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.
Apple's Siri personal assistant will finally be coming to OS X 10.12 when the OS isreleased later this year, according to a report from 9to5Mac . According to the report, a Siri icon will live in the menu bar in the upper-right corner of the screen along with icons for Spotlight, the Notification Center, and other features.
It's 2016, and that means Apple is gearing up to announce this year's update to its OS X operating system for the Mac. With the last two years seeing a lot connecting and cross-over features between OS X and iOS in the form of Continuity, how could Apple build on that for another year? It seems that virtual assistant Siri is the next logical step, especially after the fact that Microsoft's.
So Apple has clearly enlisted a few writers to come up with canned responses to common Siri queries.Apple's Siri voice assistant is one of the most widely available bots in the world. Most people with an iPhone can ask it questions with the push of a button, and over the years, Apple has used that data to improve Siri.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai thinks we're hurtlingtowards a future where you'll rely on artificial intelligence more than your smartphone.What does an "AI-first" world look like?Google has long useda ton of AI and machine learning in its coreproducts.And, for now,finding ways to become more like a smart assistanton your smartphone is a big focus.
CUPERTINO, Calif.—The new Apple TV and tvOS are mostly superior to the hardware and software they replaced, and they began the work of building the Apple TV into a platform rather than just a streaming box.
Every app on Apple's iPhone App Store has been approved by a live human, which means it can take days or weeks before a developer's app actually goes on sale as Apple works through its list. But Shai Wolkomir, CEO of the Tel Aviv-based mobile startup Elasticode , has been using a hidden way to skip to the front of Apple's app-approval line for years.
In the long, long list of ancient operating systems and software that's been installed on smartwatches, the combination of Windows 95 and the Apple Watch has been missing. Thankfully, developer Nick Lee has put things right. It may take an hour to boot up, but the OS is almost fully functional on the wearable, despite being completely impractical.
Wearables by nature such as Android Wear smartwatches have tiny screens. The screen has to be very small to fit on the wrist, but has to be large enough that the image is easily viewable and you can actually touch the icons. This is why you tend to get apps with very few large icons or buttons on the screen at once so you can see them.
Dag Kittlaus and Adam Cheyer, who created the software behind Apple’s Siri, have spent the last four years building a new digital assistant: Viv.At TechCrunch Disrupt on Monday, Kittlaus finally demonstrated Viv to the public — and it makes Siri look antiquated in comparison.Let’s first get one thing out of the way: Siri is pretty awful to use.
CUPERTINO, Calif.—It's a big day for small phones. Today, Apple announced its anticipated “iPhone SE,” Apple’s first new 4-inch phone since the iPhone 5C and 5S were released in the fall of 2013. The phone is a throwback in a lot of ways.
Apple's Siri may be facing attack from upstarts in the virtual assistant space, but it seems it won't be able to count on one of its few remaining co-creators to help mount a defense. Darren Haas, one of the co-founders of the Siri-creating company that Apple bought back in 2010, has reportedly left the Cupertino firm and followed another former coworker to GE.
Oculus Rift may finally be shipping, but that doesn't mean the company is sidelining its smartphone-based Gear VR, which is due for some big updates in UI and social integration. Over 1m people used Samsung's Gear VR in April, the company says, a milestone which according to Max Cohen, head of mobile at Oculus, arrived much sooner than had been predicted.
We’re only in the first quarter of the year but man, it’s also about to end. After the busy-ness of the CES and the Mobile World Congress, we can anticipate for more individual launches of those products that did not make it to Barcelona. Some companies actually skipped the MWC this year for fear of entering a tight competition.
The first question you might be asking is: What does the Apollo 7 offer that existing products don't? We've already mentioned the main rivals (Bragi Dash and Earin), but to recap, the Dash costs $300 a pair and comes with a mic, fitness-tracking features, a slick app, touch controls, an onboard media player and a host of sensors.
Apple is addressing one of the latest Apple TV 's biggest headaches, with a beta of the newest version of tvOS for the set-top box previewing an extra Siri feature. Currently available to beta testers and registered developers, tvOS 9.2 beta 3 includes a number of hotly-anticipated features like homescreen folder support, but it's one simple usability fix that is likely to interest users the most.
Take a count of how many microphones are around your right now -- your phone, of course, which is probably always listening, and your laptop most likely. Your TV? Perhaps, if it's new enough. Your wireless speaker probably has a microphone, too, for speakerphone functions. Your smartwatch might have a microphone.
Facebook has finally unleashed Messenger Platform , letting developers build chatbots — intelligentsoftwarethat lets you get stuff done just by sending text messages. It's a big moment for chatbots, which tech luminaries like Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and former Evernote CEOPhil Libin praise as the next big thing in computing.