If you have an iPhone 4S and a Twitter account, you've probably wished that you could simply tell your virtual assistant to tweet sentences for you. Unfortunately, Siri doesn't come with Twitter support, but one developer is looking to change that.
iOS hacker and developer Tyler Nettleton, or @InfectionFX, is working on a new jailbreak tweak that will let users tweet with their beloved assistant Siri...
We reported earlier about the huge sucess that Apple has had with its latest iPhone, and how its star product has greatly benefitted wireless carriers. But it doesn't stop there..
Apple's financial report breaks recors today, making the company the current top smartphone-maker in the world. Yes, the world! Apple shipped a whopping 37 million iPhones this past quarter, while the previous top company Samsung shipped 35 million. Cult of Mac reports that Tim Cook and CFO Peter Openhiemer attribute the huge success to the latest iPhone 4S and iPad 2 devices, as well as a strong "range of iPhones."
The iPhone 4S was rolled out faster than any previous iPhone and is now available in 90 countries. It will be interesting to see what the future holds for the company, as we near another iPad release.
The success that Apple has had with its latest handset, the iPhone 4S, is very evident. But what's even more impressive is the affect that the iPhone has had on wireless carriers. Today, Verizon announced its quarterly figures for the end of 2011, showing that the iPhone has brought them the highest subscription numbers in three years. In fact, the iPhone 4S accounted for 54% of the 7.7 million smartphones that Verizon sold in the final quarter. When you look at the number of other high-end Android devices being offered by Verizon, it's hard to ignore the iPhone's impact. Verizon Wireless gained 1.5 million new subscribers in the final quarter, making it their best quarter in years.
AT&T and Sprint have not released their quarterly results yet but they are expected to have similar outcomes due to the monstrous success that the iPhone 4S has had. Unfortunetely for T-Mobile, it was left in the dark and did not enjoy the success that the Iphone brought to carriers, but rumors have it that the next-generation iPhone might also launch for T-Mobile. But, nothing has been confirmed by the carrier nor Apple, so take it with a grain of salt.
The new jailbreak tool Absinthe was updated to version 0.3 yesterday, bringing support for Linux and a few cosmetic changes. Of coarse, if you've already jailbroken, there is no need to re-jailbreak your device.
Well-known developer and Chronic Dev Team member Nikias Bassen tweeted:
"Since people ask: #Absinthe 0.3 only has some cosmetic changes, and a potential bug fix for win32 (only really few people seem affected)"
For all of you Linux users out there, you can download the new Absinthe version here. You can also head over to our step-by-step jailbreak guide to help you through the jailbreak process.
Apple's Siri feature has had a phenomenal response from the public, so it's only natural that other developers try to get a piece of the pie. One noteworthy app that is trying to battle Siri is named Evi, and we think you'll be surprised with its performance.
Many other apps have been released that promise to deliver the same service as Siri, but they have failed miserably. Evi, however, has had great feedback from users so far. And, the best part about it? It’s available for all iOS devices and even the Android platform…
In the battle between Apple's iOS and Google's Android, the truth is it's all about preference. One is not better than the other, it's simply about what the user prefers. But, one question that's been asked quite a while now is what do developers prefer? Being a community of iPhone developers and enthuisists here, some opinions may be biased but countless reseach and surveys have been done on the topic...
As you know, pod2g and the DreamTeam finally released an untethered jailbreak for A5 devices this past weekend. After months of hard work, the talented developers rolled out Absinthe, a new jailbreak tool for both Mac and Windows specifically made for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 users. The results? An amazing 1 million downloads on launch day.
According to AllThingsD, Apple’s educational efforts have been met with an excellent response from the public. Apple unveiled three new products last Thursday at its educational event in New York: iTunes U, iBooks 2, and iBooks Author for Mac. In only 3 days, a whopping 350,000 interactive textbooks were downloaded for the iPad from the iBookstore.