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I’m sure many of you must’ve been eagerly waiting for this day, however, I might have to disappoint you here. This is a working Siri on iPhone 4 port, but it’s not very legal or bug free. Siri is currently only available for the iPhone 4S and Apple has no plans on making it available for other iOS devices. We all love how Siri interacts just like a human, and how there’s no other assistant out there that’s as good. That’s why we all want to have it on your older iOS devices such as the iPhone 4, iPod Touch, iPhone 3GS and iPad.

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It has been proved and showcased earlier that Siri does work, without any problems, on the iPhone 4 and iPod Touch, but the method was claimed to be illegal and thus the developer did not want to distribute it. But now, there’s a new tweak on Cydia, going by the package name H1Siri, that claims to bring the complete functionality of Siri on iPhone 4 and iPod Touch. There’s a fairly simple method on installing it, but there have been reports of the servers being down, video camera not working, certain apps crashing and other bugs. So, it’s entirely on you, if you want to try this out.

How to Install Siri on iPhone 4

We have already warned you about the dangers of going about this port, but go ahead and follow the steps below if you’re really brave and have spare iPhone 4 and iPod Touch lying around. You need to be running on iOS 5 and your device must be jailbroken.

  • Fire up Cydia, go to Manage>Sources>Edit and Add one of the following sources : http://www.cydia.be or http://www.iphone3gsystem.fr/cydia.
  • Wait for the source to load, then look for the package H1Siri
  • Install and Reboot your device. If you can’t find Siri in Settings>General, then you need to reboot your device again.
You now have Siri on iPhone 4 or iPod Touch 4G. It may not work for all because this Siri port doesn’t communicate with the Apple servers, instead the developers have assigned it proxy servers. This also means that your personal data like contacts, emails, photos and other data are sent through a private and unknown server. We’d recommend not to try this if you’ve some really confidential data on your iOS device, plus there’s a chance that Siri might eat your iPhone. Here’s a video of the tweak in work:

After watching the video, I’m sure you’d be tempted to try it out. In case you do, let us know how it went. You might not even get access to the servers thanks to the overload and all your attempts top run Siri on iPhone 4 or your iPod Touch 4G may just remain a dream. However, it is important that you give it a try at least once. You can uninstall the package later on if you want to.

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If you’re a tech enthusiast or either an Apple or Samsung power user, then you probably know about the war going on between them. It started last year when Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Tab 10.1, which very much looked like the iPad and that’s when it all started. Apple tried and succeeded blocking sales of Samsung products in various countries and that didn’t make the latter very happy. Then there was the revenge.

Ever since then, the war hasn’t stopped and it keeps getting worse. In the beginning, it was Apple who was winning, but now it’s Samsung who’s got some wins in it’s pocket. Apple uses lots of parts manufactured by Samsung, which gives the latter a lot of profit, so it’s not likely that this will keep going on forever. They need each other, but they also need to safeguard their patents. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, the following Infographic made by Online MBA Guide will help you catch up.

 Samsung even released ads and paperwork to make Apple and it’s users look bad, which actually gave Samsung bad rep. Looks like this patent war between the two will keep on going till the judges and the companies get tired and someone calls truce. There are a lot of more courtroom visits left for both the companies, and I really hope that they come to a decision before things get bad.

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This kind of thing happens all the time. You leave your phone unattended, specially when there are kids or friends around, and return to find some files have magically disappeared from your Android device. It’s not really magical, but you’re going to be shocked when you find some important data missing from your phone. If you’re on your computer, there are many ways to deal with such situations. You can use different software to recover your deleted files, even if they’re deleted from the recycle bin.

Recover Deleted Files on Android

However, if you’re on your Android mobile or tablet device, then here’s a nice little app that will help you recover deleted files on Android. It’s a really simple to use app that works almost as well as all those desktop counterparts. It’s easy, quick and most importantly, works! To install this app on your Android phone, you’ll need to root it first, as this app requires user access to do its magic. You can follow our simple tutorial on how to root Android phones.

Undelete app can recover deleted files on Android devices, both from the external and internal storage. It’s a very useful app for Android users, but since this is a beta, it may not work on all devices. However, many devices running Android 2.1 and above have shown good signs, but don’t blame us if it doesn’t work on your device. Also, don’t expect the app to recover corrupted data, because it can’t, also don’t expect 100 percent positive results all the time.

Listed below are the official specifications of this app:

  • Fast scanning logic
  • Restore any file that has not been written over
  • Securely wipe/shred files
  • Works with images, video, music, archives and binaries
You can download Undelete from the Android Market for free and try recovering some lost data from your Android device. This is the first time a data recovery app has been made available for mobile devices. Mobile data recovery is going to be a reality soon, because data store on mobile devices these days are very important. As mobile devices become more and more personal, apps like these will make them even more better and safer.
Have you tried using Undelete to recover deleted files on Android?
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The day after Thanksgiving, is the most awaited day by all tech, electronic and shopping enthusiasts. It’s the Black Friday of course and the mega discount sale that happens at almost every online and retailer stores across the United States will flag off in a few hours. We just told you about the Amazon Penny Offer, where you can buy a variety of phones including the Galaxy S II for just $0.01 with a new 2 year contract. That’s not the only great offer going about today, and I’m sure you’d like to know where you could find the best Black Friday deals online.

On this day, the most important and famous deals can be found at the retail stores at Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Macy’s and other such stores. But, you can also grab things online for dirt cheap prices and amazing discounts. However, Apple won’t be giving much discounts on their products, as usual, and you can only expect a maximum of $50 discount on the iPads and about $100 on the MacBook Pro and iMac line up etc. You can check out the Apple discounts on their official online store, plus, if you were planning on buying a Windows Phone Mango device then you may like the Microsoft Black Friday deal. Head over to their online store to get yourself a free Windows Phone Mango device from Microsoft.

That’s not all. Now, let us tell you where you can find the best Black Friday Deals Online so that you can plan a nice strategy to get things before they run out of stock. Below are few websites that will tell you about all the places where you can find the best deals and also provide ads so you can see and know more about the offer before deciding to go for it.

  • Bfads.net – The No. 1 place to complete all your Black Friday Deals needs.
  • TheBlackFriday.com – Another online portal that provides lots of information and ads for deals happening all over the country.
  • BlackFriday2011.com - And one more to top up the cherry.
We believe that these three websites will certainly be more than enough to find out all the sweet deals that will be happening today and perhaps continue till Sunday, November 27. Not all of them will, because some are only one day deals. Bfads is the best place, so check that out first.
Don’t wait, because all these offers will go live soon, so be there and make the best out of the best shopping day of the year.
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The stock touch QWERTY keyboard on most Android devices running Froyo and lower are pathetic and non user friendly. They have small buttons and no spell correction or Swype or any cool features that the new Android 4.0 keyboard has on board. Android Ice Cream Sandwich was introduced with the launch of the Galaxy Nexus, Google’s current flagship Android device. And the stock keyboard is far better in terms of text input, prediction and spell correction. So, if you’ve been wanting to try it out on your device, the time has arrived.

An unofficial version of the Android Ice Cream Sandwich keyboard is available for download and can be installed on devices running Android OS 2.3.3 to 2.2. It’s not the final version of course, so you’ll experience bugs and crashes, but it’s still far better than the previous versions of the keyboard. It’s pretty easy to install as well, since the apk is available for download directly from the Android market. So all you have to do is enable Unknown Resources option in Settings>Applications and you’re good to go.

Once the keyboard is installed, just head over to Settings>Language & Keyboard and select the Ice Cream Sandwich Keyboard. You can also adjust it to your style from the keyboard settings. Now head over to any app and hold the text input area for a few seconds until a pop-up menu appears. Select Input method and choose Ice Cream Sandwich keyboard and there you’ll have it. Unlike the previous versions of Android keyboard, this one has lots of blue, so you’ll know you’re using it when you see the color blue. Here’s the list of features;

  • Multitouch keyboard
  • User dictionary, built-in dictionary
  • Configurable auto correction
  • Redesigned and optimized keyboard layout and style
  • Speech to text (select languages only)
  • Custom vibration intensity (haptic feedback)
  • Long press “Enter” key to bring up smiley alternatives (Only on Im mode, for example in Gtalk)
  • Long press on “/” key in URL mode to bring up domains
Download Android Ice Cream Sandwich keyboard from the Market. You can also search for it on your mobile device, but make sure you download the one by developer johntanmi. DO try it out and let us know how it works on your device, I’d personally recommend you to use this keyboard.
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There are plenty of apps available on the Mac App Store, but there aren’t quite a lot of Windows apps on there. Certain users who’ve recently moved over to the Mac, will definitely miss some basic Windows applications. Now, there are ways to make your Mac desktop or laptop run Windows OS altogether, but I’m pretty sure many of them don’t want to try that. Also, there are many games and useful software that are only Windows compatible, hence, the need to use them may arise.

Run Windows Software on Mac OS X

SO, if you’re looking for an alternative way to run all those useful apps and tools without installing Windows on your Mac, then look no more. This useful app available on the Mac App Store, called WinOnX, will let you run Windows software on Mac OS X without having to install Windows on your system. There are loads of apps available for Windows, but not so many for Mac, plus most apps that are used by all of us aren’t available for the Mac. Take for example, Windows Live Writer. It’s a great blogging tool and many bloggers use it, wouldn’t it be nice if you could run it on your Mac as well. It’s very easy to install and start using WinOnX.

  • Download the app from the Mac App Store.
  • Download the .exe setup file of the Windows application that you want to run.
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  • Look for the downloaded files using the WinOnX app, install it and use it like you would on your Windows machine.

That’s pretty much it. No need to install Windows using Bootcamp or run it as Virtual system, this method is far simpler and works as explained. We cannot assure if all those Windows games work, but the other software should run fine. And since this is such a useful app, it’s not free. You would have to shell $4.99 for the app, but it’s definitely worth the money. Also, you’ll need to be running Mac OS X 10.6 or greater to run this app.

Do try to run Windows software on Mac OS X using this app and let us know which ones worked for you and which didn’t.

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Google made the beta version of its music service on the cloud, Google Music, just a few days ago. However, it was only made live for the people living in the United States, and we know how dearly you want to upload all your favorite music to the cloud and listen to it on your Android device.

Google Music Outside United states

If you’re not in the U.S and want to use Google Music, then here’s a simple workaround that will let you do the same. But, you won’t be able to purchase any music as of now, until the service officially goes live around the world. You can, however, upload all your music on your PC to the cloud, a maximum of 20,000 songs. The working of this method is really simple. It just fools Google in to believing that you’re on a U.S IP address, thus letting you bypass the IP address detection and the annoying ‘ This service is not available in your country’ message.

How to Use Google Music Outside U.S

Here’s an easy tutorial on how to use Google Music outside United States. To do this, we’ll be using the Tor, a proxy software. Also, you’ll need to have some time to edit a file and play around with the tool. You’ll also require the Google Music app on your Android device, which you can get by looking for it on Google. Download Tor Browser Bundle for your operating system from here.

  • Start Tor and you will see the Vidalia control panel. Wait for it to get connected and the select ‘View the Network’.
  • A new dialog box will open up. Look for a U.S flag on the left hand side and right click on it. Select copy and click on Fingerprint. That U.S flag thingy is called a Node.
  • Now, close the Network Map and go back to the Vidalia control panel and click on Settings. Head over to the Advanced tab and look for ‘Edit torrc file’ on the page. Select it and a text editor should open.
  • You need to add two lines and paste the copied Node to this page. Add the lines, ExitNodes “your copied node” and StrictExitNodes 1. It should look like this.
  • Apply and Save and restart Tor and wait for it’s browser to open up. Now go to music.google.com and see if you can login. If it works, then close the Tor browser and use any of your favorite browser to set up Google Music. You’ll also have to download a desktop client for Google Music, which will be available to you once you Sign up or Login.
That’s it. You can now use Google Music outside United States. But, again, you will only be able to enjoy your uploaded music on your Android device, you can’t purchase anything. So, try this out and let us know if it works for you. It has been confirmed that using this method, Google Music works in India as well.
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I’ve been playing around with my iPhone 4S for about a week now, and after a few promising first conversations, I just don’t think that Siri and I will be getting to know each other any better. She seem’s like nice enough, and in a few specific situations, she even comes in pretty handy, but at least for now, Siri’s not the girl for me.

4 Reasons Why I won’t be using Siri any Longer


Lack of Privacy

Having a conversation with Siri may be fun, and it may help you deal with your loneliness, and it may even have many innovative uses — but let’s face it: there are going to be MANY situations in which an audible interface is impractical, discouraged, or downright incriminating. These spots include but are not limited to:

  • Libraries
  • Subways
  • Movie Theaters
  • Classrooms
  • Restaurants
  • Work

Like the guy constantly talking loudly on his Bluetooth headset, Siri’s voice simply isn’t always welcome.

Inability to Determine My Voice from Strangers’ Voices

I’m sometimes lucky enough to actually have human beings around me. Some of them have a mischievous and playful sense of humor — and some are simply random strangers with loud voices. If Siri is active while they’re vocalizing, many of my texts will inevitably include things that I really didn’t intend to say or want the recipients to read.

Lack of Security

It really bugs me that you don’t have to unlock your iPhone to get to Siri. Because she’ll respond to anybody’s voice, that means that ANYBODY could pick up your iPhone and send a text or email. Sure, you can change the passcode lock settings if you know about such things, but that means that you’ll sacrifice the immediate convenience (half of Siri’s appeal).

Speed

It’s pretty quick and easy to send off a short text message or or set an alarm with Siri, but it’s still much faster for me to sight read longer emails or type out longer emails than it is to have Siri read them aloud to me—not to mention editing what’s been dictated is a nightmare.

I do like and respect many of Apple’s products, but the truth is that I use a LOT of other alternatives instead. And Siri is Apple in a nutshell: desirable, sleek, and powerful… but riding the line where ‘tightly integrated with Apple’s products’ may as well mean ‘purposefully excluding everyone else’. Siri is almost completely helpless to assist you with third-party apps and services — this includes Facebook, Twitter, or any of the other 500,000 or so App Store choices – not to mention any number of browser-based (“Web 2.0″) services.

Closing on a more social/philosophical note, I must agree with Google’s Andy Rubin. “Your phone is a tool for communicating,” Rubin said at the AsiaD conference. “You shouldn’t be communicating with the phone; you should be communicating with somebody on the other side of the phone.” Granted, Rubin has his own obvious agenda for downplaying Apple’s products, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have a good point. Sorry Siri, you’re hip, cool and pretty functional, but you’re just not the girl for me!

This is a guest post by Greg from CableTv. If you would like to write for CallingAllGeeks, check our Guest posting guidelines.

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Google has been playing it’s game from some time now, from Android to the all new Google Music. Yes, the music service that was announced at Google I/O earlier this year, has now gone from beta to final. Google’s music service, simply called Google Music, is now live for everyone in the U.S and they can use it to upload their songs, purchase music and even share them with friends.

Apple has iTunes Match and Amazon has it’s own cloud player, and now Google Music is a direct competition to all these services. The service was made live at an Android event in Los Angeles today and is now available for everyone in the United States prior to the previous beta only/invitation based access that it had.

A quick look at the service shows you the different aspects of this new service, and even though it’s nothing new, it works. With Google Music, you can upload your favorite music to the cloud and then download it on to your mobile device, using the app. There is a limit, and is about 5000 songs lesser than that of iTunes Match, i.e, 20,000. But, then again, that’s a lot of songs to listen to and certainly you can’t keep so many on your mobile device.

You can download the uploaded or purchased tracks on to your mobile or tablet device for offline listening or you could just stream all your music. There’s a completely new Music store in the Android market, that allows you to purchase new songs or albums and even provides certain singles for free. Since this is a Google product, it’s automatically integrated with Google +, which means that you can share your purchased music with all your friends.

They can even stream the complete song from the social network, whereas you only get to preview 90 seconds of any song before purchasing it. This means that you can actually use Google + to listen to music. And, if you happen to have a band or are starting one, then you can even start your own page to sell your music for a one time fee of $25. The artists will get 70 percent of the price for each song sold.

Well, that’s all you have to know about the new Google Music and its services. You can download the Google Music app from the Android Market and start uploading your favorite music, if you’re in the U.S that is. This is Google’s answer to the iTunes Music Store, the Amazon Music Store and the Zune Store, but only time will tell if they’ll actually succeed. Personally, I think it’s a little too late to enter the arena, since Apple’s iTunes has been leading this game and continue doing so after the standards it’s set. What do you think?

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When Apple launched the iPhone 4S, they made it clear that the unlocked version of the device will be available in the United States in November. But, one important thing they did not let us in on was the date when it’ll be available in the U.S. You don’t have to wonder anymore, because Apple has now started selling the unlocked versions of the iPhone 4S on it’s Apple Online Store.

The iPhone 4S is now available in 29 countries, but most of them are locked to a carrier. So, if you don’t like that, you can get an unlocked iPhone 4S from the U.S Apple Online Store now. Being tied to a carrier means that you’d have to bear the roaming charges when you’re travelling, which could be pretty expensive at times. Hence, an unlocked iPhone will be a better idea, as you can change your SIM card whenever and wherever you want.

The iPhone 4S is both a GSM and CDMA phone, however that works only if you’re tied to a carrier, which means that the unlocked one will not be a world phone. You can only GSM SIM cards on the unlocked 4S. Here are the official U.S prices for unlocked iPhone 4S;

iPhone 4S 16 GB – $649
iPhone 4S 32 GB – $749
iPhone 4S 64 GB –  $849

The delivery dates for the unlocked devices are presently said to be 1-2 weeks, which is a long wait. But, you can also buy the unlocked iPhone 4S from certain Apple retail outlets if you’re planning on a road trip.

Buy Unlocked iPhone 4S from the Apple Online Store.

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