While there’s no denying that Apple‘s smart assistant Siri does have some convenient uses, it has proven to be susceptible to some hilarious blunders.
Reddit user wandreylust accidentally stumbled upon once such mistake: when Sira was asked “What is the national anthem of Bulgaria?”, the robotic assistant responded, “The national anthem of Bulgaria is Despacito.” While the power of Justin Bieber feature is vast and almost entirely undeniable, a quick Google search gives bewildered users the right answer — Bulgaria’s actual national anthem is “Mila Rodino.”
As of now, there is no official statement from Apple regarding the laughable gaffe and no concrete reason as to why such a shocking error even took place.
Write down New York-based duo Sofi Tukker on the list of breakout artists for 2017. The duo has made huge strides this year, receiving a Grammy nomination before even releasing a full-length album. Clearly, they’re not stopping this run of ’90s house-inspired jungle pop music anytime soon, linking up with some of the best in the game for their latest single “Best Friend.”
“This song is a celebration of our favorite thing ever: friendship. It’s about the kind of friendship where you can talk forever without anything in particular to talk about. Old friends, new friends, all friends! In the spirit of friendship, we just wanted to have some of our friends hop on a verse!”
Their friends do indeed hop on a verse. They’ve teamed up with Broc and Jpatt from The Knocks and none other than praised Australian duo Nervo. The track itself sounds like a jam sesh, utilizing a sax, bass guitar, cowbell and other instruments over a steady drum beat. Sophie throws in her signature catchy chants and vocals, and gives Tokyo native Alisa Ueno a few bars.
The track was even featured on the recent iPhone X global TV commercial. Typically, any track or artist that lands in an Apple commercial turns to gold (Marian Hill‘s “Down”), so we expect this one to gain some considerable traction moving forward.
While you were watching new iPhones get introduced at Apple’s big reveal on Tuesday, the company quietly revamped its signature desktop app for buying music, movies and TV. Beginning as soon as you download iTunes version 12.7, you’ll notice the App Store has been removed, meaning users will have to go to the standalone App … More »
If Dillon Francis ever decides to quit music one day, we think he’d be quite the analyst for Tech Crunch’s future Apple Events. As Apple made the big reveal for its new iPhone today (September 12th), Dillon Francis decided to live stream his commentary for this monumental day in technology. Following the event, Dillon Francis
The golden master version of iOS 11 appears to have leaked yesterday evening, shedding some very early light on products and features Apple plans to announce at their unveiling event on Sept. 19 at 10am PST. Apple blogger, John Gruber, has referred to the spoiler as the biggest for an Apple product to date: “More surprises were spoiled by this leak than any leak in Apple history.”
Two most of the most controversial rumors were confirmed in the leak last night, which had been evidently sent to tech blogs 9to5Mac and MacRumors by a “rogue” employee. The first was the removal of the home button so as to enhance the overall full screen experience. Second, rumors were confirmed over Apple’s new facial recognition software. Face ID appears to be the official marketing name for the facial recognition features, which will likely replace the Touch ID fingerprint recognition feature.
The leak also solidified rumors that Apple’s newest device would be called the iPhone X. According to sources, Apple has chosen to name the OLED version of the new model to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the iPhone. The two LCD models will be named iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
There even appears to a lot more fun in iOS 11 than rumors previously anticipated. One particular feature, referred to as Jellyfish, appears to be 3D, animated versions of emoji characters for iMessage. Dubbed “Animojis,” the characters will use facial tracking and your voice to create expressive animated messages.
There are also references to AirPods 1, 2, which may be a revised version of the wire-free headphones Apple first introduced last year.
Perhaps one of the most exciting features of the newest software is an integrated camera feature called Portrait Lighting, which will produce dSLR-like shots by using depth by simulating different lighting effects. The new feature will supposedly work with the flash on the device, offering up Contour Light, Natural Light, Stage Light, Stage Light Mono, and Studio Light, as well as provide a new range of video recording options like 1080p HD at 240 fps.
Finally, a selection of colorful new wallpapers are said to look impressive on an OLED display. There are stills of the earth and moon, several floral images, a selection of retro-style rainbow wallpapers, and one wallpaper that’s plain black.
After patiently waiting for new Apple emoji’s, the wait is almost over. In celebration of World Emoji Day, Apple announced the long-overdue addition of some new emojis. The latest smileys and pictograms have been in the works since fall of 2016, when Emojipedia proposed 51 new icons. Apple took the submissions and released the new
During their presentation at the Worldwide Developers Conference today, Apple revealed its new HomePod smart speaker, and they’re marketing it as more music-focused than its competitors Amazon Echo and Google Home. It features “360º audio” and contains technology that “automatically analyzes the acoustics, adjusts the sound based on the speaker’s location, and steers … More »