A group of iOS hackers have managed to successfully port Apple’s virtual assistant software Siri to the iPhone 4 and fourth-generation iPod touch, and the software needed to perform the port is now available to the public. Tech blog InTech-BB posted the necessary links on Sunday along with a how-to guide, and a number of users have reported successfully installing Siri on their devices using the tools and steps provided within the guide. Several users note problems with their cameras after installing the ported Siri software, but a fix is apparently now available. IPhone 4 and fourth-generation iPod touch owners who understand the risks involved with jailbreaking and installing unauthorized software can follow the read link below for a step-by-step tutorial along with a video of Siri in action on an iPhone 4. More →
There’s a tutorial on how to download and install cracked apps from the newly-launched Mac App Store floating around, and while we’re not encouraging pirating applications and cracked apps, we’re sure Apple will patch this pretty soon and it’s worth reporting on. If you download a free app from the Mac App Store, like the Twitter for Mac app, and then go to Package Contents and to the Contents folder of the app, you can copy the code signature and a couple other files and then paste those files into a non-purchased downloaded app. That will trick the non-purchased app into thinking you purchased it, and it will run without issue. We’re linking the site because again, we think it’s worth reporting, but we don’t encourage pirating apps — just pay the developers and support them so we can continue receiving great quality iOS and Mac apps, alright?
With the ever-increasing popularity of handsets like the iPhone, Pre, Curve, Storm and so on, US mobile users are clearly warming up to devices tied to unlimited data plans. In fact, many would argue that owning a smartphone without unlimited data is mind boggling. In July of 2008, Nielsen estimated that 14 percent of US wireless subscribers had unlimited data plans. Following the tremendous success of devices like the iPhone 3G and BlackBerry Storm, we’re certain this number has ballooned since Nielsen’s report. Considering there are over 275 million wireless subscribers here in the US, we’re probably looking at somewhere around 50 million unlimited data plan-toting people currently gobbling up the nation’s wireless bandwidth.