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  1. Ralfi

    Other See, Apple can be wrong (USB-C). What else needs a rethink?

    USB-C has been one of the best ‘moves’ Apple has made in recent times. Only issue is, it revealed how their stubbornness has set them back because they were made to convert. Where else has Apple missed the mark on for a long time now & needs immediate fixing in order to make the every day...
  2. C

    Are we worried about Gemini? Siri, we're looking at you!

    Today's Google I/O was super impressive, and I'm feeling worried for Apple and Siri. How can they compete with the sheer comprehensive integration that Gemini has across Google's portfolio? Gemini, Gemma, Gems... it's a bit hard to keep these all straight, but Google is doing an impressive job...
  3. 9

    Confused about Siri and Apple TV 4K

    Hi. My set up is Apple TV 4K connected to Homepod Minis (watching on a Samsung TV). All apps are up to date. When I speak to Siri via the primary mini to control Apple TV, I have exchanges like: Hey, Siri, go to the home screen/Apple TV home screen: “Just swipe up from the home screen.”...
  4. MacProFCP

    Siri: I done tee see an Aaron in your contacts

    Siri has gotten really bad in recent months. Especially since iOS 17. Due to issues with iOS 17 which I wrote about in another post*, I actually went out and bought a new iPhone 14 with iOS 16 installed. This fixed all the other issues but man, Siri is just terrible. Recently, there has been a...
  5. RodThePlod

    Siri has started asking “Hi there, how can I help?”

    For the last two days, Siri on the HomePod mini in my kitchen has started randomly asking “Hi there, how can I help?” - even when nobody is speaking and there are no sounds that might be setting her off. I noticed this a couple of times yesterday - my office is next to the kitchen, and as I was...
  6. H

    Apple Music How to play downloaded music?

    It’s crazy I have to ask this, but that’s the sad sad state of Siri today. I have 8 Gig of downloaded Apple Music songs on my iPhone and want to play them in my car using Siri. I have toggled off “Mobile Data” for the Music app. Can someone come up with a Siri request that will actually...
  7. PhillyGuy72

    17.3 seemed to break one of my Shortcut Automations

    I had a shortcut / automation set up where I would charge my iPhone, then Siri would say "Battery Charged" when it hit 100%. That worked great for well over a a year and 1/2. ( created using this YT video - ) After updating late week to iOS 17.3, it seemed to break it, smh. I see the shortcut...
  8. T

    What do you think Apple should do with AI, and how should it implement it?

    Personally, I think they should focus on edge on-device AI, because cloud servers will just add to costs, and they'll probably have to charge us more because of that. I also believe they should make it voice-based, which means making voice recognition a lot better, because ChatGPT blows Apple...
  9. InGen

    Would you purchase an Apple Handheld A.I device like the Rabbit R1?

    Would you purchase an Apple Handheld A.I device like the Rabbit R1? A hypothetical Siri/A.I based device, running on condensed iPhone parts in a small form factor, with an OS controlled with a mix of touch and voice. Prototype: The Rabbit R1 for reference:
  10. M

    ios 17.1.2 Car play issues are still not fixed in this update

    I can connect wireless (and/or by USB cable) to my car and several other cars I tested with iphone 15 pro with the new update today iOS 17.1.2 but issues in car play with Siri hanging in messages and volume control etc are still not fixed. I am unable to send a message or reply to a message...
  11. D

    Siri always replies at 100% volume on iPhone

    (iOS 17.1.1 on iPhone 15 Pro Max) Siri is always replying to any requests at 100% volume (which is LOUD), regardless of the volume setting. I've tried asking "her" to lower the volume, which she SAYS she has done, but the replies are still at 100% (even when she amusingly says she cant take any...
  12. M

    iOS 17.1 Car Play still doesn’t work

    I have not been able to send a text message or reply to a text message using Siri in Car Play since getting iPhone 15 pro with iOS 17.0.1. It was not fixed in 17.0.2 or 17.0.3 and now it is still not fixed in 17.1 I spoke to senior Apple tech support. They said it was a known issue but didn’t...
  13. T

    Anyone having issues with Siri on Carplay?

    So my iPhone 15 Pro Max running iOS17 is doing something erratic. When I connect it to my car, it seems to work fine - Carplay fires up and I can use navigation and podcasts etc. But Siri isn't working properly. When I trigger it from the button on the steeering wheel, the icon comes up on the...
  14. M

    Why can’t Siri turn VPN on for me?

    Is there a way to turn on VPN the does not require switching to settings app? I figured surely our “digital assistant“ could handle that, but apparently not. I’m not even talking about some 3rd party VPN app, I mean the built-in VPN in iOS. It seems especially silly when you consider I can ask...
  15. T

    Siri not pronouncing name correctly

    Hello! I have a friend named Thabit, pronounced "Sa-beet". Maybe you reading this Thabit haha.. Ok so I have tried adding field -> "phonetic first name", "pronunciation first name", and even "nickname". no matter what I do, siri keeps pronouncing his name "Tha-bit". I ask siri to fix...
  16. Ralfi

    If there was one Siri command you could recommend to others, what is it?

    We all know she struggles & is a persistent annoyance, but we also know it’s not her fault - she’s been neglected for too many years, but she does shine when you know what to ask. This is my rock solid recommendation - without fail, Siri manages to do her job: “Siri, Torch on/off”. What...
  17. I

    Siri: Reminders vs. third-party to-do apps

    I currently juggle two reminders apps and I'm having a bit of trouble getting Siri to recognize which one I want to use when adding stuff via dictation. Wondering if anybody has any tips. I use Things for most stuff, but have a shared list in Reminders and will occasionally add a location-aware...
  18. ThatGuyInLa

    HomePods with v17 still no contextual support

    iOS17 promised “Google” type contextual support for Siri. Not that I’ve seen. Tested tonight. Asked my HomePod to… “Siri, turn off kitchen lights and turn on bedroom light.” She gave me the same answer as always. “Can’t. Setup a theme or shortcut instead.” Meanwhile I ask Google the same thing...
  19. brianld

    S9 / Ultra 2 - Workout status via Siri?

    Does anyone know if the new S9 or Ultra 2 watches add the capability to ask for workout updates via Siri? For example if I'm currently doing a Walking or Running workout, can I ask Siri (via my paired AirPods, etc.) how far I've walked, what my pace is, etc? This is one of the biggest things...
  20. mrdoodle

    Universal “Hey Siri, play this album” no longer works?

    For years, I’ve used this command to play the entire album that has the currently playing song. For example, if I’m listening to a playlist or “radio” and a song comes on and I want to listen to the full album that the song is on, I used to just say “Play this album” This no longer works. It...