voice control

Siri pours a beer with the help of Beeri

Siri pours a beer with the help of Beeri

It's time to get real with iPhone 4S's Siri, ladies and gentlemen, finding the one truly important use for the voice assistant in an app by the name of Beeri. It is here that you'll finally, after all this time, be able to tell your iPhone to get a beer for you. Apple I can't believe you guys didn't think of this earlier! It's the greatest set of commands and execution in the history of computers - and beer!

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Iris voice control app is dev’s 8hr attempt at Siri for Android

Iris voice control app is dev’s 8hr attempt at Siri for Android

Apple's Siri system is one of the flagship features of the iPhone 4S, but a team of Android developers reckoned they could match the voice command system - or at least rival it - with just eight hours work. Dexetra came up with Iris for Android, a tongue-in-cheek reversal of the Siri name, and pulling together Android's existing voice input and text-to-speech capabilities with some online search and a dash of arch humor.

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Siri, can you make me dump Android?

Siri, can you make me dump Android?

Until now I've been inured to the iPhone's charms. iOS has its strengths, but - barring three months of iPhone 3G ownership - Android has always been my daily driver. My dedication to Google wavered, though, when Apple unveiled Siri on the iPhone 4S: not just voice recognition, but the promise of the first real artificial intelligence (AI) on a mobile platform. Was Siri really as good as Apple made out - and as Vincent found it to be in our iPhone 4S review - and more importantly could it wean me off Android? I grabbed a 4S to find out.

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Apple Siri brings voice-control to iPhone 4S

Apple Siri brings voice-control to iPhone 4S

We've heard all the rumors and yes they are true. Apple is bringing full out voice control "Siri" to the iPhone. This is a feature that has been a long time coming from the folks in Cupertino, they've also confirmed that yes -- it will be called Siri. Bringing easy and natural voice control to the world of the iPhone. Look Android, the iPhone has a microphone on the keyboard now too. We have plenty of pictures of the demonstration below so head on down and look over the gallery.

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