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Topic: Siri

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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Evidence shows Apple operating a mysterious Web crawling bot

11/06/2014, 03:11 pm

A developer has discovered that Apple appears to be crawling HTML websites with its own automated bot, but the exact purpose of the mysterious homegrown software remains unknown.

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AAA says Apple's Siri causes potentially dangerous driver distractions

10/07/2014, 05:10 pm

According to a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, hands- and eyes-free infotainment and smartphone control systems can be dangerously distracting to drivers. And Apple's iOS 7 version of Siri ranks among the worst.

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Apple's iOS 8 update breaks Bluetooth car connections, fix may be coming with iOS 8.1

10/03/2014, 12:10 pm

Apple's iOS 8 update released last month has created major problems for users who connect their iPhone to their car's stereo system via Bluetooth, but there are indications that a fix may be on the way with the upcoming iOS 8.1 update.

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How to enable and use 'Hey Siri' handsfree mode in iOS 8

09/17/2014, 12:09 pm

Apple's voice-controlled personal assistant Siri becomes even more powerful with iOS 8, including an entirely hands-free mode that allows users to ask questions and accomplish tasks by simply first saying the words "Hey, Siri."

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Apple reportedly building out Boston Siri team, suggests rapid build-out of proprietary tech

09/08/2014, 05:09 pm

A report on Monday claims Apple is bolstering its Siri research team in Cambridge, Mass., bringing in new blood and expanding into a larger office as the company weens off Nuance-based technology.

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Jen Taylor, voice of Microsoft Windows Cortana, prefers to use Apple's iPhone

09/03/2014, 09:09 pm

Actress Jen Taylor, who voiced the the Cortana AI character in Halo games as well as providing the voice of Microsoft's identically named Siri-like assistant for Windows Mobile, actually uses an iPhone.

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Microsoft, HTC use Windows Phone's Cortana to poke fun at Apple's iPhone in new ad

09/02/2014, 11:09 am

A new television spot from Microsoft's Windows Phone division again puts Siri on the iPhone 5s up against Cortana on an HTC One M8, though the video slants more toward a hardware comparison than Microsoft's previous Siri-focued efforts.

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HP courted Apple, now in talks with Google for 'Enterprise Siri' to boost corporate sales

08/13/2014, 03:08 pm

As it looks to rebound after years of slumping performance, old-guard Silicon Valley firm Hewlett-Packard reportedly held talks with relative newcomers Apple and Google in recent months to create a new type of "Enterprise Siri" system that would allow its corporate customers to search their document and data troves using their voice.

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