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The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for April 17, 2014

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top of...

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Several BBC iOS apps acting up, more news for April 17, 2014

There are a couple of nice app updates this morning, plus an automation solution with what will likely be a short-lived name. Several users have noted that the BBC's iPlayer app, Sky Go and Now TV for iOS have stopped streaming video. The BBC is aware of the problem and, while still unaware of...

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YouTube Find: Robin Williams' side-splitting Siri impression

Comedian and actor Robin Williams impersonates Siri and transforms her into a French man in this hilarious clip from The Ellen Show. ...

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Apples and Oranges: Amazon moves into the Apple TV space

Those of us who have been waiting for an Amazon Prime channel to finally show up on their Apple TV now have an explanation as to why it never arrived. Today Amazon introduced FireTV (US $99), an Amazon set-top box that seems perfectly situated to compete with Apple TV. Amazon cited a 350% growth...

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Haunted Empire: An unflattering and misguided look at the Tim Cook era

I really wanted to like Yukari Iwatani Kane's new book about Apple, Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs. Based on over 200 interviews with current and former executives and other industry insiders, I was anticipating an intriguing look behind the secretive walls of 1 Infinite Loop. More so, I was...

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How to activate Siri without pressing a button

Tired of doing the old press-and-hold to activate your favorite virtual assistant? We'll forgive you if you've never ventured into the bowels of your iPhone's settings and poked around with Siri's various options, but there's a quicker, easier way to get her up and running and it doesn't require...

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Talking to Siri: The conversationalist

Siri can do many things but unlike ELIZA it's not built for general conversation. Make sure you ask Siri, "Tell me about ELIZA" to learn more. Steven Sande and Erica Sadun have been working on the third edition of Talking to Siri, the book that covers all the ins and outs of everyone's favorite...

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Meet Siri's great grandfather

Siri is the most recognizable face -- er, voice -- of Apple's faux sentient virtual assistants these days, but let's take a moment to remember one of the company's best efforts at voice recognition from yesteryear. He didn't ever seem to have a name aside from simply "Macintosh," but he lived in...

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Talking to Siri: The Valentine's Day edition

Are you looking for love on all the right technology? You know Siri loves you from the bottom of her CPU even if she can be reserved in showing her affection. More answers follow below in our Valentine's Day gallery. Steven Sande and Erica Sadun have been working on the third edition of...

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Talking to Siri: Can you sing a few bars?

From now on Siri, I'll call you "a taxi." OK? Needless to say, Siri recognizes that a balanced diet does not consist of a Budweiser in each hand. Friends don't let friends drive drunk -- and Siri is the best virtual friend you'll ever have in your pocket. Steven Sande and Erica Sadun have been...

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Talking to Siri: If my head weren't attached, I'd forget that too

A drunk man is intently searching the ground beneath a brightly glowing lamp post when an officer approaches him and asks, "Sir, what are you trying to find?" "I lost my keys," he replies. "Did you lose them near here?" the officer asks. "I lost them somewhere across the street," he says, "but the...

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Talking to Siri: Drill bits and bobs

How can you tell if your love is true? A plumb line, of course! Speaking of which, two antennae got married. The wedding was boring, but the reception was outstanding. And did you hear about the atom who lost an electron? When asked, "Are you sure?" it replied, "I'm positive!" Steven Sande and...

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Talking to Siri: You won't believe this story Siri told me

It was a dark and stormy night... No, that's not it! Hat tip, Randall Evans Steven Sande and Erica Sadun have been working on the third edition of Talking to Siri, the book that covers all the ins and outs of everyone's favorite digital assistant....

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Talking to Siri: Loneliness

Siri is always there to listen. Steven Sande and Erica Sadun have been working on the third edition of Talking to Siri, the book that covers all the ins and outs of everyone's favorite digital assistant....

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Talking to Siri: Joking around

I don't know what one iPhone said to the other, but that has a nice ring to it! Steven Sande and Erica Sadun have been working on the third edition of Talking to Siri, the book that covers all the ins and outs of everyone's favorite digital assistant....

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