According to engadget (citing TouchPal as well as an internal source), HTC aims to replace Swype with TouchPal as the default input method in upcoming devices, including the new HTC One M9. The official TouchPal Twitter account also tweeted the engadget article about this, further confirming the move. What prompted this move? The CEO of CooTek, the company behind TouchPal, says it's because of their better contextual prediction and language support. If you actually look at the supported languages, you'll...
Siri Protocol Cracked, Android Port On The Way
Since Siri appeared on the fruit phone, we have seen a similar Android application called Iris show up. Well, after some extra effort being added to get the app to behave and understand us better, a few devs were able to crack Siri’s protocol. According to the original source, the guys at Applidium have Siri on the operating table and want to share what they’ve uncovered.
We are able to use Siri’s recognition engine from any device. Yes, that means anyone could now write an Android app that uses the real Siri!
This may be blocked by Apple very soon but the developers mention that it should be ok if using for personal use only. If you are interested in using Siri’s protocol to make your own apps, the devs have compiled a set of tools for that. They also mention that you must know Ruby, C and, Objective-C to be able to do anything with it.
Lets see how Apple reacts to this, they will be mad for sure…
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