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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...
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...
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...

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