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$25 iTunes freebies, iPad rumors, and the robot apocalypse

Apple's got two new commercials, the former Siri team is building an AI that might take over your world, and you can get some free iTunes credit when you buy an Apple TV.

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16 things you should know how to do with Siri

The virtual assistant in iOS can do all kinds of stuff, of course. But here are the 16 things we think everyone should try at least once.

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33 great tips and tricks for iOS 7

Whether you're an iOS master or just starting out, here are 33 tips that can help you get the most of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

on macworld.com

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Battle of the digital assistants: Windows Phone Cortana vs Google Now vs Siri

Even in beta, Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant has an impressive amount to say for itself. But is it enough to keep up?

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Meet Jasper, an open-source, Siri-like virtual assistant for Raspberry Pi

A new open source project for Raspberry Pi mini-PCs lets you build your own voice command personal assistant for your home.

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Clockwise quick take: Cortana takes on Siri, Google Now

Florence Ion, Philip Michaels, and Dan Moren talk Cortana, Microsoft's answer to Siri and Google Now.

Fire TV, Cortana, HTC One, and the pains of cord cutting

Amazon's Fire TV and the battle for the living room, why cord cutting won't work for sports fans, the new HTC One phone, and Cortana versus Siri versus Google Now.

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Here's what Windows Phone's rumored digital assistant needs to win you over

Odds are, you're not using Windows Phone. If the forthcoming voice assistant is good enough, maybe you will.

Apple's rumored PrimeSense buy may open Siri's eyes

If Apple absorbs perceptual computing pioneer PrimeSense, it could mean intriguing possibilities for future Apple products, including iPhones with computer vision and even wearable computing.

Vox technica: How Siri gets its voice

Thanks to some journalistic sleuthing, we now know the name of the actor whose voice was used as the basis for the speech of Apple's digital assistant. Marco Tabini consults with industry experts to find out how a person's voice becomes Siri's persona.

Teach Siri nicknames

Looking for a simpler way to tell Siri which of the many Dans, Jennifers, or Jasons in your contacts list you want to call? Nicknames can do the trick.

Cue personal assistant is Apple's latest acquisition

Cupertino continues its shopping spree with the addition of the personal assistant service and app, Cue.