Tag Archive: Siri


Apple’s iPhone 6s event invite asks Siri for a hint

The speculation about whether Apple is really going to unveil the next iPhone at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium is over: Apple just sent out invites to its next keynote, which will take place Wednesday, September 9, at 10 a.m., in the historic San Francisco auditorium where Steve Jobs unveiled the Apple II. Apple is […]

Slack boss calls Siri ‘f—ing idiotic’

We have a bit of a digital-assistant war brewing in the tech world. In addition to Apple’s Siri, we have Google Now, Microsoft’s Cortana and, eventually, Facebook’s MoneyPenny. Everybody’s out to provide users with the most helpful fake secretaries imaginable, and even productivity app Slack is getting in on the action. But while touting upcoming […]

How to make Siri fetch your photos in iOS 9

I wanted to find photos from my vacation a couple of weeks ago, so I figured I’d try out Siri’s new iOS 9 functionality. “Siri,” I said, “show me photos from Hawaii.” Dutifully, Apple’s updated digital assistant pulled up photos from my trip to Oahu a couple of years ago. They’re lovely, but I wanted […]

Siri adds ‘saving lives’ to its list of tricks

An accidental Siri “butt dial” recently saved a teen’s life by allowing him to dial 911 while trapped under a truck, with his arms pinned down. The 18-year-old teenager was fixing his truck in Tennessee when it fell on him. Unable to summon anyone to help, the teen was rapidly running out of options until […]

Apple wants Siri to take your voicemails in iOS 10

Siri is looking for a way to stop you ever having to listen to your voicemails again, according to a new report. Apple is reportedly testing a new smart voicemail feature which, among other innovations, would allow Siri to answer your calls and then transcribe the voicemails as text messages. Having messages transcribed for you […]

Siri vs. Google Now: Who wins the AI cat fight?

Every mobile platform now ships with its very own virtual assistant, and while they all offer a similar set of basic features, Google Now and Siri are way ahead of their rivals. Google Now knows what you want and when you… Read more ›

Siri vs. Google Now: Who wins the AI cat fight?

Every mobile platform now ships with its very own virtual assistant, and while they all offer a similar set of basic features, Google Now and Siri are way ahead of their rivals. Google Now knows what you want and when you… Read more ›

Apple Watch’s biggest fan? Siri

Everybody likes to get a good chuckle out of Siri, Apple’s virtual assistant. But we really have to call its brand neutrality into question. Despite all of the doom and gloom we’ve been hearing since the Apple Watch launched in… Read more ›

From subtly dissing Rihanna, to teaching you math with reference to the Cookie Monster, Siri is packed full of offbeat Easter Eggs. But here’s one that could actually one day prove useful, and even life-saving. Maybe. If you’re ever in… Read more ›

Facebook is working on a Siri rival with a difference

Apple has Siri, Google has Google Now, Microsoft has Cortana, and soon Facebook may have the James Bond-inspired Moneypenny. According to a new report, Facebook will introduce the assistant as part of its Facebook Messenger app, letting Facebook users set… Read more ›