Get the lowest prices anywhere on Force Touch MacBook Pros: Apple Price Guides updated Apr 19th (exclusive coupons & savings)

Topic: Siri

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.

113 comments

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.

18 comments

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.

14 comments

Apple's next major market for iOS may be automotive

11/08/2012, 04:11 pm

Over the past two years, pundits have focused on living room TVs as the most likely new market for Apple to expand into, but evidence suggests that the company's next big step for iOS is more likely to involve the automotive market.

80 comments

Siri serves Fandango movie ticket purchases in iOS 6.1

11/05/2012, 10:11 am

The first developer beta of iOS 6.1 includes links to purchase movie tickets through Fandango when searching for showtimes with Siri.

17 comments

Apple removes prostitution services from Siri results in China

10/31/2012, 11:10 am

In response to criticism in China that Siri could find local prostitution services, Apple has removed escort services from search results in the region.

27 comments

Google takes on Siri by adding voice search to standalone iOS app

10/30/2012, 06:10 pm

Google on Tuesday rolled out a software update to its standalone iOS search app, offering advanced voice-recognition technology that mimics Siri in function, but taps into the internet search giant's vast data banks instead of the assets accessed by Apple's virtual assistant.

26 comments

Judge excuses himself from new Siri-related patent suit, cites conflict of interest

10/25/2012, 01:10 am

New York District Court Judge Gary Sharpe on Tuesday recused himself from presiding over a patent case involving the Siri virtual assistant, saying he had an unspecified interest in Apple.

32 comments

Apple hires Amazon executive to head its Siri search team

10/15/2012, 03:10 pm

Apple has hired William Stasior, a former Amazon executive and "prominent search technologist," who will now run its Siri personal assistant division.

30 comments

Still in beta: Siri falls short when searching for Apple retail stores

10/03/2012, 04:10 pm

A year after Siri first launched, Apple's personal assistant still falls short when accomplishing basic tasks that one might assume would be a priority for the company, such as finding a local Apple Store.

54 comments

Apple seeks patent for Siri automated assistant

09/27/2012, 08:09 am

Apple is seeking ownership of the technology and features that drive its voice-controlled Siri personal assistant found on iOS devices.

12 comments

Siri cofounder leaves Apple, report says [u]

09/11/2012, 04:09 pm

Siri co-creator and Vice President of Engineering Adam Cheyer has left Apple, reports Bloomberg's Jon Erlichman.

27 comments

Google says voice is the future of web search, introduces Siri-like app for iOS

08/08/2012, 01:08 pm

Google told reporters today that the future of web search looks identical to Apple's Siri, admitting, "if we are going to build the search of the future, we will have to solve difficult technology issues like speech recognition and natural language."

156 comments

Nuance's Nina to enable iOS apps to authenticate users by the sound of their voice

08/06/2012, 09:08 am

The somewhat tedious process of logging into applications on Apple's iOS devices using the on-screen keyboard may soon become a thing of the past thanks to a new software platform from Nuance that promises to allow app makers to authenticate a user by the sound of their voice and much, much more.

37 comments

Taiwan university sues Apple over Siri, asserts two speech-recognition patents

07/31/2012, 02:07 am

In a suit filed with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas last Friday, the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Taiwan claims Apple's implementation of Siri on the iPhone 4S infringes on two speech-recognition patents and seeks a permanent sales ban on offending products as well as damages awards.

31 comments

Martin Scorsese featured in new iPhone 4S ad

07/23/2012, 09:07 pm

Apple continues to tap celebrities to show off the iPhone 4S-exclusive Siri voice assistant with a new TV commercial starring director Martin Scorsese.

34 comments

'Google Now' personal assistant represents search giant's answer to Siri

06/28/2012, 09:06 pm

Even as Google continues to develop voice search functionality for its Android mobile operating system, the company's new Google Now service is a different approach to tackling rival Apple's Siri virtual assistant.

121 comments

China Mobile support likely to make Apple's next iPhone a 'true world phone'

06/21/2012, 09:06 am

Apple's next-generation iPhone is expected to launch in October with support for China Mobile's proprietary 3G network, making it a "true world phone," according to a new report.

30 comments

GM's Chevy Spark, Sonic first with Siri Eyes Free for iPhone

06/20/2012, 04:06 pm

General Motors is the first car company to announce support for Apple's new "Eyes Free" mode for the iPhone, as the Chevrolet Spark and Sonic will be among the first vehicles compatible with Siri.

21 comments

Review roundup: Samsung Galaxy S III called a strong iPhone competitor

06/20/2012, 12:06 pm

Samsung's new flagship smartphone, the Android-powered Galaxy S III, hits all four major carriers in the U.S. this week, and has been met positively with reviews from the mainstream media.

56 comments