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iOS 14.5 brings new Siri voices to your iPhone and iPad. Here's how you can use them

Tired of talking to the same ol' Siri? iOS 14.5 gives you more options for a total of four.

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14 essential Siri time-savers you may have overlooked

Your iPhone’s virtual assistant can help you find a gas station, split a check, convert measurements, and more—all with a minimum number of taps.

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Apple’s Siri voice assistant now provides coronavirus advice - The Verge

Apple has updated Siri to provide information to people who are concerned they have COVID-19. Users can ask the voice assistant "Do I have coronavirus?" and it will offer advice based on the severity of the symptoms.

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Why Google Assistant supports so many more languages than Siri, Alexa, Bixby, and Cortana | VentureBeat

Google's creativity in voice R&D has helped the company push ahead of its competitors in the virtual voice assistant space.

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Apple's Siri Told iPhone Users That Israel Is A 'Zionist Occupation State' After A Wikipedia Hack | The Daily Wire

Apple’s voice assistant, Siri, told users Sunday night that Israeli president Reuven Rivlin “is the President of the Zionist occupation state,” following a hack into Rivlin’s Wikipedia page. Once one user discovered the shocking re

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Why You Should Be Using Your Phone's Contacts to Save Recipes | Mental Floss

If you want to access a recipe hands-free, save it under a new contact and ask Siri to pull it up when you're in the middle of cooking dinner.

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Microsoft hires former Siri boss for AI leadership role | VentureBeat

After stints at Apple and Amazon, Bill Stasior is joining Microsoft in a move that will impact the Redmond giant's AI strategies.

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Making calls with Siri or Google could lead to you getting scammed

If you've ever used Siri or Google to call a business, you could be in danger of falling victim to a new scam the Better Business Bureau is warning.

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Apple Siri Eavesdropping Puts Millions Of Users At Risk

Apple is employing contractors to listen to Siri conversations, it has been confirmed. However, the voice assistant is picking up private conversations including people talking to their doctor, drug deals and sexual encounters. Here’s what to do.

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Siri Shortcuts and Screen Time coming to the Mac - 9to5Mac

Apple is working on bringing the Mac and iOS closer together with the introduction of macOS 10.15 and iOS 13. Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time, and more are expected to be unveiled for Mac during its Wo…

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Which voice assistant speaks the most languages, and why?

It's tough to add support for a new language to a voice assistant like Google Assistant, Siri, Alexa, and Cortana. Here's why.

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How to supercharge Siri on the iPhone and iPad with a hidden feature

Apple's iOS 12 for iPhones and iPads has support for a feature that most people probably don't even know about. It's called Siri Shortcuts, and you can use it to add even more power to Siri. Here's how to use Siri Shortcuts.

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Alexa and Siri Can Hear This Hidden Command. You Can’t.

Researchers can now send secret audio instructions undetectable to the human ear to Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant.

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You will love this Siri versus Google Assistant infographic | VentureBeat | Bots | by Dennies John, Zlated

Siri is the go-to personal assistant Apple iOS users are proud to have and rely on. It had nearly no competition in the world of smartphones with its speed, clarity, and accuracy — until Google Assistant entered the picture and turned the tables.

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Why You Shouldn’t Swear at Siri

Up to half of our interactions with bots are abusive.

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Here's how startups are outsmarting Siri and Alexa

Nearly every big tech company now offers a digital assistant powered by artificial intelligence. Apple has Siri, Facebook has M, Microsoft has Cortana, Amazon has Alexa, and Google has, well,...

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Hey Siri, you freak me out | VentureBeat | Security | by Sindy Nanclares

When Apple introduced the Macintosh, it promised 1984 wouldn’t be like Nineteen Eighty-Four. And yet there’s something seriously Orwellian about Apple in the year 2015.

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‘Hey Siri’ in iOS 8.3 allows for automatic speakerphone calls | 9to5Mac

Apple has made a small, but helpful, change in the way that iOS 8.3 can make phone calls via Siri. With the launch of iOS 8.0 last fall, Apple added a feature to Siri that allows users to activate ...

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Secret Siri commands: Twelve cool questions you can ask right now! | iMore

Siri launched in 2011 and can now be found on all modern iPhones and iPads. It's a virtual digital assistant that uses natural language voice control and sequential inference to listen to what you want and provide the best possible information or answer i

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Siri’s founders are building a new AI assistant | The Verge

Siri blew a lot of people away when it was first introduced by Apple in 2011, but just about everyone who used it quickly realized just how limited the AI really was. Not much has changed for Siri...

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Siri Will Soon Understand You a Whole Lot Better | Enterprise | WIRED

It all started at a small academic get-together in Whistler, British Columbia. The topic was speech recognition, and whether a new and unproven approach to machine intelligence—something called deep learning—could help computers more effective