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.
Back in July, Apple launched an online journal specifically dedicated to its machine learning (ML) efforts, as well as a means to allow researchers to share their work with others.
Siri has primarily been a voice based assistant. While other assistants like Microsoft’s Cortana and Google Assistant have the ability to text to the assistant, Siri remained voice only. iOS 11 finally adds the ability to type to Siri. This will come in really handy when you’re in a position where you can’t talk out loud to your virtual personal assistant.
In late July, Apple rolled out a brand new ad campaign for Siri that also starred Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Earlier this month, Apple and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson worked together to make new advertisements promoting the digital personal assistant Siri.
Some people use Siri every day to take care of tasks like opening apps, setting up meetings, or creating reminders. But, there are many others who completely forget that Siri exists. If you are in the latter group, you may not realize just how much Siri can help. Aside from ordinary tasks, take a look at what else Siri can do for you on your iOS device or Mac.
There are a lot of holidays all around the world, but there are even more cultural events, the Big Days that don’t necessarily get people off work but have them talking all about it wherever they go.