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Apple OS X 10.12 said to feature Siri’s Mac debut

Apple OS X 10.12 said to feature Siri’s Mac debut

It's 2016, and that means Apple is gearing up to announce this year's update to its OS X operating system for the Mac. With the last two years seeing a lot connecting and cross-over features between OS X and iOS in the form of Continuity, how could Apple build on that for another year? It seems that virtual assistant Siri is the next logical step, especially after the fact that Microsoft's Cortana has migrated to the desktop with last year's release of Windows 10.

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Revamped Apple TV remote app for iPhone coming soon

Revamped Apple TV remote app for iPhone coming soon

If there was one negative aspect about the new Apple TV that users discovered at launch, it was limitation on performing searches and entering text with the set-top box's included remote. Fortunately, Apple soon released the tvOS 9.1 update late last year improving voice search capabilities with Siri, and another update is on its way that will allow users to take advantage of dictation for text entry via the remote's mic. But the next big advancement that Apple has planned is using an iPhone to replace the remote altogether.

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tvOS 9.2 will fix the new Apple TV’s big frustration

tvOS 9.2 will fix the new Apple TV’s big frustration

Apple is addressing one of the latest Apple TV's biggest headaches, with a beta of the newest version of tvOS for the set-top box previewing an extra Siri feature. Currently available to beta testers and registered developers, tvOS 9.2 beta 3 includes a number of hotly-anticipated features like homescreen folder support, but it's one simple usability fix that is likely to interest users the most.

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Apple TV Review (2015): Living with big-screen Siri

Apple TV Review (2015): Living with big-screen Siri

Shouting back at the TV used to be frowned upon; now, with the fourth-generation Apple TV, Apple is positively encouraging it. The Cupertino firm's take on the future of the living room has released Siri from its iPhone and iPad prison, while a new remote, access to the App Store, and beefier specifications promise a slicker and more flexible experience. I've been living with the revamped set-top box for the past six weeks, to see just how much of an upgrade this is.

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Apple TV remote app for iOS to get Siri features in 2016

Apple TV remote app for iOS to get Siri features in 2016

Apple just released tvOS 9.1 for the new fourth-gen Apple TV this week, not only allowing users to take advantage of the Siri Remote's voice capabilities for searching music, but also making the device compatible with the Remote app for iOS. The latter means that users can enter text and navigate menus on the Apple TV from their iPhone or iPad. However, since Siri is already built into the iPhone, what about an iOS Remote app that took advantage of voice input just as the Apple TV's physical remote does?

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Apple CEO Tim Cook & Siri support ‘Just Say Hi’ disabilities awareness

Apple CEO Tim Cook & Siri support ‘Just Say Hi’ disabilities awareness

Apple CEO Tim Cook, along with iOS voice assistant Siri, have appeared in a new video for the Cerebral Palsy foundation's 'Just Say Hi' awareness campaign. The initiative has released a number of PSAs with celebrities promoting the message that the best way to communicate with someone with a disability is to talk to them like any other person, or 'just say hi' to start a conversation.

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New iPhone 6s ads spotlight attentive Siri, ridiculous power

New iPhone 6s ads spotlight attentive Siri, ridiculous power

The "6s" in its name might suggest that the iPhone 6s is a small bump up from the iPhone 6, but names can be deceptive and Apple wants to make sure you understand what that means. As part of its "not much has changed" reverse psychology marketing campaign, Apple has released two new video ads for the iPhone 6s. One capitalizes on the fact that now, Siri can be activated hands-free at any time. The other focuses on just how powerful the new smartphone really is.

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Siri tops Google Now, Cortana in user satisfaction, accuracy

Siri tops Google Now, Cortana in user satisfaction, accuracy

A recent study carried out Experts Exchange has compared the user satisfaction ratings between the three main virtual assistants, Apple's Siri, Google Now, and Microsoft's Cortana. In survey covering a number of different aspects, including accuracy in answering questions and completing requests, along with overall satisfaction, Siri came out on top, followed by Google Now, and then Cortana.

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Philips Hue 2.0 Review with HomeKit and Siri

Philips Hue 2.0 Review with HomeKit and Siri

Challengers for the throne of connected lighting have come and gone, but Philips' Hue system remains the best-known of the wireless bulbs. It's color-changing and white lamps are now available for a number of sockets and fittings, but one thing has proved consistent: the central bridge that controls them all.

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Siri Universal search on Apple TV to extend to music

Siri Universal search on Apple TV to extend to music

One of the most loved features on the new Apple TV devices is the Siri-enabled universal search that allows fans to search for the video or movie content they want to see across multiple video platforms. That makes it easy to find content without having to go into each app and perform a search. Apple has announced that it is working on plans that will extend that search capability to music.

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Siri answers music chart questions, but only for Apple Music subscribers

Siri answers music chart questions, but only for Apple Music subscribers

With Apple's release of iOS 9 earlier this year, Siri was given the ability to answer and take action on more requests from users, such showing photos from a specific time and place, or search through email content. However, iOS users this week have discovered one thing that the virtual assistant won't answer unless a condition is met: questions about top songs from past or present music charts.

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New iPhone 6s ads focus on camera, Siri, and Jamie Foxx

New iPhone 6s ads focus on camera, Siri, and Jamie Foxx

Apple is usually known for video ads that are subtle, artful, tastefully done, and entertaining. These latest ones for the new iPhone 6s are perhaps no different, though some might be scratching their heads at the point that Apple wants to make in some of them. Beyond their entertainment value, that is. Three videos make up this latest batch, one focusing on the smartphone's new camera and the others on Siri. Well, perhaps on Jamie Foxx more, with Siri acting as an obedient, hands-free assistant.

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