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This one weird Siri feature turned me into a Bing user

Even Spider-Man couldn't make Bing cool. So when Apple introduced Bing integration into its Siri voice assistant for iOS 7, I wasn't exactly thrilled by the change. Bing is basically the search engine equivalent of the sixth Doctor, loud clothes and all. Sure, Apple included a Google workaround for...

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Daily Update for October 18, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all 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 inline player (requires...

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Attention Pokémasters: Your iPhone just became a real-life Pokédex thanks to Wolfram Alpha and Siri

The massive information engine Wolfram Alpha just added a whopping 649 Pokémon to its database. For fans of the games, that fact is pretty cool all on its own, but if you happen to own an iPhone or an iPad with Siri, it's even more awesome. You see, thanks to Siri's ability to search...

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Wolfram Alpha for iPhone 1.4 wows with image manipulation, Best Buy purchasing

Wolfram Alpha app (US$2.99) fans should be rejoicing today. Version 1.4 of the incredibly powerful analytics app is available and adds a number of new features, including image analysis and manipulation. Among the new goodies in Wolfram Alpha 1.4 are a new look for weather queries and the ability...

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Daily Update for February 7, 2012

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all 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 inline player (requires...

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Stephen Wolfram on Siri

In a Monday afternoon briefing, Stephen Wolfram spoke about the direction of Siri and Wolfram Alpha integration. He explained that over time, the range of queries that users can ask Siri that are served by Wolfram Alpha continues to get broader. This is apparently a natural byproduct of using a...

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Best Buy teaches Wolfram Alpha (and Siri) new tricks

When it comes to Siri innovation, it's not just about work at Apple's end. Today, Wolfram Alpha introduced new shopping features built around Best Buy's public APIs. You can now use Siri queries to browse upwards of 35 thousand appliance and home computer products. You can say "Wolfram, tablet...

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Siri / Wolfram Alpha trick lets you know what is flying overhead

I'm a bit of an airliner freak, so I love looking up at the contrails of jets flying overhead and wondering where a plane might be going. I recently found out that Wolfram Alpha has the ability to tell you what airplanes are cruising around above you based on your position and its knowledge of...

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10 cool things you can do with Wolfram Alpha and Siri

Steve Sande and I have been collaborating on "Talking to Siri," an ebook that just recently hit the Kindle store. It's a how-to that will help you get the most done with your Siri intelligent assistant. We're sharing some of our favorite tips with TUAW readers. Today, we're looking at Siri's...

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iOS app updates for June 24

The following iOS apps received updates in the App Store: GoodPlayer Version 2.4 was released with changes that include: Additional file formats supported including .m3u and .cue. Both need UTF-8 encoding. Multitasking support BATTLESHIP Version 1.0.63 was released with changes...

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WolframAlpha iPhone-formatted web page no longer available

Wolfram|Alpha has discontinued their iPhone-friendly formatted webpage. The page, which was available at http://wolframalpha.com/iphone, now redirects visitors to http://products.wolframalpha.com/iphone/, which is an information page related to their $50 iPhone app [iTunes Link]. Another page,...

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