Memories… light the corners of AI… misty programmed memories… of how to say my name… Barbra Streisand has already given us so much. Some of the best chick flicks of all time, like The Prince of Tides and oh my God, The Way We Were. The term “Streisand effect.” Fifty studio albums. A fun new ...continue reading Barbra Streisand says Apple is updating Siri on Sept. 30

NPR posted an audio interview with singer Barbra Streisand over the weekend, focusing on Streisand's North American tour of her new album Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway. In the middle of the 8-minute interview Apple gets mentioned briefly, specifically regarding the way that voice assistant Siri has mispronounced Streisand's name over the last five years. ...continue reading Barbra Streisand Called Tim Cook to Fix Siri's Mispronunciation of Her Name

Like Taylor Swift and Kanye West before her, Barbra Streisand has beef with Apple, although the singer's issues have nothing to do with the company's streaming service. Instead, Streisand has lodged a complaint to Apple CEO Tim Cook about the way Siri pronounces of her last name. How Apple Hopes to Win the Streaming War ...continue reading Barbra Streisand Tells Apple to Fix Siri's Pronunciation of Last Name – RollingStone.com

Apple keeps releasing new iOS 10 betas ahead of the final iOS 10 release in September. The company just issued the seventh beta for both developers and public beta testers — the public beta’s version number is one digit behind, so it’s public beta 6, but it’s the same version. Head over to the Settings ...continue reading Apple just dropped iOS 10 beta 7 for developers and public testers – TechCrunch

Once again, I am in a place where I can’t work directly with my servers to test the NetInstall steps and images, so... we’ll take a brief detour here to take a quick look at your Mac’s built-in dictation features. I can hear you now You may think you have to wait for Siri to ...continue reading How to use dictation on your Mac

Hunter Fan Company has announced that Signal, the first ceiling fan with HomeKit support, is now available for $379 through its website, Amazon, Build.com, Home Depot, Lowe's, Menards, and in lighting showrooms throughout the United States. The Symphony, a cheaper version with white blades, will launch in the fall for $329. Hunter Fan Company first ...continue reading Hunter Fan Company Releases First HomeKit-Enabled Ceiling Fan

Cook also reiterated that the $3 billion purchase of Beats Electronics was really to get at the company's streaming platform. In his eyes, Apple doesn't "acquire for revenue," but for "talent and/or intellectual property," although the profit that Beats generates is a handy bonus. Buying Beats enabled Apple to get its own music service "out ...continue reading Tim Cook: 'Apple could unlock iPhones, but won't' – Engadget

The Washington Post today posted a lengthy new interview with Tim Cook, in which he discussed his first five years as Apple CEO and hinted at the company's work on augmented reality products. When asked how he handled the scrutiny that came with the role, Cook admitted that it was something he'd had to adapt ...continue reading Tim Cook Discusses His Job, Apple's Long-Term Future, AI, Virtual Reality, and More

Apple has recently added Australian streaming service Stan to the universal search function on the fourth-generation Apple TV, marking the first third-party service outside of the U.S. beyond Netflix to be supported. For those unfamiliar with universal search, it's a feature that allows users to conduct Siri voice searches or text-based searches to find TV ...continue reading Apple TV Universal Search Now Supports 'Stan' in Australia

Siri, Apple’s voice-controlled virtual assistant, can be a wonderful tool. It can tell me what time it is, what the weather’s going to be, and even perform some basic calculations. I can use it to set an alarm, start a timer, or open an app. But beyond those simple tasks, Apple’s virtual assistant doesn’t make ...continue reading Sirious mistakes