Teach Siri to Read Your Twitter Timeline

There is a new Cydia tweak that teaches Siri to display the last five tweets from your Twitter timeline. I haven't quite figured out why it's needed, but a few improvements may make it a more useful tool in the future.

Siri Tweaks

The tweak is called TweetLine, and it can be located in the ModMyi repo under "Sources" in the Cydia Store. Once installed just say the word "Timeline" to prompt Siri to access your Twitter account. She will then show you the last five tweets from your timeline. You will also need the free Twitter app from the iTunes App Store for it to work.

Can I use Siri to update Twitter / Facebook?

Apple launched Siri beta with iOS 5 along with native Twitter integration. One thing that Siri can't do, however is update Twitter or Facebook directly. There is no built-in support for Siri to send updates to these social networking sites.

Luckily there is a simple workaround. Because Twitter can be updated via text message, Siri is capable of sending an update via text. See these instructions to configure your Facebook, Twitter or Google+ account to accept text message updates.


Best New Siri Jailbreak Tweaks: Assistant Extensions and Custom Siri Background

If you've used pod2g's exploit to jailbreak your iPhone 4S you can now take advantage of the many Siri tweaks available through Cydia. There is CustomSiriBackground, which allows you to wallpaper Siri with any photo from your Camera Roll, and Sireet, which gives Siri the ability to send tweets. But the best Siri tweak of all has to be AssistantExtensions.

Siri Jailbreak Tweak

AssistantExtensions turns Siri into the voice assistant we've all been waiting for. It allows Siri to search YouTube videos and launch apps, but best of all it can make her hold intimate conversations with you. Saying the phrase "Lets Chat" activates the Siri chat mode. After a short wait for her to load some textual data, Siri will tell jokes and give you information without having to connect to the web. For example, asking her "what is Apple" will result in her giving you three definitions, the third being "Empire for Steve Jobs." AssistantExtensions opens a whole new world of possibilities for Siri, and it even allows you to have custom conversations if you take the time to create them.

Use Siri to Update Twitter With Sireet iPhone Tweak

Now that the iPhone 4S has been jailbroken developers are scrambling to provide new tweaks and improvements to enhance iOS 5. The Siri personal assistant is exclusive to the iPhone 4S and is already getting some great enhancements to add functionality. One example of a feature left out by Apple is the ability to update Twitter with Siri.

Sireet install jailbreak tweak

Apple still considers Siri technology in a beta phase, which is probably one reason why sending tweets is not officially supported. Not only this, but iOS 5 is the first time Apple has integrated Twitter into the operating system. Now thanks to Sireet, jailbroken iPhone 4S users can natively send tweets using Siri.

Jailbreak Tweak Allows You To Wallpaper Siri

Siri isn't known for having a winning personality, but a new jailbreak tool can help you give her some pizzazz. The Siri Background Cydia Tweak allows you to spice up Siri's old boring grey background with new wallpaper. Just use any picture from your Camera Roll to change the background, and it will seem like you have an all new personal voice assistant.

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