Siri: News

20 May 2024


Apple to boost Siri with AI-powered 'Proactive Intelligence' features

Apple is planning a significant upgrade to its native virtual assistant, Siri, by integrating artificial intelligence (AI), and adding what it calls "Proactive Intelligence," according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

16 May 2024


Apple's new feature lets you use iPhone with your eyes

Apple has announced a range of new accessibility features for its iPhone and iPad users.

26 Apr 2024


iOS 18 to bring AI upgrades, revamped Siri, and more

Apple's upcoming software update for iPhones, iOS 18, is generating significant buzz in the tech world.

10 Apr 2024


How Apple's new AI project could supercharge Siri

Apple is making significant progress in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning with its latest project, Ferret-UI.

02 Apr 2024


Apple working on contextual AI language model: How it works

Apple's research team is currently developing an innovative artificial intelligence (AI) model, named ReALM (Reference Resolution As Language Model).

14 Jan 2024


Apple to shut down 121-member AI team in San Diego

Apple is reportedly pulling the plug on its 121-member artificial intelligence (AI) team in San Diego, California, reported Bloomberg, citing insiders.

06 Jan 2024


Apple might announce Siri with generative AI capabilities at WWDC

Apple is said to be gearing up to preview a new iteration of Siri featuring generative artificial intelligence (AI) and multiple novel functionalities at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in 2024.

16 Dec 2023


Apple's AirPods Pro 3 launching in 2025: What to expect

Apple is said to be developing the third-generation model of the AirPods Pro. The wearable is rumored to launch around 2025, with a range of exciting features in store.

26 Nov 2023


Apple iOS 18: Rumors, leaked features known so far

Apple will unveil iOS 18 at the 2024 WWDC in June, with a release to compatible iPhones later.

22 Oct 2023


Apple developing AI features to bridge gap with Google, OpenAI

Apple is said to be developing a variety of AI-driven features, including an enhanced version of Siri, which could be unveiled as early as next year.

04 Aug 2023


Apple could use motion tracking to boost Siri's voice recognition 

Apple has filed a patent application titled "Keyword Detection Using Motion Sensing." It's a lip-reading program that could enhance Siri's voice recognition capabilities.

07 Jun 2023


iOS 17's lesser-known features: Safer browsing, offline maps, and more 

Among the key announcements Apple made at the recent WWDC 2023 event was the new iOS 17 software.

30 May 2023


AI in Apple: Features that enhance tech giant's AI credentials

When we hear artificial intelligence (AI), companies like Microsoft, Google, and OpenAI come to our minds. No one would say they thought of Apple at the mention of AI.

16 May 2023


How Apple's new accessibility features will help users with disabilities 

Apple has previewed a set of new features for cognitive, vision, hearing, and mobility accessibility.

28 Mar 2023


How to upgrade your driving experience with Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay was introduced by Cupertino tech giant Apple to deliver access to your favorite apps and seamless smartphone connectivity, in bikes and cars.

How will voice assistants fare against AI chatbots in future

Generative AI is the talk of the town. AI chatbots that can answer questions and complete tasks with alacrity have caught the imagination of everyone.

19 Jan 2023


Apple's new smart speaker can check room temperature and humidity

Apple has launched the second generation HomePod smart speaker. Alongside playing music and performing other Siri-enabled functions, it can now check your room's temperature and humidity. You can also create a stereo pair by pairing two HomePods.

25 Dec 2022


Boult Rover smartwatch introduced in India: Should you buy?

India-based Boult has made its latest smartwatch, called the Boult Rover, available for purchase.

07 Nov 2022


Apple could soon change 'Hey Siri' command to just 'Siri'

Apple wants to change the wake-up command for its voice assistant from 'Hey Siri' to just 'Siri.'

10 Apr 2021


Spotify claims "Hey Spotify" doesn't listen to everything you say

In 2020, music streaming giant Spotify was spotted developing a voice assistant triggered by the wake phrase "Hey Spotify". The feature resembles Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri.

04 Apr 2021


Siri won't default to female voice, two new voices added

Apple has added two new voice options to its voice Assistant Siri. Users will get to select a Siri voice of their choice when they set up the service instead of having a default voice.

05 Mar 2021


iOS 14.5 doesn't have a default music service setting

Apple iOS version 14.5 beta testers noticed that Siri would ask you to select a player or streaming service when you instructed it to play music for the first time. This led them to assume Apple would allow users to set a default service for music.

10 Jul 2020


iOS 14 public beta now available: Here's how to download

Apple's next big operating system for iPhones, the iOS 14, is now available for early testers.

23 Jun 2020


iOS 14: Is this the biggest update for iPhones?

A few hours ago, Apple hosted its first-ever "virtual" WWDC keynote and unveiled the next-generation of its software products - iOS 14, iPadOS 14, tvOS 14, watchOS 7, and macOS Big Sur.

08 Apr 2020


Is the low-cost version of Apple AirPods Pro already here?

Apple is gearing up to expand its range of audio products with a pair of new earbuds called the AirPods X and a set of premium over-ear headphones.

23 Mar 2020


Siri can do preliminary screening for coronavirus (not for India)

As coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to wreak havoc around the world, Apple is doing its bit to help those in need.

16 Mar 2020


Ahead of launch, Apple's Powerbeats 4 earbuds hit the shelves

Apple's Powerbeats 4 seems to have gone on sale even before its official launch. The still-unannounced earbuds were spotted for sale at a Walmart store in Rochester, New York.

06 Feb 2020


Apple patches Mac bug that exposed encrypted emails: Details here

Finally, a long-existing security flaw exposing parts of encrypted emails has been patched in Apple's macOS.

31 Jan 2020


Apparently, Siri and Cortana are really bad at first-aid advice

While modern-day smart assistants can handle a number of queries, they are not really good at first-aid advice.

29 Jan 2020


Apple HomePod finally arrives in India, costs Rs. 20,000

Apple's HomePod, which debuted in countries like the US, UK, and Australia in February 2018, has finally arrived in India.

14 Dec 2019


Critical iPhone bug lets kids bypass parental controls: Details here

Just recently, Apple released iOS 13.3 with some major bug fixes and parental control improvements for iPhones.

09 Nov 2019


Apple AirPods Pro with Android phone: Good, bad and ugly

With features like active noise cancellation, adaptive music equalizer, high-quality sound output, and great battery life, the Apple AirPods Pro is surely one of the best wireless earbuds you can buy today.

03 Nov 2019


Apple AirPods Pro v/s AirPods: What has changed?

Apple has quietly launched the AirPods Pro as an upgraded version of its popular wireless earbuds, the AirPods.

26 Oct 2019


Apple's AirPods Pro charging case could look like this

The next-generation of Apple's wireless earphones, likely to be called AirPods Pro, have once again been leaked.

13 Oct 2019


#TechBytes: Why Google Assistant is better than Siri and Alexa

We all see Google Assistant as a 'digital butler' that can do a range of tasks on a single command.

04 Oct 2019

Health & Wellness

#TechBytes: 5 features you should try on your Apple Watch

Apple has finally released watchOS 6, the latest software for Apple Watch Series 3, Series 4, and Series 5.

27 Sep 2019


Apple Watch Series 5 goes on sale in India today

Apple's latest wearable, the Apple Watch Series 5, will go on sale in India today via leading online platforms, as well as major offline retail stores across the country.

25 Sep 2019


#TechBytes: 5 India-specific iOS 13 features you need to try

Soon after unveiling fancy new iPhones, Apple released iOS 13 with features like dark mode, Sign in with Apple, swipe-to-type, gesture-based undo/redo and more.

09 Sep 2019


Soon, Siri will have health-focused conversations, translation, and more

Apple's Siri is set to get some big upgrades in the coming years, a report from The Guardian has revealed.

29 Aug 2019


Apple is sorry that its contractors listened to your sex-talks

A few weeks back, a report revealed that Apple's contractors had been listening to and reviewing recordings from Siri (Apple's digital assistant).

24 Aug 2019


The best smart speakers you can buy in 2019

Smart speaks are a great add-on to enrich your digital life. They are portable (some of them), affordable and easy to use.

19 Aug 2019


Google Assistant nails IQ test, beats both Alexa and Siri

AI-based voice assistants power modern-day gadgets and make them truly smart in ways more than you can imagine.

03 Aug 2019


Apple responds to criticism, stops contractors from hearing Siri conversations

Just recently, a scary report revealed how Apple's contractors listened to recordings of private Siri conversations.

29 Jul 2019


Like Amazon, Apple's contractors also listen to private Siri conversations

Just a few weeks ago, a report claimed that Amazon's employees get wide access to the recordings of Alexa conversations, something they could use to pin down the exact location of people.

21 Jun 2019


iOS13 will warn if you delete apps with active subscriptions

Apple has added a new feature in iOS 13 that will help you manage app subscriptions in a better way.

06 Jun 2019


Feminist chatbot F'xa to teach you about AI gender bias

If you have ever come across an AI voice assistant, you probably would have tried cussing at it.

29 Apr 2019


Top 5 iOS features we want to see on Android

As a long-time iOS user who recently switched to the open world of Android, I am enjoying every bit of Google's mobile software. It offers me the freedom to customize my phone, has better notification management, and fluid multitasking experience.

16 Apr 2019


Here's how tech giants handle data captured by voice assistants

From phones to speakers, everything is turning smart thanks to the power of voice recognition and artificial intelligence.

16 Apr 2019


iOS 13 features: Dark mode, undo gestures and much more

In a matter of months, Apple will unveil iOS 13, the next generation of its operating system for iPhones and iPads.

31 Dec 2018


Hebrew voice of Siri just sued Apple: Here's why

The artist behind the Hebrew version of Siri has filed a lawsuit against Apple, claiming that the company used her voice for the smart assistant without explicit permission.

23 Nov 2018

Donald Trump

Siri goes NSFW, shows penis image when asked about Trump

We have seen assistants fail, miserably.

23 Nov 2018


Google just found a 'shortcut' to link Assistant with Siri

Siri, as we all know, is the primary smart Assistant for iOS.

19 Oct 2018


You can download everything Apple knows about you: See how

A month after launching the new iPhones, Apple has refreshed its privacy website, giving new information about its efforts to keep people and their data safe.

17 Oct 2018


Beware! New iPhone hack lets attackers view, share your photos

Apple has recently released iOS 12.0.1 offering a fix for a number of issues, including those of charging and bypassing passcodes.

07 Oct 2018


Are Nokia True Wireless Earbuds Android's own Apple AirPods?

Released back in 2016, Apple's AirPods ushered in a phase of wireless audio streaming.

01 Oct 2018


These important iOS 12 features significantly improve iPhone security

iOS 12, Apple's latest mobile operating system, is a bliss for iPhone and iPad users who have struggled with the buggy iOS 11.

28 Jul 2018

Google Assistant

War of the virtual assistants: Google Assistant wins IQ test

Ever wondered which virtual assistant, among the many that are available, is smarter? Well, it seems like we have a conclusive answer now.

23 Jul 2018


You may soon make calls using your Apple's HomePod

Apple's HomePod smart speaker, which became commercially available a few months back, is reportedly getting an update that'll include a slew of new features including the ability to make and receive phone calls.

13 Jul 2018


Apple upgrades MacBook Pros, top-end device costs $6,700

On Thursday, Apple's 13-inch and 15-inch Touch Bar MacBook Pros received a midsummer upgrade, and will now come with the latest Intel CPUs, new RAM and storage options, True Tone screens, a new T2 sub-processor for security and encryption, and hands-free Siri.

05 Jul 2018

San Francisco

Inside British Parliament, Siri 'interrupts' MP, announces results on Syria

The task of digital assistants Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant, is to make our lives easier. But in this case, a minister of British Parliament was left embarrassed when Apple's Siri rudely interrupted his speech.

10 Jun 2018


Tired of Siri? Access Alexa on Apple Watch: Here's how

Each smart assistant does something better than the other. However, there are restrictions when you wish to use multiple smart assistants, especially on wearables.

28 May 2018


Everything expected to be unveiled at Apple's WWDC 2018 event

Apple's upcoming Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) 2018 will take place from June 4-8 in San Jose, California.

22 May 2018


Apple's Siri will get a brand new voice at WWDC

Apple's voice-based digital assistant Siri is set to get a brand new voice at the company's upcoming Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) 2018.

12 Apr 2018


Google Assistant has received 4.5 lakh marriage proposals in India

Technology has impressed all and sundry. However, in case of AI-powered smart assistants like Siri, Cortana, Alexa or Google Assistant, users have taken that love for technology to a whole new level. Literally.

01 Apr 2018


Apple aggressively hiring for Siri division with 161 vacancies

Apple has ramped up efforts regarding its voice-enabled digital assistant Siri with rolling out as many as 161 Siri-related vacancies as of March end.

23 Mar 2018


Siri privacy bug on iOS 11 compromises your hidden notifications

If you think iOS 11 is a mess, you're not alone. Apple's latest operating system has been bug-ridden since its launch. And keeping aside those battery draining issues and applications being unresponsive, iOS 11 bugs didn't even spare the $1,000 iPhone X.

13 Dec 2017


It's official! $4,999 iMac Pro is arriving on 14 December

Apple announced its "most powerful" iMac Pro back in June, promising to release it in December. Though Apple has kept quiet, it is keeping its promise.

20 Sep 2017


iOS 11: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Apple iOS 11 is now available for download.

23 Jun 2017


Nobel Laureate faces public ire for making sexist comment

Always think before you speak and if you are a Nobel Laureate, think more than twice or risk public ire.

06 Jun 2017


WWDC'17: Apple still knows how to pull genuine surprises

WWDC 2017 was exciting, to say the least, with Apple unveiling a new speaker to take on Amazon's Echo and Google home. App store also got revamped, few key updates and Apple has solidified its desktops with macOS High Sierra.

15 May 2017


Apple acquires Lattice Data to strengthen its AI base

As an effort to establish a stronghold in the AI business, Apple has now acquired Lattice Data by paying a rumored amount of $200 million.

29 Jan 2017


Apple to introduce data-sharing option to improve its AI

The next version of Apple's operating system, iOS 10.3, will feature an option for iOS users to share their iCloud data with Apple so that the company can improve their AI-powered software products like voice assistant Siri.

13 Sep 2016


Are Apple AirPods ushering in a new future for technology?

Apple's decision to remove the long-standing 3.5 mm earphone jacks from iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus has received harsh criticism from several fronts.