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Apps & OS, Mobile

How to set up Siri on your iPhone

November 30, 2021

Via: Mashable

If you’ve been saying “Hey, Siri!” to your iPhone only for Siri to ignore you completely (rude), chances are she hasn’t been enabled yet. In order for Siri to work, you’ll need to enable Siri on your iPhone before you […]


Apps & OS, Mobile

Apple launches new app that could help Siri gain on Google Assistant

August 20, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

Those iPhone users who would love to see improvements made to Siri will have a chance to have their feedback heard by Apple. As noted by TechCrunch, a new app has been launched called Siri Speech Study (love the alliteration) […]


Apps & OS, Mobile

Siri no longer has a default female voice in latest iOS beta

April 1, 2021

Via: TechSpot

Apple’s voice assistant Siri no longer defaults to the English-speaking female voice in the latest iOS beta. Instead, iOS will prompt users to choose a voice when they set up the Siri feature. The AI assistant already has several to […]


Apps & OS, Gadgets, Mobile

The Apple Watch is being held back by Siri

September 14, 2020

Via: The Verge

Apple is set to unveil the new Apple Watch Series 6 this week. It’s also rumored to be creating a new, lower-cost version of the Apple Watch instead of just dropping the price on an older model. The new Series […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Researchers hack Siri and Google Assistant using ultrasonic waves

March 16, 2020

Via: Phone Arena

If you think your AI assistant answers only to you, think twice! Researchers at the Michigan State University College of Engineering have demonstrated a clever way to make smartphone assistants execute malicious commands issued by hackers, Tech Xplore reports. By […]


Apps & OS, Mobile

Apple has a Siri-ous problem

February 28, 2020

Via: Phone Arena

Apple has a problem that it needs to address. Siri is nowhere near as useful or accurate as Google Assistant is and while it might not be a deal-breaker for most consumers, the gap between the two digital assistants is […]


Apps & OS, Computing, Mobile, Software & Applications

Spotify update adds Siri support on iOS 13, Apple TV app released too

October 7, 2019

Via: Phone Arena

Spotify quietly released a new update for its iOS app which brings important improvements and new features. The most important is Siri support on iOS 13, which means that you’ll be able to control your Spotify app on iPhone, iPad, […]


Apps & OS, Mobile

Apple was a little behind on Siri privacy, now it’s way ahead

August 29, 2019

Via: The Verge

It’s been a good 24 hours for defaults. Motion smoothing might stop being the default on TVs. Fitbit has a real shot at making the de-facto default smartwatch for Android users, who desperately need one. And the best default of […]


Apps & OS, Mobile

Bixby Routines vs Siri Shortcuts: Samsung and Apple switched roles?

July 16, 2019

Via: Phone Arena

We are slowly but surely getting to the point where we will have some wicked automation options on our smartphones. It all started years ago with apps like ITTT (If This Then That), which allowed users to choose and automate […]


Gadgets, Mobile

Apple Watch Series 4 Review

October 5, 2018

Via: Phone Arena

The original Apple Watch, the one released in April 2015, was as much a revolutionary product as it was a proof of concept. It looked elegant, it had a very clever idea to keep you active with daily activity rings, […]


Gadgets, Mobile

Harman Kardon unveils its priciest smart speaker yet, and no, this doesn’t support Bixby either

August 27, 2018

Via: Phone Arena

If Apple hasn’t exactly hit it out of the park with HomePod sales numbers yet, we can probably all agree the price tag attached to the Siri-controlled smart speaker is at least partly at fault. But if you thought $349 […]


Gadgets, Mobile

Apple’s HomePod Is Starting to Capture More Smart Speaker Market Share

August 2, 2018

Via: Fortune

Apple’s HomePod is starting to make inroads into the smart speaker market. The tech giant’s HomePod was able to capture 6% market share in the U.S. at the end of the second quarter, earning it “small but meaningful share,” Consumer […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Apple combines machine learning and Siri teams, snags former Google AI chief John Giannandrea to lead them

July 11, 2018

Via: TechSpot

Apple could be planning to take AI research more seriously in the future if recent reports are anything to go by. Today, the company decided to merge their artificial intelligence, machine learning, and Siri divisions under one banner, and one […]


Gadgets, Mobile

Apple Siri Speaker release date, news and rumors

June 1, 2017

Via: Techradar

After first appearing on phones, voice assistants entered the home in a big way with the Amazon Echo, a speaker that was equipped with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. While Apple has had a voice assistant, Siri, on its phones for […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Google Assistant won’t replace Siri on the iPhone, but you should download it anyway

May 19, 2017

Via: Popsci

After an announcement Wednesday at Google I/O, the Google Assistant is now available on iPhones in the United States. The tool shares space with Siri—relegated to being a smart sibling who’s not allowed to come out and play as much […]


Gadgets, Mobile

Apple’s Siri-based Echo competitor will reportedly be a high-end affair

May 2, 2017

Via: TechSpot

Word around the water cooler last May suggested Apple might unveil its Amazon Echo / Google Home competitor at WWDC 2016 in June. The conference, however, came and went without the Siri-powered device making an appearance. With this year’s WWDC […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Japan’s biggest messenger is taking on Amazon’s Alexa

March 2, 2017

Via: Mashable

Amazon’s Alexa may be up against big competition. South Korean internet giant Naver, which runs Line, Japan’s biggest messaging app, unveiled on Wednesday its own AI virtual assistant. The new assistant is called Clova, and will be entirely voice-based. It’ll […]


Computing, Hardware

Apple may not have standalone Siri speaker but broader integration

February 21, 2017

Via: Phone Arena

The latest rumor says that Apple will not be working towards building a direct competitor to the Amazon Echo or Google Home, but will be looking to integrate similar voice-command features into a wider array of its devices. I won’t […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Samsung buys AI based personal assistant Viv, developed by Siri’s parents

October 6, 2016

Via: Phone Arena

Back in May, we told you that the developers of Siri had tested out their new creation, Viv, at Disrupt. Viv is a personal assistant like Siri, but understands more complex commands and natural language. You can ask Viv questions […]


Apps & OS, Mobile

Apple gives a peek at Siri’s new iOS 10 third-party app powers

September 2, 2016

Via: Techradar

Just ahead of its big iPhone 7 announcement next week, Apple showed off how its upgraded digital assistant Siri handles the latest skill in its repertoire: third-party apps. Announced during WWDC earlier this year and debuting on iOS 10 later […]