Siri

Apple responds to researchers that rated Siri ‘highly distracting’ while in the car

Apple responds to researchers that rated Siri ‘highly distracting’ while in the car

Our smartphones are always on us, and unfortunately using them in the car, while driving, is a reality that travelers need to be aware of.

Microsoft shows off HTC’s Dot View Case as it tries yet again to mock Siri [Update]

Microsoft shows off HTC’s Dot View Case as it tries yet again to mock Siri [Update]

Microsoft is no stranger to tossing in an Apple product to try to show how its own products shine. And, to show off a new (it’s actually old) accessory, it has done it again.

UntetheredHeySiri: Jailbreak tweak lets you use ‘Hey Siri’ hands-free activation without being plugged in

UntetheredHeySiri: Jailbreak tweak lets you use ‘Hey Siri’ hands-free activation without being plugged in

Apple added a really useful feature to Siri, that lets you activate it hands-free just by saying “Hey Siri.” The feature sadly works only when your device is plugged in.

Here’s how to see a list of all the songs you’ve asked Siri to identify

Here’s how to see a list of all the songs you’ve asked Siri to identify

Siri gained the ability to identify songs by listening to them in iOS 8. What went relatively unnoticed was that iOS stores a history of all the songs recognised, that you can see.

Siri’s usefulness outlined in a letter to Apple’s intelligent personal assistant

Siri’s usefulness outlined in a letter to Apple’s intelligent personal assistant

Siri has always been an extension of the iPhone, within the iPhone. A way to set up calendar events, check sports scores, movie times, or call someone without even looking at the phone. But, as a love letter to the software expresses, Siri can be so much more than that, too.

Siri on iOS 8 includes limited integration with third-party music apps

Siri on iOS 8 includes limited integration with third-party music apps

Ever since Siri was launched, we have hoped that Apple would open up the virtual assistant to third-party developers, and let them develop apps taking advantage of a Siri API.

Virtual Assistant shootout: Siri vs. Google Now vs. Cortana

Virtual Assistant shootout: Siri vs. Google Now vs. Cortana

Apple launched Siri with iOS 5 three years ago, and since then, a every major mobile OS maker has made their own virtual assistant. Google launched Google Now, Samsung launched S-Voice and most recently, Microsoft launched Cortana.

A new study finds hands-free Siri interaction results in highest levels of distraction while driving

A new study finds hands-free Siri interaction results in highest levels of distraction while driving

Before CarPlay was announced, and even before it becomes a standard utility in some cars coming off the assembly line, using our smartphones in cars usually meant we had to directly interact with them in some way or another. According to a new report, Siri’s hands-free solution is still quite distracting while you’re driving.

How to recognize any song on your iPhone with Siri

How to recognize any song on your iPhone with Siri

iOS 8 brought a lot of neat little improvements that aren’t immediately apparent, and one that I’ve found especially useful is Shazam integration with Siri. This allows you to easily identify any track that’s playing on speakers near you, without having to unlock your device.

Nokia teases Siri in newest ads promoting Windows Phone’s Cortana

Nokia teases Siri in newest ads promoting Windows Phone’s Cortana

While Siri was the first digital personal assistant to really make a big impact on the mobile market, it’s been competitors that have really gone overboard in making sure their own alternatives are certainly worth considering. One of those is Windows Phone’s Cortana, and Nokia has published a pair of new ads highlighting the feature.