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This stagnant technology is what’s holding Siri back

Siri Performance
Over the past few years, Siri's functionality and reliability has improved by leaps and bounds. Not only is Siri's feature-set more expansive than ever, but it operates much more quickly and does a much better job at understanding and processing language. To this point, Medium last week published a fascinating and detailed profile on how Apple's advancements in the field of AI and machine learning have helped take Siri's performance to the next level. In fact, Siri Senior Director Alex Acero boasted that advancements in Siri's underlying technology has cut down the error rate "by a factor of two in all the languages" and "more than a factor of two in many cases."

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Yoni Heisler

August 28th

Apple

Barbra Streisand tells Jimmy Fallon about her beef with Siri

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We heard a few days ago that Barbra Streisand decided to pick up the phone and call none other than Tim Cook to demand a certain update in Siri. She wasn’t happy with the way Siri pronounces her name, and the Apple CEO obliged, letting her know that it’ll all be fixed come September 30th. Naturally, all tech blogs speculated that we’re going to get a new version of iOS on that date, likely the first iOS 10 release, though it would be a little late compared to Apple’s usual iOS rollout. But this isn’t about that at all. No, we’re just going to take a look at Streisand explaining the entire thing to Jimmy Fallon.

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Chris Smith

August 28th

Apple

You should absolutely listen to Siri describe every emoji on the iPhone

Siri Emoji Names
What were you planning on doing this evening? Having fun? Interacting with real human beings? Cancel all that, because here's a wonderfully comprehensive video of Siri describing every single emoji in words. The folks at Motor1 discovered that if you receive a message containing emoji while using Apple's CarPlay, Siri describes each individual emoji. So of course, the only logical thing to do was send a text containing every emoji in the book, set a camera to record, and enjoy.

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Chris Mills

August 3rd

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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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Filed under: iOS Devices Tagged: 911, Emergency, Hey Siri, iPhone saved life, Siri

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Ben Lovejoy

June 7th

Apple

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