Apple Siri

Belated Happy 10th Birthday Siri! We count (on) you!

Siri on her 10th birthday knocked out in a boxing ring. Alexa and Google celebrate

At an Apple Special Event on October 4th, 2011, Siri was born. Sorry, not actually ‘born,’ more like, ‘announced,’ now becoming part of the iPhone. A year earlier, in April 2010, Steve Jobs finally managed to buy the Siri app, supposedly for over $200 million, and brought the Siri co-founders Adam Cheyer, Dag Kittlaus, and … Read more

iOS 14 – A Siri, HomeKit, Home App and Shortcuts Overview

iOS 14 is here, and over 30% of us have already updated. Time to update our Siri, HomeKit, Home app, and Shortcuts overview with the new iOS 14 features. In this post, we will start with a brief overview of the Shortcuts and the Home app and where they intersect. We’ll then look into HomeKit … Read more

Siri’s HomeKit Scenes and Shortcuts: Immersive Storytelling

We need to ask her many times, and if we are lucky, Siri will tell us the one and only story she knows: her own story. Just in case you’re not so lucky, you can find it – captured in a tweet – towards the end of this post. So, Siri seems not to be our … Read more

“Hey Siri, Start my Music Quiz” – Create your own Music Game with Shortcuts!

So, we were preparing a lengthy, and – compared to this post – a bit boring, but still quite helpful overview of Siri’s Shortcuts and the Home app (it’s already here: iOS 14 – A Siri, HomeKit, Home App and Shortcuts Overview). And while we were playing around with the Shortcuts app, trying to find … Read more

Siri and Nanoleaf Aurora: Setup and Voice Commands

Illustration of Siri as Batman and Nanoleaf Aurora as Superman

Let’s introduce our Nanoleaf Aurora to Siri, HomeKit and Shortcuts. We will look into the basic steps and additional tricks to get the most out of our setup. Good news: if you’ve followed our post “Nanoleaf Aurora How To – Setup and Configuration to the Muks!”, you might have mastered the first steps already.

AI-News – Episode 8 – Special: iOS 12 Siri Shortcuts

iOS 12 Siri Shortcuts

With the arrival of iOS 12, Siri finally released her “Siri Shortcuts”. You’ve updated already to iOS 12 and now you’re asking yourself: “Where are these Shortcuts?” Well, they will take their time to surface on your screen, since Siri first needs to learn what you are frequently doing, and when, and where, and how … Read more