Google's Search app just got smarter and it puts Siri to shame. The updated app is more conversational and inherits some new features from Google Now.
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Microsoft has released details of its voice-activated assistant rival, but Apple isn't taking the increased competition lying down.
Siri on iOS 7 being used to control home automation devices like the Phillips Hue, and third-party apps like Spotify and Venmo. Installation can be done on any phone within a minute, without jailbreaking.
One of Scott Forstall's biggest blunders was overhyping Siri prematurely. Sensing an opportunity, Google today enhanced its Search app by adding Siri-like features and compatibility with older devices.
The next version of Android, which will debut on Google's own Nexus 7 tablet, promises better voice-driven search to take on Apple's Siri, as well as a personal assistant tool and key features for developers
Apple's iOS 6 beta pushes the smartphone platform into new territory with VoIP calling over data networks, revamped Siri features and a whole new mapping app. But how do its Android and Windows Phone rivals compare on the key updates?
Apple's update to its mobile iOS 6 operating system includes its own new 3D mapping software with turn-by-turn navigation, deeper Facebook and Siri integration, and new group sharing features for iCloud.Apple has said its forthcoming iOS 6 update will have more than 200 features, including new capabilities for the Siri voice-recognition app.
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Car computers are sexy as all get out to consumers and design buffs. But I think automakers would do better if they focused on supporting car-friendly platforms like iOS 6.
Apple's Scott Forstall demos a new beta version of iOS. The revamped mobile operating system includes an upgrade to Siri, Facebook integration, and FaceTime connectivity through a cellular network. There's also a new feature called Passbook, which stores boarding passes, store cards, and movie tickets.
According to several reports, Apple in the fall will release the full Siri voice recognition agent technology in iOS 6. Current third-generation iPads support voice dictation but not the full Siri artifical-intelligence system introduced in the iPhone 4S.
UK-based speech technology specialists Novauris and Existor have teamed up for software that promises 'human-like' interaction on a wide range of devices with embedded processors
Introducing Siri's sister ... Sara.
The first update to iOS 5 is out, and Apple has promised better dictation results for Australians using Siri on the iPhone 4S. Does Apple live up to its promise to make Siri more fair dinkum with her results?
Traffic exceeds Wimbledon and England World Cup football matches...
The iPhone 4S is now available to buy in the UK, but some fans were disappointed that Siri, the personal assistant app, was not fully functional on launch
Disappointing fans expecting the iPhone 5, Apple has introduced a souped-up iPhone 4 with an improved chip, camera and antenna, which will compete for buyers where Android is strongest
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Apple is a consumer company but its reach is so large that there are always implications for big businesses and developers.
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