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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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Siri in iOS 7: Apple still playing catch up with Google, but moving aggressively

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.

Bing-powered Siri joins Microsoft's anti-Google allies

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.

Siri gets smarter in iOS 7, ditches Google for search

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.

Hands on with Chrome for iOS's new voice search

Google has updated Chrome for iOS with the voice search feature found in its Google Search app.

Remains of the Day: Reach out and touch someone

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.

Microsoft turns Siri against Apple in hilarious new Windows 8 ad

Who knew a soulless digital assistant could be so hilariously inept?

Remains of the Day: Anybody want a peanut?

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.