You have to admit that Siri is a wonderful addition to iOS. She may often Â apologize because sheÂ “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 Â trying to subtract decimals.
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 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.
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.
One of the coolest Siri features in iOS 7 is the ability to turn on or turn off settings and features using voice commands.
Apple launchedÂ 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 aÂ number of improvements to SiriÂ such as theÂ ability to respond to your sports,Â restaurantsÂ and movie related queries, give you turn-by-turn directions, open apps and update your status on Facebook and Twitter.