Siri gets another shot at getting it right

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Consumers are still mixed about Siri, but according to an exclusive new poll for USA TODAY, they like her more than other personal assistants. LOS ANGELES -- "Siri, will you finally catch up to Amazon and Google this year? We'd like to believe she might say, "Yes...Jefferson. I'll have more accurate, chattier responses, and good news -- I'll be able to understand you much better, too." Apple, which introduced the world to voice-activated computing in 2011 with the release of Siri, is feeling the heat.


Apple WWDC: what we expect and how to watch it

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Apple is set to unveil a new and improved Siri, the personal digital assistant, and widen its reach, to Mac computers and third-party apps. Apple will stage the Worldwide Developer's Conference at the Bill Graham Auditorium in San Francisco (Photo: Jefferson Graham) LOS ANGELES -- Monday, Apple gives a sneak peak at changes to its mobile IOS operating system and features for the Apple Watch and Apple TV. The event is WWDC, Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, which attracts over 5,000 folks who make apps and software for Apple devices to hear the latest about where Apple is headed. USA TODAY will be covering WWDC, with reporters Edward C. Baig, Marco della Cava, Jon Swartz and myself, so be sure to stick with us for the latest. The keynote starts at 10 a.m.


Next iPhone: better 'battery, processor and camera'

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USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham calls on Apple CEO Tim Cook to bring back the innovation that once wowed us. Apple will unveil new iPhones, Macs and an Apple Watch on September 7. (Photo: Jefferson Graham) SAN FRANCISCO -- Apple is expected to refresh its hardware lineup Wednesday, with new iPhones, several Macintosh computers, and a new Apple Watch at a press event here. Apple will live stream the presentation, beginning at 10 a.m. To view, follow this link. Requirements include an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to view, the Safari browser on Apple computers with recent software updates or on Windows computers with Windows 10 and the Microsoft Edge browser.


New iPhones, Watches and Macs highlight Apple event

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USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham calls on Apple CEO Tim Cook to bring back the innovation that once wowed us. Apple will unveil new iPhones, Macs and an Apple Watch on September 7. (Photo: Jefferson Graham) SAN FRANCISCO - Apple is expected to refresh its hardware lineup Wednesday, with new iPhones, several Macintosh computers, and a new Apple Watch at a press event here. Apple will live stream the presentation, beginning at 10 a.m. To view, follow this link. Requirements include an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to view, the Safari browser on Apple computers with recent software updates or on Windows computers with Windows 10 and the Microsoft Edge browser.