Siri Gains Info About Tennis and Golf Tournaments Ahead of Australian Open

Siri has been updated with additional sports information, allowing the personal assistant to provide details about a range of tennis and golf events. Siri’s new knowledge has been introduced just ahead of the Australian Open, which is set to kick off this weekend, and it joins other sports data Siri offers for baseball, basketball, hockey, and football.

As noted by 9to5Mac, Siri can provide information on both upcoming tournaments and past events from recent years, along with details on player backgrounds and statistics.



For tennis, the personal assistant can answer queries about the ATP world tour and the Women’s Tennis Association, offering up data from 2016-2018. For golf, Siri can provide details about men and women’s PGA and LGPA tours.

The new golf and tennis data available from Siri is accessible on iOS devices running the latest version of iOS, and it is also available on Macs, the Apple TV, and the Apple Watch.

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Apple has been snapping up multiple TV shows in recent months, and its newest straight-to-series order is for a drama called “See,” which was written by “Peaky Blinders” creator Steven Knight and will be directed by Francis Lawrence, known for his work on “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and “Mockingjay.”

According to Deadline, the show is an epic world-building drama set in the future.

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Little additional information is available on the series at this time, but it comes from Peter Chernin’s Chernin Entertainment and Endeavor Content, which are also behind “Are You Sleeping” another upcoming Apple TV show.

“See” joins several other scripted TV shows that Apple has in the works, including a revival of 1985 Steven Spielberg sci-fi series “Amazing Stories,” an untitled space drama developed by Ronald D. Moore, known for “Battlestar Galactica,” an untitled “morning show drama” starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, and “Are You Sleeping,” a psychological thriller starring Octavia Spencer that focuses on a podcast that reopens a murder case.

Apple has also inked a deal for a docuseries called “Home,” which will offer a never-before-seen look inside some of the world’s most extra ordinary houses.

Apple has been aggressively pursuing original content since June of 2017, which is when it hired former Sony executives Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht to form a new video unit. Van Amburg and Erlicht, who produced shows like “Breaking Bad,” “The Crown,” and “Better Call Saul,” are running Apple’s video programming efforts on a worldwide scale under iTunes chief Eddy Cue.

It’s not yet clear when the first of Apple’s original TV shows will premiere, but it’s possible at least one series will debut later in 2018.

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