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How to stop your devices from listening to (and saving) everything you say

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With iOS 8, Apple introduced the "Hey Siri" wake phrase, so you can summon Siri without even touching your iPhone. Here's the easiest way to turn off "Hey Siri": Navigate to your iOS device's Settings Siri & Search, then toggle off "Allow Siri When Locked." Google recently released its latest masterpiece, "OK Google," the wake prompt for Google Assistant on Google Home speakers, Android smartphones and the Chrome browser. Here's how to turn off the "OK Google" wake phrase: On Android, go to Settings Google Search & Now Voice and turn "Ok Google" detection off.



Jamil and Siri: ISIS conflict forces two lives to intersect — and both are saved

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Soon after Siri and Jamil arrived in Mosul, an ISIS guard threatened to kill Jamil if Siri refused to have sex with him. The rapist, called "The Tunisian," told Siri her situation would improve if she became a Muslim and married him. At the same time, Jamil was the key to Siri's survival. When sitting with Siri and his birth mother, Jamil now always sits closer to Siri, observed Kizilhan observed.


Apple & The Rock TEAM UP!

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Known as "The Rock x Siri Dominate The Day," the ad sees Johnson call up a Lyft car, fly a plane to Rome, appear at a fashion show and more, all using the iPhone 7. In June, it announced Siri would be part of its new HomePod speaker, slated for release later this year. As part of iOS 11, Apple is adding more functionality to Siri as well, including translating languages and finding news articles on Apple News to topics you searched for on Safari, Apple's mobile web browser. By calling it a movie (and later reversing himself), Johnson may have revealed more about Apple's plans for original content, according to analysts.


First look at iOS 11

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Messages made easier: Probably the biggest improvement introduced by iOS 10 was a reinvigorated Messages app . In the iOS 11 version of Messages, accessing an app like Fandango to share movie times or Google Maps to text your location is a lot more convenient. Even better, you can dig into Settings and add new controls, giving you easier access to things like turning on low-power mode, turning off notifications as you drive and launching a screen recording. News and Music still meh: The News app, which I only ever seem to launch when it's time to review Apple's latest version of iOS, adds a new Spotlight tab featuring editor-selected content.


Apple unveils the HOMEPOD

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The HomePod speaker was unveiled at a conference for software programmers on Monday, and will go head-to-head-to-head with Amazon and Google's popular digital home assistants. It's Apple's first new device since the company released the Apple Watch in April 2015. Amazon sells the main version of the Echo for $180 and Google sells its Home speaker for $130. The Echo, released in 2015, and Google Home, released last year, have helped plant the seeds for a promising market.


Now Siri sounds like a dude

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Apple's approach protects privacy, but might make the service less useful when switching devices. The Siri updates are expected in September with iOS 11, the next version of Apple's mobile Other features coming to iPhones and iPads include messages syncing in the cloud. Apple is also bringing the ability to pay back a friend or other individual through its payment service, Apple Pay. The free software update for mobile devices, iOS 11, is expected in September when Apple typically releases new iPhones.


Siri app saved my life after house explosion, man says

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A New Hampshire man critically injured in a house fire claims the iPhone app Siri saved his life. "The whole place caught fire," Beaucher told the station. That split-second decision may have saved his life, he said. "I was going into shock, too, so having Siri to dial 911 for me was critical," Beaucher said.


Alexa, Siri, head to hotels

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Intelligent personal assistants are being tested at Marriott hotels, pointing to a future of automated hotel rooms. Marriott International, one of the world's largest hotel chains, is testing iPads running Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa-powered Echo at its Aloft hotel in Boston's Seaport district, according to a report in Bloomberg. "As home automation becomes more mainstream, people will begin to expect those same comforts when they travel," John Clancy, VP of Residential Systems at Crestron, a company that builds home and building automation systems, told Fox News in an email. Marriott's move follows an annoucement from Wynn Las Vegas and Amazon in December to equip all 4,748 hotel rooms at Wynn Las Vegas with Amazon's Echo.


Is President Trump racist? Google Assistant has an answer for that

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Concise, loaded questions tend to yield loaded results when querying Google Assistant, the voice-activated AI technology that comes with Google Pixel phones and Google Home – the latter a voice-activated speaker. If, for example, you ask a loaded question about President Obama, "Is [former President] Barack Obama a communist?" Pose slightly less loaded queries – posed as statements, as you would type into a Google search box – such as "President Trump scandals" or "President Obama scandals" I got results like "The Many Scandals of Donald Trump: A Cheat Sheet" and "Obama Says He's Had A Scandal-Free Administration. And Siri seems to like queries posed as you would type them into a search box on Google, such as "President Obama controversies" or "President Trump controversies."