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June 7, 2018
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Siri can interact with streaming media apps like Spotify in iOS 12

Apple appears to be relaxing its grip on Siri’s media capabilities, as the company is building a new "Play Media" integration into iOS 12 that opens the door to compatibility with third-party streaming services like Spotify. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

June 1, 2018
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Eight Siri features we want to see in iOS 12, macOS 10.14, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12 at WWDC 2018

Siri has grown by leaps and bounds after being acquired by Apple and launching in beta on the iPhone 4S. With WWDC in a week, let’s talk about what we’d love to see included in iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS … Continue reading

April 15, 2018
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Feature Request: Playing TV shows & movies on Apple TV using HomePod & Siri

Since HomePod was released last month, a spotlight of sorts has been put on Siri – more specifically, Siri’s weaknesses. HomePod has stiff competition in the smart speaker space, with companies like Google and Amazon having their own, more advanced, … Continue reading

February 12, 2018
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New test shows Siri on HomePod answer 52% of questions correctly, lagging behind Alexa & Google Assistant

Now that Apple’s HomePod smart speaker is available to everyone, it’s being put through a slew of tests. Loup Ventures this weekend shared results from a detailed series of tests that it put the HomePod through, as well as how … Continue reading

January 26, 2018
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Latest HomePod hands-on praises sound quality & calls it an ‘excellent Siri ambassador’

Following Refinery29’s hands-on earlier this morning, Lance Ulanoff has now published his take on Apple’s HomePod after spending some time with it. Ulanoff dives into the sounds quality of the speaker, Siri integration, physical hardware, and more… more… 9to5Mac

January 22, 2018
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iOS 11.2.5 Home app icons suggest HomePod will support HomeKit scenes for muting Siri, more

New icons discovered in the latest build of iOS 11.2.5 have revealed some of the functionality that may arrive with the release of the elusive HomePod in upcoming weeks. Specifically, users may be able to create custom scenes with support … Continue reading

January 8, 2018
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Moen wants you to take a shower with Siri and Alexa

Plumbing hardware giant Moen is building out its U by Moen smart shower system with the latest virtual assistant technology from Apple and Amazon, allowing users to turn on fixtures, adjust temperature settings and more with their voice. AppleInsider – … Continue reading

November 19, 2017
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iMac Pro to feature A10 Fusion coprocessor, possibly for always-on ‘Hey Siri’

The HomePod may be delayed, but we have still have the launch of the iMac Pro to look forward to before the end of the year. This evening, a couple of tidbits regarding the iMac Pro have emerged thanks to … Continue reading

October 23, 2017
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How to: teach Siri to correctly pronounce names on your iPhone

Asking Siri to text or call contacts is one of the virtual assistant’s basic functions, but some names can be hard for the system to understand and pronounce. AppleInsider shows you how to ensure correct pronunciation, and contact retrieval, in … Continue reading

October 4, 2017
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Apple reinforcing macOS, iOS Siri team with acqui-hire of init.ai startup crew

Apple appears to have bought out a Init.ai — a startup focused on machine learning and processing of natural language originally intended to assist in customer service — to enhance Siri in some way. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

September 3, 2017
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Apple’s ‘iPhone 8’ may allow triggering Siri by holding sleep/wake button

To get around the absence of a physical home button, the "iPhone 8" may let people trigger Siri by holding down the sleep/wake button when they’re not using "Hey Siri." AppleInsider – Frontpage News

July 24, 2017
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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson promotes Apple team-up on ‘Rock X Siri: Dominate the Day’ YouTube flick

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has declared that he has partnered with Apple to develope The "Rock X Siri: Dominate the Day" — a film that will debut on YouTube on July 24. AppleInsider – Frontpage News