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Topic: Siri

iCloud team reportedly plagued by infighting as Apple struggles to build new cloud infrastructure

04/21/2016, 10:04 am

Apple is working on a new internal structure for its cloud services, but the teams under the umbrella of iCloud have been involved in a political power struggle that has hampered development, according to a new report.


Siri patent infringement settlement to cost Apple $24.9M

04/19/2016, 11:04 am

Apple will pay out $24.9 million to settle a long-running lawsuit alledging that its Siri voice assistant violated a patent licensed by Dynamic Advances, according to an announcement by the latter firm on Tuesday.


Apple begins promoting 'Live Tune-In' feature for fourth-generation Apple TV

04/15/2016, 12:04 pm

Owners of the fourth-generation Apple TV were on Friday greeted with an updated "What's New" splash screen, promoting "Live Tune-In," a feature letting people jump straight into the live TV feeds of select apps.


Siri, Kobe Bryant & Michael B. Jordan feature in latest Apple TV ad

04/10/2016, 07:04 pm

Apple on Sunday posted a new ad for the Apple TV, featuring soon-to-be-retired basketballer Kobe Bryant and actor Michael B. Jordan, best known for roles in movies like Creed and Fruitvale Station.


Apple posts 'Behind the Scenes' video for popular Cookie Monster Siri ad

04/07/2016, 04:04 pm

Apple on Thursday released a behind-the-scenes video for "Timer," its extremely popular TV ad featuring Sesame Street's Cookie Monster and the iPhone 6s' always-ready "Hey Siri" command.


Like Bo, now Apple's Siri knows baseball

04/04/2016, 10:04 am

Apple's new tie-up with Major League Baseball seems to have brought more than dugout cred for the iPad -- the company's virtual assistant, Siri, now has access to a trove of modern-day and historic baseball statistics.


Apple's Siri updated to understand sexual assault queries, provide help

03/31/2016, 07:03 pm

Apple in March updated its Siri virtual assistant to better handle questions about sexual assault and other emergencies, with some queries now leading to responses developed in cooperation with the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN).


Microsoft attempt at artificial intelligence becomes Hitler-loving, misogynistic PR disaster

03/24/2016, 03:03 pm

It took only 24 hours for a Microsoft artificial intelligence project to turn from a typical tweeting teenage girl into a hate spewing, offensive public relations debacle, thanks to coordinated attacks on the learning software.


Despite having the same A9X & M9 chips, only the 9.7" iPad Pro has always-on 'Hey Siri'

03/22/2016, 03:03 pm

In a continuing curious omission, every device that runs Apple's M9 motion coprocessor features support for always-listening "Hey Siri" -- except for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.


Apple 'privacy czars' put clamps on products like Siri & iAd - report

03/21/2016, 09:03 am

Three "privacy czars" at Apple must sign off on any product collecting customer data, and have had a major impact on technologies like iAd, Siri, and Spotlight, a report revealed on Monday.


Rumor: Apple will finally bring Siri to Mac with this year's OS X 10.12

02/24/2016, 10:02 am

Having debuted on the Apple Watch and Apple TV last year, Siri will finally make its way to Apple's Mac OS X operating system with a new update this fall, according to a new report.


Apple correcting Siri "abortion" search issue uncovered in 2011

01/29/2016, 11:01 pm

More than four years after the discovery of a purported Siri flaw that led users searching for abortion clinics to adoption agencies and fertility clinics, it seems Apple and its data providers are slowly working to correct the issue.


Apple's Siri voice recognition technology target of patent lawsuit

01/21/2016, 12:01 am

Dot 23 Technologies, a non-practicing entity located in Texas, is looking to take Apple to trial for implementing Siri into the iPhone platform, alleging the virtual assistant's voice dialing and geolocation capabilities infringe upon three patents.


Apple's CarPlay wins Autoblog 2016 Technology of the Year award

01/18/2016, 03:01 pm

Apple's CarPlay was awarded the "best individual technology feature in a vehicle" by Autoblog at Detroit's North American International Auto Show.


Google rumored to be working on Siri & Facebook-like chatbots for new messaging app

12/23/2015, 01:12 pm

Google is allegedly developing a new mobile messaging app that would include chatbots, capable of answering users' questions by scouring the Web and other resources.


Dealers say GM's rapid adoption of Apple CarPlay is helping them sell cars

12/14/2015, 04:12 pm

American automaker General Motors has rolled out support for Apple's CarPlay iPhone integration faster and across more models than its rivals, resulting in independent dealers reporting that the feature draws in customers and helps to close the deal in selling new cars.


First look: SiriMote lets you control your Mac with an Apple TV Siri Remote

12/09/2015, 10:12 am

A new, free OS X app dubbed SiriMote allows owners of the new fourth-gen Apple TV to pair the device's Siri Remote with a Mac computer, offering a new method of control.


Tim Cook recruits Siri for advice in Cerebral Palsy Foundation "Just Say Hi" campaign

12/08/2015, 05:12 pm

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook has joined a series of celebrities adding their voice to a new Cerebral Palsy Foundation campaign designed to spark conversations with people with disabilities--in a spot that seeks advice from Siri.


Ford Sync update brings Siri Eyes Free support to more than 5M vehicles

12/03/2015, 02:12 am

Detroit automaker Ford enabled Siri Eyes Free integration for more than five million car owners with the release of a Sync infotainment system software update on Thursday, an upgrade compatible with cars dating back to the 2011 model year.


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.