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Amazon Smartphone Rumors Heat Up As Online Retail Giant Acquires Siri Competitor
2013-04-19 14:42:20

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The “smartwatch” and other wearable computing rumors are today´s “smartphone” rumors of the mid-2000s. When Apple finally released the iPhone in 2007, all eyes turned toward Google to release their version. Since then both Amazon and Facebook have been rumored to release their own brand of smartphones. Facebook has gotten the closest to this with Facebook Home and the HTC One, neither of which are...

Yahoo Releases New Weather App And Updated Mail App For Tablets
2013-04-18 14:52:23

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There is no shortage of weather apps available for the iPhone. Likewise, there´s certainly more than a few ways to get your email on an Android or Apple tablet. Yet the new Yahoo, under the direction of CEO Marissa Mayer, has just released two new apps meant to change the way people use these two incredibly common services. Yahoo! Mail for tablets is much the same as it´s been on smartphones but customized for a...

Siri Faces Tough Competition In Spanish Rival Sherpa
2013-04-18 10:30:39

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It´s still in beta, but Apple´s Siri is already a favorite feature for many iPhone users. There are others, of course, who don´t feel the technology is up to snuff. The speech recognition service could only perform a handful of native tasks in the beginning, but Apple is determined to continue expanding its functionality. Google has followed suit with Google Now, a service now baked into most Android devices. In...

One Ring To Rule Them All? Apple Analyst Thinks So
2013-04-04 12:19:49

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Two days after April Fool's Day, one familiar Apple analyst issued a note to investors about the rumored upcoming Apple HDTV. Though Brian White's investors likely aren't surprised to hear that Apple is expected to release a television, they may have been shocked to hear White's predictions about how this television set will be controlled. According to the Topeka Capital analyst, the long rumored Apple TV will ship this fall...

Google Updates Maps For Apple iOS In A Big Way
2013-03-05 15:20:56

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Google has just released version 1.1 of Google Maps for iOS, packing Google contacts compatibility, the ability to switch to kilometers, and an easier way to find common destinations around you. These features are added onto the popular iOS 6 Maps alternative, an Apple app which some claimed kept millions of iPhone users from upgrading to iOS 6. "Google-centric" iOS users will no doubt appreciate the Google contacts...

2013-02-27 04:23:55

LONDON, February 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Don't Panic! 14.8m downloads of iPhone tips overtakes 14m sales of classic novel Tips & Tricks apps - iPhone and iPad Secrets has now outsold Douglas Adams' classic paperback Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by achieving over 14.8 million downloads worldwide compared to 14 million sold of the classic sci-fi comedy novel. As a new smartphone generation grows up it seems the...

2013-02-05 12:30:07

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Expect Labs, a San Francisco startup that is developing a platform to power a new generation of intelligent digital assistants, today announced a partnership with Factual, Inc. Expect Labs' technology platform, the Anticipatory Computing Engine, is the first commercial solution designed to analyze and understand conversations in real-time and proactively find related information. Through the partnership with Factual, the knowledge base of...

2013-01-28 16:23:14

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, today announced its customers using iOS devices now can enjoy the next evolution of movie ticket purchasing through Siri, Apple's intelligent personal assistant that helps you get things done just by asking. This new Siri feature is available on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch running iOS 6.1, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system. (Logo:...

Apple Releases iOS 6.1 Today
2013-01-28 14:39:01

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online iOS 6.1 has officially landed only days after Apple shipped beta 5 to developers for testing. The latest version of iOS 6 brings LTE support for more global carriers, allows users to actually buy movie tickets through Siri via Fandango, and even the ability to download a single song in iTunes Match. Phil Schiller took some time to write about the new features in iOS 6.1 in a press statement today, but he couldn´t start...

How Siri Was Almost An Android
2013-01-25 11:25:11

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online On October 14, 2011, millions of people eagerly waited for their delivery driver to drop off a very special package. For these early-adopting iPhone 4S fans, there were two features to try out immediately: The new 8-megapixel camera and that brand new intelligent voice assistant, Siri. Within hours, people were posting screenshots of Siri´s responses to their questions, both common and nonsensical alike. According to a...