Apple hires Google’s former A.I Chief John Giannandrea, aims to improve Siri

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Apple is hiring Google’s former head of search and artificial intelligence; John Giannandrea. The news was first reported by The New York Times, and it comes one day after he announced that he was stepping down from his role at Google.  Continue reading “Apple hires Google’s former A.I Chief John Giannandrea, aims to improve Siri”

Apple replaces Bing search for Google on Siri and Spotlight

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Apple has switched default provider of its Web searches for Siri on iOS and Spotlight on the Mac to Google from Microsoft’s Bing. Now, when you ask Siri to search the web, it will return Google results instead of Bing. Users are already seeing search results from Google on iPhone and Mac users.

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Apple announces watchOS 4 with Siri-powered watch face, Activity coaching and more

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Apple announced next version of Apple’s smartwatch software, watchOS 4 at the WWDC 2017 conference. It comes with an array of features like Siri-powered watch face and updates to Workouts, Activity and Music. The update features an enhanced Workout app and introduces GymKit platform that will offer customers connected workouts with cardio equipment. Continue reading “Apple announces watchOS 4 with Siri-powered watch face, Activity coaching and more”

Google Assistant is now available on the iPhone

The rumors of Google Assistant coming to the iOS is indeed true. Google, today at its I/O developer conference in Mountain View announced that the Assistant will be available on the iPhone. Google’s Assistant takes on Apple’s Siri directly and it will be interesting to see who wins this battle.

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Google’s Assistant has third-party integrations and is capable of handling complicated queries. Google Assistant also allows you to control your connected devices thanks to Google’s new partnerships with third-party companies. Continue reading “Google Assistant is now available on the iPhone”

Skype for iOS 10 now lets you make calls with Siri, gets CallKit support and more

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Microsoft has updated Skype app for iOS 10 with a bunch of new features and improvements. The update which bumps the app to version 6.25 gets Siri integration, support for CallKit and more.

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Ola app now lets you book a ride with Siri, gets Maps integration

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Ola has updated its iOS app which adds the ability for users to book a ride using Siri from their iPhone or iPad. Users will have to update their Apple devices to iOS 10 in order to use this feature.

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Apple reportedly testing Siri-powered smart home device like Amazon Echo and Google Home

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Apple is reportedly working on an Amazon Echo-like smart-home device based on the Siri voice assistant, notes Bloomberg. Continue reading “Apple reportedly testing Siri-powered smart home device like Amazon Echo and Google Home”

Apple renames OS X, introduces macOS Sierra with Auto Unlock, Siri, Apple Pay and more

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Apple has finally renamed its desktop OS X to macOS for streamlining the naming convention across all other Apple operating systems – iOS, watchOS and tvOS. The Cupertino giant has also announced the next version of its Mac operating system called macOS Sierra. Continue reading “Apple renames OS X, introduces macOS Sierra with Auto Unlock, Siri, Apple Pay and more”

OnePlus 3 India pricing tipped, Lenovo Vibe K5 launched and more – FoneArena Daily

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Check out the new FoneArena Daily video that gives you a quick roundup of today’s technology news.

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After Google, Apple planning Amazon Echo rival, will open Siri for developers

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Last week, Google launched Amazon Echo rival which is dubbed as Google Home. Now, according to a new report from The Information, Apple is working on its own version of Echo like voice home assistant.

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iPhone 5se tipped to sport A9/M9 chips, come in 16GB/64GB capacities and more

More leaks about the 4-inch iPhone 5se are surfacing from 9to5Mac. The latest one states that the phone will be powered by an A9 and M9 chip instead of the A8 and M8 which was mentioned earlier.

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Apple acquires speech recognition start-up VocallQ to improve Siri

In a bid to bolster Siri’s performance even further, Apple has acquired speech recognition start-up VocallQ, according to a latest report from the Financial Times. The U.K.-based artificial intelligence startup is aimed at making it easier for people to speak to computers in a more natural way.

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Apple said to be testing new service that lets Siri transcribe voicemails

Apple is testing a new service that will let Siri transcribe voicemail messages, according to a latest report from the Business Insider. After these voicemails are transcribed, they are sent as text messages to your phones.

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Updated Apple TV box expected in September, TV service presumably delayed

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WWDC went by without a hint about any revisions to the Apple TV hardware. Now it appears that the long awaited successor will be a part of Cupertino’s annual fall event.
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