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iOS 6 reportedly code named Sundance, more rumors about Siri API, Siri for iPad, iTunes 11

iOS 6 reportedly code named Sundance, more rumors about Siri API, Siri for iPad, iTunes 11

iOS 6 is rumored to be code named Sundance, continuing Apple's tradition of naming iOS releases after ski resorts. This according to MG Siegler at TechCrunch. Siegler also triple confirms the newly updated Maps app is coming in iOS 6, though he thinks the hype surrounding how good it is might be...

iPhone & iPad Live 292: Yoga pantless

Georgia, Seth, and Rene discuss low Siri usage levels, whether iOS 6 needs a new Home screen, Notification Center do not disturb, Pandora vs Slacker vs Spotify shootout, Quasar, BIG JAMBOX, and the iPhone bra. This is iPhone & iPad Live! Subscribe via iTunes: Audio | Video Subscribe via RSS...
Siri six months later: Community report card

Siri six months later: Community report card

Siri, the iPhone 4S' flagship feature has been on the market now for 6 months. On one hand, Siri is absolutely amazing -- the first real virtual personal assistant with a personality right out of Pixar. On the other hand, Siri is obviously still in beta and often fails or works just enough to...
Six months later, how much are you using Siri? [Poll]

Six months later, how much are you using Siri? [Poll]

How much are you using Siri? It's been six months since Apple released the iPhone 4S and that means it's been six months since Apple launched Siri, their virtual personal assistant. Siri does a lot of things very well -- it's the fastest way to set alarms or Reminders, and an easy way to call...
Siri co-founder talks to iMore about the future of technology, mobile interfaces, and implementing Siri

Siri co-founder talks to iMore about the future of technology, mobile interfaces, and implementing Siri

Dag Kittlaus, creator of Siri, recently spoke at an economic development event in his hometown of Michigan City, Indiana, and iMore had the chance to listen in and ask him some questions about the challenges they faced in implementing Siri and where he thinks the future of technology is headed....
Celebrity iPhone 4S Siri commercials hit the air with Samuel L. Jackson, Zooey Deschanel

Celebrity iPhone 4S Siri commercials hit the air with Samuel L. Jackson, Zooey Deschanel

For the first time in... forever, iPhone 4S commercials are hitting the air with celebrities.... talking to Siri. The Avengers' Samuel L. Jackson is in one spot that finishes with Verizon branding and The New Girl's Zooey Deschanel is in another with the Sprint logo at the end. Given that at...
Steve Jobs didn't care for the Siri name but couldn't think of something better

Steve Jobs didn't care for the Siri name but couldn't think of something better

Dag Kittlaus, creator of Siri, recently gave a keynote at Technori Pitch and talked about how much Steve Jobs disliked the name Siri. Only after he couldn't think of a better alternative did he finally succumb to using the name. Dag insisted the name was great and continued to explain the...
Survey says Siri use consistent, but limited among iPhone 4S owners

Survey says Siri use consistent, but limited among iPhone 4S owners

A recent survey of 482 iPhone 4S owners found that 87% used Siri monthly, while a third used it daily to make calls, send SMS messages, and make web searches. 26% dictate e-mails to their iPhone 4S daily, but another 30% have never used Siri to send an e-mail. The most popular uses overall was...
Yelp app now integrated into Siri restaurant searches on iPhone 4S

Yelp app now integrated into Siri restaurant searches on iPhone 4S

iOS 5.1 landed earlier this month without much fanfare, but there's one nice little nugget that we hadn't noticed before; when searching for restaurants through Siri, tapping on listings will launch right into Yelp. Of course, the voice-activated assistant was already pulling results from Siri's...
How to turn on and use Dictation on your new iPad

How to turn on and use Dictation on your new iPad

While the new iPad doesn't include Apple's Siri virtual assistant -- probably for a number of reasons -- it does include the speech-to-text Dictation feature. However, Dictation may not be enabled by default, and if it's not, it's not at all obvious where to go looking for it. How to enable iPad...
Class action suit claims Siri does not work as advertised

Class action suit claims Siri does not work as advertised

A class action suit has been raised against Apple claiming Siri does not appear to work as advertised. Siri was launched as a key feature of the iPhone 4S however it has always carried the tag of beta software. This has not deterred a New York man from suing Apple for false advertising over Siri’...
Voice dictation coming with the new iPad, but it's not siri

Voice dictation coming with the new iPad, but it's not siri

Along with the new iPad  announcement, Phil Schiller noted some new additions to the device,  one of which is voice dictation -  but don't go calling it Siri. Voice dictation for the next generation iPad has been rumored since the announcement of the iPhone 4S with it having  Siri baked in.  For...
Siri support coming to Japan

Siri support coming to Japan

Apple has just announced from the iPad 3 event that their popular voice assistant, Siri, will be making its way to customers in Japan. It will be part of iOS 5.1 which will be available starting today. Siri will be rolled out in Japan over the next few weeks. Siri is currently available in the...
The challenges of bringing Siri to the iPad

The challenges of bringing Siri to the iPad

Siri on the iPad would need to address connectivity, user interface scaling, and some long missing apps I would love to have Siri, Apple's voice-controlled virtual assistant, on the iPad 3. I wrote in my iPad 3 event preview preview that I anticipate it, and not a day goes by that I don't...
Mercedes Benz to embrace the iPhone 4S and Siri in its new A-Class vehicles

Mercedes Benz to embrace the iPhone 4S and Siri in its new A-Class vehicles

Mercedes Benz has announced that its new A-Class range of cars will have a new infotainment system which will be centered on the iPhone 4S and Siri. The new system will be announced and demonstrated at the Geneva Motor Show; which takes place next month. Thanks to a new "Digital DriveStyle App...
Siri accounts for 25 percent of all Wolfram Alpha searches

Siri accounts for 25 percent of all Wolfram Alpha searches

Siri, Apple's digital assistant technology exclusive to the iPhone 4S, currently accounts for nearly 25 percent of all search queries conducted through the Wolfram Alpha computational knowledge engine. According to The New York Times: Less than three years ago, Dr. Wolfram created a new kind...
Get Siri to launch apps, do translations, have a conversation, and more with AssistantExtensions for iPhone 4S [jailbreak]

Get Siri to launch apps, do translations, have a conversation, and more with AssistantExtensions for iPhone 4S [jailbreak]

AssistantExtensions is a jailbreak app for iPhone 4S that greatly enhances what you can do with Apple's Siri virtual assistant, including voice activation, app launching, translation, and more. Developers can even add their own, custom commands via a new plug-in architecture. That means, unlike...
iPhone 4S has special noise reduction hardware for SIRI, makes official iPhone 4 Siri port unlikely

iPhone 4S has special noise reduction hardware for SIRI, makes official iPhone 4 Siri port unlikely

It turns out that Apple's Siri voice assistant is enabled by special noise reduction hardware called earSmart, wired right into the Apple A5 processor. The technology is made by Audience, which has an earSmart-less chip in the iPhone 4. The difference is, the iPhone 4 chip was designed to reduce...
Siri guest stars on CBS's Big Bang Theory

Siri guest stars on CBS's Big Bang Theory

In the latest episode of CBS's "The Big Bang Theory" titled "Beta Test Initiation", Raj Koothrappali starts a relationship with a well-known woman - Siri. After buying an iPhone 4S, Raj starts building a creepy relationship with Siri - taking her out for coffee, inviting her on double dates, and...
Siri's got competition, her name is Evi

Siri's got competition, her name is Evi

There's a new virtual personal assistant in town and her name Evi. Created by True Knowledge and running Nuance’s voice recognition technology, Evi is going to give Siri a run for her money - once the servers aren't slammed, that is. I've been trying to use Evi all day, but keep getting server...

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