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Apple sued for deceptive Siri advertising

Apple sued for deceptive Siri advertising

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Apple, claiming that the company used "misleading and deceptive" advertising for its Siri voice-activated intelligent assistant feature on the iPhone 4S. The lawsuit was filed by New York resident Frank M. Fazio in the US District Court of Northern California.

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i4Siri brings Siri to jailbroken iOS 5 devices

i4Siri brings Siri to jailbroken iOS 5 devices

There have been a couple of theories as to why Siri hasn’t made an appearance on devices other than the iPhone 4S. Is it simply to shift more units of the flagship iPhone, or is it because the 4S packs a custom noise reduction chip? In any event, it hasn’t stopped enterprising hackers from porting the personal assistant to other iOS devices, and now there’s a relatively simple way of doing it yourself.

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Apple confirms Siri support for Japanese on iOS 5.1

Apple confirms Siri support for Japanese on iOS 5.1

Apple has just confirmed what we've suspected from a few leaks in the past that its Siri intelligent voice-controlled assistant will be supporting the Japanese language. The new language capability will be introduced on iOS 5.1, which will be available to some markets starting today and then rolled out over the next few weeks to Japan.

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Siri is your new Mercedes-Benz copilot

Siri is your new Mercedes-Benz copilot

Apple's Siri digital personal assistant is set to show up on the dash of select Mercedes-Benz models, with the news that the A-Class COMAND system is getting an upgrade for improved iPhone 4S interconnectivity. Dubbed "Drive Kit Plus for iPhone" the system allows users to navigate through their iTunes library via the A-Class' Controller in the armrest, together with trigger Siri spoken voice commands to locate services, contact people in your address book, fire off text messages and more.

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Motorola with Android Voice Actions battles Siri in comparison video

Motorola with Android Voice Actions battles Siri in comparison video

Motorola has decided to take a jab at Apple's Siri intelligent voice assistant app by pitting it against Android's Voice Actions feature running on an Atrix 2, Photon 4G, and Electrify. In all three comparison videos, Siri gets beat down complete with the knockout bell sound effects. However, the video does come direct from Motorola, not exactly an unbiased source, so some rigging or editing isn't completely out of the question. Continue after the cut to watch and judge for yourself.

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Apple may ban Evi app based on similarity to Siri

Apple may ban Evi app based on similarity to Siri

Apple is in the process of banning an app called Evi for being too similar to its own intelligent voice assistant app, Siri. It's been reported over the weekend that Apple representative Richard Chipman called the app's developer, True Knowledge, on Friday to notify the company. Evi may be pulled for breaching one of the App Store's guidelines involving apps that appear "confusingly similar to an existing Apple product."

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Google TV adding Siri-like voice controls

Google TV adding Siri-like voice controls

Google may be taking a page from Apple's Siri voice-controlled assistant feature for its future Google TVs. A patent application newly unearthed by Patently Apple reveals that Google is developing a Siri-like interface for Google TV that will introduce a variety of capabilities involving voice commands remotely sent to Google TVs via Android devices.

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iOS 5.1 GM leak confirms Japanese Siri & camera shortcut

iOS 5.1 GM leak confirms Japanese Siri & camera shortcut

Siri's incoming Japanese skills have apparently been confirmed, with a leaked copy of the iOS 5.1 Gold Master showing the new language addition in the settings menu, as well as a tweaked iPhone lockscreen. Hints of Siri's new linguistic abilities had been shown earlier in the week, when the virtual personal assistant itself began confirming Japanese was supported, and BGR's access to a leak of the GM 5.1 release confirms it.

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Siri tips her own Japanese language skills

Siri tips her own Japanese language skills

It seems Siri has been fooled, quite easily, into admitting that she can now speak Japanese. Siri, the Apple voice-activated assistant on the new iPhone 4S, had been tipped earlier this month to gain Chinese, Japanese, and Russian language support in an update believed to be coming in March. Siri herself is now confirmed that Japanese language support is coming.

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HTC Endeavor ROM hints at HTC Speak potential Siri rival

HTC Endeavor ROM hints at HTC Speak potential Siri rival

The HTC Endeavor continues to give up its secrets, with diagrams of the upcoming smartphone along with hints of an "HTC Speak" potential Siri-rival being dragged from the leaked ROM. Curiously, although the quadcore Tegra 3 based Endeavor is believed to be the same as the HTC Edge, the graphics used in the ROM as part of the SIM-insertion sequence show the angular Android device leaked last week. Meanwhile, HDBlog's digging has apparently unearthed a movie editing app - and not the regular Google one - along with HTC Speak, a voice command system.

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