Update 10.04.13: According to an expose on CNN, the original voice of Siri has finally been identified. It’s Susan Bennett of Atlanta, Georgia, an accomplished voiceover actress whose familiar voice can also be heard in announcements at the Atlanta airport and countless TV commercials, radio voiceovers, narrations, jingles, and much more.
Archives for February 2012
While searching for the best board game translations into iOS, I chanced upon Neuroshima Hex, a tile-based tactical game for 2-4 players. Based on its original Neuroshima franchise (a Polish RPG set in a post-apocalyptic world), Neuroshima Hex is the “Final Fantasy Tactics” of its RPG counterpart. The iOS conversion is essentially the same game, […]
We all know how zealously Apple guards the “walled garden” environment of iOS. But sometimes even apps that have been given the privilege of entry into the iOS fold can still get Apple’s eagle-eyed attention, especially if that app looks like it will threaten one of Apple’s very own native features. This is precisely what […]
Coming as a surprise to absolutely no one, Apple has sent out its formal invitations to members of the press for a keynote event on March 7th, and the agenda is unquestionably iPad 3.
Any time you have great computer technology, you can always find stupid or useless software to go with it. The current mobile application market is no different. In fact, with millions of apps currently available, you could literally have a bazaar full of the bizarre. Following are five of the weirdest apps available for mobile […]
This is shaping up to be a pretty huge week for iOS app users — particularly iPad owners. Three major productivity apps are either already here or on their way, and they’re apps that users have been clamoring for, for ages.
Time to load up your iPhone or iPad with the latest, greatest apps in the iTunes App Store.
Remember my article “10 Things I Hate About the App Store“? Maybe Apple was listening (yeah, right), because word has leaked out of Cupertino that they’re building a whole new iTunes, incorporating more efficient search and other features.
In Walter Isaacson’s biography, Steve Jobs is famously quoted as saying that he “finally cracked” how to produce and sell a television set the Apple way. So we’re expecting something irresistibly cool, with these eight features, bare minimum.
A couple of days ago a friend lent me a Patima underwater casing for the iPhone 4 / 4s. It was rather intriguing because as far as I know this is the first commercially available “hardcore” housing for a mobile phone. And by hardcore we mean Patima. These guys build very high-quality professional underwater housings […]
Is the long-awaited Microsoft Office for iPad imminent? Sure looks like it. I wonder if Apple might be planning something special for its launch…
Say goodbye to gravity. Everybody’s favorite bird-flinging physics game is back with an all-new entry — a title that brings the most changes and innovations since the original game. Angry Birds: Space takes its furious fowl into outer space.
It’s that time of the week again: time for the latest and greatest apps for your iPhone and iPad!
Quite out of nowhere, Apple has just taken the wraps off of its next iteration of OS X. Dubbed “Mountain Lion,” it appears to be an incremental upgrade (akin to Snow Leopard’s following Leopard) that focuses mainly on bringing popular iOS apps and functions to the Mac. The big take away: there can no longer […]