‘AnyVoice’ lets Siri speak using nearly 40 different accents

Would you like to hear Siri speak in a British voice? Or perhaps you prefer a Thai accent? With AnyVoice, either of these, plus nearly 40 others are available for you to choose from.

AnyVoice is a upcoming jailbreak tweak that allows you to easily customize Siri's accent. Be warned, though, some of the accents are much better sounding than others...

How to make Siri spew useless trivia

What's the longest word that can be typed using a single row of the keyboard? Siri knows.

Awesome Facts for Chatbot/Siri is an AssistantExtensions add-on that turns Siri into a random fact spewing assistant.

Check out our hands-on video inside...

Pay homage to Steve Jobs with this new Siri mic theme

Since Steve Jobs passed away last year, fans have been coming up with new ways to pay homage to the long-time CEO. Some folks have written tributes, and others turned out at Apple Stores to pay their respects.

But a theme designer, who calls himself monkystyle, took a different approach. He created a mic replacement for Siri so that jailbroken users can both customize the digital assistant, and pay homage to Steve. Introducing Stevi...

How to dismiss Siri with a swipe

Yesterday we told you how to dismiss Siri with your voice. Today, we're going to show you how to dismiss Siri with a Swipe.

SwipeSiri is a free jailbreak tweak available for Siri enabled devices that allows you to do just that.

Check out our video coverage of SwipeSiri inside...

How to open Siri directly from your Home screen

SiriBoard is a simple jailbreak tweak that places a shortcut to Siri directly on your iPhone's SpringBoard.

This will allow you to launch Siri from any Home screen page, or even place the shortcut into your dock or in a folder.

Personally, I think holding the Home button is the most efficient way to launch Siri, but perhaps you feel otherwise?

DismissSiri: Cancel Siri using a voice command

Want a quick and easy way to dismiss Siri? Then try the aptly named DismissSiri — a jailbreak tweak that makes Siri scram with a few simple voice commands.

As long as you don't set your expectations to high, and you don't have a tweak like MyAssistant, which makes DismissSiri redundant, then you may enjoy the functionality that this tweak has to offer...

Siri talks jailbreaking


Did you know that Siri is a jailbreaking expert? It's true, just have a look at this video.

Okay, so obviously there's more than meets the eye here. Siri is using AssistantExtensions, a jailbreak tweak that allows you to input various bits of knowledge into her "brain". Think Neo's "I know kung fu" quote from the Matrix for an idea of what it's like.

If you haven't read our post on AssistantExtensions we urge you to do so. It, along with the Jailbreak FAQ Add-on can be downloaded for free from Cydia's BigBoss repo.

How to use GPS navigation with Siri

Earlier today we brought you a report on AssistantLove — the new jailbreak tweak that allows you to play Spotify songs via Siri.

The tweak also has the ability to search and get directions and routes for 3rd party GPS apps, but unfortunately I wasn't able to get that working in my initial demo.

Now, with the help of the excellent free GPS app Waze, I can demo the integrated GPS navigation using Siri. I'm happy to report that it performs just as expected...

How to launch Siri using your Lock screen’s camera button

Do you rarely find yourself using iOS 5's Lock screen camera shortcut? If so, you may be interested in this handy tweak that maps the camera button on your Lock screen to Siri.

It's called LockAssistant, and instead of invoking your camera when tapping the shortcut on your Lock screen, your helpful assistant will be at your beck and call...

‘AssistantLove’ integrates Spotify with Siri, GPS, and more

If you know me, you know I've been waiting on a way to integrate Spotify with Siri's voice search for a long time.

I'm happy to say that it's finally here. AssistantLove can launch your favorite songs on Spotify via Siri, theoretically giving you a seemingly infinite library of songs right at the command of your voice.

Not only that, but AssistantLove features GPS app integration with TomTom, Navigon, and other popular GPS apps, and that's not all...

MyAssistant updated with new features, assorted bug fixes

Earlier this month, MyAssistant (aka MySiri) made its way into the Cydia Store. The jailbreak tweak adds a host of new options to your digital assistant, including controls for Settings toggles and Activator events.

Today, co-creator Andrea Oliva announced that MyAssistant 1.1 is now available for download, bringing a number of new features and bug fixes to the tweak. Keep reading for the full change log...

The top 10 Siri jailbreak tweaks

Now the the iPhone 4S untethered jailbreak has had some time to marinate, there's a nice helping of jailbreak tweaks available that are designed specifically with Siri in mind.

In fact, there are now enough that we can create a legitimate top 10 list covering some of the best Siri jailbreak tweaks to date.

If you have a jailbroken iPhone 4S (or an older device running Spire) then you don't want to miss this...