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TidBITS#1160/10-Feb-2013

This issue brings you the second set of our picks from Macworld/iWorld 2013, but that’s only the beginning. In the news, we recommend that iPhone 4S users avoid iOS 6.1.1 unless you’re already having problems with iOS 6.1, and Rich Mogull explains the best way to protect yourself against the latest Flash vulnerability without losing complete access to Flash Web sites. Glenn Fleishman looks at the significant price hikes from in-flight Internet provider Gogo, and Steve McCabe puts the different English dialects of Siri to the test. Finally, we’re pleased to welcome our latest sponsor, Connected Data, makers of the Transporter social storage device. Notable software releases this week include Sandvox 2.7.6, AirPort Utility 6.2 for Mac and OS X Server 2.2.1.

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Investigating Siri’s English Accents

Siri offers American, British, Australian, and Canadian English choices, and changes the output voice to match. But does that mean you can switch among them freely? With testing help from his American wife and daughter, Steve McCabe, a Brit living in New Zealand, puts Siri’s voices through their paces and comes up with some intriguing results.