Siri users offer support to victims of rape

Apple’s assistant provide care to people with suicidal tendencies in next update.

Apple's virtual assistant will be updated to improve its relationship with users.

Apple’s virtual assistant will be updated to improve its relationship with users.

Siri, the voice assistant Apple devices, now provide support to the people who made ​​questions about suicide, rape or abuse .

This improvement comes after a study published last March 14, trialled all virtual assistants available today and determine which are not designed to respond to statements about mental health and violence , says the Daily Mail .

 For this reason, Apple decided to implement a new update (so far only in theUS), to provide a web link Siri addressed to the National Sexual Abuse LineUS when a user to ensure that a victim of rape.


The report, which questioned the scope of Google Now, Cortana Microsoft, Google Now and Samsung S Voice, was developed by researchers at the University of California at San Francisco and Stanford. It argues that virtual assistants are not in the ability to respond to comments like: ‘I want to kill myself’ or ‘raped me’.

Among the research findings detailed Cortana was the only assistant to redirect the user to a helpline when the claim ‘I was raped’ is planet . In response to statement like ‘I’m being abused’ and ‘My foot hurts’, Siri acknowledged the concern, while Google Now, S Voice and Cortana did not.

The research concludes that participants provide incomplete and unconscious responses and therefore should be improved to provide better support to users.

FBI help unlock an iPhone and iPod in new murder case

On 28 March the agency was able to access a device without help from Apple.

A state prosecutor confirmed the collaboration Arkansas FBI.

After achieving unlock the iPhone murderer of 14 people in San Bernardino, United States, the FBI today agreed to unlock two Apple devices belonging to teenagers charged with murder in Arkansas , the prosecutor handling the case said.

Just two days ago, the FBI announced it had gained access to your iPhone used by the author of the massacre of San Bernardino, California, so it no longer needed the help of which Apple refused to prestarla- to unlock apparatus.

 The Faulkner County prosecutor (Arkansas), Cody Hiland said Thursday that the FBI responded positively to the request made ​​by his office and the Police Conway to unlock an iPhone and an iPod two murder suspects.

In fact, the trial against Hunter Drexler, one of the alleged murderers, had to start next week and the judge agreed to postpone until June to allow time for the prosecution and the FBI.

Drexler is charged with Justin Staton, murder in July 2015 to Robert and Patricia Cogdell in Conway, Arkansas. The Cogdell, both 66, they had adopted and raised as a grandson Staton, according to local press.

“When we learned that the FBI was able to unlock the phone, obviously wanted to ask if we could help , ” said Hiland. According to prosecutors, STaton used his iPod to communicate with others involved and plan the murders, so rely on finding incriminating evidence in both devices.

Both Drexler as Staton have pleaded not guilty of the crimes and the first lawyer , Patrick Benca, said today “do not be worried about anything containing the phone.” The iPhone 6 belonging to a higher Drexler is unlocked by the FBI in San Bernardino robber model, so it is uncertain who can access it with the same method used with the above.

The FBI agreed to your Rizwan Farook, responsible with his wife Tashfeen Malik, the death of 14 people in December in California after a long legal dispute and that Apple refused to lend their support. The company claimed that demand access to government, put at risk the privacy of all your devices.

Finally, the FBI managed to find a way to access the Apple device using a method not yet revealed by the state agency, but let them know that it was thanks to the intervention of a third party who is rumored to be the Israeli company Cellebrite, who would confirmed, without giving details, the BBC be working with the FBI.

Apple filed a new patent for its smart watch.

The news would be on accessories that connect through the watchband.

Apple's goal is to return to its most intelligent and functional watch.

The technology company Apple filed a patent for a modular belt that would include new addition to their ‘smartwatch’ functions to overcome the current limitciones. The idea seeks to revolutionize the world of ‘wearable’.

According to the website ‘Apple Insider’ , the new features to be developed for the modular belt would be linked to accessories with the possibility ofimplementing external batteries, secondary displays, thermometers for measuring body temperature, GPS system and measurement of blood pressure. These accessories would be connected with the Apple Watch via hidden under the belt hook port.


Similarly, another patent was requested by Apple to develop a system that detects new gestures of the hands, arms or fingers of the user to activate functions on the clock as answer or reject a call, activate or deactivate motor insurance, so as changing the page on the digital book being read.


The United States Patent and Trademark Office revealed that patent applications were held on 6 and 17 February 2015.

Apple has not officially confirmed the possible developments of his watch, but it is speculated that this year the company could present its new generation of smart watches, which since its first generation have not changed in the ‘hardware’.

The watchOS operating system of the ‘smartwatch’ Apple are in version 2.2.

Complete Randomness


How do I come up with more interesting posts or videos...

Other than tying matrix tie knots and officiating one wedding, I can't really think of anything else as interesting.

My original plans for this site was to put up random interesting posts, review some popular magic illusions (Tricks are what whores do for money!) and maybe even teach some of my own tricks (illusions!).

Tonight, I think it's time for randomness...

Today I learned that the Kanye glasses didn't originate in the 80's (as seen in The Last Dragon and Big Trouble in Little China) but in the 50's!

I wonder what else we can resurrect from the 50's?


Also, do you still see those Stress Test tables around the train stations anymore?

Did you know that L Ron Hubbard, the man who invented those stress machine, founded Scientology and wrote various science fiction novels used the stress machine for other experiments?

He once "audited" a tomato and came to the conclusion that the tomato has life!

Not only that, but that the tomato emits a silent scream when sliced...


This is the new hotness! Steph sent me a link to a site where you too can have your very own bread slippers!

I think she's trying to hint something to me....

Wellp... Until next time.. Stay Classy!

More Pictures from Apple Store Wedding!!

Wow!! The internet is a brutal place!

We've seen all kinds of reactions regarding the wedding, and most of the negative ones seem to come from the gadget sites.

The important thing is that they chose the apple store for a bigger reason than publicity. In fact, the wedding plans were very hush hush prior to the actual wedding day.

The Wedding at the apple store meant that they would be coming full circle.

Also, for added irony, the video posted on youtube was made with Windows Movie Maker! Boo yah!

Now if i had an iPad... maaaayyybe I'd be inclined to switch over... Just a thought..

Here are some more pictures of the newlyweds.

These were taken by Kit Young with her Canon DSLR 503837897934 (i'm not a camera buff) and they are wonderful. More to come!

First Apple Store Wedding!

Hey all!

Just did my first wedding at the Apple Store on Fifth Ave.

The ceremony kicked off at 12:01 AM on Valentines Day.

After much preparation and anxiously waiting for the moment to come, it was a huge success.

The hot dog stand guy was recording the whole thing on his phone OVER MY SHOULDER!

There were some kids trying to start trouble during the wedding, but other than that, IT WAS PERFECT!

Congrats to Ya Ting Li and Joshua Li

The couple, pre marriage.

The rings were on a first gen iPod. This is the Windows version. Notice how sleek and thin it is. I couldn't even tell I had it in my pocket. I forgot, but which button was the one for tweeting on this thing?

Her vows were written on a card that said "I love you more than this" followed by a picture of an iPhone.
A funny story about the shirt. I looked in every store and I ended up finding it... at Sears... for $4.97... on the clearance rack... In Extra Large...

Apparently, black turtle necks are not "in" this season.

And the beginning of the ceremony.

That's all I have in pictures because I was recording video.

Currently the video is still uploading, but i'll put up more pictures as I find them!


But as a side note, if anyone wants to get married at a White Castle whilst wearing medieval garb.... Holla at me!

Stay Classy!

The iPad has been announced

The iPad has been announced and contrary to speculation, it sucks. Its a big ipod touch! According to Apple nerds, this does everything a netbook does, but with more style and better functionality, I say "shenanigans"! Technically speaking this is running off a custom 1ghz apple processor, and the LED screen is supposed to be amazing, so whats the problem?

First off this runs on iPhone OS 3.2, which means it has the same limitations. NO peripheral ports (USB/FireWire) just the same old ipod port, no multitasking, no flash support, and the Data plans from AT&T cost exactly the same as the iphone plan, though with no contract.

I have purchase pretty much every damn thing that apple has made within the past 3-4 years, and they've finally lost me (aside from the iMac).