After years of speculation, Apple is expected to unveil its fourth-generation Apple TV during a press event to be held next week on September 9th. The Apple TV is long overdue for an upgrade with the last revision debuting in January of 2013. Though Apple has sold more than 25 million Apple TVs since launch, the media player is steadily losing market share, trailing behind Roku, Chromecast and the Amazon Fire TV in the latest survey from Parks Associates. A new model, especially one that debuts before the holiday shopping season, could jumpstart consumer interest in the Apple TV.
Apple’s iOS 9 is very similar in appearance to iOS 8, but don’t let the lack of cosmetic changes fool you. There are many improvements under the hood that’ll improve the performance of the mobile operating system. One of the biggest changes involves Siri and Search, both of which get a heavy dose of intelligence added to their core functionality. These new “smart” features fall under the umbrella of Proactive, a term Apple uses to describe its revamped Search and Siri options. The term “Proactive” is an apt description as the technology is designed to provide search results and helpful suggestions before you even ask.
Siri helped save a teenager’s life after he became trapped under a truck and was unable to use his arms. The 18-year-old from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, was working under his vehicle when it fell on him, and no one heard his calls for help.
If you have watched any number of scary movies or thrillers you’ve come to assume that a cell phone is wholly worthless when you really need it. Either the battery is dead or somehow in the middle of a large city, there is no service. But, in real life, your iPhone can actually save your life if you ever find yourself in an emergency situation. This time, it’s Siri to the rescue.
When your iPhone’s battery is low and you’re nowhere near a charger, you may find yourself desperately calling out for help from Siri. But be careful. Asking Siri to charge your phone for you will actually cause it to call the police, and you’ll have just five seconds to stop it.
Recently, a report suggested Siri was getting “proactive,” with a more Google Now-like experience to bring even more context to your scenarios.
Apple to unveil ‘Proactive’ to compete with Google Now, Augmented Reality Maps, deep search within iOS 9 and new Siri API
There is a lot going into the future of iOS, and one of those things could make Siri, and Spotlight Search, a true rival to Google’s digital assistant, Google Now.
Siri is expected to get a makeover in iOS 9, with a new more colorful interface that matches the Apple Watch. While this new coat of paint is a welcome change, we are more interested in finding out how Apple will improve Siri’s functionality in the next version of iOS. Read on for suggested Siri improvements that we hope to see in iOS 9.
Similar to the iPhone, the Apple Watch includes the powerful vocal commands of Siri. The voice assistant is easily accessible and able to perform a variety of tasks using only spoken voice as the input. Since there is no keyboard, you will interact with Siri and Apple’s voice command infrastructure on a regular basis. You can find out below how to activate Siri on the Apple Watch and learn all the voice-controlled functions that are available on the wrist-worn device.