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Topic: Siri

iPad Pro has M9 motion coprocessor, but lacks always-on 'Hey Siri' support

11/11/2015, 03:11 pm

Though it includes the same M9 motion coprocessor as the new iPhone 6s series, Apple's iPad Pro does not offer support for always-on "Hey Siri" voice controls when operating on battery power.


Apple to enable Siri search for Apple Music on Apple TV early next year

10/28/2015, 09:10 pm

Two days before Apple's fourth-generation Apple TV is set to ship out to customers, the company on Wednesday confirmed it will add Apple Music compatibility to the set-top box's voice activated Siri search feature in an update early next year.


Latest iPhone 6s ad features Bill Hader, Siri and Nigerian prince

10/27/2015, 08:10 pm

Apple posted a new iPhone 6s commercial to its YouTube page on Tuesday touting the handset's new Siri Hands Free feature with the help of comedian and actor Bill Hader.


Siri limits music chart questions to Apple Music subscribers

10/26/2015, 05:10 pm

Apple's Siri voice assistant in iOS will refuse to answer questions about music charts for people who aren't Apple Music subscribers, users noted on Monday.


Study: Apple's Siri more distracting to drivers than Google Now, better than Microsoft Cortana

10/22/2015, 06:10 pm

As part of an ongoing study on the consequences of using hands- and eyes-free systems while driving, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety rated Apple's latest version of Siri voice control as "highly distracting," behind Google Now and certain OEM infotainment systems.


iPhone 6s stops listening for 'Hey Siri' when it's in your pocket or face down on a table

10/22/2015, 02:10 pm

Apple's new iPhone 6s utilizes its M9 coprocessor for "Hey Siri" input, allowing it to always listen for voice commands. Well, almost always.


Apple updates Siri with quips about 'Back to the Future Day'

10/21/2015, 09:10 am

Playing into social media trends, Apple on Wednesday updated its Siri voice assistant with a variety of responses to people wishing it "Happy Back to the Future Day."


Ford adds Apple's Siri Eyes Free to legacy vehicles with Sync 3.8 update

10/16/2015, 01:10 pm

Ford has begun updating existing vehicles on the road to support Apple's Siri Eyes Free for iPhone, now available to download on systems running its second-generation Sync infotainment platform.


How to create location based reminders with Siri in iOS 9

10/14/2015, 11:10 pm

With Apple's addition of proactive Siri features in iOS 9, users have an even more intuitive and flexible interface from which to quickly create location based reminders.


Hackers use radio waves to silently control Apple's Siri, Android's Google Now

10/14/2015, 09:10 am

A newly spotlighted hack utilizes an iPhone or Android handset -- with headphones plugged in -- to remotely and silently access the smartphone's built-in voice controls, potentially unbeknownst to the user.


Apple enhances Siri team with purchase of VocalIQ, a car-focused British speech tech firm

10/02/2015, 03:10 pm

Natural language processing firm VocalIQ, a U.K. company with a particular interest in voice control within automobiles, has reportedly been acquired by Apple, in a likely attempt to bolster its voice-driven personal assistant Siri.


Teardown of Apple TV Siri Remote finds same touch controller as iPhone 5s & iPad Air

09/22/2015, 11:09 am

A teardown of the first Apple TV and its new voice-enabled Siri Remote has discovered the controller sports the same Broadcom-made touchscreen controller the company already uses in the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and iPad Air.


Siri on Apple TV will be restricted to just 8 of 80 launch countries, apps limited to 200MB

09/09/2015, 05:09 pm

When Apple announced its fourth-generation set-top box on Wednesday, the company put Siri front and center while proudly proclaiming that the new Apple TV would launch in 80 countries --but the erstwhile voice recognition system will come to just eight.


Apple finds difficulty recruiting AI experts thanks to tough user privacy stance

09/07/2015, 10:09 am

Apple has reportedly set about massively expanding its team of data scientists and artificial intelligence experts, but has found it tough to recruit top minds in the field as the company's privacy policies prevent researchers from getting access to valuable user data.


Next-gen Apple TV priced at $149, will include universal search for finding content across providers

09/02/2015, 10:09 am

Finding content will be easier than ever with the next-generation Apple TV, a new report has revealed, as Apple will include universal search in its revamped set-top box, said to be priced starting at $149.


Siri knows about Apple's new iPhone event on Sept. 9

08/27/2015, 01:08 pm

The invitations for Apple's upcoming Sept. 9 event were designed around Siri -- bearing what she would call "colorful wavey words" and the phrase "Hey Siri, give us a hint" -- and it turns out there's more to it than meets the eye, as the erstwhile digital assistant actually does drop some knowledge.


Apple announces Sept. 9 event for 'iPhone 6s,' updated Apple TV at massive new venue

08/27/2015, 12:08 pm

Apple on Thursday sent out invitations to members of the media, making official its anticipated Sept. 9 event at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. It's expected to showcase not only a next-generation "iPhone 6s" handset, but also a new Siri-enabled Apple TV set-top box.


Apple job opening points to deeper Apple Music integration with Siri

08/21/2015, 04:08 pm

An Apple job opening posted on Friday suggests that the company is looking to expand links between Siri and Apple Music, presumably in the form of new voice commands.


Slack CEO denigrates Apple's Siri in announcing work on own team-serving virtual assistant

08/17/2015, 08:08 pm

Slack Technologies founder and CEO Stewart Butterfield on Monday revealed plans to invest in artificial intelligence with an eye on virtual assistant tech for work groups, while calling Apple's solution "nearly useless."


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.