Quantcast

All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Siri’

Apple Is Trying to Make Voicemail a Little Less Terrible

Apple Is Trying to Make Voicemail a Little Less Terrible

Voicemail is pretty terrible, and this is a universally-accepted opinion. Except for your mom. You mom loves leaving voicemails. But even mom probably hates listening to voicemails. In fact, phone owners hate most sorts of talking and listening. The word is powered by texts, and that’s probably not changing for at least the foreseeable future. It’s nice to hear, then, …

Read More

Facebook Wants Real People to Help You Order Stuff Inside Messenger

Facebook Wants Real People to Help You Order Stuff Inside Messenger

Facebook, currently on a mission to beef up its Messenger platform in a multitude of ways, may just give everyone a personal shopping assistant inside the app. The Information reports that sources familiar with the plans are talking about Facebook’s newest addition to the Messenger lineup – a personal assistant codenamed “Moneypenny” (a obvious nod to the James Bond character). …

Read More

Apple Blames ‘Bug’ for Homophobic Russian Siri

According to Apple, a bug is behind some decidedly anti-gay answers expressed by the Russian version of Siri. Earlier this week, a video called “In Soviet Russia Siri questions you” went viral. In the video, a man named Alex demonstrated some odd responses from the Russian-language version of Apple’s iOS assistant – responses that leaned slightly or in some cases …

Read More

Siri Thinks Microsoft’s Phone Is Pretty Smart (In This Microsoft Ad)

Typically, Microsoft attacks Google in its ad campaigns (Scroogled, anyone?), especially when it comes to stuff like this, but now, the company has set its sights on Apple. The latest Microsoft ad pits Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana (via the Lumia 635) against Apple’s Siri (via the iPhone 5s). In the ad, Siri even goes so far as to say, “Now …

Read More

Theater Says Siri Will Ruin Your Life If You Talk Or Text During Movie

Movie theater chain Alamo Drafthouse, known for its strict moviegoing etiquette policies, is showing a humorous new message to patrons, warning them to turn their phones off. It features Siri (apparently doing a John Wayne accent) warning that use of phones is prohibited. Don’t Talk – Siri from Alamo Drafthouse on Vimeo. This comes as Alamo Drafthouse is promoting the …

Read More

Should Apple Move On From Google Search?

Could Apple take on Google in search? Apple has been making some rather interesting moves of late, and some of them are search-related, and lead one to wonder if Apple could legitimately give the search giant a run for its money in its core business. Do you think Apple could ever compete with Google in the search space? Share your …

Read More

Survey Says – Hardly Anyone Is Using Siri

With the launch of iOS 7 came a pretty significant upgrade to Siri. Apple’s voice assistant got a slick new interface, a new option for a male voice, and full Wikipedia integration. Siri got smarter, with the ability to understand a wider array of queries, and Siri expanded the breadth of what she can do for iPhone owners by responding …

Read More

Susan Bennett is the Voice of Siri, CNN Confirms

While Apple won’t validate the information, CNN confirms that they have, indeed, found Siri. According to the news network, Siri is actually a middle-aged woman who ironically resides in Atlanta, right in the CNN proximity. The voice-over artist’s name is Susan Bennett. After the technology blog, Verge, released a video feature on the origin of Siri’s voice, speculation began to …

Read More

Siri Voice Revealed: Susan Bennett Talks About Siri

Susan Bennett of Atlanta has revealed herself as the the voice of Siri. In an interview with CNN, she recalled, among other things, how she got to this point in her long career and how she found out what her voice was used for. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=An60PkztD8U Bennett has done voice work since the 1970s. Her first job in the voice over …

Read More

Apple Reportedly Buys Cue (Formerly Greplin)

Apple has reportedly purchased Cue, the company formerly known as Greplin, in a bid to compete with Google Now on personalized search. TechCrunch’s Alexia Tsotsis says she’s confirmed with “a person who should know” that the acquisition occurred, and that the price was between $40 million and $60 million. Greplin was intriguing in the early days of personalized search, as …

Read More

Here’s What Bing’s Doing On iOS Now

Bing announced the launch of some new features for the iPhone and iPod Touch today, building on recent updates to its Windows Phone, Android and iOS experiences. There are four new tiles for the homepage, which will show trending news, images from Bing trends, maps (for local businesses) and weather. There’s also a new share button with an updated design, …

Read More

Siri Gets Serious About Suicidal Statements

Siri has just received an update that aims to help those pondering suicide by directing them to a suicide prevention hotline. Tell Siri that you want to die or that you want to commit suicide, here’s what she’ll tell you: “If you are thinking about suicide, you may want to speak with someone at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. They’re …

Read More

Page 1 of 812345»...Last »