Tag Archives: Siri

Apple purchases yet another voice recognition company; improved Siri version to come

Siri is a gem – really is! And it’s apparently set to get a lot stronger and more worthy, following Apple’s secretive purchase of yet another voice recognition company – Novauris. The company was founded in 2002 and comes from Dragon Systems, a perhaps better-known company. It’s one of the pioneering forefathers of the modern voice recognition technology…

What Siri can learn from Windows Phone’s Cortana

At Microsoft’s BUILD developer conference today, among other things, the team from Redmond unveiled the latest iteration of their mobile operating system: Windows Phone 8.1. The star of the show was arguably Cortana, Microsoft’s personal digital assistant for Windows Phone. Cynics will say that Cortana is a blatant rip-off of Apple’s own Siri…

5 things I want in iOS 8, a developer’s perspective

Now that we are rolling into April, we are only about 2 full months away from our first glimpses of iOS 8 – that is assuming we see it at WWDC ’14. iOS 8 will more than likely be a refinement of iOS 7 with maybe few UI tweaks – similar to those of iOS 7.1 – and hopefully many backend tweaks. With iOS 7, Apple showed the new direction that it plans to go…

Main Changes in iOS 7.1 – Overview

Cam takes you through the main user interface and feature changes within iOS 7.1. We’ve been keeping an eye on developments for a few months here at TiP. And now that it’s finally official, we know all the added design elements and abilities are here to stay (until iOS 8 at least). Among the new changes are the more rounded UI elements in the phone app,…

Huawei uses knock off Siri to preview devices being announced at MWC

Huawei, the Chinese hardware manufacturer that has made Android phones and tablets in the past, posted a video on YouTube showing off some sneak peaks of devices it is planning to announce at MWC 2014 later this month. The fashion in which it did so is the reason it has landed a spot on this site, however, with the choice of medium being a ripoff of…

Patent shows new Siri photo search capabilitiy

A patent published today has shown how Apple’s helpful assistant Siri may be able to search through digital images on your iDevice. The patent, titled “Voice-based image Tagging and Searching” is based around tags applied to your photos that identify them according to their location, the name of a person, or the contents of the photograph. Once certain…

Yahoo may be working on Siri competitor

Yahoo! Voice Assistant by lamIaml Ever since Siri’s launch alongside the iPhone 4S, voice powered personal assistants have become important in the world of mobile. In addition to Siri, other competitors have emerged, such as Google’s Google Now, which operates on a card-based system. It also appears as if there will be a new competitor coming to the…

Siri improved with iOS 7, but Google Now is catching up according to report

Analyst Gene Munster with Piper Jaffray – the one known for constantly predicting an Apple television – put Siri and Google Now, the two prominent virtual assistants, to the test. With iOS 6, Siri had earned a “C” grade, with the stats from that test being shown alongside the iOS 7 results above. This go around, however, with the new features of iOS 7 and…