Using The New iOS 7 Siri Commands

f you find yourself fumbling with your iPhone to make a simple phone call, locate and launch an app, set a reminder or wake-up alarm then you’re probably not using Siri enough. If you still don’t know about Siri or you’re new to the iPhone or iPad, Siri allows you to issue voice commands on your device, saving you the trouble of all the tapping, typing, and searching by hand.

Siri was first introduced with iOS 5, back in 2010. We have covered what you can do with Siri, from calling people and making restaurant reservations dictating messages and notes using the voice to text feature. In this article I highlight some of the new commands in the iOS 7 version of Siri, as well as suggest some tips for getting the most out of the feature
Your First Siri Command

Your first Siri command couldn’t be easier. Whether your iPhone or iPad is in lock mode or not, simply press down on the Home button until you here the two-tone prompt and the new Siri screen comes up. If you don’t know what to say, you can tap on question at bottom-left of the screen to get a list of commands, or if you don’t speak for a few seconds a list of commands will appear on the screen.

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The list of Siri commands you see are related to all of the default iOS apps. Tapping on a listed app gets you additional commands and questions you can use. But if you’re just getting your feet wet with Siri you might feel a little overwhelmed with the long list. I will highlight a few of the new and most practical commands you might should know about.

Phone Calls and Messages
Voice Command Control Center
Launch Applications
Play iTunes Radio Station
Twitter Searches
Questions & Answers
Siri Settings
Siri Does It Faster

Source: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/do-more-with-siri-using-the-new-ios-7-siri-commands

Mobile Security

Well, there is a lot of noise in Washington DC this week!…
But I’m NOT talking about the IRS or Benghazi, I’m talking about high tech and the final approval of the US Department of Defense (DoD) of the iPhone! Android had been previously cleared. Unfortunately, bring your own device (BYOD) is still NOT secure enough for defense work…

See related links below.
http://appadvice.com/appnn/2013/05/pentagon-officially-grants-security-approval-for-apples-ios-devices
http://www.itwire.com/your-it-news/mobility/59896-ios-and-android-cleared-for-us-military-use-%E2%80%93-special-versions-required

Mobile Security – Android vs. iOS

Android vs iOS infographic

Infographic by Veracode Application Security

Building Mobile Apps Online

While there are many mobile app building techniques, very few let you build a mobile app on your device or even online…
Here is a short list of the services:

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App Maker Without Programming ( iGenApps)

How to create an iphone app with SeattleClouds.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYYR33gQlXA
How does it work? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZnzWp66jvU&blend=21&ob=5&lr=1
Ways to Embed Media Files in Your App http://seattleclouds.com/embed-media

How to Build an iPhone App that Doesn’t Suck

New Price List

As you already know, the mobile market in 2013 is heating up!

Since we were flooded by dozens of requests for quotes for mobile apps and conversions we decided to publish a price list here as well as a request for quote page where we promise a 1 business day for most quotes.
The best Apps for iPhone
Here are very useful links for you to find funding for your apps:

APPTOPIA.COM
Apptopia is one of most popular sites for buying and selling mobile apps. You’ll find a range of apps for sale with some having over a million downloads that are selling for six figures and others that aren’t as seasoned in the marketplace but still selling for great money .

APPSPLIT.COM
Although Appsplit is a marketplace, it’s very different than Apptopia in that developers can raise money for funding their app ideas.

SELLMYAPP.COM
SellMyApp.com is strictly a marketplace for buying and selling apps and source code for various marketplaces and platforms.

APPSFUNDER.COM
AppsFunder is a funding platform, connecting mobile entrepreneurs and developers, with funders to realize great apps together.

KICKSTARTER.COM
Fund & Follow Creativity! Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects.

Buy an iPhone and get free tazer…oops you GET TAZED by Police!

By a stupid action from the Nashua (Mass.) Apple store manager, a Chinese woman who wanted to buy more than 2 iPhones [her ONLY real crime!] was brutally tazed.

Store manager asked her to leave, then called police. Nobody tried to communicate in her language. …. Not good for the Christmas spirit Apple, not very nice at all…

Family says police used Taser because she can’t speak English…

Language barrier may be to blame for Nashua Taser incident

Taser X26 cartridge and coin

 

Application Development

Application Development


1. How did you get started in app development? What’s your background?
I always enjoyed programming. Mobile development is a new young field with a lot of potential.
I have more than 20 years in IT as consultant, systems analyst, programmer, web developer and trainer.

2. Why did you choose to create the kind of apps you’re creating (health, games, education, etc.)?
I wanted to share some of my security expertise in the form of reference tools to fellow professionals.
Other projects that I published were more for fun and learning how this new platform works…

3. What are some of the obstacles you face as a developer that you wish you could change? Are there resources you would recommend?
The lack of standard platforms and inconsistent training is really a serious problem.
The fast paced of multiple tools and libraries mushrooming for HTML5 is incredible!
Most books and courses teach you the platform and framework but they spend little time explaining how to design a good application.
That’s why you end up with over 100 apps that are just a flashlight or make a cat meow…
There are resources in the works like [we sponsored this KickStarter project] and the respected http://megamindtraining.com/

4. Some of the latest technology is exhibited at CES. What would you like to see as the best new technology at CES 2022?
Newer forms of input. Bluetooth pencils, better voice recognition… Graphic development libraries!

5. What do you, or app developers generally, need most in order to have continued success?
A friendly market deployment ecosystem, easier ways to get promotion or funding for apps.
Only 10% of independent programmers really make money, the rest are major developers.