Intel and Nuance Bring Siri-like Voice Control to Ultrabooks

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Users will soon be able to control Ultrabooks with a Siri-like voice control solution. Nuance, the makers of Dragon NaturallySpeaking and Dragon Dictate, powerful voice dictation applications for Windows and Mac, partnered with Intel to create a useful new tool that brings tightly integrated voice control to Ultrabooks, thanks to the Nuance voice recognition engine. While many people […]

iOS 6 Release Date and What to Expect from iOS 6

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iOS 6 is the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system. This software provides the experience users enjoy on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and this year it’s on for a major overhaul. Apple first announced iOS 6 this summer and I’ve used it on my iPhone and iPad for the last few months. […]

Samsung Describes Galaxy Nexus Sales As “Minuscule”

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In Apple’s separate case against South Korean Android manufacturer Sasmung surrounding patents that the iPhone-maker feels that the Galaxy Nexus infringed upon, it was revealed that sales of the Galaxy Nexus was “minuscule.” The lawsuit filed by Apple alleges that the Galaxy Nexus and the Android software used by the smartphone infringes upon Apple’s patents […]

Martian Watch Puts Siri & Google on Your Wrist

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Smart watches are the new hot trend for wristwear, but not all smart watches are created equal. While Pebble and MetaWatch gained big attention on Kickstarter, they lack the ability to use voice commands. Enter Martian Watches. The Martian watches connect to the iPhone and Android smartphones with Bluetooth to provide access to Siri and Google Voice […]

Google Adding Jelly Bean-like Voice Search To iOS App

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Google is adding a new Jelly Bean feature to the Google Search app for iPhone and iPad. Google announced the new feature on the Official Google Blog. The new feature acts just like the new Voice Search function in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but it does not include Google Now. With the new Enhanced Voice Search […]

How Siri Would Really Respond to Martin Scorsese

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Apple loves to tout Siri in its recent iPhone 4S ads, but the service always seem just a little too good for the actors in the commercials. An edited version of the recent Martin Scorsese ad shows us how Siri would actually respond to the famous director’s inquiries. The video comes from App Judgement. It […]

Martin Scorcese Thinks Siri is “Going Places”

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Apple continues its series of celebrity Siri ads with famed director Martin Scorcese. Apple’s latest ad features the director of Taxi Driver in the back of a taxi in New York City asking Siri about his day. Scorcese uses the service to move around his appointments at first. He also uses Siri to find out […]

How to Use Favorites as an iPhone Speed Dial

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There is no iPhone Speed dial setting for the iPhone, even in the latest iOS 6 betas. While Android smartphones and flip phones allow users to hold down a number on the keypad to speed dial a contact, Apple relies on a different method of quickly calling contacts. iPhone Phone Favorites allow users to create […]

Siri Calls My Wife Sexy at Church, I Live to Tell the Tale

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My wife owns and iPhone 4S and she seldom uses Siri due to the poor results she gets from the service, so she didn’t find out that I programmed Siri to call her “Sexy” until a very inopportune time. I never expected this prank to embarrass my wife as it did this past Sunday evening. My […]

Apple Wins Preliminary Injunction Against Samsung Galaxy Nexus

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A week after the U.S. launch of the Galaxy S III and a few days after the announcement of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Samsung has some bad news. According to Reuters, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh granted Apple a preliminary injunction against Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus, which will effectively ban the phone in the U.S. until the conclusion of […]

Siri Tested Against Google Now (Video)

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After Google announced its new Google Now feature as part of Jelly Bean, the comparisons to Siri were inevitable. Jelly Bean hasn’t officially rolled out to every Galaxy Nexus user yet, but we’re already seeing some comparisons between Siri and Google Now. The first comparison is a video from TechnoBuffalo. The video shows Siri and […]

Google Now Is Google’s Version of Siri With More Features

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With Jelly Bean, Google is adding its own version of Siri for all Android users. The new Google Now features voice control and search, just like Siri, but it also has a new card-based interface to help users throughout their day. The feature pulls users’ search history, calendar, and location to present the users with […]

HTC Teases Voice Control App For HTC Sense

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It looks like HTC won’t let Samsung have all the Siri-cloning fun. The manufacturer is teasing its own voice control app in a not-so-subtle way. Today HTC posted an image to its Facebook page of what looks like a voice control app with some Sense design. The image shows a dog “talking” to the app, […]

Choose iPhone or Bluetooth When Activating Siri in iOS 6

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I can’t begin to count the number of times I started to use Siri and quit because a Bluetooth headphone was connected to my iPhone and out of reach. In iOS 6, Apple solves this issue with a new audio selection icon visible when activating Siri with a Bluetooth headset connected. The new option allows […]

Siri vs. S-Voice (Video)

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When Samsung announced its Samsung Galaxy S III last month, it also detailed a new voice recognition app called S-Voice, software that will be in direct competition with Siri on the iPhone 4S. And with the battle heating up, a new video has surfaced pitting the Galaxy S III’s S-Voice against the iPhone’s Siri in […]

Car Makers Think Apple Overly Optimistic With Siri Eyes Free

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Prior to the start of Apple’s WWDC developer conference, we’ve been hearing rumors that Steve Jobs had plans on revolutionizing the television and auto industries, something that Apple has so far not had huge presence in. At WWDC, Apple unveiled clues to what Jobs may have been thinking with a new mapping app that offered […]

Apple’s iPad Siri Images Hint at Taller iPhone

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Being my usual thorough (read: OCD) self, I was examining Apple’s site for unannounced details on iOS 6 and noticed something odd. The Siri dialogue boxes in the iPad images are taller than the iPhone’s. Simple error or hint of what’s to come?

Apple Breaks Down Which iOS 6 Features Come to iPhone and iPad

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Yesterday Apple announced a number of new features coming in iOS 6. We already know that a few of the features a limited to just the latest iOS devices, but now we finally have a list of what features will come to each device. Anyone with a new iPad and/or an iPhone 4S won’t have […]

Hands On with Siri for iOS 6 (Video)

Apple gives users more power with the new version of Siri in the iOS 6 beta. I took the new and improved Siri for a spin on an iPhone 4S with the iOS 6 beta installed. Not every new Siri feature worked properly, but for the most part the new Siri is a welcome change. Read: Hands […]

Apple Announces Dictation for OS X Mountain Lion

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Like the new iPad, the new version of Mountain Lion won’t have Apple’s full personal assistant, but it will be able to transcribe text. The dictation function is built into then latest version of Apple’s OS X and will be available in every app, even Microsoft Word. The feature should work as well as the […]