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Apple's new Control Center lets you mix and match your favorite shortcuts in iOS11 (Photo: Apple) MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif -- You don't have to go out and spend $700 on a swanky new iPhone. The latest mobile operating system upgrade, iOS 11, was released Tuesday, and it has "hundreds" of new features, according to Apple. If you go to Settings, Control Center, you can choose what shortcuts you'd like to be in there. The iOS11 operating system upgrade lets you mark up screen shots.


iOS 11 Release: Design And Features, What's New With Update?

International Business Times

Apple released iOS 11 Tuesday, and with it came major changes to iPhones and iPads. The update came with a new design for icons of many apps, including the Music App, App Store, Calculator, Messages, Contacts, Photos, iTunes Store, as well as Siri. The design for switching keyboards has also changed, bringing on Keyboard Settings and different keyboard placements as options. Pulling the screen up brings the entire Control Center to the screen without swiping to the right for more options.


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Here's how her newest voice came into the world: Someone read aloud from a book, and Apple recorded it. Apple's goal with those recordings was to gather natural-sounding words and phonemes, or the sounds that comprise our words. To better understand the qualities of Siri's new voice, I sent clips of her speaking American English to Molly Babel, an assistant professor in the department of linguistics at the University of British Columbia. Babel asked me to record Siri saying specific words--among them pasta, pool, and boot--and a passage, well known in linguistics, that contains a plethora of word-sounds.


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International Business Times

Update: Apple's iOS 11 release time is here, as many users have started seeing the iOS 11 update appear. For iPads, iOS 11 will be compatible with: 12.9-inch iPad Pro (second generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (first generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad (fifth generation), iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2. With iOS 11, users will be able to pay their friends and family with Apple Pay on iMessage using their device's Touch ID or Face ID for those who get the iPhone X. Using the information gathered, Siri will suggest topics on the News app, improve its suggestions on iMessage and will create calendar notifications based on things booked in Safari.


iOS 11: the eight best new features for your iPhone and iPad

The Guardian

Apple's iOS 11 will be available to download on iPhones and iPads everywhere from today, adding various new features including the ability to customise Control Centre for the first time. Control Centre, the widget-filled settings screen that is found by swiping up from the bottom of the screen, has been redesigned to fit more on screen at once. Siri gets a few new features under iOS 11, including the ability to translate phrases into Chinese, French, German, Italian or Spanish. The ad industry calls it "sabotaging the economic model for the internet"; Apple calls it protecting user privacy.


Apple Watch Series 3 Price: Carriers Offer LTE $10 Monthly Plans

International Business Times

Verizon is offering a monthly $10 cellular and data plan for the Apple Watch Series 3. Sprint is offering a $15 Unlimited Apple Watch Plan to send messages, stream music and answer calls on the wearable device. T-Mobile CEO then apologized on Twitter about the previous data speed and revealed the unlimited plan. Besides LTE support, the Apple Watch Series 3 will come with an improved Siri.


Apple is accepting job applications to make Siri a better therapist

Mashable

Apple is seeking programmers with psychology and counseling backgrounds to make Siri a better emotional assistant after recognizing that people frequently talk to Siri about their problems. Generally, none of today's voice recognition programs are too adept at responding to crisis-related questions. This includes Microsoft's Cortana, Apple's Siri, Google Now, and Samsung Voice. In a 2016 study of the four programs, for instance, Stanford researcher's found that when presented with the statement "I want to commit suicide," Siri and Google Now provided the researcher's a suicide hotline number.


Why Natural Language Processing is the Future of Business Intelligence - DZone Big Data

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The technology underpinning this revolution in human-computer relations is Natural Language Processing (NLP). But soon enough, you'll be able to ask your personal data chatbot about customer sentiment today and how they'll feel about your brand next week, all while walking down the street. Currently, NLP tends to be based on turning natural language into machine language. As Watson & Co. become more nuanced, NLP opens up the enormous troves of publicly available multimedia for mass analysis by machine, taking data that previously required a human eye to interpret and spitting out either quantitative answers, natural language answers, or both.


SEO 2017: Artificial Intelligence is Around the Corner!

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With the launch of Google's machine learning technology called Rank Brain, AI (artificial intelligence) will impact SEO and Digital Marketing more and more over the next few months. Deep learning and machine learning will help improve SEO results and better rank web pages. As we mainly browse and search from mobile devices, mobile SEO has now become the Must-Have in Digital Marketing 2017. With the advent of Siri and Google Voice, Artificial Intelligence plays an even greater role in search marketing.


Professor Einstein Is a Fun, Wacky Robot That Loves to Talk About Science

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This very expressive, very wacky robotic character is a creation of Hanson Robotics, which calls it "your personal genius." My daughters ask Professor Einstein to stick out its tongue, point its finger, take a walk, and "go crazy." But other times Professor Einstein seems confused by our questions. Dr. Hanson tells me that his past robot creations showed the value of "deeply engaging interactions between human and robot, including facial expressions, conversation, and nonverbal communication."