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Hackers Found A Sly Way To Look At Photos On A Locked iPhone

Apple doesn’t have a perfect track record when it comes to giving hackers access to locked iPhones. It actually seems like every version of Apple’s mobile operating system ends up exposing a bug that grants anyone access. And iOS 9 is the latest.


Siri Fields Iran Question At A White House Press Conference

Siri made a timely interruption at a White House press conference this week, chiming in to answer a reporter’s question about whether President Obama was disappointed by the lack of Republican support for the Iranian nuclear deal.


Apple's Latest Hiring Spree Suggests It's Upping Its AI Game

Apple kick-started the mobile digital assistant thing with Siri some years ago, but it’s Google who mostly run the machine learning show, with its creepily efficient Google Now service. Based on its jobs postings, Apple wants to play some catch-up ball.


Siri Has Another Cool Feature: Saving Lives

If you’re ever trapped under a truck, the last person you’d think to call for help would probably your creepy digital assistant. But as Siri recently proved, even fake humans can sometimes save lives.


Why Does Asking Siri To Charge Your Phone Call The Cops?

Utter the words — and we don’t suggest you do — “charge my phone 100 per cent” to Siri, and your iPhone will try and call emergency services, after a five-second grace period in which you can cancel it. But why?


Facebook Is Apparently Building A Human-Powered Personal Assistant

New reports suggest that Facebook is working on a personal assistant service baked into Messenger called Moneypenny. But unlike Apple’s Siri or Microsoft’s Cortanaa, this isn’t a virtual helper — it’s a real human service at the other end.


Apple Music Lets Siri Work As A Silly Sound Effects Machine

An unexpected perk, if you can call it that, of your free three-month Apple Music subscription? Siri can access it in order to work as a kind of sound effects machine. Go on, ask Siri to play the sound of farts. Go on.


What's The Sassiest Answer Your Digital Assistant Ever Gave You?

No, people did not suddenly become obsessed with calculus today, wanting to know the answer to an controversial maths equation. Aaron Paul seems to have discovered an Easter egg on Siri that quickly tore up the internet.


Voice Search App Hound Is Gunning For Siri, Google Now and Cortana

The boffins over at SoundHound just released a video of their Hound voice query app and it’s incredible. Unlike some voice recognition that needs you to speak slowly and clearly, the Hound team want you to be able to just talk normally.


In A Terrible Alternate Reality, Siri Is Your Mum

To celebrate Mother’s Day, the team at The Daily Dot tracked down the real-life voice of Siri, and put her to work giving motherly advice to a real-life human.


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