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Apple’s smart home vision is getting more cohesive and interconnected

Apple has announced it will support the new industry interoperability standard called Matter to offer a more cohesive and interconnected smart home experience to users. Support for Matter will go live in iOS 15 later this year, and users will be able to control all connected devices using the Home app. Google and other leading...

Apple releases iOS 14.5 with App Tracking Transparency and more

After several week of testing, Apple on Monday finally released iOS 14.5. The new software arrives in time for the launch of Apple’s new AirTags, but the release is much bigger than that. In fact, it’s one of the company’s most important mid-cycle updates ever. One of the most important changes in iOS 14.5 is the...

Siri prematurely reveals Apple’s next event is on April 20

We finally have a date for Apple’s upcoming event. Mark your calendars as the company is expected to announce its new line of products on April 20. The official invite has not been shared by Apple yet, but the company’s voice assistant, Siri, has prematurely revealed the launch event date. It is expected that Apple...

Apple adds two new Siri voices to iOS, no longer defaults to female-sounding option

Apple’s iOS will no longer default to a female voice for Siri, instead allowing users to pick between male and female when setting up their device. The change was spotted in the sixth beta of iOS 14.5, which also features two new voices for Apple’s voice assistant. First reported by TechCrunch, Apple announced the changes are...

Google Assistant beats Amazon Alexa & Siri at understanding non-native English speakers

This may seem obvious, but a virtual assistant is pretty useless if it can't understand your commands. Even if you have to pause and speak slower and more clearly, the magic of a virtual assistant is lost. They work the best when you can just speak normally. Google Assistant is good at understanding multiple languages...

Inaudible malicious Google Assistant commands can be hidden in music and other audio

A few years ago we started to see reports of how software from a company called SilverPush was using "audio beacons" to communicate with other devices. The company started off by only embedding their beacons into websites. They expanded into TV where commercials could embed an ultrasonic audio beacon that could communicate with any device...