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How to use Siri with your HomeKit accessories

How to use Siri with your HomeKit accessories

Just picked up a HomeKit-enabled device? Here's how to get it to work with Siri. The first round of HomeKit devices are here, and with them comes the first home automation devices that can interact with Siri, Apple's voice-activated assistant. Once you've installed and connected your HomeKit...
Cortana is coming to the iPhone, but it won't have all of its Windows Phone features

Cortana is coming to the iPhone, but it won't have all of its Windows Phone features

Microsoft is bringing its Cortana digital assistant to the massive audience of iPhone users later this year. Microsoft says it will bring its Cortana digital assistant that was originally developed for Windows Phone 8.1, and later for Windows 10, to the iPhone sometime later this year The app...
Siri in iOS 9 gets a new look, more intelligence

Siri in iOS 9 gets a new look and more intelligence

With their announcement today of iOS 9, Apple unveiled a new and improved Siri, as well as a new context-sensitive feature called Proactive. During their reveal of iOS 9, Apple showed off the new enhancements coming to Siri, as well as a new feature designed to enhance how your devices work...
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Twelve secret Siri commands for Apple Music

Twelve secret Siri commands for Apple Music

With Siri you're only ever a press and a sentence away from controlling Apple Music. With the launch of Apple Music, the iPhone and iPad's personal virtual assistant, Siri has gotten even more musical. Now you can not only call up anything from the Apple Music library, you can queue up What's...
Siri in iOS 9 gets a new look, more intelligence

Siri in iOS 9 gets a new look and more intelligence

With their announcement today of iOS 9, Apple unveiled a new and improved Siri, as well as a new context-sensitive feature called Proactive. During their reveal of iOS 9, Apple showed off the new enhancements coming to Siri, as well as a new feature designed to enhance how your devices work...
How to use Siri with your HomeKit accessories

How to use Siri with your HomeKit accessories

Just picked up a HomeKit-enabled device? Here's how to get it to work with Siri. The first round of HomeKit devices are here, and with them comes the first home automation devices that can interact with Siri, Apple's voice-activated assistant. Once you've installed and connected your HomeKit...
How to send a message with Siri on Apple Watch

How to send a message with Siri on Apple Watch

Want to dash a quick message off to your friends? Use Siri on your Apple Watch to get the job done. When you're on the go and want to quickly reply or initiate a conversation to a friend, family member, or passing contact, you can use Siri on your Apple Watch to take care of it all. How to...
Cortana is coming to the iPhone, but it won't have all of its Windows Phone features

Cortana is coming to the iPhone, but it won't have all of its Windows Phone features

Microsoft is bringing its Cortana digital assistant to the massive audience of iPhone users later this year. Microsoft says it will bring its Cortana digital assistant that was originally developed for Windows Phone 8.1, and later for Windows 10, to the iPhone sometime later this year The app...
16 Siri commands to save you time on your Apple Watch

16 Siri commands to save you time on your Apple Watch

Siri is a voice-controlled virtual personal assistant, and it's built right into your Apple Watch. On the iPhone, Siri is a secondary interface used when talking is more convenient than tapping. On the Apple Watch, Siri is a primary interface. It's not just the only way to enter text and a much...
'Hey Siri!' and the need for alternative activation phrases

'Hey Siri!' and the need for alternative activation phrases

"Hey Siri!" is an incredibly convenient way to activate your iPhone, iPad, and now... Apple Watch. Update: The Apple Watch is here, which makes "Hey Siri!" even more convenient but can lead to even more collisions. Have your iPhone plugged in and your Apple Watch on, say the magic words, and how...
Siri 'third generation' architecture includes Apache Mesos and, yes, JARVIS

Siri 'third generation' architecture includes Apache Mesos and, yes, JARVIS

During a recent meet-up, a slide showed that Apple considered Siri to be on its third generation architecture. Like any major online service, Siri is constantly being updated behind the scenes to improve stability, scalability, and performance. This presentation is specific called out Apache Mesos...
Here's what Siri can do on your Apple Watch

Here's what Siri can do on your Apple Watch

Siri, Apple's voice-activated digital assistant, is a huge part of the Apple Watch — and we're oh-so-thankful it is. Wrist-sized screens don't do so well with digital keyboards; instead, you can use pre-built text suggestions, dictation, and Siri to accomplish the majority of the tasks you'd...
How to use Siri on your Apple Watch

How to use Siri on your Apple Watch

Siri is Apple's virtual personal assistant and, with the Apple Watch, it's available right from your wrist. Because Siri is voice activated, it doesn't require a keyboard or a lot of screen space to use. Because it's contextually aware, it can handle complex questions and commands. That makes it...

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