Enjoy more freedom while out and about, from listening to music or exercising, with the latest in earphone technology Wireless headphones have come a long way over the past few years. Sure, the earliest options freed us from annoying wires that caused chaos during the morning commute, but often meant trading down when it came to great quality audio.
Image Credits: Apple / live stream Apple went big on security and privacy during its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) keynote this week, showcasing features from on-device Siri audio processing to a new privacy dashboard for iOS that makes it easier than ever to see which apps are collecting your data and when.
Siri is getting a huge speed boost in iOS 15. And a lot more I can’t tell you how many times I’ve used Siri on my iPhone 11 Pro Max only to have it time out on me while I was trying to make a request or dictate a message.
There's also a catch: Most new privacy features are available for free, but not all of them. To take advantage of the other ones, you'll either have to own a newer Apple device or pony up some cash to buy a new one. These privacy changes have digital advertisers and even journalists behind popular newsletters up in arms for reasons that I won't get into here.
Only some iPhone running iOS 15 will get all the features. Find out if your iPhone gets Live Text, Offline Siri, Spacial Audio and FaceTime Portraits. iOS 15 has more than 100 new features and improvements, but not all are available for all supported devices.
Apple has announced a swathe of upgrades for its tablet, phone and computer operating systems that could change the way millions of people’s data is transmitted over the internet – a boon for privacy enthusiasts, but a potential problem for advertisers, law enforcement agencies and governments.
Pocket-lint is supported by its readers. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more (Pocket-lint) - The Ecobee SmartThermostat with voice contol is the first third-party device announced that natively support's Apple's Siri. Apple has clearly decided it needs to open up Siri support to more devices and services to succeed in smart home, while the company says it will also introduce on-device Siri voice processing to improve performance and further address privacy concerns.
Apple is rolling out Siri to some non-Apple devices - but you might need a HomePod to use the digital assistant
Apple said smart home device makers can work with Apple to integrate Siri into their devices. However, the devices need to already be compatible with HomeKit, Apple's universal remote-like app. It's unclear if customers will be able to use iPhones or will need a HomePod to make Siri requests.
New privacy controls coming to Apple’s Mail app will hide data such as a user’s IP address and location as well as details about if and when someone opened a marketing email, the company has announced. The new Mail Privacy Protection feature, being launched later this year, will block data brokers and advertisers from gathering personal information which can be collected when users interact with emails sent to them.
Plus, new features for the HomePod Mini and Apple Watch If you buy something from a Verge link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement. Siri is finally coming to third-party devices. Apple announced at its WWDC keynote that HomeKit accessory makers will be able to integrate Siri voice control into their products starting later this year.
‘Siri, make me a coffee’ is what numerous London office staff would like to be able to say in HQs, according to a study that shows 60% plan on hybrid working post-pandemic. Some 34% of office workers in the capital want self-service touchless drinks machines, where you can order a latte via an app, for example.
'Sam' looks like a Samsung employee with her branded attire and Galaxy phone She could power Samsung's Galaxy powered smartphones and smart speakers The firm is allegedly working on Sam to replace its current digital assistant Bixby Samsung's new virtual assistant is called Sam and looks like a Pixar character, new promo images reveal.
The second-generation Apple TV 4K gets a faster processor and future-proofed specs, but is really all about its new iPod-inspired Siri remote. And it all comes at a price. Costing £169, the Apple media-streaming box is very much at the top of the market despite being £10 cheaper than its predecessor, with direct competitors priced between £50 and £130.
"You'll need to completely disassemble the remote," warns the site, "a process that is overly complicated and will scar the beautiful aluminium housing if you're not careful." The repairs-and-teardowns specialists at iFixit have taken an extremely close look at - by which we mean completely dismantled - this year's new Apple TV, along with its highly anticipated new Siri Remote.
EXCLUSIVE: British jobs will soon be done by machine servants which are already five-times cheaper than waiters amid a "massive" rise in beer-fetching service bots at home Sales of beer-fetching AI robots "like Siri on steroids" are soaring as Britain is a few years from a machine "revolution", experts have told Daily Star.
The revamped design also comes with some new buttons, and added functionality.For example, there's now a power button, and the menu button has disappeared. The best part of all?The new Siri Remote is sold on its own and works with the Apple TV HD and the original Apple TV 4K.
Access Siri when your iPhone display is obscured by using the Accessibility settings. There are many occasions when you're not holding your iPhone but want some assistance from Siri.This is usually fine if you have the Hey Siri command enabled, but due to iOS also having a feature where you can place the handset face-down to turn the display off, this also has the effect of disabling Siri as well.
“Previous Dyson air purification models featured HEPA filtration, but the new range includes upgraded HEPA filtration to capture even smaller particles and gases than ever before, all while ensuring the machine is fully sealed so no pollutants escape,” explained David Hill, the senior design engineer at Dyson.
The headphones are rumoured to have instant-pairing, noise cancellation, and Siri support Apple is working on a new pair of Beats in-ear headphones, according to internal files in the company’s operating system update. The Beats Studio Buds, they are referred to in iOS 14.6, will apparently feature an Apple chip that would allow instant pairing and control via the company’s voice assistant Siri.