Tag Archive: Siri


Improve “Hey Siri” on iPhone by Re-Training Voice Recognition

Having Hey Siri enabled for hands-free activation of the virtual assistant is undoubtedly useful, but sometimes you may find that Siri doesn’t always respond on the iPhone. Conversely, sometimes you may experience Hey Siri activating out of the blue seemingly unsolicited. Both of these issues are usually a result of Siri not recognizing your voice … Read More

Humor – 2001: A Space Odyssey, if Hal was Siri [Video]

This hilarious video is for anyone who has experienced frustrations with Siri, and who is also a fan of the science fiction classic film 2001: A Space Odyssey. Imagine Hal is Siri. But, rather than Hal being a creepy malevolent and increasingly self-aware insubordinate artificial intelligence, it’s just Siri, friendly as ever but sometimes incompetent, … Read More

Siri has her own take on what happened to Jon Snow

SPOILER! The last season of Games of Thrones didn’t go too well for Jon Snow, but the internet is seemingly not giving up hope that one of the show’s most popular characters survived an (attempted?) assassination at the hands of the Night’s Watch. Well, apparently Siri is among the conspiracy theorists not convinced by Snow’s […]

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How to Use “Hey Siri” on Apple Watch

The Apple Watch has the same “Hey Siri” voice based activation feature available to it that iOS does, but it works a bit different and doesn’t activate exactly the same. In fact, there are two ways to activate Hey Siri on the Apple Watch, neither of which is quite like the iPhone based summoning method. … Read More

Cookie Monster gets real behind the scenes of Siri ad

We loved that recent Siri ad starring the lovable Muppet, Cookie Monster. And a new video gives us more with some mock behind-the-scenes footage. In the original spot, Cookie Monster used Siri’s hands-free functionality to set a timer while his delicious cookies baked. And he even asked the digital assistant to play some tunes on […]

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Apple has already fixed the latest Siri exploit

Well, that didn’t take long. Just one day after reports came out of a Siri exploit that left iPhone 6s and 6s Plus users’ photos and contacts accessible without a passcode, Apple has adjusted its digital assistant’s behavior to close the hole. News of the gap came out Monday, and while it didn’t affect every […]

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Latest Siri exploit is super specific (and avoidable)

Siri might be a (halfway) decent digital assistant, but it makes for a lousy security guard. We’ve heard about a bunch of “sneaky” ways that evildoers can use a Siri to get access to your photos, contacts, or just completely unlock your phone without entering a passcode or using Touch ID. Luckily, most of them […]

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Siri will no longer be stumped by your baseball queries

Just in time for Apple’s new multi-year deal with Major League Baseball, Siri can now fill you in on whatever baseball questions you have — with newly-implemented knowledge covering 29 baseball leagues, as well as historical stats dating back to the start of baseball records. Siri has been offering sports scores since iOS 6 in 2012, […]

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Here’s how Siri might get to your desktop

Talking to your iPhone is commonplace these days, but getting Siri on your MacBook or iMac might seem like something out of a near-future like the one shown in Her by Spike Jones. Siri on the desktop might not be as far out as it seems, though, if a new partnership between speech recognition company […]

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Cookie Monster & Siri Pitch the iPhone in Fun New Apple Commercial [Video]

Apple has started running a fun new iPhone commercial focusing on the hands-free Hey Siri feature, as it’s being used by none other than Cookie Monster from Sesame Street fame. In the TV advertisement, Cookie Monster is making cookies (of course) and uses Hey Siri to set a timer on his iPhone 6S for the … Read More