Tag Archives: Voice

Voice Control hands-on: Deep OS navigation for iPads, iPhones, and Macs

When Apple debuted Siri with 2011’s iPhone 4S, it effectively stopped work on a useful but more limited feature that had arrived with the iPhone 3GS only two years earlier: Voice Control, a speech recognition system that enabled users to make phone calls and play songs by just saying them to early iPhones — even without internet connectivity. Apple barely said… Read More »

‘They silenced Khashoggi but gave thousands a voice’

  Omar Abdulaziz in his adopted city of Montreal. Photograph: François Ollivier/Washington Post/Getty Images For Omar Abdulaziz, a 27-year-old Saudi dissident living in exile in Canada, the murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi was more than a prominent columnist and veteran who knew the ins and outs of the Saudi royal court. He was a mentor and father figure. Abdulaziz,… Read More »

Google Assistant Can Now Help Troubleshoot the Pixel 2 Using Voice Commands

HIGHLIGHTS The new upgrade is initially available for Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Google Assistant initiates troubleshoot process using voice commands The enhancement is available for Android 8.0 Oreo-running Pixel 2 models Making things easier for novices, Google has now apparently upgraded its Assistant app with a feature that allows you to use your voice commands to troubleshoot problems… Read More »

Spooky Noises Can Covertly Trigger Smartphone Voice Commands: Report

Always-on listening devices were popularised with the first Moto X back in 2013. Saying “Ok Google Now” could wake the phone up even from standby, because dedicated hardware was constantly listening to ambient sounds to pick up that catchphrase. We’ve come a long way since then, and today you have dedicated voice assistants like Google Home and Amazon… Read More »