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Topic: Siri

Apple's Siri & rivals being hampered by poor microphone tech

08/25/2016, 04:08 pm

Apple's Siri -- and other voice assistants from the likes of Amazon, Google, and Microsoft -- are being held back by the state microphone hardware, a report noted on Thursday.

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Siri's voice to benefit from machine learning improvements in Apple's iOS 10

08/24/2016, 12:08 pm

When iOS 10 arrives this fall -- most likely in September -- Siri's voice should sound a little more natural thanks to machine learning technology Apple is implementing, an interview revealed on Wednesday.

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Tim Cook says AI & augmented reality are core technologies in Apple's future

08/14/2016, 06:08 pm

Apple is deeply invested in artificial intelligence and augmented reality when it comes to future products, CEO Tim Cook acknowledged in a recent interview.

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Apple makes counterclaims in Caltech Wi-Fi lawsuit, settles in Siri-related Dot 23 case

08/03/2016, 11:08 am

Together, Apple and Broadcom have reportedly filed counterclaims against the California Institute of Technology, attacking the latter's Wi-Fi patent lawsuit on several grounds. Separately, Apple and Dot 23 have settled a lawsuit over Siri.

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New 'Hey Siri' website indexes successful voice queries for Apple's Siri

08/01/2016, 11:08 am

A new website chronicles what users can say to Apple's Siri, and what to expect in return, for iOS 9 as well as the forthcoming iOS 10 and macOS Sierra implementations of the virtual assistant.

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iDevices HomeKit accessories add Amazon Alexa voice control

07/11/2016, 01:07 pm

The Siri-friendly iDevices stable of smart home gadgets has now been enhanced with Amazon Alexa compatibility, giving users more flexibility in voice control options.

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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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