With iOS 6, Apple has granted Siri a number of new abilities. One of the new things Siri can do is to launch apps for you! This can be handy for users with lots of apps, and save you from digging through folders or scrolling through Spotlight.
Using the new command is a very simple task. Here’s how it’s done:
Hold down your home button until Siri is activated.
Tell Siri which app you’d like to open by saying “Launch” or “Open”, and then the app name. In this example we used Twitter, so the command was “Launch Twitter.”
In most cases, Siri will now immediately open your app. However, if there are multiple matches, or your didn’t state the name clearly, Siri will give you a list of options.
Saying the proper app name, or simply tapping the app you want will launch it immediately.
That’s all there is to it! I hope you found this tip as useful as I did!
Just over a month ago, Apple unveiled the new iPhone 5 handset on September 13th. Now, the Cupertino company is settling out to host an event in next week. Apple invited press and has begun distributing the invitations for an event that will take place on October 23rd. With the striking sentence “We’ve got a little more to show you.” in the invitation’s image with Apple logo in front of a colorful background, the event is undoubtedly when the company will unveil its first-ever smaller iPad, which is often referred to as the iPad Mini by the entire tech world.
The text “little” more means Apple is really gearing up to show off its little tablet. Earlier today, we reported that 7.85-inch iPad Mini is expected to be announced on October 23rd. One source has said according to a leaked documents, the iPad Mini will ship in no less than 12 different configurations, each coming in two color options to choose for: black and white. The document has revealed a list of iPad Mini SKUs – P101, P103, P105 and P107 editions. These hints are suggesting that the long rumored iPad Mini will have four storage options – 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB. That means you can also expect to see the Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi + 3G, and Wi-Fi + LTE versions of the little Apple tablet referring to the three different distinctions “GOOD,” “BETTER,” and “BEST.” iPad Mini isn’t expected to carry the same design of the bigger iPad tablet. According to the source, the 8GB iPad Mini edition could be priced as low as $ 249.
ipad Mini will ships with the new iOS 6. The California Theatre in San Jose, Calif, will serve as the venue for the event. The event will begin at 10:00 a.m. PT. Some reports are suggesting Apple has ordered more than 10 million units for the fourth quarter of this year.
How much are you looking forward to the iPad Mini? Would you buy it?
Alongside the smaller iPad, Apple plans to announce a new version of its Mac mini. Sources say that these Mac minis will come in two standard configurations, with different storage and processor options, and a third model that runs OS X Server.
The new Mac Mini models will reportedly be available to order immediately after they are announced. The Mac Mini is certainly overdue for an update, as the last refresh occurred over one year ago. The new models will likely include USB 3.0 support, as well as newer Ivy Bridge processors.
MobileCon 2012 recently opened its doors to yet another tablet with a twist coming from a relatively sleeping manufacturer.
Kupa’s UltraNote modular tablet is something to awe upon and it brings with it all the necessary ingredients that we look for in a tablet: sleek, stylish yet tweaked to modernization and built to be an everyday cohort.
Picking its technical aspects, the UltraNote is a 10.1 inch slab with IPS display and a 10-point multitouch panel. It will carry Microsoft’s Windows 8 Operating System plus a generous serving options of either an Intel Core i3, i5 or 17 complete with Ivy Bridge processor; 4 or 8GB of RAM and 64 or 128GB of SSD; 2 USB3.0 ports, and HDMI port and a 5megapixel rear facing camera with a decent 2megapixel front clicker to boot.
With all its bells and whistles, its modular design sets the UltraNote apart from the rest of the tablet market. By modular, Kupa means that the tablet can be physically modified, say with a card reader or a scanner. Its battery can also be replaced ala swappable memory card found in most Smartphones.
Kupa also has an optional keyboard dock for the UltraNote with a serving of various ports including USB and Ethernet. The built in battery can go up to 12 hours when the tablet is attached, making the UltraNote a hybrid tablet/laptop.
The 1.7 pound slab by Kupa is still without a sticker price but noticing the divulged specs, it won’t be on the mid-range even though the company isn’t as popular as Asus or Lenovo.