Every once in awhile, Apple will see fit to give Siri a small boost of personalization, or overall improvements in the way the digital personal assistant converses with iOS users.
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster refuses to give up on his Apple TV dream, but it does seem to have changed ever so slightly. Rather than promising us a new television set this year, Munster now expects a revamped set-top box that could be the centerpiece of Apple’s fall 2015 product lineup.
One of the cool new iOS 8 features of Siri is its integration with Shazam allowing you to use it to quickly identify which song is playing. All you have to do is to launch Siri and say the phrase “What’s this song” and it will quickly use Shazam’s music recognition service to display the name of the song along with its price tag in the iTunes Store.
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.