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Old Aug 7, 2014, 09:41 AM   #26
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Awesome! A feature in gurnateed NOT to use
And yet, one from which you could so obviously benefit.
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Old Aug 7, 2014, 09:42 AM   #27
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I like how they still have to refer to a hard drive as a "C Disk:" so the non-apple-fan 60 year old patent examiner will understand what it is
Also the window in the second picture has the X and minimize buttons on the Windows-side :P
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Old Aug 7, 2014, 09:45 AM   #28
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And yet, one from which you could so obviously benefit.
Lol that was funny
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Old Aug 7, 2014, 09:45 AM   #29
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Change that microphone to a paperclip and you're golden.

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Old Aug 7, 2014, 09:48 AM   #30
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Why don't we save some development energy and just make siri default to a google search, no matter what you say. Here's some pseudocode:

- Get Human's statement
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- Goto "google.com"
Please don't! I have been google-free for a while now. I don't want to have that addiction again.
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Old Aug 7, 2014, 09:50 AM   #31
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Wait ... so Apple is trying to patent global warming?

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Old Aug 7, 2014, 09:51 AM   #32
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They had to save SOMETHING for 10.11...
Or they had to work on something until they got it right, unlike Apple maps?
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Old Aug 7, 2014, 09:52 AM   #33
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That looks like System 1-System 7.
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Old Aug 7, 2014, 09:53 AM   #34
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What I noticed...

Cool dictation will be taken up a notch. By 2016 they should be able to have dictation for the ATV.

But what I noticed, was that it looks like OS X, yet it says Touch Screen. What if the long awaited 12" iPad Pro actually ran OS X, I mean, to be a MacBook/iPad Hybrid. That is already what the rest of the world is doing, so we might as well do that by 2015, or try to capitalize in other avenues?

And I know everyone will hate to see their Mac's have a touch screen option, but these are the same people who still have a mighty collection of vinyl. I get it.
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Old Aug 7, 2014, 09:56 AM   #35
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All the menus have the underlined letters, like windows. Plus the C Disk, and the window buttons and desktop icons being on the wrong side. SOOOO windows.

Probably just an minor detail that doesn't really matter on a patent application. Just kinda weird.
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Old Aug 7, 2014, 09:57 AM   #36
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It's your favorite virtual assistant!
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Old Aug 7, 2014, 10:06 AM   #37
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It's your favorite virtual assistant!
That might not be too far fetched. Note that the patent illustration also somehow brings the C: Drive to OS X. Wow.
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Old Aug 7, 2014, 10:11 AM   #38
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The patten says touch screen? Are we talking Mac or iPad?

If Mac, that will be a change in direction...

VERY interesting....
Literally the first three words in the subject line of this article say "Siri for Mac."

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That might not be too far fetched. Note that the patent illustration also somehow brings the C: Drive to OS X. Wow.
It's also depicted in all white with black lines. WOW THAT MUST MEAN THEY'RE GOING TO MAKE OS X LOOK LIKE THE ORIGINAL MAC OS.

Patent illustrations are used to illustrate a patent. They aren't expected to be a completely accurate depiction. Get real.
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Old Aug 7, 2014, 10:15 AM   #39
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Did anyone else see the "C:" disk in the picture?
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Old Aug 7, 2014, 10:18 AM   #40
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Virtual assistants on your PC will be the next big thing. Imagine if your computer could accurately parse human speech to get you what you want. All of those tedious computer tasks would be a quick, spoken, sentence away.

Siri, find the email from my boss sent last week that had a PDF attached and referenced 'third quarter.'

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Okay Google. Show me all excel files opened within the past week that have been modified within the past two weeks.

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Siri, take a screenshot of the current window and save it as a .png file on the desktop
100% agreed. Apple will definitely do this it's just a matter of when.

Google already does this, just that their assistant is in a browser. But from the web you can set reminders to watch a TV show or set appointments, etc, that sync to your phone. Apple will need to do this to stay feature-even between Google's Android and eventually Windows (when Cortana gets put in Windows desktop too).
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Old Aug 7, 2014, 10:18 AM   #41
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I've never once got that thing to tell me a full knock knock joke ...
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Old Aug 7, 2014, 10:20 AM   #42
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Siri, help me finish this email because I'm having a stroke and can't remember the word for when a bunch of people get together in a room to talk about something

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Old Aug 7, 2014, 10:26 AM   #43
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I'm liking this! Just sit back and have Siri do the surfing for me, just by me asking! Totally diggin it!! And Nooooooo!! I would NOT have Siri surf those girly sites!!! Absolutely NOT!!! Who do you think I am?
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Old Aug 7, 2014, 10:30 AM   #44
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Virtual assistants on your PC will be the next big thing. Imagine if your computer could accurately parse human speech to get you what you want. All of those tedious computer tasks would be a quick, spoken, sentence away.

Siri, find the email from my boss sent last week that had a PDF attached and referenced 'third quarter.'

or

Okay Google. Show me all excel files opened within the past week that have been modified within the past two weeks.

or

Siri, take a screenshot of the current window and save it as a .png file on the desktop
They will be, once recognition is improved a bit more and more importantly integration is much deeper. The initial version will be somewhat useful, but most people will stop using it once they hit a wall and find something that it can't do (Which is basically what happens with Siri on iOS right now. People are curious at first but once they get a couple of failed commands their usage drops off.)

It will need to have third party integration so that it knows how to deal with all kinds of document types and any other kinds of services (Dropbox for example.) As a software developer being able to integrate voice control into my issue tracking system would be awesome - instead of stopping what I am doing, opening a browser, opening jira, hitting create issue, filling out all the fields and saving I could just dictate that to Siri and be on my way.
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Let's just hope it has better recognition than the current Siri now
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Old Aug 7, 2014, 10:33 AM   #46
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I would definitely use Siri on Mac.
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Old Aug 7, 2014, 10:34 AM   #47
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The patent itself is likely not going to stick. Reading the description they've provided, this functionality is not new, nor unique to just one company.

Likelihood this patent application will (and should be) rejected.

However, what it hopefully shows, is that Apple is working towards this sort of functionality in OSx.

However, Apple has been known to apply for patents on many things, that have never made it to products.

I hope if they do manage to do a personal assistant, it will be less intrusively annoying than Clippy.
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Old Aug 7, 2014, 10:35 AM   #48
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The patent itself is likely not going to stick. Reading the description they've provided, this functionality is not new, nor unique to just one company.

Likelihood this patent application will (and should be) rejected.

However, what it hopefully shows, is that Apple is working towards this sort of functionality in OSx.

However, Apple has been known to apply for patents on many things, that have never made it to products.

I hope if they do manage to do a personal assistant, it will be less intrusively annoying than Clippy.
Agreed. And yeah it better be an opt in thing amd not some annoying notification that keeps popping up while you're doing work lol
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Old Aug 7, 2014, 10:37 AM   #49
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Agreed. And yeah it better be an opt in thing amd not some annoying notification that keeps popping up while you're doing work lol
I see you've written me a reply: Would you like help with that?
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