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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
09/23/2015, 09:09 am
With Siri replacing Spotlight in iOS 9, Apple's personal digital assistant has received a new brain that lets her retrieve information sports and weather, find photos, look inside apps, and more.
09/16/2015, 03:09 pm
Apple has introduced 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.