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Siri voice recognition lets it recognize the device owner

Users of iPhones may or may not be comforted by the fact that their smartphones may know the sound of their voices.

Apple users have become very used to the sound of the vocal command feature of their devices, and now the Siri voice recognition technology is actually allowing the device to recognize the sound of its own owner.

This allows Siri to compare the voice of the owner of the smartphone to that of other people.

This new feature has been added to the Siri set up process in the latest iOS 9.1 GM. As there is an M9 motion processor built into the latest iPhone devices, this makes it possible for Siri voice recognition to remain functional 24/7. The reason, said the Tech Times, was because the co-processor of the device is always on. Furthermore, due to the latest set up process, these smartphone owners can actually train the recognition feature of Siri by using the built-in device microphone and speaking a few words.

This gives the Siri voice recognition the ability to become accustomed to the voice of a device’s specific user.

iPhone - Siri voice recognition When a phrase has not been stated in a way that is clear, Siri will continue to request that the user repeat it until the entire line has been completely understood. In order to take advantage of the individual voice recognition from Siri, there are five steps that a user must complete. For most people, this should be relatively straight-forward.

That said, there has yet to be official confirmation as to whether or not the outcome of requests will be any different depending on whether or not it is the user’s voice that is detected during a query. Moreover, it isn’t entirely clear whether or not iPhone owners who use their devices bilingually will need to repeat the training in their two different languages. That said, Siri can speak 25 different languages, so it is likely a good idea for an owner to choose his or her primary language for the training for Siri’s recognition of his or her voice.

Before the latest update to iOS, the Siri voice recognition feature required users to take a few exercises. Only after that point could the “Hey, Siri” feature be used because the digital assistant would be able to tell who was talking.

Apple updates its e-commerce store

Apple has introduced buy buttons in its digital store

Apple has made a change to its online store in order to foster growth in mobile shopping. For several years, Apple has kept product information separate from commerce. Those interested in purchasing products, such as an iPhone, would have to visit a different website, which served as Apple’s digital store. Now, however, Apple has introduced “buy” buttons, which will make e-commerce more streamlined and give Apple a way to provide convenient services to consumers.

Change will be more accommodating of mobile consumers with smartphones and tablets

The change comes as Apple becomes more aware that consumers want to explore, research, and shop for products in one place. Having to visit multiple different sites when trying to purchase and research products is seen as inconvenient, so Apple unified the process by including a buy button that will allow shoppers to make a purchase quickly. Streamlining the process could help Apple establish a stronger foothold in the e-commerce space, especially as the company continues to expand into the world of mobile payments.

Apple remains slow when updating its e-commerce store

e-commerce - Apple Apple has been quite slow in redesigning its e-commerce platforms. The company’s digital store is one of the most frequently visited websites in the world, and a significant amount of this traffic comes from mobile shoppers. Despite, this, the company has seen little need to make any significant changes to the website, even when it debuted the Apple Watch, which was only available online.

Updated store will be more convenient for mobile consumers than its previous iteration as Apple begins to focus more on mobile payments

One of the reasons Apple has made a change to its online store is because it was not optimized for mobile viewing. This made it difficult for mobile consumers to use the store and purchase products that they found interesting. Now, the store is more capable of handling a mobile audience and Apple is likely to continue making adjustments to its approach on e-commerce in order to accommodate those using smartphones and tablets to shop online.