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.
The recent privacy scandal that Samsung 's Smart TVs have brought the issue of privacy and security with such voice-controlled features into the spotlight. But if you thought that Samsung was alone in this behavior, you'd be dead wrong.
"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.
It's fairly easy to locate friends and family if you have an Android oriOS device, but finding your pals with a Windows phone? Not so much, unless you come across the right third-party apps. That may not be a big challenge for much longer. Spanish siteMicrosoft Placehasdetailedan as yet unreleased service, People Sense, that will let you share and track locations with other Windows phone owners.
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.
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.
It has been quite a while since BlackBerry updated its own mobile operating system, but now the wait is over for the BlackBerry faihtful. The company has just announced the launch of BlackBerry 10 version 10.3.1 which, among other things, gives users access to Android apps via Amazon's marketplace.
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.