Apple Watch’s biggest fan? Siri

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Don't worry, Apple. Siri likes your watch.

Everybody likes to get a good chuckle out of Siri, Apple’s virtual assistant. But we really have to call its brand neutrality into question.

Despite all of the doom and gloom we’ve been hearing since the Apple Watch launched in April, including the company’s own reluctance to let us know how well the device is selling, it looks like our favorite digital helper has decided that it’s a winner.

Asking Siri “What is your favorite watch?” or “What do you think of the Apple Watch?” will get you some enthusiastic endorsements of Apple’s latest gizmo. And this is our surprised face.

Siri vs. Google Now: Who wins the AI cat fight?

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Friday-Night-Fights-bug-2Every mobile platform now ships with its very own virtual assistant, and while they all offer a similar set of basic features, Google Now and Siri are way ahead of their rivals. Google Now knows what you want and when you want it, but Siri has sass and personality, and is about to get a whole lot better with the help of Proactive.

If you were to pit the two against each other in a virtual ring, which one would come out wearing the belt? Join us as we find out in this week’s Friday Night Fight between Cult of Android and Cult of Mac!

Asking Siri to charge your phone could one day save your life

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"Siri, help me reach the emergency services."

From subtly dissing Rihanna to teaching you math with a Cookie Monster reference, Siri is packed full of offbeat Easter eggs. But here’s one that could actually one day prove useful, and even life-saving. Maybe.

If you’re ever in a situation where you need to phone the police but — for whatever reason — aren’t able to, asking Siri to “charge my phone 100 percent” will automatically dial emergency services. Neat, huh?

Facebook is working on a Siri rival with a difference

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You know you're my favorite, Miss Moneypenny.
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Apple has Siri, Google has Google Now, Microsoft has Cortana, and soon Facebook may have the James Bond-inspired Moneypenny.

According to a new report, Facebook will introduce the assistant as part of its Facebook Messenger app, letting Facebook users set appointments, check the weather, or purchase products.

While that sounds relatively similar to the likes of Google Now and Siri, where Moneypenny will apparently differ is in the fact that it will connect users with real people to help with certain aspects of the research process.