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Smartphone Assistants Go Head To Head, Google Now Comes Out On Top

With three major smartphone AIs giving out answers, it’s hard to say which one is the best. In a study that asked all three major AIs over 3000 different queries, Google Now came out on top.


Figure Out What Song Is Playing With Shazam And Siri

It seems like each iteration of iOS comes with a handful of new Siri tricks, and iOS 8 is no different. Wired points out two new Siri features you might have missed: the ability to rate songs and identify them.


Another iOS Exploit Allows Untrusted Users To Access Siri

Since Siri was announced, it seems like there’s always a new way for people to use it against it you. It turns out iOS 8 is no different.


Tell Siri Where You Shop For Better Location Reminders

Siri’s location-based reminders are great for remembering items when you get home. Adding places you frequently visit into contacts helps Siri create better reminders.


GoogolPlex Adds Tons Of Commands To Siri, No Jailbreak Required

Siri seems to get new powers all the time, but it’s still not useful unless you’re really hooked into Apple’s apps. If you want to add some new commands and don’t mind a slow response time, GoogolPlex is a clever little hack that let you control all sorts of things from Spotify to a Nest thermostat.


Ask LH: How Can I Make My Phone Actually Understand What I'm Saying?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m a fan of speech-recognition services like Siri, but it seems like half the time it has no idea what I’m trying to say. Is there some sort of trick to make it understand me better?


Navigate Straight To An App's Settings With Siri In iOS 7

In iOS, most of your apps have their settings tucked away in the main Settings app — not very useful if you’re in the app itself and want to tweak something. In iOS 7, you can ask Siri to jump right to that app’s settings for you.


Here's A Massive List Of Stuff You Can Ask Siri To Do In iOS 7

Siri got a lot of improvements in iOS 7 and a bunch of new features as well. Now, you can ask it all sorts of things, from launching apps to getting sports scores. Redditor Cheeziz_Chrust put together a list of pretty much everything you can ask Siri these days.


How To Change Siri's Voice In iOS 7

Siri sees something of an upgrade in iOS 7, including new male and female voices, multiple new languages, and some smarter commands (not to mention a few more jokes). If you’d rather speak to your iPhone or iPad in your own language, or have a male virtual assistant instead of a female one, here’s how to make the change.


How Beta Has Become A Meaningless Term In Software

Siri, Apple’s voice recognition software, is no longer being described as a beta product. But in an era where software constantly updates online, does it make sense to use the ‘beta’ label anyway?


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