Finding Rachel Dawes would have been a lot easier if Batman didn't have to use Apple Maps. This hilarious parody comes from movieclipsTRAILERS, which also made Maps-themed parodies for The Hunger Games and The Shining.
IBM has banned employees from using Apple's Siri personal assistant on their corporate networks, fearing that speech-to-text logs from the app might give away corporate secrets.
To be allowed on an IBM network, a device first has to be configured with remote data wipe capabilities and have any file-transfer apps -- like Apple's iCloud -- disabled and replaced with IBM's own MyMobileHub. Because Siri voice queries are sent to Apple's servers to be converted from speech to text, and also analyzed to help improve Siri's accuracy, IBM is worried that employees who use it might be revealing more information than they realize.
Sure, it seems unlikely that some guy at IBM is asking "Siri, can you give me driving directions to the skunkworks lab?" but it's better to be safe than sorry.
YouTubers Sneaky Zebra explore the violent side of Apple's Siri in "Siri: Ultimate Combat Assistant." Who knew a personal assistant could be so helpful in combat situations?
Unfortunately, in real life, you'd just be shot while Siri said, "I'm sorry, I don't understand."
Yesterday, I posited that Apple's new Siri commercial starring Samuel L. Jackson would have been a lot better if Jackson had been in character as Julius from Pulp Fiction.
Well, that happened in a delightful parody from Slacktory (or, as they call it in France, a Royale with Cheese).
(Sorta not safe for work, Pulp Fiction.)
Siri meets Samuel L. Jackson in a new iPhone ad campaign from Apple. It's not an Avengers tie-in, and Sam's not in character as Nick Fury -- which might be a good thing, considering how much Avengers advertising is out there right now.
And anyway, if Apple wanted do a movie tie-in with Samuel L. Jackson, they'd have to pick Pulp Fiction.
"Siri, what does Marcellus Wallace look like?"
Apple is facing a class-action lawsuit filed by a customer who feels that Siri, the iPhone 4S's voice-controlled digital assistant, doesn't live up to the promises of the company's commercials.
Frank M. Fazio, a New York resident and unhappy iPhone 4S owner, has filed his complaint of false advertising with the U.S. District Court in San Jose, calling the ads "fundamentally and designedly false and misleading."
His complaint says ads showing people using Siri to "make appointments, find restaurants, and even learn the guitar chords to classic rock songs or how to tie a tie" are nothing like "the actual operating results and performance of Siri."
He also alleges that the iPhone 4S without Siri is just a more expensive iPhone 4, although it has a faster processor, improved antenna and better camera than its predecessor.
Apple has yet to comment on the suit.
SaGa Design's "Omniscient Siri" iPhone case was the winning entry in a design contest held by 3D printing company Shapeways, which asked designers to come up with a physical representation of Apple's voice-controlled personal assistant.
Siri seemed a lot less threatening when she was joking about hiding dead bodies. Now that she's popping out of an iPhone like some kind of alien Chestburster, I don't know if we can be friends anymore.