- Spire, the first legal Siri Port for iPhone 4, iPad 1, and iPod Touch 3/4G, released on Cydia
- Air Dictate for iPhone 4S uses Siri to type for you on a Mac
- Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 now available (on A4 iDevices)
Posted: 27 Dec 2011 12:14 PM PST
There’s a new Siri Port in town and this time, it’s completely legal (unlike this one). Brought to you by jailbreak developers chpwn and Ryan Petrich, Spire allows older (jailbroken) iOS 5 devices like the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3/4G and iPad 1 to run Siri. Available on Cydia as a 100mb download, the port will also require additional info from an iPhone 4S (needed to communicate with Apple’s servers) and a proxy server.
Posted: 27 Dec 2011 11:21 AM PST
Avatron, the company behind the excellent Air Display (TMA Review), has released Air Dictate, an app that lets you use your iPhone 4S’ speech recognition and turns it into text on your Mac computer. It’s quite to similar to the recently released Vocal app, though Air Dictate’s sole purpose is to act as a personal transcriber. You’ll need to have Air Dictate installed on your iPhone 4S, the free Air Dictate Receiver app installed on your Mac and have on the same WiFi network. Then:
Air Dictate’s a pretty simple app, though for those who’d rather “type” with their voice rather than an actual keyboard, Avatron’s latest utility will get the job done. The app’s also only sale now for intro price of $0.99, so if you have an iPhone 4S and want to check it out, you may want to pick this up sooner rather than later.
Avatron Software, Air Dictate, – $0.99
Posted: 27 Dec 2011 09:25 AM PST
Several weeks ago, we saw chronic dev team member pod2g post a video of his untethered jailbreak on an iPod Touch running iOS 5. Well, for those of you eagerly anticipating its public release, the wait is finally over. The untethered exploit has just been incorporated into redsnow 0.9.10 and PwnageTool and works on the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPod Touch 3G and iPod Touch 4G. One requirement is that they must be updated to iOS 5.0.1 beforehand. As for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 owners, they’ll have to wait some more as A5 devices haven’t been completely hacked yet. Fear not though, as pod2g has said that he’ll be looking at extending this untethered jailbreak to the latest iDevices in the near future. A quick rundown of how to install it right after the break.
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