Apple went big on security and privacy during its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) keynote this week, showcasing features from on-device Siri audio processing to a new privacy dashboard for iOS that makes it easier than ever to see which apps are collecting your data and when. While typically vocal about security during the Memoji-filled, two-hour-long(!) […]
Apple has taken one of the best aspects of Alexa and Google Assistant - third-party support - to give Siri a fighting chance to be the voice assistant for your smart home.
With the upcoming release of iOS 15 for Apple mobile devices, Apple’s built-in search feature known as Spotlight will become a lot more functional. In what may be one of its bigger updates since it introduced Siri Suggestions, the new version of Spotlight is becoming an alternative to Google for several key queries, including web […]
Get ready to wave goodbye to IP address tracking.
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The update to Siri is part of Apple’s new smart home features, which includes Home Keys, a feature that can be used for locking and unlocking doors remotely
Soon after Apple’s WWDC 2021 keynote today, ecobee revealed that its SmartThermostat with Voice Control will be the first smart thermostat device to get built-in Siri support. With this, customers who are heavily invested in the Apple ecosystem can use their HomePod mini and HomePod smart speakers to talk with the smart thermostat using the typical ‘Hey Siri’ command. The … Continue reading
During the privacy segment of WWDC, Apple talked about moving Siri’s processing from the cloud onto your device, using the “Neural Engine” built into Apple silicon. While having the voice processing happen on your phone instead of one of Apple’s servers is obviously better for privacy, it can also help speed up performance and reliability, as Apple showed off in its demo.
The power of on-device learning.
Now let’s see how fast it is when I try it.
Here's the same Siri demo Apple did, but without on-device processing pic.twitter.com/wLivWJa06p— Mitchell (@strawberrywell) June 8, 2021
Compared to my demo, Apple’s is decidedly more snappy — partially because I don’t have to deactivate Airplane Mode each time I turn it on. (My phone...
Apple said HomeKit devices will be Siri-enabled, meaning customers can relay requests for the digital assistant from some non-Apple devices.
The Ecobee SmartThermostat with Voice Control is getting integrated Siri capabilities.
Apple’s offline Siri support won’t be offered as a standalone ability on the Apple Watch, it appears, though watchOS 8 is shaping up to include much-requested features like multiple timers. Siri’s ability to work even when you don’t have a network connection was one of the highlights of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, the new software coming to iPhone and … Continue reading
This week Apple took their Home category out a whole new door. They revealed that they’d be allowing HomePod mini to pair with Apple TV 4K. Apple added Apple TV controls to HomePod (Hey Siri, watch Ted Lasso). They expanded the ways in which Siri can be used with Apple TV. Apple promised that their smart home universe would be … Continue reading
Apple's HomeKit smart home platform is focused on the HomePod and Siri compatibility, pushing the company to a better standing in the smart home market.
Apple kicked off its global annual developer conference, WWDC, with a ton of new features and technologies. TechCrunch has all the coverage here from the keynote. As with previous years, Apple has dropped a number of new security and privacy features. New privacy dashboard keeps tabs on app tracking requests Apple is bringing a new […]
There are no new AirPods, but Apple did announce new features, including Conversation Boost, Find My integration, and spatial audio for tvOS.
iOS 15 is bringing a number of privacy updates along with it, but among the most useful is heading to Siri. Apple confirmed today that Siri will be getting on-device speech recognition in iOS 15. Not only is this a big move for privacy as it regards Siri, but it also looks like it’s going to be a big step … Continue reading
New, exciting features are coming to the AirPods range of true wireless earbuds and headphones.
Apple is updating AirPods, so that those with hearing difficulties can use them to highlight conversations, as well as linking in Find My Network support for those times you misplace your earbuds or headphones. The new features were announced alongside iOS 15 at WWDC 2021 today. Conversation Boost will use computational audio and beamforming microphones, for focus the audio from … Continue reading
Siri is finally coming to third-party devices. Apple announced at its WWDC keynote that HomeKit accessory makers will be able to integrate Siri voice control into their products starting later this year. The voice assistant will be routed through a HomePod if the devices are connected to your network.
Apple hasn’t released a comprehensive list of devices and brands that will support Siri. The company demoed it on an Ecobee thermostat during its WWDC keynote presentation. It also announced support for Matter — a new interoperability standard that has big players like Amazon, Google, and Samsung on board — will come with iOS 15.
Apple also revealed a number of smaller smart home features. Home Keys, which allow you to remotely lock and...