Spotify hacks Siri to bring voice control to app
Music streaming demi-God and Spotify CEO Daniel Ek has been showing off a neat little DIY hack which allows the company to control the app through Apple's Siri personal assistant. After demonstrating the app by asking Siri to "Play me some Coldplay" Ek said: "We hacked into it a few weeks ago, I'm not an inventor. I just want to make things better."
Roku launches USB-drive sized streaming player
We thought the hockey puck Apple TV device was small, but Roku is taking micro connected TV devices to a new level with its newly-announced Streaming Stick. The device, which is about the same size as a USB stick, can be plugged directly into the HDMI port on some compatible HDTV sets.
Kodak to file for bankruptcy?
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that camera giant Kodak is preparing to file for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. The 131 year-old company is apparently trying to sell-off its patent portfolio in a last-ditch bid to stave off the proceedings.
Android Ice Cream Sandwich is excruciatingly slow
Google's vow to unite the Android ecosystem with version 4.0 is off to a slow start with today's news that only 0.6 per cent of devices have Ice Cream Sandwich on-board. 55.5 per cent of Android devices are still lingering on Gingerbread 2.3.3, while the nearly two-year-old 2.2 Froyo still accounts for over 30 per cent of users.
Microsoft celebrates the death of IE6
It's been a few years in the making, but Microsoft is finally ready to give the last rites to it's lingering Internet Explorer 6 browser, which it has been actively trying to kill for years. The company says market share has now reached one per cent in the US, joining other nations in the "Champions Circle" Unfortunately the UK hasn't quite managed to completely cut the cord quite yet.