Tag: Siri

Alexa? Welcome home.

I bought an Amazon Echo Dot last weekend, with the various Amazon vouchers I got from my family for Christmas. I'd been thinking about getting the 'full' Echo model - you know, the one that looks like the monolith from 2001? I opted for the Dot after some intensive online research (a good 15 minutes ...

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Some significant Android regret

I'm going to admit something pretty difficult now. It's something that's been bothering me for a couple of weeks now, so this post will serve as a kind of confession. I really regret selling my Nexus 6P. You hear that? I'm sitting here, listening to a podcast on my iPhone 7 Plus and I'm pining after ...

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iOS 10: Lots to learn

After a less than satisfactory upgrade to iOS 10 earlier this week, I've been learning about its bits and bobs through day to day usage. What follows is a far-from-detailed review of the update, which is no way been approaches the thoroughness of some of the excellent reviews (e.g. iMore, MacStories). So, in no particular ...

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Siri on steroids?

Sounds like Siri and Spotlight are about to get a lot more helpful when iOS 9 is launched later this year. According to the Apple rumour-mill, iOS 9 is going to include Apple's response to Google Now, the helpful prompts and contextual information Android phones offer based on what stye know about you. Like reminding you of ...

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Hey Siri: shut up

The update to iOS 8 brought the ability to activate Siri simply by saying "Hey Siri", so you can ask Siri to do things while your hands are otherwise occupied. Everyone illustrates this by talking about "while baking in the kitchen". They don't really know me at all... I switched this on, despite having no ...

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Finally talking to Siri

Despite my complete and utter failure to adequately maintain this blog, this week hasn't been a complete washout, technology-wise.  I had a bit of an epiphany yesterday morning and finally found a use for Siri on the iPad mini.  I know, right? I'm a long time fan of Day One, the fantastic journalling app for ...