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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Siri’

Bing Talks New Siri Integration

As previously reported, Apple unveiled some new Siri features for iOS 7 today at its Worldwide Developers Conference. Among them is some new Bing integration, which will see Bing delivering web results when people search with Siri, and it doesn’t have a direct answer for the user. Bing Corporate Vice President Derrick Connell took to the Bing blog this afternoon …

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Siri Gets More Knowledge Graph-Like With Wikipedia, Bing

While demonstrating iOS 7 at the Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced some new Siri features. Among them, integration of Bing web search results. Siri has a new interface, and even a new male voice. It now understands more types of commands, such as: “Play last voicemail” “Increase brightness” “What is John Appleseed saying?” “Tell me about surfing” “What are the …

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New iOS 6.1 Adds Fandango Movie Purchasing To Siri’s Capabilities

Back in November, developers who were beta testing Apple’s iOS 6.1 indicated that in the then upcoming version of Apple’s operating system, Siri would let users purchase movie tickets through Fandango. Now, Apple has released the iOS update to all users. Sure enough, Fandango has announced the functionality. Here’s a bit from Fandango’s announcement: iOS 6.1 makes it convenient to …

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Siri May Be Getting Wittier, as Apple Hunts for a Writer

When Apple first launched Siri, iOS’ personal voice assistant, usefulness and functionality took a back seat to “omg a robot is saying funny stuff to me,” at least with a lot of users. We quickly discovered that Siri had quite a few easter eggs, hidden responses that could be elicited with certain queries. Open the pod bay doors, Siri… It …

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Parents Are Increasingly Naming Their Babies After Apple Products

Pregnancy and parenting site BabyCenter looked a a sample of 450,000 babies born in 2012 and found that some Apple-related names are on the rise. While these name didn’t crack the top ten for either sex, they definitely saw significant gains this year. The name “Apple” saw its popularity increase by 15% this year for girls (that’s a jump of …

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You May Soon Have Siri And Apple Maps On Your Mac

It appears that Apple is expanding some of its iOS services to the Mac ecosystem in a forthcoming version of Mac OS X. Apple blog 9to5Mac is reporting, citing reliable sources, that early builds of OS X 10.9, expected to launch next year, include Siri and Maps integration. The Siri integration, according to the report, would be similar to that …

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Google Shows Siri How To Get Answers Quickly

Last week, Google launched its enhanced voice search on iOS, going head to head with Apple’s Siri. Some iOS users may be wondering which one they should be using to get the best experience from their devices. With the following video, Gizmodo set out to find out. It looks like in most cases (at least the cases on display here), …

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Siri Gets Movie Ticket Purchasing In Upcoming iOS Update

When Apple launched iOS 6, it came with some enhancements to Siri. Amont those enhancements were the ability to get Siri to bring up movie reviews and showtimes. In an update to the operating system, iOS 6.1, Siri will go a step further in the movies department. According to a report from 9to5Mac, which cites developers who are beta testing …

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It’s Not Google Maps, But Google Has A New Search App For iOS (With Enhanced Voice Search)

Google has launched a new Google Search app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, complete with enhanced voice search, leading many to draw comparisons to Apple’s own Siri. “When you have a question, finding the answer should be effortless—wherever you are and whatever device you’re using,” says Google Search engineer Kenneth Bongort. “The new Google Search app for iPhone and …

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These Two Hires May Mean More Competition For Google

A couple of Google’s chief rivals have just made significant hires that may help them better compete with the Internet giant. Apple has hired William Strasior to run Siri, according to Kara Swisher at All Things D. Apple has already been making moves to improve Siri, and the hiring of Strasior has major implications for the direction Apple takes the …

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Martin Scorsese Siri Ad Gets Another Parody (Funny Or Die Style)

It was inevitable that the Apple commercial for its iPhone 4S, featuring Martin Scorsese using Siri in the back of a taxi cab, would conjure up images from Scorsese’s classic Taxi Driver, especially considering that in the film there was a scene where Scorsese himself was riding in the back of a cab. Now there’s a parody of the commercial …

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Google’s Siri Comes To iPhone And iPad

If you have an iPhone and were hoping to have another search assistant that talks back to you, Google has you covered. As one of a handful of search announcements this week, Google announced that its new and improved voice search, announced for Android at Google I/O is coming soon to iOS (4.2+). “Often the most natural way to ask …

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