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Topic: Voice

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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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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How to use Apple's Accessibility features to set up an iPad for the elderly or disabled

04/03/2019, 11:04 am

Apple ships its iPads with very many ways to help make them usable for everyone, but there are certain features that are especially useful for older people who may not be familiar with technology, or have disabilities to consider.

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Disrupt Berlin 2018 sponsor Otter Voice Notes uses AI to create live, searchable transcripts

12/01/2018, 05:12 pm

One of the most overtly impressive products on display at Disrupt Berlin was Otter Voice Notes, a live transcription service from AISense, powered by artificial intelligence. The product generates searchable archives of presentations, meetings, interviews, or any other audio feed, delivering transcribed text synchronized to an audio recording, with identified speakers and keyword metadata.

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