Siri’s creators just showed off Viv, a brilliant new AI assistant

Viv wants to be the one-stop place for you to interact with everything. Its creators want you to book a hotel or an Uber, send money to friends -- all through the digital assistant, instead of an app.

The creators of Siri are now on a mission to destroy it

Siri's creators intended the virtual assistant to be more open, integrating with a variety of third-party services. That's why they created Viv, a new digital assistant to be unveiled on Monday.

This health app makes Fitbit look like a basic calendar 3:20

Shae is designed to help improve your well-being, not just track it. The approach is to find what works for that unique individual. Where other suggestion software assumes people of a certain weight or activity level are the…
Movies & TV

Siri looks into the flames, teases Jon Snow’s fate

No one seems to have concrete answers on whether Jon Snow is dead or not. But have you asked Siri yet? Apple's digital assistant has been keeping up with HBO's Game of Thrones quite well.

Apple fixes bug that let Siri bypass passcode to access Contacts and Photos

If you have an iPhone 6S or a 6S Plus, there was a security bug in iOS 9 and above that allows people to access your Contacts and Photos without a passcode from the lockscreen. Apple has since fixed the issue.
Social Media

Twitter improves Apple’s digital assistant with #ThingsIWantSiriToSay

Twitter users have transformed Apple's Siri into the perfect digital assistant that offers motivational advice and stops your from drunk texting. The #ThingsIWantSiriToSay hashtag is currently trending with over 20,000 tweets and its own…

Petition demands Apple add better resources to Siri for abuse, rape victims

A JAMA Internal Medicine study shows that our smartphone's digital assistants, like Siri, aren't well-equipped to help us during emergencies. A petition has gotten more than 4,600 signatures, asking Apple to add more resources into its…
DT Daily

Love it! Facebook launches reaction emojis globally 2:37

Facebook now offers several reaction emojis to enhance its like button. Now you can express love, anger, sadness, shock and more for any post you might otherwise have simply liked. It's not an unlike button, bit it will do.

Is Siri finally coming to the Mac in OS X 10.12 ‘Fuji’?

Mac users could be asking Siri or help as soon as October, if rumors are true. 9to5Mac is reporting that Apple plans on adding the AI assistant to OS X.
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India’s ban of Facebook’s Free Basics over net neutrality has ripple effect 2:37

India's decision to essentially ban Facebook's "Internet Lite" program, Free Basics, is having a ripple effect across the globe due to its implications on net neutrality.
Home Theater

Voice control for the Apple TV is about to get much more useful

Entering text like usernames and passwords with the Apple TV remote can be a hassle to say the least. Voice dictation, coming in the tvOS 9.2 update later this year, will let you enter any text using only your voice.

Aging iPhone? Speed it up with these 10 tricks

Is your aging iPhone slowing to a crawl? Are you looking for some easy ways to bring your iPhone back up to speed? Step inside for some handy tips and tricks that will likely boost performance.