How to Sync Facebook Contacts to iPhone address book

Learn how to add your Facebook contacts to your iPhone. By doing this it will pull your friends profile pictures, birthdays and Facebook URLs to your iPhone contacts (names, email addresses, phone numbers) now every time your friends call you, you will see there profile picture automatically.

You can Sync your Facebook Contacts to iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 3GS, iPad and iPod Touch in a few easy steps.

Step 1: Download and install the official Facebook iPhone app from the App store. If you already have installed Facebook app, open the Facebook App on your iPhone and tap on the top left menu button to disclose sidebar.

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Download Siri on Your iPhone Now!

Here’s how to download Siri right now on your phone.

STEP 1: Download the siri.ipa file provided at the end of this post.

STEP 2: Double tap on the .IPA file and it should open in iTunes. Now just sync your device with iTunes and Voila! You just downloaded Siri..

Download Siri from here.

Now Siri’s GUI has been successfully been ported to devices running iOS 5! Get it now on your device from here.

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Siri – The Personal Assistant on your iPhone

siri iphoneSiri on iPhone 4S lets you use your voice to send messages, schedule meetings, place phone calls, and more. Ask Siri to do things just by talking the way you talk. Siri understands what you say, knows what you mean, and even talks back. Siri is so easy to use and does so much, you’ll keep finding more and more ways to use it.

It understands what you say.

Talk to Siri as you would to a person. Say something like “Tell my wife I’m running late.” “Remind me to call the vet.” “Any good burger joints around here?” Siri does what you say, finds the information you need, then answers you. It’s like you’re having a conversation with your iPhone.

It helps you do the things you do every day.

Ask Siri to text your dad, remind you to call the dentist, or find directions, and it figures out which apps to use and who you’re talking about. It finds answers for you from the web through sources like Yelp and WolframAlpha. Using Location Services, it looks up where you live, where you work, and where you are. Then it gives you information and the best options based on your current location. From the details in your contacts, it knows your friends, family, boss, and coworkers. So you can tell Siri things like “Text Ryan I’m on my way” or “Remind me to make a dentist appointment when I get to work” or “Call a taxi” and it knows exactly what you mean and what to do.

Siri From App to Apple

How much did Apple pay for the acquisition of Siri, the maker of a mobile virtual personal assistant app? Apple won’t say, and neither will the company or its investors. I’ve been digging around. Sources I trust with indirect knowledge of the transaction peg it at between $150 million to $250 million, with the strongest rumor being “more than $200 million.” Siri’s investors put a total of $24 million into the startup, so that would make the exit at least an eight-bagger.

Siri’s always been a virtual, voice-operated personal assistant, but she’s undergone a butterfly-like metamorphosis from her birth as an iPhone app to her reemergence as the omnipotent, almost-human conduit between the brain of the iPhone 4S and the device owner.

Siri for iPhone 4S has been eight years in the making. Here’s a look at how she grew into her role as the intelligent personal assistant of Apple’s next-generation iPhone.

If you ask what is Siri? Siri is a virtual personal assistant on your phone. You ask Siri in your own voice, and it helps you get things done when you’re on the go. This video shows a demo of Siri helping plan a romantic evening, get tickets to a great movie, discover cool things to do on the weekend, and getting back home.

Siri iPhone 4S Review

The first round of iPhone 4S reviews are in, and responses are overwhelmingly positive, especially n regards to the phone’s processing power and personal assistant application, called Siri.

Wall Street Journal,Walt Mossberg: “The iPhone 4S is one of Apple’s less dramatic updates, but, when combined with the Siri, iOS 5 and iCloud features, it presents an attractive new offering to smartphone users. Some may be content to skip the new hardware and just enjoy the software and cloud features with older models. But those buying the phone will likely be happy with it.”

New York Times, David Pogue: “Apple updates iOS and the iPhone only once a year. So Apple had a lot of catching up to do, even some leapfrogging. There are some rough spots here and there; for example, every now and then the 4S’s camera app gets stuck on its startup screen. And while the battery still gets you through one full day, standby time is shorter than before (200 hours versus 300). But over all, Apple has done an excellent job.”

Macworld, Jason Snell: “The iPhone 4S has speed, a great camera, some cool voice-recognition features, and the same beautiful industrial design that was introduced in the iPhone 4. It’s destined to be immensely popular.”

Wired, Brian X. Chen: “Though these are all nice improvements, the antenna, camera and processor upgrades are minor compared to the addition of Siri. The previous iPhone 4 already took great pictures for a phone, the antenna was OK (despite the notorious grip-of-death design flaw), and it was already plenty fast. Siri is the fancy bow on the package that makes this a sharp upgrade overall.”

Daring Fireball, John Gruber: “I found it extremely fun to explore Siri — primarily because so many of the things I tried actually worked. It’s a completely different interface for interacting with your iPhone. You’re not driving or commanding the existing iPhone interface with commands. There is no syntax to memorize. You’re just, well, talking to your iPhone.”

Bloomberg, Rich Jaroslovsky: “With the iPhone’s continuing advantage in number of apps (500,000 and counting), its arrival on the Sprint network and its ability to function as a world phone, the 4S doesn’t leave many holes for the competition to plug.”

Joshua Topolsky wrote a full iPhone 4S review for the Washington Post, here is an excerpt:

The first time you see Apple’s highly anticipated iPhone 4S, you might be a little surprised. That surprise will come from the fact that it looks nearly identical to last year’s sleek metal-and-glass iPhone 4.

But the hardware is only half the story. The introduction of the iPhone 4S marks the debut of Apple’s newest mobile operating system, iOS 5. The new OS is not only loaded with some important improvements — from how notifications about missed calls and other messages are displayed to how your device connects to your computer — it also introduces an innovative, voice-activated “intelligent assistant” named Siri. This is arguably one of the most meaningful updates to the iPhone we’ve ever seen.

Siri is one of the more novel applications Apple has produced. Utilizing a combination of voice recognition, logic and text-to-speech, the software can interpret casual requests and follow conversations. With Siri, you can ask to get directions, send text messages, schedule reminders or appointments, get suggestions on where to eat, and lots more. Siri can even answer not-so-basic questions such as,“Who wrote ‘Jane Eyre’?”

Siri understands what you’re saying and the context in which you’re saying it. The software also learns things about you and the people you communicate with.

The crazy thing about Siri is that it works — at least most of the time — better than you’d expect. It understands and responds to you in a way that’s so natural it can sometimes be unsettling. The software even has a good sense of humor.

That’s not to say Siri is without issues. Sometimes it misunderstands you or can take too much time to get answers to your questions because it has to connect to Apple’s servers for data.

Still, while Siri may not be finished yet, it acts like something straight out of a science-fiction story.

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