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  • Text of death is crashing iPhone, but Siri to the rescue
    iPhones crash via 'Text of Death' message: Apple channels Siri in 3-step fix
    It is called the "Text of Death" message and this Apple text messaging bug is crashing iPhones with just a simple text message. Now it appears to affect Twitter and Snapchat, according to “Fox and Friend Weekend” live on...
  • Android
    Why our robot overlords will be female: study shows people prefer feminine AI
    Apple’s iPhone assistant Siri, and the bell sound that announces her presence, has in many ways become the face, or voice, of artificial intelligence (AI) in the modern day. Despite the automaton clunky quality of her speech, Siri’s...
  • Microsoft Cortana
    Siri beware: Microsoft’s Cortana is on its way
    Nowadays, almost everyone who owns an iPhone loves and uses Siri. Why not? Ever since the birth of the first generation of virtual assistants, the technology has evolved through the years - from text input to the more sophisticated natural voice...
  • Joe Belfiore demonstrating Cortana at Build 2014
    Meet Cortana on Microsoft's humorous new Windows Phone 8.1 page
    Following on from the release of its Windows Phone training portal, Microsoft on July 28 decided to launch a funny website that introduces Cortana to the world. Cortana is Microsoft’s answer to Siri and Google Now, and rather than taking a...
  • Cortana on Windows Phone 8.1
    Windows Phone's Cortana takes on iPhone's Siri in funny new commercial
    Microsoft’s big update to their Windows Phone platform (WP 8.1) went live just last week, and the biggest new feature that arrived on the platform is called Cortana. Cortana is Microsoft’s answer to both Apple’s Siri, and the...
  • IBM shows off Watson to the public
    Apple and IBM partnership could make Siri more like Watson
    This week’s deal between former competitors Apple and IBM could lead to a partnership between both companies’ natural language recognition software according to one report.Apple’s Siri voice recognition client may soon work in...
  • Cortana is coming
    Siri gets some serious competition from Cortana
    It’s been about two and half years since Apple introduced Siri, its pleasant if somewhat neutral voice-activated digital assistant that answers questions posed to iPhones 4S and beyond, as well as iOS7 devices including iPad and iPod Touch...
  • Free iPad hack supercharges 'Siri' with loads of new features
    Free iPad hack supercharges 'Siri' with loads of new features
    A free iPad hack supercharges “Siri” with lots of useful new features, according to an April 18 article in “PCMagazine.” This iPad hack is simple and requires only one minor adjustment in “Settings."“Siri,...
  • Windows Phone 8.1
    Windows Phone 8.1
    There have been a lot of rumors and speculation about Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 release. I have the developers preview and can confirm some if not most of them are true. Microsoft raises their game with huge user interface changes and...
  • Cortana unveiled at Build Conference
    Microsoft introduces Cortana, a new digital assistant for Windows Phones
    MeetCortana, Microsoft's answer for Apple's Siri and Android's Google Now personal assistant service.Microsoft unveiled Cortana publicly at the company's Build conference, which is being held in San Francisco this week. The...
  • ¿Habla español?
    ¿Habla español, Siri (or Sigi)?
    Behindthename.com lists the iPhone/iPad assistant’s nomen, Siri, as being an abbreviated form of Sigrid - meaning beautiful or victory. Presently, Siri’s popularity for naming newborns is centered in Scandavian countries. Thus,...
  • Apple's CarPlay system is essentially iOS for your cars touchscreen
    Apple's CarPlay system is essentially iOS for your cars' touchscreen
    If you use an Apple iPhone, iPad or Mac computer, your next car purchase may be Apple equipped.In case you haven’t heard, Apple announced that leading automakers are introducing CarPlay software in their vehicle line-ups.Apple’s...
  • Nokia Lumia
    Can Cortana save Windows Phone OS?
    Microsoft has let the cat out of the bag concerning Windows Phone 8.1 most prominent feature. Unlike other voice assistant programs out there on the market, Microsoft is borrowing one from a different pedigree. According to The Verge, Microsoft...
  • CarPlay
    Apple unveils iPhone for the car, CarPlay; Merges iOS with dashboard display
    Call it the iPhone on wheels, call it the iOS in the Car, but Apple is taking its show on the road, unveiling its dashboard display venture CarPlay at the Geneva International Motor Show, according to a report today from Fortune.CarPlay, according...
  • Siri
    Court dismisses Siri advertising misrepresentation lawsuit
    It's still not a 100 percent reliable virtual assistant, but as of Friday, AppleInsiderreported, Siri was free of legal issues. On Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Claudia Wilken dismissed -- with prejudice -- a lawsuit that had alleged that...
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