Siri

How to stymie Siri with decimals and subtraction

How to stymie Siri with decimals and subtraction

You have to admit that Siri is a wonderful addition to iOS. She may often  apologize because she “can’t take any requests right now,” but she is always there for a joke, a trick or an unexpected flub up. Lance Whitney of CNET recently discovered a new Siri faux pas when  trying to subtract decimals.

Honda unveils new Display Audio, HondaLink and Siri Eyes Free tech for its 2014 automobiles

Honda unveils new Display Audio, HondaLink and Siri Eyes Free tech for its 2014 automobiles

Honda is making the connected car even more of a reality with its new Display Audio touchscreen technology that’ll debut in the 2014 Honda Civic and eventually land in the 2015 Fit.

Siri the target in new patent infringement lawsuit against Apple

Siri the target in new patent infringement lawsuit against Apple

Apple’s Siri is the focus of a new patent infringement lawsuit filed by Connecticut company Voice Domain Technologies.

You can now ask Siri for lyrics to your favorite songs

You can now ask Siri for lyrics to your favorite songs

Wolfram Alpha recently announced the addition of song lyrics to its powerful search engine, and Siri, piggybacking on the service, can now show you lyrics for your favorite songs in addition to the all the other cool things it can do.

The Simpsons poke fun at Siri [Video]

The Simpsons poke fun at Siri [Video]

Siri, the personal assistant included in every iOS device, has received quite a lot of criticism for being unreliable, inaccurate and functionally limited. And although the service has improved quite a lot with iOS 7, the latest episode of The Simpsons aired this Sunday mocks Siri’s voice recognition and reliability.

Pokémon fans: Use Siri to turn your iPhone into a Real-Life Pokédex

Pokémon fans: Use Siri to turn your iPhone into a Real-Life Pokédex

Wolfram Alpha today announced that it added information about 649 PokĂ©mon to its database, which can be queried by users. If you’re a PokĂ©mon fan, you’ll be happy to know that this information is accessible via Siri as well, so your iOS device is now also a real-life PokĂ©dex.

Susan Bennett: The real voice of Siri

Susan Bennett: The real voice of Siri

Siri, that personal assistant in each and every iPhone (4S and above), is actually a real person, not some computer generated piece of code. The team at CNN did some digging out, and they discovered that the real Siri isn’t Allison Dufty, as The Verge reported last month, it’s actually a woman from the Atlanta area known as Susan Bennett. She did some voice work in 2005 for a company called GM Voices. GM Voices then worked with ScanSoft, who added Susan’s voice in their database, a database that Apple then used to generate Siri.

Siri can flip a coin, and also roll the dice

Siri can flip a coin, and also roll the dice

You can use Siri for tons of things and Apple has added even more features to it in iOS 7, but I’m sure many of you didn’t know it could also do this.

How to use Siri to access App Settings in iOS 7 [Video]

How to use Siri to access App Settings in iOS 7 [Video]

One of the coolest Siri features in iOS 7 is the ability to turn on or turn off settings and features using voice commands.

However, one Siri features that has gone unnoticed is the ability to open Settings panel for app using voice commands.

Get to know Siri in iOS 7 [Video]

Get to know Siri in iOS 7 [Video]

Apple launched Siri, the virtual assistant feature in 2011 with the launch of iPhone 4S. Since then it has been constantly tweaking the virtual assistant to make it smarter, and more reliable.

In iOS 6, Apple introduced a number of improvements to Siri such as the ability to respond to your sports, restaurants and movie related queries, give you turn-by-turn directions, open apps and update your status on Facebook and Twitter.