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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...
How to disable access to Siri and Passbook from your iPhone or iPad lock screen

How to disable access to Siri and Passbook from your iPhone or iPad lock screen

If you've got a passcode set on your iPhone, Siri and Passbook will still work by default on your Lock screen. This means that anyone who wants to talk to Siri or use one of your passes will still be able to. While it's convenient, it can be a bit unsafe. If you prefer having to use your passcode...
Debug & Iterate team-up podcast: The future of human interface

Debug & Iterate team-up podcast: The future of human interface

Marc Edwards of Bjango, Guy English of Kicking Bear, Loren Brichter of Atebits, Sebastiaan de With of DoubleTwist, and Rene Ritchie of Mobile Nations talk human interfaces of the future, including Siri, Google Now, Kinect, Leap, MYO, Project Glass, iWatch, Oculus Rift, and more...
Debug 8: Grant Paul aka chpwn

Debug 8: Grant Paul aka chpwn

Guy and Rene talk to Grant Paul, aka chpwn, about developing for jailbreak, hacking the Nintendo Wii, the architecture behind SpringBoard and Apple TV apps, Siri, the future of file systems, and taking things to 11. Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe in RSS...
Honda to add Siri Eyes Free to Accord, Acura RDX and ILX

Honda to add Siri Eyes Free to Accord, Acura RDX and ILX

If you're in the market for a new car, your options for Siri integration in vehicles are about to dramatically increase. And by dramatically, we mean you'll be going from two potential cars with Siri Eyes Free to five. At CES 2013, Chevy showed off Siri Eyes Free integration in the compact Sonic...
How to buy movie tickets with Siri on your iPhone and iPad

How to buy movie tickets with Siri on your iPhone and iPad

As of iOS 6, Siri has been able to help you find movie theaters and showtimes. With the iOS 6.1 update Siri can also help you purchase tickets to the movie of your choice with help from the Fandango app. All you have to do is have Fandango installed and then ask Siri to find tickets. If you aren...
Siri was almost a staple of Verizon Android devices

How Siri almost became Verizon -- and Android -- only

Siri very nearly became a staple of the Droid line of Android phones before Apple purchased the company in 2010. Originally a standalone app available for iPhone, Verizon had signed a deal with Siri in late 2009 in order to put the service on every Droid phone, but the deal was cancelled after...
Apple looking to improve Siri’s conversational skills with new job posting

Apple is looking to expand Siri’s conversational skills and features according to a new job posting

Apple is seeking some fresh blood to help improve Siri. A job advertisement appeared on the business orientated social networking site LinkedIn yesterday seeking an individual who can help evolve and enrich Siri, Apple’s personal digital assistant. We’re looking for a uniquely creative...
Never mind iPhone 6 and iPads next, in 2013 it's all about iOS 7 and iCloud

Never mind iPhone 6 and iPads next, in 2013 it's all about iOS 7 and iCloud

There'll be an iPhone 5s and iPhone 6. There'll be a Retina iPad mini. There'll be a thinner, lighter iPad 5. There'll be an Apple A7 system-on-a-chip. There'll be an LTE radio that can do simultaneous voice and data, and eventually voice over LTE. There may be curved displays, biometric sensors...

Chevrolet MyLink brings TuneIn Radio and Siri to the car

At CES 2013, Chevrolet was showing off Siri and TuneIn Radio apps working in their 2013 Spark and Sonic vehicles. All of the features you would expect are there, such as dictating messages to Siri and checking calendar appointments via voice. Of course, GM wants to make sure nobody's messing...
How to find places on the map and get turn-by-turn directions using Siri

How to find places on the map and get turn-by-turn directions using Siri

Complete guide to Siri commands for maps and turn-by-turn navigation Siri isn't only your digital assistant, it can be your digital co-pilot as well, helping you find where to go, how to get there, and what you can do along the way. That includes local businesses, points of interest, and...
How to search Google, Yahoo!, Bing, and Wolfram|Alpha using Siri

How to search Google, Yahoo!, Bing, and Wolfram|Alpha using Siri

Complete guide to Siri commands for searching the web with Google and information with Wolfram|Alpha If you need information, chances are Siri can help you find it. Apple currently enables Siri to search Google (or Yahoo! or Bing) for general information, and Wolfram|Alpha for computational...
How to check the weather and get forecasts using Siri

How to check the weather and get forecasts using Siri

Siri not only makes for a great digital assistant but a great weather forecaster as well. With a little help from Siri, you can make sure you're never caught without your umbrella, raincoat, snow shovel, or suntan lotion again. How to check current weather conditions with Siri How to view a...
Apple launches new status page for iCloud, other services

Apple launches new status page for iCloud, iMessages, Siri, and other services

Apple has launched a new status page for it’s stores, services like iMessages and Siri ,and iCloud that is far more granular and informative than the previous version. While the old page was simply a list of status messages pertaining to iCloud, the new page contains a board with a section each...
How to play and control music using Siri

How to play and control music using Siri

Complete guide to Siri controls for playing songs, artists, albums, genres, and enjoying your music Siri can help you access your music more easily than ever. With Siri you can play tracks, albums, and entires genres without ever having to open your Music app. If you're in the car, Siri also...
How to set reminders and update task and to-do lists with Siri

How to set reminders and update task and to-do lists with Siri

Complete guide to Siri commands for Reminders, tasks, and to-do lists Siri was designed to help you get things done, and part of that job description is creating and updating your to-dos and lists of to-dos in the Reminders app of your iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPod touch 5, iPad 4, iPad 3, and iPad...
General Motors set to be the first car manufacturer to integrate Siri into its new cars

General Motors set to be the first car manufacturer to integrate Siri into its new cars

General Motors has announced that it will be the first vehicle manufacturer to integrate Siri into its cars. It will include support for Siri in its new Chevrolet Spark and Sonic models which will be available in early 2013. Siri Eyes Free was announced back in June at WWDC and offers an easy way...

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