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Apple’s digital helper, Siri, needs help

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In the face of stiff competition from Android, Apple continued its push to make the Siri digital assistant useful to a large chunk of its users at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) this week. But will it be enough? Siri, Apple’s intelligent voice-activated digital assistant, has been around for a long time, since it was first introduced in 2011 with the iPhone 4s. But it’s still not widely used, according to a survey conducted by Fluent, an advertising technology company. Fluent engages in “performance marketing,” which requires an iPhone user, for example, to respond directly to an ad.

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FoxNews.com

June 16th

Apple

Mobile

The Apple TV finally has a chance to be a gaming platform

Apple TV   Immersive games require a serious controller and the Apple TV Siri Remote is not a serious controller. Yet until recently Apple required game developers to fully support the Siri Remote for all games, which is likely one of the reasons developers haven’t fully embraced the platform. Gaming was key to the original pitch for the latest generation of the Apple TV. But so… Read More

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Matt Burns

June 15th

Gadgets

How Siri works in iOS 10 for third-party apps: Rich integration with six kinds of application

Siri unlocks a new dimension of functionality in iOS 10, allowing third-party apps to integrate inline into the Siri voice assistant experience. Any developer integration expands utility of Siri dramatically but it’s important to note the limitations of the system Apple announced.

For iOS 10.0, the Siri API will only work with six kinds of application: ride booking (think Uber), messaging, Photo Search (find photos and videos in a particular app), payments (‘Send $100 to John with SquareCash’), VoIP Calling (e.g: Skype) and Workouts (for starting health and fitness activities) …

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Filed under: AAPL Company, iOS, iOS Devices, Tech Industry Tagged: iOS 10, messages, payments, ride booking, Siri

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Benjamin Mayo

June 14th

Apple

Mac

Ahead of WWDC, Siri spotted talking about the ‘Finder’ (Siri for Mac incoming?)

Siri is widely expected to make up a big part of Monday’s WWDC keynote (alongside iOS 10, macOS 10.12 and more) but it seems like it is already inadvertently tipping the hat on what is going to be announce. Brian Roemelle found that by asking the voice assistant about “windows” on his phone, Siri would start referencing the “Finder” app in its responses.

Obviously, iOS doesn’t have a Finder app but OS X does. It seems like Siri is unintentionally leaking the unveiling of Siri for Mac ahead of schedule, or perhaps even a brand new Finder app for iOS 10 …

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Filed under: iOS Devices Tagged: Finder, iOS, Mac, SDK, Siri, Siri for Mac, voice, Voice Assistant

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Benjamin Mayo

June 11th

Apple

Mac

WWDC 2016 preview: How to watch & what to expect at Apple’s event on Monday

What will Apple unveil at its event this Monday, June 13 to kick off WWDC 2016? Below we roundup the latest reports along with some of our own information on what Apple is currently planning for the keynote.

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Filed under: Apple TV, Apps, iOS, Mac Tagged: 10.12, Apple pay, iOS 10, iPhone 7, June 13, keynote, MacOs, Monday, roundup, Siri, what to expect, what's new, WWDC 2016

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Jordan Kahn

June 10th

Apple

Mac

Siri can now search movies and TV shows from Bravo, E!, SyFy, and USA on Apple TV

If you have the new Apple TV, you can now use Siri or the Search app to find movies and TV shows from four more channels: Bravo, E!, SyFy, and USA. Apple TV only gained apps for Brave, E!, and SyFy two weeks ago so Apple’s turnaround time for adding universal search support is notably fast.

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Zac Hall

June 10th

Apple

Mac

Mother uses Hey Siri to call ambulance while performing CPR on 1-year-old daughter

An Australian mother used the Hey Siri function of her iPhone 6s to call for an ambulance while performing CPR on her 1-year-old daughter who had stopped breathing.

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Ben Lovejoy

June 7th

Apple

Mac

Survey finds that 98% have used Siri, but only 3% do so in public due to embarrassment [Poll]

A survey by Creative Strategies found that while almost all American iPhone users have at least tried Siri, only 3% have ever used it in public. The firm expresses surprise at the apparent reason for this.

With public usage as low as 3% for iPhone users, it seems users are still uncomfortable talking to their devices. Even more fascinating is this happens in the US where consumers are accustomed to talking loudly on phones in public.

Highest usage of Siri was, unsurprisingly, in the car, where it hit 62%. Use at home averaged 39% across all the voice assistants surveyed, falling to just 1.3% at work where both the embarrassment factor and a desire not to disturb others likely combine …

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Ben Lovejoy

June 6th

Apple

Mac

OS X 10.12 & Mac: What will Apple show off for Mac at WWDC 2016?

Apple’s WWDC 2016 will be light on new hardware announcements this year, but that will give the company plenty of stage time to show off big new releases on the software side. Siri for Mac, a Siri SDK for developers, an Apple Music and iTunes refresh, Touch ID features, and possibly a first look at new Macs, Apple has a lot of interesting in-development projects it could show off for Macs and OS X 10.12 at WWDC 2016. Below we roundup the rumored features for the next release of Apple’s Mac operating system and explore some of the possible new hardware we might see at the event later this month.

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Jordan Kahn

June 3rd

Apple

Mac

Opinion: Siri should be interconnected between devices before an SDK is released

When Siri originally launched on the iPhone a little over four years ago, we postulated that it would be a world-changing event. A personal assistant in our pockets that could handle real-world requests felt like the future. When it launched onto the Apple Watch, it was described as potentially being the quickest and most fun way to interact with the wearable. Then when it came to  the Apple TV, it became the fastest way to disseminate the content you want to watch across multiple apps.

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Greg Barbosa

May 31st

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