Tomorrow when iOS 6 comes out, the installed base of Siri -- Apple's still-in-beta, voice-controlled personal assistant -- is set to explode. Originally exclusive to the iPhone 4S, Siri will now work on the iPhone 5 (which drops September 21), the fifth-generation iPod touch (which is available for preorder, shipping in October), and the third-gen iPad.
Happy iPhone 5 Day! (Or is that "Happy New iPhone Day"?) As the technology world casts all eyes in Apple's direction today, let's pause for a moment to remember the disappointment of last year's iPhone 4S announcement after months of crazy speculation. Cupertino is sure to have a surprise or two in store for us today, but it's a good idea to temper expectations just a little to avoid the same disappointment again this year. That said, here's some news tidbits you may have missed...
Finally, after much hype and hyperbole, the opening ceremonies of the Apple vs. Samsung trial -- the trial that could reshape the entire global smartphone market -- are complete. As anticipated, the first days of the trial are full of fun. Meanwhile, poor Siri is under legal attack again, this time from a Taiwanese University.
Join us for another week Law & Apple as we breakdown every move and score of the courtroom olympians.
With Mountain Lion, you can now dictate your text. While this isn't exactly Siri functionality we're talking about, Dictation is a step in the right direction for Mac users who don’t have the mobility or typing skills required to compose long emails or documents. The best part is that the new Dictation feature require third-party software manufacturers to make the function available. It works seamlessly with almost every application, including Microsoft Word.
Apple continues to roll out celebrity-powered television commercials for Siri, with the latest starring film director Martin Scorsese as he maneuvers the mean streets of New York in a taxi cab, with Siri helping guide the way.
We're guessing the deafening silence from the App Store today is a result of those corrupted updates that made headlines over the 4th of July holiday. If you've been relentlessly pressing the update button in iTunes only to keep seeing "there are no updates available for any of the apps in your iTunes library," it might be time to take a break and read up on what else is happening in the tech world -- including what Apple has to say on the subject. Here's what's making news for Thursday, July 5, 2012.
Just like clockwork, Apple took the wraps off iOS 6 on Monday during the WWDC 2012 keynote, and developers have already started tinkering with the first beta build. While the company showed off some key features, there’s plenty more in store -- and here’s a look at what we know thus far.
Although it’s little surprise after seeing banners go up Friday afternoon, iOS 6 is indeed real and Apple wasted no time jumping right in to show developers what they’ll be working with in the months ahead.
Now that June is in full swing, the annual E3 show kicks off this week in Los Angeles, only the first of a number of exciting (and costly to our wallet) events. By this time next week we’ll be basking in the glow of whatever Apple has deigned to show us at WWDC, and Google I/O will wrap up the busy month with their own brand of fun. Might be a good time to put those credit cards on ice, right? In the meantime, soak up some absolutely free fun with today’s recap for Monday, June 4, 2012.
The tenth annual D: All Things Digital conference kicked off in California on Tuesday night with a rousing Tim Cook interview. While the Apple CEO didn’t divulge any corporate secrets on the company’s HDTV plans, there was plenty of discussion about the future.