Tag Archives: Siri

Is Siri just novelty feature? NYTimes thinks so

Last year, most of us were unimpressed at Apple’s iPhone announcement. The only thing that was noticeably different compared to the iPhone 4 was a digital assistant, which for many, seemed like a piece of bloatware rather than a useful tool. However, when people did finally get their hands on the iPhone 4S and played around with Siri, people started to…

iOS 6: Most disappointing iOS update yet?

I’m not so sure about that… I’ve been using the beta of iOS 6 since it came out a little over three weeks ago. At first I was excited about the sheer newness of it, but now that I’ve had ample time to use and get acquainted with the new aspects of the operating system, iOS 6 is kind of boring. Well, it’s not boring exactly, it’s just not really much…

Apple sued over Siri-like Chinese patent

Looks like Apple’s team of lawyers is taking a break from filing lawsuits to defend against one. A China-based company called  Zhizhen Network Technology is suing the tech giant for allegedly infringing upon a 2006 patent for a “a type of instant messaging chat bot system.” The lawsuit was filed on June 26 of this year and claims that Apple’s…

Apple gets sued over Chinese version of Siri, Xiaoi Bot

Normally Apple is the one that does the suing, mainly for copyright infringement. It’s getting hard to keep track of every company that’s been sued by the lawsuit goliath. It would probably be easier to keep track of everyone that hasn’t been sued yet. With all the courtroom proceedings happening, it’s a little surprising to see the case this time. Karma…

Navigon updated, adds Google Street view

When it comes to navigation for your iPhone, there are many options floating around in the App Store. Some are better than others, but nonetheless, it can be extremely hard to know where to begin. Navigon has been making a name in the GPS world for a long time. Now with a very successful iPhone app, it’s easy to recommend. Even more so with this awesome…

Apple beats Google, gets injunction against Galaxy Nexus

After months of legal battles, Apple was finally granted a preliminary injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in the U.S. On the heels of Apple’s successful campaign to ban the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Apple has bested Google again this week with California judge Lucy Koh deciding in favor of the Cupertino-based iPhone maker. The U.S. sales…

Google vs Siri, Google gets B+ and Siri gets D

Google and Apple have always had an odd relationship. While always competing with each other, they often needed each other to push forward. Lately the two have been severing ties and going their own way. Apple pulled the first punch by ditching Google Maps and using its own creation. Google sort of swung back with the Nexus 7, but it struck a little low if…

Siri leaks upcoming Apple store plans, Sydney store coming

One thing Apple is known for is secrets. From upcoming products to new software, Apple likes to keep a tight lid on what it’s doing. With rumors going around about a possible new store in Sydney, it was all but confirmed by the iPhone maker. Well…now it has been…sort of. Thanks to Siri, it’s been pretty much concluded that Apple is going to open a…

Rumor: Chevy Sonic, Spark first to bring Eyes Free to market

Eyes free is one of the new features that Apple introduced at WWDC. It is set to fix the problem of having to look down at your phone to use Siri in the car. Basically, Siri will be able to connect to an Eyes Free-enabled car and you’ll be able to access your favorite digital assistant with a one-touch button on the steering wheel. Also, the screen…

LG announces voice assistant called Quick Voice

If you can’t beat em…follow em? That looks to be LGs’ new motto. The tech world has been consistently slow burning in terms of voice assistant related news. Apple revealed upgrades coming to Siri at WWDC and slowly companies have been following the trend. Well right on the tail of a story that talked about Google pushing up its plans for a Siri…