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BMW Announces App Integration with Audible, Glympse, Rhapsody and TuneIn

March 29, 2013 — by Sette Capati0


The integration of mobile applications is not limited to gadgets anymore as BMW adapts Apple genius into its Apple-enabled cars with its ConnectedDrive initiative.

BMW, also known as Bayerische Motoren Werke AG features a special option called Apps, integrating iOS software from third party applications for a luxurious entertainment and driving experience.


BMW today announced four new partners to provide BMW Approved Apps for BMW Apps option for Apple iPhone. The latest BMW Approved Apps include Audible (downloadable audio books and other spoken-word content), Glympse (location sharing), Rhapsody (subscription music service) and TuneIn (Internet radio).

The Apps platform supports model year 2011 and later vehicles that is fully controlled by BMW Connected App. A total of four iOS apps were integrated and have been confirmed.

Just like the other BMW Apps-enabled software, these four iOS programs interact with the vehicle’s entertainment system and the iDrive controller. The previous BMW Apps feature software that locates the vehicle, remote car locking/unlocking, finding place via Google Maps and more.

Here’s what you’ll see on your car’s main display once the Apps are activated:



Integrating access to digital spoken-word content from Audible was the next logical way to expand audio entertainment for drivers. The ability to use the Glympse app from the existing vehicle controls enables drivers to share their whereabouts and ETA in a much safer way.

Previews are already offered for media guests at the New York International Auto Show on the BMW since yesterday and still available until today, March 28.

The drivers are provided with both hands-free and eyes-free experience, allowing them to interact with Siri by activating the Siri button installed in selected cars.

What do you think of these developments? Let us know your thoughts on comments.

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AssistantEnhancer Adds More Searching Options for Siri

February 27, 2013 — by Sette Capati1


photo 3-10Jailbreak tweaks make it easier to integrate third-party applications into Siri. Recently, I tested AssistantLove that supports the iOS 6, allows Spotify to play music and has GPS integration.

I found another gem worth downloading. It improves Siri’s search options and from the name itself, AssistantEnhancer enhances voice control functions. It’s more than you expect – beyond weather forecasts and sports updates.


NowNow Allows You To Launch Google Voice Search With Activator Gestures

November 10, 2012 — by Adeel Qayum1


Google’s new voice search app has been welcomed by the iOS users. The new voice search is faster than Siri, and the search displays information cards read out aloud. Siri, on the other hand, remains silent on Wolfram Alpha. At the moment, you manually have to initiate Google voice search, but NowNow is a new Cydia tweak that allows you launch Google voice search from anywhere with the help of any Activator gesture. Read on for more details.

As a pre-requisite of the tweak, Google search application has to be installed on the device. After installation, you have the option to allow the app to access your current location, which will allow you to send location-sensitive queries. You can also get it to read the search results out loud by changing the voice search language to U.S English.


Google To Introduce Google Now Siri-Like Feature on iOS Devices

August 9, 2012 — by Sette Capati0


Here comes Google Now to be integrated on Google Search app for iOS devices, a Siri-like feature that informs and interacts with you wherever you go. Will this be the future competitor of Siri?

Since Google Chrome for iOS was launched, the development and tweaks of Google Search app was relentlessly pursued by third-party developers. And it doesn’t stop there. Google was eager to penetrate the market offering third-party apps to the iOS community. From the Android arena, now it’s all set for the iPhone and iPad devices.


SiLight: Turn On The Flashlight With Siri

July 21, 2012 — by Adeel Qayum3

We know that Siri, Apple’s very own virtual assistant can help users perform a lot of tasks when she receives simple verbal commands. Though the fruit company has given her an impressive a set of skills, her repertoire keeps improving through the numerous tweaks which we can easily find in the Cydia Store. Not only that, we all know that once the iOS 6, which we all are waiting for, is released, it will further improve her performance. Though she is able to perform tasks, which are related to software, she isn’t able to do a lot when it comes to the hardware side of the iDevice people use. A tweak by the name SiLight will no doubt change that.


SiriLoveLyrics: Show The Lyrics Of Your Favorite Songs Using Siri (Cydia Tweak)

July 19, 2012 — by Adeel Qayum2


Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could use Siri to the lyrics of a particular song? Well now we can! The jailbreaking community has developed a new Cydia tweak which enables us to know about the lyrics of a song being played! The tweak is known as SiriLoveLyrics.

The new tweak is available via ModMyi repo. It allows users to discover and check the lyrics of a song using Siri. Many hackers have experimented with Siri since the release of the A5 untethered jailbreak. We have seen many Siri tweaks which utilize the digital voice assistant being released.


Siri Hack Enables Location Based Search For Countries Outside U.S

July 18, 2012 — by Adeel Qayum1


The iPhone 4S brought to us the digital voice assistant, Siri. She can answer all the questions, provided the questions make sense and the database has the answer to the. Now, you can ask Siri about different locations such as parks and clubs, and you’ll be provided with the right answer. Siri can’t, by default, extend her reach outside the US. This means if you’re travelling, you won’t be able to ask about nearby restaurants and other recreational places. However, all that changes for International Locations for Siri. This is a new tweak through which you can ask the assistant about different locations when travelling.


How To View Twitter Timeline Using Siri (Cydia Tweak)

July 17, 2012 — by Adeel Qayum


Many features came with the release of iOS 5 in October 2011. Along with enhancements like the Notification Center, Siri was also released with the iPhone 4S. We covered why other iOS devices won’t get Siri officially, as it is by official measures exclusive to the iPhone 4S hardware. Initially, the developers were facing difficulties in creating and testing Siri-based tweaks. But after the release of greenpois0n absinthe tool which allowed for untethered jailbreak of all A5 devices, the Siri tweaks started flowing in!


PersistentAssistant: Talk To Siri Without Pressing Home Button Again and Again

July 2, 2012 — by Adeel Qayum5


It will be a year in October since Siri was first introduced with the iPhone 4S. Since then, a number of ways has been introduced to customize the digital voice assistant or make it more useful. There are a number of tweaks at the Cydia Store that are focused on Siri. The latest addition comes in the PersistentAssistant.

It’s a new tweak that brings a new feature to Siri which should have been present by default. With PersistentAssistant, you don’t have to hit the icon each time after you’re done interacting with Siri. After you say something, she will automatically detect you’re done talking, and start to search about your query. This is nice, as you can talk to Siri while driving or lying in bed without the need to touch the device!