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Apple replaces Bing search engine with Google for Siri

Spotlight and Siri searches will now rely on Google. Apple has announced that the search result provider for Siri and Spotlight has been changed from Bing to Google. The company has been using Microsoft’s Bing for years, but Apple recently changed the default search engine to Google for Safari. However, while the Safari browser for iOS and macOS has an option to change the default search provider, Siri doesn’t. From now on, if you search for something with Siri or Spotlight, you will see the exact same results as if you are searching with Safari. With this move, Apple wants[…]

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iPhone X Edition to have a hardware button for Siri

Sleep/wake button may be able to invoke Siri. With Apple redesigning the upcoming iPhone Edition and removing the physical home button, the 10th anniversary flagship iPhone would lose its ability to invoke Siri using a hardware key. But a recent tweet from G.Rambo indicates that Apple will include a gesture to invoke Siri by holding the sleep/wake button. I did find a gesture to invoke Siri by holding the lock button. — Guilherme Rambo (@_inside) September 2, 2017 Activating Siri by holding the lock button would give the iPhone X users the ability to have a replacement for the hardware-based[…]

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PayPal for iOS now supports Siri voice commands

Use Siri to send money in 30 languages. Apple’s opening to third party developers wanting to integrate Siri in their apps is starting to pay off. PayPal, a popular online payment system, has today announced on its official blog that their updated app for iOS allows iPhone and iPad users to send and request money on the go using voice commands. PayPal initially supports Siri voice commands in 30 languages in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA, and UAE.[…]

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Apple hires an AI expert to boost the Siri’s capabilities

Artificial Intelligence expert joins Apple. Russ Salakhutdinov, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, will lead Apple’s AI research department. Apple has recently started to show interest in the AI technologies which could be applied in many of the company’s existing products like Siri. Artificial Intelligence becomes a hot topic, but its potential has not been fully recognized yet. Companies like Google and Microsoft also invested a lot in boosting AI technologies. Google has recently unveiled an improved Assistant in Android that could do far more things than Apple’s Siri. But Apple acquired MapSense and other relatively new and promising technologies[…]

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Siri voice commands – a complete list

Make your life easier with Siri and iOS Siri, the iOS’s personal assistant, can help you a lot in many areas. Siri can get you home, play music, set reminders, check calendar, and much more. We’ve collected all important voice commands and questions in one place so you could use this comprehensive guide to ask Siri do things for you. Before the real commands, let’s see how to set up Siri. You need to manually enable Siri on your iPhone, iPad or iPod. Navigate to Settings → General → Siri and turn the assistant on. Make sure you’ve connected to[…]

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