At the beginning the month, along with a new seed of iOS 11.2.5’s developer beta, it was revealed that Siri had a new trick: Playing podcasts when asked about the daily news.
If you are a fan of podcasts, and want a quick daily rundown, then a new feature baked into Siri and the newest (and still in beta) version of iOS should be a welcomed addition.
Apple has expanded the way to interact with Siri since its inception, and now word is there might be another way coming down the pipe.
Apple seems to be planning to upgrade Siri with iOS 11.2 to ensure that it is able to recognise certain commands even when offline. As discovered by a Reddit user, Siri on iOS 11.2 beta 3 appears smart enough to be able to recognise commands like “play”, “pause” etc. while playing music even when your iPhone is not connected to the internet.
SiriKit was introduced alongside iOS 10, and now it will be implemented with the upcoming smart speaker, the HomePod.
Back in July, Apple launched a new journal to detail its efforts in machine learning and other areas, letting researchers talk about their work out in the open.
Siri is one of Apple’s most important features, with the digital personal assistant present not just on iOS devices, but now on Macs, the Apple Watch, and the company’s first smart speaker, the HomePod.
There’s no shortage of translation apps on the App Store. You can even use Google Translate in Safari browser to get the job done. But in iOS 11, you can just ask Siri to translate a phrase for you.
Siri has improved over the years, but when compared to competitor products like Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, some believe that it is Apple’s focus on security that is holding back their own endeavors.
Siri is the digital personal assistant that essentially started all the focus on the feature, and since its arrival we’ve seen the market explode with options. There’s still plenty of room to improve for Siri, too, as Apple executives have made that perfectly clear since the release of iOS 10.