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Topic: Siri

Video: 'Hey Siri' might come to the iMac Pro thanks to an A10 Fusion coprocessor

11/20/2017, 07:11 pm

Developers Guilherme Rambo and Stephen Troughton-Smith have found "Hey Siri" functionality in the macOS code base with support for multiple user accounts all driven by what appears to be the A10 Fusion processor, according to the pair. AppleInsider talks about why Apple might do that, and what it would mean for the iMac Pro.

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'Hey Siri' may come to iMac Pro with rumored inclusion of A10 Fusion co-processor

11/19/2017, 09:11 am

The iMac Pro may have an A10 Fusion processor running it's own iOS, called BridgeOS, to handle some functions -- notably 'Hey Siri'.

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HomePod will pass Siri queries beyond music playback to linked iPhone or iPad for processing

11/01/2017, 03:11 pm

A delve into the new HomePod firmware, and developer documentation shows that Apple's forthcoming smart speaker will process full Siri queries on a synchronized iPhone or iPad rather than refusing them, or processing them on-device.

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Watch: 50 most useful Siri commands

10/30/2017, 07:10 pm

Apple's Siri understands a huge number of commands and queries, from relatively simple tasks like turning on HomeKit-connected lights to more complex requests like translating words into foreign languages. AppleInsider went through the list and picked out 50 of the most useful.

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iOS 11.2 beta brings SiriKit commands to Apple's unreleased HomePod

10/30/2017, 04:10 pm

The first iOS 11.2 beta -- launched earlier on Monday -- enables SiriKit for third-party developers working on HomePod support, according to Apple.

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How to use and train Apple's Siri for Messages, Calendar, and iTunes Music on your iPhone

10/24/2017, 12:10 pm

Between new users, and long-time iPhone owners just getting into Siri, there are a lot of people trying out Apple's voice recognition technology every day -- and getting upset that it's not exactly like a Star Trek computer. Siri does need training to be as good as it can, and to assist in that endeavor, there are a series of phrases and query construction tips to get started with.

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How to: teach Siri to correctly pronounce names on your iPhone

10/22/2017, 08:10 pm

Asking Siri to text or call contacts is one of the virtual assistant's basic functions, but some names can be hard for the system to understand and pronounce. AppleInsider shows you how to ensure correct pronunciation, and contact retrieval, in this video.

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How to teach Siri to pronounce names correctly on your iPhone

10/19/2017, 11:10 am

Some names can be hard for Siri to pronounce, and if you don't correct the matter won't be accurately retrieved by Apple's voice-powered assistant. Here's how to fix them.

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Apple reveals secret sauce behind 'Hey Siri' detection in latest research paper

10/18/2017, 01:10 pm

Apple's latest contribution to its machine learning blog is a dive into how the software behind the "Hey Siri" command works, and how the company uses a neural network to convert the acoustic pattern of a voice to filter it out from the background.

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How to personalize Siri's voice response settings in iOS 11

10/18/2017, 10:10 am

There's a good chance that if you own an iPhone or an iPad, you've probably still using Siri's default voice settings -- but as AppleInsider can show, there are a few ways to personalize Siri's sound and functions in iOS 11 [now with video].

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Apple's head of iCloud infrastructure leaves company, report says

10/06/2017, 05:10 pm

An Apple executive tasked with managing backend infrastructure for the company's iCloud products, including the iCloud Drive cloud storage service, has left the company, potentially signaling a dramatic shift in favor of in-house data centers, according to a report on Friday.

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Apple reinforcing macOS, iOS Siri team with acqui-hire of init.ai startup crew

10/04/2017, 03:10 pm

Apple appears to have bought out a Init.ai -- a startup focused on machine learning and processing of natural language originally intended to assist in customer service -- to enhance Siri in some way.

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Sonos debuts One smartspeaker with Amazon Alexa, AirPlay 2 & Google Assistant coming later

10/04/2017, 11:10 am

Sonos on Wednesday launched the $199 Sonos One, a smartspeaker with Amazon's Alexa voice assistant, as well as support for Apple AirPlay 2 and Google Assistant coming in 2018.

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Apple switches from Bing to Google as default search platform in Siri, iOS Search, and Mac's Spotlight

09/25/2017, 12:09 pm

Apple is switching from Microsoft's Bing to Google as the default Web search provider for Siri, iOS Search, and Spotlight on the Mac, the company announced on Monday.

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Apple launches watchOS 4 for Apple Watch with improved Activity & Workout tracking, revamped Music app, Siri watch face

09/19/2017, 01:09 pm

The Apple Watch interface has been refined and improved with Tuesday's launch of watchOS 4, including a new vertically scrolling app dock, the ability to view installed apps in a list view instead of grid, and new watch faces including a Siri smart assistant and characters from the iconic "Toy Story" films.

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Apple's iOS 11 available to all, brings better Siri, ARKit, H.265, AirPlay 2, more

09/19/2017, 01:09 pm

Apple's iOS 11's first mainstream release is now available, and features includes ARKit, a revamped Control Center with deep 3D Touch support, Do Not Disturb When Driving, a new look for the App Store, a new voice for Siri, multi-speaker support with AirPlay 2, and more.

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August unveils HomeKit-compatible Smart Lock Pro, redesigned Smart Lock and Doorbell Cam Pro

09/19/2017, 12:09 am

Smart lock manufacturer August on Tuesday unveiled a new hardware lineup headlined by the revamped Smart Lock Pro, a HomeKit-compatible retrofit device that boasts all-new "DoorSense" technology that alerts users when their door is left ajar. A second, more affordable device also launched, as did a new version of the Doorbell Cam.

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Apple seeks Siri engineer with psychology background to build out deep human-computer interactions

09/14/2017, 11:09 pm

A recent post to Apple's corporate job listing website suggests the company is looking to build out deeper, more meaningful human-computer interactions for Siri, features that delve far beyond the virtual assistant's current capabilities.

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Apple's Siri instrumental in rescue of sick teen following Hurricane Harvey devastation

09/04/2017, 01:09 pm

A pair of calls to the U.S. Coast Guard through Apple's Siri ultimately resulted in the rescue of a critically ill teenager in Texas, after the flooding encroached upon her home and forced the family to the roof.

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Apple's 'iPhone 8' may allow triggering Siri by holding sleep/wake button

09/02/2017, 12:09 pm

To get around the absence of a physical home button, the "iPhone 8" may let people trigger Siri by holding down the sleep/wake button when they're not using "Hey Siri."

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