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How to silence Siri with the Mute Switch on your iPhone

How to silence Siri with the Mute Switch on your iPhone

Maybe if Siri was voiced by Scarlett Johansson, like the wonderful operating system featured in the film, Her, you would never want to mute her. But given Siri’s sometimes unnecessary and repetitive prompts, there may come a time when you would want to silence her, immediately. Sorry, Siri, it is nothing personal. If you have ever set a reminder at work or even a timer, the Siri response can really travel in a quiet room. So, if you want to quickly mute Siri without completely disabling her voice feedback, keep on reading. 

Apple Music gains limited Siri support in new Apple TV thanks to tvOS 9.1 beta

Apple Music gains limited Siri support in new Apple TV thanks to tvOS 9.1 beta

Six days ago, Apple released the first tvOS beta, for tvOS 9.1, and now an important new addition has been discovered in the software.

iOS 9.2 adds Arabic support for Siri

iOS 9.2 adds Arabic support for Siri

Apple has been building out support for Arabic within its software for quite some time, and now Siri is getting support as well.

Apple’s secrecy is hampering its AI development

Apple’s secrecy is hampering its AI development

Siri, Apple’s personal digital assistant, which is present on iOS, has plenty of functionality, but as far as artificial intelligence is concerned, Apple’s own culture could be slowing things down in a big way.

Siri won’t answer some questions about music charts if you aren’t subscribed to Apple Music

Siri won’t answer some questions about music charts if you aren’t subscribed to Apple Music

Apple launched Apple Music earlier this year, and, as such, Siri is uniquely tied to the music streaming service. Apparently, that’s not always a good thing, at least not for those not subscribed to the service.

A new study indicates that Siri is more distracting than Google Now, but less so than Cortana, while driving

A new study indicates that Siri is more distracting than Google Now, but less so than Cortana, while driving

Considering the fact that most drivers have access to a smartphone, especially while driving, studies crop up from time to time to indicate just how distracted drivers are.

Siri gets new responses for ‘Back to the Future Day’

Siri gets new responses for ‘Back to the Future Day’

It’s Wednesday, but more than that it’s October 21, 2015, which means it’s “Back to the Future Day.” If you’ve been anywhere near the internet since the beginning of the month, you were already fully aware of that, though.

New in iOS 9: All the new things you can ask Siri

New in iOS 9: All the new things you can ask Siri

Siri has been a consistent cause of frustration or jubilation over last few years. When Siri works, she can be extremely helpful and downright impressive. But her limitations in understanding context and your speech patterns caused many to downplay Siri’s usefulness. Apple looked to improve both those aspects with the new Siri setup and Proactive. Let’s see just how much Siri has improved in iOS 9.

How to set up ‘Hey Siri’ in iOS 9

How to set up ‘Hey Siri’ in iOS 9

We have all had it happen to us. Saying a simple phrase or command when talking to Siri and laughing at the ridiculous request that she heard. Whether you have an accent, are using complicated words, or aren’t speaking loud enough, Siri misunderstanding what you said is very common. iOS 9 wants to improve that aspect of Siri, and now provides a handy-dandy setup process for Siri. Through this process Siri will gain a better understanding of your voice and how you speak.

Apple TV 4 rumor roundup: Everything we know so far

Apple TV 4 rumor roundup: Everything we know so far
After years of speculation, Apple is expected to unveil its fourth-generation Apple TV during a press event to be held next week on September 9th. The Apple TV is long overdue for an upgrade with the last revision debuting in January of 2013. Though Apple has sold more than 25 million Apple TVs since launch, the media player is steadily losing market share, trailing behind Roku, Chromecast and the Amazon Fire TV in the latest survey from Parks Associates. A new model, especially one that debuts before the holiday shopping season, could jumpstart consumer interest in the Apple TV.