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Apple releases iOS 7.1 update in response to cars, complaints, vomit

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quanto vale 1 qtum in euro Apple has released its first major update for iOS 7 — iOS 7.1, natch — which brings “improvements and bug fixes” to Cupertinian iDevices, including improved Touch ID fingerprint recognition, the option to further reduce the UI animations that sickened some users, and improved performance on the iPhone 4.

football digital coin counting bank The update, released Monday, includes support for CarPlay – previously more-prosaically named “iOS in the Car” – which Apple announced at last year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, and which Cook & Co. said last week would first appear in vehicles from Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo, with Nissan, BMW, Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, and others following on.

stratis wallet ios 6 Siri also comes in for a few tweaks, including allowing you to simply release the home button to put her to work after mumbling your request rather than, as before, waiting until she recognized that you had finished speaking — a tweak that should be a boon in noisy environments.

Siri also has added what Apple describes as “new, more natural sounding” voices, both male and female, in Mandarin Chinese, UK and Australian English, and Japanese.

In a classic case of fixing a bug that no reasonable programmer ever thought would appear in the first place, iOS 7.1 “fixes display of Mail unread badges for numbers greater than 10,000.” analisa candlestick bitcoin cash The Reg respectfully suggests that should a user have over 10,000 unread messages on their iPhone or iPad, the bug is not to be charged to iOS, but to the fanboi.

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Apple creates ‘super team’ for iOS 7’s Siri enhancements

Apple creates 'super team' for iOS 7's Siri enhancements

Apple has assembled a team of notable speech technology bods in Boston to further enhance Siri for iOS 7.

Sources have told Xconomy that the team includes a number of former VoiceSignal Technologies employees – the company that was purchased by Apple partner Nuance in 2007.

The team includes Larry Gillick, a former vice president of research at Nuance. Gillick’s Apple job is listed as ‘Chief Speech Scientist, Siri’.

This news has caused many to ponder if Apple is planning to move its Siri software completely in-house, moving away from relying on Nuance.

Read More by Laura Barnes

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