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iPhone 5S and the “budget” iPhone: should you wait for Summer?

iPhone 5S and the “budget” iPhone: should you wait for Summer?

This week it's become apparent that not only has Apple begun production on the next-generation iPhone model, they've already set a general date range for revealing said device. With the smartphone we must assume will be called iPhone 5S, Apple has been tipped to be going forward with a design that had definite Steve Jobs input, this suggesting the idea that the iPhone 5 body will remain in-tact.

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Apple looking to bolster Siri cred, according to job listings

Apple looking to bolster Siri cred, according to job listings

It's not surprising, obviously, but it seems Apple is wanting to boost the accuracy and performance of Siri, the company's voice-controlled personal assistant of sorts. Apple posted up 12 job listings over the weekend, all of which relate to Siri. Most of the positions are rather vague on what exactly the involvement is with Siri on a consumer level, but they hint at some features that may come to the voice-controlled personal assistant.

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Apple in court over Siri patent infringment claim

Apple in court over Siri patent infringment claim

Apple is dealing with another problem in China and this time it involves its personal assistant program, Siri. A couple of weeks back, Apple had faced criticism by the television program China's Central Television over issues people had with the company's warranty policy. Now Apple is now dealing with the patent infringement claims made by Shanghai's Zhizhen Network Technology company. The company filed the claims last July.

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Siri obeys real-life mind control

Siri obeys real-life mind control

This week over at Honda R&D Americas, senior iOS architect Duane Cash is showing off a new brainwave control device and custom Siri API working with the iPhone in the real world. The initial test shows the man using a wave of his hand and the EEG signals his brain generates to start up the app and activate several functions on the device. This isn't the sort of thing you're going to be able to run out and buy right this minute, but given the relative simplicity of the build - so to speak - we might be seeing something like this from 3rd party developers (namely Honda R&D Americas) bringing such solutions soon.

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Chevrolet MyLink gains Siri integration today in 2013 Sonic and Spark

Chevrolet MyLink gains Siri integration today in 2013 Sonic and Spark

Starting today, those of you with a Chevrolet Sonic or a Chevrolet Spark working with Chevrolet MyLink with your iPhone will be able to work with Siri eyes-free integration. This update takes on what was promised back in November of last year and what we got to see with our own eyes that same month in an early preview, making it real for real-world vehicle owners. With Siri integration, users will be able to connect their iPhone (any model that works with Siri natively) completely wirelessly and jump on in to Eyes Free mode.

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A Siri iWatch could dominate wearables

A Siri iWatch could dominate wearables

Oh, the irony: tech manufacturers by the dozen attempting to dissuade you from pulling an iPhone from your pocket, and it might be Apple that actually manages it. That's not to say the Cupertino giant - or the rumored "iWatch" - is aiming to replace the iPhone, only leave it snug in your jacket or purse more of the time by shunting glanceable functionality to your wrist. It's a strategy we've seen several other manufacturers (most notably Pebble, currently glowing rosily from its multi-million Kickstarter success) try, but there are some very good reasons why Apple could be the firm to take the smartwatch mass-market.

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Honda and Acura to take advantage of Apple Siri Eyes Free tech

Honda and Acura to take advantage of Apple Siri Eyes Free tech

The push is on for many automakers to add new hands-free technology to their vehicles to help drivers keep their eyes on the road. Some automakers, such as Ford, have had hands-free communication systems and their vehicles allowing drivers to control certain functions using the voice for a long time. Other automakers have been slower to adopt such technology.

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