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April 18, 2019
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Facebook confirms plans for voice assistant to match Siri, Alexa & Google Assistant

Facebook on Wednesday confirmed that it’s working on its own voice assistant, carving out a space among competitors like Apple’s Siri and Amazon Alexa. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

April 14, 2019
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Comments Off on Editorial: How AirPods and Shortcuts shifted Apple’s Siri story and blunted Amazon’s Alexa Echo threat

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 … Continue reading

March 27, 2019
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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. … Continue reading

January 18, 2019
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Comments Off on Magic Keyboard’s slim design meets mechanical keyboard with the wireless Keychron K1 for Mac with dedicated Siri key

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. … Continue reading

November 15, 2018
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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, … Continue reading

September 25, 2018
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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 … Continue reading

July 27, 2018
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New patent lawsuit targets Apple over voice control tech in Siri- & HomeKit-enabled devices

A fellow Californian company, SpeakWare, on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Apple, accusing the iPhone maker of violating a U.S. voice control patent. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

July 19, 2018
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AI guru Tom Gruber, last of the Siri founders, retires from Apple

Tom Gruber, an artificial intelligence expert who cofounded Siri, Inc., prior to its purchase by Apple, has announced his retirement from the company, becoming the last of Siri’s three cofounders to leave Apple. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

July 11, 2018
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Take control of notifications in iOS 12 with Do Not Disturb Siri Suggestions

Siri is getting more proactive in iOS 12. When Apple’s next-gen operating system launches this fall, it will get a slew of fresh Siri integrations that include smart notification management via Siri Suggestions for Do Not Disturb. AppleInsider – Frontpage … Continue reading

July 7, 2018
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Hands-on: Shortcuts brings powerful automation tools, with support for Siri to iOS

One of the more exciting things that users are looking forward to in iOS 12 is the new Shortcuts app. While it’s an invite-only beta via TestFlight, we’ve managed to get our hands on it, and this is what we … Continue reading

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

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