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Topic: Siri

Chevy bringing Apple's Siri Eyes Free to six more 2014 models

10/15/2013, 10:10 am

Chevy is giving car buyers even more options to access Apple's digital assistant, as the automaker announced on Tuesday that Siri Eyes Free support will be available in six more of its 2014 models.

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Voice actor behind Apple's Siri comes forward

10/04/2013, 09:10 am

Georgia-based voice actor Susan Bennett has revealed in an interview that she is the original voice of Apple's voice-driven personal assistant in America.

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Apple acquires personal assistant app Cue for at least $35M [u]

10/03/2013, 03:10 pm

Apple is said to have purchased Cue, a startup company behind a personal assistant app for iPhone which shut down just this week, AppleInsider has learned [updated with confirmation].

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Apple's Control Center used to bypass iOS 7 passcode lock [u]

09/19/2013, 05:09 pm

A security hole in iOS 7 has been reported in which Apple's Control Center, along with some quick finger work, can be used to bypass a passcode protected lock screen on an iPhone or iPad running iOS 7, grating access to Mail, Photos and Twitter, and more.

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Investors speculate Carl Icahn could push Apple to buy Nuance for speech tech

09/02/2013, 10:09 am

Carl Icahn's large position in Apple may be a move to force the iPhone maker to buy Nuance Communications, the speech recognition company that drives the some of the tech behind Siri, some investors believe.

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Apple's Siri now takes swipes at Google's 'half-empty' Glass

08/26/2013, 12:08 pm

Apple has updated its voice-driven personal assistant, Siri, to make playful comments disparaging Google's head-worn accessory, Glass, calling it "half empty" and telling users they've "got the wrong assistant."

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Editorial: Why iOS in the Car is a very big deal for Apple

07/27/2013, 12:07 pm

Apple's new automotive initiative with iOS in the Car a prime focus for the company. Here's a look at the strategy behind it, and the company's options for bringing the new feature to market next year.

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Apple assembling speech recognition tech team in Boston to improve Siri

07/26/2013, 01:07 pm

Apple has put together a small team of experts in speech recognition technology in Boston, in an effort to bolster its voice-driven Siri personal assistant service.

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Why Tim Cook described Apple's iOS in the Car strategy as 'very important'

07/25/2013, 03:07 am

In the very last minute of its earnings call question and answer session with analysts, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook addressed "iOS in the Car," the company's strategy for automotive, calling it "very, very important" and a "key focus for us." Here's why.

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Apple tweaks Siri responses to help prevent suicides

06/18/2013, 03:06 pm

Apple often touts how its products affect the lives of their users, and a recent update to Siri suggests that the company is committed to doing what it can to save those lives as well.

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Microsoft once again uses Siri to hawk Windows 8 tablets

06/14/2013, 06:06 pm

In yet another ad meant to sway new tablet buyers away from Apple, and toward the brave new world of Windows 8, Microsoft has once again enlisted Siri to pitch their product, this time for Dell's XPS 10 tablet.

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A wiser Siri snubs Google for Bing in Apple's upcoming iOS 7

06/10/2013, 08:06 pm

With iOS 7, Apple has not only made its Siri virtual assistant smarter, but has managed to further distance itself from Android maker Google by turning to Microsoft's Bing as the service's default search engine.

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Siri gains new voice & gender options, system controls, enhanced car support in iOS 7

06/10/2013, 02:06 pm

Apple's personal assistant Siri will get a major overhaul in iOS 7, including a new voice, new appearance, and numerous new features.

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BMW says Siri Eyes Free support will come to all of its 2014 models

06/07/2013, 12:06 pm

BMW drivers with iPhones may want to take a look at the company's forthcoming models, as the automaker announced on Friday that it would be integrating Apple's Siri Eyes Free mode into all of its 2014 cars.

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Nuance confirms its voice technology is behind Apple's Siri

05/30/2013, 03:05 pm

It was long suspected, and now Nuance has confirmed that their technology is indeed present in Siri, the digital assistant available on Apple's iOS devices.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 & Google Now accused of violating Apple patents for Siri

05/22/2013, 10:05 am

In its ongoing litigation against Samsung, Apple has added five new patents to its claims, targeting both the company's new flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone, as well as the Google Now service for Android.

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Server-side update makes Siri a stickler for succinctness

05/14/2013, 04:05 pm

Siri is already well known for her wit and willingness to joke, but a recent server-side update has given Apple's digital assistant the ability to tell users they should be more into the whole brevity thing.

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Flaw in distracted driving study: no evaluation of Apple's "Eyes Free" Siri mode

05/01/2013, 04:05 pm

A widely publicized study that reported that voice assistants like Apple's Siri aren't any safer than manually texting while driving failed to test Siri as it was actually designed to be used in its distracted driving experiment.

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Apple reveals it keeps anonymized Siri data for up to 2 years

04/19/2013, 11:04 am

Data collected by Apple to improve its voice-driven Siri service is anonymized and kept on the company's servers for up to two years before it is discarded.

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Chinese company sues Apple for patent infringement with Siri

03/27/2013, 10:03 am

Apple showed up in a Shanghai court on Wednesday on the receiving end of a patent suit, with a Chinese company alleging that the Siri digital assistant featured in iPhones and iPads is based on software that infringes its patents.

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