The best Siri feature you’re not using

Uncategorized | Tuesday July 22 2014 12:20 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , ,

In an informal survey of iPhone users, a grand total of zero knew about this insanely handy Siri trick — which, bonus, might save your life.

The best Siri feature youre not using


The best Siri feature youre not using

The best Siri feature youre not using

The best Siri feature youre not using

The best Siri feature youre not using

The best Siri feature youre not using

The best Siri feature youre not using

2014 Honda Civic hits the lot with built-in Siri

Uncategorized | Thursday December 5 2013 3:46 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , ,

2014 Honda Civic hits the lot with built-in Siri

Siri Eyes Free in action.

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iPhone owners who pick up a 2014 Honda Civic will be able to chat with Siri without taking their hands off the wheel or their eyes off the road.

Siri will be a key ingredient of Honda’s new Display Audio in-car technology when the Civic goes on sale Wednesday, the automaker has announced. Drivers with Bluetooth-connected iPhones will be able to activate (more…)

Honda 2014 Civic goes eyes-free with Siri

Uncategorized | Friday November 29 2013 9:57 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , ,

Honda 2014 Civic goes eyes-free with Siri

Siri Eyes Free in action.

(Credit: James Martin/CNET)

iPhone owners who pick up a 2014 Honda Civic will be able to chat with Siri without taking their hands off the wheel or their eyes off the road.

Siri will be a key ingredient of Honda’s new Display Audio in-car technology when the Civic goes on sale Wednesday, the automaker has announced. Drivers with Bluetooth-connected iPhones will be able to activate (more…)

Apple could smarten up Siri using crowdsourcing

Uncategorized | Sunday November 10 2013 7:00 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , ,

Apple could smarten up Siri using crowdsourcing

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Apple device users who are frustrated when Siri fails to answer a question may one day be able tap into the crowd to get a better response.

The Apple patent application “Crowd sourcing information to fulfill user requests,” published Thursday by the US Patent and Trademark Office, envisions a few ways to help Siri when it comes up empty.

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How to talk to Siri the right way

Uncategorized | Tuesday August 20 2013 4:11 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , ,

How to talk to Siri the right way

Siri is best when you take advantage of her iOS-integration features, like setting reminders and sending text messages.

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Siri has been a controversial figure (non-corporeal though she may be) since she made her debut nearly two years ago, adding much-needed voice-powered automation to iOS but sparking controversy over her limited capabilities and problems recognizing accents.

In fact, to (more…)

Low-cost iPhone may dump Siri, says analyst

Uncategorized | Friday August 9 2013 1:44 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , ,

Low-cost iPhone may dump Siri, says analyst

Could this be Apple 's low-cost iPhone ?

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Buyers of Apple ‘s much-rumored low-cost iPhone might not be able to chat with Siri.

Reportedly named the 5C, the cheaper iPhone may jettison certain features, such as Siri, forecasts analyst Gene Munster in an investors note released Monday night. Unveiled in 2011, Apple ‘s voice assistant doesn’t support prior phones such as the iPhone (more…)

Apple’s Siri gets new voices, display, and actions

Uncategorized | Thursday June 6 2013 2:18 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , ,

Apples Siri gets new voices, display, and actions

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Apple lands in Chinese court to battle Siri patent suit

Uncategorized | Tuesday March 26 2013 10:49 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , ,

Apple lands in Chinese court to battle Siri patent suit

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Apple is now squaring off against another legal adversary in China.

The iPhone maker appeared today at a Shanghai court hearing for a case in which it’s accused of copying the voice-recognition software used for Siri, AFP reported.

Shanghai-based Zhizhen Network Technology has charged Apple with patent infringement, claiming that it holds the rights to the software in question.

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AirDock: Activate Siri with the power of air pressure

Uncategorized | Tuesday February 26 2013 3:09 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , ,

AirDock: Activate Siri with the power of air pressure

A prototype of the AirDock.

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Driving and smartphones don’t mix well. While you can get a lot done using voice commands with Siri on your iPhone , you still have to activate her. If you’re driving, that can take valuable seconds away from paying attention to the road. The AirDock Kickstarter project is looking to make Siri air-activated rather than fingertip-activated.

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How to trick Siri into using Google Maps

Uncategorized | Monday December 17 2012 8:19 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , ,

How to trick Siri into using Google Maps

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Much has been made of the general suckyness of Apple Maps, but, hey, we’re stuck with it, right? If you ask Siri for directions, that’s gonna be her go-to app.

Turns out it doesn’t have to be. As discovered by JailbreakNation, there’s a simple way to trick Siri into using Google Maps for directions. Sort of.

All you do ask for directions like you normally would, but tack on “via transit.” (more…)

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