Rest of the Day: Siri Reportedly Coming to Mac Later This Year
Hey Siri, which of the new Facebook emojis should I use? I have no choice. The virtual assistant is reportedly arriving on desktops this fall as part of the latest OS X update.
- 9to5Mac says Siri will be an integral part of OS X 10.12, which is slated to launch this fall . The virtual assistant is expected to behave just like Cortana on Windows and work in the menu bar. (For some reason, I was not forced to talk to my desktop computer, but I sometimes ask Siri questions over the phone. Unfortunately, Cortana, this is nothing personal.) [9to5Mac]
- Google Fiber comes to San Francisco . They will rely on existing fiber networks rather than building infrastructure from scratch, which will limit service availability but also speed up launch. [The Verge]
- Google is also working with TV makers to build Chromecast capabilities into new TVs without the need for external devices. They are currently partnered with Vizio and new kits could be released as early as spring. [Diversity]
- The BBC has a new music app that brings together performances and interviews from various networks in one convenient location. It looks like it hasn’t made it to the App Store yet, but will be available for iOS and Android. [The Next Web]