Tag Archives: Siri

Siri creators working on new virtual assistant

When Apple added Siri to the iPhone 4s in 2011, it became a very well known natural language virtual assistant. Siri started as an app, and was acquired by Apple in 2010. Now Siri’s inventors are working on a new offering with big aspirations. They have formed Viv Labs, and are creating a new virtual assistant, aptly named Viv. As would be expected…

New patent describes Siri for OS X

Although Siri may not come to OS X Yosemite, the digital assistant could be coming to the Mac fairly soon. The US Patent and Trademark Office has published a patent by Apple that describes their implementation of Siri for the desktop environment. If this patent were applied directly to OS X, Siri would take on and replace the current voice dictation…

5 of my favorite iOS 8 features – Mallorie’s choices

  Since having iOS 8 beta 1 and 2 from initial launch, I have found several features in the new iOS that make my user experience tons better. Overall, iOS 8 is by far my favorite iOS to date, bringing in many features that have been long overdue. I think users will be very pleased with how Apple has integrated these new features into their iOS….

5 ways Apple could improve iOS 8 before the official release

Craig Federighi took the stage at WWDC on Monday to announce iOS 8, the next major version of Apple’s mobile operating system. To much surprise, there were quite a few improvements made this time around with features like Interactive Notifications and 3rd party keyboard support. I’ve spent the week running iOS 8 full-time, and there are quite a few nice…

Apple adds additional features to Siri in iOS 8

  Apple announced many new features in iOS 8 at WWDC on Monday, Siri being one of them. Updates to Siri are not uncommon; Apple is known to add new features to Siri every year when announcing their new iOS software. Some new Siri features in iOS 8 include… Hey, Siri When you plug in your iPhone, you will now be able to activate Siri…

What to expect from Apple at WWDC next week

  Next week Apple will host its annual Worldwide Developers Conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Apple CEO Tim Cook’s keynote speech will start at 10 a.m. Pacific time on June 2 and if you click here, you will be able to watch it live. However, if you want to watch along, you’ll need Safari 4 or later on OS X 10.6 or later;…

5 iOS 7 tips & tricks you might have missed

  When iOS 7 launched last fall, many iOS users only noticed the cosmetic changes that the new OS entailed along with some of the other major new features, such as faster processors, improved camera tweaks, and Touch ID. However, Apple did more than what meets the eye. Some of the minor changes Apple made are worth mentioning as well and many of…

Siri glitch allows iOS 7.1.1 lock screen bypass

Egyptian hacker Shefif Hashim has discovered a glitch in Siri that allows iOS 7.1.1 users to bypass your iPhone’s lock screen. In a Youtube video, Hashim went through the hack step by step. First attempting unsuccessfully to unlock the device with his fingerprint, he asked Siri to open Contacts, and was again prompted to unlock his device. At this point…

Apple can do so much more with Siri

Ever since Apple launched Siri with the iPhone 4s, I’ve been one of the naysayers of the technology, claiming that it’s a gimmick, and I still believe that Siri isn’t very functional. Sure, I do appreciate being able to quickly set an alarm, or send a text while I’m doing something else, but I still think the technology is a little gimmicky. And while I…