4-year-old saves mum with Siri, iPhones in India, Google Maps, Workflow acquired and made free


Apple bought the workflow app along with its developers, and made the app free, too (image from TechDissected)

4-year-old boy in UK uses Siri to get help for his unconscious mother — Siri is an AI with a lot of talents, and it teamed up with Roman, a 4-year-old boy in the UK, to help him get help for his mother. While kids in the UK are taught to dial 999 to summon emergency services, Roman used a different method to call: he unlocked his mother’s iPhone by pressing her thumb to her iPhone’s Touch ID home button, then asked Siri for help. [Smart boy!]

Apple will reportedly start assembling iPhones in India in the next two months — Apple will reportedly start assembling iPhones in India over next two months. The tech giant is said to be in talks with the Indian government for import-tax exemptions on components.

Google Maps gets location sharing for Apple’s iPhone & iPad — Google will soon start rolling out real-time location sharing for users of its Maps app for iOS and Android, offering a feature similar to Apple’s Find My Friends, or Google’s own defunct Latitude.

Apple acquires Workflow app and developers, makes Workflow free download — Apple recently acquired popular iOS utility Workflow, according to TechCrunch. The deal includes both the app and its developers. While many apps get pulled by Apple after an acquisition, Workflow remains on the App Store, and is now free instead of US$2.99. Workflow is a personal automation tool, enabling you to drag and drop any combination of actions to create powerful workflows for your iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. (But some features have been cut from the app.)

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