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.
Apple has released a slew of firmware updates this week, including tvOS 9.2.2 for the Apple TV. While the 9.2.2 update does not include any of the new features that are coming with tvOS 10 this fall, the update is worth installing. Over the past two months, Apple has worked on many bug fixes, performance improvements, and security enhancements for the fourth-generation Apple TV.
"Siri intelligence" is a new feature in iOS 10 that includes deep learning algorithms and advanced recognition technology to group photos by people, places and objects. The new feature allows a user to easily search their photos by topics, such as "dogs" or by objects, facial recognition and more.
Siri intelligence will also offer QuickType suggestions in the Messages app, and create new Calendar events based on specific phrases. For example, if someone asks "where are you," your QuickType keyboard will offer you the ability to quickly share your location information.