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Topic: Siri

Nevada man thanks Siri for surviving serious Jeep crash

01/11/2019, 05:01 pm

A man who crashed his Jeep near Pahrump, Nev., credits Siri on his iPhone for saving him from paralyzing and potentially fatal injuries.

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You can now use Apple's Siri & HomeKit to control the $8000 Numi 2.0 'intelligent toilet'

01/07/2019, 01:01 pm

One of the more unusual Apple-related announcements out of CES is that Kohler's "intelligent toilet," the Numi 2.0, is gaining support for HomeKit and even Siri commands.

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AirPlay 2 & HomeKit also coming to 2019 Vizio TV lineup

01/07/2019, 09:01 am

Joining Samsung, budget TV maker Vizio will be deploying Apple's AirPlay 2 to its TVs starting early this year.

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Siri finally jumps into your shower with upcoming U by Moen showerhead update

01/06/2019, 08:01 pm

At the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Moen showed off an iOS-connected leak detector to save money and protect your home -- and announced that the U by Moen shower head finally will be receiving its long-awaited Siri and HomeKit update in early 2019.

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Apple cloud services executive Patrick Gates departs for stealth startup Humane

01/03/2019, 04:01 pm

Stealth startup Humane, founded by a pair of former Apple executives, last month announced longtime Apple cloud services engineer Patrick Gates had joined the company as chief technology officer.

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Hebrew voice of Siri sues Apple, says it didn't obtain proper rights

12/28/2018, 12:12 pm

An Israeli radio personality and voice actor is suing Apple, claiming the company is using her voice for the Hebrew version of Siri without permission -- in some cases leading to her being made to say undesirable things.

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Siri accuracy dramatically improves in latest smart speaker showdown

12/20/2018, 11:12 pm

Siri on HomePod improved its standing in an annual smart speaker comparison carried out by analyst Gene Munster's Loup Ventures, with Apple's virtual assistant weathering a barrage of accuracy tests to place second behind Google Assistant.

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Four-year-old used Siri to get help for his unconscious mom

12/18/2018, 10:12 am

Apple's Siri appears to have saved a pregnant woman in Wales, allowing a four-year-old child to easily call for help after his mom lost consciousness.

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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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