Who’s excited to get their iOS update today? Everyone, I would imagine. And if you’re not, you haven’t been reading our posts on what to expect with iOS 11. But now we have another feature from Apple that will make your day to day life a little bit more fun. Now you can get Siri to DJ for you. Yes, that’s right, Siri will be able to act as your personal DJ. The only catch is that you need to have an Apple Music account. Which is kind of funny as it seems that Apple is really trying to push that you get an Apple Music subscription. I mean, I don’t really blame them, but it is kind of limiting. At least from a choice perspective.
What do I mean by that? Well, Apple restricts you from using any other music app, other than Apple Music on your Apple Watch 3. It also limits you from streaming Spotify when using Safari. So this kind of makes sense. They are bringing out another feature, that you can only use by subscribing to their music app. That being said, iOS and Apple are kind of a one stop shop. Yes, you can get these things elsewhere, and their devices support other streaming services. But you don’t have to go there. Which is what it feels like Apple is doing with this.
Getting back to the DJ service though. Siri has been able to play music for you since the beginning but with iOS it takes the guess work out of it. … Read the rest
We finally got to see today what the Viv is all about. What? You have not heard of the Viv? Well my friend imagine if you will Siri without the wall garden of Apple. An virtual assistant free to roam the internet and make friends with other services for your benefit. It’s basically Amazon’s Alexa but mobile. Viv is from the creators of Siri. Yep, why else would this app be getting so much attention. $12 million has been raised so far by Dag Kittlaus and company.
The first public demo of Viv showed why Viv in fact “the intelligent interface for everything.” There are no specifics on when we will be able to get our hands on or see Viv used on any products as of yet. Artificial intelligence bots seem to be all the rage with technology companies. Viv is stepping in at the just the right time to take advantage of the trend. If you take into account that Viv was first to really take the lead in the space specifically. They were the first with Siri which worked phenomenally before it got stripped down.
Well this was unexpected. Seems that Apple has started announcing events via Siri. Not sure if this was an easter egg or a sign of things to come. What we found from out from Siri is that Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) will be taking place on June 13th. At the time of the leak the Apple website had not been updated with any new info. Apple has since confirmed the following. Like previous years, WWDC will take place in San Francisco. The event will run from June 13th until June 17th. Tickets cost $1,599, you must obviously be a developer and remember tickets are offered at random among people who register for the event. Apple’s dedicated WWDC site is now live with more details and a strange poem about Apple’s products.
What can you expect from WWDC this year?
Apple will announce the future of its software. You will get an onstage demo of iOS 10. I’m calling it now, OSX will be rebranded macOS. If we are lucky will get new hardware as well. Maybe a Apple IIe with iMac insides to keep the trend of the iPhone SE going. However this is only a hope as WWDC is not normally the place where Apple shows off new hardware. Look for hardware such as the iPhone 7 in September.… Read the rest