Pandora Music now works with Dark Mode, Siri on iPhone, HomePod, and CarPlay

Apple showed up new features coming to CarPlay back at WWDC in June including the ability to control Pandora and Waze with Siri. We’re still awaiting the big iOS 13 update from Waze, but Pandora has just released the new version of its music player for iPhone. more… The post Pandora Music now works with […]

Brief Thoughts: Questionable RF lawsuit, Apple TV+ vs. Disney+, Siri listening & more

Every week has dozens of things going on at any given time, too many to talk about in real-time. Here’s what we think about this week’s radio frequency revelations and lawsuits, Disney rolling heavy at the D23 expo in regards to Disney+, the workers responsible for listening to Siri recordings, an inadvertent iOS 12 jailbreak […]

Editorial: How AirPods and Shortcuts shifted Apple’s Siri story and blunted Amazon’s Alexa Echo threat

Two years ago there was no shortage of media coverage imagining that Apple’s entire hardware business was about to be eclipsed by a new voice-first world where Amazon’s Alexa, Google’s Assistant and perhaps even Microsoft Cortana would shift consumer and developer attention away from iPhone apps and toward stationary Internet-connected microphones running ambient "skills." Why […]

Apple TV Remote app for iOS updated with new Siri Remote icon, stability improvements

On the heels of iOS 12.2’s release yesterday, Apple today has updated the Apple TV Remote app for iOS. The update redesigns the app’s icon, making it similar to what’s found in Control Center for accessing the Apple TV remote. more… The post Apple TV Remote app for iOS updated with new Siri Remote icon, […]

Magic Keyboard’s slim design meets mechanical keyboard with the wireless Keychron K1 for Mac with dedicated Siri key

A new mechanical keyboard made for Mac has officially launched with what looks like some compelling features. The Keychron K1 is a slim mechanical wireless keyboard with a RGB backlit Mac key layout and it even includes a Siri button. more… The post Magic Keyboard’s slim design meets mechanical keyboard with the wireless Keychron K1 […]

Apple considering offline mode for Siri that could process voice locally on an iPhone

Apple wants Siri to become more useful to users when not connected to the internet, including the possibility of an offline mode that does not rely on a backend server to assist with voice recognition or performing the required task, one that would be entirely performed on the user’s device. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Rachio 3 smart sprinkler system adds HomeKit and Siri integration with free software update

Elgato’s smart hose attachment led the way (reviewed) with sprinkler integration in HomeKit earlier this year. Today, Rachio is announcing the first smart sprinkler controller ($ 229) with HomeKit integration. After a simple set up process, users can control their sprinkler through the Home app or using their voice with Siri. You can now ask your […]