Why Siri Is a Google Killer

Forbes - 28 Oct, 2011
It's now been a couple of weeks since Siri debuted as part of Apple's (AAPL) 4S. The response from most people has been very positive. However, in my opinion, Siri is tremendously under-valued. People see it as it is today, which is already the best ...

What's the meaning of life?

Irish Times (blog) - 28 Oct, 2011
Yes, the iPhone 4S has gone on sale, and contrary to popular belief, it does come with smart-mouth digital assistant Siri included. Yes, the app is in beta, so there is no support for Irish customisation as yet. And there are some functions that won't ...

Lost in translation: Siri cannot understand the Scottish accent

ZDNet (blog) - 28 Oct, 2011
Summary: Users of the iPhone 4S have been struggling to get along with voice-software Siri, after the 'intelligent assistant' can't understand the accent. Many Scottish iPhone users have found themselves ...

Siri Behind the Wheel

Slate Magazine - 28 Oct, 2011
Texting-while-driving laws are unclear, inconsistent, and spottily enforced. Here's how to fix them. By Farhad Manjoo|Posted Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, at 8:59 PM ET One of the most useful functions of Siri, the new iPhone's speech-recognition feature, ...

Apple's new Siri could get you into hot water behind the wheel.

San Jose Mercury News - 28 Oct, 2011
Apple's Phil Schiller talks about Siri with the new Apple iPhone 4S during an announcement at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma) Siri may be a seductively smart companion. ...

Hackers Find Quirky Uses for Siri

BusinessWeek - 28 Oct, 2011
Matt Reed holds up his new iPhone 4S and speaks to Siri, the voice recognition software recently introduced by Apple. “Could you pour me a beer, please?” he asks. Moments later, a miniature, remote-controlled car with a can of ...

An Android App's Answer to Siri

New York Times (blog) - 28 Oct, 2011
I spent much of my recent iPhone 4S review talking about Siri, the incredibly useful speech-controlled “virtual assistant” that's the best new feature on the phone. I find myself using it constantly"to send text messages, set or cancel alarms, ...

Apps, Not Siri, Threaten Google Search

Forbes - 28 Oct, 2011
With the new iPhone 4s selling in record numbers, the internet is abuzz with speculation about the impact of voice recognition engine and personal assistant Siri (a pastime I have not shied away from). One of the latest talking points is that Siri is ...

WATCH: Siri Has Trouble Recognizing Scottish Accents

TIME - 28 Oct, 2011
Bad news for tech-loving Scots"the iPhone 4S doesn't understand what you're saying. Siri, Apple's personal assistant, can recognize accents everywhere from Australia to London (and respond in-kind). ...

Using Siri while driving illegal in California?

San Jose Business Journal - 28 Oct, 2011
While it may seem natural to use Apple Inc. 's new voice-activated personal assistant while driving, some are saying that doing so in California and many other states in the country could get motorists in trouble. That's because it is illegal to send ...

Siri Confirmed for all iPhone 4S devices

Clickonline.com (blog) - 28 Oct, 2011
If you though you were going to mish out on Siri, think again! Speculation that the new iPhone would not have Siri can definitely be put to rest Those lucky enough to get their hands on the new iPhone 4S today will be pleased to see ...

Unleash the power of Apple's intelligent assistant - Talking to Siri

prMac (press release) - 28 Oct, 2011
[prMac.com] Highlands Ranch, Colorado - Have you been waiting for the first book about Apple's Siri? It's here! Published today in the Amazon Kindle Bookstore (US$4.99), Talking to Siri: Learning the Language of Apple's Intelligent Assistant details ...

App of the Week: Vlingo will suffice fo those waiting on Siri

The National - 28 Oct, 2011
Even if, as many critics say, it's not that big of an upgrade. Even if its A5 processor doesn't speed things up that much. And even if it has the same form factor as the iPhone 4, which means I'd have to awkwardly work it into conversations just to ...

Using Apple iPhone 4S' Siri Illegal While Behind the Wheel?

autoevolution - 28 Oct, 2011
People who were expecting a brand new iPhone 5 were naturally disappointed with 'just' the 4S, but the Siri personal assistant app somewhat made up for this. The software lets you schedule, call, send messages and generally interact with your phone ...

Apple urges Scotland to learn English

NewsThump (satire) - 28 Oct, 2011
Apple has responded to Scottish criticism of its iPhone 4S Siri voice-activation service by suggesting that the people of Scotland try and learn English. The new service, available only on the iPhone 4S, has difficultly picking up the guttural ...

iPhone 4S Siri use when driving in Cali is illegal

Phones Review - 28 Oct, 2011
Well now, if you are residing in the state of California and use your iPhone 4S when driving and happen to take advantage of the Siri voice assistant whilst at the wheel you could well find yourself in trouble with the law, as apparently using Siri ...

Android app Speaktoit takes on Apple Siri

CIOL - 28 Oct, 2011
BANGALORE, INDIA: Recently, Apple released a new voice-activated software - Siri - in its new iPhone 4S. At the time, the company claimed that Siri would enable users to use voice to send messages, schedule meetings, place phone calls, and more. ...

iPhone 4S Siri Use While Driving Illegal in California; Wait What? [Hands-free ...

TFTS (blog) - 28 Oct, 2011
When I first started about the iPhone 4S virtual assistant Siri, I couldn't but observe its usefulness especially in certain situations where a voice-based smartphone interface would be a lot more appreciated than a touch-based one. ...

Using Siri while driving in California might get you into trouble

Macgasm - 28 Oct, 2011
Yes, we know. Siri has been hot news for the past three weeks. The reviews have all been for positive, too " until now. MercuryNews was told by the San Jose Police Department that using Siri while driving is ...

Hackers Find Quirky Uses for Siri

Zimbabwe Guardian - 28 Oct, 2011
Matt Reed holds up hіѕ nеw iPhone 4S аnԁ speaks tο Siri, thе voice recognition software recently introduced bу Apple. “CουƖԁ уου pour mе a beer, please?” hе qυеѕtіοnѕ. Moments later, a miniature, remote-controlled car wіth a саn οf Dale's Pale Ale ...

Watch out! Using Siri while driving is still illegal in California

9 to 5 Mac - 28 Oct, 2011
MercuryNews was told by the San Jose Police that using Siri while driving is illegal. The San Jose Police Luitenant said that the actual act of talking to Siri isn't illegal, but it's the part when you use you're hands to navigate through its ...

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Anglophenia (blog) - 28 Oct, 2011
Apple has heavily touted its iPhone 4S's new voice recognition feature known as Siri, which is supposed to understand what you say to it and actually answer back using words. Much has been made of how it can handle a wide range of accents " English ...

Apple TV complete with Siri on the horizon

Daily Caller - 28 Oct, 2011
FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2011 file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook gestures during the introduction of the iPhone 4S, at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. Apple Inc., reports quarterly financial results Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, after the market close. ...

A voice-controlled future is finally upon us

GigaOm - 28 Oct, 2011
Science fiction writers and futurists have long imagined a world in which we control everyday devices with our voice. But that world is nearly upon us, with the latest evidence being Thursday's New ...

Samsung Galaxy S2 vs iPhone 4S: A Look at Vlingo Voice and Siri

Southern Daily Press - 28 Oct, 2011
Smartphones are taking on new dimensions and the latest features of the Samsung Galaxy S2 and the iPhone 4s are voice control applications that increase your phone's intelligence and capabilities. The Samsung Galaxy S2 includes Vlingo Voice while the ...

iPhone 4S' Siri has Problems with Scottish Accent

ITProPortal - 28 Oct, 2011
Siri, the much-vaunted voice assistant featured in iPhone 4S, might have a few dozen explanations for the meaning of life but has issues with setting a reminder when asked in a Scottish accent. Many of Apple's Scottish customers have complained about ...

Appsfire taps Siri for voice-activated app discovery

GigaOm - 28 Oct, 2011
Siri is not available to developers, and there's no guarantee it will be. But it hasn't stopped developers from tapping its power. Appsfire, an app discovery service, has created a little hack that ...

How To: Use Siri to search for apps on the App Store

The Next Web - 28 Oct, 2011
Here's a handy little Siri trick for you, brought to you by Appsfire. The company specializes in helping you to find apps, so it would only make sense that you'd be able to do so with your new iPhone 4S and Siri. Unfortunately, until now, you couldn't. ...

Apple's Siri for Lawyers -- How May I Help You?

Law.com - ‎Oct 27, 2011‎
Earlier this month, Apple released the iPhone 4S, which represents the fifth generation of the iPhone product line. Arguably the most talked about new feature on the iPhone 4S is Siri, Apple's self-proclaimed virtual "personal assistant. ...

Siri Can't Understand The Dialogue In 'Trainspotting' Either

Cult of Mac - ‎Oct 27, 2011‎
One thing that many seem to forget about Apple's new voice recognition assistant is that it's still in beta. Although Siri is available to iPhone 4S users in Australia, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, ...

 

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