Amazon Reportedly Buys Siri Competitor Evi

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*+-A report from TechCrunch claims that Amazon recently purchased Evi, a Siri-like service that works on both Android and iOS. Evi uses Nuance voice recognition technology in combination with the True Knowledge natural language search engine to give iOS and Android users voice search. Like Siri, the app can answer questions and help users find […]

Adults Text While Driving More Than Teens!

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*+-A recent survey by AT&T has been released which shows that adults text and drive a great deal more often than teenagers. What is worse is that the adults know that texting while driving is wrong, but that they continue to do it anyway! In the survey over half of adults admit to texting while driving. […]

Looking to Buy a Vehicle with Siri EyesFree? Choose Ferrari!

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*+-Looking for a new vehicle to take advantage of all of the latest in-car technology, including the Siri EyesFree system? Look no further than the Ferrari FF! At over $300,000, it might be a pricier way to get the technology, but it has not stopped Apple from partnering with the Prancing Horse to provide EyesFree […]

iPhone Focused Car Integration Arrives: Will Luxury Autos Suffer?

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*+-After Samsung’s recent announcement of their new Galaxy S4 phone, the mobile landscape has been slightly altered once again. During the introduction of the S Voice Drive, Samsung has made it clear that it is targeting Apple’s Siri Eyes Free, and is attempting to improve on the design. However, as I watched the event, and wrote the […]

Samsung Attacks Eyes Free with S Voice Drive on the Galaxy S4

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*+-During Samsung’s announcement of the Galaxy S4, a shot was fired directly across the bow of Apple and their Eyes Free technology. S Voice Drive is a new feature of the Galaxy S4 that allows full voice control of the navigation system integrated into the phone while still maintaining distraction-free driving. Performing almost all the […]

Siri Eyes Free Integration Arrives in the European Auto Market

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*+-Opel, a branch of General Motors that sells vehicles to continental Europe, has released a small car called the Adam. Opel is touting its IntelliLink system that features complete iPhone integration through Siri Eyes Free technology. The Adam is a small city car with an inexpensive price tag targeted at urban dwellers who need reliable, […]

Apple Quietly Supercharges Siri (Video)

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*+-Apple may have quietly supercharged Siri this week, offering better voice recognition, faster responses and making Siri more usable in general. Using voice dictation is vastly improved this morning, with the iPhone recognizing many words it normally struggles with and offering better performance in a noisy environment. dictation is still far from perfect, but it is much […]

Siri Eyes Free Mode Arrives on 2013 Chevy Sonic and Spark

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*+-iPhone users with a 2013 Chevy Sonic or Spark can soon control Siri with a built in steering wheel control, offering faster, eyes-free, access to Apple’s digital personal assistant. According to Chevy, the Siri Eyes Free feature will arrive as an update to Chevy Mylink system in March. With distracted driving incidents on the rise […]

Honda Commits to 2013 Release of Siri Eyes-Free on Accord, Acura

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*+-Japanese auto-maker Honda has committed to bringing Apple’s Siri Eyes-Free feature to its 2013 lineup of Acura as well as luxury brand Acura RDX and ILX models. Siri Eyes-Free will be arriving on these select Accord and Acura models later this year, according to the auto-maker, as an optional dealer-installed add-on. Unfortunately, other models in […]

How to Buy Movie Tickets with Siri in iOS 6.1

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*+-With iOS 6.1 users can use Siri and Fandango to buy movie tickets with their voice and a tap. With the new tool it’s easy to go from seeing what’s playing at a local movie theater to reserving your seats. Users will need to update to iOS 6.1 and install the Fandango app to make the process work. There […]

Leaked Screenshots Show More of BlackBerry 10

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*+-Screenshots of BlackBerry 10 leaked to Vietnamese website Tinhte shows off the homescreen, notifications and a Siri competitor in the upcoming OS from RIM. Many of the screenshots show features that RIM already showed off in BlackBerry 10. RIM already announced BlackBerry Hub, the app that will show any sort of message the phone receives. […]

How to Use Siri with Google Maps Without an iOS 6 Jailbreak

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*+-With two words iOS 6 users can use Siri to get directions in Google Maps instead of Apple Maps without an iOS 6 jailbreak or hack. Google Maps for iPhone is now available for users on iOS 6 looking to replace Apple Maps. Apple doesn’t let users change the default Maps app in iOS 6, but […]

How to Check if iMessage, iCloud and FaceTime Are Down

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*+-Apple’s new system status page makes it easy to see if Apple’s growing list of services are down, cutting users off from iMessage, Facetime and iCloud services. This enhanced status page is important as Apple is the source of a growing number of services that users rely on daily. This page makes it easy to […]

Siri Steering Wheel Control Comes to Chevy Spark & Sonic

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*+-The Chevy Spark and Sonic are the first vehicles to integrate Siri with the car, allowing drivers to activate Siri from the steering wheel for hands free control of the iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 on iOS 6. Apple announced the enhanced support for in-car infotainment systems at WWDC 2012, and the Chevy MyLink system in the […]

OS X 10.9 Could Include Siri and Apple Maps

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*+-Early builds of OS X 10.9 include versions of Siri and Apple Maps for the Mac according to a 9To5Mac report. According to the report Apple is currently testing Siri in the next iteration of its Mac OS. If the feature passes testing it will likely make the cut for OS X 10.9 and all […]

Apple Store App Update Brings Support for Passbook and Siri

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*+-Apple today updated its Apple Store app for iOS with support for Passbook, one of the new features found in iOS 6 and support for Siri, the operating system’s on-board virtual assistant. The update, which brings the Apple Store app to Version 2.4, will bring support for both Siri and Passbook once its updated, making […]

Siri Will Help iPhone Owners Buy Movie Tickets When iOS 6.1 Gets Released

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*+-Though iOS 6.1 isn’t yet available for consumers to download, Apple has already seeded the forthcoming version of its mobile operating system to developers. And as such, developers have discovered there is a feature inside iOS 6 that allows consumers to tap Siri‘s voice assistant feature to purchase movie tickets, thus expanding the capabilities of […]

Apple Shakes Up Executive Structure, iOS VP Leaving in 2013

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*+-Today Apple announced that Senior Vice President of iOS Scott Forstall will leave the company in 2013, and other Apple executives will assume parts of his responsibilities. Scott Forstall was not only in charge of iOS, but of Siri and Maps as well. Due to the myriad problems with Apple Maps Forstall’s departure isn’t a huge […]

40 iOS 6 Tips and Tricks

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*+-Most iPhone an iPad owners know the basics of using the phone and tablet, but a few tips can unlock the full potential of the iPhone and iPad. iOS 6 brings new features like navigation and panoramic photos to the iPhone and finally brings Siri to the iPad with new features like opening apps, checking […]

Court Reverses Apple’s Injunction Against Samsung Galaxy Nexus

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*+-A U.S. Federal Appeals Court reversed Apple’s injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus according to Reuters. In the ruling the appeals court decided that Apple’s injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was wrong. The court found that while Samsung may infringe Apple’s universal search patent, the feature itself will not cause irreparable harm to Apple’s sales. In […]