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Topic: Siri

New third party iOS 10 App Extensions designed to extend Siri, Maps in tandem

06/30/2016, 09:06 pm

Developers building support for their ride sharing apps to plug into iOS 10's Siri can be supported within Maps as well, thanks to integrated efforts between the two teams to share a mechanism for deciphering and responding to user intent, whether driven by voice or the multitouch interface.

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iOS 10 cracks open Apple's Siri voice assistance to third party apps

06/28/2016, 07:06 pm

Two years ago, Apple introduced App Extensions to enable third party developers to add system-wide features using a secure new architecture. This year, iOS 10 brings App Extensions to Siri, enabling developers to teach Siri how to expand its capabilities.

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Apple's HomeKit smarthome platform picks up new device types & controls

06/22/2016, 12:06 pm

Even though it was first announced in 2014, Apple's HomeKit is only now starting to establish a solid foothold in the home automation market. The platform should make some real strides towards the end of 2016, not the least because of new kinds of supported accessories and control options.

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UE updates Boom 2, Megaboom Bluetooth speakers with Siri trigger support

06/21/2016, 02:06 pm

Logitech-owned Ultimate Ears on Tuesday announced a software update for its Boom 2 and Megaboom Bluetooth speakers, letting users trigger Apple's Siri or Google Now without having to reach for their phone or tablet.

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Inside iOS 10: Upgraded QuickType wields 'Siri intelligence' for contextual suggestions

06/15/2016, 11:06 am

Apple's forthcoming iOS 10 update will feature enhanced QuickType keyboard recommendations, which will now go beyond suggesting the next best word to write, and will intelligently recommend dates, locations, contacts and more.

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Siri for Mac: How it works in Apple's macOS Sierra and what it's capable of

06/14/2016, 10:06 am

macOS Sierra, revealed during Apple's WWDC keynote on Monday, will be the first Mac operating system to include Siri. Although many people are familiar with how the virtual assistant works in iOS, there will be quite a few differences on desktops and laptops.

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Apple opens Siri up to developers with third-party SDK

06/13/2016, 02:06 pm

Apple on Monday announced a third-party SDK for its Siri virtual assistant, opening up voice control options for developers integration.

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New iOS Remote app will offer all abilities from Apple TV Siri Remote

06/13/2016, 01:06 pm

Apple during WWDC announced an updated Remote iOS app for the Apple TV, promising to carry over features from the Siri Remote to iPhones and iPads.

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Siri response raises hopes for 'dark mode' in iOS 10

06/12/2016, 06:06 pm

A curious response from Apple's Siri indicates the virtual assistant will soon support "dark mode" settings, suggesting forthcoming integration with OS X, or a highly anticipated introduction of dark mode functionality on iOS.

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Siri query returns response about Mac OS X Finder app ahead of WWDC

06/11/2016, 01:06 pm

Just a few days before Apple is widely expected to unveil Siri for Mac, a prompt to the voice-driven personal assistant on iPhone is mentioning the OS X file management application, Finder.

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WWDC 2016: Apple's Siri and the future of voice vs. Amazon's Alexa Echo, Google Now, Microsoft Cortana

06/09/2016, 10:06 am

While a variety of tech commentators have played up a dramatic "voice-first" rivalry ostensibly led by the Amazon Echo, a yet-unreleased Google Home and Microsoft's Cortana (and apparently miserably trailed by Apple's Siri), real data shows that's not actually the case.

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Apple's 'Hey Siri' helps mom call ambulance, saves life of baby

06/07/2016, 10:06 pm

Siri is expected to gain volumes of new skills if and when Apple releases a rumored software development kit, but it was the virtual assistant's existing abilities that recently proved critical in preserving the life of a baby girl.

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Success of next-generation iPhone could rest with Siri, survey says

06/07/2016, 05:06 pm

A fresh survey published ahead of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference suggests updates to Siri and the unlocking of the digital assistant's software development kit could be a key factor in future iPhone adoption, a topic of keen interest coming off Apple's first ever handset sales contraction.

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Microsoft's Cortana heading to Xbox One, will take on Apple's Siri in the living room

06/06/2016, 09:06 am

Apple's Siri voice controls debuted on the new Apple TV last fall, and Microsoft's competing Cortana will follow suit, debuting in the living room on Xbox One consoles starting this summer.

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Siri enhancements and third-party SDK predicted to take center stage at WWDC 2016

06/02/2016, 11:06 am

The most likely main focus for this year's Worldwide Developers Conference will be major improvements to Siri, one analyst believes, led by expansion to the Mac and the introduction of new developer tools that will allow third-party apps to access the virtual assistant.

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Apple's VocalIQ takeover could hint at Siri upgrades for WWDC and beyond

05/30/2016, 01:05 pm

Assuming it makes it into Siri upgrades that may start as soon as next month's WWDC, technology Apple acquired from VocalIQ could greatly improve the assistant's accuracy and contextual awareness, one report claims.

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Apple's Siri-based Echo competitor could come with facial recognition camera, ship in 2017

05/27/2016, 02:05 pm

Apple's rumored Amazon Echo competitor could reportedly include a camera for facial recognition, but may have to wait until 2017 to hit store shelves.

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Updated Apple TV may form foundation of Siri-based Amazon Echo competitor - report

05/26/2016, 03:05 pm

While Apple is indeed said to be working on competition for Amazon's Echo voice assistant, it should come in the form of an upgraded Apple TV instead of a separate speaker-like device, a report claimed on Thursday.

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Apple looks to debut Siri SDK at WWDC, developing Amazon Echo competitor

05/24/2016, 04:05 pm

Five years after Siri launched with iPhone 4S, Apple is reportedly preparing to open its virtual assistant platform up to third-party developers through a dedicated SDK, and might dive deeper into AI services by embedding the technology into a speaker type device similar to Amazon's Echo.

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I/O 2016: Google's new Home hardware takes on Apple's HomeKit and Siri

05/18/2016, 02:05 pm

The smart home battle between Apple, Google and others continues to heat up, with Google on Wednesday announcing Home, a new voice-activated hardware kit that brings the Google assistant service to any room in your house.

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