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Topic: Siri

Apple's enhanced Siri will answer phone calls, transcribe voicemails in 2016 - report

08/03/2015, 09:08 am

Apple is reportedly testing a service that will have its voice driven personal assistant, Siri, answer phone calls when a user is unavailable and then transcribe voicemails to text so that they can be quickly read.

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How to make Apple Music do more with Siri voice commands

07/06/2015, 06:07 pm

While Apple Music has drawn a lot of comparions with other streaming services, like Spotify and Google Music, on iOS it does have at least one special trick: Siri voice commands.

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Social media prank prompts accidental 911 calls through Apple's Siri

06/23/2015, 05:06 pm

A social media prank is likely responsible for a rash of Siri-based 911 calls made over the weekend in the Canadian city of Regina, Saskatchewan, local police said on Tuesday.

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Amazon Echo now available for all US customers to purchase, ships July 14

06/23/2015, 09:06 am

Amazon on Tuesday officially opened up orders to the general public for its Echo accessory, a Siri-like, always-on virtual assistant that exists in a standalone tubular speaker.

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Apple's Siri, Spotlight extend Google-like search inside iOS 9 apps, without tracking users

06/16/2015, 05:06 am

The biggest announcement at WWDC--with the most relevance to developers and end users--appears to be new Apple's Siri and Spotlight search services that deliver results including deep links within apps. Here's why.

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Inside iOS 9: Siri brings new smarts to sports, weather, photos, and more in iOS 9

06/11/2015, 09:06 am

With Siri replacing Spotlight in iOS 9, Apple's personal digital assistant received a new brain that lets her retrieve information sports and weather, find photos, look inside apps, and more.

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Inside iOS 9: Siri Suggestions, news, apps & more on Apple's revamped search screen

06/09/2015, 12:06 pm

Apple will introduce an entirely new home screen in iOS 9 that presents users with intelligent, contextually aware information, including frequently opened apps based on time of day and location, or potential destinations in Maps that a user might seek out.

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Apple unveils iOS 9 with smarter Siri, public transit in Maps, iPad split-screen multitasking

06/08/2015, 01:06 pm

Apple's next-generation mobile operating system, iOS 9, will focus on enhanced system intelligence, numerous improvements to built-in apps, new iPad-specific capabilities, and much more, it was announced at WWDC on Monday.

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Watch Effect: Apple Watch hints at a Siri who's always just a shout away

05/27/2015, 09:05 am

Pairing an Apple Watch with an iPhone makes Siri easier to access than ever. But with a new voice-controlled Apple TV said to be on the horizon, Siri seems poised to become an even more prevalent part of the Apple ecosystem.

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Apple challenges Google with growing Web search program, fueled by Topsy acquisition

05/06/2015, 01:05 pm

Apple's rapidly-expanding internal search group --aimed at making Spotlight a legitimate Web search engine --is being led by the team acquired in 2013 with social search firm Topsy, AppleInsider has learned.

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Apple details new 'AppleBot' web crawler used by Siri and Spotlight

05/06/2015, 06:05 am

Apple has confirmed the existence of a long-rumored web crawling service -- first noticed last November --and provided some details of its operations in a recently-updated support document.

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Apple not guilty of patent infringement with Siri, Chinese court says

04/24/2015, 12:04 pm

Apple has won a decisive victory in a long-running intellectual property fight over Siri in China, as the Beijing Higher People's Court has decided that the company's personal digital assistant does not infringe on patents held by Shanghai-based Zhizhen Network Technology.

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Apple beefing up Siri, speech and language teams with wave of new openings

04/23/2015, 11:04 am

Apple on Wednesday and Thursday opened up several job listings related to speech technology, Siri, and language recognition, suggesting intensified work on natural input for future products, AppleInsider has discovered.

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Apple revamps Siri informational webpage with example interactions, fresh graphical style

04/08/2015, 08:04 pm

Alongside Wednesday's iOS 8.3 rollout with expanded international support for Siri, Apple launched a redesigned expository webpage that helps explain how users can interact with the virtual assistant.

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Apple expands Siri support to 9 new countries, CarPlay to 6 regions

04/08/2015, 05:04 pm

As part of its iOS 8.3 rollout on Wednesday, Apple flipped the switch on various Siri features in nine new countries, while adding CarPlay capabilities in select locales.

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Review: Outdoor Tech Chips helmet headphones, a Siri-compatible Bluetooth ski accessory

03/07/2015, 02:03 am

Skiers and snowboarders looking to listen to music and stay connected while on the mountain should check out the Chips Bluetooth headphones from Outdoor Tech, a well-designed and simple solution for adding wireless connectivity to your helmet.

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Google announces 40 new third-party integrations for Siri competitor Google Now

01/30/2015, 06:01 pm

Search giant Google on Friday revealed that it will allow select Android apps to integrate with Google Now --the company's answer to Apple's Siri digital assistant -- allowing users of services like AirBnB, Pandora, and Lyft to pull that data into Now.

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Review: Mobile Home puts Siri in the driver's seat

01/24/2015, 12:01 am

Apple's Siri is a great tool for safely automating iPhone tasks while driving, but under certain circumstances the virtual assistant can only be summoned by taking a hand off the wheel and pressing the home button. With CarPlay being anything but ubiquitous, Beanco Tech created a stopgap in Mobile Home.

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Apple Maps gets 9 new Flyover locations, Siri adds international movie times

12/05/2014, 05:12 pm

Apple on Friday pushed out an update to two first party services, bringing Flyover to nine new locales including Avignon, France, while expanding international movie showtime support for Siri.

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Amazon's 'Echo' is a standalone Siri-like virtual assistant for the home

11/06/2014, 05:11 pm

In a surprise announcement on Thursday, Amazon revealed a new first-party hardware product class in "Echo," an Internet-connected virtual assistant stuffed into a tubular standalone speaker.

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