Tagged with: Apple

Telling Siri Your Family Members Makes it a Lot More Useful

Telling Siri Your Family Members Makes it a Lot More Useful

If you really want to be able to emulate the characters in Apple's promotional videos then you need to be able to tell Siri to "call mom" and "email dad." Thanks to the custom label field built into iCloud contacts, you can assign any kind of relationship to people you know. Tell Siri about your best friend, your boss, and ...

Samsung (Very Quietly) Launches its New Flagship Phone, the Galaxy Alpha

Samsung (Very Quietly) Launches its New Flagship Phone, the Galaxy Alpha

This was not the usual Samsung smartphone launch. The Galaxy Alpha, one of two high-end smartphones that Samsung has been teasing this summer, made a quiet debut early Wednesday. Samsung announced the phone in a press release posted on its website. While the Galaxy Alpha had the usual run-up of rumors and speculation ...

Report: Apple’s Next iPad May Have a Screen Coating for Easier Outside Use

Report: Apple’s Next iPad May Have a Screen Coating for Easier Outside Use

Apple has a new iPad that has just gone into production, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The next Apple tablet will reportedly will reportedly come in both 9.7-inch (iPad Air) and 7.9-inch (iPad mini) flavors, per the news network’s sources, and will be equipped with a new anti-reflective coating that should ...

Report: Apple is Talking to Hospitals About HealthKit Integration

Report: Apple is Talking to Hospitals About HealthKit Integration

Apple has been discussing how its "HealthKit" service will work with health providers at Mount Sinai, the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins as well as with Allscripts, a competitor to electronic health records provider Epic Systems, people familiar with the discussions said. While the talks may not amount to anything ...

Siri’s Creators Are Building a New AI That Can Do Everything

Siri’s Creators Are Building a New AI That Can Do Everything

When Apple announced the iPhone 4S on October 4, 2011, the headlines were not about its speedy A5 chip or improved camera. Instead they focused on an unusual new feature: an intelligent assistant, dubbed Siri. At first Siri, endowed with a female voice, seemed almost human in the way she understood what you said to her and ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 8, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 8, 2014

How many times have you asked a friend to call your phone because you can’t find it? Whether it slipped behind a couch cushion or was left in a jacket pocket, there are plenty of hiding spaces that phones love to hide in. Thanks to a new app called Marco Polo, however, finding your phone just got a lot easier – and more ...

‘Siri for Mac’ is Previewed in Apple’s Patent Application

‘Siri for Mac’ is Previewed in Apple’s Patent Application

While Apple's Siri has been an iOS staple since 2011, the tech has yet to make the jump to OS X. An exhaustive new patent filing, however, details a very similar desktop version of the virtual assistant that can perform dictation, high-level system commands and even act as a "third hand" for Mac users. As published by the ...

Samsung and Apple Drop All Legal Disputes Outside the U.S.

Samsung and Apple Drop All Legal Disputes Outside the U.S.

Apple and Samsung are making peace — at least outside the United States. In a surprise move late Tuesday, the two companies said they were dropping all litigation outside the country. "Samsung and Apple have agreed to drop all litigation between the two companies outside the United States," the two companies said in a ...

Report: The NFL’s Personalized ‘NFL Now’ App is Coming to Apple TV

Report: The NFL’s Personalized ‘NFL Now’ App is Coming to Apple TV

The NFL will be launching a new NFL Now service later this month, and it will be coming to the Apple TV with a dedicated application, according to an image of the app in testing taken by an NFL employee. NFL Now was introduced in January, and it is a personalized NFL content application with on-demand highlights, extensive ...

Report: Apple is Also Paying ISPs to Ensure Speedy Data Delivery

Report: Apple is Also Paying ISPs to Ensure Speedy Data Delivery

Apple has apparently turned on its new content-delivery network, and is reportedly paying Comcast and other big ISPs to move hardware into their data center and build direct interconnects to their networks. This is the exact same evolution that Netflix has been going through, building out its own CDN and agreeing to pay ...