Stories by Usman Qureshi

Apple Building Expensive “Prototype” TV Sets For 2012 Launch

We have been hearing rumors of an Apple branded TV set every now an then for the last couple of years. A new publication by Fortune quoting analyst Gene Munster (via 9to5Mac) claims that according to Gene, all evidence is pointing to a launch as soon as next year. Among the newly presented evidence from him […]

Kittlaus, The Co-founder Of Siri For iPhone 4S Quits Apple

According to an exclusive report by AllThingsD, the co-founder and Chief Executive of company which developed the magical Siri voice assistant for iPhone 4S, has departed from Apple. Dag Kittlaus has led the speech recognition efforts for Apple, since it bought Siri in April of 2010. He had been Siri’s CEO since 2007. According to the report, he […]

Redsn0w 0.9.9b7 Released, The Fastest iOS 5 Jailbreak For Mac & Windows

Just moments ago, Dev-Team pushed another update to Redsn0w jailbreak for iOS 5. The news came from @MuscleNerd as always via Twitter explaining that Redsn0w 0.9.9b7 for Windows and Mac is the fastest jailbreak solution for iOS 5. Total jailbreak time has been reduced to 80 seconds which was previously around 210 seconds. However, this will stretch […]

Download Winterboard For iOS 5 [Cydia]

Heads up guys! Everyone’s favorite iOS customization utility i.e Winterboard has just been updated to support iOS 5 and is now available for download in Cydia. Jay Freeman (@Saurik) has been updating all his Cydia packages one by one to make them work smoothly with iOS 5. A beta version of Winterboard for iOS 5 was handed over […]

Upcoming Jailbreak Tweak: IntelliScreenX For iOS 5 [Cydia]

A cool upcoming jailbreak tweak from Intelliborn called IntelliScreenX promises to bring Notification Center alerts and widgets right on to your iPhone’s Lock Screen. The tweak will require iOS 5 to function and will allow users to access system toggles, read full emails in Notification Center, view upcoming calendar events as well as view and post to […]

[Update] Siri Running Successfully On All iOS 5 Devices

Update 1: @jackoplane updates Siri on other iOS devices will require a jailbreak. They haven’t posted a video for legal reasons. Just 3 days ago, we told you how 9to5Mac in collaboration with developer Steven Troughton-Smith ported the Siri technology from iPhone 4S to iPhone 4 and had shown at on video as well. Today, another claim comes from […]

Download RedSn0w 0.9.9b6 For iOS 5 Jailbreak On Windows

The iPhone Dev-Team has just updated their iOS 5 jailbreak tool to support Windows. The latest version is RedSn0w 0.9.9b6 which brings quick iOS 5 jailbreaking to Windows and also fixes “Location Services” issue for iPhone 3GS devices running on the 06.15 baseband. Like the previous release, jailbreakers don’t need to supply the IPSW file manually […]

Luminaries, Politicians & Celebrities Pay Tribute To Steve Jobs

A private event held at Stanford University’s Memorial Church saw Silicon Valley luminaries, politicians and celebrities along with several hundred people gather in order to pay a tribute to late Apple Inc co-founder Steve Jobs on Sunday. Among those who graced the event were Google chief executive Larry Page, media mogul Rupert Murdoch and former […]

Siri’s Got An Attitude, Here’s How Apple Developed It

Those who have been lucky enough to get their hands on and play with Siri’s intelligent responses in the last couple of days, must have noted that Apple’s intelligent voice assistant built into the iPhone 4S has a bit of an attitude. Trying to find out how Apple built Siri’s quirky personality, the Wall Street Journal spoke with one […]