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Top Stories: Apple Event Recap – New MacBook Pro, AirPods 3, and More

The news this week was dominated by Apple's Monday event, with the company spending most of its time talking about the new MacBook Pro models with M1 Pro and M1 Max chip options, although we did get a few other announcements at the event. With Apple's final event of 2021 likely now out of the way, we also got straight back into the rumor cycle this week with reports about future iMac, MacBook Air, iPhone SE, and AirPods Pro updates, so read on for all of the details! Everything Announced at...
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Amazon's Alexa Collects More of Your Data Than Any Other Smart Assistant

According to a survey from Reviews.org, Amazon's Alexa collects more data from users than any of the other digital assistants analyzed, which included the Google Assistant, Siri, Bixby, and Cortana. PCMag reports: All five services collect your name, phone number, device location, and IP address; the names and numbers of your contacts; your interaction history; and the apps you use. If you don't like that information being stored, you probably shouldn't use a voice assistant. In the survey, 60% ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Cortana, Samsung, Siri, Tech, Alexa, Bixby, Siri Bixby, Reviews org Amazon, Cortana PCMag


Over 250 New Mood and Activity Apple Music Playlists Now Rolling Out

Following the announcement of the Apple Music Voice Plan earlier this month, Apple is now rolling out over 250 new activity and mood-based Apple Music playlists to users. At its "Unleashed" event earlier this month, which also saw the launch of new AirPods and MacBook Pro models, Apple announced that ‌Apple Music‌ was gaining hundreds of new playlists based around moods and activities to compliment an all-new low-cost Voice Plan. The ‌Apple Music‌ Voice Plan costs $4.99 per month and allows ...
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Apple Music’s new Voice plan is the weirdest way to push Siri

Siri recently hit 10 years of disappointing users — but that’s not stopping Apple from ploughing ahead with it. Yesterday, the company unveiled the Apple Music ‘Voice’ plan, a way of using the streaming app with only Siri. Yay for HomePod users, I guess? At its MacBook Pro event, the company announced this new Apple Music plan “designed around the power of Siri.” At the outset, it looks like a weird move. Why would I need Siri to play music when I can control it through my iPhone or iPad? The ne...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Siri, Voice, Apple Music, Plugged, Apple Music ` Voice, Siri Yay


The 3 best humidifiers we tested in 2021

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Dyson Low humidity in your home can cause dry skin and activate asthma symptoms. A good humidifier should increase humidity levels efficiently and be easy to use and clean. Our top choice is the Honeywell Designer Series since it's simple and effective. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky A good humidifier efficiently adds moisture back into your home throughout the day or overnight (depending on y...
Tags: Reviews, Shopping, Trends, Siri, Features, Colds, Flu, Appliances, Epa, Dyson, RH, Alexa, Honeywell, Downie, Gushue, Jeanine Downie


HomePod Mini Getting Three New Colors in November: Yellow, Orange, and Blue

Apple today announced that the HomePod mini will be available in three new colors next month, including yellow, orange, and blue. Apple said the new HomePod mini colors will be available in November alongside the existing White and Space Gray colors, with pricing remaining at $99 in the United States. Apple did not share a specific release date. The new HomePod mini colors will be available in the United States, Australia, Austria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, I...
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Apple Music Gaining New 'Voice Plan' for $4.99/Month

Apple today revealed a new subscription tier for Apple Music, called the "Voice Plan" and priced at $4.99/month. This plan has been designed around the power of Siri and offers subscribers access to the service's catalog of 90 million songs only through ‌Siri‌, hence the name. This means that users on this tier can only access and play songs, playlists, and albums in ‌Apple Music‌ through their voice on devices like iPhone, iPad, AirPods, and HomePod mini. Users will be able to subscribe to t...
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Apple Music Is Launching a Voice-Only Siri Plan for $4.99 per Month

Apple is introducing a new Apple Music plan — available exclusively through Siri — which will cost half the price of its regular individual plan, aimed at driving up sales of Siri-enabled devices. Apple Music Voice will cost $4.99/month, launching in 17 countries this fall. It will let listeners launch any song (choosing from more […]
Tags: Apple, News, Siri, Apple Music, Apple Music Voice


RECAP: Apple unveils major MacBook Pro and AirPod redesigns

Apple's new MacBook Pro laptops, which were unveiled during the October 18 "Unleashed." event. Apple Apple held a major event for its MacBook Pro and AirPods on Monday afternoon. 14-inch and 16-inch models of the MacBook Pro were unveiled, with new chips and redesigned bodies. The third generation Apple AirPods were also revealed, with a slightly smaller stem and touch panel. Apple unveiled its first major MacBook Pro redesign in years, and they're powered by new M1 Pro chips. ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, News, Trends, Siri, Features, Macbook, Tim Cook, Macbook Pro, Apple Music, Mac Mini, Apple Apple, Ben Gilbert, Tech Insider, AirPods, Airpods 3


Apple's Proposed Phone-Scanning Child Safety Features 'Invasive, Ineffective, and Dangerous,' Say Cybersecurity Researchers in New Study

More than a dozen prominent cybersecurity experts hit out at Apple on Thursday for relying on "dangerous technology" in its controversial plan to detect child sexual abuse images on iPhones (via The New York Times). The damning criticism came in a new 46-page study by researchers that looked at plans by Apple and the European Union to monitor people's phones for illicit material, and called the efforts ineffective and dangerous strategies that would embolden government surveillance. Announce...
Tags: Apple, Siri, European Union, New York Times, University of Cambridge, Tufts University, CSAM, Ross Anderson, Susan Landau, Apple privacy, Apple child safety features


18 pitch decks that startups used to raise millions to disrupt media and advertising

Toch.ai Investors are pouring money into advertising, media, and marketing startups. They're trying to capitalize on changing consumer habits, marketers' need to see their ads are working, and more. Check out these 18 pitches to see how these startups sold their visions to VCs and other investors. See more stories on Insider's business page. Investors are pouring money into startups that are trying to disrupt advertising, media, and marketing.Insider has been tracking these st...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Florida, Media, Microsoft, Finance, India, Advertising, US, Trends, Siri, Diageo, Walmart


Apple’s Siri is now available on Ecobee SmartThermostats

You can now ditch Alexa for Siri in your Ecobee thermostat.
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Ecobee's SmartThermostat Gains 'Hey Siri' Support With Free Software Update Rolling Out Now

Ecobee today announced that its HomeKit-enabled SmartThermostat with voice control is gaining "Hey Siri" support with a free software update that is beginning to roll out now and will be available over the next few weeks for all users. "Hey Siri" support allows users with a HomePod or HomePod mini to control the SmartThermostat with voice commands for tasks such as setting the temperature and sending Intercom messages. The thermostat relays the requests through a HomePod or HomePod mini conne...
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Apple AirPods Giveaway

Good morning and happy Monday!  This Monday, we are on day twenty-two of our thirty days of giveaways. We are giving away one pair of Apple AirPods with the charging case! We love AirPods because of how convenient they are to bring with you to the gym or grocery store or wear around the house.  Enter to win your very own pair WITH a charging case included. Apple AirPods with Charging Case After a simple one-tap setup, AirPods are automatically on and always connected. Using them is jus...
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How to set up and use your iPhone or iPad as an Apple TV remote

You can set up an Apple TV remote function in your iPhone or iPad's Control Center. Sigefride/Getty Images The Apple TV Remote app on iPhone or iPad makes it easy to control and navigate your TV screen if you misplace or don't want to use your TV's remote control. If this is the first time you're connecting your iPhone or iPad to Apple TV, you'll need to confirm a four-digit code displayed on the TV. You can find the Apple TV Remote function in the Control Center; if i...
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iOS 15: 50 Tips, Tricks and Hidden Features

With the release of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 on September 20, Apple introduced millions of users to several of its new tentpole features for iPhone and iPad, such as Focus Mode, Notification Summary, a redesigned Safari, and more. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. But beyond the headline features, Apple has also made numerous tweaks and changes to its mobile operating systems that aim to make the time you spend using your ‌iPhone‌ or ‌iPad‌ more efficient, more fun...
Tags: Apple, Google, Featured, Washington, Siri, Safari, Facetime, Apple Music, Exif, Dolby Atmos, Voice Memos, Control Center, MacRumors YouTube, Split View, Time Zone, Memoji


iOS 15 Features, Tips, and Tricks You Probably Don't Know

With the release of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 on September 20, Apple introduced millions of users to several of its new tentpole features for iPhone and iPad, such as Focus Mode, Notification Summary, a redesigned Safari, and more. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. But beyond the headline features, Apple has also made numerous tweaks and changes to its mobile operating systems that aim to make the time you spend using your ‌iPhone‌ or ‌iPad‌ more efficient, more fun...
Tags: Apple, Google, Featured, Washington, Siri, Safari, Facetime, Apple Music, Exif, Dolby Atmos, Voice Memos, Control Center, MacRumors YouTube, Split View, Time Zone, Memoji


At NeoCon 2021: Customized Coffee in the Cloud and Everywhere

Ready for a change from the tired, unsightly, and unsanitary drip coffee maker that dominates the break room countertops of offices on every continent? Danish brand Scanomat has been anticipating a workspace coffee upheaval for years (decades, in fact, as the brand has been in the commercial coffee business since the 1960s). And they’ve perhaps reached the apotheosis of that time in the field with TopBrewer, Best of NeoCon winner for Technology, Integrated Solutions. One look a...
Tags: Coffee, Books, US, Siri, Starbucks, Danish design, NeoCon 2021, Automated Coffee, Cloud-based Coffee, Cloud-based Espresso Machine, Coffee Slider, Customized Coffee, Scanomat, TopBrewer, Touchless Coffee, Touchless Esperesso Machine


The 6 best true wireless earbuds in 2021

Jabra; Apple; Amazon; Sony; Rachel Mendelson/Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky The best wireless earbuds balance portability, sound quality, comfort, and features. Jabra's Elite 85T manage to do all that for a great price, making them our top pick overall. Read more about why you can trust our tech team to recommend the best products. True wireless earbuds are headphones that fit neatly in your ear and are completely without wires. Because they're so small and wire-free,...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Audio, Samsung, Trends, Siri, Walmart, Features, Headphones, Buying Guide, Sony, Bose, Belkin, Jabra, ANC


Call Center-Pranking 'Scambaiters' Amass Millions of Fans on Social Media (slashdot)

The Guardian reports on "a new breed of scambaiters...taking over TikTok and YouTube." And one of them has more than 1.5 million followers across both video platforms. "Three to four days a week, for one or two hours at a time, Rosie Okumura, 35, telephones thieves and messes with their minds," reports the Guardian: For the past two years, the LA-based voice actor has run a sort of reverse call centre, deliberately ringing the people most of us hang up on — scammers who pose as tax agencies o...
Tags: Apple, Kim Kardashian, News, Youtube, La, Social Media, Siri, Batman, Britney Spears, Laos, Browning, Okumura, EditorDavid, Jim Browning, Rosie Okumura


Today Marks the 10th Anniversary of Apple Introducing the iPhone 4S With Siri

Today marks the 10th anniversary of Apple's marketing chief Phil Schiller and former iOS chief Scott Forstall introducing the iPhone 4S with an all-new voice assistant, Siri. "For decades, technologists have teased us with this dream that you're going to be able to talk to technology and it'll do things for us," said Schiller, at a small press conference at Apple's former Infinite Loop headquarters. Schiller then invited Forstall on stage to provide a live demo of Siri. The crowd applauded a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Featured, Steve Jobs, Siri, Alexa, Phil Schiller, Schiller, Scott Forstall, James Vincent, Forstall, Alexa In


We interviewed Siri about what it’s like to turn 10

Ten is a weird birthday. It feels important — you’ve been alive a whole decade, after all — but it doesn’t actually mean anything. Puberty is still away in the spotty distance. Driving is nowhere close. And you can’t even buy a lottery ticket, let alone put a grand on a weirdly named animal (MOTHER’S MILK! GENGHIS FROWN!) down at the dog track. Yes, ten years might be arbitrary, but it is still a milestone. And specifically, it’s one that Siri has just joined. On October 4 2021,Apple‘s voice ass...
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Hey, Siri! How does it feel now you’re ten years old?

Are you Siri-ous? That’s practically ancient in tech terms!
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Siri at 10: Our 10 favourite ways to use Apple's voice assistant

Thought Siri was just a joke machine? Here are our favourite practical uses for Apple's voice assistant...
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Call Center-Pranking 'Scambaiters' Amass Millions of Fans on Social Media

The Guardian reports on "a new breed of scambaiters...taking over TikTok and YouTube." And one of them has more than 1.5 million followers across both video platforms. "Three to four days a week, for one or two hours at a time, Rosie Okumura, 35, telephones thieves and messes with their minds," reports the Guardian: For the past two years, the LA-based voice actor has run a sort of reverse call centre, deliberately ringing the people most of us hang up on — scammers who pose as tax agencies o...
Tags: Apple, Kim Kardashian, Youtube, La, Social Media, Siri, Tech, Batman, Britney Spears, Laos, Browning, Okumura, Jim Browning, Rosie Okumura


Bryan Catanzaro of NVIDIA – Conversational AI in Some Ways is the Ultimate AI Challenge

Many of you who are into gaming or serious video editing know NVIDIA as creators of the leading graphics processing technology on the market.  But NVIDIA is also a leader in the areas of artificial intelligence and deep learning; specifically in how these technologies can improve how we experience graphics, text and video synthesis, and conversational AI. Some of their work was showcased in a series of videos they’ve put together called I AM AI which are a compelling look at what is (and wha...
Tags: Interviews, Sales, Siri, United States, Amelia Earhart, Spock, Nvidia, Alan Turing, Alexa, SIGGRAPH, Brent Leary, Bryan Catanzaro


Recent Siri Changes Remove Features Used By Low Vision and Blind Users

With the recent release of iOS 15, Apple appears to have made some changes to Siri functionality that have removed features relied on by low vision and blind iPhone users. MacRumors reports: Several Siri commands that provide details on phone calls, voicemails, and sending emails no longer appear to be working. The following commands used to be functional, but have recently been removed: Do I have any voicemails?, Play my voicemail messages, Check my call history, Check my recent calls, Who call...
Tags: Apple, Siri, Tech, Low Vision and Blind Users


Hoornstra: 13 postseason breakout stars to watch in October

Baseball gives us a new hero or two every October, someone to laud or revile despite having never heard their name until the playoffs arrive. David Freese had played 184 regular-season games, barely a full season, before he was named Most Valuable Player of the NLCS and World Series in 2011. Last year’s ALCS MVP, Randy Arozarena, had all of 42 regular-season games to his credit before leading the Tampa Bay Rays to the World Series. By the end of the 2002 season, Angels pitcher Francisco Rodrigue...
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Users complain about Siri no longer being able to send emails or check call history

Apple announced a major upgrade to Siri this year with iOS 15, which is now able to process on-device requests without an internet connection. However, it seems that Apple’s virtual assistant has also lost some functionality, as users have been complaining about Siri no longer being able to send emails or check call history.more…The post Users complain about Siri no longer being able to send emails or check call history appeared first on 9to5Mac.from 9to5Mac https://ift.tt/3CSjHR8 https://ift.t...
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