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Siri, Siri… you say the darnest things!

Siri, Siri… you say the darnest things!
Well, Apple's launched the iPhone 4S and Siri seems to have some wisecracks to share with the world. Perhaps it contains traces of Steve Jobs' humour that will live on beyond his days. An interesting site has already sprung up, called Shit That Siri Says. It's quite funny, really. Here are a few that I really like.

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Introducing Apple’s Siri

Introducing Apple’s Siri
In case you don't know yet, Miss Siri is Apple's smart artificial intelligence application that let's you ask voice questions and get voice replies. You can ask for the weather, send text messages, do math calculations, ask for directions (women, you'll be glad your men now ask!), and a whole lot more. It's full potential is yet to be known,…

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Prevent legit email from ending up in Spam on Gmail

Prevent legit email from ending up in Spam on Gmail
Just 2 days ago, a colleague of mine casually mentioned that emails from a particular client ALWAYS end up in spam, causing havoc. This can have HUGE repercussions on us, as my company,¬†Integricity, an Interactive agency, always prides ourself to be fanatically responsive. Unwanted scenario - on a Friday evening at 5pm, just before going partying: "Hello vendor, have you…

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Travel app: Power plugs of foreign countries

Travel app: Power plugs of foreign countries
When traveling, it is always good to know everything about the power plugs used in the destination countries. You will need to know the type of socket and voltage used there, then compare it against your own devices. Not every country uses the same voltage as your home country, and while traveling in the Philippines recently, I was even presented…

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Initial encounter with Final Cut Pro X

Initial encounter with Final Cut Pro X
Despite the negative reviews, I decided to stick with Apple and know they can only improve their products from hereon. I clicked the "BUY" button in the Mac App Store and spent $299.99 on Final Cut Pro X, heralded by Apple as the next generation of video editing. Within a day, I discovered it's tough to make the transition if…

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Apple releases Final Cut Pro X

Apple releases Final Cut Pro X
Finally, after whetting our appetites for long enough, Apple releases Final Cut Pro X, a revolutionary software tool that will change the face of video editing, but only on Macs. There was much speculation about when it'd be released, knowing that Apple normally runs press releases on Tuesdays, and since they promised it to be in June, it was highly…

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TheBackpackr beats The Great China Firewall!

TheBackpackr beats The Great China Firewall!
Oh well... the battle was fun while it lasted, though it didn't carry on for too long. Upon arriving in Beijing, China, I was presented with an Internet connection in my hotel that totally blocked YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Blogspot and many other sites (I wrote about it here). Sure I had heard about the issues before arriving in China, and…

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TheBackpackr vs The Great China Firewall

TheBackpackr vs The Great China Firewall
And so... I have arrived in China, and have already been warmly welcomed by The Great China Firewall. Facebook, nope. Twitter, nope. Gmail, nope. Blogspot, nope. And many other websites - all NOPE! Only Foursquare and LinkedIn work, among a few other international social media websites. It's no wonder the local Facebook / Twitter clones known as Weibo and RenRen…

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