Siri is turning out to be a great assistant for iPhone 4S owners.
Using Siri to compose e-mails or messages for you while on the go is fairly easy and straightforward. One thing that can be a bit of a pain, though, is the lack of punctuation used by Siri while composing those messages for you.
While Siri may not be able to insert punctuation automatically, you can tell Siri where and what type of punctuation you want to use in your messages.
To get Siri to use punctuation, you only need to speak the punctuation during the composition of … Read more
Now that the iPhone 4S is on store shelves, Siri co-founder Dag Kittlaus, who headed up Apple's development of the service, has left the Cupertino, Calif.-based company, a new report claims.
Citing sources, All Things Digital is reporting that Kittlaus decided to leave Apple to spend time with his family in Chicago, take time off, and establish new start-ups. According to All Things Digital, Kittlaus left Apple just after the iPhone 4S launched earlier this month.
Kittlaus co-founded Siri in 2007. The company quickly gained notoriety and was acquired by Apple in 2010 for a rumored $121 million. … Read more
Of all the features introduced in the iPhone 4S, Siri is the one that has people really talking. Literally.
The concept of using a smartphone as a personal assistant is certainly appealing, but it's not necessarily new. Take for instance Voice Actions, a Google feature introduced for 2.2 devices, that lets users call contacts, send messages, complete common tasks, and more.
There are also many applications already in the market that let users ask questions or use commands, although none is quite as well-rounded as Siri. However, a new app recently landed on the scene that looks to … Read more
You have a new roommate. She's 4.5 inches tall and wears aluminosilicate glass and stainless steel.
She's incredibly helpful, but you suspect she's been going through your underwear drawer and gossiping behind your back.
Siri is one of the iPhone 4S' big selling points, but the spunky and snarky virtual voice assistant may have a bit of a dark side to her personality.… Read more
Siri's legend goes before her.
She has a sense of humor. She knows when you're offering her innuendo. She answers in a way that you wish your lover--and even your Starbucks barista--would answer.
So how would Apple advertise its new frightfully sassy, intelligent concierge?
Disappointingly, with no humor whatsoever.
The new iPhone 4S ad, which I caught in the entirely humor-free World Series Game 2 between Texas and St. Louis, presents Siri in a highly secretarial way.
We see people asking her to help with many routine tasks. (Other than, perhaps, "What does a weasel look like?&… Read more
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Yet entertainment value aside, Siri is serious business; and depending on how Apple plays it, Siri gives Apple a big opportunity to go after Google's core business of search. That, at least, is the opinion of … Read more
It's a busy job being president of CBS Interactive, but Jim Lanzone takes an hour to sit down with CNET's The 404 Podcast to talk shop, so we're minding our Ps and Qs, our Fs....Ss....Bs....and Ds.
Jim kicks off the conversation and tells us about his experience in the start-up world with eTour, Clicker, and Ask.com, then we explore his ideas about the future of television and how Web programming will compete with DVRs.
We'll also chat about GameSpot and EA teaming up for The Controller, a competition reality show where the best pro-gamers from around the country battle in a high-stakes competition without ever touching the controller.
Finally, we're taking questions from the live chat room and talking with Jim about today's tech news headlines, like the new Lytro camera that captures light in every direction in every point in space (whoa), the most annoying tech words in Web 2.0, and a reminder to turn off Siri access in your iPhone 4S's lock screen!… Read more
You and your smartphone may be inseparable, but that doesn't mean you ought to be best friends.
That's the essential message from Andy Rubin, Google's Android chief, who spoke at the AsiaD conference this week. Not so coincidentally, he said this just days after the launch of the iPhone 4S, a chief feature of which is Siri, a voice-activated feature that Apple is billing as a "personal assistant."
"I don't believe that your phone should be an assistant," Rubin said in an interview, as reported by AllThingsD.
Rather, he said, a telephonic … Read more