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Topic: Siri

How to make the Apple Watch Raise to Speak feature work every time

04/19/2019, 01:04 pm

The ability to just raise your wrist and speak to your Apple Watch without the words "Hey, Siri," is brilliant. What was initially a convenience is now increasingly useful, too, and yet it's extraordinarily unreliable. Here's how to make it better -- and why you need it to.

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Editorial: How AirPods and Shortcuts shifted Apple's Siri story and blunted Amazon's Alexa Echo threat

04/14/2019, 07:04 am

Two years ago there was no shortage of media coverage imagining that Apple's entire hardware business was about to be eclipsed by a new voice-first world where Amazon's Alexa, Google's Assistant and perhaps even Microsoft Cortana would shift consumer and developer attention away from iPhone apps and toward stationary Internet-connected microphones running ambient "skills." Why didn't that actually happen?

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Thousands of Amazon workers are listening in on Echo audio, report says [u]

04/10/2019, 08:04 pm

In a bid to enhance its in-house Alexa voice recognition technology, Amazon reportedly employs thousands of people around the world to listen, transcribe and annotate audio clips recorded by Echo devices.

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How to stop Siri's voice reverting to a robot on iOS

04/10/2019, 11:04 am

You'll never appreciate just how good Siri's voice is today unless you hit this problem where your iPhone sheds it in favor of the original 2011-era robotic sound. Once you've appreciated it, though, here's how to put it right again.

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Apple debuts Apple TV+ and Apple TV Channels for cord-cutters, integrated into TV app

03/25/2019, 01:03 pm

At the company's March special event, Apple has revealed its much-awaited Apple TV Channels streaming video service, coupled with an updated Apple TV app, making that available across the entire range of Apple devices including the Mac. Apple TV Channels will begin in May.

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Apple publishes five new Apple Watch videos about using Siri, band changes, and more

03/25/2019, 07:03 am

Apple posted a collection of five new tip videos to its YouTube channel, teaching owners of the Apple Watch Series 4 how to perform some basic functions on the wearable device, including a few covering the wrist-worn hardware's fitness functionality.

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Apple confirms buyout of machine learning startup Laserlike

03/13/2019, 03:03 pm

Apple on Wednesday confirmed its recent takeover of Laserlike, a Silicon Valley startup that applied machine learning to content discovery.

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Apple's smart glasses can change the game in a niche augmented & virtual reality market

03/09/2019, 09:03 am

We don't need more technology, we need someone to find a true use for Virtual and Augmented Reality. Apple is just the firm to do it -- since it's done the same thing twice before.

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Apple rolls out changes to female British voice on HomePod and iOS

03/05/2019, 02:03 pm

Apple has made another change to the British voice of Siri on its devices, with iOS and HomePod users now able to hear an updated version of the female voice following similar upgrades recently made to the male version in February.

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Apple hunts for program manager to help respond to Siri criticisms

03/04/2019, 10:03 am

Apple is searching for a Siri engineering program manager to keep tabs on how the world is reacting to the AI assistant and transform any criticism into real-world improvements.

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Apple heralds more health and fitness apps gaining Siri Shortcut support

03/01/2019, 11:03 am

More apps have been given updates to work with Siri Shortcuts, with Apple highlighting a number of health and fitness-related tools that take advantage of the digital assistant's abilities to provide custom verbal queries.

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Airbnb, American Airlines, Dexcom & others getting Siri Shortcuts

02/28/2019, 09:02 am

Several prominent apps have gained Siri Shortcuts compatibility this week, and more prominent names are coming between March and April.

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Apple changes British & Australian Siri voices on HomePod

02/13/2019, 11:02 am

Apple has stealthily updated Siri's British and Australian voices on the HomePod, apparently seeking to make them clearer and more natural-sounding.

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Apple removes Siri team lead as part of AI strategy shift

02/01/2019, 05:02 pm

Apple executive Bill Stasior, who has led the Siri team since joining the company in 2012, has been removed as head of the project in a sweeping strategy shift favoring long-term research over incremental updates, according to a report on Friday.

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German court tosses four of eight Qualcomm patent suits against Apple

01/31/2019, 04:01 pm

A Munich district court on Thursday rejected four out of eight local lawsuits brought against Apple by Qualcomm, granting the iPhone maker at least a temporary victory.

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Music on watchOS 5 is a rare misfire for Apple's designers

01/25/2019, 07:01 am

The Apple Watch is gorgeous, but you're not alone in being confused about how to play music on it. Apple has made it all inconsistent, contradictory and impossible to know at a glance where your music is coming from. AppleInsider has complaints -- and a wish list of solutions.

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How to play music from your Apple Watch on speakers and wireless headphones

01/23/2019, 12:01 pm

You have to stream music from the Apple Watch to something in order to hear it at all, but Apple makes your choices confusing with mislabeled options and screens that do different things depending on you get to them. Here's how to listen to non-Apple Music choices like Spotify and play them through speakers.

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How to choose what music gets stored on your Apple Watch

01/21/2019, 03:01 pm

Apple could make it less of a chore, but in just a few steps you can download playlists and albums directly to your Apple Watch. AppleInsider demonstrates how to keep your favorites on your wrist and leave your iPhone behind.

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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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