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Google study: over half of teenagers use voice search daily

Google study: over half of teenagers use voice search daily

Searching on a smartphone just by using your voice is a feature that is still in its infancy, and it's not exactly a shock to learn that teens are using and embracing it more than their elders. This is one of the many findings about voice search in a new survey commissioned by Google. The...
Apple adds nine new Flyover locations to Maps, expands Siri movie listings to 6 new countries

Apple adds nine new Flyover locations to Maps, expands Siri movie listings to 6 new countries

Apple has been hard at work to provide behind-the-scenes enhancements to its Maps app and the Siri personal assistant service. With the enhancements, Maps now gains Flyover imagery and data for nine new locations while Siri expands her knowledge of movie show times and listings to 6 new countries...
How Siri became an autistic boy's best friend

How Siri became an autistic boy's best friend

For Gus, Siri is more than just a virtual assistant, more than just a sequential inference engine that listens to him and answers his questions. Gus is autistic, and Siri has become something akin to his friend. The New York Times: It all began simply enough. I'd just read one of those...
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Apple adds nine new Flyover locations to Maps, expands Siri movie listings to 6 new countries

Apple adds nine new Flyover locations to Maps, expands Siri movie listings to 6 new countries

Apple has been hard at work to provide behind-the-scenes enhancements to its Maps app and the Siri personal assistant service. With the enhancements, Maps now gains Flyover imagery and data for nine new locations while Siri expands her knowledge of movie show times and listings to 6 new countries...
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Apple says CarPlay isn't as distracting as recent university study found

Apple has responded to a study published by the University of Utah, which found that Apple CarPlay could be up to four times more distracting than driving alone. In the response, Apple stated researchers at the university failed to test both Siri Eyes Free and CarPlay. Utah University...
iOS 9 wish-list: 'Hey Siri!' activation alternatives

iOS 9 wish-list: 'Hey Siri!' activation alternatives

Too early to start thinking about iOS 9? Not at all. Features are already getting pushed, pitched and locked down for next year, so what better time to bring some attention to things that... well... need some attention. "Hey Siri!" is a good one to start with. When your iPhone or iPad is plugged...
How Siri became an autistic boy's best friend

How Siri became an autistic boy's best friend

For Gus, Siri is more than just a virtual assistant, more than just a sequential inference engine that listens to him and answers his questions. Gus is autistic, and Siri has become something akin to his friend. The New York Times: It all began simply enough. I'd just read one of those...
Google study: over half of teenagers use voice search daily

Google study: over half of teenagers use voice search daily

Searching on a smartphone just by using your voice is a feature that is still in its infancy, and it's not exactly a shock to learn that teens are using and embracing it more than their elders. This is one of the many findings about voice search in a new survey commissioned by Google. The...
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Google Now voice search edges out Siri and Cortana in comparison

Over the course of 3086 queries made by digital marketing consulting firm Stone Temple, Android's voice-activated search through Google Now returned 1795 results enhanced with custom content, while Siri on the iPhone served up 908 knowledge panels, and Windows Phone's Cortana gave 630. Knowledge...
Apple's reported Apple expansion could give Siri a stronger voice

Apple's reported office expansion could give Siri a stronger voice

Real estate reports suggest that Apple may be expanding its Boston office, taking up larger office spaces in an office building owned by MIT. Given that Apple's Boston, MA team currently works on Siri, if true the expansion could bring more manpower to bringing more smarts to Apple's digital...
Man asks Siri to help him hide a body, Siri helps prosecute him

Man asks Siri to help him hide a body, Siri helps prosecute him

A Florida man accused of killing his roommate reportedly asked Siri for help on how and where to hide the body. The original response that query generated, long since removed by Apple, offered classic pulp fiction locations such as swamps, reservoirs, foundries, and dumps. (The query now returns...
How to restrict music, movies, TV, web, and more with parental controls on your iPhone or iPad

How to restrict music, movies, TV shows, apps, and more based on age-ratings with parental controls for iPhone or iPad

Parental Controls, also known as Restrictions, let you manage which features, apps, and content your kids can and can't access on the iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. That includes the ability to block content based on its age rating. For example, iTunes Store music or podcasts based on explicit...
How to restrict Siri, AirDrop, and CarPlay with parental restrictions for iPhone and iPad

How to restrict Safari, Camera, FaceTime, Siri, and more with parental controls for iPhone and iPad

Parental Controls, also known as Restrictions, let you manage which features, apps, and content your kids can and can't access on the iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. That includes disabling access to Safari, Camera, FaceTime, Siri, AirDrop, CarPlay, and more. With those restrictions in place, you...

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