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Let's Talk iPhone 4S: What we didn't get

Let's Talk iPhone 4S: What we didn't get

The Let's Talk iPhone event is now over and we officially have the iPhone 4S, Siri, iOS 5, iCloud, and several other cool new features to be excited about. But what about what we didn't get? What about all those iPhone 5 cases we saw mysteriously pop up over the past several months? While Apple...
"Let's Talk iPhone" event video now available

"Let's Talk iPhone" event video now available

Apple has posted their streaming video feed for the Let's Talk iPhone event. So if reading all the live blogs and news still isn't enough for you, you can hop on over to Apple's events page and watch the keynote address for yourself. To summarize, here's what you can expect - The normal facts...
Siri App Store app to be discontinued Oct. 15. iPhone 4S Siri not coming to Canada?

Siri App Store app to be discontinued Oct. 15. iPhone 4S Siri not coming to Canada?

Looks like the old Siri app will officially be yanked from the App Store on Oct. 15, hot on the heels of Apple baking it into iOS 5 on iPhone 4S. It also looks like while Siri for iPhone 4S will be available in the US and UK, it won't be available in Canada at launch. At least Apple's Canadian...
Apple posts "See how Siri works" video

Apple posts "See how Siri works" video

Apple has posted a video guide to its just announced Siri service. It starts with a jogger using a wired headset to ask Siri to read his messages. He then he dictates a reply all without breaking stride. He then asks Siri to start to play his running mix to continue his run! If Siri works this...
Apple announces SIRI artificial intelligence voice control for iPhone 4S

Apple announces SIRI artificial intelligence voice control for iPhone 4S

As part of their Let's Talk iPhone event today, Apple showed off their SIRI acquisition as the new, artificially intelligent voice control system for iPhone 4S. It hooks into Wikipedia and Wolfram Alpha, and it's natural language interface will automatically perform a number of tasks, including...
Apple working on system wide voice recognition "Assistant" for iOS 5?

Apple working on system wide voice recognition "Assistant" for iOS 5?

It looks very likely that Apple will be delivering a fully integrated voice recognition service into iOS 5 when it is released in the fall. 9to5 Mac has uncovered a setting screen which clearly shows a toggle switch for a service called Assistant. The Assistant service will supposedly take voice...
Nuance VoiceOver technology still coming to iOS 5?

Nuance VoiceOver technology still coming to iOS 5?

It looks as if iOS 5 may still be coming packed with the rumored Nuance VoiceOver technology even though it wasn't given an official mention during Monday's WWDC keynote. If you look closely at the image above presented during the iOS 5 portion of the keynote, you'll notice a few interesting...
Apple in discussions with Nuance over voice recognition for iOS 5?

Apple in discussions with Nuance over voice recognition for iOS 5?

According to TechCrunch, Apple is in discussions with Nuance, makers of the widely popular Dragon Dictation voice recognition software. Apple has been negotiating a deal with Nuance in recent months, we’ve heard from multiple sources. What does that mean? Well, it could mean an acquisition,...
Apple to include system-wide, artificial intelligence-powered voice control in iOS 5?

Apple to include system-wide, artificial intelligence-powered voice control in iOS 5?

TechCrunch has been told that Apple will be integrating system-wide voice control technology into iOS 5 derived from their purchase of Siri last year. Apple is reportedly putting the finishing touches on the feature which will be demoed at WWDC in June. A year ago, Apple bought Siri, a...
iPhone to get cheaper, better voice control, better MobileMe -- but nano a no go?

iPhone to get cheaper, better voice control, better MobileMe -- but nano a no go?

The New York Times is weighing in on the previous rumors published by Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal saying Apple may working on less expensive device with better voice control and MobileMe, but not an iPhone nano. Apple’s engineers are currently focused on finishing the next version...
Apple buys Siri voice-powered personal assistant

Apple buys Siri voice-powered personal assistant

Apple's buying spree obviously didn't stop with chip wizards Intrisity -- they've snapped up voice-powered personal assistant Siri as well. The Siri iPhone app is currently still available in the US App Store [free - iTunes link]. No guarantees on how long that will last. What makes Siri so...

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