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This is the real voice behind Siri

This is the real voice behind Siri

Siri's voice is probably one many of us are familiar with. Many iPhone users speak to Siri on a daily basis, but have you ever wondered where Siri's voice comes from? While these days Apple uses fancy machine learning and computer speech to generate Siri's tone and inflection, back in the virtual assistant's early days, her voice was based on a real person. We almost never found out who that real person is, either, and if Apple had anything to say about it, we probably still wouldn't know.

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iPad Pro 2022 tipped to get a hidden feature in its Apple logo

iPad Pro 2022 tipped to get a hidden feature in its Apple logo

The iPad Pro tablets are comfortably the most powerful of their kind on the market at the moment packing a vaunted Apple M1 SoC and up to 16GB of RAM. While they are feature packed, and priced accordingly, Apple is always looking for ways to improve on them to help keep them at the top of people's shopping lists. One of the hot next-generation iPad Pro rumors coming out of 2021 for the next iPad Pro upgrade was that it would receive MagSafe charging support. Currently, all iPad models sold by Apple charge over either a wired Lightning or USB-C cable – the iPad mini, Air and Pro models have all been upgraded to support the newer standard.

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Safari bug threatens identity theft to all Mac, iPhone, iPad users

Safari bug threatens identity theft to all Mac, iPhone, iPad users

For years, Apple has been heralding privacy as the central theme for its products. Safari, Apple default web browser, comes with a range of privacy features to prevent websites from capturing data related to users' browsing habits and creating personas that can be used serve them ads on other websites and platforms including — but not limited to — Google and Facebook. With Safari 15 that was launched ahead of macOS 12 Monterey and iOS 15, Apple strengthened these privacy features including its Intelligent Tracking Prevention to hide users' IP addresses and email addresses from websites.

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iMessage, RCS, and the curse of green bubbles: iPhone and Android messaging is broken

iMessage, RCS, and the curse of green bubbles: iPhone and Android messaging is broken

Apple's iMessage has been at the center of many public debates for years for its differently-colored message bubbles. If you receive a text message from another Apple device, the iMessage app on iPhone, iPad, and Mac shows the received message in a blue bubble whereas it appears in green color if it is sent from a non-Apple device, like an Android phone. 

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Why the HTC Facebook phone ultimately failed

Why the HTC Facebook phone ultimately failed

Back in the year 2011, Facebook teamed up with HTC to release two different phones — the Chacha and the Salsa — each of which gave the social media platform its own dedicated hardware button. While the dedicated Facebook feature didn't quite pan out, that didn't stop both companies from trying again in 2013 with the HTC First.

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No, there wasn’t an iCloud Private Relay bug in iOS 15.2

No, there wasn’t an iCloud Private Relay bug in iOS 15.2

Apple has always painted itself as a champion of user privacy, going above and beyond to provide features that protect its customers from prying eyes. It has become both popular and unpopular for its hard stance on encrypting its iPhones, but those protections don't apply to the data that goes out of the phone and over the Internet. That is what Apple's new iCloud Private Relay was made for, but it seems that it has been causing some confusion, leading people to blame either an iOS 15.2 bug or T-Mobile.

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How Steve Jobs’ iPhone Keynote Changed Everything

How Steve Jobs’ iPhone Keynote Changed Everything

When Steve Jobs took the stage at Macworld in San Francisco, January 9, 2007, to introduce the first iPhone, no one could have imagined the impact that small device would have on Apple, the smartphone industry, and the world at large. Back then, the smartphone market was much different -- and far smaller — than it is today.

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How To Clear Your iPhone’s Cache

How To Clear Your iPhone’s Cache

The iPhone may be one of the world's most popular smartphones, but at its core, it's much more than just a phone. Packed into the handheld device is enough computing power to put computers of past decades to shame. Just like any modern computer, over time an iPhone's performance can be undermined by a variety of factors, not the least of which is space being taken up by unused apps, browser cache, and the like.

Fortunately, clearing out an iPhone's cache is an easy process.

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Apple’s future AR/MR headset may be years ahead of the competition

Apple’s future AR/MR headset may be years ahead of the competition

Over the past few months, rumors of work on an Apple augmented reality/mixed reality (AR/MR) headset have shaped up to be quite exciting. According to a recent report that Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo prepared for investors, the upcoming Apple AR headset may require the same level of computing power as the MacBook Pro. Kuo has also stated that the device should offer performance much higher than that of the latest iPhones.

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TikTok is unimpressed by these iPhone 14 rumors

TikTok is unimpressed by these iPhone 14 rumors

With iPhone 14 on the horizon, rumors about the new Apple flagship are spreading like wildfire—and the internet, of course, reacts. TikTok user @carterpcs uploaded a quick video asking for opinions about the phone's rumored new design. Spoiler alert: People don't seem to love it.

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Apple’s first 2022 event could give iPhone SE 5G powers

Apple’s first 2022 event could give iPhone SE 5G powers

Exciting times may be ahead for iPhone enthusiasts. Apple is readying itself for its first virtual event of 2022, according to Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, likely to take place in either March or April. It should bring a long list of new announcements, most excitingly a possible iPhone SE with 5G connectivity.

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Schlage Encode Plus smart lock eliminates the need for passcodes

Schlage Encode Plus smart lock eliminates the need for passcodes

Often, when new technology is released, you don't realize what a change the tech can make in your life until you try it. For many people who have adopted modern deadbolts and doorknobs that operate using passcodes instead of keys, locks of the type certainly fall into that category. Many manufacturers offer keypad deadbolts and doorknobs, allowing you to type in a custom code to lock and unlock the door.

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