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How to get macOS Sierra to stop asking me to enable Siri

If you've been mistakenly triggering the Siri pop-up when your finger mistakenly hits the top right area on the Control Strip, you can remove the Siri icon. Go to:  → System Preferences → Keyboard, ...
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speech to text on iOS continually makes same mistake

Ok finally found something that worked for me. From this Apple Community site: add person whose name is being incorrectly translated as a contact with the correct spelling. edit the contact, and ...
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Siri is unable to hear me

I encountered that bug again and solved it with the following Terminal command: sudo kill -9 `ps ax|grep 'coreaudio[a-z]' | awk '{print $1}'` Within 5 secs Siri works, no need to log out / reboot. ...
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Apple fitness spells my first name incorrectly

OK it was indeed a Siri thing. Bizarrely when I asked 'who am I' it replied (with the on-screen text) "you're Martin [surname] but because we're friends I get to call you Martyn". The ...
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To what degree is Siri listening?

You asked about the trust-worthiness of an algorithm. The answer to your question is a firm and absolute "No" - users can not rely on the algorithm to not record/send conversations or other ...
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How do I do "Hey Siri" on Mac?

You can use Dictation for this. Open Settings and enable dictation in keyboard settings. Make sure to check "Used Enhanced Dictation"(you may need to download something) Go to Settings > ...
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Siri shortcuts voice input

Yay my first Shortcuts question! Use the Dictate Text action. This action will convert words you speak into to text and pass that text to the next action. Currently, there is a bit of down side: ...
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Why is iOS unable to find my apps?

If you are unable to search for apps you could once find, check your settings to see what apps you prevented Search from searching within. Apple recently changed the behavior of the relevant setting (...
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How do I do "Hey Siri" on Mac?

Once enhanced dictation is enabled, all that needs to be done is enable Siri in your system preferences There is no need to add an additional dictation command because the dictation command is ...
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To what degree is Siri listening?

The answer is it is always listening. The recent article in the Guardian, of the former apple contractor, demonstrates precisely why the best option for you is to disable Siri all together if you want ...
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Can I use Siri to remember a parking spot?

Source: Yes, you can use Siri for this. Simply say "Siri, remember where I parked my car." Siri will drop a pin at the GPS location you're at. You can use Maps to go back to this location. As ...
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To what degree is Siri listening?

We can only tell you what Apple publicly states. Can you rely on it, well that's entirely up to you. IMO, I trust Apple and Microsoft orders of magnitude more than I do Google, Facebook, Twitter, et ...
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Running Siri on OS X El Capitan

No, it won't work. The app will show a prohibitory sign over the app icon. When opening the App, it will show an error message. Even if you managed to hack/crack/disable the check that prevents the ...
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How to completely disable Siri on Sierra?

Ok, I found out the whole procedure by myself, thanks to @blueberryfields and @bret7600. First of all you need to disable System Integrity Check to be able to edit the com.apple.Siri.plist file. ...
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Why is iOS unable to find my apps?

Today I decided to give iOS 11.2 beta 4 a try. Though I hadn't read about this specific change, I was thrilled to see that Apple has addressed this issue! There is now a separate 'Show App' setting ...
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Siri's voice on macOS Sierra is not natural

I had the same problem but figured it out. First of all, it does take some time for the high quality voice to silently download in the background, and get enabled. But for me, weeks went by and the ...
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Is it possible to use an Amazon Echo with HomeKit?

Philips Hue Bulbs are controlled by the Philips Hue Bridge or other ZigBee compatible bridge. HomeKit and Apple TV don't function as a true bridge or hub as it requires other hubs and bridges to ...
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Hide Siri's window on macOS Sierra

Without Type to Siri enabled, you may close the Siri window at any time by pressing the ESC key. However, I am unaware of a way to automatically close Siri after some time has passed or by using the ...
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How to completely disable Siri on Sierra?

Der Flounder post Blocking Siri on macOS Sierra contains plist files that keeps her from running and suppresses her from the menu bar: com.apple.assistant.support.plist <?xml version="1.0" ...
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How did Siri know where this plane was going?

Actually this is nothing new and isn’t all that creepy (although I suppose that depends on what you consider to be creepy). Siri has been closely integrated with the WolframAlpha Computational ...
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How to automatically trigger a iOS Shortcut (based on location/calendar)

Unfortunately this is not possible (yet). It's a known limitation of Shortcuts in its current 2.0 implementation. Federico Viticci mentioned this in his (epic) iOS 12 review as something he'd like to ...
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Prevent EarPod play/pause button from activating Siri on macOS Sierra

It may be related to the fact that although you "disable" Siri, the process is still running. You can easily see that in the Activity Monitor, by searching for Siri. If you try to kill it, it will be ...
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Hide Siri's window on macOS Sierra

If you've enabled "Type To Siri" and find that ESC doesn't close the window, try typing "nevermind" and hitting enter. In my case, Siri replies "ok" and the window closes....
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mac OS microphone only works when using Siri, works fine on bootcamp

I had the same issue recently, and i found a seemingly stupid fix to it. Go to system preferences, keyboard, and access the dictation and try using it on any document. The default to using dictation ...
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2010 MacBook Pro fan gets loud

There are a few different solutions that I've personally done to fix my MacBook Pro with the same issue. Solution 1: If you have the Dedicated nVidia Chip I'd strongly suggest installing ...
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How do I remove Siri from the collapsed Control Strip?

I called Apple multiple times about this, each time it was escalated to a Senior Advisor, and each time nobody could figure this out. While toying around with it, however, I found the solution: The ...
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What is ~/Library/VoiceTrigger/SAT ? Part of Siri?

SAT stands for Siri Audio Transcripts. It's a UF_DATAVAULT, a new type of privacy container in Catalina that restricts who can access the contents by specific entitlement. This means nothing can ...
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