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iOS 8 real time voice-to-text feature looks incredible

One of the downsides of using iOS' dictation feature for taking notes is having to wait until your note is done to see that your message was accurately transcribed. While iOS 7 features real-time transcription in Siri, the feature has yet to make it to iOS messaging. That's going to change with...

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Apple releases iOS 8 beta 4 with new "Tips" app

Apple earlier today released the fourth iOS 8 beta which can be downloaded over the air or via Apple's developer website. While specific iOS beta releases aren't always all that noteworthy, the latest iOS 8 beta includes a Tips app that provides users with, you guessed it, handy tips and tricks...

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The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for July 7, 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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Siri may soon get a whole lot smarter

Siri undoubtedly experienced a number of growing pains upon release, but over time, Apple has done a great job of really boosting the service's speech recognition capabilities. In particular, dictation on iOS is as smooth and efficient as ever. Now comes word via Wired that Siri may soon be...

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Apple now routinely updating Maps with user corrections

After relying on Google Maps for five years, Apple launched its own Maps app in September of 2012 to joyful fanfare that quickly changed to befuddled confusion. The app's maps were buggy, sometimes directing you to drive across bodies of water to get where you wanted to go. It was bad enough that...

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Job listings point to Apple expanding the number of Siri supported languages

MacRumors yesterday discovered a slew of new job listings on Apple's website which suggests that the company has its eyes set on expanding the list of languages supported by Siri. The open job positions call for Siri Language Engineers and were posted on Apple's job board about two weeks ago. The...

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How The Weather Channel supplanted Yahoo as the source of weather data in iOS 8

It may fly under the radar for most folks, but weather data in iOS 8 will no longer be powered by Yahoo, being supplied by The Weather Channel instead. Seeing how Yahoo has been providing weather data for iOS devices for years, it's only natural to wonder how it lost such prominent placement...

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iOS 8 will give developers unfettered access to camera controls

Apple at WWDC this year unveiled an endless list of surprises, including 4,000 new APIs developers can take advantage of in iOS 8. Joshua Ho of AnandTech points us to one in particular that will have interesting ramifications on third party photo apps. With iOS 8's AVCaptureDevice APIs,...

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An early look at Siri and HomeKit

At Macworld/iWorld 2014, I made a presentation on the part that Siri could play in the home automation revolution. Some of the key points I made were that iOS 7 and Siri really couldn't do too much at the current time without assistance from third-party tools such as IFTTT, and that Apple would...

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Developer uncovers Maps "Flyover city tours" in iOS 8 beta

Without question, the best slide from every WWDC keynote is the one that lists out all the upcoming iOS features that couldn't be addressed individually. If you look closely at the slide above, you'll see that one such feature is called "Flyover city tours." While the feature isn't yet overtly...

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The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for June 18, 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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iOS 8 Safari can block ads from automatically redirecting to the App Store

One of the most frustrating aspects of the modern mobile internet is advertising that kicks you off the webpage you're on and forces you into the App Store. Oftentimes websites -- including TUAW -- aren't even aware that their ads are doing this obnoxious and vile act until it's too late and...

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Handoff feature in OS X Yosemite may only work on Macs with Bluetooth LE 4.0 support

The upcoming Handoff feature that allows users to seamlessly transition between workflows on their Mac and iOS device seemingly only works on Macs that support Bluetooth LE 4.0. For starters, MacRumors points out that Apple engineers during WWDC explained that the feature does in fact utilize...

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Apple settles ebooks price-fixing claim and other news for June 17, 2014

We've got three top stories for you this morning. Apple settles its eBook price-fixing claim out of court, new kids camps are set for Apple Stores this summer and FiftyThree teases a new goodie for Pencil owners. Let's get to it. Apple has settled the eBook price-fixing claim out of court. The...

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The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for June 16, 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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