Don’t think of Siri as just a voice UI. Rather, think of it as the gatekeeper to natural language searching of diverse databases and search engines that Apple will link to an ad model that I believe will eventually make Apple the third major search company in the world someday.
Western Digital said its primary manufacturing facility in Thailand was flooded over the weekend, with its secondary site also at risk, raising the possibility of a global shortage of hard disk drives.
iPhone revenues and unit sales for Apple's last quarter dropped significantly compared to the previous quarter. During the recent quarterly earnings call, CEO Tim Cook and other Apple executives confirmed the main cause of the decline: rumors.
PBS announced today that "Steve Jobs - One Last Thing" has been added to the primetime lineup. Through interviews with colleagues and others who knew the creative genius whose innovations transformed the lives of millions, "One Last Thing" provides an inside look at the man and the major influences that helped shape his life and career.
Online shoppers in the San Francisco area will see an option during checkout that'll let them select a store instead of a home address for shipping. The pilot program went live in San Francisco first and will extend to other stores in the greater Bay Area over the next week. It will eventually roll out to stores nationwide.
Siri doesn’t replace search, but in many cases it circumvents it by directing users straight to integrated partner services. By skipping the search engine and going straight to a designated source there is no place to insert advertising.
When it kicks off on January 26, 2012, Macworld Expo will have a new name -- Macworld|iWorld -- to emphasize its focus on the entire range of Apple products and technology. Registration for the conference and expo opened Tuesday.
Apple's iPod is now 10 years old, but today's iPods are a far cry from what they were ten, seven, or even five years ago. Ars leads you through 10 years of iPod designs that brought us where we are today.
While Apple would probably prefer you buy alert sounds from the Tones section of the iTunes Store, with a little time and know-how you can make your own custom tones from any song or sound. Here’s how.
Apple said on Tuesday that the company has had 180 million downloads from its iBooks ePub book store. The news came during Apple’s quarterly conference call with analysts, and served to highlight Apple’s ongoing success with iTunes.
Flexbits announced the immediate availability of Fantastical 1.1 on Tuesday. The update for the natural language event creation app for iCal added support for editing and deleting events, and support iCloud calendars, too.