Apple is nowadays testing a service which will enable Siri to take your calls, even record them and even transcribe them to text. It is also said that the company is currently referring to it as iCloud Voicemail and it might even be a bit similar to the current visual voicemail service. However this time, […]
Looking to get more out of your SIRI experience? With the IRIS 9000, you can use SIRI while on the other side of a room. Even better, you can transform your iPhone into a across-the-room speakerphone system.
Wish Siri could act as a home automation remote? It can thanks to Youtube user “Elvis Impersonator” and his SiriProxy-loaded Raspberry Pi.
The current Xbox 360 already has some rudimentary voice controls by way of the Kinect accessory, but they’re very menu-based and they’re very restrictive. We’re hearing that the next-generation Xbox, whether it’s called the Xbox 720 or something else, will have better natural language processing capabilities, not unlike what you experience with Apple’s Siri digital assistant.
Today SIRI is known as one of the most impressive features found on Apple hardware, yet did you know that before Apple bought the technology, SIRI was preparing for a very different path: a home on Verizon’s Droid range.
This morning at the Los Angeles International Auto Show, General Motors (GM) released a press statement saying that sometime next year the Chevrolet Spark and Sonic will be outfitted with Siri, the intelligent assistant.
While we’re not yet sure which jungle cat they’re going to choose next, we’re hearing rumblings that Apple is planning to integrate both the Siri voice assistant and Apple Maps into the newest build of Mac OS X. This is based on early test builds of OS X 10.9, the retail version of which should be launching next year.
Google Now has done an excellent job at creating a Siri-like experience while maintaining its own unique certain functions and capabilities that help set it apart. Not content to just let things lay, Google is planning on bringing some of that same Google Now functionality to its Google Search application for iOS devices.
No longer content with letting Google control the mapping world with Google Maps, Apple announced it was diving in with its own solution. Taking a closer look at the new map system, Apple Maps has Apple doing all the cartography itself, has turn-by-turn navigation in iOS 6 with narration from SIRI and also has full integration with Yelp.
WWDC 2012 is only a week or so away now and it is highly anticipated that we will finally see at least a beta of iOS 6. With that in mind, iMore created a wonderful piece talking about what features iOS 6 could possibly add, including what features it should borrow from existing platforms.
People thought Apple was crazy when it entered the mobile phone market with the iPhone, but look at where we are now. People are saying the same thing about Apple getting into TVs, but we’ve got reason to believe an Apple HDTV is very real and very much on the way.
After three months of negotiating, tweaking and pushing Apple, Sparkling Apps finally has their Siri-alternative, Voice Answer, out onto the market.
When Siri on the iPhone 4S was revealed to the world, many people marvelled at the possibilities. They were ecstatic that they could simply talk to their phones in regular language and Siri would respond with weather reports, restaurant recommedations, and useful facts. But that’s not how most people actually use Siri on a day-to-day basis.
If you have an Android smartphone or tablet, then you’ll know that voice search is already an integrated feature in Google’s mobile OS. The Siri voice assistant in the iPhone 4S is stealing some serious thunder, so it looks like Google wants to fight back with something simply named Assistant.
While it is hard to find a voice assistant even close to being as stable and capable as Siri, there is one app that actually comes pretty close, and that’s True Knowledge’s Evi. While the device has been known for having server connection problems here and there, I can attest to the fact that at least the Android version is very good, when I can get it to connect the server properly.
Many believe that Apple’s decision to keep Siri away from non-4S iOS devices is part of their marketing strategy, while some believe that the company is simply unable to provide the service to the whole iOS population. But whatever the reason is behind it, it appears like Apple will always be deciding on who all will be playing with the voice assistant. They have killed Siri on jailbroken iOS devices other than the iPhone 4S.
Ever wanted to see a showdown between voice assistants? You can do just that by taking a peek at the video (posted below) which has been released by Motorola. It shows the duel between Siri on the iPhone 4S and Google Voice Actions on the Droid RAZR.
It looks like Siri now has a sister. A sister that is smarter, faster, and more resourceful. A sister that is more social too, playing friendly with both Android and iOS people. The sister’s name is Evi and this cross-platform voice assistant looks to be a serious challenger to Siri.
With help from Crestron’s AMS-AIP home automation equipment and an intermediary proxy server, Apple iPhone 4S Siri can take over the highly intelligent voice control of lighting, temperature, home theater equipment and more; commanding your home’s WiFi thermostat by voice.
These days Siri is a pretty big deal, and something that really helps set the iPhone even further apart from the competition. With recent 3rd party efforts to create Siri plugins this experience has gotten even better. What about those that don’t have an iPhone?
One of the latest apps to join this “fake app” bandwagon comes from a developer called “Official App” which is no doubt designed to fool inexperienced Android users. This so-called “developer” has recently put up an app called “Siri on the Android Market, fooling people into thinking it’s the real thing.
If you’ve ever wished that you could use SIRI to start you car, your wish has been granted. Brandon Fiquett, a developer and engineer, figured out a way to combine Viper’s SmartStart program with SIRI, which lets him start his Acura through his phone.
Unfortunately, getting the iPhone 4 to play nice with the Apple Siri Servers isn’t exactly a two-step process; in fact in its current form it takes about 20 steps and requires access to a working jail-broken iPhone 4S.
Bad news is coming your way if you’re in California, perhaps its behind you right now with lights flashing. If you’ve nabbed the latest iPhone 4S and love talking to Siri, even while driving, you might find yourself in big trouble with the law. Apparently, using Siri when driving in the state isn’t exactly legal because it isn’t completely hands free.
I don’t know how they make it happen, but the ThinkGeek crew has just given birth to another gadget-wonder for the world. I, for one, would like to welcome the new IRIS 9000 voice control module for Siri, which pretty much will assimilate.. er turn your trusty iPhone 4S into HAL 9000.
In terms of hardware, the iPhone 4S isn’t exactly a quantum leap from the iPhone 4. Yes, it has an upgraded processor and a better camera, but Siri is the real star of the show. And now the man behind Siri is done with all things Cupertino… at least for now.
It has been 18 since Apple ventured into the handheld electronics world. They kicked it off with devices like the Newton Message Pad and now we have the advanced iPhone 4 with iOS 5. You can do almost anything on your smartphone these days and the advent of smartphones like Android devices and iPhone iterations, and most recently tablets have spelled the demise of the PDA.
BlackBerry users who subscribe to Sirius XM Radio will now be able to download a free application to access over 120 channels on sports, talk radio, entertainment, news, comedy and best of all, commercial-free music.
So, you’ve got an iPhone (or an iPod touch) and you want to connect it to your car stereo. There are a myriad of solutions that let you run your own iTunes-fueled library, but what about the music from the heavens? That possibility is now a reality with the official announcement of the SkyDock from […]
Why so serious? Let’s put a smile on that face, because after what seemed like an eternity, the merger between Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio has finally been completed. The FCC approval came a short while back, but the papers were not signed until this past weekend. To be totally technical, the relationship […]
In case you weren’t already getting enough entertainment from your own iTunes music library, you can now enjoy live streaming satellite radio from Sirius thanks to an application called uSirius. The app works in much the same way as iRadio. You aren’t connecting directly to the Sirius satellites, of course, seeing how the iPhone doesn’t […]
The merger between the nation’s two favorite satellite radio providers has not yet been officially approved, but FCC Chairman Kevin Martin is all for the move, so long as the two parties adhere to no fewer than three ground rules. First, the resulting company (it’s unclear whether they will continue to operate separately or as […]
This news was a looooong time coming. After jumping through all sorts of hoops and hurdles, the merger between Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio has finally been approved by the US Justice Department. Sirius is buying XM for a sum of about $5 billion. Part of what has been holding back the approval […]
I’m sure that Howard Stern approves this message, because saving $100 on a Sirius satellite radio receiver means that he’s going to nab himself a few more listeners. Those listeners go great with midgets and boobies, right? Right. If you’re tired of all the commercials and useless banter on conventional radio, now might be the […]
We’ve seen speaker docks like this designed for the Apple iPod, but this is the first time that I’ve seen a set that seems to enshrine the Sirius Stiletto. Compatible with the Stiletto 10, Stiletto 100, and the Stiletto 2, the Polk Audio miDock Portfolio is meant to be a portable speaker system so that […]
On-demand satellite radio it isn’t, but the kind of service outlined by Sirius’s Mel Karmazin before a House committee recently is a step in that direction. The kind of packages he was talking about were of the tier variety, where you can subscribe to a group of music stations or a group of talk stations […]
It’s official. We’re about to experience the greatest merger in the history of satellite radio. The Howard Stern-backed Sirius is officially partnering up with Oprah & Friends-loving XM Satellite Radio. Welcome the new monopoly. A press conference will likely be held tomorrow, wherein we will find out that Sirius head Mel Karmazin will take on […]
We’ve been hearing about the possibilities of a merger between XM Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio for some time now, but it seems that we may be that much closer to it becoming a reality. The infrastructure costs, should the merger actually happen, could be shared between the two firms, meaning that they would both […]
Satellite radio is fast becoming a thing of convenience, yet the demand for more basic features is still there. Sirius has a new bare-bones plug-and-play receiver for your vehicle of choice, the InV SV2-TK1. It’s about as basic as you can get, with a price to match: US$49. It has 10 channel presets, which is […]
Sirius is meeting XM’s challenge in the portable satellite radio market with the Stiletto 100, a pocket-sized device that has the dual functionality of giving you satellite radio and Web radio in one. That’s a lot for the little Sirius dog to deliver, yet he does. The Stiletto 100 can store up to 100 hours […]
Sirius and XM are in a war which will likely ultimately kill one of them. Up to this point, XM has had a real advantage over Sirius on at least one front – Sirius hasn’t offered live satellite radio on the go when you are outside of your car, while XM has with the Inno […]
More rumblings on the internet, but this time it comes straight from the horse’s mouth. Sirius CEO Mel Karmazin stated in a conference call today that “we are close to signing deals to offer the best video programming for kids as part of our OEM offering in the second half of the year.” If I […]
Sirius has told some of the companies that make radios for them… to stop making them. The problem is that some models do not comply with FCC radio emission regulations. The governing body is reportedly reviewing some more Sirius products to see if they give off too much electronic interference. Despite the situation, Sirius is […]