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How to set alarms and timers using Siri

How to set alarms and timers using Siri

Complete guide to Siri commands for alarms, timers, and the clock Siri ties right into the iOS Clock app on your iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad 4, iPad mini, and iPod touch 5, which means if you want to be woken up at 7am, have a timer set for 10 minutes so the cookies don't burn, or find out what...
Siri can control Philips Hue smart lighting with a little bit of help from SiriProxy

Siri can control Philips Hue smart lighting with a little bit of help from SiriProxy

What could be more exciting than controlling your in-home lighting from your iPad? Yep, you guessed it, controlling you in-home lighting with your voice through the use of Siri. That is now a possibility thanks to developer Brandon Evans who has worked out a way to control the recently launched...
Apple job posting hints at increased language support for Siri

Apple job posting could hint at increased language support for Siri

Apple is currently looking for a few good people fluent in Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Korean, Norwegian, and Swedish to join the Siri team. Now, Siri is not compatible with a few of the languages on that list, including Swedish, Finnish, and Arabic, so it could well be that...
How to shop for Apple products using Siri

How to shop for Apple products using Siri

With Siri, you can shop for anything Apple right from your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or iPad mini. Get product info, pricing, and more with the Apple Store app, the press of a button, and the sound of your voice. Download the Apple Store app to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch If you haven't...
The future of Siri and Apple's services

The future of Siri and Apple's services

It's been over a year now since Siri launched alongside the iPhone 4S in October of 2011. When I first saw Siri, it seemed to have enormous potential as: 1) A natural language interface that may one day do to multitouch and graphics was they did to the command line; 2) thanks to that interface, a...
Eddie Cue profiled

Eddy Cue, Apple's newly appointed head of everything services, gets profiled

Eddy Cue, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, is now really, truly in change of everything data and ecommerce driven at Apple, thanks to the recent management shakeups. That includes Siri and iOS 6 Maps, both of which have received negative feedback during their...
How to find restaurants, read reviews, and make reservations using Siri

How to find restaurants, read reviews, and make reservations using Siri

Complete guide to Siri commands for restaurants With iOS 6, your personal virtual assistant, Siri can now help you find restaurants and even book tables. You will need the OpenTable app from the App Store to complete your reservations, but Siri do a lot of the heavy lifting, including finding...
How to look up sports scores and schedules, team rosters, and player stats using Siri

How to look up sports scores and schedules, team rosters, and player stats using Siri

Complete guide to Siri commands for sports Siri has become a full blown sports fan with iOS 6. Whether you're on the road and desperate for the latest news, or at a bar and just as desperate to win a bet, Siri now has you covered. From current game scores to upcoming schedules, player stats to...
How to find movie locations, showtimes, reviews, ratings, and trailers using Siri

How to find movie locations, showtimes, reviews, ratings, and trailers using Siri

Complete guide to Siri commands for movies With iOS 6 your Siri digital personal assistant has also become quite the movie buff, able to tell you not only what films are playing at which theaters, but provide you with their ratings and reviews, and even play you their trailers. How to find...
Apple hires Amazon search exec to run Siri

Apple hires Amazon search exec to run Siri

Apple has hired William Stasior, an Amazon executive, to run the Siri unit. At Amazon, Stasior ran the group responsible for Amazon’s search and search advertising efforts, known as A9, and has previously worked at Oracle, Netcentives, and AltaVista. Given Stasior’s experience in search, there...
iOS 6 in 6 minutes

iOS 6 in 6 minutes

If you don't have time to read our definitive iOS 6 review but you still want to see all the highlights -- Maps, Siri extensions, Passbook, Guided Access, Shared Photo Streams, and more -- then here's everything you need to know about iOS 6 in just 6 minutes. iOS 6 includes 10 major and,...
Siri gets cozy with the iPod touch

Siri gets cozy with the iPod touch

The new iPod touch devices announced today at Apple's event will be able to run Siri. The voice-activated virtual assistant has been gradually creeping its way into Apple's other products, and it's good to see it landing on the iPhone's little brother. All of the usual tasks, like launching into...
iOS 6 preview: Maps gets turn-by-turn navigation

iOS 6 preview: Maps gets turn-by-turn navigation

With iOS 6, Apple is replacing the previous, Google-powered Maps app on the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, with a completely redesigned, re-rendered, and re-imagined Maps app. The data itself is supplied by TomTom, but Apple has draw all the maps, and while they've lost some features, like Street...
iOS 6 preview: Siri for iPad

iOS 6 preview: Siri for iPad

Siri with iOS 5 was a decidedly iPhone 4S-only affair, with Apple choosing not to make anything more than Dictation available, even on their 2012 new iPad. That might have been due to the challenges involved in scaling Siri up from the full, albeit small iPhone interface, to the bigger iPad...
Martian watch lets you control your iPhone with voice commands and Siri

Martian watch lets you control your iPhone with voice commands and Siri

Since the phenomenal success of the Pebble smart watch on Kickstarter, a few other designers have seen the huge interest it generated and decided to start looking at their own ideas for a smart watch. One of those ideas has now appeared on Kickstarter and instead of a smart watch that is all about...
iMore show 306: iPad mini mockups and meltdowns

iMore show 306: iPad mini mockups and meltdowns

Georgia, Rene, and Seth talk yet more Apple television rumors, go deep on the iPad mini mockups, argue about Siri and the iPod touch, and pre-order their iPhone pre-order thoughts. Oh, and the air conditioning, live stream, and screen sharing all trifectafail! This is the iMore show! Subscribe...
iOS 6 preview: Siri shares to Facebook and Twitter, launches apps for everyone

iOS 6 preview: Siri shares to Facebook and Twitter, launches apps for everyone

Siri was a bit of a tease on iOS 5 and the iPhone 4S -- while it could send Messages and Mails, it couldn't send status updates to Twitter or Facebook, and it couldn't even open an app. With iOS 6, however, Siri is not only launching on the iPad, but it's launching you into any app on your device...
Siri OS: Could natural language be Apple's next big leap forward?

Siri OS: Could natural language be Apple's next big leap forward?

Another idea we've been talking around a lot, both in articles and on the iMore show and the Iterate podcast, is the future of Apple's virtual personal assistant, Siri and what it means for current graphical user interfaces. While working on the iOS 6 Siri previews, however, it began to coalesce...
iOS 6 preview: Siri goes to the movies

iOS 6 preview: Siri goes to the movies

Not many real-world assistants will help you find a movie to watch anymore, or look up who is in it and how well it's rated for you, not even Siri on iOS 5 and the iPhone 4S. With iOS 6, however, Siri is not only opening on the iPad, but its becoming a veritable movie buff to boot. Here's how...
iOS 6 preview: Siri reserves restaurants

iOS 6 preview: Siri reserves restaurants

As any good personal virtual assistant should, Siri on iOS 5 and the iPhone 4S has always been okay at finding you places to eat and drink. Now, with iOS 6, Siri is hitting the iPad, and adding even more restaurant savvy to its repertoire, including all the information you need to pick a place,...

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