app and game developers and accessory vendors at the show. They'll be available for your viewing and commenting pleasure at some point that is soonish! I'll be joining Macworld's Jason Snell State of Apple panel to help open the show, then will be doing the Vector show live with Don Melton and Matt Drance, then doing a talk on the "contextual awakening", or how Apple is using sensors and networks to make mobile truly brilliant. You can find all the details below, and make sure you follow @flargh and @reneritchie for all the latest updates! The State of Apple Technology: Thursday, 10am on the Main Stage, Jason Snell, Senior VP, Editorial Director, IDG Consumer & SMB will be moderating a panel with Ben Bajarin, Principal, Creative Strategies, Inc., Christina … [Read more...] about iMore at Macworld|iWorld 2014 day 1 preview: State of Apple, contextual awakening, Vector live!
Update 9/8: On the eve of the event, Siri has added some new responses to hint requests. Here are some of the new ones, with thanks to Zach Simone on Twitter: "OK... here it is: 01000111 01101111 01110100 0 1100011 011010000 01100001" "Sorry. I missed the super secret keynote meeting because I was busy reminding 3 million people to call their mom/mum." "Well, here's a tip: Take pictures of friends holding things you've lent them so you'll remember down the road." "Sure thing. It's going to be... hey wait, you're not disclosed. Sorry. You'll have to wait until tommorw like everyone else." "Don't tell anyone I told you, but I have it on good authority that... oops, Tim just gave me a look." "OK, I just sent it to you via synthetic telepathy. (May not be available in all areas.)" Original story: Apple's 2015 iPhone event invitation asked Siri to give us a hint. So we asked as well, and it turns out Siri was ready. The result? Well... On both iOS and watchOS, Siri played … [Read more...] about Siri teases September 9 iPhone event is ‘something big’ [Update: now with more to say]
Apple doesn't like carriers. It tolerates them because it has to, but year after year the company has committed to reducing the prevalence of the network providers in the its plans for the iPhone. For the first few years, Apple wasn't a semiconductor company, so it used minimally-changed components from Samsung and Qualcomm. Then, in 2010, it introduced the custom-designed A4; three years later, it introduced the world's first 64-bit mobile processor, the A7, a product so ahead of its time that Qualcomm pushed up its own plans for a 64-bit solution for Android users, with disastrous results . For Apple, carriers continue to be a necessary evil. Though Apple has managed to reduce its reliance on outside parties in the production, distribution and maintenance of the iPhone , without building its own infrastructure in every country in which it sells, working with the carriers continue to be a necessary evil. But disruption comes in waves, and with a … [Read more...] about With iOS 10, Apple has made the phone carrier less necessary than ever