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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,...
Why iOS 6 is more about Apple than new user features

Why iOS 6 is more about Apple than new user features

We've talked about iOS 6 and it's unusual focus at length already, but it's been in bits and pieces, scattered across a range of articles, and tangential to other points. I think it's valuable to collect it all together, though. Unlike any full point release before it, iOS 6 is more about Apple,...
iOS 6 preview: Siri knows sports

iOS 6 preview: Siri knows sports

Siri, as introduced in iOS 5 on the iPhone 4S, is an able if not particularly well-rounded personal assistant. With iOS 6, however, Siri is expanding to the iPad, and adding sports to its repertoire. Now, in addition to keeping you in contact, on time, on course, and on schedule, Siri will also...
Siri, meet Nina, Nuance's new virtual customer service assistant SDK for iOS

Siri, meet Nina, Nuance's new virtual customer service assistant SDK for iOS

Nuance has just announced Nina, a new virtual customer service assistant SDK (software developers kit) for iOS and Android. Nuance, which is widely believed to power Apple's Siri voice recognition, is aiming the SDK at iPhone and iPad developers who want to quickly and easily add voice...
Apple airs new celebrity iPhone 4S commercial: Marty Scorsese has a busy day

Apple airs new celebrity iPhone 4S commercial: Marty Scorsese has a busy day

Apple has begun airing a new iPhone 4S commercial, again focusing on celebrities using Siri and this time featuring director Marty Scorsese having a busy day. The ad continues the campaign begun with Samuel L Jackson and Zooey Deschenel, and a double dose of John Malkovich and highlights:...
How to use Siri: The ultimate guide

How to use Siri: The ultimate guide

Everything you need to know about setting up Siri securely, and all the Siri commands for phone, email, messaging, alarms, timers, reminders, calendars, weather, music, maps, and more! Siri is the name of Apple's virtual assistant with a personality straight out of Pixar. You ask Siri questions...
BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha update adds... Siri

BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha update adds... Siri

The latest update to the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device has added... Siri! Okay, not exactly Siri, but it is a virtual personal assistant in the style of Siri, and while it currently switches between voices s seemingly at random, one of the voices is exactly the same as the female voice Siri...
How to perform a web search using Siri

How to search the web, get answers, and find restaurants using Siri

Complete guide to Siri commands for searching the web with Google, information with Wolfram|Alpha, and restaurants with Yelp If you need information, chances are Siri can help you find it. Apple currently enables Siri to search Yelp for restaurant info, Google (or Yahoo! or Bing) for general...
How to check stocks and exchange positions with Siri

How to check stock and exchange positions using Siri

Complete guide to Siri commands for Stocks If you have the need to check stocks or find out what the different exchanges are trading at Siri can help you do so and give you lots of up to the minute information about all your investments. Whether you want to find out if APPL is up, or the DOW is...
How to check weather and forecasts with Siri

How to check the weather and view 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, or snow shovel again. How to check current weather conditions with Siri How to view a weekly weather...
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 find locations and get directions using Siri

How to find locations and get directions using Siri

Complete guide to finding places, businesses, and getting directions with Siri. 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 else you can do along the way. Right now, Siri location services are only...
How to create, view, update, and cancel calendar events using Siri

How to create, view, update, and cancel calendar events using Siri

Complete guide to Siri commands for Calendars Since Siri is meant to be your personal assistant, it only makes sense to have it schedule and manage your meetings and events. Asking Siri to create a Calendar event only takes a few seconds and is much faster than creating them manually and...
How to set reminders and update task and to-do lists using Siri

How to set reminders and update task and to-do lists using 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. If you need to be prodded to pick up milk on the way home, order...

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