One of my daughter’s favorite things to do with Siri on my iPhone, besides rename me all sorts of ridiculous names, is to ask it questions. “Siri,” she’ll say, “what is your real name?” Siri will reply with how she really doesn’t like talking about herself. Hilarious, right?
I’m almost afraid to show her this tip, then, because she’ll now have a ton of questions to ask Siri, getting truly [Read More...]
Siri’s good at simple things like creating appointments, sending texts, calling people and looking up random bits of information on the Internet, but what I really want Siri to be great at is managing stuff in my house.
One Redditor decided he was tired of turning his Philips Hue bulbs on and off all on his own, so he employed some clever hackery to get Siri to do it for him. In the video above you can see that the [Read More...]
Duke Nukem II,Â the side-scrolling shoot ‘em up first developed for PC, is back to celebrate its 20th anniversary on iOS. This is originalÂ Duke NukemÂ at its finest â€” only it’s been optimized and improved for touchscreen devices.
The game comes with 32 action-packed levels that let you relive this 1993 classic all over again. It offers VGA graphics with 256 “eye-popping” colors, kick-ass weapons, and amazing interactive environments. There’s also new artwork and [Read More...]
Apple made its iOS 6.1.3 update available to the public last week, quashing a lock screen security flaw that allowed a passcode lock to be bypassed with a few simple taps. But the update also introduced a number of problems of its own. Not only do we now have a newÂ lock screenÂ security flaw, but some users are also suffering battery life issues.
Since installing the latest firmware, users have been flocking to [Read More...]
Click for the full convo. Oy.
Auto-correct is one of the most loved and hated features of the modern iPhone era, with tons of websites featuring the hilarious, and usually racy, mistakes that auto-correct seems to gleefully include in any hastily typed conversation with your mom.
There are other features that you can toggle off and on as well, but seriously, this is important. Right, mom?
“Sorry buster! No can do. I’ll just break free, kick-butt, and be on my way…”
3D Realms (Max Payne, Duke Nukem) and Intercepter Entertainment (Rise of the Triad) announced today the upcoming release of Duke Nukem II for iOS. Coming in April 2013, Duke Nukem II lets you guide a 2D Duke of mayhem across 32 classic levels from [Read More...]
One of the best games of last year — XCOM: Enemy Unknown — is coming to the Mac, allowing Mac gamers for the first time to tactically repel a full-on invasion of the planet Earth, one turn at a time.
Developed by Firaxis Games and published by 2K Games on the PC and Consoles, XCOM: Enemy Unknown is coming to the Mac by way of port-masters Feral Interactive.
The game itself [Read More...]
According to a tweet sent out by Reuters, Apple says it was attacked by a group of hackers who infected a small number of its Mac computers.
Apple says it was attacked by the same group that hit Facebook and other companies, but there is no evidence that any data left Apple. The company is working with law enforcement to identify the hackers.
Details on the story are still developing. Information will [Read More...]
Rdio — for my money, the best a la carte streaming music subscription service out there — just released a nice update to their iOS app, making it easier (and prettier) than ever to interact with your music.
The 2.1 update to Rdio for iOS features two main new additions (outside of a sexy new splash screen, that is): the addition of long press and badges.
The new long press feature [Read More...]