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iOS 7.1 code suggests Siri coming to the Apple TV

Digging around the iOS 7.1 software developer kit has revealed that we may be seeing Siri integration with Apple TV. The code refers to Assistant, which is Apple's internal name for Siri, in relation to device family 3, which is Apple TV. It's unclear exactly how the feature might be...
Apple's push-to-talk Siri vs. Google's always-listening Now: Which is better?

Apple's push-to-talk Siri vs. Google's always-listening Now: Which is better?

With iOS 7.1 Apple's added a new feature to Siri, their personal digital assistant — the ability to manually control how long Siri listens. The concept is remarkably similar to the old push-to-talk systems, just hold down the Home button, start talking, and then let go of the Home button and Siri...

Do you really use Siri?

When Siri was introduced with iOS 5 on the iPhone 4S there was plenty of jokes made about the integration but just like iOS, Siri has grown quite a bit since the initial release. With that growth came a lot of new feature additions and improvements to Siri. It's a bit hard to gauge how many...
Cortana v Siri

Siri vs Cortana vs Google Now: The voice assistant showdown!

There's a new voice assistant in town, and it's called Cortana. With the release of the Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview today, Cortana is in public hands for the first time. It's new to the Windows Phone kids, but Cortana arrives to competition from not only Siri but also Google Now. So what'...
Siri gets extra sassy with Cortana on Arsenio

Siri gets extra sassy with Cortana on Arsenio

You think Siri is going to sit back and take whatever this imposter, Cortana, has to say? Pshh. Be sure to check out our real hands-on with Cortana to see what Microsoft's take on voice control is all about, and whether or not it stacks up to the original. Via: @gcaughey
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Apple snaps up speech recognition company Novauris, team now working on Siri

Siri is potentially going to get a lot stronger, as Apple has quietly acquired yet another speech recognition company — this time a well-known firm called Novauris. Founded in 2002 and spun out of the better-known Dragon Systems, Novauris is one of the early pioneers of modern voice recognition....
How to manually control when Siri listens to you with iOS 7.1

How to manually control when Siri listens to you with iOS 7.1

Ever had a time where you're using Siri and your iPhone or iPad doesn't stop listening when you want it to? Maybe someone else is talking or there's noise in the background, but you're done and the wave form just won't stop. Luckily iOS 7.1 solves that problem by letting you control not only when...
Wither the Siri API?

Wither the Siri API?

In 2011 Apple introduced Siri, their virtual personal assistant, with the iPhone 4s, and two years and two versions of iOS later, including this year's iOS 7, and no public application programming interfaces (API) have been surfaced for developers. That means customers like you and me still can't...
Siri: How far has it come in two years, and how far does it still have to go?

Siri: How far has it come in two years, and how far does it still have to go?

Siri provided a glimpse into an entirely new realm of human interface, and while it's now delivering more than ever before, it still faces significant, and lingering, challenges for the future A year ago I wrote about the challenges facing Siri and Apple's services. Over the last 12 months,...

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iOS 7.1 code suggests Siri coming to the Apple TV

Digging around the iOS 7.1 software developer kit has revealed that we may be seeing Siri integration with Apple TV. The code refers to Assistant, which is Apple's internal name for Siri, in relation to device family 3, which is Apple TV.

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Siri vs Cortana vs Google Now: The voice assistant showdown!

There's a new voice assistant in town, and it's called Cortana. With the release of the Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview today, Cortana is in public hands for the first time. It's new to the Windows Phone kids, but Cortana arrives to competition from not only Siri but also Google Now. So what's the best way to check it out? Why, with a head to head, of course!

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Siri gets extra sassy with Cortana on Arsenio

You think Siri is going to sit back and take whatever this imposter, Cortana, has to say? Pshh.

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Apple snaps up speech recognition company Novauris, team now working on Siri

Siri is potentially going to get a lot stronger, as Apple has quietly acquired yet another speech recognition company — this time a well-known firm called Novauris. Founded in 2002 and spun out of the better-known Dragon Systems, Novauris is one of the early pioneers of modern voice recognition. Although Apple has made no official announcement of the purchase, TechCrunch has confirmed that the deal is done and was actually completed in 2013.

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Apple's push-to-talk Siri vs. Google's always-listening Now: Which is better?

With iOS 7.1 Apple's added a new feature to Siri, their personal digital assistant — the ability to manually control how long Siri listens. The concept is remarkably similar to the old push-to-talk systems, just hold down the Home button, start talking, and then let go of the Home button and Siri goes to work. It's also remarkably different than the Moto X and Google's "always listening". But is that a good thing or a bad thing?

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iOS 7.1 makes British Siri more human, and female!

iOS 7.1 brought many things for many people, but for us British folks Siri got a noticeable update. Until now, we've been given only one choice for how Siri sounds over here; the robotic sounding male. With iOS 7.1 a few regions, the UK included, got improvements to the quality of the voice feedback. Oh, and we also got a female voice for the first time ever!

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How to manually control when Siri listens to you with iOS 7.1

Ever had a time where you're using Siri and your iPhone or iPad doesn't stop listening when you want it to? Maybe someone else is talking or there's noise in the background, but you're done and the wave form just won't stop. Luckily iOS 7.1 solves that problem by letting you control not only when Siri starts but it stops as well!

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Apple reportedly working on expanding Siri partnerships, iWatch support

A Siri application programming interface (API) is reportedly still under development, potentially for iOS 8, as is a small screen version of the interface that could work on something the size of the rumored iWatch.

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Wolfram Language gets shown off and I already want it bolted behind Siri!

Wolfram Language is what powers the computational software suite Mathmatica and the computational knowledge service Wolfram|Alpha. All three are the brain children of Stephen Wolfram who, in the above video, shows off just what that engine looks like for the first time. And it's amazing. Like Star Trek computer amazing.

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Do you really use Siri?

When Siri was introduced with iOS 5 on the iPhone 4S there was plenty of jokes made about the integration but just like iOS, Siri has grown quite a bit since the initial release. With that growth came a lot of new feature additions and improvements to Siri. It's a bit hard to gauge how many people are really using Siri though, Apple doesn't share much info in that area.

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How to ask Siri for walking and directions using Google Maps, or another transit app

Siri can help you do all kinds of things, including help you get transit directions, even if Apple Maps doesn't support them. If you've got Google Maps or another transit direction app installed, Siri is smart enough to integrate with it in most instances. Here's how:

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How to change settings on your iPhone or iPad with Siri on iOS 7

You can control general settings like Bluetooth, WiFi, and Airplane mode by hopping into the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad, or through Control Center. But why if you can just ask Siri to enable or disable a setting for you? Here's how:

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How to keep up with Twitter using Siri

If you're iPhone or iPad is running iOS 7 or higher, Siri can help you keep up with things on Twitter such as showing you tweets by a certain person, trends, and more. Here's how:

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How to have Siri check for and read email messages in iOS 7

Siri has a few new tricks up her sleeve in iOS 7 including some new ways to interact with your email. Not only can Siri check for and let you know when new emails come in, she can also read them to you. Here's how:

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How to check your iPhone voicemail using Siri on iOS 7

With iOS 7, several new features have been added to Apple's personal digital assistant, Siri. One of the most convenient is the ability to check your voicemail for you. So now, if you miss a call, rather than tapping your way through the Phone app, you can simply ask Siri.

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How to post a tweet using Siri in iOS 7

If you're running iOS 7 on your iPhone or iPad, Siri makes it easier than ever to post a tweet to your Twitter timeline without having to tap a single key on the keyboard. This makes for a great trick when you're wearing gloves or doing something where you can't completely concentrate on typing. Here's how to do it:

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How to check your iPhone call history using Siri on iOS 7

With iOS 7 Apple's personal digital assistant, Siri, has learned a few new tricks, including how to check your voice mail. It may seem like something easy enough to do the old fashioned way - unlock, tap phone, tap- okay, already tired. Whether your hands are full at the moment, or you're just too lazy to do it the old fashioned way, here's how to get your call history and have Siri do all the work.

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How to teach Siri to pronounce someone's name correctly in iOS 7

While Siri has gotten better with each new iteration, including iOS 7, there's some things Apple's personal digital assistant needs help with. First an foremost is learning how to pronounce unusual or tricky names. Whether it's your name, or the name of family, friends, or colleagues, it's easy to correct Siri, and have it stay corrected.

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How to play iTunes Radio stations with Siri on iOS 7

If your iPhone or iPad is on iOS 7 or higher, and you're in the U.S., you've got iTunes Radio. While it's fun to browse stations and create your own, if you're driving or in a situation where you can't launch the Music app and freely browse, you can tell Siri what you want to listen to instead.

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How to make a FaceTime call with Siri

If you're running iOS 7 on your iPhone or iPad, you can quickly and easily initiate a FaceTime Video or Audio call without ever opening the Phone or Contacts app. Instead, just ask Siri. Not sure what to tell her? We'll walk you through!

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