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.
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.
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.
Apple's invitations for their fall event, whichshould include the launch of the iPhone 6S,have been sent. It's bold print at the top reading "Hey Siri, give us a hint" seemed like a fun way to get a big clue. However Siri, in her typical snarky fashion, is not having it. Produced by Justin Gmoser. Follow BI Video: On Facebook
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.
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.
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.
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.
I like my iPhone. I've never considered trading it for another phone. The app selection is great. I've grown comfortable with the way it works. Switching sounds hard. But Apple's email app has had this really annoying bug that finally drove me to my breaking point this morning. Business Insider uses Google's Gmail for our work email, through the Google for Work program.
Just a while ago we looked into the reasons why it wouldn't be in Microsoft 's best interests to suddenly switch to Android as its mobile platform. And then head honcho Satya Nadella dropped the huge bombshell . Microsoft has, for all intents and purposes, stricken off Nokia from its books. This has lead many to conclude Microsoft's surrender in the smartphone market.
Huawei is expected to release a new phone at the upcoming IFA event next month. A lot of companies are set to unveil new products and devices in Berlin this September and Huawei is one of those many brands getting busy with preparation. Last week, a video of thepurportednew Nexus device was leaked .
Usually, when Apple holds a big product announcement, it only lets Mac, iPhone/iPad, or Apple TV users watch the live streamed video. But on September 9th, when Apple is holding its next big event, Microsoft Windows 10 users are invited to the party, too, as first noticed by GeekWire .
On July 1, 2015, New Hampshire became the fifteenth state to adopt a hands-free law that prohibits the use of hand-held electronic devices unless they are supported by a Bluetooth or other hands-free technology.
One of the big features for Windows 10 is the arrival of Cortana, Microsoft's voice-powered virtual assistant, to the desktop. Prior to Windows 10, Cortana was limited to Windows Phone devices, however, with the release of the new operating system, the Siri-like assistant will be coming to Mac's OS X .