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.
Apple has been building out support for Arabic within its software for quite some time, and now Siri is getting support as well.
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.
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
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.
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.
Siri has been a consistent cause of frustration or jubilation over last few years. When Siri works, she can be extremely helpful and downright impressive. But her limitations in understanding context and your speech patterns caused many to downplay Siri’s usefulness. Apple looked to improve both those aspects with the new Siri setup and Proactive. Let’s see just how much Siri has improved in iOS 9.
We have all had it happen to us. Saying a simple phrase or command when talking to Siri and laughing at the ridiculous request that she heard. Whether you have an accent, are using complicated words, or aren’t speaking loud enough, Siri misunderstanding what you said is very common. iOS 9 wants to improve that aspect of Siri, and now provides a handy-dandy setup process for Siri. Through this process Siri will gain a better understanding of your voice and how you speak.
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.