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iOS 7 Siri asks advice on pronouncing tricky names

iOS 7 Siri asks advice on pronouncing tricky names

If there's one thing we know about Siri, it's that she sometimes has a hard time pronouncing names that can be a bit tricky, like if you have a non-English name that might be either hard to say or difficult to spell correctly. However, Siri in iOS 7 is getting a new feature where she'll take the initiative to learn to properly pronounce tricky names.

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iOS 7 Siri supercharged: Twitter, Bing, Wikipedia & more with new voices

iOS 7 Siri supercharged: Twitter, Bing, Wikipedia & more with new voices

Siri is getting an upgrade, with the new iOS 7 bringing an updated, more intelligent version of the digital personal assistant. The new Siri fits in with the reworked iOS 7 graphical design, of course, with a flexing, flowing speech ribbon running across the bottom of the screen when you're speaking to the service. However, it also has a new voice, with new audio samples for more realistic interactions.

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Nuance CEO confirms Siri involvement

Nuance CEO confirms Siri involvement

Nuance has long been suspected of being the driving force behind Apple's Siri virtual assistant technology in iOS devices. However, neither Apple or Nuance have ever actually confirmed whether or not this is true, until now. Nuance CEO Paul Ricci said today during the D11 conference that the company is "a fundamental provider for Apple."

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Microsoft borrows Siri for iPad smack commercial

Microsoft borrows Siri for iPad smack commercial

Apple's Siri is known for its occasional blasts of snark, but Microsoft has co-opted the virtual assistant for its latest Windows tablet commercial. Billed "Less talking, more doing" the advert - which you can see after the cut - pits Apple's iPad against an ASUS VivoTab Smart running Windows 8, and which unsurprisingly enough is found lacking in Microsoft's opinion.

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Apple claims Google Now infringes on Siri patents in GALAXY S 4

Apple claims Google Now infringes on Siri patents in GALAXY S 4

A series of patent infringement claims have been filed by Apple this month surrounding both the Samsung GALAXY S 4 and the Android-centric Google Now system. Two "Siri" patents have been pulled up by Apple surrounding unified search, each of them originally attached to a suit that filed against the Android Quick Search Box in devices running Android 4.0 and lower. Apple has also claimed in a similar document this week that claims against past Samsung Galaxy devices continue to hold true with the Samsung GALAXY S 4, the company asking that this device be included in a suit they've already got on the books.

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Apple looks to boost in-car integration with iOS 7

Apple looks to boost in-car integration with iOS 7

We'll most likely hear about iOS 7 at some point this year, possibly at WWDC in June, but in the meantime we're left to speculate on what we could see in the new update. However, it's reported that iOS 7 will focus more on in-car integration with Apple Maps and Siri. The company is said to be improving in that section of iOS in order to deliver their technology to more cars.

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Intel and Samsung throw cash at Expect Labs’ smart Siri alternative

Intel and Samsung throw cash at Expect Labs’ smart Siri alternative

Intel and Samsung have invested in a startup company by the name of Expect Labs, which offers an alternative to Siri and Google Now, but the only difference is that the software constantly monitors users' voices to deliver content in real-time, rather than delivering content on command like in Siri.

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Apple keeps anonymized Siri data for two years

Apple keeps anonymized Siri data for two years

After releasing Siri on the iPhone 4S back in 2011, Apple has finally disclosed how long it keeps all of those commands and hankering questions you have for Siri. The Cupertino-based company says that it keeps all Siri data for two years, but they state that all of the data from Siri that the company collects is completely anonymized.

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Digital assistant Sherpa looks to take on Apple’s Siri

Digital assistant Sherpa looks to take on Apple’s Siri

A new digital assistant has arrived in town, and she's looking to steal Siri's job. Her new name is Sherpa and she just arrived to North America today. Right now, she's only offering her services to Android users, but eventually, she'll be aiding Apple's iPhone users as well. You will be able to use her on both your phone and your tablet. After testing out her services, she's actually much more useful than I expected.

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Amazon reportedly acquires Evi voice-control app to take on Siri

Amazon reportedly acquires Evi voice-control app to take on Siri

It's been rumored for quite a while that Amazon would be manufacturing their own smartphone, especially considering that they have their own tablets. While still have yet to see anything official come out from that front, we've been treated with a report saying that the e-tailer giant has acquired Evi, which is a Siri-like voice control app.

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Apple and Yahoo in talks to bring deeper integration to iOS

Apple and Yahoo in talks to bring deeper integration to iOS

Yahoo already powers the Weather and Stocks app in iOS, but it seems they don't want to stop there. It's reported that the Sunnyvale-based company is currently in discussions with Apple to bring more Yahoo services to iOS, including more ways to bring sports information to users, as well as integration with Yahoo News.

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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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