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The app experts at Applidium have figured out a way to use voice-controlled assistant Siri on any smart phone or tablet.
The security protocol that enables Siri to communicate with Apple's servers and return information via speech recognition has been cracked by developer Applidium.
A developer set up a special Siri proxy to run his thermostat and potentially do other tasks Apple won't let her touch.
Voice control isn't the only thing Apple's Siri and Microsoft's Kinect have in common. In both cases, developers have taken it upon themselves to use the software in ways the makers did not intend.
This week brought iTunes Match, along with a new member of Apple's board. Find out about that, and other top news and rumors, in this week's edition of Apple Talk Weekly.
Usually it's Apple that yanks apps for violating some rule or another, but this time it's the developer crying foul. You won't believe why.