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Topic: Siri

Apple and Salesforce release Trailhead Go education app for iOS, iPadOS

11/18/2019, 09:11 am

Tim Cook to talk at event launching a free education app that's solely for iOS and iPadOS, plus how Apple and Salesforce have together updated the mobile version of the Salesforce app and its developer SDK.

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Future versions of Apple's Siri may interpret your emotions

11/14/2019, 06:11 am

Future versions of Apple's Siri may go beyond voice recognition to enhance accuracy, taping into FaceTime cameras in the company's devices to simultaneously analyze facial reactions and emotions as users engages in dialog with the voice assistant.

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Walmart Grocery customers can use Siri to place online orders with their voice

11/12/2019, 06:11 pm

Walmart this week announced a new partnership with Apple that integrates the retailer's Voice Order technology with Apple's Siri virtual assistant, granting customers the option of shopping via voice command.

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Review: Apple's Beats Solo Pro are the best Beats yet

11/06/2019, 12:11 pm

Apple has continued to refine the Beats brand with new designs and features. Beats Solo Pro is the latest incarnation of that effort, and does a great job pushing the popular brand forward.

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How to set up multiple users on a HomePod

11/03/2019, 06:11 pm

At long last, up to six people can talk to your HomePod and get recognized. Their choice of music will play, and their HomeKit scenes will start. It just takes more setting up than you'd imagine.

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Apple rolls out tvOS 13.2 for Apple TV with Siri recording opt-in

10/28/2019, 01:10 pm

After a weeks-long beta process, Apple has released its tvOS 13.2 update for Apple TV with support for Siri recording opt-in and the AirPods Pro, ahead of the Apple TV+ debut.

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Siri quality assurance opt-in option & record deletion in the iOS 13.2 beta

10/10/2019, 02:10 pm

Apple has started to ask users if they wish to take part in the Siri quality assurance program in the latest beta for iOS 13.2, a change in policy following criticism about the iPhone maker using contractors to listen to a selection of Siri audio recordings.

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After Apple's iOS 13 update, Spotify adds support for Siri

10/07/2019, 07:10 am

It's now possible to ask Siri to play music on Spotify as easily as on Apple Music -- though only on iPhones and iPads, and not HomePod or Mac.

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Apple to lift restrictions on third-party apps using Siri

10/02/2019, 08:10 am

A future iOS update will have Siri use whatever app a user prefers, meaning apps such as WhatsApp could effectively replace the default Apple apps.

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Spotify iOS beta gains ability to make Siri music requests

09/27/2019, 09:09 am

Subscribers of Spotify will soon be able to ask Siri to play music using the iOS app, with the music streaming service testing out the function in the beta version of its app ahead of a release to the public.

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Ex-Workflow employee publishes library of 150 Siri Shortcuts

09/23/2019, 02:09 pm

An employee of Siri Shortcuts progenitor Workflow has shared a collection of over 150 Siri Shortcuts for people to use, providing a way for iOS users to get more out of the virtual assistant's automation toolkit.

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Apple's internal 'Overton' AI tool helps with Siri's development

09/14/2019, 11:09 am

Apple has offered details of an internal development tool titled "Overton," a system for monitoring and improving machine learning applications such as how Siri determines results for queries, by handling the lower-level tasks and allowing engineers to focus more on higher-level concepts.

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HomePod gains multi-user support, ambient noise generator, live radio this fall

09/11/2019, 10:09 am

The HomePod is gaining a number of new features later this year via software updates, including support for recognizing up to six different voices and personalizing the experience, radio stations, and a collection of ambient sounds.

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Leaked Apple document says new Siri device is coming by fall 2021

09/06/2019, 09:09 am

Leaked documents relating to Siri reveal upgrades to the digital assistant are coming in late 2021, aimed at supporting a new piece of hardware.

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Apple announces plans to improve Siri's privacy protections for users

08/28/2019, 11:08 am

Apple's review of Siri privacy guarantees has completed, and the company is making a few changes going forward to further ensure users' privacy and data safety.

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Brief Thoughts: Questionable RF lawsuit, Apple TV+ vs. Disney+, Siri listening & more

08/25/2019, 10:08 am

Every week has dozens of things going on at any given time, too many to talk about in real-time. Here's what we think about this week's radio frequency revelations and lawsuits, Disney rolling heavy at the D23 expo in regards to Disney+, the workers responsible for listening to Siri recordings, an inadvertent iOS 12 jailbreak restoration, and Google's Android rebranding.

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Laid off Apple contractors listened to 1,000 Siri recordings per shift

08/23/2019, 07:08 am

Workers employed in Ireland to monitor and grade Siri recordings for Apple have now lost their jobs, as listening to Siri recordings stops.

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Ex-Apple Siri chief Bill Stasior now a Microsoft vice president of technology

08/19/2019, 04:08 pm

Apple's one-time head of Siri development Bill Stasior has left Apple, and is going to be one of Microsoft's vice presidents of technology.

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Philips WiZ Connected Wi-Fi smart bulbs support Siri Shortcuts

08/08/2019, 01:08 pm

Philips has launched a new set of smart light bulbs under Signify's WiZ Connected ecosystem, one that works differently from the manufacturer's existing Hue range in that they connect directly with Wi-Fi, eliminating the need for an intermediary hub.

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First class action suit alleging damages from Siri recordings filed

08/07/2019, 04:08 pm

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Apple in regards to Siri quality control program recordings, alleging that the filer who may or may not have been recorded has been damaged by Apple's doing so, and that Apple never disclosed that recordings may be retained.

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