WWDC 2014 is coming this summer with most tickets being sold by now. Numerous reports say that Apple is now testing its next iOS 8 that might be released in the fall together with the new iPhone 6. Internet contains different leaked images that point to the company’s professionals testing iOS 8 features and improving Siri. Rumors mention that iOS 8 Siri will be capable of naming you the songs you are listening to. This will help you to purchase the track in iTunes if you like what you hear. There is no such an option in the current operating system versions. You need to launch Shazam while listening to the song in order to get its title. This takes
iOS device users should upgrade to iOS 6 to use Siri. Why is it required? Can’t you use various tweaks and stay on iOS 5? Actually, Siri upgrades to iOS 6 is more important for sports fans, so if you wish to get all the news about your favorite teams, scores, etc. upgrade iOS using Siri, your smart iPhone assistant.
In the end of last week Google released a new mapping application for iOS, which pleased many users iPhone, dissatisfied with the iOS 6 Apple maps. From now you can download Google Maps app for iOS 6 / 6.0.1 devices for free in the App Store. If you have already done it I will show you how to use Siri for Google Mpas directions. Unfortunately, Google Maps for iOS can not use the advantages of regular map service, including integration into interface of the operating system. For example, Apple maps are closely related to Siri, making it easier, in some cases, the interaction with the service. However to use the new map service from Google like directions you can and
You will like new iOS 6.1 Siri features a lot since you will be able to buy tickets using Siri once the new operating system becomes public. For now these options are mostly available to iOS developers, even though ordinary iOS users can also get the beta version of iOS 6.1 and test it on their handsets and tablets [Read our article on how to install iOS 6.1 beta 1 without a developer’s account].
There is great possibility to install Siri on iOS 6 and I will show how to do it here. You can use specially updated SiriPort for the new iOS from Apple. Installing this package you will have a chance to use Siri on Apple iPhone 4 and iPod touch operating on the new OS. Few months ago I showed you how to install SiriPort on iOS 5.1.1 A4 devices and now update for SiriPort 6 (Original) was released together with iOS 6 release and you can use it to install Siri on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 4G and 3G after jailbreak. After installing you will get not only Siri GUI, but also your device will be connecting to
This week Apple employees submitted interesting application for the invention to the US Patent and Trademark Office. It says about “intelligent Automated Assistant.” Apparently, we are talking about Siri, which iPhone and iPad users met quite warm. The application describes the principle of the electronic assistant, managed voice commands and communicating with the owner of the device also by voice.
IBM decided to develop its own Siri alternative, which will be used for Watson, played up the first year participating in the American game show Jeopardy. Machine has the size of a few refrigerators, which its creators have trained to understand and analyze complex semantic information in natural language, will turn into a cloud technology that will challenge the personal Apple voice assistant – Siri.
Have you heard that China are preparing Chinese Siri alternative? 19 Chinese companies have formed an organization Speech Industry Alliance of China (SIAC), which aims to pool resources for the development of voice recognition technology, the information in the Chinese language and promotion of applications based on this technology.
The company Nuance is well known for innovation in the field of speech recognition releases Nina which will be the new Siri competitor. There is a sufficient number of applications that was developed by Nuance, and based on their voice engine in the App Store. Even Siri, a unique voice assistant in the iPhone 4S, is using developments of Nuance. The latter, apparently, decided that staying in the shadows can’t no longer last, and the company decided to launch its own assistant, which was named Nina, Nuance Interactive Natural Assistant.
Siri, declared last fall as the main feature of the new iPhone 4S smartphone, is really dumb. At first there was really mega demand for this voice assistant feature. Much has been written about it, people were talking about it but it lasted not so long until it began to creep out the pitfalls and dissatisfied with loud statements customers started to appear.