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iPad Dictation prompts Apple data retention questions

iPad Dictation prompts Apple data retention questions

There was a privacy scare recently when the iOS app Path was discovered to be uploading contact and user information to their servers without asking the owners permission. Path quickly rectified the situation by pushing out an update to their app, and Apple also included new warnings in Mountain Lion Developer Preview 2, making it clear when an app was trying to access your contact information. So what about the Dictation feature found on the new iPad?

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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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iPad 3 gets voice dictation but not quite Siri yet

iPad 3 gets voice dictation but not quite Siri yet

The iPad 3 will not be getting Siri as some had speculated, but it will give a good taste of the voice-controlled feature before a full on Siri implementation sometime down the road. Apple revealed today that the next-gen tablet now offers voice-dictation, a feature you'll notice from the addition of a microphone icon to the software keyboard.

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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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Google wants Assistant to be its Siri

Google wants Assistant to be its Siri

Google doesn't like to be one-upped by Apple, but by any account that's sort of what happened when the Siri voice recognition platform was introduced. The technology, currently available only on the iPhone 4S, is likely to be heading to other impending Apple devices and is already one of the big trends to watch in 2012. Google wants a piece of that action.

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Why I’ll Never Talk to My TV – And Why You Shouldn’t Either

Why I’ll Never Talk to My TV – And Why You Shouldn’t Either

With all the talk surrounding the Apple TV dominating discussions around Cupertino, I thought it’d be a good time to think about some of the features reportedly making its way to that set. Chief among them is Siri, Apple’s virtual personal assistant.

According to the latest reports, Siri would allow Apple TV owners to give all kinds of voice commands, including change the channel, modify volume, open applications, and more. By all measure, it would be like having the same iPhone-based Siri experience on a big television in your living room.

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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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