Ask Ziggy has actually been on the Windows Store for right around a fortnight, but there's an updated version hitting soon that brings an astounding amount of Siri-ness to Microsoft's own Windows Phone 7 platform. Developed by Shai Leib, the app is a free (and even ad-free) program that can "translate human speech into transcribed text.
Here's the biggest question I had leading up to Monday's Apple Watch event: Why? Why do we need a smartwatch? Why do we need to spend between $350 and $17,000 on a device that already does a lot that the $650-plus iPhone already does? Besides being a pretty thing on your wrist, what can the Apple Watch do that will make lives better? After watching Apple's event for over an hour, I didn't see a cl
On July 29th, Microsoft will release themost significant overhaul of its operating system in years when it launches the long-awaited Windows 10. You probably have some questions. So we've prepared some answers.
I didn't mean to ditch my Macbook completely. I just figured thatI'd putthe new operating system through its paces on the Lenovo Yoga 12 laptop-tablet convertible that Microsoft sent me as a test unit. I'd use Windows 10 until something frustrated me so much that I went back to the Mac. I figured it was inevitable.
"If it's not an iPhone," Apple's latest advert for its smartphone points out, "it's not an iPhone." That might be a pretty obvious statement - infamous mimicry notwithstanding - but it comes with a bold statistic. According to Apple, 99-percent of people who own an iPhone, love that phone.
Apple's criminally ignored set-top box is finally getting a major upgrade. The company is planning to announce a new Apple TV at its Worldwide Developer Conference in June,according to Buzzfeed. And yes, sources say it'll pack in just about everything you've been hoping for: arealApp Store, Siri-powered voice commands, and the usual spec bumps (including the new A8 processor and more storage).
Windows running on an Android device? It's possible. Not that we doubtit can never happen but honestly, there is no need, right? But then with Android being an open source platform, developers and the whole Android community can do anything with the platform. A senior XDA developer managed to install Windows 7 on an Asus ZenFone 2 powered by an Intel processor.
There's a saying about things that you could and should. Android, being the open platform that it is, has been used and abused for the craziest things imaginable. OK, maybe running PSX or Mac II on Android Wear still tops the insanity list, but running Windows 7 on an ASUS ZenFone 2 smartphone is definitely a close second.
Apple plans to roll out a new pre-order method just for the Apple Watch, according to blog 9to5Mac . The new system would allow buyers to reserve a casing and band online and try it on in-store before purchasing. This is different than the Personal Pickup system Apple currently offers, which lets you buy your iPhone online and pick it up at an Apple Store in person.
uses voice to command apps, ask for weather updates, news, and stock updates."Today, Microsoft released Cortana — its virtual digital assistant (think Apple's Siri with an attitude) — into a public beta for Android smartphones. Anybody can download and install Cortanato their Android devices , so long as they're okay with the fact that this early version has some limitations.
This has won Larry King a lot of admiration among the common class of Twitter users who make their posts the old fashioned way:The Washington Post article goes into more depth about the former CNN superstar's new career in online media, which has seen him start an Internet video channel called Ora TV that nets him eight million viewers per episode, down from the billion he commanded at his televis
Microsoft has finally said when Windows 10, one of its biggest products in years, will be available: July 29.The release of new operating systems are big milestones for Microsoft since they have the potential to affect so many people, but it’s especially important that the release of Windows 10 goes well. Roughly 1.
Eight years ago Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone to the world, and the world changed. Apple didn't invent the smartphone, but they certainly started the craze. Eight years on, we're having a look at how this quintessential smart device has evolved - where it's been, what it's meant to the industry, and where it's about to go. As always, the next step is the most important for us.
Could home automation integration be the most useful feature of the Apple Watch ? Showing off the new smartwatch during Apple's keynote in San Francisco today, the Cupertino firm put on a demo of how third-party apps - in this case from home security firm Alarm.com - could integrate with the wearable, and give easier access to things like lighting, doors, and garages.
Apple may have been the first to bring a voice-powered digital assistant to smartphones with Siri, but Microsoft followed up in a big way with its own Cortana. Named after the AI companion from the Halo video game series, Cortana has been available on a number of Windows Phone models, and is expected to play a big part in the forthcoming Windows 10.
Still holding out for a larger iPad? Well, you're certainly not alone. Thanks to new details from9to5Mac,it looks like Apple's prepping for a reveal as well. The site has a solid track record when it comes to rumors, and it reports that both hardware and software tweaks are in the works for the12.9-inch slate.
currently turning the wheels in the iPhone 6/6 Plus will also power the next Apple TV. It should be more than enough to play most mobile games and run some of the new functionality rumored to feature in the upcoming Apple TV.