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Can't trust this: Inconsistencies shake faith in Apple

As much as senior contributor Lex Friedman would like to trust Apple, there are times when the company doesn't exactly inspire trust. And that's a problem for both Apple and its customers.

Apple's rumored PrimeSense buy may open Siri's eyes

If Apple absorbs perceptual computing pioneer PrimeSense, it could mean intriguing possibilities for future Apple products, including iPhones with computer vision and even wearable computing.

Vox technica: How Siri gets its voice

Thanks to some journalistic sleuthing, we now know the name of the actor whose voice was used as the basis for the speech of Apple's digital assistant. Marco Tabini consults with industry experts to find out how a person's voice becomes Siri's persona.

Teach Siri nicknames

Looking for a simpler way to tell Siri which of the many Dans, Jennifers, or Jasons in your contacts list you want to call? Nicknames can do the trick.

Teach Siri nicknames

Looking for a simpler way to tell Siri which of the many Dans, Jennifers, or Jasons in your contacts list you want to call? Nicknames can do the trick.

Cue personal assistant is Apple's latest acquisition

Cupertino continues its shopping spree with the addition of the personal assistant service and app, Cue.

Teach Siri to pronounce names

Tired of Siri mangling your moniker? Now you can finally teach it how to say your name (and others' names) correctly.

Get to know iOS 7: Siri

Associate editor Serenity Caldwell details all you can expect from Siri in iOS 7.

Siri-ously?! Siri makes fun of Google Glass

Apple's wise cracking digital assistant has a few choice words about Google Glass.

Get Siri-like functionality on your Mac with Speakable Items

Staff writer Lex Friedman walks you through using OS X's built-in functionality for handling Siri-like vocal commands.

Remains of the Day: Talk to the hand

Apple's brand is still riding high in all of its key markets; an under-the-radar group from the company is working on speech-recognition in Boston; and Apple's drafted academics to help increase its responsibility.

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Clockwise Podcast 1: Siri wins the lottery

Jason Snell, Dan Moren, Jason Cross, and Lex Friedman launch a new podcast and discuss smartwatches, Windows Phone, voice control, and the App Store at 5.

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