New Siri features announced; iOS 8 brings ‘Hey, Siri’ hands-free activation

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Apple today, with the announcement of iOS 8, has introduced a wide variety of new features for the famed voice assistant. Headlining these is a new capability dubbed “Hey, Siri” which allows you to activate the feature completely hands-free.

There are a wide variety of new Siri features coming with iOS 8, including a ‘Hey Siri’ voice activation feature, Shazam song recognition, the ability to purchase iTunes, content. Additionally, Siri can now talk to you with more fluid, streaming voice recognition, and can now talk in 22 new languages.

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