News: Apple releases iOS 11 with improvements to HomeKit, new App Store, updates to Camera, Siri and more

After months of betas, Apple has released iOS 11 to the general public. Coming mostly as it was advertised at WWDC, the new operating system features a long list of updates, including new HomeKit compatibility thanks to AirPlay 2 capabilities and improved controls for timers, location triggers, speakers and sunrise/sunset times. For devices with cameras […]

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iPhone 8/Edition may include option to invoke Siri with sleep/wake button [U]

[Update: A discovery by iHelp BR earlier this month also suggests that the sleep/wake button may have custom functions in native iOS apps. The line of code found was “lockButtonAppropriateForShutter”. With the larger sleep/wake button we’ve seen in many iPhone 8/Edition renders, it’s possible we could see two buttons housed within the new sleep/wake button.] […]

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News: Apple publishes details of deep learning improvements to Siri voice quality in iOS 11

Apple’s latest post on its fledgling Machine Learning Journal provides some interesting insights into how the company is using artificial intelligence technology to not only improve Siri’s speech recognition capabilities, but to make the personal assistant’s voice sound more natural, smother, and provide more personality. The article provides technical details about the deep learning technology […]

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AI revolution will be all about humans, says Siri trailblazer

It’s 2050 and the world revolves around you. From the contents of your fridge to room temperature—digital assistants ensure your home runs smoothly. Your screens know your taste and show channels you want to see as you enter the room. Your car is driverless and your favourite barman may just be an android…. Technology News […]

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Cult of Mac Magazine: Best Apple Watch Running App, Everything new with Siri, and more!

We’ve got a jam-packed issue this week including a rundown of six running apps for Apple Watch. See which one comes out on top! In this week’s issue of Cult of Mac Magazine, you’ll find that story and more. Get the latest on iPhone 8’s Touch ID. Find out everything new with Siri in iOS […]

iOS 11 Update: What’s coming up with the iOS App Developers?

 iOS 11 Update: What’s coming up with the iOS App Developers? There is an adage that says like, “Change is the rule of nature.” So are the versions of iOS. Coming this fall is the latest version of iOS – iOS 11. This has been stated at a jumbo step for iPhones and a significant […]