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Yelp app now integrated into Siri restaurant searches on iPhone 4S

Yelp app now integrated into Siri restaurant searches on iPhone 4S

iOS 5.1 landed earlier this month without much fanfare, but there's one nice little nugget that we hadn't noticed before; when searching for restaurants through Siri, tapping on listings will launch right into Yelp. Of course, the voice-activated assistant was already pulling results from Siri's...
How to turn on and use Dictation on your new iPad

How to turn on and use Dictation on your new iPad

While the new iPad doesn't include Apple's Siri virtual assistant -- probably for a number of reasons -- it does include the speech-to-text Dictation feature. However, Dictation may not be enabled by default, and if it's not, it's not at all obvious where to go looking for it. How to enable iPad...
Class action suit claims Siri does not work as advertised

Class action suit claims Siri does not work as advertised

A class action suit has been raised against Apple claiming Siri does not appear to work as advertised. Siri was launched as a key feature of the iPhone 4S however it has always carried the tag of beta software. This has not deterred a New York man from suing Apple for false advertising over Siri’...
Voice dictation coming with the new iPad, but it's not siri

Voice dictation coming with the new iPad, but it's not siri

Along with the new iPad  announcement, Phil Schiller noted some new additions to the device,  one of which is voice dictation -  but don't go calling it Siri. Voice dictation for the next generation iPad has been rumored since the announcement of the iPhone 4S with it having  Siri baked in.  For...
Siri support coming to Japan

Siri support coming to Japan

Apple has just announced from the iPad 3 event that their popular voice assistant, Siri, will be making its way to customers in Japan. It will be part of iOS 5.1 which will be available starting today. Siri will be rolled out in Japan over the next few weeks. Siri is currently available in the...
The challenges of bringing Siri to the iPad

The challenges of bringing Siri to the iPad

Siri on the iPad would need to address connectivity, user interface scaling, and some long missing apps I would love to have Siri, Apple's voice-controlled virtual assistant, on the iPad 3. I wrote in my iPad 3 event preview preview that I anticipate it, and not a day goes by that I don't...
Mercedes Benz to embrace the iPhone 4S and Siri in its new A-Class vehicles

Mercedes Benz to embrace the iPhone 4S and Siri in its new A-Class vehicles

Mercedes Benz has announced that its new A-Class range of cars will have a new infotainment system which will be centered on the iPhone 4S and Siri. The new system will be announced and demonstrated at the Geneva Motor Show; which takes place next month. Thanks to a new "Digital DriveStyle App...
Siri accounts for 25 percent of all Wolfram Alpha searches

Siri accounts for 25 percent of all Wolfram Alpha searches

Siri, Apple's digital assistant technology exclusive to the iPhone 4S, currently accounts for nearly 25 percent of all search queries conducted through the Wolfram Alpha computational knowledge engine. According to The New York Times: Less than three years ago, Dr. Wolfram created a new kind...
Get Siri to launch apps, do translations, have a conversation, and more with AssistantExtensions for iPhone 4S [jailbreak]

Get Siri to launch apps, do translations, have a conversation, and more with AssistantExtensions for iPhone 4S [jailbreak]

AssistantExtensions is a jailbreak app for iPhone 4S that greatly enhances what you can do with Apple's Siri virtual assistant, including voice activation, app launching, translation, and more. Developers can even add their own, custom commands via a new plug-in architecture. That means, unlike...
iPhone 4S has special noise reduction hardware for SIRI, makes official iPhone 4 Siri port unlikely

iPhone 4S has special noise reduction hardware for SIRI, makes official iPhone 4 Siri port unlikely

It turns out that Apple's Siri voice assistant is enabled by special noise reduction hardware called earSmart, wired right into the Apple A5 processor. The technology is made by Audience, which has an earSmart-less chip in the iPhone 4. The difference is, the iPhone 4 chip was designed to reduce...
Siri guest stars on CBS's Big Bang Theory

Siri guest stars on CBS's Big Bang Theory

In the latest episode of CBS's "The Big Bang Theory" titled "Beta Test Initiation", Raj Koothrappali starts a relationship with a well-known woman - Siri. After buying an iPhone 4S, Raj starts building a creepy relationship with Siri - taking her out for coffee, inviting her on double dates, and...
Siri's got competition, her name is Evi

Siri's got competition, her name is Evi

There's a new virtual personal assistant in town and her name Evi. Created by True Knowledge and running Nuance’s voice recognition technology, Evi is going to give Siri a run for her money - once the servers aren't slammed, that is. I've been trying to use Evi all day, but keep getting server...
Nuance talks about the future of voice control assistants

Nuance talks about the future of voice control assistants

While Nuance can't comment about any relationship with Apple, it's widely believed their technology powers the voice recognition and dictation behind Siri, the iPhone 4S artificial assistant. It also powers several of their own apps in the iPhone and iPad App Store, including the industry...
iOS 5.1 beta 3 reveals Siri dictation coming to iPad?

iOS 5.1 beta 3 reveals Siri dictation coming to iPad?

9to5 Mac has uncovered what could be Apple's plan to bring Siri dictation to the iPad once iOS 5.1 is released. Our own tipster Sonny Dickson was looking through the iOS 5.1 beta 3 settings application on the iPad and discovered a new section in the keyboard menu called “About Privacy and...
Siri doubles iPhone 4S data consumption

Siri doubles iPhone 4S data consumption

According a report by network metrics firm Arieso, iPhone 4S users are consuming twice the amount of data than users of earlier iPhone models, and the reason is Siri. Siri is getting the blame for the huge increase in data consumption as it communicates with Apple’s servers to provide its...
Rumor: 50-inch Apple television already in Jonathan Ive's design lab

Rumor: 50-inch Apple television already in Jonathan Ive's design lab

USA Today, based on sources who have previously worked at Apple, is contributing some more information to the increasingly large Apple Television rumor pile. Apple is said to be looking at a 42-inch or larger LCD TV with built-in Wi-Fi. Inside the locked-down studio of Jonathan Ive, senior...
2011 iMore Editors Choice Awards

2011 iMore Editors Choice Awards

The TiPb staff picks their favorite devices, features, stories, and new or majorly updated apps and accessories of 2011! The TiPb editors, writers, contributors, forum admins and moderators, and podcasters have come together to nominate and select the winners of the 2011 TiPb Editors Choice Awards...
Young boy insulted by Siri running on a store’s demo iPhone 4S

Young boy insulted by Siri running on a store’s demo iPhone 4S

A twelve year old boy and his mother have been left in a state of shock after a Siri on demonstration model of an iPhone 4S insulted them. The iPhone 4S was being displayed in a Tesco’s supermarket in the UK and earlier in the day pranksters had messed around with Siri and set its owners name as...
2011 TiPb Readers Choice Awards

2011 TiPb Readers Choice Awards

The TiPb Nation picks their favorite devices, features, stories, and new or majorly updated apps and accessories of 2011! Your votes have been counted. The results have been tallied. This is it, TiPb Nation! These are your 2011 Readers Choice Award winners! Want an alternate take? try our 2011...

SiriPrefs adds even more functionality to Siri [jailbreak]

If you [jailbreak](http://www.imore.com/jailbreak) you may soon be able to add even more functionality to Siri via SiriPrefs. While [A5 devices aren't jailbreakable yet](http://www.imore.com/2011/12/22/pod2g-hands-a4-untethered-jailbreak-focus-a5-devices/), [jailbroken A4 devices](http://www....

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