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Topic: Siri

Siri for Mac: How it works in Apple's macOS Sierra and what it's capable of

06/14/2016, 10:06 am

macOS Sierra, revealed during Apple's WWDC keynote on Monday, will be the first Mac operating system to include Siri. Although many people are familiar with how the virtual assistant works in iOS, there will be quite a few differences on desktops and laptops.


Apple opens Siri up to developers with third-party SDK

06/13/2016, 02:06 pm

Apple on Monday announced a third-party SDK for its Siri virtual assistant, opening up voice control options for developers integration.


New iOS Remote app will offer all abilities from Apple TV Siri Remote

06/13/2016, 01:06 pm

Apple during WWDC announced an updated Remote iOS app for the Apple TV, promising to carry over features from the Siri Remote to iPhones and iPads.


Siri response raises hopes for 'dark mode' in iOS 10

06/12/2016, 06:06 pm

A curious response from Apple's Siri indicates the virtual assistant will soon support "dark mode" settings, suggesting forthcoming integration with OS X, or a highly anticipated introduction of dark mode functionality on iOS.


Siri query returns response about Mac OS X Finder app ahead of WWDC

06/11/2016, 01:06 pm

Just a few days before Apple is widely expected to unveil Siri for Mac, a prompt to the voice-driven personal assistant on iPhone is mentioning the OS X file management application, Finder.


WWDC 2016: Apple's Siri and the future of voice vs. Amazon's Alexa Echo, Google Now, Microsoft Cortana

06/09/2016, 10:06 am

While a variety of tech commentators have played up a dramatic "voice-first" rivalry ostensibly led by the Amazon Echo, a yet-unreleased Google Home and Microsoft's Cortana (and apparently miserably trailed by Apple's Siri), real data shows that's not actually the case.


Apple's 'Hey Siri' helps mom call ambulance, saves life of baby

06/07/2016, 10:06 pm

Siri is expected to gain volumes of new skills if and when Apple releases a rumored software development kit, but it was the virtual assistant's existing abilities that recently proved critical in preserving the life of a baby girl.


Success of next-generation iPhone could rest with Siri, survey says

06/07/2016, 05:06 pm

A fresh survey published ahead of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference suggests updates to Siri and the unlocking of the digital assistant's software development kit could be a key factor in future iPhone adoption, a topic of keen interest coming off Apple's first ever handset sales contraction.


Microsoft's Cortana heading to Xbox One, will take on Apple's Siri in the living room

06/06/2016, 09:06 am

Apple's Siri voice controls debuted on the new Apple TV last fall, and Microsoft's competing Cortana will follow suit, debuting in the living room on Xbox One consoles starting this summer.


Siri enhancements and third-party SDK predicted to take center stage at WWDC 2016

06/02/2016, 11:06 am

The most likely main focus for this year's Worldwide Developers Conference will be major improvements to Siri, one analyst believes, led by expansion to the Mac and the introduction of new developer tools that will allow third-party apps to access the virtual assistant.


Apple's VocalIQ takeover could hint at Siri upgrades for WWDC and beyond

05/30/2016, 01:05 pm

Assuming it makes it into Siri upgrades that may start as soon as next month's WWDC, technology Apple acquired from VocalIQ could greatly improve the assistant's accuracy and contextual awareness, one report claims.


Apple's Siri-based Echo competitor could come with facial recognition camera, ship in 2017

05/27/2016, 02:05 pm

Apple's rumored Amazon Echo competitor could reportedly include a camera for facial recognition, but may have to wait until 2017 to hit store shelves.


Updated Apple TV may form foundation of Siri-based Amazon Echo competitor - report

05/26/2016, 03:05 pm

While Apple is indeed said to be working on competition for Amazon's Echo voice assistant, it should come in the form of an upgraded Apple TV instead of a separate speaker-like device, a report claimed on Thursday.


Apple looks to debut Siri SDK at WWDC, developing Amazon Echo competitor

05/24/2016, 04:05 pm

Five years after Siri launched with iPhone 4S, Apple is reportedly preparing to open its virtual assistant platform up to third-party developers through a dedicated SDK, and might dive deeper into AI services by embedding the technology into a speaker type device similar to Amazon's Echo.


I/O 2016: Google's new Home hardware takes on Apple's HomeKit and Siri

05/18/2016, 02:05 pm

The smart home battle between Apple, Google and others continues to heat up, with Google on Wednesday announcing Home, a new voice-activated hardware kit that brings the Google assistant service to any room in your house.


Leaked screens show Siri in Apple's upcoming OS X 10.12 with always-on 'Hey Siri'

05/18/2016, 01:05 pm

New images published on Wednesday appear to support rumors that Apple will finally bring Siri to the Mac in the next major version of OS X, premiering at WWDC 2016 in June.


Exodus of original Siri team continues at Apple

05/11/2016, 05:05 pm

Almost all of the talent Apple acquired from the original Siri team has reportedly left the company, with a pair of key departures having taken place in recent weeks.


Ex-Siri team to unveil 'Viv' virtual assistant next week in quest for ubiquitous AI

05/04/2016, 08:05 pm

After years of development, Siri co-creators and former Apple employees Dag Kittlaus and Adam Cheyer are ready to demonstrate "Viv," an advanced virtual assistant that could reinvent the way consumers interact with their devices.


Software update upgrades select 2013-2015 Fiat Chrysler vehicles with Siri Eyes Free

04/29/2016, 01:04 pm

Fiat Chrysler on Friday issued a free software update to owners of some 2013-, 2014-, and 2015-model vehicles, giving them access to Apple's Siri Eyes Free, which enables voice commands to an iPhone by tapping a button on the steering wheel.


Second-gen August Smart Lock with Apple HomeKit support now shipping

04/28/2016, 09:04 am

The newly launched August Smart Lock includes support for Apple's HomeKit, allowing users to lock, unlock and check the status of their door lock with voice commands using Siri.