Siri

How to ask Siri when a nearby store is open

Is it too late on a Saturday night to hit the hardware store for that essential dingus you need for Sunday’s DIY project? Has the local supermarket closed already, or do you still have time to buy some more beer? Does the <i>Kanaan</i> restaurant (“Best Humos in Berlin”) even open today? Just ask Siri.<p>You …

iOS

​Apple gets a patent for a Siri-powered smart dock | ZDNet

Smart dock would automatically activate the Siri digital assistant.<p>Apple has been awarded a patent that shows another way it could get Siri into your …

Electronics

Siri will become a music expert in a huge update coming this fall — here's what it can do

When iOS 11 arrives this fall, Siri will be more than just a voice assistant — it'll be a DJ, too.<p>With the new mobile operating system, Apple is adding several new tricks to Siri's arsenal. It will now be able to translate, will have a brand-new voice, and the overall Siri interface will be …

iOS

Apple granted patent for what could be a Siri dock

The iPhone maker might be trying to get its voice assistant into more products.<p>Apple could be angling for another way to get its Siri personal assistant into your home.<p>Last month, the iPhone maker debuted the HomePod, a high-end speaker with Siri built in. But if a patent just granted to Apple is …

Apple

Bixby voice assistant has promise, but it’s no Siri killer

Samsung is finally rolling out the English-language version of its Bixby voice assistant to U.S. phones, the company said Wednesday.<p>As good voice control becomes a major point of competition among tech firms, Samsung is under some pressure to show that Bixby can match or even go beyond existing …

Bixby

Apple granted patents for iPhone dock with Siri built-in, discreet 911 calling method, and more

Apple today has been granted a handful of new patents, some of which are more notable than others. Such patents include one for an iPhone “smart dock” with Siri built-in, a new 911 calling method, and more.<p>Patently Apple points to one notable patent for an iPhone smart dock with Siri support. The …

Patents

The Next Siri Might Be You

Waze is letting anyone record and share their own voice commands–a hint at the future of voice interfaces.<p>Siri is not just some anonymous computer that speaks. She’s a recognizable voice and personality in our lives. She’s Apple incarnate, chatting with an unmistakable cadence and tenor–the …

The iPhone lockscreen hole that we can’t reproduce

Last week, Computerworld reported a security hole in the iPhone lockscreen.<p>The hole wasn’t catastrophic, but when you consider that “locked” is …

iOS

Pioneer's Lightning earbuds get Alexa-like always-listening ‘Hey Siri’ support

Pioneer has issued a new software update for its Rayz Lighting headphones, which adds support for Apple’s always-listening “Hey Siri” voice control prompt, along with several other minor fixes.<p>This isn’t the first time that Pioneer has updated the Rayz, either. Earlier this summer, the company …

Headphones

Siri sheds users as AI assistants struggle to take over

Siri remains the most widely used virtual assistant but is losing popularity, according to a new report.<p>What does this mean for HomePod, Apple’s upcoming smart speaker? And what type of person is an AI assistant “superuser”? The study offers some surprising insights.<p>The Verto Analytics report …

Amazon Echo

Siri still the most popular intelligent assistant, but usage down significantly, claims report

App analytics company Verto reports that while Siri remains the most popular intelligent assistant, fewer people are using it.<p>The company measures usage and popularity of voice-based IAs based on six different criteria, and says that five out of the six numbers are down year-on-year …<p>The key stat …

Apple

Apple’s Siri strategy isn’t brilliant, but it could be

No, I’m not talking about the strategy in which Apple rolls out a smart speaker years behind its competitors — the one that has left former Apple employees and the world at large confused as to why the wealthiest, most design-centric tech company in the world took so long to unveil HomePod.<p>I’m …

Google Assistant

Bixby, are you there? Samsung’s ambitious answer to Siri gets delayed indefinitely

Samsung is postponing the launch of an English version of Bixby, the virtual assistant that's supposed to play a starring role on the Galaxy S8 smartphone. <b>Bixby was originally going to arrive in late spring, but Samsung is no longer estimating a release date</b>. While the company is officially blaming …

Samsung

Digital Assistants’ Adoption: a Marathon not a Sprint!

Carolina Milanesi on July 5, 2017<p>Reading Time: 4 minutes<p>What a difference a year makes! Usually a statement we can make when looking at technology …

Google Assistant

How to use Siri Translate in iOS 11

Siri translation seems like the most obvious thing in the world. You probably already asked him/her the meaning of a foreign word, or how to say an English phrase in another language. Under iOS 11, though, this will actually work.<p>All you have to do is to ask Siri how to say something, and s/he will …

Apple

Even Siri gets sexually harassed all the time

There’s something about women’s voices — at least as far as the IT world is concerned. Numerous studies have found that they are perceived as less …

Chatbots

How iOS 14 will be Apple's smartest software ever

We've repeated this many times here before, but there are a few truisms that can be said for any future iPhone: it will have the fastest processor, the best camera and at least one unique feature you can't get on any other iPhone.<p>That's as true now as it will be in 2020. But it's time to add one …

Apple

iOS 11 hands-on: Here’s how it changes your iPhone

iOS 11 on the iPad introduces a brave new world of improved multitasking, dragging-and-dropping, and launching apps from a familiar dock. Yes, Apple saved the most substantive changes for its tablets , so it's tempting to overlook the enhancements on the iPhone side of things.<p>That would be selling …

iOS

The Long Case For Liberty SiriusXM

We view SIRI as an attractive monopoly in the satellite radio industry with strong organic unit growth, significant operating leverage, and low …

Stocks

This Is How Siri’s Translation Feature Works In iOS 11

We have seen a number of videos showing some of the new features coming to the iPhone and iPad with iOS 11.<p>Apple’s Siri will be getting a range of …

Apple

Why Samsung's Bixby Isn't a Siri Killer — And Might Never Be

Bixby has big dreams. Samsung’s ambitions for its new digital voice assistant are certainly far-reaching, and it has the potential to reach those …

Samsung

What each model of the iPhone added to the game

1/13<p>Original iPhone (2007): A true touchscreen interface<p>Okay, so you could actually say that the biggest feature of the original iPhone was “existing,” but that’s kind of a cop-out. What really set the device apart, though, and if you recall, what Steve Jobs spent most of his time showcasing, was a …

Apple

Lots of people dislike voice assistants. Blame Siri

Conversations with robots are still pretty crummy. Anyone who's had to bark at Alexa three times to turn off the lights knows this irritation quite well.<p>Now a new study from Adobe, released Thursday, provides some insights into how much folks use voice assistants and how much they like -- and …

Automation

iOS 11 Hands-on: Here’s How It Changes Your iPhone

iOS 11 on the iPad introduces a brave new world of improved multitasking, dragging-and-dropping, and launching apps from a familiar dock. Yes, Apple …

iOS

Is Siri a spy? - ERSU ABLAK

ERSU ABLAK >Is Siri a spy?<p>There is a very interesting debate about digital marketing among technology journalists these days. We are used to banners …

Turkey

iOS 11 and Accessibility – MacStories

Great overview by Steven Aquino on the Accessibility changes coming with iOS 11. In particular, he’s got the details on Type to Siri, a new option for keyboard interaction with the assistant:<p>Available on iOS and the Mac, Type to Siri is a feature whereby a user can interact with Siri via an …

iOS

Wring the most out of iOS with the best Siri commands

Artificial intelligence is the future. Companies such as Google and Microsoft are investing a lot of their resources in it. Apple is up against …

iOS

Can Siri learn to 'grasp' our metaphors?

We often describe abstract concepts with concrete language, such as grasping a rope and grasping an idea. New research could help Siri get these …

Siri is looking for its own personal assistant to stay current on events and culture

Jordan Kahn, 9to5Mac:<p>Apple is looking to hire a “Siri Event Maven” that will serve as Siri’s own personal assistant on events and pop culture …

Personal Assistants

This is the Algorithm That Lets Siri Understand Your Questions

Siri, Alexa, and other voice assistants use a complex set of algorithms to understand what questions they are being asked and provide an appropriate response.

Artificial Intelligence