Microsoft Once Again Makes Fun Of Siri In New HTC One M8 For Windows Ad

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Microsoft has posted a new ad to promote the HTC One M8 for Windows that runs on Windows Phone 8.1 and comes equipped with Cortana. As you all know, Cortana is Microsoft’s answer to Apple’s Siri and is better in some ways. This is not the first in this series, a previous ad was posted [...]

Microsoft Pokes Fun At Apple’s Siri In New Cortana Ad [VIDEO]

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Earlier today, Microsoft aired a new commercial for their Windows Phone virtual assistant called Cortana. The company announced Cortana at the Build 2014 conference in April as an answer to Apple’s Siri. According to them, Cortana is much better than Siri at accomplishing various tasks. In the new TV ad, Microsoft’s Cortana is compared to Apple’s Siri [...]

Nuance, The Company Behind Siri’s Speech Recognition, Could Be Acquired By Samsung

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Earlier today, the Wall Street Journal reported that Nuance Communications is in talks with Samsung and other firms about the sale of the company. Nuance is the company behind Siri’s speech recognition and also provides imaging tech for Apple, which is also used by the voice assistant. The WSJ has heard from sources that the state of the [...]

Activate Siri Without Touching Your iOS Device Using The OkSiri Cydia Tweak

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A new tweak has been released in Cydia that lets you activate Siri just by saying the phrase ‘Ok Siri.’ No need of holding the Home button, just say Ok Siri or your own activation phrase and Siri will be at your service. The tweak is called OkSiri and once installed, lets you choose the keyphrase, [...]

Apple TV Could Soon Get Siri Support

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You may soon be able to command your Apple TV to play songs, videos and more using Siri. Not on the existing hardware, as the current Apple TV lacks a microphone input, but a future model could support Siri. According to code found in the iOS 7.1 SDK, the Apple TV might soon come with Siri. [...]

Say Hello To Cortana, Microsoft’s Answer To Siri [VIDEO]

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Today, Microsoft unveiled the much awaited Windows Phone 8.1 update at the Build 2014 conference being held in San Francisco. Windows Phone users have been waiting for this update for quite some time and they need to for a few more weeks. Also a part of this unveil was Microsoft’s new personal assistant for Windows [...]

Siri To Soon Be Opened Up To Developers With New SDK For iWatch

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For some time now Apple has been rumored to open Siri up to developers, and now it looks like that time may be coming sooner than later. According to a report from The Information (via TechCrunch) Apple is planning on creating a Siri SDK so developers will be able to integrate their apps with the [...]

Patent Filing Hints Siri Will Eventually Be Able To Search Your Photo Library

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Let’s  be honest, one task that is hard to do on your iOS Device is finding photos within your photo library. If you don’t have very many photos maybe this isn’t an issue, but when your library starts to grow it can become an issue. One solution Apple has to this problem is utilizing Siri [...]

How To Turn Your iPhone Into A Real-Life Pokédex

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The information engine, Wolfram Alpha, was just updated recently to add over 649 Pokémon to its database according to Tuaw. Due to the fact that Wolfram Alpha powers Siri and allows it to make certain informational queries like “how many grams are in a pound,” it also means that Siri will be able to access all of the new [...]

Offline Siri Dictation Could Be Coming To iOS 7 As New Code References Are Discovered

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If you were paying attention to the WWDC 2013 keynote presentation when OS X Mavericks was being talked about you will realize that on under the hood improvement that will be appreciated by users is offline speech to text (Siri dictation). Right now if you use Siri dictation it requires you to be connected to [...]