Siri will be more alert on your iPhone

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Siri will be paying more attention to what you do on your iPhone.

Apple wants its digital assistant to be more helpful in navigating your digital life. It'll learn your habits based on what articles you might be reading, for instance. Or if someone texts you about owing money, it will ask if you want to pay from your Apple Pay account.

Google already tries to be proactive with its Assistant on Android phones and Google Home speaker. Apple is poised to announce its own speaker at its annual conference for software programmers Monday.

Apple didn't discuss the privacy implications, though typically, the machine processing takes place on the device itself, rather than over the internet. That's a contrast to Google's approach. Apple's approach protects privacy, but might make the service less useful when switching devices.

The Siri updates are expected in September with iOS 11, the next version of Apple's mobile software.

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