Tag Archive: Voice


How to Record Voice Memos & Audio on iPhone

The iPhone includes a Voice Memos app that allows anyone to quickly record their voice, a speech, something nearby, or any other ambient audio from the devices built-in microphone. The resulting audio quality is quite good, and going further, you can save and share the recorded sound with another iPhone, Mac, Windows PC, Android user, … 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

Massive Snapchat revamp brings real voice and video calling

The Snapchat revamp you’ve been reading so much about in recent months has landed. Dubbed “Chat 2.0,” and available today on Android and iOS, it finally brings voice and video calling, improved Snapchat Stories, and 200 brand new stickers. With voice and video calling, Snapchat is more than just a funky messaging app. You can […]

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Future Siri could switch user profiles based on voice

As Apple rolls out Siri beyond the iPhone and into shared devices like the iPad and, most recently, Apple TV, Cupertino’s engineers have been working on a way of letting its voice activation technology pick up individual users, and offer them customized options based on their past preferences. Published today as the patent “User profiling […]

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Google records your voice searches — and you can hear them all

Google is incredibly accurate at understanding voice searches, which makes it super useful on mobile when you might want to find information without using your hands. But did you know that the company records every single voice search you make? What’s more, you can listen back to each and every one. Don’t believe us? Visit your “Voice & […]

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Google makes voice search faster and more accurate

Google voice searches just got faster and more accurate, thanks to new acoustic models that provide better voice recognition, especially in noisy environments. “New acoustic models are now used for voice searches and commands in the Google app (on Android and iOS), and for dictation on Android devices,” wrote the Google Speech Team on the […]

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Siri’s first voice doesn’t think much of his replacement

We’re used to having virtual assistants like Cortana diss Siri, but it’s not everyday you hear one Siri voice insult another. In a new interview, three former Siri voice actors talk about their experiences becoming instantly recognizable voices around the world. While most of it is as you would expect, Siri’s original U.K. male voice […]

Disable Raise to Listen for Audio Messages in iOS to Prevent Weird Voice Text Behavior

Raise To Listen is a handy feature in modern versions of iOS that allow you to literally raise your iPhone to listen to a received audio message and to respond by sending a new voice text. But the feature is not entirely reliable for all users (particularly those who use an iPhone case, more on … Read More

How to Use Audio Messages in iOS to Send Voice Texts from iPhone

Audio Messages (also called Voice Texts) are a great new feature in iOS that allows you to send a quick little audio note from your iPhone to another iPhone, iPad, or Mac user who has the Messages app configured to use iMessages. This can not only be an added fun way to communicate, but it … Read More [Read More…]

How to Use Audio Messages in iOS to Send Voice Texts from iPhone

Audio Messages (also called Voice Texts) are a great new feature in iOS that allows you to send a quick little audio note from your iPhone to another iPhone, iPad, or Mac user who has the Messages app configured to use iMessages. This can not only be an added fun way to communicate, but it … Read More