Tag Archives: Siri

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’…

WWDC 2016 dates announced in unusual way

When is Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference being held this year? While we haven’t seen anything on Apple’s site about it, there’s a way you can find out: ask Siri. In an odd move, Siri is giving an exact response for WWDC 2016 before any other presented source. It looks like the conference will be held June 13 through June 17 in San Francisco….

Apple shares ‘The Kiss’ Apple TV ad, focusing on Siri Remote

Today Apple published an advertisement focused mainly on the fourth-generation Apple TV. In it’s latest ad, “The Kiss”, the new Apple TV is shown using the Siri Remote that comes with the set-top box. The ad features the popular HBO TV series Game of Thrones and shows the Apple TV Siri Remote being used to find content to watch, and rewind content. In…

Customer data required to be signed off by ‘privacy czars’

As we’ve all seen with the Apple vs. FBI case, Apple deeply believes in customer privacy and security. According to a piece written by Reuters, Apple can internally debate about privacy concerns for a very long time. Any collection of Apple customer data requires sign-off from a committee of three “privacy czars” and a top executive, according to…