Siri is our first exposure to artificial intelligence and may tell us something about whether AIs and robots will put us all out of work.
If you’ve got some of Apple’s awesome little AirPods, you should know that you can change how they work; you could adjust what happens when you double-tap them, for example. That’s the subject of today’s Quick Tip!
The Rock speaks Mandarin, which is cool in and of itself, but Apple wants you to notice that Siri understands him.
Each is a short-form version from the original short film released late in July, and they feature The Rock and Siri in the kitchen, taking selfies, and setting Reminders.
Dr. Mac was suggests that it’s time you acquainted yourself with the joys of Siri-on-your-Mac…
Dwayne Johnson is one of the hardest working actors in Hollywood, but that didn’t stop him from partnering with Apple on an epic commercial featuring the iPhone voice assistant Siri. The nearly four minute spot takes The Rock and Siri on an epic journey he calls the “biggest, coolest, craziest, dopest, most over the top, funnest” movie ever. The spot is called The Rock X Siri: Dominate the Day and you can watch it on Apple’s YouTube channel now. Ironically, asking Siri to show you the movie only brings up a list of Dwayne Johnson flicks.[Update: Bob LeVitus talks about this ad in his newest column.]
As 4K/UHD TVs become more and more popular, makers of Smart TVs need to add features to appeal to customers and reap decent profits. How will Apple TV be affected?
Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Butts join Jeff Gamet to offer up their take on Amazon’s Echo that’s coming this fall to compete with Apple’s HomePod, plus they have some thoughts on Apple adding HomeKit demonstration stations to its stores.
Siri usage is higher than Google Search app usage, but searching in Safari is higher than both.
Jeff Butts and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Apple’s new Czar of Cool job to help Siri learn about interesting events, plus Mr. B has some cool hidden Mac features to share.
If you’re in tune with the collective zeitgeist, you may be a good applicant for Apple’s Siri Event Maven.
Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to offer up their thoughts on Apple CEO Tim Cook saying we don’t need a Siri smart home controller because we already have the iPhone and Apple Watch.
Yes, you’ll get to hear Siri’s new voice.
If you’re new to Siri, or just looking to expand your repertoire with the virtual assistant, you’ll love this. Sparhandy recently published a comprehensive guide of Siri commands. Someone, basically, took a lot of time to ask Siri questions and record what worked and what didn’t. They then prepared a list of all of the valid questions and commands you can address to Siri, including inquiries about your contacts, web searches, the weather, alarms, timers, and much more. The developers of the page have even updated it recently with the latest commands related to HomeKit and Apple Music, and there’s a handy PDF that you can print or download for reference.
In Amazon’s perfect world, Alexa would be able to talk to Siri, and that this would be good for customers.