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Topic: Siri

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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ESPN collaborating with Apple, appears ready to add sports scores to Siri

03/26/2012, 05:03 pm

Apple's Siri development team, one of the largest in the company, appears to be working to add sports scores to the mobile assistant service, possibly through a partnership with ESPN.

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Siri gains improved weather and time functions in Canada

03/13/2012, 05:03 pm

Updates to Apple's Siri voice assistant service have improved functionality for Canadian users, with the changes allowing better location recognition of weather and time queries.

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Users say Siri struggles in Japanese debut

03/12/2012, 10:03 pm

Apple added Japanese language support to Siri last week with the release of iOS 5.1, but some Japanese speakers are having trouble being understood by the voice assistant.

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Mercedes-Benz to add Siri integration to new A-Class line

02/28/2012, 10:02 pm

Mercedes-Benz has announced comprehensive integration between Apple's iPhone and its new A-Class line of vehicles, including support for the Siri virtual assistant found in the iPhone 4S.

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Apple's 'iPad 3' rumored to have Siri, dual-core A5X chip, 1080p camera

02/21/2012, 11:02 am

A new report offers a picture claimed to be the front glass panel for Apple's next iPad, and also claims the third-generation device will feature Siri voice control, a dual-core "A5X" processor, and a 1080p camera with image stabilization.

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Siri itself confirms Japanese support coming soon to Apple's iPhone 4S

02/14/2012, 10:02 pm

Apple's Siri virtual assistant for the iPhone 4S claims it can already speak Japanese, despite the fact that the language is not yet enabled in the feature's settings.

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Apple disabling unauthorized Siri ports on non-iPhone 4S devices

02/14/2012, 04:02 pm

A report on Tuesday revealed that Apple has added a new barrier to the software needed to run Siri, a move that shows the Cupertino, Calif., company is actively tracking the growing number of iDevice users who have managed to port the voice-recognizing assistant to non-supported hardware.

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Apple again highlights Siri with new 'Road Trip,' 'Rock God' iPhone 4S ads

02/10/2012, 01:02 am

Apple on Thursday posted two new video ads showcasing how the Siri virtual assistant on the iPhone 4S can help people achieve dreams like cross-country road trips and playing in a rock band.

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Siri rumored to gain support for Mandarin, Japanese and Russian in March

02/08/2012, 04:02 pm

An Apple software engineer reportedly working on the Chinese-language version of the company's Siri voice assistant says support for Mandarin, Japanese and Russian will be added in March, as well as localized navigation and information services.

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Siri accounts for 1/4 of Wolfram Alpha queries as search engine goes 'Pro'

02/07/2012, 09:02 am

About one quarter of the queries to the "computational knowledge engine" Wolfram Alpha now come from the Siri voice assistant found in Apple's iPhone 4S.

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Apple iPhone 4S A5 chip incorporates Audience EarSmart noise reduction tech for Siri

02/05/2012, 04:02 pm

Apple's A5 System on a Chip incorporates dedicated noise reduction circuitry by Audience, Inc., which optimizes the performance of Siri voice recognition on iPhone 4S.

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