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Apple hit with $1.43B Siri patent lawsuit from Chinese AI firm

A Chinese AI firm is suing Apple for alleged patent infringement involving the voice assistant Siri. Shanghai Zhizhen — also known as Xiao — is seeking $1.43 billion (10 billion yuan) in damages from Apple. It also wants the firm to stop selling products in China that breach the patent, which would mean most iPhones, iPads, and Macs would no longer be available in Apple‘s second-largest market. “As a tech person, I have a lot of respect for Apple, whose products and services bring a lot of value...
Tags: Apple, Startups, China, Siri, Artificial Intelligence, Xiao, Neural, Plugged, Siri Shanghai Zhizhen, Yuan Hui


China's Xiao-i Sues Apple for $1.43 Billion Over Siri AI Infringement

Chinese artificial intelligence company Shanghai Zhizhen Intelligent Network Technology, also known as Xiao-i, has filed a lawsuit against Apple, alleging it has infringed on Xiao-i's patents. From a report: Xiao-i is calling for 10 billion yuan ($1.43 billion) in damages and demands that Apple cease "manufacturing, using, promising to sell, selling, and importing" products that infringe on the patent, it said in a social media post. Xiao-i argued that Apple's voice-recognition technology Siri i...
Tags: Apple, China, Siri, Tech, Xiao, Shanghai Zhizhen Intelligent Network Technology


Apple Facing $1.4 Billion Lawsuit by Chinese AI Firm in Siri Patent Battle

Apple has been hit with a $1.4 billion lawsuit by a Chinese artificial intelligence company that alleges Apple violated a patent it owns for a virtual assistant similar to Siri, according to a paywalled Wall Street Journal report. Shanghai Zhizhen Network Technology Co. said in a statement on Monday it was suing Apple for an estimated 10 billion yuan ($1.43 billion) in damages in a Shanghai court, alleging the iPhone and iPad maker's products violated a patent the Chinese company owns for a vir...
Tags: Apple, China, Siri, Shanghai, Wall Street Journal, Msn, WSJ, Xiao, Siri zwnj, Shanghai Zhizhen Network Technology Co, Shanghai Zhizhen, China s Supreme Court, Zhi Zhen, Siri China, Apple Facing


iPadOS 14 Features You Need to Know (mac rumors)

Apple's iPadOS 14 update includes many of the same features that are found in iOS 14 (minus some of the Home Screen changes), but there are also quite a few notable iPad-only features. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. In our most recent video, we highlight some of the best new features in iPadOS 14, some of which are also available on iPhone and some of which are unique to the larger tablet form factor. App Sidebars and Toolbars - iPadOS didn't get quite the ...
Tags: Apple, News, Siri, Facetime, Apple Pencil, MacRumors YouTube, Juli Clover


What's New in iOS 14 Maps: Cycling Directions, Guides, Refine Location and More

Apple often adds new features to its built-in apps with each iOS update, and iOS 14 is no exception. Many apps have important new features, including Apple Maps, which gains cycling directions, EV routes, guides, and more. This guide highlights all of the new features that Apple has added to the Maps app in the iOS and iPadOS 14 updates. Cycling Directions Maps in ‌iOS 14‌ offers cycling directions for bike riders for the first time, putting it on par with Google Maps. Cycling directions ...
Tags: Apple, Google, UK, London, Featured, Washington Post, Washington, San Francisco, Siri, United States, Paris, Shanghai, Bmw, Apple Maps, Lonely Planet, Canada Ireland


Read more books by using the downtime feature on your iPhone’s screen time settings

In this essay titled "How I Read Two Books a Week," Anthony Draper offers "surprising and practical steps you can take now to read more." My favorite tip is using the downtime feature on your iPhone’s screen time settings. I’ve also adjusted some of my daily habits to further encourage reading. I turned on the downtime feature on my iPhone’s screen time settings so that all of my apps lock after 10 p.m. — with the exception of the Books app, Wildfulness (nature noises), and the clock (to set my ...
Tags: Post, News, Siri, Reading, Tips, WaniKani, Anthony Draper


iPadOS 14 Features You Need to Know

Apple's iPadOS 14 update includes many of the same features that are found in iOS 14 (minus some of the Home Screen changes), but there are also quite a few notable iPad-only features. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. In our most recent video, we highlight some of the best new features in iPadOS 14, some of which are also available on iPhone and some of which are unique to the larger tablet form factor. App Sidebars and Toolbars - iPadOS didn't get quite the sa...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Siri, Facetime, Apple Pencil, MacRumors YouTube, Ios 14


Apple Reports 3Q 2020 Results: $11.25B Profit on $59.7B Revenue, 4-for-1 Stock Split Announced

Apple today announced financial results for the third fiscal quarter of 2020, which corresponds to the second calendar quarter of the year. For the quarter, Apple posted revenue of $59.7 billion and net quarterly profit of $11.25 billion, or $2.58 per diluted share, compared to revenue of $53.8 billion and net quarterly profit of $10.0 billion, or $2.18 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Both revenue and earnings per share were June quarter records. Gross margin for the quarter was 38...
Tags: Apple, UK, John Lewis, Featured, Mac, Australia, La, China, US, Alabama, Siri, Tim Cook, Earnings, App Store, Morgan Stanley, Pacific


Apple Halved App Store Fee To Get Amazon Prime Video On Devices

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Apple agreed in 2016 to halve its App Store fee for Amazon as part of a deal to put the e-commerce giant's Prime Video app on Apple's mobile devices and TV set-top box. Eddy Cue, an Apple senior vice president, and Amazon Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos negotiated directly on the deal, according to emails released Wednesday as part of a congressional hearing on anticompetitive behavior. The companies agreed to a 15% revenue share for custome...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Siri, Tech, Bloomberg, Amazon Prime, Showtime, Jeff Bezos, Apple Apple, Eddy Cue, House Judiciary Committee Read


How to block your Caller ID to make anonymous calls on any device

You can block your Caller ID to hide your phone number when making a call. Your phone number will appear as "anonymous" or "private" on the other phone. To block Caller ID, enter *67 followed by the number you want to call. You can't block your Caller ID when calling 911 or 800 numbers.    Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. When you place a call, Caller ID displays your phone number on the recipient's phone. The Caller ID system is convenient, but there might be...
Tags: North Korea, Trends, Siri, Walmart, Samsung Galaxy, Apple Samsung, Google Pixel


How to Use Machine Learning in Business?

Machine learning plays a significant role in the current advancement of technology. Most artificial intelligence applications and systems taking over the tech industry implement machine learning algorithms. These algorithms are designed to understand correlations in massive volumes of data to identify trends. The data includes numbers, phrases, pictures, clicks, and any available electronic data. As this data is digitally processed, it’s easily fed into a machine-learning system. Exploring ML ...
Tags: Spotify, Business, Technology, Siri, Machine Learning, Ibm, Mastercard, Right Now, Facebook Instagram, Google Yahoo, Netflix YouTube, Waqar, Arthur Samuel, Fraud Detection Algorithms, Supply Inventory Management Machine, Waqar Ahmed


Indian Motorcycle Announces Apple CarPlay for Newer Models

iPhone Users Rejoice! Here’s some good news for Indian riders who use iPhones. The company has officially announced that some of its newer models can now run Apple CarPlay. This will make using your phone and apps easier. According to a recent press release, the 2020 Indian Chieftain, Roadmaster, or Challenger equipped with the 7-inch Ride Command. The new version of the Ride Command system also gets fixes and updates to address bugs and issues with the system. The big news, though, is the Appl...
Tags: Apple, Siri, Motorcycles, Apple Carplay, Motorcycle News, Indian Motorcycle


Apple Offered to Halve App Store Fee to Get Amazon Prime Video on iOS and Apple TV

Apple offered Amazon lower App Store fees to convince it to launch its Prime Video app on the ‌App Store‌ and Apple TV, documents published by the U.S. antitrust subcommittee have revealed. According to email correspondence between Apple's services chief Eddy Cue and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Apple struck a deal to bring Amazon Prime Video into the ‌App Store‌ by agreeing to take a 15% revenue share of subscriptions signed-up through the app. Apple usually takes a 30% share of all ‌App Store‌ subs...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Cook, Siri, Bloomberg, Apple TV, Antitrust, App Store, Mark Gurman, Amazon Prime Video, Bezos, Eddy Cue, Prime Video, Amazon Channels, Siri zwnj, Jeff Bezos Apple


Does your iPhone charge faster on Low Power Mode? Here's what you need to know

Your iPhone charges faster on Low Power Mode than on the standard battery mode. Low Power Mode conserves your iPhone's battery life by reducing or disabling certain automatic system functions and background apps.  Your iPhone can charge faster when the battery is powering fewer things.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. When your iPhone battery is running low, and you have limited time to charge it (whether you're headed out of the house or already out and look...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Siri, Samsung Galaxy, Low Power Mode, Low Power Mode When


Walmart’s Voice Device Will Help Employees With Day-to-Day Tasks and Emergency Situations

Alexa, Google and Siri, meet Sam, the new kid on the virtual voice assistant block. In an attempt to improve the in-store experience for customers without jeopardizing the health and safety of its store associates, Walmart is rolling out Ask Sam. The voice device, developed by membership-only Walmart subsidiary Sam's Club and introduced in the...
Tags: Advertising, Siri, Customer Experience, Walmart, Sam, Sam s Club, Alexa Google, Voice Interaction


Here are 22 of the most important executives leading Google Cloud as it takes on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google Cloud is competing with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft for bigger share in the fast-growing cloud market. These 22 executives are leading Google's bid to expand its reach in cloud computing. These executives are focused on expanding sales, partnerships, and customer relationships, as well as building technology like artificial intelligence and cloud infrastructure. Click here for more BI Prime stories.  With Amazon and Microsoft gobbling up large portions of the share on the cloud m...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Europe, Japan, Florida, London, Microsoft, Youtube, Office, Trends, Siri, Cisco, SU, Asia Pacific, South Africa, Middle East


"Hey Siri, play music."

I said into my AirPods. So nonspecific! I was out and about and not in a good position to skip things, but I was also forcing myself to accept whatever it was that I had put into my iPhone music library. I have so many audiobooks, but they're in a different app, so it's only rarely that spoken word comes up when I'm playing the "Music" app randomly. I can tell Siri to skip a track, so it's not as though I'd need to dig the iPhone out of my bag and squint to read it in the sunlight. But I sometim...
Tags: Iphone, Audiobooks, Facebook, Real Estate, Technology, Education, Law, Poetry, Siri, Georgia, Looks, Bob Dylan, Judaism, Broadway, Army, Newark


Where is voice tech going?

Richard Dal Porto Contributor 2020 has been all but normal. For businesses and brands. For innovation. For people. The trajectory of business growth strategies, travel plans and lives have been drastically altered due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a global economic downturn with supply chain and market issues, and a fight for equality in the Black Lives Matter movement — amongst all that complicated lives and businesses already. One of the biggest stories in emerging techno...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Mobile, Wearables, Column, Hardware, Media, Podcasts, Siri, Tech, Bbc, Artificial Intelligence, Venture Capital


Who’s the boss of KHJ’s Boss Radio? Let the controversy begin

A controversy of sorts is being played out on Don Barrett’s LARadio.Com: What is the origin of the term, “Boss radio?” If you grew up in 1960s Los Angeles, you know the term Boss Radio was used to describe the programming on KHJ (930 AM). Boss Hitbounds, Boss Angeles, the Boss Jocks. The word was everywhere, which is somewhat ironic because the term boss itself was already dated. The precursor to “cool,” boss was on the way out as far as teen slang went. But KHJ was most definitely not the first...
Tags: California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Siri, Sport, Soccer, Mozart, John Phillips, KABC, Levine, Rush Limbaugh, KNX, KYA, Bill Drake, LA Chamber Orchestra, KUSC


Apple has acquired more AI startups than Google, Facebook or any other Big Tech company. Is Apple bulking up in AI or just catching up?

Apple bought more AI companies than any of its big tech competitors between 2010 and 2019, according to an analysis from CB Insights. Many of these purchases have been used to create new features on Apple's flagship iPhones. But others may help power Apple's shift towards digital products as sales for those services rise. As sales of the iPhone have dipped, income from products like Apple Pay and Apple Music may be the company's future. Apple faces some blowback in its push into services. The ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Europe, Elon Musk, Cook, Microsoft, Trends, Siri, Tim Cook, Machine Learning, App Store, North America, Apple Music, Alexa, Cb Insights


The best speaker deals — save $50 on Bose's portable smart speaker

  Speakers with good performance can be pricey, but they often go on sale. We've compiled all the best speaker deals for July 2020. We'll update this list regularly with new deals as they're announced. Right now, Bose's Portable Home Speaker is on sale for $299.99— that's $50 off its original price. Great speakers can make listening to music far more enjoyable — and speakers have been getting a whole lot better over the past few years. These days, even relatively inexpensive speakers can del...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Samsung, Trends, Siri, Walmart, Sony, Lg, Philips, Alexa, Dolby Atmos, Harman Kardon, Klipsch, Steven Cohen, Amazon Google


This Week in Apps: Apple argues for commissions, ‘Find My’ NDA, Alexa to open apps

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series* that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a combined $544 billion valuatio...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Amazon, Android, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Washington Post, Steve Jobs, China, US, Siri, Tech, Developers


Apple Seeds Second Betas of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 to Public Beta Testers (mac rumors)

Apple today seeded the second public betas of upcoming iOS and iPadOS 14 updates to its public beta testing group, two weeks after seeding the first iOS and iPadOS 14 betas to public beta testers. The second public beta corresponds to the third developer beta that was released yesterday. Public beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program can download the iOS/‌iPadOS‌ 14 updates over the air after installing the proper certificate from the Public Beta website on an iOS d...
Tags: Apple, News, Siri, Safari, Facetime, Juli Clover, Home Screen, App Clips, Home Screen Apple, Safari The Health, Apple Pencil for Safari


There's a $6,000 Alarm Clock In Case Your Phone Is Busted

Back when we could travel—if you used to travel—you’ll remember that the best way to wake up was to whisper across the hotel pillow at your phone, asking plaintively for Siri to wake you up at 5:00 am so you could take a cold taxi to an impersonal airport. Now, thanks to the magic of pretentious time-keeping, you can…Read more...
Tags: Science, Siri, Phone, Clocks, Fancy, Hotel Pillow


Apple Watch Series 5 vs. Series 3: The $200 Series 3 is the best deal for iPhone owners looking for a basic smartwatch

  The $399.00 Apple Watch Series 5 and $199.00 Series 3 are generally very similar, but the Series 5 has more to offer when it comes to health and emergency-related features. Unlike the Series 3, the Series 5 can detect hard falls, take electrocardiogram readings, and has a built-in compass. It also has a larger always-on display compared to the Series 3. But the Series 3's cheaper price makes it a solid option for iPhone owners looking for a basic smartwatch experience that may not need feat...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Siri, Apple Watch


Apple Seeds Second Betas of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 to Public Beta Testers

Apple today seeded the second public betas of upcoming iOS and iPadOS 14 updates to its public beta testing group, two weeks after seeding the first iOS and iPadOS 14 betas to public beta testers. The second public beta corresponds to the third developer beta that was released yesterday. Public beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program can download the iOS/‌iPadOS‌ 14 updates over the air after installing the proper certificate from the Public Beta website on an iOS dev...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Siri, Safari, Facetime, Apple Pencil, Ios 14, App Clips, Home Screen Apple, Safari The Health


Apple Seeds Third Beta of macOS Big Sur to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of the upcoming macOS Big Sur update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after releasing the second beta and a month after the new update was unveiled at the Worldwide Developers Conference. The macOS Big Sur beta can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center and once the appropriate profile is installed, subsequent betas will be available through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences. As with all of the new betas, Apple recomme...
Tags: Apple, Siri, Notification Center, Eta, Control Center, Mac Photos, Apple Developer Center, Mac Catalyst, macOS Big Sur


Apple Seeds Third Betas of iOS and iPadOS 14 to Developers

Apple today seeded the third betas of upcoming iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 updates to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the second betas and a month after unveiling the new software at the WWDC keynote. Registered developers can download the betas over the air after installing the proper profile from the Apple Developer Center. ‌iOS 14‌ introduces a redesigned Home Screen that supports widgets for the first time, plus ‌widgets‌ have been redesigned and can now be customized i...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Siri, Nfc, Facetime, Apple Developer Center, Ios 14, Siri zwnj, App Library, Memoji The Health


Amazon's New 'Alexa for Apps' Feature Lets iPhone Users Ask Alexa to Launch Apps

Amazon's Alexa assistant will soon be able to open Android and iOS apps using voice commands, thanks to a new feature called Alexa for Apps that Amazon is launching for app developers as of today. With Alexa for Apps, iPhone and Android users can make requests using the Alexa app, Alexa built-in phones, or Alexa accessories like Echo Buds and interact directly with mobile apps similar to Siri or Google Assistant. On iPhones and Android phones, Alexa would serve as an alternative to the voice...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Twitter, Siri, Alexa, Amazon Alexa, New Alexa, TikTok Yellow Pages Uber Sonic Zynga Volley, Amazon s New Alexa


Your Social Communication Spectrum

Yesterday I was conversing with Rachelle about how to communicate with someone who has what you might call lower than average emotional and social intelligence but is otherwise extremely bright. (It’s not a member of this community by the way, and our interactions are normally short and infrequent.) Rachelle noted that he, “seems to have no clue about interacting with people.” The rest of our conversation proceeded like this: Star Trek geekiness aside, the point is that it’s best to ...
Tags: Relationships, Lifestyle, Careers, Siri, Steve, Alexa, Rachelle