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Topic: Siri

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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New Chevrolet Sonic ad touts Siri Eyes Free integration

03/25/2013, 04:03 pm

Just over a month after its first models with Siri built in became available, Chevrolet has begun touting the compatibility with Apple's digital assistant in a new ad campaign featuring the iOS eyes free feature.

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Apple looks to bolster its iOS vehicle integration team as its automotive push grows

03/06/2013, 01:03 pm

A series of newly posted Apple job openings, along with recent automotive initiatives, offer further evidence that the company plans to become a serious player in the in-car technology market.

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Apple looking to expand role of Siri as an 'OS within an OS'

02/05/2013, 01:02 pm

Apple is looking to hire user interface engineers to make "the next big thing even bigger," expanding the capabilities the company's Siri search assistant to new apps on iOS, and also, apparently, the company's desktop Mac platform.

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2013 Honda Accord, Acura RDX & ILX to offer Apple's Siri Eyes Free support

01/30/2013, 04:01 pm

The American division of carmaker Honda announced on Wednesday it will integrate support for Apple's voice-driven Siri personal assistant into its 2013 Honda Accord and Acura RDX and ILX models.

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Verizon planned to make Siri an Android exclusive before Apple purchase

01/23/2013, 08:01 am

Before Apple swooped in to purchase Siri, U.S. carrier Verizon was working on a deal that would make the intelligent voice-controlled assistant exclusive to Android devices on its network.

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Hyundai announces support for Apple's Siri Eyes Free

01/07/2013, 04:01 pm

At this week's Consumer Electronics Show, Hyundai announced a number of new vehicle technologies, including integration with Apple's Siri-powered "Eyes Free" mode.

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Siri's reliance on Google cut in half with iOS 6

12/20/2012, 08:12 am

Tests with Apple's voice-driven personal assistant, Siri, have found that the service turns to Google for an answer in iOS 6 half as much as it did in iOS 5.

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GM will be first automaker to use Apple's 'Eyes Free' Siri integration

11/27/2012, 06:11 am

General Motors on Tuesday announced that it will be integrating Apple's new "Eyes Free" Siri mode in two of its cars early next year, making it the first car maker in the world to implement the technology in a commercial product.

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Apple patents Siri microphone icon

11/27/2012, 05:11 am

After over a year of examination, Apple was awarded the design rights for Siri's microphone icon seen by iPhone and iPad users since the virtual assistant was first introduced in 2011.

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