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SoundHound’s new Hound app is a digital personal assistant that gets down to the details

SoundHound’s new Hound app is a digital personal assistant that gets down to the details

Ever since Apple launched Siri, other digital personal assistants have cropped up pretty regularly. A newcomer looks to shake things up, though.

Siri for Mac said to be tentpole feature in upcoming OS X 10.12

Siri for Mac said to be tentpole feature in upcoming OS X 10.12

While OS X 10.11.4 is still in its beta stages, looking ahead has some promising new features lined up, if a new report is to be believed.

How to quickly enable Low Power mode on your iPhone

How to quickly enable Low Power mode on your iPhone

If only there were a way to enable low power mode for humans. Low Power Mode was introduced in iOS 9 and was met with a virtual round of applause from all iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users. Basically, Low Power Mode temporarily reduces power consumption by turning off or reducing mail fetch, background app refresh, automatic downloads, and some visual effects.

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.