All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Siri’

John Malkovich Stars In Two New iPhone 4S Commercials

A little over a month ago, Apple took its advertising in a new direction by doing something they rarely do: using celebrities to sell Apple products. They released two Siri-centric ads for the iPhone 4S, one with Samuel L. Jackson planning a date night, and Zooey Deschanel planning a day in. For all that the move was unusual for Apple, …

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iPad’s Dictation Feature Coming To Mountain Lion, New Macs?

The theme of the last year’s release of OS X 10.7 Lion was “back to the Mac.” The update introduced several features to OS X that had proven useful and popular on the iOS platform. The upcoming release of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion appears to be continuing that trend. Several major features of iOS – some of which were …

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IBM Blocks Siri Over Security Concerns

The rise of the consumer smartphone has presented a host of difficulties for the business world. Quite apart from savaging the market share of the once-dominant BlackBerry, the iPhone and Android have presented problems for business owners whose employees don’t want to carry separate devices for work and for personal use. This has caused concerns over both device deployment and …

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Samsung’s S-Voice Leaked Onto the Web

When the new version of Flipboard was leaked from a preview version of the upcomming Samsung Galaxy S III, the members of the XDA Developers forums were excited, but wondered why Samsung’s exclusive S-Voice software hadn’t been leaked as well. This weekend, the hackers at the XDA Developers forums came through again, leaking S-Voice S-Voice is Samsung’s new answer to …

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Apple Seeks Dismissal Of Siri Lawsuit

Back in March we brought you news that a class action lawsuit had been filed against Apple over Siri, the personal assistant software that has been one of Apple’s main selling points for the iPhone 4S. The suit, brought by Frank M. Fazio of Brooklyn, New York, accused Apple of false advertising in commercials that show off Siri’s capabilities. Specifically, …

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iCloud Getting Major Upgrades At WWDC 2012

With Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference kicking off in San Francisco in less than a month, rumors are starting to swirl about what will be unveiled this year. The conference has traditionally served as the forum for Apple’s announcement of new iPhones, but with the late launch of last year’s iPhone 4S pushing back the release schedule for the next …

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Apple Fixes Siri’s “Best Smartphone” Problem

On Friday we brought you a humorous bit of news about Siri, the personal assistant software on the iPhone 4S. It seems that someone discovered that if you asked Siri what the best smartphone ever is, she would tell you it was the Nokia Lumia 900. Of course, strictly speaking it wasn’t Siri saying that the Lumia 900 was the …

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Siri is in Love With the Nokia Lumia

So you have probably heard by now that Siri will answer “Nokia Lumia” when prompted with the question “What’s the best smartphone ever?” The story is being covered by tech magazines and fan blogs all over the internets. Many are taking this as an affirmation that the iPhone is substandard and even they are admitting it. As TWN said, “It’s …

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iTV Is Real, Comes With Siri And FaceTime [RUMOR]

Apple’s HDTV is real, and includes Siri and FaceTime, according to a recent report. The TV is currently in the prototype phase, and is being prepared for a market release later this year. Citing an anonymous source, CultofMac is reporting that Apple’s new TV closely resembles the company’s current line of LED Cinema Displays, except on a much larger scale. …

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This iPhone 5 Will Self-Destruct In 3…2…1

Speculation surrounding the upcoming iPhone (iPhone 5…6? New new iPhone?) is unsurprisingly furious. Rumors have been flying around about a liquidmetal body, a thinner touchscreen, and larger display, and even a redesigned home button. The newest feature that might grace the new iPhone blows all of those out of the water. Don’t worry about losing your next-gen device, because chances …

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Siri For Dummies Has The Low-Down On All Those Easter Eggs

Like any woman, Siri’s heart is a vast and complex landscape that’s unable to be fully understood by a large portion of the population. But unlike a real woman’s heart, there is now a For Dummies guide to Siri. Yep, for those of you who want to get the most out of your personal voice assistant and have yet to …

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English, Siri, Do You Speak It?

Has anyone fired Siri yet? Or are you all still relying on Apple’s voice assistant that debuted alongside the iPhone 4S last fall? Our relationship is complicated, to say the least. Let’s just say that I’m evaluating my options and determining whether or not I really need Siri in my life. I told her that I was questioning our relationship, …

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