Apple's Siri as Mom Video

Hilarious: What if your mom were as dependable as Siri?

By on May 8, 2015 at 3:51 PM.

Hilarious: What if your mom were as dependable as Siri?

Siri, Apple’s voice-activated virtual assistant that’s available on many devices including iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch, isn’t always as accurate as you’d want it to be, although it desperately tries to understand you. Apple is going to further improve Siri in future iOS releases, just as Google and Microsoft are constantly improving their own Siri alternatives, including Google Now and Cortana. While you’re waiting for Siri to become even better in helping you with daily chores, you can check out a hilarious new video that imagines what it would be like if your mom were as dependable as Siri. More →

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Apple Siri New Website

People still don’t know how to use Siri, but Apple wants to change that

By on April 9, 2015 at 8:15 PM.

People still don’t know how to use Siri, but Apple wants to change that

Without any advance warning, Apple suddenly revamped Siri’s page on its website late on Tuesday evening. The new page eliminates all the unnecessary descriptions of how Siri works and replaces them with actual suggestions of how to utilize the voice-controlled personal assistant. More →

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Best Siri Features

9 funny things Siri says about the Apple Watch

By on March 23, 2015 at 1:01 PM.

9 funny things Siri says about the Apple Watch

Apple’s virtual personal assistant Siri spawned a number of similar offerings from rivals including Samsung and Microsoft, and for good reason. While Apple’s Siri software was a bit shaky at launch, the potential for a game-changing interactive assistant solution was quite apparent, and Siri moves closer to realizing that goal every day.

Of course, the developers behind Siri also enjoy having a little fun from time to time, and they remind us constantly that Siri definitely has a sense of humor.

Now, the latest reminder comes as Apple — and Siri — prepare for the upcoming Apple Watch release. More →

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Siri Recording Voice Conversations

Busted: Apple’s license agreement confirms that Siri can share your information with third parties

By on March 13, 2015 at 2:14 PM.

Busted: Apple’s license agreement confirms that Siri can share your information with third parties

We all know that our data is only as safe as the devices we store it on, but we also like to think that the companies that build and sell those devices have a vested interest in our well-being. It’s a pipe dream, but one many of us hold on to, which is why the “revelation” that Apple is selling the voice data collected by Siri to third parties has angered the Internet. More →

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Apple Watch

Here’s how Siri will work on the Apple Watch

By on March 9, 2015 at 2:14 PM.

Here’s how Siri will work on the Apple Watch

When Tim Cook last September hinted that there was a lot more about the Apple Watch to discuss, he wasn’t kidding. Earlier today, Apple provided boatloads of new information about Apple’s soon to be released wearable.

During the course of today’s presentation, Apple’s Kevin Lynch demoed how users can activate Siri straight from their wrists. To do so, Apple Watch wearers can simply double tap the button located beneath the digital crown. Additionally, Lynch relayed that Siri on the Apple Watch can be activated via a “Hey Siri” command, a feature first unveiled with iOS 8.

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Siri Cortana Recording Conversations

Insider says Siri and Cortana have recorded every word you’ve ever said to them

By on February 25, 2015 at 10:45 AM.

Insider says Siri and Cortana have recorded every word you’ve ever said to them

We’ve written extensively about security concerns in recent weeks, but this might be the most shocking development yet. Reddit user FallenMyst posted on Tuesday that he had recently started a new job with a company called Walk N’Talk Technologies.

At his job, he is asked to listen back to seemingly random bits of audio and provides feedback on how they match with the text that the device outputs when translating the audio ‚ and you won’t believe where the audio comes from. More →

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Return Lost iPhone with Siri

One of Siri’s coolest tricks can help you quickly return a lost iPhone

By on January 27, 2015 at 3:30 PM.

One of Siri’s coolest tricks can help you quickly return a lost iPhone

Unless you’re the sort of person who keeps a lost iPhone you found in a bar — that’s still called stealing, by the way, and you might not get away with it — you can definitely try to return the device to the rightful owner  with the Find My iPhone functionality. The process is quite easy, and you don’t even have to unlock the phone to do it, as Siri can provide a more than helpful hand. More →

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Apple Siri Distracted Driving

Apple fights back against claims that Siri is distracting drivers

By on November 24, 2014 at 8:45 PM.

Apple fights back against claims that Siri is distracting drivers

Back in October, researchers from the University of Utah released findings which showed smartphone personal assistants weren’t much safer than texting while driving. They found hands-free technology to be distracting and overly-complex, harping on Siri specifically as one of the least intuitive methods of interacting with technology through voice commands. More →

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Cortana vs. Siri Commercial

Video: Cortana takes on Siri yet again in Microsoft’s new commercial

By on November 21, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

Video: Cortana takes on Siri yet again in Microsoft’s new commercial

Microsoft might not be able to compete with Apple when it comes to smartphone sales, but that isn’t stopping the PC giant from repeatedly claiming that its personal assistant is superior to Siri. In the latest commercial from Microsoft, Cortana and Siri have yet another conversation.

This time around, Cortana is curious to find out how Siri has changed since moving over to the iPhone 6 Plus. As expected, Siri’s answers are less than satisfying.

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Cortana vs. Google Now vs. Siri

Check out the 60 complex questions that confused Cortana more than Siri and Google Now

By on October 31, 2014 at 4:00 PM.

Check out the 60 complex questions that confused Cortana more than Siri and Google Now

The three main mobile operating systems all have their respective voice-based virtual assistants to help users with various tasks during the day. Apple’s Siri, Google’s Google Now and Microsoft’s Cortana have been compared in many tests since the latter was unveiled earlier this year, with most of them suggesting that all three assistants generally perform well, with Google Now having certain advantages when it comes to the things it can offer users, and Cortana being able to keep up with its older rivals. More →

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Siri: Features for Autism Patients

This incredible heartwarming story shows us how amazing Siri can be

By on October 20, 2014 at 1:24 PM.

This incredible heartwarming story shows us how amazing Siri can be

Siri, Google Now and Cortana are the three main voice-based virtual assistants available on competing mobile operating system from Apple, Google and Microsoft, respectively. While there’s fierce competition between them as each company tries to improve its own assistant solution and beat the others, there’s one way these advanced apps can help without necessarily having to be extremely accurate and fast.

For at least one autistic boy, Siri has become a best friend and a virtual companion that has all the time in the world to patiently answer all his queries, one way or another. More →

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Apple Pay Siri Functionality

Here’s one secret Apple Pay feature you didn’t see coming

By on October 14, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

Here’s one secret Apple Pay feature you didn’t see coming

Apple is about to rollout Apple Pay to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners, but also to 2014 Touch ID iPads (which will only get online shopping Apple Pay features), while certain older iOS devices will get Apple Pay support as soon as the Apple Watch is launched. Even though Apple Pay has been thoroughly explained, with a recent leaks revealing more details about how it’s supposed to work on iPhone 6 models, Bank Innovation has discovered a secret Apple Pay feature that wasn’t previously advertised. More →

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Google Now Siri Cortana Study

Which voice assistant is best for answering questions? If you guessed Siri, you’re wrong

By on October 9, 2014 at 1:39 PM.

Which voice assistant is best for answering questions? If you guessed Siri, you’re wrong

Depending on the type of smartphone or tablet you own, the chances are you’ll stick to one voice assistant app for answering your questions. If you have an Android, you’ll use Google Now. If you have an iPhone, you’ll use Siri. And if you have a Windows Phone, you’ll use the recently released Cortana. They’re all programmed to answer your questions as quickly and helpfully as possible, but which one of them is the best?

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