Ever wonder what Siri would be doing if Apple hadn't scooped her up? Apparently, the voice assistant technology would have been bundled with every Verizon Droid handset the carrier sold. (Talk about dodging a bullet!)
Looks like another week has come and gone and here we are, checking out the fancy new iTunes and the sweet skinny new iMacs and all the other cool new Apple news that happened. PONG is finally here, Siri's in the news, and more. So get reading, people.
If you're a die-hard Apple fan -- and who reading MacLife.com isn't? -- you'll want to read an opinion piece published on The Guardian this week, which puts forth the theory that Apple may have hit its peak this year and it could all be downhill from here. Did that pique your interest? Then read on to find out more about it in our overnight recap.
After skewering the relationship between kids and their iPads, author David Milgrim is back with a new book promising to shed light on the relationship tech fans have with their gadgets -- including Apple's own Siri.
When Apple ditched Google Maps -- or even the native YouTube app -- from iOS 6, it did so as a means of further separating itself from dependency on outside companies. Cupertino loves providing intuitive functionality for its users, but it loves those options even more when the company is in total control. Today, word comes of Apple hiring Amazon's A9 executive William Stasior to head-up work on Siri. Could a more Apple-centric search be far behind?
Along with the update to iOS 6, the iPad 3, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 also received a large Maps update that includes turn-by-turn navigation features previously only available with 3rd party applications. With the new features, you can now use Siri or the Maps application to find a destination and then navigate to it.