Siri, can you rap? As it turns out, yes, she can – and quite well. At the Music Hack Day 2011 competition in London, Hacker Robert Boehnke used SiriProxy to create a delightful rendition of Hypnotize by Notorious B.I.G.
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Frozenbite has officially released Trine 2 – the highly-anticipated sequel to the original action fantasy game, featuring online co-op multiplayer, gorgeous new graphics, and more.
TeleNav, a large provider of turn-by-turn GPS solutions for mobile platforms, has announced that they will soon launch a new free voice-guided turn-by-turn GPS navigation service for use in mobile apps and websites.
Netflix has just released version 2.0 of their iOS app, bringing a slick new iPad interface, support for streaming in Latin America, and other general stability and performance improvements.
UltraLingua has released their all-in-one French-to-English language suite on the Mac App Store (the first of many languages to come), providing an excellent language reference, and a simple way to learn a new language.
T-Mobile has released a new comparison video between the iPhone 4S and the HTC amaze 4, and this one is especially disturbing, as T-Mobile has pulled out all the stops and gone with the “all-out stupid” approach.
According to the latest report from mobile security firm Lookout, malicious and dangerous apps on the Android platform have more than doubled in the past six months alone.
According to new blog posts from notable iOS hacker Pod2G, the Chronic Dev Team has now finished coding for an untethered iOS 5 jailbreak on all A4-powered devices. A public release will likely occur in the near future.
Samsung plans to turn up the volume on its efforts to compete with Apple’s iTunes by directly providing content to customers who buy its TVs, smartphones and tablets.
Steve Jobs has been snubbed for TIME’s Person of the Year award. It was previously rumored that Jobs might be up for the award, and would have become the first ever person to receive the award posthumously.
Six-Guns, a universal app from developer Gameloft, known for games such as the Modern Combat series and N.O.V.A bring a fun third person action game to the App Store. From the start of the game you jump right into the action, but the tutorial before that. Right when you launch the game it really doesn’t tell a story, although there is a story behind Six Guns. You play as Buck Crosshaw, an outlaw who faked his own death, and now finds himself in Arizona where he runs into an ancient force which he has to overcome.
AppleInsider mentions a new unverified report that Google is working on its own voice assistant for Android to compete with Siri. Codename: “Majel” after the late Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, the actress who voiced the on-board computer in Star Trek.
Docks have become incredibly popular in recent years as a result of Apple’s devices. You can get them in all shapes and forms with all sorts of features, but none of them are quite as extraordinary as iTree – potentially the largest dock ever made.
MacPhun, makers of the popular FX Photo Studio apps for Mac and iOS, have released Snapheal – a new Mac app that allows for advanced photo editing without any special knowledge, and can even erase unwanted objects with ease.
Chipmaker Intel says a lingering hard drive shortage will affect its 4th quarter results. However, the issue is not expected to have a negative effect on Apple’s Mac sales.
With the general expectation being that the next-gen iPad will feature a Retina display, it is somewhat surprising to see that Apple is also rumored to be launching a Retina Macbook Pro in 2012, with a reported resolution of 2880 by 1800.