Sunday, October 30, 2011

Hackers Find Quirky Uses for Siri - Businessweek

Siri-ous innovative app potential

Hacking Siri doesn’t require breaking Apple’s rules or diving deep into its source code. Apple designed Siri to be able to send SMS messages, and a lot of apps can understand those texts and act on them. (For instance, telling Siri to “Text Bank of America saying BAL” will send a message to one of the bank’s servers, which responds with your account balance.) The app Remember the Milk, a mobile to-do list, goes further: If you set its calendar as the default calendar in your iPhone settings, Siri commands such as “Remind me to pay the phone bill” will create new to-do items directly in Remember the Milk.

Hackers Find Quirky Uses for Siri - Businessweek

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