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Siri gets smarter in iOS 7, ditches Google for search
As part of Apple's iOS 7 preview, Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue showed off some great new Siri features coming to iOS. As part of the iOS 7 overhaul, Siri has a brand-new interface, voice monitoring, and a results …
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How to Use Google Webmaster Tools to Maximize Your SEO Campaign
Google provides a number of tools for your SEO arsenal. The most obvious is Google Analytics, which offers an in-depth analytics suite to help even the most basic user understand and improve traffic to their website. But Google Webmaster Tools gives …
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Google may not like it, but facial recognition is coming soon to Glass
For more than an hour, I sat for lunch in late May 2013 with Stephen Balaban as he wore Google's new wearable tech. At least three people came by and gawked at the newfangled device, and Balaban even offered to let one woman try it on for herself—she …
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BMW has been refining its ConnectedDrive services for months, but that was apparently just the prelude to greater things: the automaker just outlined a roadmap for 2013 and beyond. The company is rolling out iDrive 4.2 firmware for the 2014 model year that supports web browsing while stopped, iAP Bluetooth control through iOS devices and integration with both Siri Eyes Free and S Voice. The new revision also brings voice search for locations through Google, and a ConnectedDrive Store lets drivers buy services without leaving the car.
There’s more to come in the long run. BMW will add support for Android apps later this year, for a start. It also wants cellular services to be commonplace. Many of its cars will have built-in SIM cards from July onward, and the company expects that cellular access will eventually be standard or near-standard worldwide — certainly in i-series cars, where it’s needed for remote control. About the only catch to the strategy is the current lack of upgrade plans for those with older vehicles. If you’re using a 2013 BMW or earlier, you may have to settle for owning the Penultimate Driving Machine.
Whatever era you call it, post-PC or simply PC plus, the Mac vs. PC war has ignited once again today. In a fresh Windows 8 ad, Microsoft is directly attacking Apple’s iPad on price, an approach it took during the early Vista days with low-priced laptops. It’s also doing it in a way that parodies Apple’s own commercial, complete with Siri’s voice.
Microsoft choses to highlight Windows 8′s side-by-side apps with Live Tiles, PowerPoint, and the $ 449 price of the 64GB ASUS’ VivoTab Smart as the benefits of Windows 8. It casually ignores any strengths of the iPad, while assuming consumers will purchase a comparable 64GB model at $ 699. “Should we just play chopsticks,” quips Microsoft’s ad, with a sequence that mimics the iPad mini commercial….
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My recently-purchased automobile has Bluetooth built-in to let me use my phone hands-free from the steering wheel, as do most vehicles coming off the line brand-new these days. The one problem is that there ’ s no means to trigger Siri utilizing the automobile ’ s default controls, which is an additional unfortunately typical thing for modern-day vehicles and aftermarket Bluetooth stereo kits. But Plano, Texas-based Beanco Modern technology provides an actually simple solution to repair that called the Mobile House, in the most minimalist means possible.
A great deal of devices come through my office, and usually talking, if they have awfully punny names like “ Mobile Residence ” and come from a website that appears like this one, I ’ m inclined to pass on writing them up. But the Mobile Home amazed by how easily it included a much-need function doing not have from my in-car Bluetooth system, without needing me to do anything more than couple a Bluetooth gadget to my iPhone (so long as you ’ ve already likewise coupled your phone with your in-car system).
What it is
A little rectangular black box with what looks like a design copyright-infringing Home button, which acts just the exact same as the one developed into your iPhone device.
Who it ’ s for
Anybody with a car stereo or hands-free system, factory or aftermarket, that enables you to do everything except call up Siri from existing steering wheel-mounted controls.
Exactly what it does
Utilizing either the metal clip mount, or the included Velcro attachment kit, you attach it either to your sun visor or dash, effectively including a nice big Home button to the in-car controls in a place that ’ s simple to reach without taking your eyes off the road. Similar to with the iPhone itself, you long press the Mobile House to bring up Siri, double-click to activate lock display audio controls, and single-click to wake the show. The iPhone sees it as a Bluetooth keyboard, meanings you can ’ t use the on-screen one when it ’ s linked, but that ’ s not something you ’ re ever before supposed to do while driving anyway.
My major problem with the Mobile Home is that it ’ s pricey, at an MSRP of $ 79 (though the “ special launch price ” of $ 59 seems to be pretty permanent). But if this is the one piece that ’ s missing from your ideal in-car hands-free setup, then it does the task better than most, and even includes things like an auto-off feature that suggests the battery lasts in between 6 months and a year under typical use conditions. In some cases looks can be deceiving, and behind Beanco ’ s rather inexperienced discussion, there ’ s a helpful little gadget that does its task merely and well.
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Apple is in court once more in China, protecting another of its items from attack based upon pre-existing cases from a Chinese company. This time around it ’ s Siri, Apple ’ s virtual assistant, that has actually landed it in Chinese legal problem, after last year an additional company took concern with the iPad trademark resulting in a $ 60 million settlement offer.
The claim this time is from Zhizhen Modern technology Co., a Shanghai business that holds a patent for voice awareness software for its “ Xiao i Robotic, ” software that was initially patented back in 2004. Siri, Inc. was established in 2007, after being rotated out of SRI International and before being obtained by Apple in 2010. Zhizhen initially filed suit back in July last year, at which time this video allegedly showing a version of Xiao i Robotic in action on a Lenovo device emerged.
Xiao i Robot can be installed on wise Televisions, and is utilized by countries worldwide in consumer service features, according to an guide from Shanghai Daily published back in June 2012. The tech has actually apparently been used by 360buy. com, in addition to the Chinese government and a number of other business clients.
Zhizhen told says it will ask Apple to “ stop making and selling items using its patent rights, as soon as Apple ’ s violation is verified, ” among its lawyers informed the AFP. Must it be effective, it may likewise seek payment down the road for any damages done by Siri to its financials to date. Apple had actually asked for the case to be dropped, and was declined in that effort, the lawyer said. Today ’ s hearing paves the way for a full trial start in July 2013.
Just recently, Apple has fallen under attack by Chinese media for client service and return policy grievances. The business has actually responded on its main website to reply to some of these attacks, however experts recommend this could possibly be part of an effort to urge more consumption of home-grown technician solutions by Chinese consumers. China likewise recently partnered with Ubuntu developer Canonical to establish a China-specific open source operating system that appears in component designed to wean its IT sector off of foreign-developed software tools.
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The question is not if, but when?
And we may be getting closer, as Apple has listed a job posting looking for a Siri UI Engineer with a few hints at OS X integration.
This isn’t the first we’re hearing of a potential Siri roll out on the desktop level. In November, 9to5mac reported that Siri and Apple maps would be present in the next version of OS X.
The job listing calls for an engineer “responsible for implementing the content that appears within the conversational view.”
“We take every application that Siri interacts with, distill it down to fundamentals, and implement that application’s UI in a theme fitting with Siri. Consider it an entire miniature OS within the OS, and you get a good idea of the scope!” the listing reads.
Yet, no where in the job posting is there mention of iOS specifically. There is, however, mention of Mac OS X. Under key requirements, Apple asks for knowledge of all of Apple’s development APIs (both iOS and Mac OS X), as well as “familiarity with Unix, especially Mac OS X.”
Obviously, the listing is still very ambiguous, but it signals that Apple is beefing up Siri for something new. And as AppleInsider astutely notes, Dictation has already found its way onto the desktop (just like it did on the iPad before Siri showed up in tablet-form).
It all adds up, but we’ll have to wait on Apple’s word before we know for sure.
Great news for Honda fans: the vehicle producer has simply revealed which of its 2013 cars will receive support for Apple’s hands-free extension of Siri, known as Eyes Free. Particularly, the function will be readily available as a dealer-installed choice for the Honda Accord, along with the RDX and ILX from Acura. Mum’s currently the word on software integration, however it’s worth pointing out that the HondaLink infotainment system was formerly revealed to debut on the 2013 Accord, and both the RDX and ILX feature AcuraLink– so, you do the mathematics. Honda’s yet to expose pricing for the kit, however hi, it’s something to haggle about.
Apple is updating its Apple Shop app for iOS, doing its greatest to get rid of any sort of feasible barricades to you spending the max quantity feasible this vacation season. As stated by 9to5Mac, Apple Shop includes Siri support, which while not precisely groundbreaking, appears like a no-brainer. It & rsquo; s good to be able to rapidly look up the rate of a brand-new MacBook Pro, but the implementation has a couple of hiccups. You can & rsquo; t use Siri to search for add-ons, she can & rsquo; t inform you exactly what time your neighborhood Apple Store opens and closes, and while universal cost questions are no issue, specific concerns like “The amount of is a 32GB iPad Mini?” kick you out to web search.
The update additionally lets you buy an Apple gift card for the unique somebody on your list that you …
It’s rare to meet a start-up that is concentrated on creating a business for a globe which does not yet exist. However Anticipate Labs, which today announced a $ 2.4 million round of financing from Google Ventures and Greylock Allies, is doing simply that. company is creating a system that pays attention and comprehends human conversation, then suggests relevant info without being prompted. “As price of hardware falls, we are going to be living in a globe with tablets or flat display pcs on the walls in our bed rooms and kitchen areas,” states Expect Labs creator Timothy Tuttle. “These equipments are going to pay attention to every little thing you state and be able to assist you with right track, map or recipe, without you even needing to ask.”
Smartphone owners …