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Topic: Siri

Amazon Alexa & Google's Assistant are inexcusably terrible at knowing when they're called

12/11/2018, 10:12 am

As smart speakers continue to encroach into our lives, the cheaper ones from Google and Amazon need to get better at knowing when we do and don't want them to speak up.

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Apple details Siri's machine learning upgrades for better listening on HomePod

12/03/2018, 11:12 am

Apple on Monday updated its Machine Learning Journal with a post by the company's Siri speech and audio software engineering teams, explaining how the company uses machine learning to help the HomePod hear people under tougher circumstances than iPhones and iPads.

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You can now awkwardly summon Google Assistant on your iPhone with Siri Shortcuts

11/21/2018, 08:11 am

Google has taken advantage of Siri Shortcuts in iOS to make its own Google Assistant more useful, with iPhone and iPad users now able to bring up the search company's digital assistant by vocal command, by adding the "Ok Google" trigger to Siri.

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Apple considering offline mode for Siri that could process voice locally on an iPhone

11/15/2018, 09:11 am

Apple wants Siri to become more useful to users when not connected to the internet, including the possibility of an offline mode that does not rely on a backend server to assist with voice recognition or performing the required task, one that would be entirely performed on the user's device.

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Siri Shortcuts can now be used with the VW Car-Net app to remotely control a vehicle

11/12/2018, 11:11 am

Volkswagen has updated its Car-Net mobile app with deeper Siri integration to allow drivers to perform specific tasks remotely from their vehicle, enabling users to lock or unlock their car from far away just by asking Apple's digital assistant on an iPhone.

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Apple says 'top apps' are integrating Siri Shortcuts

10/18/2018, 05:10 pm

Apple is drumming up consumer interest in Siri Shortcuts following its release in iOS 12, and on Thursday threw a spotlight on popular apps that integrate the Siri-powered automation feature.

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Siri could recognize user's voice patterns for identification in future iPhone or iPad

10/16/2018, 09:10 am

Apple is continuing to come up with ways to secure its devices while still making it as easy as possible to use, with one concept involving unlocking an iPhone or iPad and performing a Siri request, but only if the voice it hears matches that of its owner.

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Complex iOS 12 passcode bypasses grant access to iPhone Contacts and Photos

09/28/2018, 11:09 pm

A pair of extremely involved passcode bypasses discovered in Apple's latest iOS 12 can grant attackers access to Contacts and Photo data on a user's iPhone, including models protected by Face ID.

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Marc Benioff reveals Siri integration with Salesforce Einstein, lauds Apple's Cook

09/25/2018, 11:09 pm

Salesforce's Dreamforce conference kicked off on Tuesday and CEO Marc Benioff was on hand to detail what the company's recent partnership with Apple will bring to customers. Notably, Benioff played up Siri integration with Salesforce's Einstein AI platform, a major feature largely glossed over in official press materials

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Apple pulls conspiracy theories, debunked news from Safari's 'Siri Suggested Websites'

09/25/2018, 08:09 pm

Apple this week removed references to questionable online content from Safari's "Siri Suggested Websites" feature after an investigation found the service surfacing articles and video relating to conspiracy theories, "fake news" and other sensationalist items.

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Amazon debuts Fire TV Recast OTA DVR, Smart Plug, and other new smart home products

09/20/2018, 03:09 pm

Along with its new Echo devices, Amazon on Thursday new smart home products, including an Amazon-branded Smart Plug, an Alexa-capable microwave, and more.

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Shortcuts launches on App Store as update to Workflow

09/17/2018, 01:09 pm

Apple's new Shortcuts app has been released on the App Store today, showing as an update to the Workflow app. It is launching alongside iOS 12 and watchOS 5.

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Apple exec Eddy Cue 'overextended,' falling asleep in meetings

09/05/2018, 11:09 am

The stresses of heading up Internet Software and Services at Apple may be getting to Eddy Cue, who may even sometimes fall asleep during meetings, according to a new profile.

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This week on AI: 'iPhone XS' & Apple Watch 'Series 4' leaked, Sept. 12 event on its way

09/01/2018, 12:09 am

Normally, Apple sharing the date of its Sept. 12 iPhone event would be the biggest news, but instead we got a glimpse at the actual hardware the company is planning to showcase.

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Philips Hue to gain support for Siri Shortcuts this fall

08/30/2018, 07:08 pm

During the 2018 IFA electronics show in Berlin, Signify announced that the Philips Hue app will be updated later this fall to support Apple's Siri Shortcuts.

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Siri Shortcuts beta 4 adds iCloud syncing and other refinements

08/30/2018, 04:08 pm

Apple's Siri Shortcuts beta reached version four on Thursday, with registered developers able to access several noteworthy changes including the ability to sync Shortcut macros to iCloud.

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Everything new with Siri in iOS 12

08/26/2018, 11:08 am

Siri has received a wealth of new skills in iOS 12 from new voices to new areas of knowledge. AppleInsider digs in to find everything new with Siri inside of iOS 12.

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New photos show depths of Apple's expanding Mesa, Ariz. data center

08/15/2018, 04:08 pm

Photos shot this week show the seldom-seen interior of Apple's two-year-old data center in Mesa, Ariz., instrumental to services like iCloud, Siri, and iMessage.

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Siri multi-user support could offer personalized responses to different voices

08/14/2018, 08:08 am

Apple is considering ways to allow Siri to provide personalized results for specific users speaking to it, by making the digital assistant recognize the user's identity, with the added possibility of limiting queries to just one user's voice.

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New Siri Shortcuts beta introduces limited HomeKit integration

08/10/2018, 07:08 pm

Apple on Friday released a new beta version of its Shortcuts app to developers for testing, and while the update is light on big feature additions, some users who are concurrently running the latest build of iOS 12 beta have reported limited HomeKit integration.

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