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Topic: Siri

Taiwan university sues Apple over Siri, asserts two speech-recognition patents

07/31/2012, 02:07 am

In a suit filed with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas last Friday, the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Taiwan claims Apple's implementation of Siri on the iPhone 4S infringes on two speech-recognition patents and seeks a permanent sales ban on offending products as well as damages awards.

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Martin Scorsese featured in new iPhone 4S ad

07/23/2012, 09:07 pm

Apple continues to tap celebrities to show off the iPhone 4S-exclusive Siri voice assistant with a new TV commercial starring director Martin Scorsese.

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'Google Now' personal assistant represents search giant's answer to Siri

06/28/2012, 09:06 pm

Even as Google continues to develop voice search functionality for its Android mobile operating system, the company's new Google Now service is a different approach to tackling rival Apple's Siri virtual assistant.

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China Mobile support likely to make Apple's next iPhone a 'true world phone'

06/21/2012, 09:06 am

Apple's next-generation iPhone is expected to launch in October with support for China Mobile's proprietary 3G network, making it a "true world phone," according to a new report.

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GM's Chevy Spark, Sonic first with Siri Eyes Free for iPhone

06/20/2012, 04:06 pm

General Motors is the first car company to announce support for Apple's new "Eyes Free" mode for the iPhone, as the Chevrolet Spark and Sonic will be among the first vehicles compatible with Siri.

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Review roundup: Samsung Galaxy S III called a strong iPhone competitor

06/20/2012, 12:06 pm

Samsung's new flagship smartphone, the Android-powered Galaxy S III, hits all four major carriers in the U.S. this week, and has been met positively with reviews from the mainstream media.

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Nine auto makers partner with Apple for 'Eyes Free' Siri support

06/12/2012, 09:06 am

The launch of iOS 6 will bring greater automobile integration to the iPhone with "Eyes Free," a new feature that will allow a car to bring up Siri voice control.

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First look: iOS 6 brings Siri to iPad, adds Facebook integration

06/11/2012, 05:06 pm

This year's iOS 6 upgrade will bring the Siri personal assistant software to Apple's third-generation iPad, and will also add system-wide integration with Facebook for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users.

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Tim Cook: Apple will show off 'cool ideas' for Siri in coming months

05/29/2012, 10:05 pm

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook hinted at the future of Siri in an interview on Tuesday, stating the company has "a lot going on" in its development that users will see over the coming months.

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Former Apple employee claims Steve Jobs would have 'lost his mind' over Siri

05/25/2012, 09:05 am

A new report quotes a former Apple employee as saying that people at the company are "embarrassed by Siri" and late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs would have "lost his mind" over the feature's performance.

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Actor John Malkovich amused by Siri in new iPhone 4S commercials

05/23/2012, 11:05 pm

John Malkovich is the latest celebrity to star in television commercials from Apple and Verizon touting the convenience of the Siri voice assistant feature of the iPhone 4S.

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IBM bans Apple's Siri from its internal networks for security

05/23/2012, 08:05 am

Because the Siri and Dictation features for iOS must be sent to Apple to be converted to text, IBM has barred the use of them from its corporate networks, citing security concerns.

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Apple argues plaintiffs are too vague in class action lawsuit over Siri

05/16/2012, 04:05 am

Apple has filed a motion to dismiss a set of class-action lawsuits, which accuse the company of falsely advertising its Siri voice assistant feature for the iPhone 4S, under the grounds that the plaintiffs did not specify exactly what claims led them to purchase the device.

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Siri updated to give witty responses to 'best smartphone ever' query

05/14/2012, 11:05 am

When asked for the "best smartphone ever," Siri will now provide a range of witty responses to users rather than giving details on the Nokia Lumia 900.

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Samuel L. Jackson featured in new iPhone commercial [u]

04/16/2012, 07:04 pm

A new iPhone commercial from Verizon featuring actor Samuel L. Jackson has aired on ESPN, marking the return of famous talent to Apple product ads.

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Siri print ad shows up in Rolling Stone magazine

04/02/2012, 07:04 pm

One of the first Apple print spots to feature its Siri virtual assistant popped up in the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine on Monday as part of an iPhone 4S advertisement.

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Apple faces second class-action lawsuit over Siri

03/30/2012, 12:03 am

A new class-action lawsuit has been filed against Apple over its Siri voice recognition feature of the iPhone 4S with allegations that the company is falsely representing the service's capabilities.

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Apple interested in bringing Siri to the Mac via iPhone pairing

03/29/2012, 08:03 am

Apple has shown interest in bringing Siri functionality to other devices, like Macs, by pairing them with an iPhone to share its voice control abilities.

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Apple's Steve Jobs wasn't a fan of the name 'Siri'

03/28/2012, 07:03 am

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs didn't particularly like the name "Siri" when he acquired the company behind the personal assistant software, but he failed to come up with what he thought was a better option.

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Siri used by 87% of iPhone 4S owners, study claims

03/26/2012, 07:03 pm

Research from an unreleased study found that some 87 percent of iPhone 4S owners use at least one of the features offered by Apple's Siri each month, lending evidence that the virtual assistant is a notable differentiator from competing devices.

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