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Anything you say to Siri can and will be used against you in a court of law

“Siri, read him his rights…”

If you happen to murder someone, do not ask Siri for help on where you can hide a body. Apple’s intelligent assistant used to come back with locations like quarries, swamps, and dumps. Well, according to various news…
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Siri ate my homework!

In this episode we learn something of Apple’s internal training programs, question whether a packed-to-the-gills App Store can be curated, examine just how much evil can found within each fluid ounce of Facebook Messenger, imagine a future with Siri on the Mac, and ponder greater integration of women in tech.

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Mobile Home adds a Siri button to any car

I love using Siri in my car, but sometimes trying to find the Home button so that I can press it and talk to Siri is a real bother, especially if I just tossed my iPhone onto the passenger seat. So wouldn’t it be nice to have a Home button that you…
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Siri may soon get a whole lot smarter

Siri undoubtedly experienced a number of growing pains upon release, but over time, Apple has done a great job of really boosting the service’s speech recognition capabilities. In particular, dictation on iOS is as smooth and efficient as ever.

Now…
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Job listings point to Apple expanding the number of Siri supported languages

MacRumors yesterday discovered a slew of new job listings on Apple’s website which suggests that the company has its eyes set on expanding the list of languages supported by Siri. The open job positions call for Siri Language Engineers and were…
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An early look at Siri and HomeKit

At Macworld/iWorld 2014, I made a presentation on the part that Siri could play in the home automation revolution. Some of the key points I made were that iOS 7 and Siri really couldn’t do too much at the current time without assistance from…
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How much would a real-life Siri cost you? Around $3,000 per year

Listen, Siri is great, OK? She can look up the definition of a word, schedule reminders, play songs, and with iOS 8 she can even make purchases for you. But, and this is a big “but,” not that Siri’s butt is big, at least I don’t think so, let me…
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Dr. Dre as the voice of Siri

In its largest corporate acquisition to date, Apple has acquired Beats Electronics for US$ 3 billion. As part of the deal, Beats co-founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine will join Apple as full time employees.

While discussing the deal with Kara Swisher…
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DJ mixes up original iPhone ringtone with Siri to create awesome beat

Talented Indian DJ, MetroGnome, took the most recognizable iPhone ringtone, added some Siri and overlaid his own beats to create a fabulously catchy mix that every Apple fan will love. He shared the tune online and, best of all, filmed himself…
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Podcasts app gets Siri support and improved episode browsing

Apple’s native Podcasts app has had a rocky road with users since the feature was separated from the Music app. Still, Apple has been working to improve the app and make it easier to use. The latest update adds Siri integration, support for the new…
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