Universal search on the fourth-generation Apple TV continues to improve. The latest enhancement brings multiple new channels into the mix, providing an easy way to find content anywhere with a single question to Siri. Nine new channels are taking advantage of the feature, including History, Food Network, Travel Channel, Lifetime, and A&E.
Big changes could be on the horizon for the Siri personal assistant. According to reports, Apple is planning to launch an SDK for Siri at WWDC next month. This would open the voice assistant to third-party developers. Apple is also said to be working on new hardware to compete with the Amazon Echo and Google Home.
Apple TV fans are still waiting for a live streaming package, which failed to materialize last year despite rumors of ongoing negotiations with content providers. Even as Apple continues to pursue such a subscription package, a new Live Tune-In feature has been added to tvOS 9.2. Live Tune-In combines certain apps that provide a live stream with Siri, to offer instant live viewing of supported channels.
Siri was created to be your personal assistant, but most iPhone users don't take advantage of Siri's full potential. It is still a headache to open the iPhone's built-in Calendar app and navigate through all the different fields just to create an event. Thankfully, there is a better way. While you're probably aware you can use Siri to schedule an event, did you know you can also use Siri to change, cancel and view events?
This article covers everything you need to know about using Siri to help you manage your calendar on the iPhone.
Yesterday, the internet discovered a workaround that allows someone to access anyone's Photos or Contacts on an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus without using a password. The bypass took advantage of 3D Touch and Siri by allowing a third-party to search Twitter for valid email addresses. This allowed unauthorized users to create a new contact using the 3D Touch quick action menu without using a password or Touch ID. After creating the new contact anyone could then access the photos and contact information stored on any iPhone 6s device.