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Siri’s Voice Dictation spotted in OS X Mountain Lion code

Siri’s Voice Dictation spotted in OS X Mountain Lion code

The same Siri-based voice dictation features as on the new iPad look increasingly likely to show up in OS X Mountain Lion, Apple's next-gen Mac platform, according to new beta code tidbits. According to a new mention in the latest seed of Mountain Lion, spotted by 9 to 5 Mac, Apple could be using a new keypress combo to trigger what's presumably the same server-based dictation system as offered on the iPad.

IBM blocks Dropbox and iCloud as well as Siri

IBM blocks Dropbox and iCloud as well as Siri

Earlier today it was reported that Siri was being blocked for IBM employees nationwide as a sort of cut-back on their "bring your own device" policy for smartphones and tablets at the workplace - that policy has expanded, it seems. A new addition to the reports we've heard this morning indicate that IBM not only has Apple's Siri blocked, but several other applications such as Dropbox and Apples iCloud. The reason IBM has these applications blocked from the their offices is simple: data might not be as secure through these applications as they want their employees data to be.

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IBM blocks Siri on its networks

IBM blocks Siri on its networks

When you use Siri, voice data is sent back to Apple’s servers in order to be processed, but the information is also stored there for a period of time to help hone the voice assistant. IBM seems to be a little spooked by this, and has begun blocking use of Siri on its private networks in the fear that sensitive information may wind up in the wrong hands.

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Rovi and Nuance beat Siri to the television

Rovi and Nuance beat Siri to the television

Everyone seems to get rather excited when you talk about voice control on smartphones, but what about on the television? Rovi and Nuance have announced a partnership that would see Nuance making use of Rovi’s entertainment data in its Dragon TV service. That would let consumers access Rovi indexed shows using nothing more than their crystal clear voice.

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Samsung and Vlingo blocking unofficial S-Voice use

Samsung and Vlingo blocking unofficial S-Voice use

Samsung Galaxy S IIIs are already out there in the wild even though the phone doesn’t official hit retail channels until May 29th. The exclusive Flipboard APK was ripped from the phone pretty quickly, and over the weekend Samsung’s personal voice assistant, S-Voice, was also uploaded for anyone with an Android phone running Ice Cream Sandwich to enjoy. Samsung doesn’t seem to be amused by such shenanigans, and has blocked users from accessing the feature.

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Samsung S Voice Siri clone gets leaked for Android 4.0

Samsung S Voice Siri clone gets leaked for Android 4.0

It's no secret that when it comes to smartphones, Samsung sees only one company as its competitor - Apple. It believes, rightly so, that it has the most popular presence on Android so rather than fight against other Android manufacturers it has its eyes set solely on the iPhone. So it is really no surprise that the company has developed its own version of Siri. Will it be able to measure up?

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Apple blasts Siri class-action: Gold-diggers with unfair expectations

Apple blasts Siri class-action: Gold-diggers with unfair expectations

Apple has fired back at iPhone 4S users who joined a class-action suit accusing the company of deceptive advertising around Siri's capabilities, arguing the complainers are simply out to make money. In a freshly filed motion to dismiss the suit, Apple suggests that rather than having legitimate issues with the accuracy of the "beta" virtual personal assistant system on the iPhone, those taking part in the class-action motion can only give vague indications of how Siri has let them down.

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Apple patches Siri smartphone answer: Nokia not amused

Apple patches Siri smartphone answer: Nokia not amused

Late last week it was discovered that if you asked Siri what it’s favorite smartphone was, the Nokia Lumia 900 would pop up. it was mildly amusing, and a good time was had by all. Now it looks like Apple has patched the possible answers. Asking Siri what the best smartphone is results in such answers as “You’re holding it” and “Wait... there are other phones?”

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iOS 6 “Sundance” Siri API and iPad support tipped

iOS 6 “Sundance” Siri API and iPad support tipped

Apple's upcoming iOS 6 won't just mark a shift to a homegrown mapping system but finally see Siri, the company's personal virtual assistant technology, show up on the iPad, according to the latest rumors. iOS 6 is currently being referred to as "Sundance", so TechCrunch's sources claim, with the codenamed platform update marking a significant shake-up in new and tweaked APIs that developers will be particularly keen on. As well as new mapping APIs, to hook into iOS 6's new location app, Sundance will also supposedly see the launch of the Siri API.

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Ask Siri what the best smartphone is – she’ll say Nokia Lumia 900

Ask Siri what the best smartphone is – she’ll say Nokia Lumia 900

Apple's voice recognition platform on the iPhone 4S is an attempt at creating something that interacts with you like a human. And in fact, Siri may even be more human than people who work at Apple because it looks like she is capable of humility. Apparently if you ask the digital assistant "What is the best smartphone ever?" she will tell you it's the Windows Phone-powered Nokia Lumia 900.

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