Apple is today releasing iOS 14.5 that brings with it support for unlocking compatible iPhones using an Apple Watch, new emojis, Siri improvements, redesigned Podcasts app, and much more.
Siri has reportedly disclosed Apple's plan to hold a special event on April 20 when asked about the firm's next event. The affair is expected to be for the launch of the new iPad Pro and AirTags.
A new report suggests that Apple is planning to invest more in the smart home market with a TV box that has a microphone and camera for communication, plus a smart display with Siri.
According to some Reddit users, asking Siri to play a song in the iOS 14.5 beta brings up a menu that lets you choose a default music provider, although it seems that only some are supported.
At its second event for the fall, Apple announced the $99 HomePod mini, bringing interesting new features such as Intercom, deep integration with the iPhone for a bunch of new capabilities, more.
Google is rolling out a new Shortcuts feature in Assistant for Android that will allow users to link in-app behavior with custom voice commands. The feature is being rolled out slowly to all.
With the rise of the U.S. as the country with the most number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, Apple has launched a screening tool and a bunch of resources to help people across the U.S.
Apple has updated Siri to provide users with a step-by-step questionnaire who ask if they have the coronavirus. Tech giants are also dedicating resources to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
The upcoming earbuds, announced at Microsoft's event yesterday, are said to offer support for digital assistants used on the paired smart device, including Cortana, Alexa, Siri, and more.
Following some public backlash over the way it processes Siri audio recordings, Apple has announced changes it will be making in order to better protect the privacy of its customers.
UNESCO has published a new report which highlights concerns over to the use of female voices for digital assistants by default. It has published issues and recommendations for addressing them.
Amazon, Google, and Apple all listen to some audio clips sent to their servers through smart speakers, it has been revealed. They said that personal information isn't linked to recordings.
Apple seems to have permanently lowered the price of its smart speaker, the HomePod, making it now $299 instead of $349 in the United States. The price cut seems to affect other regions, too.
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Many people located in different parts of Europe have reported that Siri is not working on devices such as HomePods and iPhones. Users have been unable to access Siri for over two hours in some parts.
The new iOS 12.2 beta includes a hint about the arrival of "Hey Siri" support on the next generation of AirPods. The current AirPods only work with Siri when you double-tap one of the earbuds.
You can now use Apple's Siri to lock and unlock your Volkswagen vehicle and perform other controls through the Car-Net app. The integration is available with Apple devices running iOS 12.
Siri Shortcuts support is now rolling out to Edge for iOS for everyone shortly after Microsoft released the feature to beta testers. The browser also received a slew of other updates on the App Store.
A recent survey has suggested that Cortana will be dominating the enterprise market within the next two years. More than 85% of businesses are expected to adopt voice assistants by that time.
It appears that Apple's HomePod smart speaker isn't quite as popular as one would think. The speaker was a hit during pre-orders but currently has a dismal four percent market share in weekly sales.
Apple is now taking pre-orders for its HomePod smart speaker. Among other features, it comes with a strong focus on high-fidelity audio, touch controls and Apple's smart assistant Siri built-in.
After a delay of a few months, Apple has announced that its Siri-powered smart home device will be launching early next month in the United States, UK, and Australia. Pre-orders will begin soon.
Apple has received one million units of the upcoming HomePod from one of its suppliers. The news suggests that Apple could imminently launch its $349 smart speaker in the U.S., U.K., and Australia.
Last week was CES, and it seemed like everything being announced included Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant support. Notably missing from the mix was Microsoft's Cortana, and that's a problem.
Smart technology in the home is becoming more prevalent, from entertainment to security to comfort. Now it appears to be coming to one of the more private spaces, the home of your porcelain throne.
Some leaked BridgeOS 2.0 code seems to indicate that the new desktops will be adding a coprocessor to go with the standard x86 chips, which means a bit more security and "Hey Siri" feature support.
Apple confirmed today that it will be delaying its HomePod smart speaker until early 2018, where it was originally slated to ship next month in December, as the company announced in June.
An IQ test designed to test the artificial intelligence of search engines placed Google AI well above Bing and Siri, though its results are still only a little less than those of a six-year-old.
According to sources, Apple has changed the default provider of its web searches from Bing to Google. This change applies for web searches on Siri, Spotlight for Mac, and Search inside iOS.
A team of researchers in China have discovered a vulnerability in almost all major voice assistants on a number of devices, including the Amazon Echo, allowing them to 'silently' issue commands.
Along with some new voice recognition features introduced by Barclays, customers can now make money transfers using Siri and Apple touch ID, without having to open the Barclays banking app.
You might think this is some strange new alternate reality, but you'd be wrong; The Rock and Apple's digital assistant Siri star in a sci-fi action movie parody together called 'The Rock x Siri'.
According to a new report, Apple has begun manufacturing a Siri-powered speaker, which could be announced as early as next week, but won't be available to purchase until later on this year.
A New Hampshire resident credited Siri with saving his life when, after an explosion, his hands were too burnt for him to call for help. Using a voice command, Siri called 911 for him, instead.
A new report from Ming-Chi Kuo reportedly suggests that there's a greater than 70% chance that a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro could be unveiled at WWDC due to a ramp up in production of the device.
It is rumored that Apple might announce its very own smart speaker at WWDC 17. It would be powered by Siri and have a design similar to that of the Mac Pro, coming with a rather steep asking price.
After months of rumours and speculation, Samsung has today confirmed the company's plans for a virtual assistant AI called Bixby, which is expected to debut alongside the Galaxy S8.
Nokia has been working on a digital assistant for a while but it won't compete with Microsoft's Cortana or Apple's Siri. Instead, it will cater to telecommunications operators.
Apple has joined the Partnership on AI. In joining, Apple got a place on the Board of Trustees. The Partnership aims to make AI benefit people and society by formulating best practices on AI.
PayPal on iOS has been updated to version 6.7.0, and the headline feature is Siri integration. Now users in 30 countries can make payments easily by issuing a voice command to the virtual assistant.