Siri hack idea

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

  1. utwarreng macrumors 6502


    Aug 8, 2009
    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

    Dave Felix

    Apr 9, 2011
    Scranton, Pennsylvania
    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


    Nov 20, 2007
  4. cameronehrlich macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2011
    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

    Jan 15, 2011
    i wonder if siri could be implemented to read you a book or something from ibooks.
  6. ritmomundo, Oct 16, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2011

    ritmomundo macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    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:

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

    Feb 28, 2011
    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


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    Its only a matter of time before its on all iOS and OSX devices.
  9. JakeDreamsBig macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2011
    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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