Siri in the car review: This assistant needs her hand held

Apple’s update to iOS 8 opened up Siri’s virtual ears to listen for voice commands without touching the iPhone when plugged into a power source. That may have limited the ubiquity of the feature, but it fit in perfectly with using it hands-free while driving a vehicle. Upon testing it since the update went live on Sept. 17, it has become clear that in spite of Siri’s readiness in the car, it also needs its hand held to do what it’s told.