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Spire Program Ports Siri to Jailbroken iOS Devices

Spire is not burdened by copyright issues, according to its developer, and appears to be free of piracy.


Shop At Best Buy Using Siri via Wolfram Alpha

Wolfram Alpha and Apple's Siri make a perfect match to search Best Buy for tech using your voice on iPhones.


Siri Helps Santa in Apple's Christmas iPhone 4S Ad

Apple swings into Christmas gear with iPhone 4S ad that features Santa Claus recruiting Siri as his latest little helper.


Apple Gives Siri Hackers a Break

The filesystem encryption keys are obtainable in iPhone 4S -- perhaps only temporarily -- but long enough to offer access to hacks.


10 Tech Wins of 2011

Among the high-profile flops, some companies managed to find success this year.


Microsoft Puts Siri-like Tech into Xbox 360 In Living Room Play

Microsoft is rolling out an Xbox 360 system update that uses the Kinect sensor to turn your voice into a remote control.


5 Tips for Using Apple's Siri Without Annoying People

You can enjoy Siri and practice good etiquette at the same time.


Apple Defends Siri's Naiveté

Apple answers criticism from human rights organizations about Siri's failure to understand queries about birth control and abortion.

Is Siri Against Abortion? Apple Says No

The fact that the voice-recognition assistant on the iPhone 4S can't tell you where to find an abortion clinic is a glitch, Apple says.


After a Month, Siri Finds Her Voice

Despite widespread availability, voice control never gained traction because the effort required to get it to work right wasn't worth it for most people.