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The developer preview of Windows Phone 8.1 checks off a lot of boxes, but it unclear whether any of the changes---including the new Cortana voice assistant---will move the adoption needle.
The latest beta release of the Chrome browser for Linux, Mac and Windows introduces support for voice commands, as well as improved support for responsive design for web developers.
Microsoft's second generation Kinect gesture and voice control sensor is being sent to Windows developers who signed up to the Kinect for Windows v2 Developer Preview programme.
Smartphone makers are looking to voice control and personal assistants to make their hardware stand-out. But are all voice control systems created equally?
Nokia Drive, the GPS voice-guided navigation part of Nokia Maps, has been one feature that has distinguished the Lumia line from other Windows Phone devices. Nokia just updated Nokia Drive with new commute features that we will eventually see on all Windows Phones.
Clock was designed as a Windows desktop program. Clock works and looks like a standard clock with extra features.Clock appears while...
Microsoft and startup Twilio are offering developers a way to incorporate voice and text messaging into their Windows Azure-hosted apps.
Apple's Siri set the pace for voice control on smartphones last year, and competitors are now coming out of the woodwork to challenge Apple's new yardstick. Can Ziggy for the Windows Phone 7 usurp the voice throne?
Elements of nature V2 is more than a simple weather widget: it has great graphics; it has dozens of beautiful animations for each weather...
But is it as good as Siri?
A quick demo of Windows Phone 7's voice integration (TellMe) works with the Indian accent.
Could and should Microsoft replace the Windows Embedded Compact kernel in Windows Phone with the MinWin/NT kernel? A new voice (and former Microsoft Distinguished Engineer) weighs in.
There's a slightly weird, slightly sad video for the TellMe service that Microsoft bought, merged into its own voice recognition offerings and used for the voice recognition, control and search on Windows Phone. It shows a Siri-style service that fast-forwards a couple of gal pals through planning and celebrating a wedding - only with the kind of really long-term interactions you need to accomplish anything more complex than a Web search or putting an appointment in the diary.
A weakness in the current version of Mango is the lack of a solid GPS navigation solution, but we now have Navigon coming to the rescue.
There are a ton of great functions in Windows Phone Mango and after spending a few days connected via Bluetooth I am sold on the hands-free voice recognition technology.
The upcoming Windows Phone 'Mango' update brings a voice-to-text feature to the OS ... and it actually works!
Windows Phone 7 provides you with Bing Maps, but like non-Android Google Maps there is no turn-by-turn voice guided navigation. TeleNav provides this functionality with their GPS Navigator products on AT&T and T-Mobile.
The difficulty of typing on smartphone touchscreens is driving a resurgence of interest in voice recognition but desktop dictation and control has never really taken off, even though a reasonable version has been built into Windows for several years. Nuance hopes Dragon NaturallySpeaking Version 11 will get us talking to our PCs rather than shouting at them, with a 15% improvement in accuracy and voice shortcuts to make it less tedious to control your PC by talking to it.
On May 11, Microsoft's Bing team announced it was introducing tweaks to the Bing application on legacy Windows Phone devices running Windows Mobile 6.x, as well as new turn-by-turn navigation that builds on Bing Maps and Tellme voice technologies.
Back in March of this year we heard about the Zer01 service that was going to use Windows Mobile devices and VoIP technology that gave you unlimited data, voice, and text for only $70 per month. This would also be provided with no contract and on a month-to-month basis. The Zer01 website is up and running, but I highly recommend you read through IDG News article before making a decision to leave your traditional US wireless carrier. There seems to be something a bit fishy with the service and I am personally not sold yet on its validity.
I wrote how the T-Mobile G1 beat the iPhone to voice-guided navigation with the TeleNav client on T-Mobile. Today, AT&T and TeleNav announced that AT&T Navigator is now available in the Apple App Store. AT&T Navigator is the AT&T-branded version of the TeleNav software found on many Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, and Nokia S60 mobile platforms, as well as their dedicated PND, and brings true, high-powered voice navigation to the Apple iPhone. AT&T Navigator is a subscription-based service costing $9.99 per month, billable through your AT&T phone service. I now have it loaded on my new iPhone 3GS and will be using it tonight and posting a first impressions article for you to all see it in action so you can make an informed purchase decision.
Microsoft will begin offering phone makers a native version of its TellMe voice search technology customized for Windows Mobile 6.5 starting on April 29. But the first Windows Mobile 6.5 phones are still months away from being available to customers.
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