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Apple Expected to Share Details of New Search Engine at WWDC 2022

Apple is rumoured to share details of a "new search engine" at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2022 keynote. The event is also expected to be the stage for other pressing reveals and debuts from Apple. WWDC 2022 is being held between June 6th and June 10th. Once again, it will follow a virtual format...

Ecobee Rolls Out Siri Voice Control, AirPlay 2 Audio Streaming for SmartThermostat

Toronto-based Ecobee is rolling out a new software update for the ecobee SmartThermostat that enables on-device Siri voice control and AirPlay 2 audio streaming. Ecobee announced plans back in June to add Siri to its SmartThermostat with Voice Control. On Tuesday, the smart home company officially launched Siri support for the flagship smart thermostat. "We're excited that customers...

Apple’s Digital Voice Assistant Siri Marks 10th Anniversary

Apple's voice assistant Siri turns ten today. The Apple voice assistant was originally integrated into the iPhone 4S way back in October 2011, and we're now here to wish Siri a very happy 10th birthday. Phil Schiller called it "the coolest feature of the new iPhone 4S." "Because for decades, technologists have teased us with this...

US Federal Judge Rules Apple Must Face Siri Privacy Class Action Lawsuit

A lawsuit against Apple, claiming that its Siri voice assistant violates users' privacy, will be allowed to proceed. A Reuters report explains that a U.S. federal judge says Apple must face nearly all of a proposed class action lawsuit claiming that its voice-activated Siri assistant violates users' privacy. The plaintiffs can reportedly sue Apple and try to prove...

Siri on iOS 15 Beta vs Google Assistant on Android 12 Beta [VIDEO]

[caption id="attachment_354976" align="aligncenter" width="1440"] Image: In Depth Tech Reviews on YouTube[/caption] iOS 15 brings a number of enhancements to Siri, its virtual assistant, including native, on-device command processing that no longer requires an active internet connection, albeit limited to selected devices. Of course, Google Assistant has been able to work offline for quite some time...

iOS 15 Siri On-Device Features Need an iPhone XS or Newer

New features in iOS 15 today include updates for Siri, Apple’s voice assistant. Apple touted how your audio requests via Siri “never leaves your device." However, this does not apply to all iPhone models, as only some will have on-device speech processing, says Apple. For on-device speech processing, Apple says “the audio of your requests...

Toronto-Based Ecobee’s Smart Thermostat First to Support Apple’s Siri

Apple announced today at WWDC it would be expanding its virtual assistant Siri to third-party devices, and one of the first to support will be Toronto-based ecobee and its smart thermostat. Ecobee says later this year, new or existing SmartThermostat with voice control customers, that also own a HomePod or HomePod mini will be able...

Listen to Apple’s New Siri Voices in iOS 14.5 [VIDEO]

Apple announced yesterday alongside iOS 14.5 beta 6 the latter would include two new Siri voices for English speakers. If you haven’t heard the new Siri voices yet, check out the short clip below by John Gruber from Daring Fireball: https://twitter.com/gruber/status/1377410922147274754 You’ll also notice instead of ‘Gender’, the heading is now just ‘Voice’, as Apple...