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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...
How to build on-the-go music playlists with Siri and Up Next

How to build on-the-go music playlists with Siri and Up Next

Use your words and Siri to rock out on the go with Apple Music. Ever wanted to be a DJ? Now you can mix up what's coming next in Apple Music, just by giving Siri commands. Here's how to organize a killer on the go playlist just with your words! How to use Siri to organize your Up Next queue...
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...
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Siri teases September 9 iPhone event is 'something big'

Siri teases September 9 iPhone event is 'something big'

Apple's 2015 iPhone event invitation asked Siri to give us a hint. So we asked as well, and it turns out Siri was ready. The result? Well... On both iOS and watchOS, Siri played it coy. "The only hint I can give you right now is a hint of lime. And that there's a big announcement on 9 September...
How to build on-the-go music playlists with Siri and Up Next

How to build on-the-go music playlists with Siri and Up Next

Use your words and Siri to rock out on the go with Apple Music. Ever wanted to be a DJ? Now you can mix up what's coming next in Apple Music, just by giving Siri commands. Here's how to organize a killer on the go playlist just with your words! How to use Siri to organize your Up Next queue...
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Apple reportedly teaching Siri how to transcribe your voicemail via SMS

Apple is reportedly working to have Siri transcribe your voicemails and forward them to your iPhone as an SMS. According to Business Insider, this new feature is set to launch in 2016, and will essentially enable you to take your voicemail messages with you in text form. It's not unusual for...
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...

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