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TiP Year in Review: First generation products, services, and more

2015 was a big year for Apple, the company unveiled a lot of new first-generation products, services, and accessories. There’s a lot to cover and this could easily become a long 3,000 word post (post edit: it is), but we’ll only be going over the essentials. Products Starting in March with Apple’s Spring Forward event, the company first started with…

This is why Siri is limited to 8 countries on Apple TV

If you are fortunate enough to live in the UK, US, Australia, Canada, Germany, France, Spain or Japan you’ll have Siri on your Apple TV fourth-generation. However, if you don’t live in those countries pressing the Siri button will bring up the search app on your Apple TV. In fact, outside of the countries listed above, the Siri remote is simply called…

Apple TV apps can now be searched within tvOS

Earlier, we mentioned that the first Apple TV units have began shipping in Australia and it seems that trend has moved its way over to the United States as some users are seeing shipment notifications now. And as Apple TV’s begin to ship, those who’ve been lucky enough to obtain a pre-release version of the Apple TV are now able to search for apps…

Apple to offer universal Search API for Apple TV Developers

During its ‘Hey Siri’ press event, Apple announced that it will be offering universal search from iTunes, Netflix, Hulu, Showtime, and HBO. However, Apple did not mention if this Siri search functionality will open up to more developers in the future, not until now. During an interview with Buzzfeed, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that there will be a…

‘Hey Siri’ will learn your voice by way of voice training in iOS 9

In the GM build of iOS 9 Apple has introduced voice training so Siri can better differentiate your voice when you invoke “Hey Siri.” On all current generation iPhones, you can use the “Hey Siri” function when your device is plugged into power. However, with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus you can use “Hey Siri” whether or not your device is plugged in or…

Apple is looking to improve Siri experience but without tracking us

Reuters says Apple is looking to significantly increase the number of artificial intelligence specialists it employs to help provide an overall better Siri experience. But, Apple is still committed to user privacy. As part of its push, the company is currently trying to hire at least 86 more employees with expertise in the branch of artificial…

Apple TV 4 will indeed be $149, reported universal search feature

Over the weekend, we reported that Apple was unsure on the price point of it’s upcoming Apple TV model. The executives were deciding wether it’d be $149 or $199. Today, Buzzfeed’s John Paczkowski has confirmed that the new Apple TV will be priced at $149. The new price point will be higher than the Apple TV 2 and Apple TV 3′s price point which was…