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Temporarily Disable 'Hey Siri' By Putting Your IPhone Screen Down

The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus allow you to trigger Siri by saying “Hey Siri” anytime (even if the phone’s not plugged in, like with previous phones). But sometimes, you might want that feature disabled. Over on Six Colours, they point out you can simply put your phone screen down.


All The New Stuff You Can Ask Siri In iOS 9

One of Apple’s big talking points when they introduced iOS 9 was how Siri was going to be better and more “proactive.” We didn’t really have any clue what that meant initially, but now that iOS has been around for a week, we’ve got a much better idea of what you can ask it to do. Let’s take a look.


Reset Siri's Training Data To Force It To Relearn Your Voice

Siri does a pretty good job of learning your voice and dialect so it understands you. However, if you’ve found that it’s not doing a its job, Mac Observer points out that it’s easy to reset and start anew.


All The New Stuff You Can Ask Siri To Do With Apple Music

Love it or hate it, Apple Music’s big draw is it’s deep integration with iOS. That means Siri can do all kinds of things for you to get music playing. Let’s take a look at some of these commands.


How Voice Recognition Technology Actually Works

At Apple’s recent World Wide Developer Conference, one of the tent-pole items was the inclusion of additional features for intelligent voice recognition by its personal assistant app Siri. The latest version of Siri for iOS 9 makes it possible to make casual, undetailed commands while looking at contextual information on your iPhone. Here’s a brief overview of machine-learning algorithms and how it relates to language.


Track Down Songs You've Used Siri To Shazam In iTunes

One of the handier new abilities of Siri is to ask it to identify songs using Shazam. That said, if you don’t make a note of that song at the time, you’ll probably forget it again in the future. Cult of Mac points out that you can check your Shazam history in iTunes.


Instantly Buy An iTunes Gift Card With Siri

It’s the last minute, and you forgot to get someone a gift. No worries. Siri lets you buy an iTunes gift card just by asking.


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.


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