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.
Apple made a variety of announcements regarding Siri during the WWDC 2013 keynote. Lex Friedman says that in some ways, the Siri updates still appear to lag behind Google Now. But just as importantly, Apple's looking to hit Google where it hurts: in the search activity.
Apple joins Facebook and Yahoo on Microsoft's side of the search-engine wars, but Bing's role as a backstop might still work to its disadvantage.
At Monday's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue announced new features for Siri -- and new support for Bing.
Google has updated Chrome for iOS with the voice search feature found in its Google Search app.
The Journal reads the supply-chain tea leaves, iPod touch sales hit a new milestone, and iCloud is, well, pretty much exactly as secure as you think it is.
Who knew a soulless digital assistant could be so hilariously inept?
The DOJ wants to put Apple on ice for collusion on ebooks' price. Elsewhere, if an iPhone button wiggles, is it more than just a niggle? And to get some relief, Siri asks you to please keep it brief.
It's easy to look at Apple's faults when all you look at is Apple's faults!