Apple's personal assistant, while it started out a bit clunky, has evolved with every new iOS version and become a truly useful feature. The addition of 'Hey Siri' in iOS 9 allowed users to access it hands-free, making it even more handy. It has become popular enough that Apple added it to the latest macOS version, Sierra. This incarnation of Siri, however, does not have the 'Hey Siri' feature; you either have to click on the icon or use a keyboard shortcut to invoke her. There is, however, a legitimate workaround via macOS' dictation feature. Here's how to set it up:
If you are an avid WhatsApp user, you will be pleased to know that the popular messaging service has updated its app to work with Siri. With iOS 10, Apple opened up some of its apps to third party developers, allowing their apps to be accessed directly from native apps like Maps and Siri, thereby streamlining tasks such as ordering an Uber, reserving a table, sending a message, etc. WhatsApp is among the early adopters, which include other popular apps such as Uber, Lyft, Skype and OpenTable among others.
With iOS 10 Apple has finally given app developers access to Siri via SiriKit, which should lead to the digital assistant being a whole lot more useful in the near future. Uber is among the early adopters that have integrated their apps with Siri, allowing you to order your ride simply by saying "Hey Siri" rather than opening the app and tapping and typing away. In order to use this feature you will need the Uber app and an account, then you will need to set it up to work with Siri. Here's how:
As most iPhone users likely know, Siri can both read and send messages, making it hands-free and allowing you to continue your task at hand. You may not be aware that this applies to email as well, so if you're in the middle of eating a rack of ribs and remember and important email that must go out, you can have Siri send it for you. Here's how:
1. Activate Siri by saying "Hey Siri" or holding down the Home button.
The wait is over for Apple TV owners looking forward to a new remote control option. The official Apple TV Remote app has been released by Apple after being revealed earlier this year. Once installed, any compatible iOS device will function as a remote control for second, third and fourth-generation Apple TV set-top boxes. Not only does the app simplify text entry with a keyboard for search fields, it offers full control of media playback.