Tag Archive: Siri


How to Turn Off “Hey Siri” on iPhone and iPad

The “Hey Siri” voice activated control feature on modern iOS devices is a great feature that many people find tremendous use with, but not everyone enjoys it. Some users may wish to disable “Hey Siri” on iPhone or iPad, which will prevent the voice activated ability from listening for the appropriate commands, but turning off … Read More

MacOS Sierra Announced with Siri, Release Date Set for Fall 2016

Apple has announced the next major version of Mac system software, dubbed macOS Sierra. MacOS Sierra offers improvements to Continuity, iCloud, Apple Pay, tabs improvements, a cross Apple platform clipboard, and perhaps most notable is an inclusion of Siri. Here’s a quick look at some of the new features in macOS Sierra (and yes, Mac … Read More

Apple Runs Siri Ad, “Thank You Speech” with Neil Patrick Harris

Apple has released a new iPhone ad emphasizing the devices hands-free Hey Siri feature. In the commercial, celebrity Neil Patrick Harris (Doogie Howser, remember that show?) asks Siri to read an acceptance Thank You speech for some unknown award, and then lip-syncs the response from Siri. Apple calls the ad: ‘Thank You Speech’ and included … Read More

Quickly Turn iPhone Battery Saving Low Power Mode On & Off with Siri

The excellent battery saving Low Power Mode available to iPhone users in modern versions of iOS typically requires being enabled through battery settings, but there’s an even faster way to toggle the feature on and off again at any time; Siri. Siri can quickly turn on low power mode or turn the feature off again, … Read More

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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