Siri programmed to control an entire house

By Cody Lee on Feb 7, 2013

It seems like it’s been a while since we’ve seen any good SiriProxy hacks. If you recall, setting up Siri proxy servers to program Apple’s digital assistant to execute custom commands was all the rage last year. But the movement has since quieted down.

There’s a new video out, though, of a guy using Siri and a Rasberry Pi-based SiriProxy server to control almost everything in his house that may rekindle interest in the community. Watch him control his thermostat and TV, open his garage and more… Read More

 

Watch this guy open his garage door with Siri

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 17, 2012

It’s been a while since we’ve seen any cool Siri Proxy videos. At one time they were all the rage, with people starting cars, adjusting thermostats, and more, all via Apple’s virtual assistant.

Now that the newness of Siri has worn off, Siri hacks and proxy usage has kind of died down. That is, until now. With the help of a friend — the credit card sized Rasberry Pi computer — this guy is able to open up his garage using only his voice. Read More

 

‘AssistantServer Installer’ brings half baked Siri experience to older iOS devices

By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 21, 2012

If you don’t have an iPhone 4S, but still want to experience Siri, chances are you’ve already done so through one of a variety of existing methods.

Since the iPhone 4S was released, numerous methods for providing Siri, or at least some form of her, have appeared for older devices.

AssistantServer Installer is yet the latest way to do so, and the cool thing about it is that it requires minimal configuration to get it up and running at a very basic level… Read More

 

Siri speaks Hindi with a little help from a proxy server

By Cody Lee on Apr 10, 2012

Last month, Apple released iOS 5.1 to the masses. The update included few new features, but it did bring Japanese Siri support. This brought the digital assistant’s number of compatible languages up to a whopping… four.

But if Siri doesn’t currently support your language, that doesn’t mean you’re out of luck. Developer Kunal Kaul took matters into his own hands and taught Siri to speak Hindi — with a little help from his proxy server… Read More

 

Apple fighting non-iPhone 4S devices running Siri?

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 14, 2012

Is there a new game of cat and mouse brewing? Reports from non-iPhone 4S Siri users indicate that there may be.

Apparently, Apple has altered its requirements for a successful Siri connection, adding a new token to the mix that has caused problems for those who connect to a 3rd party Siri server on non-iPhone 4S devices.

Are you one of them? Read More

 

i4Siri: a promising 3rd party Siri server

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 9, 2012

Ever since the possibility of a Siri Proxy server was first unveiled, it’s been all the rage. The promise of being able to run Siri on older devices? Count me and about a million other people in.

Now you can hardly look around without seeing some blurb about a 3rd party Siri server, and although security (or lack thereof) is still a big concern, it’s apparently not concerning enough to keep the masses of pre-iPhone 4S owners away.

Andrew Sheridan, one of the primary folks behind the i4Siri project reached out to me about a month ago asking me to try his Siri server. Here are some of the results of that trial… Read More

 

How to Install Siri on iPad 2

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 23, 2012

Siri on the iPad 2 is now a reality, courtesy of the iPad 2 untethered jailbreak. It became a lot more compelling with the release of tweaks like SiriToggles, and updates to Hands-Free Control.

We’ve already shown you how to install Siri on the iPhone 4, so we’ll use that tutorial along with some additional key information to help you get Siri running on the iPad 2! Read More

 

How to Install Siri Proxy Plugins [Video]

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 11, 2011

A couple of days ago we showed you how to install the much talked about Siri Proxy Server. That’s the first step to being able to really do some marvelous things with Apple’s so-called personal assistant.

The next step is installing the plugins that take advantage of the Siri Proxy. These plugins range from enabling you to tweet on command, start your car, control your television, or query IMDB’s massive movie database.

In the following tutorial, we show you how easy it is to install Siri Proxy plugins, and we use the IMDB plugin as an example. If you already have Siri Proxy installed, you don’t want to miss this… Read More

 

How to Install Siri Proxy Tutorial [Video]

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 9, 2011

We’ve gone hands-on with Siri Proxy, and the things you can do with this handy tool are amazing.

But as you know, at iDB we don’t like to keep all the good stuff to ourselves. For that reason, we’ve created this comprehensive video tutorial and guide that shows you how to run Siri Proxy on your iPhone 4S.

We show you step-by-step what’s needed to try out Siri Proxy yourself… Read More

 

Our Own Video Demonstration of Siri Proxy in Action

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 9, 2011

Late last night I set out with the goal of getting the much talked about Siri Proxy server running on my iMac and iPhone 4S. After a couple of hours of tinkering, I could finally report success.

We’ve all seen the videos, but actually using it yourself is a whole different experience. It’s really amazing what Pete “Plamoni” Lamonica has been able to pull off with Siri Proxy.

What’s even better is that there’s all sorts of plugins available to take advantage of. Check inside as we go hands-on with the Twitter and IMDB plugins for this wonderful Siri enhancer… Read More