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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, then click the "Customize Control Strip" button on the bottom. Move your cursor to the Control Strip (which will now be in Edit Mode), and click and Drag the ...


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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. Can somebody please check whether this solution works for you as well or not. And maybe someone can come up with a clue of what to do with audio drivers to stop ...


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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 > Accessibility > Dictation(under interacting) Check "Enable the dictation keyword phrase" Enter whatever you want in the text box underneath it. To use "Hey Siri", type "Hey"...


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Your 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 private audio. Some algorithms are definitely better than others, but no algorithm is perfect - what is invented by the human mind can be defeated by the human mind. ...


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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 (Siri & Search). Prior to iOS 11 disabling this setting for an app prevented Search from showing results from "inside" the app (e.g. Dropbox listing files). ...


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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 already there set up and ready to go in the "System Commands" If you want to use the phrase "Hey Siri" to launch Siri on the computer, creating a new command is an ...


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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: You will not be able tell Siri in one sentence "Tell [Shortcut Trigger], Apples are cool" Instead you need to do it in two parts "[Shortcut Trigger]" wait... "...


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You can prevent Siri from cutting you off in the command mode by holding down the Home button until you're done speaking. Normally you activate Siri in the command mode by holding the Home button until Siri responds, then releasing the button and talking. In that mode she'll cut you off pretty quickly. Continuing to hold the Home button bypasses that ...


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As far as I'm aware there is no way to get around this if you want to continue to use Siri from the lock screen or by holding the home button. Your only solution at the minute is either to make sure you say everything without pausing or enable and use the dictation feature on the keyboard - It listens indefinitely until you tap on 'done' so you will be able ...


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No, you can't. Because there is 2 different keyboard sets, what can't be mixed in one dictation process. That could be the same like you'll try to dictate on 2 different languages in one time. That's hard enough. But... It's just now, and who knows what kind of updates we will get with new iOS versions and new devices. By the way. You can use some common ...


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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 to mitigate the risk of yourself being recorded. Equivalently, buy the cheapest non-smartphone. This is not just an Apple-centric issue. Unfortunately, when ...


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It doesn't seem like it is possible. The closest I have seen is to use 'shake to undo' which will then select your entire last phrase/sentence. It's then possible to adjust that selection & delete as required. Not what you wanted, I'm aware.


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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 long as the parking location is marked, you can launch the stock Maps app on your iPhone and easily get walking directions to your parked car. This way, you’ll ...


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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 al. That doesn't mean I trust them implicitly, either. Specific to this question, it is addressed in this press release from Apple: Improving Siri’s privacy ...


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Yes you can Simply append "via transit" to your Siri query. Ie: Directions to Miami Beach, Florida via Transit. Siri will determine your target location, and will give you a choice of transit apps. Tap Google Maps and you'll be on your way. It appears these words also work: by transit using transit via transit


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The best you can do is to use an external battery pack and then it will work even on the six :) In addition I actually like the way it works now on an iPhone 6, because when I go to bed I just say 'hey Siri good night' and I can verify that my phone is plugged in if Siri replies


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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 Siri interface app from running, the parts of the system behind the scenes that actually run Siri on macOS, communicate to the network and process the speech ...


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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. Reboot in Recovery mode by restarting your Mac and holding Command+R. It can take more time to boot as usual, that's OK, just be patient. In the top menu go to ...


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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 available on a per-app basis. It's still going to be tedious to go in to each of my 300-or-so apps to enable this, but I'm glad there's a way to again use ...


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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 Knowledge Engine for many years now. To determine where a plane flying overhead is going, Siri only needs to send a request along the lines of flights seen from ...


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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 connect to smart devices. The Apple TV simply gives you a remote connection from Apple TV to iOS over internet via iCloud. Hue Bulb --(ZigBee)--> Hue Bridge --(...


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Siri isn't the brightest bulb in the box and she often misunderstands unusual words and names. Fortunately, you can teach her how to speak properly by adding phonetic pronunciations to your contacts. How do you do this? Watch this video or follow these instructions: Open up your uniquely-named contact and tap the Edit button up top. ...


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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" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <...


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Google needs to integrate Siri into their Google Voice app. Only if Google makes the integration you can use Siri with Google Voice. "Call Alice with Google Voice" is a good example. Audio or video calling integration with Siri is possible since iOS 10 (September 2016). And for developers to build the integrations since June 2016. So my best advice is, ...


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No there is no way to access Siri history. If any of it is stored, it will be stored anonymously as chunks of different words and phrases on Apple’s servers for better voice recognition.


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Ok I got it working with the awesome tweak Assistant+. You just need to set the voice command you wan't to say, and then you can type the shell command to execute. It costs 1.99$ on cydia


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Put all your Phish in a playlist, and give it a name like 'tunesofish'. Then simply say "shuffle playlist tunesofish". Siri will open the playlist and play it shuffled. Here, I've asked Siri to play my Comedy playlist: This works with a smart playlist set to auto-add everything from artist "Phish":


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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 restarted by launchd. To stop the automatic restart, disable it by editing /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.Siri.plist and setting Disabled to false. To ...


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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.


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