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  • 16 things you should know how to do with Siri

    Posted April 25, 2014 - 3:18 pm

    If you're not doing these 16 things, you probably don't use Siri as much as you could or should.
  • Good luck getting Her attention until after the Oscars [CARTOON]

    Posted January 31, 2014 - 7:10 am

    Don’t be surprised if Siri is too busy to answer your questions anytime soon
  • Apple's rumored PrimeSense buy may open Siri's eyes

    Posted November 19, 2013 - 4:39 pm

    For years, technologies like Apple's Siri and Google's Google Now have been flying blind, awoken by the spoken command of their users. If Apple acquires PrimeSense, perceptual computing may finally open its eyes.
  • The Weekly Hash - May 3, 2013

    Posted May 3, 2013 - 11:28 am

    Tip-toeing through the tulips of topical tech tales
  • The Weekly Hash - April 12, 2013

    Posted April 12, 2013 - 10:56 am

    Reviewing the week’s top tech stories, today featuring Austin getting hipper, NASA getting Armageddony and T-Mobile getting more desperate
  • Inside Siri's brain: The challenges of extending Apple's virtual assistant

    Posted April 9, 2013 - 2:21 pm

    The switch to a voice-based interface is going to be a hard one, with plenty of obstacles along the way; still, I look forward to the day when I will finally be able to stop typing on my devices and start communicating with them.
  • Siri vs. Google Search

    Posted February 27, 2013 - 8:41 am

    Siri isn't the only speech-recognizing search-assistant available on the iPhone... and it may not even be the best one.
  • Reminders: how to quickly schedule tasks on your Mac

    Posted January 19, 2013 - 8:05 am

    I've written about--and even made videos about--the Reminders app before. While the app, built-in to both iOS and Mountain Lion, isn't as feature-rich as many third-party to-do list apps, I appreciate its simple iCloud syncing, Siri integration, and cross-device ubiquity.
  • Audiovox brings aftermarket Siri to your car

    Posted January 12, 2013 - 8:55 am

    Are you desperately craving Siri-integration in your vehicle, but you don't want to go out and buy a new Chevy Spark or Sonic?
  • The Weekly Hash - December 14, 2012

    Posted December 14, 2012 - 12:01 pm

    A silly review of tech stories from this past week, today featuring the pope tweeting, a $30,000 TV and job openings for pot smoking IT professionals
  • The Weekly Hash - November 9, 2012

    Posted November 9, 2012 - 11:09 am

    Examining, deconstructing and laughing at this week’s top tech stories, today featuring Priceline, Siri and Oprah
  • Google unveils free Siri rival for iPhone, iPad

    Posted November 3, 2012 - 7:25 am

    Hey, Siri, you better look behind you. Google on Tuesday upgraded its Google Search app for the iPhone and iPad, giving the feature a voice search functionality that poses a challenge to Apple's Siri.
  • Hands on with iOS 6: Siri

    Posted September 22, 2012 - 7:03 am

    Your favorite virtual assistant now knows a lot more than it ever did before. Beyond merely knowing answers to more kinds of questions, Siri in iOS 6 gains new functionality, simplifies some common tasks, and provides more useful results, too. And, for the first time, Siri in iOS 6 works on the iPad as well--provided the iPad in question is a third-generation model or newer.
  • Siri, meet Nina

    Posted August 7, 2012 - 2:07 pm

    Nuance Communications Monday introduced Nina, a virtual speech assistant that companies can add to iOS and Android mobile apps.
  • Siri can't beat Google search (yet)

    Posted July 2, 2012 - 10:34 am

    Piper Jaffray Analyst Gene Munster grades Google accuracy as B+ but Siri gets a D.
  • Why you should be excited about iOS 6

    Posted June 16, 2012 - 7:41 am

    In case you missed it, Apple had a little media event yesterday. Of course, I kid. Yesterday was the keynote presentation at Apple's WWDC (Worldwide Developer Conference) and it has dominated tech news for the last week.--including the obligatory unveiling of all things magical, like iOS 6.
  • 5 'Evil Siri' videos that may make you chuckle

    Posted June 16, 2012 - 7:05 am

    You're likely familiar with the wealth of online content that pokes fun at Apple's Siri, the virtual personal assistant feature on the iPhone 4S. There's even a genre that imagines the dark side of Siri, nodding to the Terminator mentality that someday the world really will be taken over by computers. Check out these fun videos that portray Siri as a dark force -- even Apple fans have to admit the concept can be humorous.
  • iOS 6 features you might have missed

    Posted June 16, 2012 - 7:03 am

    On Monday, Apple offered the first glimpse of iOS 6 during the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote. Though the updated mobile operating system won't arrive until sometime this fall, it's never too early to start drooling over the new features. We already covered the flagship features of iOS 6--like seriously updated Siri, majorly overhauled Maps, and systemwide Facebook integration--so here's a look at some cool features coming in iOS 6 that you may have missed.
  • Anonymous Sprint employee apparently leaks Samsung Galaxy S III training videos

    Posted June 16, 2012 - 7:01 am

    Samsung last month launched its latest smartphone--the Galaxy S III, which features a 4.8-inch super AMOLED screen (with a resolution of 1280 pixels by 720 pixels), a quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and an 8GB camera. The phone also has NFC technology built in, and contains a MicroSD card slot that allows users to expand the memory.
  • Siri to get new features, iPad support with iOS 6

    Posted June 11, 2012 - 3:41 pm

    Apple had plenty to say about Siri, its voice-driven personal assistant, during the company's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote Monday. Siri will have a starring role in iOS 6, the next version of the operating system that powers the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. And it's moving beyond just the iPhone 4S to the latest version of Apple's iPad.
  • BYOD oops: IBM bans Apple Siri

    Posted May 23, 2012 - 9:57 am

    IBM has a Bring Your Own Device policy, but says no to Siri because all questions and answers are stored offsite.
  • BYOD oops: IBM bans Apple Siri

    Posted May 23, 2012 - 9:57 am

    IBM has a Bring Your Own Device policy, but says no to Siri because all questions and answers are stored offsite.
  • Apple's iOS 6 to bring Siri to iPad?

    Posted May 19, 2012 - 7:50 am

    iOS 6, internally codenamed Sundance, could bring Siri to the iPad at last.
  • Google Knowledge Graph: The birth of a Siri rival?

    Posted May 19, 2012 - 7:47 am

    On the surface, Google's Knowledge Graph seems like just another search feature, but connect the dots and it could become the brains behind a Siri-like virtual assistant.
  • Siri and Apple iPhone4S called serious data hogs

    Posted January 9, 2012 - 12:27 pm

    OTT, or Over The Top, is the term wireless carriers use to describe device data traffic, such as streaming video. Siri may be the newest OTT bandwidth hog

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