As Apple prepares for the launch of iOS 8 and other Apple products across the globe during September this year, it plans to also update Siri with a wide range of language support to act as a perfect virtual assistant people of any dialect can depend on. Apple Jobs page has listed a number of openings for Siri Language Engineers who are “highly motivated and an expert in foreign languages with strong software development skills.” Read More
Siri, the digital assistant on iPhone, can be a very powerful and useful tool. However, it takes a little bit of time not just to get used to it but also to understand the many different ways that it can make our day to day lives easier. One thing that most people don’t know is that the more you use Siri the better it understands you. It learns the accent and nuances of your voice and is therefore more able to help you. From sending emails to getting directions, here are 10 ways to make the most of Siri. Read More
Today, Apple announced an update to how Siri is activated. Previously, you had to tap and hold your home button to activate Siri, but with the update you will now be able to launch it simply by saying, “Hey, Siri”. This will allow hands-free access to the service. Read More
The new update for Apple’s Podcast App allows users to use voice command for Podcasts using Siri integration. It also supports the new CarPlay mode for in-vehicle entertainment systems using either the physical or touchscreen console controls. Simple voice controls like “Play Podcasts” to start playing the list or just naming the Pod with the prefix “Play” would play the Pod or Station labeled accordingly. This hands free option is good during the in vehicle operation and supplements the latest launch – CarPlay. It gives podcasts a reach to car infotainment system that iOS 7 now offers through CarPlay. Read More
According to a report by The Information, Apple is developing a revamped version of Siri that will interconnect and link to other third party Apps. So far, Apple has made deals with services like Yelp and OpenTable for Siri integration, but apparently, Apple aims to eventually make Siri compatible with every third party application. Read More
With iOS 7, Siri is now more intelligent and helpful. It’s now got the ability to work with more controls including toggling settings, integrates with Twitter and Wikipedia and also features two new male and female voices. Siri also sports a brand new design now and you will now be able to know when Siri is listening to you with the new audio waves that are displayed. Read More
For those users who don’t get along with their keyboards or have a difficult relationship with Siri, here is a tool which lets you write with a flourish of a finger. Use Your Handwriting does exactly what it says: you can write messages and notes in your own handwriting, as bad as it may be. Just tap to add a new note across ten categories – ranging from work to holiday – and write as much as you like and as quickly as you can. You can e-mail these notes and even tweet or “share” them on Facebook. Read More
Apple’s cofounder Steve Wozniak recently spoke about how is entire life is now surrounded via Apps and he also clearly mentioned what he would like to see in Siri. Steve wants Siri to start speaking the language of the Apps so someone can instantly say for example – “Open Amazon and search for books” or something like that. We are pretty certain that Apple is already working on it, but it’s great to hear it from Woz himself. So check out the video above.