Siri’s command, Watch backs, Toshiba chip bids, Volvo CarPlay trucks, 12 best racing games


Siri has commanding lead in users over Google Voice, Samsung S Voice in the US — A new study of voice recognition assistants on smartphones shows Apple’s Siri to be in the lead of all other comers – but usage industry-wide appears to be dropping. [Seriously, you can’t beat Siri for answering complex maths problems and conversions, including currency, in plain language.]

Apple extends free repairs for first-gen Apple Watch back covers to three years — Apple has quietly extended free repairs for separated back covers on the first-generation Apple Watch to three years, regardless of warranty coverage.

Toshiba in talks with Western Digital, Apple-backed Foxconn consortium about chip unit sale — Despite having picked another group as the preferred bidder for its memory business, Toshiba is reportedly talking to two other interested parties as well – Western Digital, and a Foxconn consortium including Apple, Dell, and Kingston.

Volvo brings Apple’s CarPlay to new VNL semi trucks — Volvo on Tuesday launched its new VNL line of semi trucks, which in upgraded configurations support Apple’s CarPlay standard, bridging iPhones with dash displays.

The 12 best iPad and iPhone racing games — Macworld has a slideshow.

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