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Topic: Siri

Siri shortcuts in iOS 12 deliver a macro system to help automate your tasks

06/04/2018, 02:06 pm

Siri is getting quite the upgrade in iOS 12 thanks to new capabilities called shortcuts. These customizable macros let you link together multiple tasks, allowing Siri to run a series of actions without ever having to open an app.

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iOS 12 'doubles down' on performance for iPhone and iPad

06/04/2018, 01:06 pm

Apple has debuted iOS 12, bringing better performance to older devices, improved augmented reality, Memoji, FaceTime chats with an entire group, and much more to iPhones and iPads later in the year.

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Will HomePod make a second splash at WWDC 2018?

05/31/2018, 04:05 am

Apple's introduction of HomePod at last year's Worldwide Developer Conference might not have seemed to have much direct relevance for third-party developers because unlike iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Macs and Apple TV it doesn't run apps.

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Apple iPhone app ecosystem and Siri make a big difference for the blind

05/29/2018, 09:05 am

Siri, and other technologies associated with Apple's iPhone and iPad are radically changing how the blind deal with everyday tasks.

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A look at Apple's secretive strategies set to unfold at WWDC 2018

05/29/2018, 07:05 am

Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference is often mistaken for a hardware product launch event. However, the main purpose of WWDC is to introduce Apple's latest software enhancements and tools to the third party developers who use them to create apps for Apple's platforms. However, both hardware and software play a role in advancing Apple's future plans--and WWDC serves as the company's unfurling roadmap of strategic direction. Here's a look at what we've already seen and what we can expect next week.

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Siri used to summon medical assistance after serious motorcycle crash

05/28/2018, 07:05 am

17-year-old used Siri to make an emergency call after a motorcycle crash.

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Apple's Siri could decline phone calls with context-sensitive text responses in the future

05/24/2018, 08:05 am

Declining a call on an iPhone could be a more pleasant experience in the future for both parties, with Apple looking into ways for Siri to help provide the caller with a reason for why the call was rejected in a text message.

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Watch: Apple's Siri on iPhone X vs. Samsung's Bixby Voice on Galaxy S9+

05/02/2018, 06:05 pm

Concluding AppleInsider's in-depth comparison of flagship smartphones from dueling tech titans Apple and Samsung, we take a closer look at the pair's respective virtual assistant technologies, Siri and Bixby Voice.

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Wish list: HomePod needs an officially adjustable EQ, and much better Siri at WWDC

04/24/2018, 02:04 pm

After spending a few months with Apple's home speaker, the hardware execution remains fantastic, but the software weaknesses in the HomePod are becoming increasingly apparent. The disparity between the two got us thinking about how we would like to see HomePod improve in the future.

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Xiaomi's Aqara smarthome gear to support Apple HomeKit end of 2018

04/23/2018, 09:04 am

China's Xiaomi is reportedly planning to support more third-party smarthome platforms via its Aqara brand, beginning with Apple HomeKit.

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Siri on Apple HomePods being triggered by ad for NBA on TNT

04/20/2018, 09:04 am

Advertisers are beginning to target the wakeword for Apple's Siri assistant in the same way they've previously gone after Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant users, anecdotes suggest.

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Apple to expand AI and machine learning office in Seattle, making room for 475 people

04/17/2018, 10:04 am

Apple is reportedly on the verge of moving into another floor at Seattle's Two Union Square, giving the company a presence on five floors of the skyscraper.

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Apple explains 'Hey Siri' speaker recognition in latest Machine Learning Journal update

04/16/2018, 12:04 pm

Apple on Monday published the latest entry into its Machine Learning Journal, explaining further nuances of the "Hey Siri" wakeword for devices like iPhones and iPads.

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Channel checks, sales data on HomePod likely as wrong as it was about Apple Watch in 2015

04/12/2018, 06:04 am

Without actually presenting any hard data on sales, a new report has claimed Apple's HomePod sales are "weak," based on supply channel checks and data from Slice Intelligence--the same two sources that were used to suggest Apple Watch sales were "collapsing" three years ago.

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Eight Siri features we want to see in iOS 12, macOS 10.14, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12 at WWDC 2018

04/11/2018, 09:04 am

Siri has grown by leaps and bounds after being acquired by Apple and launching in beta on the iPhone 4S. With WWDC in a week, let's talk about what we'd love to see included in iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12, and macOS 10.14.

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Apple nabs Google's chief of AI and search John Giannandrea to broaden Siri, self-driving car programs

04/03/2018, 05:04 pm

Apple has hired John Giannandrea away from Google to head up Apple's machine learning and AI strategy, and will report directly to CEO Tim Cook.

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April Fools: get ready for the worst jokes in the tech industry

04/01/2018, 09:04 am

Every year, several companies--most notoriously Google--float various unfunny, excessively long dad jokes on April Fools Day. But rather than waste your time detailing these latest flat attempts at humor in tech, why not take a moment on April 1 to take a look at the really foolish stuff the tech media serves up virtually every day?

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Apple to fix Siri bug that read out hidden iPhone lockscreen notifications

03/22/2018, 03:03 pm

A future Apple update will solve an iOS security flaw allowing Siri to read out otherwise hidden lockscreen notifications, but AppleInsider can show you how to work around it now.

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Siri voice control options added for Tesla Model 3 owners

03/21/2018, 10:03 am

Owners of the Model 3 -- Tesla's first mass-market EV -- can now use Siri voice commands for a select range of functions.

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AppleInsider Podcast discusses Siri's rocky start, Google Assistant on iPad, and Fitibit for kids

03/16/2018, 08:03 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor talks about Siri, the spat between people responsible for it, Google Assistant on the iPad, and the problems around a Fitbit for kids.

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