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Voice Control On Apple TV Is About To Get Way More Useful

When the new Apple TV was announced, the inclusion of Siri was a strong selling point — too bad it turned out to suck. Finally, though, Apple is making voice control on the set-top box rather more useful.

Use Nicknames With Siri And Google Now To Reach Contacts Faster

Both Google Now and Siri now support the use of nicknames for your contacts, so you can quickly get in touch with “mum”, “dad”, “the boss” or “maverick” more easily than ever. Here’s how to ditch those long-winded real names and get your nicknames set up instead on Android and iOS.

Siri's Questionable Beatboxing Actually Sounds Good In This Hottest 100 Rap

Video: While Siri’s beatboxing skills have been called into question since someone first discovered she could do it, Melbourne hip-hop artist Ry decided her electronic beats wouldn’t be a bad backing track for a rap asking his fans to vote for him in the Triple J Hottest 100.

Siri Can Beatbox (Very Badly)

Video: You can rely on Siri for searching the internet, sending a text message and, err, laying down some sick beats. Turns out that Siri can beatbox — just don’t expect too much from it.

10 Tricks To Make Yourself An Apple TV Master

Apple at last decided to give its TV box an upgrade worthy of the name last year, and if you’ve bought yourself one of the new devices (or got one as a gift from Santa) then there’s lots to explore — the Apple TV has a simple, straightforward interface but there are still a number of hidden features and tools available to take advantage of.

Use 'Hey Siri' Anytime From Any iPhone

If you don’t feel like pressing the Home button, you can call up Apple’s digital assistant app with a “hey Siri” voice command in iOS 9 — as long as your iPhone is charging or you’re using an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus. Those limitations are designed to prevent battery drain, but you can actually access the shortcut anytime, anywhere on any iPhone just by keeping Siri active.

How To Get Siri On OS X El Capitan (Kind Of)

Windows 10 has Cortana, iOS has Siri, Android has Google Now, but what about Mac owners who want to bark orders at their computers? By using the new features OS X El Capitan adds to the Dictation tool and the Spotlight search interface, you can get a close approximation of Siri on your iMac or MacBook — even if it isn’t quite as good as the real thing.

Tim Cook, Siri, And Satya Nadella Want To Say 'Hi' To Those With Cerebral Palsy

Apple CEO Tim Cook wants to show you how easy it is to start a conversation with someone with a disability. So easy, in fact, you can just ask Siri.

Spoiler: The answer is somewhere along the lines of “Hi”.

Apple TV Will Get Siri Support For Apple Music Early 2016

Apple has confirmed that the new Apple TV will support Siri for Apple Music sometime early in 2016.

New Apple TV: Australian Pricing And Release Date

It’s been a long time coming, but the updated Apple TV is a thing you can finally plunk down your money for starting today.

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