Siri hack idea

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by utwarreng, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. utwarreng macrumors 6502

    utwarreng

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    I didn't see anything that said Siri could do this, and I realize it may take some time to go through the code and determine if this is even possible...I would love for Siri to be able to read webpage/Twitter content back to me. I oftentimes find myself wanting to read something on the web, but I'm multitasking by doing something else (i.e.: dishes, folding laundry, etc.). This would be great for something like that.
     
  2. Dave Felix macrumors 6502a

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    Thats a good question. Mac OSX allows the webpage to be read to you while you do other things. I believe its very much possible.
     
  3. SXR macrumors 6502a

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  4. cameronehrlich macrumors newbie

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    You can kinda do this.

    There is an accessibility option in settings that allows you to select text and have a voice read it back to you... if it doesn't work directly on a webpage, you could maybe copy and paste the text into Notes and then select it all and tell it to speak it.
     
  5. kvizzel macrumors 6502a

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    i wonder if siri could be implemented to read you a book or something from ibooks.
     
  6. ritmomundo, Oct 16, 2011
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    ritmomundo macrumors 68000

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    Your phone CAN read to you

    Its built into the iPhone (not just 4S, but 4, and 3GS. not sure about 3G). I've been using this for over a year to read non-audio books to me when I'm at the gym or in the car.

    Check this:
    http://www.tipb.com/2010/12/31/tip-iphone-read-voiceover/

    btw, I think it uses the same voice as Siri. So there you go :)
     
  7. jedics macrumors newbie

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    will it be possible to get Siri onto OS X at some stage?

    seems like to good a tool to just use on a phone....
     
  8. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Its only a matter of time before its on all iOS and OSX devices.
     
  9. JakeDreamsBig macrumors newbie

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    But what about the cloud?

    Siri has so much potential to streamline work in anything it is added to! I can't wait to see it spread across more devices!
     

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