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Topic: Siri

New photos show depths of Apple's expanding Mesa, Ariz. data center

08/15/2018, 04:08 pm

Photos shot this week show the seldom-seen interior of Apple's two-year-old data center in Mesa, Ariz., instrumental to services like iCloud, Siri, and iMessage.

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Siri multi-user support could offer personalized responses to different voices

08/14/2018, 08:08 am

Apple is considering ways to allow Siri to provide personalized results for specific users speaking to it, by making the digital assistant recognize the user's identity, with the added possibility of limiting queries to just one user's voice.

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New Siri Shortcuts beta introduces limited HomeKit integration

08/10/2018, 07:08 pm

Apple on Friday released a new beta version of its Shortcuts app to developers for testing, and while the update is light on big feature additions, some users who are concurrently running the latest build of iOS 12 beta have reported limited HomeKit integration.

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Siri improved small business name recognition by using local language models

08/09/2018, 12:08 pm

Improvements to the way Siri recognizes names of small businesses and local points of interest are due to the use of language models designed for specific locations, Apple's Machine Learning Journal reveals, helping the virtual assistant understand local names for nearby places.

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Apple's new India chief pursues aggressive strategy to revive cold iPhone sales

08/06/2018, 09:08 am

Despite recent claims to the contrary, the new head of Apple's India operations, ex-Singapore executive Michel Coulomb, is reportedly pursuing an aggressive strategy to save iPhone sales in the country, which have dwindled to just 1 percent of the local phone market.

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New patent lawsuit targets Apple over voice control tech in Siri- & HomeKit-enabled devices

07/26/2018, 11:07 pm

A fellow Californian company, SpeakWare, on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Apple, accusing the iPhone maker of violating a U.S. voice control patent.

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Digital assistant test shows Apple's Siri is improving, lags behind Google Assistant

07/25/2018, 10:07 am

Apple's digital assistant Siri continues to lag behind the Google Assistant, a group test reports, one which also reveals improvements in properly understanding queries and providing correct responses has generally improved across all digital assistants.

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How to view live sports scores on the Siri Watch Face in watchOS 5

07/24/2018, 02:07 pm

Sports fans can now view live sports scores of favorite teams, right from the Siri watch face on Apple Watch in watchOS 5. AppleInsider dives in to see what it can do, and how it works.

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Podcast discusses new MacBook Pro keyboard and thermal throttling, Siri, Thunderbolt 3

07/20/2018, 09:07 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and Andrew discuss the new MacBook Pro, keyboards, and Mike joins us to talk about Siri, eGPU and the difficulties with ThunderBolt 3, USB-C, and the trouble with sorting cables that all look the same.

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Hands on with Apple's 15-inch 2018 MacBook Pro with i7 processor

07/19/2018, 12:07 pm

Apple's latest MacBook Pro refresh launched a week ago, and we've now spent some time with the base 15-inch model with six-core i7 processor. Read on for our first look and impressions as well as benchmarks for what will be one of the most popular MacBook Pro configurations.

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AI guru Tom Gruber, last of the Siri founders, retires from Apple

07/18/2018, 10:07 pm

Tom Gruber, an artificial intelligence expert who cofounded Siri, Inc., prior to its purchase by Apple, has announced his retirement from the company, becoming the last of Siri's three cofounders to leave Apple.

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Siri gets supercharged with watchOS 5 on Apple Watch

07/13/2018, 11:07 am

Siri got some seriously useful enhancements in watchOS 5, going a long way towards making the Apple Watch more independent. AppleInsider delves in to see how Apple's personal assistant will help out in the forthcoming update.

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Patent troll sues Apple over Siri's internet access, seeking licensing deal

07/12/2018, 07:07 am

Another non-practicing entity has filed suit against Apple and is taking issue with the company's use of network calls to enhance Siri's responses to users.

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Take control of notifications in iOS 12 with Do Not Disturb Siri Suggestions

07/10/2018, 09:07 pm

Siri is getting more proactive in iOS 12. When Apple's next-gen operating system launches this fall, it will get a slew of fresh Siri integrations that include smart notification management via Siri Suggestions for Do Not Disturb.

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Apple's Siri, Machine Learning teams now under control of new hire John Giannandrea [u]

07/10/2018, 02:07 pm

To improve the technologies at the core of Apple's future, the company has merged the Siri and Machine Learning teams into one entity, under the control of recent hire John Giannandrea.

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Hands on: Create your own Siri commands with Shortcuts in iOS 12

07/06/2018, 07:07 pm

Shortcuts is a hotly anticipated iOS 12 app that lets users create powerful macros built on the lattice of Workflow, the automation app Apple acquired not long ago. With an invite-only beta now live, AppleInsider takes a look at how the application works, how to create your own shortcuts, and how to invoke them via Siri.

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iOS 12's Siri Shortcuts app goes live for developers only

07/05/2018, 02:07 pm

Developers can now request access to an early version of Apple's Shortcuts app, which lets iOS 12 owners create custom automations triggered through Siri.

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How to turn 'Hey Siri' on and off on your iPhone and iPad

07/04/2018, 11:07 am

Apple's "Hey Siri" function may be handy for most users, but there are times when you don't want it to activate and cause an interruption. AppleInsider explains how to prevent the hands-free voice prompt from activating, and how to turn it back on again.

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Apple's Siri director to speak at AI Frontiers conference in November

07/03/2018, 11:07 pm

Apple senior director of Siri, Alex Acero, is scheduled to appear at this year's AI Frontiers conference, where he will be joined by other experts in the field to discuss the role natural language processing plays in modern personal assistant technology.

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Raise to Siri is now working with watchOS 5 beta

07/03/2018, 10:07 pm

One of the new watchOS 5 features demonstrated by Apple's Vice President of Technology Kevin Lynch at its Worldwide Developer Conference in June was "raise to Siri," a new Machine Learning shortcut that will invoke a Siri listening session without pushing a button or speaking the "Hey Siri" trigger phrase. It's now working in the latest beta versions, including beta 3 released today.

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