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Cortana is coming to the iPhone, but it won't have all of its Windows Phone features

Cortana is coming to the iPhone, but it won't have all of its Windows Phone features

Microsoft is bringing its Cortana digital assistant to the massive audience of iPhone users later this year. Microsoft says it will bring its Cortana digital assistant that was originally developed for Windows Phone 8.1, and later for Windows 10, to the iPhone sometime later this year The app...
Siri in iOS 9 gets a new look, more intelligence

Siri in iOS 9 gets a new look and more intelligence

With their announcement today of iOS 9, Apple unveiled a new and improved Siri, as well as a new context-sensitive feature called Proactive. During their reveal of iOS 9, Apple showed off the new enhancements coming to Siri, as well as a new feature designed to enhance how your devices work...
Secret Siri commands: Twelve cool questions you can ask right now!

Secret Siri commands: Twelve cool questions you can ask right now!

Siri launched in 2011 and can now be found on all modern iPhones and iPads. It's a virtual digital assistant that uses natural language voice control and sequential inference to listen to what you want and provide the best possible information or answer it can provide. It can help you stay...
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Siri in iOS 9 gets a new look, more intelligence

Siri in iOS 9 gets a new look and more intelligence

With their announcement today of iOS 9, Apple unveiled a new and improved Siri, as well as a new context-sensitive feature called Proactive. During their reveal of iOS 9, Apple showed off the new enhancements coming to Siri, as well as a new feature designed to enhance how your devices work...
How to use Siri with your HomeKit accessories

How to use Siri with your HomeKit accessories

Just picked up a HomeKit-enabled device? Here's how to get it to work with Siri. The first round of HomeKit devices are here, and with them comes the first home automation devices that can interact with Siri, Apple's voice-activated assistant. Once you've installed and connected your HomeKit...
How to send a message with Siri on Apple Watch

How to send a message with Siri on Apple Watch

Want to dash a quick message off to your friends? Use Siri on your Apple Watch to get the job done. When you're on the go and want to quickly reply or initiate a conversation to a friend, family member, or passing contact, you can use Siri on your Apple Watch to take care of it all. How to...
Cortana is coming to the iPhone, but it won't have all of its Windows Phone features

Cortana is coming to the iPhone, but it won't have all of its Windows Phone features

Microsoft is bringing its Cortana digital assistant to the massive audience of iPhone users later this year. Microsoft says it will bring its Cortana digital assistant that was originally developed for Windows Phone 8.1, and later for Windows 10, to the iPhone sometime later this year The app...
16 Siri commands to save you time on your Apple Watch

16 Siri commands to save you time on your Apple Watch

Siri is a voice-controlled virtual personal assistant, and it's built right into your Apple Watch. On the iPhone, Siri is a secondary interface used when talking is more convenient than tapping. On the Apple Watch, Siri is a primary interface. It's not just the only way to enter text and a much...
'Hey Siri!' and the need for alternative activation phrases

'Hey Siri!' and the need for alternative activation phrases

"Hey Siri!" is an incredibly convenient way to activate your iPhone, iPad, and now... Apple Watch. Update: The Apple Watch is here, which makes "Hey Siri!" even more convenient but can lead to even more collisions. Have your iPhone plugged in and your Apple Watch on, say the magic words, and how...
Siri 'third generation' architecture includes Apache Mesos and, yes, JARVIS

Siri 'third generation' architecture includes Apache Mesos and, yes, JARVIS

During a recent meet-up, a slide showed that Apple considered Siri to be on its third generation architecture. Like any major online service, Siri is constantly being updated behind the scenes to improve stability, scalability, and performance. This presentation is specific called out Apache Mesos...
Here's what Siri can do on your Apple Watch

Here's what Siri can do on your Apple Watch

Siri, Apple's voice-activated digital assistant, is a huge part of the Apple Watch — and we're oh-so-thankful it is. Wrist-sized screens don't do so well with digital keyboards; instead, you can use pre-built text suggestions, dictation, and Siri to accomplish the majority of the tasks you'd...
How to use Siri on your Apple Watch

How to use Siri on your Apple Watch

Siri is Apple's virtual personal assistant and, with the Apple Watch, it's available right from your wrist. Because Siri is voice activated, it doesn't require a keyboard or a lot of screen space to use. Because it's contextually aware, it can handle complex questions and commands. That makes it...
Apple's refreshed Siri website serves as a primer for the digital assistant

Apple's refreshed Siri website serves as a primer for the digital assistant

Apple has launched an updated version of its Siri page today, detailing all of the digital assistant's capabilities and features. The updated site features a number of different categories with details on how Siri can provide information on things like sports and entertainment, as well as tips...

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