Tag Archives: Siri

Bloomberg: Apple’s Amazon Echo competitor now being prototyped

The first tidbits about Apple’s alleged Amazon Echo competitor were around the time of WWDC back in May. Then, the reports began to dwindle and we haven’t heard much sense. Now, Bloomberg is reporting that the product is now in early prototyping stages and is being tested outside of Apple’s labs. The report says work on the product began over two…

Apple execs go in-depth on machine learning, Siri improvements, and palm rejection with Apple Pencil

Apple is known to lack in its ability to detect your device lifestyle and Siri in its current state clearly shows that. However, in iOS 10, Apple is moving forward with machine learning, differential privacy, and an improved Siri. Today, Steven Levy at Backchannel got the chance to interview a few Apple execs that took a behind-the-scenes look at Apple’s…

Siri references ‘Finder’ ahead of WWDC on Monday

With a few more days before WWDC, Siri was spotted referencing an app named ‘Finder’ (via Brian Roemelle). Siri itself is supposed to play a huge role in the upcoming keynote, and such references could lead us to believe that Siri is indeed coming to the Mac. Obviously, Finder on iOS doesn’t exist but it does on OS X. This could mean Siri is either…

Acquisition of VocalIQ shows how Apple could improve Siri

Apple is rumored to be readying a Siri SDK this summer. However, beyond opening up Siri to developers, Apple may be looking into improving Siri’s vocal recognition and ability to hold a conversation. Last year, Apple purchased British intelligent assistant developer VocalIQ, a service that aims to create conversations. Business Insider was able to…

Apple to soon release Siri SDK to compete with Amazon Echo

Via The Information, Apple is working on a Siri SDK which will have Amazon Echo-like functionality to its platforms. As of right now, Siri is locked down and only works with Apple’s native apps with a few exceptions (OpenTable and Shazam). This report says the iPhone maker is developing a Siri SDK to allow third-party app developers access to the…

Dock icon for Siri spotted before official launch in OS X 10.12

Siri has been rumored to be coming to the Mac for a while now, and as of late, it seems like more and more of a reality versus a rumor. It’s been previously reported that Siri will have its own menubar icon in OS X 10.12. But, Siri may now get its own dock icon in the upcoming release, (via MacRumors). According to the report, there will be a ‘Siri’…