Google Maps, Waze, and Pandora now work natively with Siri on iOS 13
Siri just became a lot more useful while drivingBut now, iOS 13 users can finally tap into native Siri features, unlocking a number of useful possibilities. One situation in need of more hands-free options is when you’re driving and need to keep your eyes on the road. A few app makers have already released updates today that could make using Siri while driving a much better, and safer, experience.
Siri will learn your calling and messaging preferences .
Meanwhile, DMs from restricted users are automatically sent to your Message Request inbox, and you won't get any notifications for them. As mentioned earlier, the restricted sender will not be able to see when you've read their direct messages , so you can have some peace of mind there as well.
Apple has comein the last couple of years for appearing to over competing services in the App Store. In response, last month the company to make its own apps less dominant and boost the visibility of third-party apps. Soon it will go further, making its digital assistant Siri more flexible in which messaging apps it uses by default.
Currently, when an iPhone user asks Siri to place a call or send a message, the assistant defaults to using Apple's Phone or iMessage apps. It is possible to place calls with other services such as Skype or WhatsApp, but the user has to specify which service they want to use in their voice command.
Apple releases fix for iOS 13's battery drain and Siri issues
Apple is still racing to fix iOS bugs days after the release of its latest iPhones. The tech giant has released an iOS 13.1.1 update (plus a corresponding iPadOS 13.1.1 version) that tackles a number of glaring problems. The most notable is a fix for a battery drain issue plaguing users across the board, but there's also a solution for Siri's problems recognizing requests on the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. This addresses issues with restoring your device from a backup, too, so you won't want to skip this if you're interested in safeguarding your data.
They’re calling it “Announce Messages with Siri ”. About Announce Messages with Siri . In iOS 13, Apple’s personal assistant can speak incoming notifications from messaging apps It also supports Powerbeats Pro, leading us to suspect that Announce Messages with Siri requires Apple’s H1
You can change this preference below. Siri isn't just another voice control system, it remembers context and it can understand relationships. That means, for example, you can tell Siri to call your wife's iPhone, and Siri will know who that is and which phone number to dial.
As reported by, once the new update for Siri arrives it will default to the user's most popular messaging app for that contact rather than to Apple's apps. For example, if a user frequently communicates with a friend via WhatsApp instead of iMessage, Siri will default to using WhatsApp when asked to message that person. Similar functionality for placing phone calls will come down the line.
Technology companies including Apple are facing increased scrutiny about whether their practices are anti-competitive, with the US House Judiciary Committeeinto whether the Big Four of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google manipulated online competition.
4 tips to get rid of newsletters that clog your
Zalando, TravelBird, Fnac, LinkedIn, Proximus ... Every day, you receive a ton of newsletters and other useless messages from these companies, and you're tired of being "harassed" so, in a way? Here are some simple tips to lighten your email.
Simple but slow: Unsubscribe
Newsletters typically include clickable, unsubscribe, unsubscribe, or unsubscribe. It is usually at the very bottom of the message. On Gmail, it is sometimes found next to the name of the sender, at the top.
By clicking on it, you will find a page where you have to confirm your desire to stop receiving the newsletter.
But beware, this technique does not always work the first time. It sometimes takes two, three or even ten times, by clicking on several different mails.
Faster and radical: ignore, filter, report
It is also possible to completely ignore the company that addresses the newsletters. On Gmail, by opening an email and clicking next to the recipient, there are several options below "reply" and "forward".
One can for example click on "filter similar messages": Gmail then locates for you all the future mails of this company that look like and filter them, so you do not see them in your inbox.
Plus radical, we can also "block x" (and no longer receive any mail from him) or "report as spam" (all emails from the sender in question will then go directly into the box "spam" without going through the "receiving" box) or "as phishing" (when a piracy attempt is suspected).
Finally, by clicking on "more" at the top of the window, it is possible to "ignore the conversation". Concretely, with this technique, we receive all the mails of the conversation in question, but they are invisible. Attention, it does not work any more as soon as the object of the mall changes. Each time you open a new conversation, you have to start all over again. It is therefore especially a practical option for mailing lists. It is possible to go back by clicking in the same place on "reactivate the conversation".Automatic: Unroll.me or Cleanfox
It is also possible to use a "cleaning" application.or its competitor are particularly suitable for these tasks. These are free online platforms that automatically sort the mails based on the number of messages that each company addresses, and your rate of opening.
It's very fast, it only takes a few seconds to identify unwanted newsletters and other spam. Then, with just one click, you can choose to keep your subscription and the old linked e-mails, stay subscribed while deleting old e-mails, or unsubscribe and delete all old e-mails. The saving of time is very appreciable.
It is not necessary to download the application, since the service works from a page. Both Unroll.me and Cleanfox are available on all email services: Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, Orange, etc.
Where to find Cleanfox?Last tip: social networks . And Unroll.me? .
Beside the newsletters that we receive in his mail, there are also social networks. When the settings are not well configured, we can be flooded every day with emails notifications, news and requests from friends on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. How to get rid of it?
On LinkedIn, for example, click on "account"> "preferences and privacy"> "communications". On this page, we can then choose to "activate" or not the mails for new "invitations", "messages", "news", "jobs and opportunities", etc.
On Facebook, you can also click on the top right of your account, then choose "settings"> "notifications". We can then decide when and why we receive an email.
Finally, on Twitter, it's a little similar: "settings and privacy" at the top right, then "notifications by email". Here, one can even choose to periodically receive the "top tweets" and "news on the front page" of the network, much like a newsletter.
Siri can add items to your Walmart grocery order .
Apple users who do their shopping at Walmart might be able to ditch their pen-and-paper grocery lists. Walmart Voice Order is now available in the company's Grocery App for iOS, meaning users can tell Siri to add an item to their cart, building their list until they're ready to pick up the order or have it delivered. The process seems straightforward -- say, "hey Siri, add to Walmart," and list out the items you want. This feature is only in Walmart Grocery app, as opposed the company's more general Walmart Mobile App.Walmart Voice Order learns from your past orders so that users don't have to specify exactly which item they want.