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Siri turns up in The Simpsons causing trouble, how's it working for you?

Siri turns up in The Simpsons causing trouble, how's it working for you?

If Apple's done something, there's a chance it'll be parodied at some point, and the latest is Siri which has turned up in Springfield for a cameo role in a new episode of The Simpsons. However, as you'll see in the video above, Siri doesn't come up with the goods. It's all in jest, of course,...
Siri just became the best Pokedex around, a perfect companion to Pokemon X and Y!

Siri just became the best Pokedex around, a perfect companion to Pokemon X and Y!

Pokemon X and Y is here, and if you have an iPhone or iPad, Siri might just have become the greatest Pokedex you could ever ask for. Thanks to Wolfram Alpha adding details of a staggering 649 Pokemon to its database, each and every one of them is at your fingertips with Siri, as TUAW describes...
Chevrolet expands Siri 'Eyes Free support in more 2014 cars

Chevrolet expands Siri Eyes Free support in more 2014 cars

Chevy announced last week that it is expanding the number of its car models that will ship with Siri "Eyes Free" support. After making a successful debut on this year's models of the Chevy Spark, Spark EV and Sonic, Chevy is expanding support to include more models, according to a press release...
5 ways to increase security and privacy of your iPhone or iPad

5 ways to increase security and privacy of your iPhone or iPad

5 easy ways to lock down the information on iOS 7 and enhance your security and privacy! With iOS 7 — see our complete iOS 7 review — Apple has made the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad more convenient than ever, but also more secure. How is that possible? Well, in most cases you - the owner of...
Siri's North American voice actress reveals herself

Siri's North American voice actress reveals herself

The voice actress who purportedly did the voice for North American Siri has stepped forward. Her name is Susan Bennett, and she was recently interviewed by CNN. Siri's voice is different from country to country. In some places the voice is male, in some it's female. Siri's developers use...
How to use Siri to search Google instead of Bing

How to use Siri to search Google instead of Bing

iOS 7 still uses Google for the default search engine in Apple's web browser, Safari, but Bing is the new default for Apple's virtual digital assistant, Siri. Yes, just like Open Table is the partner for reservations, and Wikipedia for general information, Bing and Microsoft worked out a deal...
How to give Siri a sex change in iOS 7

How to give Siri a sex change in iOS 7

With iOS 7, Siri gets improvements. It's no longer beta, and it adds new functionality thanks to deals with new partner services. The interface has changed, and for the first time, you can select the gender of Siri's voice. Here's how. Siri's voice changes from country to country, but up to now...
iOS 7 appears to be bringing Siri out of beta

iOS 7 appears to be bringing Siri out of beta

Siri is no longer flagged as "Beta" on Apple's Siri product page which may indicate that, two years following its launch alongside the iPhone 4s, the virtual assistant is finally ready for life in the release world. A natural language interface that exists as a layer on top of Apple's mobile...
Top 5 secret Siri tips: How to add, find, delete, and do everything faster!

Top 5 secret Siri tips: How to add, find, delete, and do everything faster!

Become an iOS natural language ninja with this these killer shortcuts and time-savers for Siri! Yes, sure, Siri's had some lingering reliability issues over the last couple years, but when it works, it works so well that it can save you an incredible amount of time and effort in getting things...
Why Boston is a hotbed for speech recognition like Siri

Why Boston is a hotbed for speech recognition like Siri

In July it was reported that Apple was beefing up its in-house voice recognition team in Boston, possibly to improve Siri. Nuance, the company that provides the speech recognition used in Siri, is in the area, and Microsoft and Amazon are reportedly making a grab for speech recognition talent too...
Would you want Siri to be 'always listening' for your voice commands? [Poll]

Would you want Siri to be 'always listening' for your voice commands? [Poll]

Would you want Siri to be 'always listening' for your voice commands? Both the upcoming Xbox One from Microsoft and Moto X from Google feature "always listening" functionality for their voice-controlled, natural language interfaces. So what about Apple and Siri? Should the next iPhone and iPads...
Top 5 secret gesture tips for: How to make Siri, Mail, Safari, Calendar, keyboard, faster!

Top 5 secret gesture tips for: How to make Siri, Mail, Safari, Calendar, keyboard, faster!

Become an iOS gesture ninja with these killer shortcuts and time-savers for navigation and more! See a button. Tap a button. That's easy. Does just what it says on the tin. But when it comes to long-presses, more complex gestures, and other advanced multitouch controls, they can be hard to...
Apple reportedly beefing up in-house voice team in Boston, hopefully for a better Siri regardless of Nuance

Apple reportedly beefing up in-house voice team in Boston, hopefully for a better Siri regardless of Nuance

Apple has reportedly put together a team of voice parsing specialists in Boston, including former Nuance employees, which has led to some speculation that Apple is looking to roll their own engine for Siri. Google did this from the beginning with Google Now, and the power and flexibility that...
iOS 7 preview: Siri gets a new look, access to settings, more services, still no predictive results

iOS 7 preview: Siri gets a new look, access to settings, more services, still no predictive results

iOS 7 continues to build on Siri, adding access to settings, new partner services and features, including results from Bing, Wikipedia, and Twitter, and a newly redesigned natural-languge interface Apple introduced Siri, their personal digital assistant, in iOS 5 as a secondary, natural...
Vauxhall Adam

Vauxhall now shipping the Adam with integrated Siri connectivity, current owners get a free upgrade

The Vauxhall Adam -- or OPEL, if you're in mainland Europe -- hasn't been on the market for long, but from today each Adam that drives out of the showroom will have Siri connectivity. But, current owners aren't left out, as they can take their car back to Vauxhall for a free update to their...
iOS In the Car tightens Siri integration, iPhone in-car display

iOS In the Car tightens Siri integration, iPhone in-car display

iOS 7 is bringing tighter integration with automobiles starting with the 2014 vehicle model year. One of the ten features of iOS 7 shown off at WWDC today is iOS in the Car, which brings more features into the displays built in to an increasing number of cars from major manufacturers. iOS in the...
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Siri updated for iOS 7, new UI and answers more questions

Just demonstrated at WWDC 2013, Siri has had a makeover and an upgrade for the newly announced iOS 7. Now included in Siri is Bing results, Wikipedia, Twitter, and Siri can control more of the device than ever before. It can adjust your screen brightness, turn on and off Bluetooth, and more...
Siri "Eyes Free" mode coming to 2014 BMWs

Siri "Eyes Free" mode coming to 2014 BMWs

BMW announced this week that 2014 models equipped with its iDrive 4.2 interface will include Siri Hands Free mode, making it possible to pair an iPhone with your car and use Siri without ever taking your hands off the wheel. iDrive already includes voice commands, but by pressing and holding the...
Apple keeps anonymized Siri data for up to two years for testing and improvement purposes

Apple keeps anonymized Siri data for up to two years for testing and improvement purposes

After privacy concerns were raised regarding data it gets from Siri, Apple has revealed that it keeps that data for up to two years. Apple generates a random string of numbers to associate with your voice data, rather than using your Apple ID, and any Siri data they collect from you goes under...
Whatever happened to Siri Eyes Free?

Whatever happened to Siri Eyes Free?

Ten months ago at WWDC 2012 Apple introduced Siri Eyes Free for integrating Siri voice interactivity with automobiles. On the screen behind Scott Forstall were the logos of nine auto manufacturers: Audi, BMW, Chrysler, GM, Honda, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes, and Toyota. To date, only one...

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