This is the 36th post in a series called 5 Things. Each week I will share a combination of technology articles and apps that I have discovered and liked in the past week. Anything highlighted in blue is a link to an article, an app, or another section of my website.
Siri has a very interesting history. Long before it ended up on the iPhone and iPad it was a Defense Department research project that had a budget of $150 million.
I am in awe of all the things that Siri can already do but I believe that in a few years it will do so much more!
If you are curious about the origins of Siri this is an article worth reading.
This was a pretty common question that I would get asked when working at the Apple Store. The answer that I would give people is that it is technically possible to do so, but I was not going to help them figure out how to do it because it is technically breaking the law.
I hope that the law changes so that we can take the movies that we have already purchased on DVD and "rip" them so that we can easily watch them on our mobile devices.
Until then, I wouldn't recommend it and you won't be getting any help from me on the subject.
It's sad that we live in a world where we have to worry about people trying to take advantage of us, but it's the reality that we live in. This article will get you up to speed on some of the increasingly more sophisticated scams out on the internet.
If you read this article you will learn about the following scams:
- The Long Con
- The Authority Dupe
- The Puppet
- The Bait & Switch
If you lose your keys, kids, or iPhone on a consistent basis (hopefully not your kids), then you might want to check out hipKey. I might pick one up and put in on my keychain so I make sure to never leave a location without both my keys and my iPhone.