Date
29 May 2017
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at the company's World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco on Monday. Photo: Bloomberg
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at the company's World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco on Monday. Photo: Bloomberg

Apple opens Siri to outside developers

Apple announced Monday that it will be opening its Siri digital assistant to outside developers, a move that will allow users to activate apps such as Uber and Skype with voice commands

At its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, the tech giant also gave a demonstration of Siri on the Mac computer, which for the first time will be able to search for photos, documents, music and other files via voice commands, Reuters reported.

Among other revamps, Apple Pay mobile payment system will be able to work for some internet purchases on the Safari browser, including on Mac computers.

Apple said it is adding Siri’s artificial intelligence to its messaging app, which will get quick access to emojis and new ways to expand and change how texts are displayed.

Monday’s presentation, which was kicked off CEO Tim Cook, included a demonstration of a new operating system for the Apple Watch that opens apps much faster than the previous version.

The new system will also allow users to write messages with their finger on the watch face, including in Chinese, according to the report.

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